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Dave B

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« on: 12-24-2006 05:41 »

Has anyone else noticed how many times Fry is dissected and/or butchered in Futurama, much more than anyone/thing else  tongue e.g. His head being gruesomly ripped of his body in 'Put your head on my shoulder', Fry's hands being eaten by a T Rex, Fry's arm having been chopped off in Claw Plaque, Fry's head and limbs again being dissected at the end of WMIBACIL, Fry's hands being cut off and swapped for the Robot Devil's etc!

Have the Futurama crew got something against 20 odd year old males, a general passion for killing or what  big grin??? When will they leave the poor fella alone, however hillarious  smile  smile  smile.

What are your thoughts and feelings on this subject?

Brain: It appears we are in the presence of the fabled one, but without his Scooty-Puff Jr he cannot escape ha ha ha, huh!

Brain: A quantum-interphase bomb, are you insane in the membrane!?

Fry: You got it poindexter!

jle1993

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« Reply #1 on: 12-24-2006 05:55 »

I think that Fry get the worst of it because its easier for them to ppick on a dumb guy from the 20th century then say, a cyclops that could kick their asses or a robot that could bend them, so on and so forth
Fry_GIRL

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« Reply #2 on: 12-24-2006 08:29 »

Also, remember when Fry wants gills instead of lungs, and they almost do it but Leela saves him?
Fry_GIRL

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« Reply #3 on: 12-24-2006 08:31 »

Also, I agree with jle1993
Dave B

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« Reply #4 on: 12-24-2006 10:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Fry_GIRL:
Also, remember when Fry wants gills instead of lungs, and they almost do it but Leela saves him?

Yeah I was going to say that but he wasn't actually dissected  tongue lol
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #5 on: 12-24-2006 13:15 »

Fry's pretty much an easy target when it comes to danger and trouble.  I agree with jle1993 with the fact that since he's from the 20th Century and he's dumb as well. 
fryandlemon

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« Reply #6 on: 12-24-2006 13:38 »

In one writers commentary they said that the rule was, Fry looses his limbs, while Leela looses her senses (sight, hearing...)
jle1993

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« Reply #7 on: 12-24-2006 15:38 »

Maybe something will happen like, Fry loses a limb defending Leela, and she loses her senses and starts dating him.

Or is that she gains her senses?
fryandlemon

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« Reply #8 on: 12-24-2006 16:27 »

lol, nice jle1993, I like that theory!  Or just about any theory that ends up with Fry/Leela living happily ever after.
Shiny

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« Reply #9 on: 12-26-2006 20:41 »

I think it's just that getting things chopped off is funny in a cartoon.  Matt Groening said he liked that (for example) the T Rex eating off Fry's hands, and a scene later he's exiting "Handcrafters", is like old Warner Bros cartoons where Elmer Fudd or Daffy loses an extremity, but a scene later its back - only in Futurama there's a technological explanation rather than it just being "Toon logic."
coldangel

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« Reply #10 on: 12-26-2006 23:18 »

He also lost his teeth (Fry & the Slurm factory), hair (Luck of the Fryish), nose (Spanish Fry), and spleen (The Sting).

Yes, Fry's a little like Daffy Duck getting his beak blown off by a shotgun at point blank range and then putting it back on with a sour look on his face. He's that pissweak-yet-indestructible cartoon character who can get the living crap blasted out of him and keep getting up for more.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #11 on: 12-27-2006 06:58 »

Bender has been a bit bashed up himself - he had his head knocked off in 'Love & Rocket' he had his arms fall off in 'Space Pilot 3000', 'Bender Gets Made' and 'Bendless Love'. He also Fell to peices when the people from the cryogenics lab beat him up in 'How hermes requisishioned his groove back' He was beat up a bit in 'Raging bnder' too. That's all i can think of but i am sure there is more  smile
coldangel

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« Reply #12 on: 12-27-2006 07:00 »

Something of Bender's falls off or is damaged in nearly every episode.
Dave B

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« Reply #13 on: 12-27-2006 10:30 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2006 10:30 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Something of Bender's falls off or is damaged in nearly every episode.

But Bender is a robot and so his parts are detachable so its a little more Ok for it to happen to him, but Fry a human being "wrapped in a greasy T-Shirt" is a lot more fatal if things happen to him hence why I called it an 'unhealthy' obsession when the fatalities occur to Fry.

Also @ coldangel: Oh yeah his nose! How could I forget about that one its like the entire orientation of Spanish Fry... Doyyy lol   tongue, further proving Fry is Matt Groening's animated punching bag   big grin

Brain: It appears we are in the presence of the fabled one, but without his Scooty-Puff Jr he cannot escape ha ha ha, huh!

Brain: A quantum-interphase bomb, are you insane in the membrane!?

Fry: You got it poindexter!

Shiny

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« Reply #14 on: 12-27-2006 11:35 »

Perhaps because Fry is so easygoing he's almost comatose most of the time, it takes something like amputation to shake him up and get some emotional angst going.

Plus, a limb hitting the ground with a splat like a dropped rib roast is unexpected...and therefore funny (in animation, anyway). 

But I don't understand "p!$$-weak but indestructable."  Resilience IS a form of strength.

(Or are you saying his p!$$ is weak because he drinks American beer?  tongue )
coldangel

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« Reply #15 on: 12-27-2006 20:06 »

No, because he gets hacked to pieces easily and frequently, as opposed to being the one doing the dismembering.
Decapodian

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« Reply #16 on: 12-30-2006 04:58 »
« Last Edit on: 12-30-2006 04:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Dave B:
 further proving Fry is Matt Groening's animated punching bag     big grin

But in the future the punching bags fight back....
See Why must I be a Crustacean in love if you dont beleive me.

Has anyone noticed that Zoidberg has cut the most body parts off him?

Twilight is quite possibly the worst popular book ever written.
coldangel

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« Reply #17 on: 12-30-2006 05:02 »

I blew Zoidberg in half in my first fan-fiction.
He was okay though. They taped him back together.
Decapodian

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« Reply #18 on: 12-30-2006 05:12 »

Really?
Just like in RTEW. What happened to Zoidy in that ep was way worse then what happened to Fry.
coldangel

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« Reply #19 on: 12-30-2006 05:18 »

Zoidberg, however, appears to have multiple inbuilt redundancy.
BeanBeanBean!

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« Reply #20 on: 12-30-2006 13:11 »

Yeah Zoidberg seems to able to get hacked up and have missing body parts and he finds it a bit of a laugh.
Dave B

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« Reply #21 on: 12-30-2006 18:24 »
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lol yeah I love the scene in RTEW when the ship is flying away from Roswell and he is litterally holding his organs in place while they are flying off   laff... Funny stuff   smile
Decapodian

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« Reply #22 on: 12-30-2006 21:00 »

How would you be able to kill him then?
He seems even more invulnerable then Fry
BeanBeanBean!

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« Reply #23 on: 12-31-2006 09:24 »

Stick him in the time ageing pool.
Dave B

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« Reply #24 on: 12-31-2006 12:41 »

 
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Originally posted by BeanBeanBean!:
Stick him in the time ageing pool.

Yep!  smile

"Takes all kinds..."  big grin
Writer unit32

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« Reply #25 on: 01-02-2007 15:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2007 15:56 »

   
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Originally posted by Decapodian:
How would you be able to kill him then?

Beat him to death with a crowbar.  big grin
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #26 on: 01-02-2007 16:13 »

Did any1 find it a bit odd the when zoidy fakes his death after leela saying he missed an organ that no-one cared?
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #27 on: 01-02-2007 18:04 »

That was the best gag in the whole film, it's the most hilarious gag Zoidberg's ever done intentionally.

Oh, and it's not always Fry that cops it. In Anthology of Interest #1 in Leela's section alone, everybody else gets 'got' except Fry, who more or less scores.


Eaten Alive.

Radiation
[image of Amy's dead deceased corpse unavailable]
Cause of Death Unknown

Speared

Boiled

Conclusion left to our imaginations... death by snoo-snoo?  flirt
Dave B

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« Reply #28 on: 01-02-2007 19:29 »

But all that didn't technically happen, it was just the What If machine's simulation  tongue
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #29 on: 01-02-2007 20:06 »

Technically yes...
But my point is that everyone but Fry got decapitated.

Oh, and I forgot this one: 'What are you hacking off? Is it my torso? It is! My precious torso!'
Decapodian

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« Reply #30 on: 01-06-2007 02:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Tastes Like Fry:
Technically yes...
But my point is that everyone but Fry got decapitated.

Oh, and I forgot this one: 'What are you hacking off? Is it my torso? It is! My precious torso!'


I loved  it how Hermes was screaming but no-one else in the building noticed, not even Zoidberg  who was in the next room and saw Leela grab an axe. Weird huh?

Twilight is quite possibly the worst popular book ever written.
coldangel

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« Reply #31 on: 01-06-2007 02:21 »

Yes. That must have been one of those 'gag' things I've been hearing about.
Decapodian

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« Reply #32 on: 01-10-2007 02:25 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Yes. That must have been one of those 'gag' things I've been hearing about.


Sheesh, CA. You dont have to be so ill tempered about it

Twilight is quite possibly the worst popular book ever written.
coldangel

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« Reply #33 on: 01-10-2007 06:56 »

My bad. It wasn't so much ill-tempered as cynical. I have this overriding contempt for all things. Sorry.
Dave B

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« Reply #34 on: 01-10-2007 10:48 »
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Hahaha funny stuff Coldy also congrats on your new ranking mate!    smile
Decapodian

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« Reply #35 on: 01-14-2007 05:52 »

Well apparently limbs are not as important in the Future then it is today.
What about the Shrimpkins?
They got mutilated.
I Scruffy I

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« Reply #36 on: 01-14-2007 10:43 »

you can get your hands re-built in 30 minutes and your head brought back from the dead, doesnt realy matter if you loose a limb or get killed in the future.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #37 on: 01-14-2007 11:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Dave B:
Have the Futurama crew got something against 20 odd year old males, a general passion for killing or what   big grin??? When will they leave the poor fella alone, however hillarious   smile   smile   smile.

What are your thoughts and feelings on this subject?


An observation:

The Futurama staff are concerned with sending up all aspects of Science Fiction, particularly the stuff on television. There are so many films where there's danger all around, yet the hero survives virtually unscathed (a notable exception is Luke Skywalker). Examples include Star Trek and Buck Rogers. This may be a deliberate attempt to "correct" the assumption that you can just walk blindly into a dangerous situation and become a hero.

Or it could be a message: The future is a dangerous place. For your safety, keep out!  tongue

Dave B

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« Reply #38 on: 01-14-2007 16:06 »

Yeah that could be it, to add a bit of reality to those situations and make fun at what the movies blaitently leave out.

This just shows that the humour in Futurama is much deeper then just simply thought up jokes, as it actually has reference to what other shows in the genre have left out...
I Scruffy I

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« Reply #39 on: 01-15-2007 12:33 »

to be fair over 12 limbs get cut off through out the star wars saga.
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