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RogerWilco81

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« on: 04-30-2008 23:03 »

I was watching BBS again today, and something hit me that I never really thought of before...maybe I'm just perverted as I doubt that this is what Matt and the gang had in mind...

Okay Leelu the Narwhal (sp) is meant to be a parrallel to Leela...And Fry and Leelu obviously developed a close bond...but does anyone else wonder "close" that bond was?? I'm trying to avoid using the term "beasteality" here, but there does seem to be undertones..Okay obviously they couldn't have been THAT close...But I wonder why a whale? Why even an animal? Why couldn't Fry have met a 21st century woman who resembles Leela, with purple hair and an eye patch over one eye....

In my defense, I'm a psychology major, I'm trained to read too far into things lol
futz
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« Reply #1 on: 04-30-2008 23:42 »

Some feller up in the "will futurama be more dirtier?" topic seemed sure one of the aquarium scenes was way over the line (huh?). Maybe you can lure him into a couch session.

Not sure since Fry has lived in the 31st Century for several years, where relationships like Amy + Kif, among many others are considered normal, what would be considered a beast and what is just another acceptable species?

Some things I pondered were: 1. Does Leela know Fry is good with animals - at least getting them to eat. 2. How would she react if and when she finds out she was replaced by a whale as a love intrest.

David A

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« Reply #2 on: 04-30-2008 23:56 »

So you're asking if Fry had sex with a narwhal?  No, no he didn't.   no no

 
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But I wonder why a whale? Why even an animal?

Because with an animal he can come to the realization that she's better off with one of her own kind, and that if he truly cares for her he should want her to be happy even if she's not with him.  Then he can apply that lesson to his situation with Leela.

If it was a woman instead of an animal, he'd never get past the first step, because why shouldn't she be better off with him than with someone else?  He'd never learn the lesson.

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RogerWilco81

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« Reply #3 on: 05-01-2008 00:05 »

That's another thing...doesn't that kind of cancel out the lesson...since as soon as Fry comes to that realization he learns that HE is in fact the one Leela is better off with? (I guess this *technically* applies to both Frys)
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 05-01-2008 00:26 »

No, because the Fry who comes to that realization is the time duplicate, and when he learns that time duplicates are doomed to be eliminated, he decides that Leela would be better off with the Fry that isn't doomed.  The other Fry never learned the lesson, unless he learned from the duplicate's example.
RogerWilco81

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« Reply #5 on: 05-01-2008 00:31 »

The Original Fry did learn I think when he saw the pain in Leela's eyes at the party so he arranged for the meeting at applied cryongenics "I want what makes you happy, not what makes me happy", then he soon finds out Lars is his duplicate, making a HIM the one that makes her happy..it's the same lesson in a paradoxical sorta way.
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 05-01-2008 00:36 »

Hmm... You're right.  He did come to the same realization, and he didn't need to spend twelve years with a whale to do it.

Too bad the universe was destroyed right after that.
Frisco17

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« Reply #7 on: 05-01-2008 21:25 »

That's really one of the two main points of BBS.

1) Leela realizes that Fry is "the only man I'll ever love."

2) Fry isn't as dumb as he seems he's just immature but he's improving because he learns in a few weeks what it took Lars twelve years to learn.
Flounder

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« Reply #8 on: 05-14-2008 06:45 »

Fry says why he likes Leelu soon after they meet; something to the effect of "I like things with one thing instead of two things."  Leelu is obviously Fry's psychological substitute for Leela, whom (at that point in the story) Fry thinks he will never see again.  But reading bestiality into Fry and Leelu's relationship is too long a stretch, methinks.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #9 on: 05-14-2008 08:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Flounder:
But reading bestiality into Fry and Leelu's relationship is too long a stretch, methinks.
Ya'd think. But people see what they want to see.

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SonicPanther

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« Reply #10 on: 05-14-2008 11:04 »

I never thought of it that way. Now I think I'm scarred for life.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #11 on: 05-14-2008 12:36 »

The only thing Fry's and Leelu's friendship was based on was the love of a human and his pet.  Plus, since Fry went back to the past knowing he could've have Leela (who was with Lars), he made up for it with Leelu.   That's my 2 cents. 

Farnsy

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« Reply #12 on: 05-18-2008 15:39 »

I seriously doubt they had a nasty relationship in mind   tongue
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #13 on: 05-18-2008 16:08 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
I never thought of it that way. Now I think I'm scarred for life.
  Ditto...

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