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slurm_addict
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« on: 10-02-2006 01:25 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2006 01:25 »

which fry do you like more?
buff, parasites lost fry, or flabby, couch patoto fry?
personally, find his flaws endearing...but that's just me.
Dave B

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« Reply #1 on: 10-02-2006 07:01 »

I like the couch potato Fry more, I find him funnier with his comedic laziness  big grin
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #2 on: 10-02-2006 09:30 »

I agree with Dave B. I like him better as a couch patato better.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #3 on: 10-02-2006 15:14 »

I thought Buff!Fry looked really... odd, to be honest.  But I find supermuscle buffness to be a turn off anyway.
fryandlemon

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« Reply #4 on: 10-02-2006 20:47 »

I also find his flaws endearing, but i did enjoy Buff!Fry while it lasted.  wink
Xanfor

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« Reply #5 on: 10-03-2006 08:54 »

 
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Originally posted by TomAllen:

I've kind of narrowed it down to a more practical question.

Suppose you could get an injection that made you smarter and wiser. Maybe you get worms, maybe you get hormones, I don't care.

If you accept such a treatment, are you still you? Are you you, but, like, you++? Or does the treatment alter you so much that you're somebody else?

Myself, I think you're still you, you just took a cheap way to greatness. The rest of us have to improve ourselves, if we choose to, by long, hard work.

I _think_ that's the moral of Parasites Lost. Fry could have taken the easy route; Leela was still seduced from before. But he wanted to be loved as Fry, not Fry++.

This episode is one of the many I hold out as examples that Fry is much wiser, and more heroic, than we think he is.

More than that, "Parasites Lost" is, IMHO, one of the best (strictly speaking) science fiction episodes of Futurama, and for that matter, of any program, of the last twenty years. How do we humans feel about symbiosis? How do we define ourselves -- purely genetically, or by our interactions with other lifeforms? What are the ethical ramifications if Fry had decided to keep the worms, or Leela to have let them be destroyed?

I have vague feelings, but not any grand answers. That's why I love this episode. PL doesn't present any easy answers -- just the feelings and beliefs of its characters.

And that's great science fiction. "Here's a scientific question. Here's how our characters answer it. Now what would you do?"

This is a thread. Here is post concerning the subject matter of this thread. Now what do you think?

SpaceCase

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« Reply #6 on: 10-03-2006 14:30 »

 
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Originally posted by slurm_addict:
which fry do you like more?
buff, parasites lost fry, or flabby, couch patoto fry?
personally, find his flaws endearing...but that's just me.
It is a characterís flaws that make them compelling.
I not only find Fryís flaws endearing, I find them entertaining.
Why do I suddenly feel like Bender?  confused   hmpf
LuvFry

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« Reply #7 on: 10-04-2006 11:00 »

I thought that buff Fry was oddly proportioned... I guess they had to do that to hide his muscles before he ripped his shirt off...

Anywho, I definitley like flabby Fry better, though not as a couch potato:
I loved him in "War is the H-Word" something about a man in uniform...  love
coldangel

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« Reply #8 on: 10-04-2006 11:29 »

From the perspective of a straight male comicbook reader, I say the best incarnation of Fry was hyperspeed Fry in Three Hundred Big Boys. Not only could he move faster than the eye could see, but he was also totally mellow, having broken the caffine barrier into a kind of coffee Nirvana. That was cool.

"I think we were all saved by an orange blur."
slurm_addict
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« Reply #9 on: 10-04-2006 21:09 »

 
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Originally posted by LuvFry:
I thought that buff Fry was oddly proportioned... I guess they had to do that to hide his muscles before he ripped his shirt off...

Anywho, I definitley like flabby Fry better, though not as a couch potato:
I loved him in "War is the H-Word" something about a man in uniform...   love

I totally agree! I loved him in that uniform aswell.

Shiny

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« Reply #10 on: 10-07-2006 03:53 »

I really like him in a tux.

He "cleans up nice."  wink
SpaceCase

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« Reply #11 on: 10-07-2006 12:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
... He "cleans up nice."  wink
I couldnít agree more!
Curses! Beaten to the post - yet again - by Ms. Shiny J. Fangirl!  wink
jle1993

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« Reply #12 on: 10-07-2006 14:27 »

Hmmm, hard one. Couch Fry is cute and funny and loyal and a bit stupid. Buff Fry is cute and funny and loyal and smart.
Couch Fry cleans up nice in a tux or uniform. Buff Fry looks good in anything.
Couch Fry is all Fry, Buff Fry has worms. Which one would I like more. ARRRRRRR I CAN'T CHOOSE!!!
*Hyperventerlates and babbles in gibberish, then collaspes*
Shiny

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« Reply #13 on: 10-08-2006 09:43 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
... He "cleans up nice."   wink
I couldnít agree more!
Curses! Beaten to the post - yet again - by Ms. Shiny J. Fangirl!   wink


Um...sorry?  <ingratiating, hesitant grin>


I also think he looks kinda cute in the little loincloth in "Pharaoh..." so I guess I prefer a Fry who's soft in the middle over a beefstick-Fry. 

(Though I, too, did have the same "Ooo!" reaction Leela did when he ripped off his shirt...and I'm not a muscle buff at all, it was just like...whoa.  Biological instincts went "ping!"  Even for a cartoon...  roll eyes   laff )
master616

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« Reply #14 on: 10-08-2006 12:33 »

i prefer the lazy couch potatoe fry because plain and simply he is more funnier
fryandlemon

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« Reply #15 on: 10-08-2006 13:23 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2006 13:23 »

But what does Leela prefer...

(Credited to: )http://community.livejournal.com/futurama_icons/)

And now that I think of it, I too prefer Fry in a tux    love    tongue

*swoons*
SpaceCase

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« Reply #16 on: 10-08-2006 14:27 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2006 14:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
Um...sorry?  <ingratiating, hesitant grin>
[*SC yells over own shoulder*]
WE LOST SHINY!  wink
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... Though I, too, did have the same "Ooo!" reaction Leela did when he ripped off his shirt...and I'm not a muscle buff at all, it was just like...whoa.  Biological instincts went "ping!"  Even for a cartoon...   roll eyes    laff )
Yep. Itís hard-wired into those soft human brains.
Darn biology!
Quote
Originally posted by jle1993:
Hmmm, hard one. Couch Fry is cute and funny and loyal and a bit stupid. Buff Fry is cute and funny and loyal and smart.
Couch Fry cleans up nice in a tux or uniform. Buff Fry looks good in anything.
Couch Fry is all Fry, Buff Fry has worms. Which one would I like more. ARRRRRRR I CAN'T CHOOSE!!!
So flip a coin-
>.<
DíOH!
Forget I even suggested that... 
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*Hyperventerlates and babbles in gibberish...
You love a parade?
Your student loans have been repaid?
Your new blouse is a brocade?
Your middle name is ďKincade?Ē 
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... then collaspes*
[*jle1993 "collaspes" into SC*]
m So GlAd I wAs HeRe To BrEaK yOuR fAlL...
Ow...   wink
jle1993

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« Reply #17 on: 10-08-2006 14:51 »

*wakes up and sees SpaceCase*
What are you doing down there?
It was my fault?
Sorry SpaceCase
Although, that fall cleared my mind. I pick normal Fry, the buff Fry is just a cheap sexy hot imatation.
*swoons at mental image*
LuvFry

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« Reply #18 on: 10-08-2006 15:34 »

I forgot about the tux! He does clean up nice, doesn't he?  love
slurm_addict
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« Reply #19 on: 10-08-2006 16:04 »

LuvFry - looking at your Icon...I must say, fry with sideburns isn't too bad either...and he's cute in the 70's, disco get-up.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #20 on: 10-08-2006 18:45 »

I like 'couch potato' Fry the best.  Especially when Bender is by his side.  Although, I've always thought Fry's chunkiness was a cover-up, anyway.
Dave B

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« Reply #21 on: 10-08-2006 19:01 »

Wow all these females falling over Fry  big grin lucky guy lol  smile
slurm_addict
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« Reply #22 on: 10-08-2006 21:20 »

Dave B,
we females never get "hot" cartoon characters to lust over. lol... it's much easier to compile a list of female cartoon characters that are hot/crush-worthy.

KurtPikachu2001,
I don't think fry is chunky so much as he just has really really bad posture. It's a known fact that you can make yourself look 10 pounds less just by standing properly. hunched posture is generally a sign of insecurity also.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #23 on: 10-08-2006 23:47 »

Concerning Fry and tuxes: for me, it really depends on which one he's wearing.  That one from AFtR, for instance, was just ghastly.  Very Fry, but very... "bleagh."

I'm a fan of this look, too:



@ Dave B: slurm_addict already covered it, but I have to add that in this show, our pickings are pretty slim.  We're taking what we can get here....
fryandlemon

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« Reply #24 on: 10-09-2006 00:54 »

Ooh, another hot male cartoon character that's lustworthy is Dimitri from Fox's Anastasia... *sigh*  love

Anyways, back on Futurama, I agree that the tux from AFtR was not very flattering.  The tux from future stock was though, despite presence of yellow tie..
jle1993

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« Reply #25 on: 10-09-2006 11:45 »

Fry+Tux=Swoon
SpaceCase

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« Reply #26 on: 10-09-2006 13:17 »

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    Originally posted by fryandlemon:
    ... I agree that the tux from AFtR was not very flattering.  The tux from future stock was though, despite presence of yellow tie..
    I take it you refer to this (these?):

     

     

     
    • Yellow ties were considered "power ties" in the '80's.
    • Not to be picky, but thatís not a tux, itís a two-piece suit.
    • And he does look professional in it doesnít he?  wink
    And why's he wearing a belt, AND SUSPENDERS?  confused
    fryandlemon

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    « Reply #27 on: 10-09-2006 13:24 »

    YES!  Those were the one's I was referring to wink love

    And just because they were considered "power ties" at one point in time, doesn't mean i have to like them.  tongue
    jle1993

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    « Reply #28 on: 10-09-2006 13:27 »
    « Last Edit on: 10-09-2006 13:27 »

    Wow, he looks good in those *swoons*
    SpaceCase

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    « Reply #29 on: 10-09-2006 14:47 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by fryandlemon:
    ... And just because they were considered "power ties" at one point in time, doesn't mean i have to like them.   tongue
    Liking them is optional; I mention it as explanation, not defense.
    But Shiny's right; he does clean up well, duzzn'he?  wink
    LuvFry

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    « Reply #30 on: 10-09-2006 22:20 »

    Hmmmmm....

    I can't decide when I like him best, now. You've all brought up so many good pics and memories...

    Well, I'll just say I LuvFry, and leave it at that wink

    (Come on, it was too cheesy to not use)
    Shiny

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    « Reply #31 on: 10-10-2006 08:29 »
    « Last Edit on: 10-10-2006 08:29 »

     
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    Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:
    Concerning Fry and tuxes: for me, it really depends on which one he's wearing.  That one from AFtR, for instance, was just ghastly.  Very Fry, but very... "bleagh."

    Really?  I kinda liked the powder blue.  Very "high school prom."    cool

     
    Quote
    I'm a fan of this look, too:



    Oooo baby yes.  I forgot about that.  I've always adored the "blazer over turtleneck" look.  And brown is such a great color for Fry.   love


    [Shiny goes digging for some Man from UNCLE pics...

    Illya Kuryakin + (turtleneck x blazer) = SWOOOON... ]
    SpaceCase

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    « Reply #32 on: 10-10-2006 14:05 »

     
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    Originally posted by Shiny:
    Really? I kinda liked the powder blue. Very "high school prom."
    There, I couldn't disagree more.
    Whenever I see a man wearing a pale-blue tuxedo, I think he belongs in a Moose-lodge playing a polka on his accordion for some doofus' wedding reception...

    Care for a cabbage roll, and a cup of coffee?  wink
    jle1993

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    « Reply #33 on: 10-10-2006 14:30 »

    Cabbage, urgg. Coffees good though, give me coffe *hands start shaking* please give the coffee NOW
    fryandlemon

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    « Reply #34 on: 10-10-2006 19:24 »
    « Last Edit on: 10-10-2006 19:24 »

    Cabbage rolls are awesome!  So's Fry in this:

      love 

    Wonder if he'll ever become this good at the holophoner again...
    Unlucky13

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    « Reply #35 on: 10-11-2006 20:58 »

    buff fry is totally overrated, i mean, he isn't really fry, and what could possibly be better than fry?
    fryandlemon

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    « Reply #36 on: 10-12-2006 20:20 »

    Buff Fry looks pretty messed up and unproportioned in this framegrab...

     no no

    If it was a choice between this Buff!Fry and normal flabby Fry, flabby Fry would win no question tongue.
    SonicPanther

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    « Reply #37 on: 10-13-2006 11:55 »

     
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    Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:

    I'm a fan of this look, too:



    ...YES[/b]! *goes all fangirl*
    SpaceCase

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    « Reply #38 on: 10-13-2006 13:07 »

     
    Quote
    Originally posted by fryandlemon:
    Buff Fry looks pretty messed up and unproportioned in this framegrab...
    [Image]
     no no

    If it was a choice between this Buff!Fry and normal flabby Fry, flabby Fry would win no question  tongue.
    I donít think that image is a fair comparison: It was a sales ploy used to sell menswear by false representation.
    Perhaps this is less misleading:

    Officer 1BDI

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    « Reply #39 on: 10-13-2006 15:41 »

    I don't care which picture is thrown at me: buff!Fry still creeps me out. 

    I like my guys squishy and huggable, or at most moderately toned.
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