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RCS

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« on: 11-10-2004 23:39 »

I was watching through my DVDs today, and on episode 3ACV15, when Fry had to get new hands, something occured to me.  If he can just go to Handcrafters and get hands, wouldn't he have been able to get better hands for playing the Holophoner in 4ACV18, instead of making a deal with the Robot Devil?  Just some food for thought, while I thought of food...   big grin


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Mallzie

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« Reply #1 on: 11-10-2004 23:51 »

Um.....uh.....maybe hand replacement  was no longer covered by the Planet Express health plan   confused
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 11-10-2004 23:54 »

I don't think that would help.  Those hands basically blended with his DNA becoming his new hands and thus become as clumsy as Fry.  The Devil's hands are made of metal and thus wouldn't adapt to his DNA and thus maintain their talented ability.
Jicannon

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« Reply #3 on: 11-10-2004 23:54 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2004 00:00 »

He only agreed to getting robot hands so Bender wouldn't lose respect for him and punch him. Robo-peer pressure.
RCS

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« Reply #4 on: 11-11-2004 00:53 »

Heh, robo-peer pressure.  I like that.

Concerning Orama's theory, if it was that case, then it would not be "stupid fingers" that would've been causing the problem, because Fry was capable of using his normal hands to play the holophonor correctly in a previous episode.  Therefore, it would have to be a mental thing.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #5 on: 11-11-2004 07:09 »

By "in previous episode," I assume you mean in "Parasites Lost" ... at which time he had the worms.  And not only did they cure his stupid Fry problem, but probably also cured his stupid fingers problem.  When he chased the worms out, and damaged his brain in the process, he pretty much reverted to exactly his old self.
Bones

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« Reply #6 on: 11-11-2004 07:44 »

Although, I have wondered why he never bought himself new robotic hands.. Oh right, minimum wage creating a problem there you think?
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« Reply #7 on: 11-11-2004 11:50 »

I'd imagine the Robot Devil's hands would be a lot better than any other human/ robot hands. Look at all the cool stuff they can do.
RCS

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« Reply #8 on: 11-11-2004 14:54 »

Zoidberg227, good point.  I didn't think of that, since they were capable of healing him all over his body, IE the pipe segment.  Although, he could've gotten other hands, other than going to the robot devil, but that's Bender's "wisdom", I guess.   big grin
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #9 on: 11-11-2004 15:08 »

I thought this thread would be about how Fry could have dismantled Beezlebot with his uber-hands and kept both the hands and Leela.
Wooter

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« Reply #10 on: 11-11-2004 15:45 »

The "worms fixing hands" hypothesis seems to work. They fixed his "stupid fingers," but then later, he got his hands bitten off by a very well drawn T-rex. Handcrafters then cloned him a new set, just like his natural, non-worm-enhanced hands. After all the worms only altered Fry physicly, and left hid DNA intact.

It has been shown that the worms can fix the body, seeing how in "Fry and the Slurm Factory" he was steralized with the F-ray, but in "Parasites Lost" the microscopic Zoidberg robot rode on of Fry's sperm, and in "Roswell That Ends Well" he impregnated his grandmother.

Eeeewww.... Granny sex  puke

Though she did look pretty good at first   flirt
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #11 on: 11-11-2004 16:30 »

Is there such a term as GILF?

It could also be that Fry's new hands after the T-Rex incident didn't have all of the nerve and muscle endings connected properly. I'm not sure whether Stupid Fingers are caused by genetics, or whether new DNA would replace the original hands' DNA.

New theory: the hands Fry got were grown from his own cells, which is why it took about an hour. The colour difference was due to the rapid growth, precipitated by an energy field which also emitted tanning rays.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #12 on: 11-11-2004 20:56 »

Stupid fingers would be due to poor motor skills, hand-eye coordination, whatever. That's why he knocked over Leela's lamp in Parasites Lost.

But with the Robot Devil's hands, he's got better hand-eye coordination... I think. You can improve motor skills through practice, like playing guitar or something. Or of course, take someone else's hands.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #13 on: 11-11-2004 21:26 »

The reason Fry has crappy fine manual dexterity ("Stupid Fingers" ) is a mental defect, akin to dysgraphia (like dyslexia, but with writing, not reading.)

Fry's mental problems, just so you know include, but are not limited to: Stupid Fingers, ADD, and poor long term memory.  At least the second two could theoretically be caused by lacking a delta brainwave.  I'll explain that further if anyone cares.

In Parasites Lost, Fry can play because the worms upgraded his nervous system, eliminating pretty much all of his cranial issues.

In TDHAIP, the hands (being robotic) have some built-in intelligence, so it makes up for the fact that Fry's brain is crappy at controlling them.  That's my theory.

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« Reply #14 on: 11-12-2004 06:26 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
I thought this thread would be about how Fry could have dismantled Beezlebot with his uber-hands and kept both the hands and Leela.

Well he could have, but then that would be a form of breaking one's word and Fry is some kind of an honest moron.

Also, it seems like limbs in this show have some sort of distributed knowledge. The bad touching, Bender theiving, Beezlebot strangling... The Robot Devil hands probably won't go about and attempt to destroy the Robot Devil (though even killing their host is fair game), and they would be able to override Fry's stupid fingers.
RCS

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« Reply #15 on: 12-06-2004 13:09 »

I'm glad this topic is still up.  It just hit me, last night.  Robots are recycled when they're broken, right?  Why didn't Fry just try to find suitable hands from a broken robot.  I mean, in an age where Farnsworth has atomic supermen, modifying nerve endings to operate a pair of robotic hands would be possible.


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« Reply #16 on: 12-06-2004 15:28 »

It probably never occured to Fry that he would need robot hands until the point where the Robot Devil suggested it.
winna

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« Reply #17 on: 12-06-2004 17:21 »

A lot of the logic in Futurama doesn't technically make sense.  Pine trees being extinct for instance.  One would think with all this science, someone could just map out the dna for a conifer and bring back the trees up.... TREES UP!
RCS

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« Reply #18 on: 12-06-2004 19:55 »

Well, maybe the combination of global heating and nuclear winter caused took the trees down... TREES DOWN!

  big grin


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