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KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #40 on: 10-17-2004 12:57 »

I think Fry's most intellegent moment was when he helped the Nibbloians save the earth.
Yuki_in_space

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« Reply #41 on: 10-17-2004 15:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-17-2004 15:15 »

But don't you think he only knew that because the worms had increased his intelligence?

I was referring to Nibblonian's example of Fry knowing what a Medulla Oblongata is in "Parasites Lost".
frycutiepie

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« Reply #42 on: 05-21-2006 05:19 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2006 05:19 »

I gust loved it when he ternd round when he had finaly got to his 100th cup of coffie he looked so cute.  love   love   love
Shiny

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« Reply #43 on: 05-22-2006 02:47 »

Maybe I'm just weird, but I think one of Fry's smartest moments was in "Cryogenic Woman"....

When he said (well, whispered) "I'm leaving you!"

For Fry, realizing that, trapped as he was in a bleak post-apocalyptic wasteland, when his only companion was an attractive woman willing to have sex with him, that he was better off alone than with her, was pretty damn smart.  Some people never get that smart...even though they're not stuck in a bleak post-apocalyptic wasteland.

I'm just sayin'.

(Oh, yeah, and hi again, everybody.  big grin )
Arkan

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« Reply #44 on: 05-22-2006 07:11 »

[Randy]Shiny's back![/Randy]
 big grin

Uh...I hope you wouldn't think it evil of me to ask whether there's another update on the way...?
Xanfor

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« Reply #45 on: 05-22-2006 07:30 »

No, just annoying.  wink

Sorry, couldn't resist that one.

Arkan

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« Reply #46 on: 05-22-2006 09:21 »

Aw, man!  frown

Oh, by the way, I agree with everything Shiny just said.
And also, I just remembered Fry's line in TBOIC:
"So, where's Captain Bender? Off catastrophising some other planet?"
Not even sure if it's a real word, but still, it's a pretty big one. (And I like his chuckle after it  smile.)

I do think Fry really is dumb. However, I think that if it wasn't for the effect of the missing delta wave, he could be fairly intelligent, or at least average. But his brain just works in a different way to everyone else's, so maybe sometimes some hidden information (or vocabulary) just pops out. Whenever he's being heroic and selfless, however, I think he's working mostly on intuition and instinct. He never stops to think about what he does, so I don't think he's quickly forming genius plans in that head of his; he's just doing what feels right.

Some of that was in response to those other threads linked on the previous page, since I didn't really want to post in all of them; this seemed like the main one.

And there is my opinion.  smile
Xanfor

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« Reply #47 on: 05-22-2006 09:54 »

You know, the delta brainwave actually exists. I believe it's the brain wave of sleep.
And I don't think Fry's dumb. I think he's just lazy. Not that he means to be, but look at the time he grew up in! And no one in the future seems to want to help him understand and fit into the 'new world'. No, they just assume that he'll understand it right away.
And perhaps he was pushed down like this in his time too. Perhaps he eventually just lost all hope in ever improving himself in any way. (Except for Leela!)

@Arkan: No offense intended.  wink

Arkan

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« Reply #48 on: 05-22-2006 18:00 »

Hey, none taken at all. You're just expressing your opinion, like I did mine.  smile

And yeah, I found that out about the delta brainwave too. I was astounded, I say, astounded!
Xanfor

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« Reply #49 on: 05-22-2006 18:23 »

Yippe, I'm right!

Oh, and then wasn't my opinion, it was a joke. (Just so you know...)

Benders_Fan

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« Reply #50 on: 05-22-2006 18:44 »

I don't think Fry has ever had an intellegent moment.lol
Xanfor

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« Reply #51 on: 05-22-2006 19:07 »

Tell that to frycutiepie. And to me. I'm not sure I heard you correctly. Wait a second...
I'm all messed up today...
Seriously, I think he just doesn't apply himself. And it's not like a his friends do a lot to encourage him. (Take that, Bender! Oops, gotta watch who I'm talking to...)

Notice how Leela motivates him without meaning to.

Shiny

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« Reply #52 on: 05-23-2006 01:50 »

Fry has many intelligent moments...like Bill and Ted of the most excellent adventures, he HAS a brain in there, but it spends most of its time in a blissful state of non-activity.  This is indistinguishable from "stupidity" on the surface.

But, like King Arthur who sleeps in Avalon, in moments of crisis it will rouse itself from its slumber to burst forth upon the foes who menace his home and friends and save the day; and then, its quest complete, it retires again to its sleep of aeons and timeless dreams.  Naughty nerdy dreams, no doubt, but eh, I'll bet Arturius Rex has the odd mental romp about Guinivere and her handmaidens from time to time as well.

Which reminds me - the delta brain wave is the wave of sleep, yes, but specifically of deep sleep, the deeper-than-REM stages in the dead of night.  I wonder if Fry's brain runs on idle a lot while he's awake because he doesn't get the same level of rest that the rest of the universe does...

Interesting.  Oh, wait, the other thing - tedious.

And as for updates...gee, Arkan, I thought if I posted outside the Fanfic forum I could avoid that sort of inquiry for a little while at least.  Oh, well.  The short answer is no, not yet.  I just got my new (used) computer, give me a while to catch up on my heavy backlog of mindless surfing serious research first.   wink
Arkan

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« Reply #53 on: 06-14-2006 12:06 »

Hey, sorry to bump the thread but you know what they say: "You gotta do what you gotta do!" And, yes, that applies to bumping threads.

Well, I was watching ALoHO the other day, and Fry seems pretty darn on the ball* throughout the whole thing. I don't think he has a dumb line in there, and he does a good job of teaching the Signoids how to sell pizza, Earth-style!

I apologise, I really do; I couldn't resist. I just thought it was impressive.  smile

* big grin
Pedro La Loco

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« Reply #54 on: 06-15-2006 02:09 »

I Dated A Robot when he says that crap about the shoe store
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #55 on: 08-10-2006 15:32 »

Hmm. Maybe it wasn't his SMARTEST moment, but realizing that if he threw the spear in front of the cart would make it get off the track in TSHL was pretty smart.At least, for Fry. I never would have thought of that... no no His most intelligent moment would have to be conductuing the Opera. I could never do that either! cry
Invader Jenny

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« Reply #56 on: 08-10-2006 18:03 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2006 18:03 »

Fry isn't stupid.  Some times he does stupid things, but who here hasn't?

He's just a lazy guy who, it sounds like, didn't grow up in a "supportive" home.  His parents kept him out of school when he was kid (but we do know that he eventually did go to high school), and who felt it was a waste of tax payers money to conduct a police investigation looking for him.  I don't think they spent much time in homework sessions.

He has the capasity to be very smart, but lacks any real motivation to persue it.  Only when Leela is there to inspire him (flying the ship, writing an opera) does his real talent come through.
And remember, those robot hands were only there so he could keep up with the holophoner.  The lyrics and musical cords were all from Fry himself.  That says a lot.

Also, the line he says "Wouldn't a solid gold fiddle sound crummy and weigh hundreds of pounds?"  Damn, I took chemistry and geology and still didn't put 2 and 2 together on that one.  Nice catch Fry.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #57 on: 08-10-2006 22:11 »

Ha! 'supportive!' the house was a mess, the parents didn't give a damn... :nono:you are very right, Invader. also right when it comes to his intelligence. Never thought of it that way before. hmmm. Well, let's hope he can become motivated without losing any of his cute childishness.  wink
Invader Jenny

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« Reply #58 on: 08-11-2006 17:21 »

 
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Originally posted by KitKatBar-Fry:
Well, let's hope he can become motivated without losing any of his cute childishness.   wink


I don't think that is possible.  *secretly marries Fry*
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #59 on: 08-14-2006 15:55 »

Is too. I'm motivated and I can be cute when I want to be. *puts on cheesiest smile*

You? Marrying Fry? NO! *Pushes Invader Jenny out of the way* shoo! he's mine!  wink
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #60 on: 08-16-2006 15:13 »

Sorry to break up your fight over Fry's love, but i think that Fry is lazy, but he can also formulate some kind of plan if he needs to.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #61 on: 08-16-2006 19:14 »

Love for Fry? *looks around quickly* who said that? hehe?...
no, i'm just kiddin. he's fictional, and I can accept that. unlike SOME people *sneers at Invader Jenny*. besides, i am FAR too young anyways. tongue

formulate plans, huh? i guess he can. like when he beat the big brain, as has been said before.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #62 on: 08-17-2006 09:04 »

Yeah...well, it took a couple tries for him to beat that big cranium.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #63 on: 08-17-2006 10:48 »

but the important thing is he did.
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #64 on: 08-17-2006 10:51 »

Yeah...I really didn't get that part of the episode.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #65 on: 08-17-2006 12:19 »

it was a little confusing
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #66 on: 08-17-2006 18:06 »

When he got rid of the worms. Very smart, in an idiot sort of way.
KitKatBar-Fry

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« Reply #67 on: 08-17-2006 21:47 »

that was out of love. and love can make you do stupid things. but then, sometimes those stupid things can be very smart. of course, thats only what i see in movies and junk.
Armando Cruz #6

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« Reply #68 on: 08-20-2006 15:57 »

My favorite Lucid Fry line of all time from Cyber House Rules: "No, I'm not jealous! Oh wait, I am. But my point remains valid!"

This was when he was explaining to Leela that Adlai was only dating her because she had two eyes. He was right, and he was able to acknowledge his own feelings about the situation without undermining the larger point.

Note also that Fry's smartest moments are usually also Leela's dumbest moments.
KitKatBar-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #69 on: 08-22-2006 02:07 »

sometimes. although him being smart when beating the big brain and her being stupid, it wasnt her fault she was dumb-ified...
Futurama Llama

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« Reply #70 on: 08-23-2006 01:52 »

So it as almost as if Fry can only be smart when Leela is dumb... They are meant to be!

One of my "intelligent" fave moments is when he tries to get the dollar with the rake on TLotF, that was actually a pretty good idea. He should've taken off the metal first, though.
Xanfor

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« Reply #71 on: 08-23-2006 06:55 »

Ok, how's this: In AOI1, Leela states that 'First I killed one person, and then I had to kill another, and another!' Fry then replies 'Well, that explains the first three killings.' How true! Leela's murder of Farnsworth only explains Hermes's and Bender's deaths, not Amy's! But how does Fry know that?

TomAllen

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« Reply #72 on: 08-23-2006 08:09 »

Oh, come now.  Fry was in the accusing parlor when first Cubert, then Scruffy, then Nibbler were skewered by "someone" in the dark.  Although it bored him.

Amy's murder is implied in Zoidberg's explanation, but Fry doesn't need to infer it.  The other murders are enough to explain why he knows there were other deaths.  That is, beyond Farnsworth, Hermes and Bender.

*Munch munch*  Want some lobster?

shinyass

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« Reply #73 on: 08-23-2006 08:15 »

Sure. You know, i might have the know-abouts of these killings
Shiny

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« Reply #74 on: 08-23-2006 08:43 »

I think it was just wordplay..."I killed one person on impulse, then I had to kill another, and another!"  That accounts for three people.  We're supposed to fill in the "and so on and so on" at the end of Leela's sentence, but Fry takes it literally.  I thought it was a hilarious subversion of a standard dialog trope.
TomAllen

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« Reply #75 on: 08-23-2006 08:50 »

Well, spluh.  Of course it's a hilarious subversion of a standard dialog trope.  I simply wanted to extend the comic conceit into an internally consistent, canonical reconstruction.

Doy!

*Starts walking toward the Angry Dome.*
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #76 on: 08-23-2006 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:
Well, spluh.  Of course it's a hilarious subversion of a standard dialog trope.  I simply wanted to extend the comic conceit into an internally consistent, canonical reconstruction.

Doy!

*Starts walking toward the Angry Dome.*


...but...it's funny that Fry just takes it literally....   frown

Don't be mad...I'm sorry.

Please don't hit me with a stick.  cry
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #77 on: 08-23-2006 20:56 »

The title of this thread is misleading. It should read - "Fry's less stupid moments"

Stupid is all Fry's got. Fortunately he's very good at it. Any moment of intelligence is a case of bad script writing.*

*Not actually my opinion
Xanfor

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« Reply #78 on: 08-24-2006 04:56 »

Don't worry, Shiny. When people keep prancing up to me trying to slap minnows in my face, I don't hit them with a stick. I use a trout.

wink )

Shiny

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« Reply #79 on: 08-24-2006 08:01 »

Oh!  Good.  smile


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