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Heliotrope

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« on: 04-10-2002 14:29 »

Now, i adore Fry, he's my favourite character, but everyone knows that he's a complete idiot.
But when i was watching "Fear of a bot planet" i suddenly realised that he actually did something smart! {faints in shock}

{Gets up} Anyway, you remember near the end Fry, Leela and Bender escape because Fry distracted the Robot elders by threatening to breath fire on them, well in my opinion that was a damm smart idea!
It showed that he was actually paying attaention to that movie, and that he remembered what happend in it {usually his attention span and memory is about 2 minuets}

By threatening to breath fire on them, that distracted the elders long enough for them to get away, thus proving that he has actually done something smart for once.

If someones posted this before, i will hit myself with a mallet.
   
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« Reply #1 on: 04-10-2002 14:31 »

Fry has his moments of inspiration.  That's what makes him different then say, Homer.  See: the end of The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.
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« Reply #2 on: 04-10-2002 14:47 »

Also when he gave Leela his oxygen in "Love & Rocket" he was pretty smart.
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« Reply #3 on: 04-10-2002 14:59 »

And so romantic.  love

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« Reply #4 on: 04-10-2002 15:00 »

^ Yea I would vote that the Smartest thing hez done... although he took a risk, he will certainaly will reap the benifits of that move later on  smile
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« Reply #5 on: 04-10-2002 15:13 »

Oh yeah, i'd forgoten about that, how could i forget about that!?
That was so sweet of Fry! ^^
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« Reply #6 on: 04-10-2002 15:14 »

Fry (when written right) isn'treally stupid. He's thoughtless, immature, uneducated, irresponsible, and reckless, but not stupid.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-10-2002 15:14 »
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Damn Straight!

/EDIT oh this is just personal opinion but I thought it was smart of him to get rid of the worms. Love ain't worth having if it isn't true.

/DOUBLE EDIT the damn straight is directed towards everyone above Kryten.   roll eyes
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« Reply #8 on: 04-10-2002 15:22 »

When the ship turned off the oxygen, wouldn't there still be oxygen left in the room? it would eventually just get used up... but it wouldn't be immediate. if it was immediate, then it had to have sucked out the air, but it had said: I'm turning off the oxygen.
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« Reply #9 on: 04-10-2002 15:25 »
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Yes but a sucking sound could be heard when it was done and that is in the wrong topic...


eh... heh heh
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« Reply #10 on: 04-10-2002 15:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Fry (when written right) isn'treally stupid. He's thoughtless, immature, uneducated, irresponsible, and reckless, but not stupid.

I couldn't have put it better myself, even if I tried.

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« Reply #11 on: 04-10-2002 15:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Fry (when written right) isn'treally stupid. He's thoughtless, immature, uneducated, irresponsible, and reckless, but not stupid.

Not all the time. He isn't any of that when he actualy pays attention and does something for his friends. (Admitably that doesn't happen often, But it does happen).

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« Reply #12 on: 04-10-2002 17:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Fry (when written right) isn'treally stupid. He's thoughtless, immature, uneducated, irresponsible, and reckless, but not stupid.

Yeah, I agree with the main man from N.J ( Thats Kryten BTW  wink )

But I also think that Fry's actually being sarcastic at times e.g when he's playing with the gear shift in the car, in "Lesser of two evils" the things grinding away and Fry's says something like

Fry - "Smooth"

or in "I second that emotion" when he't telling then about the only way out being through an inch wide pipe

Fry - "Dont worry it gets wider after a mile"

Well thats the impression I get. I think someone might have mentioned this fact already

Ah well  big grin
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« Reply #13 on: 04-10-2002 19:09 »

Yeah, Fry isn't really dumb. He's understanding, compassionate, funny and an all around good guy... as well as being reckless, immature, destructive, idiotic, lazy, annoying.... the list goes on.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-10-2002 19:11 »

So he's basically a twenty-something teenager.
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« Reply #15 on: 04-10-2002 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
So he's basically a twenty-something teenager.

aren't most guys at that age?


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« Reply #16 on: 04-10-2002 19:52 »

A lot of it depends on the writer, though.  Some are willing to give his character depth (LotF, final scene of Parasites Lost, etc), and others make him out to be a complete idiot (PYHoMS, beginning of Cyber House Rules, etc.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-10-2002 21:52 »

Fry could whoop all your asses! dumb OR smart!  big grin
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« Reply #18 on: 04-10-2002 21:53 »

btw, welcome to PEEL Heliotrope!  smile
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« Reply #19 on: 04-10-2002 22:56 »

- In "Leela's Homeworld", he went to get the alien note and analyse it.
- In "Roswell That Ends Well", he realized he could go un-bury Bender.

Other examples...?
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« Reply #20 on: 04-11-2002 01:06 »

^ thats also very smart!
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« Reply #21 on: 04-11-2002 02:48 »

Wandering OT a bit re Love and Rocket: too bad Fry couldn't save the lion, too. (And it's a good thing Nibbler wasn't on this trip.)
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« Reply #22 on: 04-11-2002 08:15 »

This is all dependent on your definition of smart. Education wise Fry seems to be as dumb as a brick. But he uses things he knows to solve situations such as TV in When Aliens Attack. Fry is naive at times and this is not his fault.
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« Reply #23 on: 04-11-2002 12:22 »

In the time skipping episode Fry teaches himself to fly the ship and to operate the gravity pump system.  He then applies all this new knowledge to write Leela a love note in the sky.  Pretty good for a dullard.
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« Reply #24 on: 04-11-2002 15:08 »

I would have to agree.  He can be a bit dimmwitted at times, but at others he's completely sweet and self-less.  As previously noted, it kind of depends on who's writing the script.  Some make him romantic and self-sacrificing while others make him stupid and selfish.

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« Reply #25 on: 04-12-2002 08:04 »

Not to forget, he loves symposiA!
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« Reply #26 on: 04-15-2002 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Fry has his moments of inspiration.  That's what makes him different then say, Homer.  See: the end of The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.

How can you say that, in some simpsons episodes Homer has moments of sheer genius. *twaks nixorbo for insulting Homer*
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« Reply #27 on: 04-15-2002 18:14 »

yeah, but Fry's 'latent genius' is much more apparent than Homers.  roll eyes

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« Reply #28 on: 04-15-2002 20:04 »

 
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By RedHotLlama:
How can you say that, in some simpsons episodes Homer has moments of sheer genius.

Homer might have a few moments where he does something non-stupid, but those usually occur only when convinient for the writers. His true form is that of the classic buffoon.

Fry,as others have pointed out, isn't "stupid"...he's just lazy and doesn't care. Every once in a while he'll be truly stupid for the sake of a quick gag, but still, they've kept his character more consistent than Homer(who can't dress himself in one episode, and then has the know-how to help open an entire theme park the next).
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« Reply #29 on: 04-17-2002 14:47 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:

Fry,as others have pointed out, isn't "stupid"...he's just lazy and doesn't care. Every once in a while he'll be truly stupid for the sake of a quick gag

Which is one of the reasons why I hated 'The Cryonic Woman' so much. The whole thing was just a parade of 'stupid Fry, stupid Fry, stupid Fry' jokes one after the other. Plus he was being decidedly out of character by being willing to give up the 31st century (especially Leela!) so quickly. That episode is easily Futurama's low point for me. Yuck!
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« Reply #30 on: 04-17-2002 14:58 »

But then again, didn't it show how easily she manipulated him?
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« Reply #31 on: 04-17-2002 15:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
But then again, didn't it show how easily she manipulated him?

true. Old habits are hard to break...

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« Reply #32 on: 04-25-2002 11:53 »
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Agh, "The cryonic woman" and "Bendless love" are my two least favourite episodes.

There are only two lines i really liked from Cryonic woman, both of them Fry's:

"Well, we've destroyed the toy space ship, now what do we do?"

"But in the year 3000 i had it all! Several friends, a low paying job, a bed in a Robots closet, i envied no man!"

I haven't seen every episode, co could somebody post any other smart things Fry has done?
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« Reply #33 on: 04-25-2002 17:13 »

Fry's smart!  smile Someone proved what I'd known all along. The kid had big dreams. (although I admit this isn't a good indication of intelligence. Plus, at least he has a more scientific explanation for his dumb moments. Homer stuck a crayon in his brain. Of course that means that some plants are smarter than Fry, which I think is whack. Although it doesn't show as much anymore, he is still surprised by the future which may account for some of his stupid moments, but certainly not all.
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« Reply #34 on: 04-26-2002 05:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Fry has his moments of inspiration.  That's what makes him different then say, Homer.  See: the end of The Day the Earth Stood Stupid.

Fry defeating the brain by trapping him inside a book reminded me of an STTNG episode, so maybe he just remembered that from there.
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« Reply #35 on: 04-26-2002 09:45 »

 
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 Fry defeating the brain by trapping him inside a book reminded me of an STTNG episode, so maybe he just remembered that from there.

Actualy that whole eps reminded me of a Freakazoid, or Animaniacs episode! lol
Partialbecuase of the voice of Nibbler  tongue

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« Reply #36 on: 05-08-2002 15:14 »

Fry saved New New York from stinky oblivion by getting everyone to litter, 20th-century style.

Also, he really took up the slack when Leela was blind and was "steering" the ship with Nibbler's bowl.  He was manning the turret up top, and evaded a missle by pulling a string attached to the steering wheel.
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« Reply #37 on: 05-10-2002 14:44 »

Fry maybe all of the words you have said above, but yet that's what we like about him. Now have a big hug and say ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  smile
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« Reply #38 on: 05-10-2002 19:11 »

 
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... i envied no man!"

yes thats rather smart, i'd say! maybe fry is some kind of an autistic. dumb to the bones, but gifted.

fry the rainman..   smile

"You know Fry, of all the friends I've had, you're the first."
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« Reply #39 on: 05-12-2002 02:04 »

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