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snu-snu

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« on: 04-27-2010 04:11 »
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Do you think Fry and Leela should start dating in the new season?
coldangel

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« Reply #1 on: 04-27-2010 06:32 »

Exclamation!!

This has never been discussed before in any one of a dozen different threads that are currently active on the subject of new episode speculations!!! How could nobody on this board, including the scores of shippers, have thought to bring this question up numerous times!?   eek
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« Reply #2 on: 04-27-2010 06:39 »

This is why we missed you, Coldy. smile
Gorky

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« Reply #3 on: 04-27-2010 16:54 »

Second that, Jezz.

Quasi-constructive link: The Shipping Thread
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #4 on: 05-17-2010 19:27 »

I heard in the new season, the characters after they're 'rebirthed' might have some kind of memory loss.  So, I myself would like to see Fry and Leela date. So, maybe it won't be for a while. 
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« Reply #5 on: 05-25-2010 02:33 »

good question.

personally, i hope that they don't. i still enjoy fry as a bachelor and leela as a woman who can't find a good man. i think that they can get quite a few good episodes based around that still.

as for later down the line, i'm not sure. if the writers can pull it off well, i'm all for it.
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« Reply #6 on: 05-25-2010 02:50 »

I heard in the new season, the characters after they're 'rebirthed' might have some kind of memory loss.  So, I myself would like to see Fry and Leela date. So, maybe it won't be for a while. 

Where have you heard this?  I don't recall any such information.
Gorky

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« Reply #7 on: 05-25-2010 18:53 »

I think he might just be referring to some fans' beliefs about what the whole rebirth thing might mean; memory loss is one of the possibilities we've tossed around over in the ol' speculation thread.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #8 on: 05-26-2010 20:39 »

DXC said that the Fry/Leela relationship will be off and on. 
luvtheshows

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« Reply #9 on: 05-26-2010 21:19 »

DXC said that the Fry/Leela relationship will be off and on. 

So they press the reset button?
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« Reply #10 on: 05-26-2010 22:20 »

DXC said that the Fry/Leela relationship will be off and on. 

That does not equal memory loss.

DXC said that the Fry/Leela relationship will be off and on. 

So they press the reset button?

And neither does it equal a reset button.  It is just not the stupid loveydovey plot that might come out of a 'successful' relationship.  That is not what Futurama is about!
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« Reply #11 on: 05-26-2010 22:43 »

Exactly we already get enough of that with Amy and Kif's almost painfully loveydovey relationship. What I expect from "on and off" is a relationship that is only really mentioned when it is relevant and a rocky, Fry doing stupid things that constantly piss Leela off, one when it is mentioned. 
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« Reply #12 on: 05-26-2010 22:46 »

Exactly we already get enough of that with Amy and Kif's almost painfully loveydovey relationship. What I expect from "on and off" is a relationship that is only really mentioned when it is relevant and a rocky, Fry doing stupid things that constantly piss Leela off, one when it is mentioned. 


I can definitely understand that. It's better. I just don't know wether to believe that or think they're just about going to go back to the way it was in the original run.
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« Reply #13 on: 05-27-2010 00:07 »

To be fair, Leela should do some things that annoy Fry as well, otherwise it's  just the same as the first four seasons.

Any predictions on living together, or sharing more than just a single smooch?

I'd say no on the former, and maybe second or third base...
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« Reply #14 on: 05-27-2010 00:42 »

Which third base? Unless you're thinking of a different meaning for it than I am the only way I see that happening is if they hire Freako as a new writer.
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« Reply #15 on: 05-27-2010 01:00 »

Well, not seen, of course... but all sorts of things can be implied.  flirt
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« Reply #16 on: 05-27-2010 01:10 »

Which third base? Unless you're thinking of a different meaning for it than I am the only way I see that happening is if they hire Freako as a new writer.

Yeah they're not going to be doing it any time soon, if at all.
I've barely even drawn them doing such acts.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-28-2010 13:49 »

Short answer: No.

Long answer: Hell no.
Gorky

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« Reply #18 on: 05-28-2010 13:55 »

Longer answer: Aw, hell no.
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« Reply #19 on: 05-28-2010 13:59 »

I think they should date, but not all at once, like spread it out over the series. Maybe afterwards Leela regrets it, saying it was all in the moment, and Fry is pissed. That seems like the sort of thing that would happen.
Gorky

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« Reply #20 on: 05-28-2010 14:04 »

I think her regretting it and calling it off would be more frustrating than them not getting together in the first place. Ideally, the show needs to get to a point where Fry and Leela can be together but not have that relationship be the focus of the show; it just needs to be part of the background, kind of like Leela being an orphan--it's an important part of the characters, and it's always there in a subtle way, but it's only called to the forefront in certain episodes (like, y'know, "The Cyberhouse Rules" and "Leela's Homeworld").
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« Reply #21 on: 05-28-2010 15:37 »

Yes, very good analogy. But yes, I'd like to see them form a relationship
in a subtle way
yeah.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-02-2010 06:53 »

It would be wild to have them dating. I like the way you put that Gorky.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-06-2010 21:43 »

I like the Fry-Leela relationship constantly being quite complex, ever since we found out Leela's feelings in episodes like The Sting. She loves him, but at times can't stand his stupidity and insensitiveness. I would like to see the logical follow-up to Into the Wild Green Yonder: It is out there, they know what they feel, but Leela wants to try things and they end up dating for a time before either breaking up or taking things more series. I wouldn't mind seeing an entire season of them dating and Leela keep changing her mind, creating many new plots.
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« Reply #24 on: 06-11-2010 16:13 »
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I like the Fry-Leela relationship constantly being quite complex, ever since we found out Leela's feelings in episodes like The Sting. She loves him, but at times can't stand his stupidity and insensitiveness. I would like to see the logical follow-up to Into the Wild Green Yonder: It is out there, they know what they feel, but Leela wants to try things and they end up dating for a time before either breaking up or taking things more series. I wouldn't mind seeing an entire season of them dating and Leela keep changing her mind, creating many new plots.

I heartily agree with this. Her changing her mind repeatedly would be annoying (not least for Fry), but Leela and relationships don't have the best of history, so her having the occasional bout of cold feet or self-esteem problems wouldn't be out of character. For that matter, Fry having a bout of 'she's out of my league/I don't deserve her' wouldn't be a stretch, either. ('S probably more likely with him to be something stupid he did either by himself or courtesy of Bender, but either works.)

I also agree with Gorky about getting to the point where the relationship is on, but in the background - to referenced if needed, but otherwise just left to be part of the furniture, so to speak. I'd prefer the focus on the relationship to be on-off rather than the relationship itself - though if they put sufficient quality into writing a rocky relationship, there could be something in it.

We'll have to see how they play it.

'Naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies!'

- Justice Snoop Dogg, Into the Wild Green Yonder
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« Reply #25 on: 06-11-2010 21:16 »

After watching Zapp's recap of pretty much the entire series I'm pretty much convinced that they won't be pulling another reset of the Fry/Leela thing considering they made a point of mentioning it quite a few times.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-14-2010 04:20 »

I saw this on the infosphere  "Also, in a recent commercial for the new season, aired on Comedy Central, a short clip is shown, in which Fry and Leela are kissing in the foreground, while Bender is reacting surprisingly to it in the middleground."

which promo was that from?
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« Reply #27 on: 06-27-2010 23:49 »

I hope the Fry/Leela relationship gets established. I think it would be cute.
Aki

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« Reply #28 on: 06-27-2010 23:50 »

I hope the Fry/Leela relationship gets established. I think it would be cute.
I think it is established. I just hope they keep going with it.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-29-2010 21:52 »

Should they go as far as getting married? Hmm, how would it effect the show?
Aki

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« Reply #30 on: 06-30-2010 01:44 »

Should they go as far as getting married? Hmm, how would it effect the show?
How often does a couple get married right after starting to date (sure, after a ten years crush, but still)? They might in the future, but it seems unrealistic that they would right away.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-30-2010 03:48 »

Whoa, don't expect an engagement for at least three seasons. Even if so, it'll take about ten years before they tie the knot. The writers still have a lot to work with. When the show gets to the point that the writers truly want them married because it's that time and the series has developed a lot to that point and not due to the several hiatus(es?), they'll marry them. Ratings say that it could be possible for the show to continue for at least three years. The only reason that they would have to rush it would be the voice actors aging.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-30-2010 05:30 »

Do you think Fry and Leela should start dating in the new season?


They're GOING TO, which is the reason why the whole show is ruined.
Gorky

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« Reply #33 on: 07-01-2010 00:28 »

Do you think Fry and Leela should start dating in the new season?


They're GOING TO, which is the reason why the whole show is ruined.

I'm not trying to troll here, or bait you, but I am genuinely curious: Why do you think the show will be ruined if Fry and Leela are dating? I know that, for a lot of shows, resolving the will-they?/won't-they? with a resounding "They will" is considered a jump-the-shark moment. But I don't see how that will happen for Futurama, because the Fry/Leela ship has never been the driving force of the series, nor have its implications played a part in every episode. The only thing the show will be losing, really, are those occasional episodes that focus on Fry and Leela dating other people ("A Bicyclops for Two", "I Dated a Robot")--and in their stead, I'm sure we'll still be getting high-quality episodes. Maybe I'm optimistic about the show's prospects if Fry and Leela are together because I'm such a desperate shipper, but it's always perplexed me that people consider getting the two together to be such a bad thing. Probably it's just a matter of taste--and, again, I'm not trying to pick on you in particular, GrimLock; anyone is free to answer me here--but still, I'm curious.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-01-2010 04:19 »

Let's give the writers a little credit here.  I don't see Futurama becoming the "Fry & Leela show"; there's plenty of characters & interactions to write besides just these 2. 
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« Reply #35 on: 07-01-2010 15:16 »

Plus, the possibility exist that Fry and Leela date for a season or so, and then break up, either 1) returning to the previous state of will-they/wont-they, or 2) the relationship ends entirely, never to be spoken of again, or 3) a third alternative where they know they love eachother, but Leela also knows that she can't have a relationship with Fry because they will be hurt in the end. All of these scenarios, especially the third, would give quite a few nice episodes, but what it takes is for them to relax into simply dating for a season or two first.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-01-2010 18:57 »
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Do you think Fry and Leela should start dating in the new season?


They're GOING TO, which is the reason why the whole show is ruined.

I'm not trying to troll here, or bait you, but I am genuinely curious: Why do you think the show will be ruined if Fry and Leela are dating? I know that, for a lot of shows, resolving the will-they?/won't-they? with a resounding "They will" is considered a jump-the-shark moment. But I don't see how that will happen for Futurama, because the Fry/Leela ship has never been the driving force of the series, nor have its implications played a part in every episode. The only thing the show will be losing, really, are those occasional episodes that focus on Fry and Leela dating other people ("A Bicyclops for Two", "I Dated a Robot")--and in their stead, I'm sure we'll still be getting high-quality episodes. Maybe I'm optimistic about the show's prospects if Fry and Leela are together because I'm such a desperate shipper, but it's always perplexed me that people consider getting the two together to be such a bad thing. Probably it's just a matter of taste--and, again, I'm not trying to pick on you in particular, GrimLock; anyone is free to answer me here--but still, I'm curious.

For my part, I think the issue is whether the relationship will dominate the show. I like the Fry/Leela relationship a lot,  but I would not want it to be the show's main focus. Its heart, certainly, but not its focus. (Assuming this show has a focus, aside from being funny). We've all seen shows where a central relationship gets screwed up, to the show's detriment - but you can bet the Futurama writers are aware of the danger and will hopefully proceed carefully with the Fry and Leela love story. And "proceed" is the word - they really can't go backward with it at this point. They can't go back to the beginning. But I think the relationship still has to be a little tentative, or we'll lose all that funny/sweet Fry angst. And I'd hate to lose that - it makes him more interesting and endearing. And "tentative" could work - it would certainly be in character for him to fumble it now and again, and it would be in character for Leela to lose patience with him occasionally. I just hope the writers won't push those elements to the point where Fry is hopeless and Leela is a shrew. But I have faith in the writers of Futurama; as demonstrated in "Rebirth", they've learned some lessons from mis-steps like Beast with a Billion Backs, and as a sort-of shipper, I'm more intrigued than worried about the upcoming episodes.
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« Reply #37 on: 07-02-2010 18:09 »

I really hope they do go ahead with it... it's not like there's no comedy that can come out of it, and it's not like there's no other characters in the show...
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