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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 11-18-2010 16:36 »

How come Fry, Leela, Farnsworth and Zoidberg go by their last names, but Hermes and Amy go by their first names? 
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 11-18-2010 17:59 »

How come Fry, Leela, Farnsworth and Zoidberg go by their last names, but Hermes and Amy go by their first names?

  • Personal preference.
  • Fry, Farnsworth, & Zoidberg prefer to be addressed by their family names
    (although in Zoidy's case, who knows what unpronounceable series of sounds make up his decapodian family name).
  • Leela’s family name is Taranga (I think that’s how it’s spelled), but she prefers to be addressed by her given name.

Now, just to confuse the issue:
What is Mom’s name?
What’s Scruffy’s name?
Is Kif a given name, family name, or something else?
What about Morbo, Elzar, Lrrr, or Ndnd?
Fnog? Tonk?
Does Sal have a family name, or are the rules different if he’s a clone?
Have Michelle’s or “That Guy’s” names ever even been mentioned in canon?

What about- ah...

[*Ahem*]

I now yield the soap-box to the next malcontent...

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #2 on: 11-18-2010 18:34 »

How come Fry, Leela, Farnsworth and Zoidberg go by their last names, but Hermes and Amy go by their first names?

  • Personal preference.
  • Fry, Farnsworth, & Zoidberg prefer to be addressed by their family names
    (although in Zoidy's case, who knows what unpronounceable series of sounds make up his decapodian family name).
  • Leela’s family name is Taranga (I think that’s how it’s spelled), but she prefers to be addressed by her given name.

It's 'Turanga'.  Remember the wiki?

Now, just to confuse the issue:
What is Mom’s name?

Much like Madonna, it's unknown.

What’s Scruffy’s name?

That might just be his name.  In one of the comics, it is confirmed to be such, but that might not be considered canon (see wiki for more details).

Is Kif a given name, family name, or something else?

Since his clan name is Kroker, I'm assuming it is his given name (full name, Kif Kroker).

What about Morbo, Elzar, Lrrr, or Ndnd?

Morbo, Lrrr and Ndnd are probably their full names.  Though, Morbo confirms that he has a wife named Fawn.  Elzar is a name reference to Emeril Lagasse.  So I would assume it is his given name.

Fnog? Tonk?

Given names, most likely.  It seems the culture of Amazonia is vastly based on a teenage girl-like mentality, where everything is very informal, and thus given names are probably used for one another.

Does Sal have a family name, or are the rules different if he’s a clone?

Is he a clone?

Have Michelle’s or “That Guy’s” names ever even been mentioned in canon?

I don't think Michelle has a last name mentioned.  Though, her mother is named Beth, but that's as much as we know.  She did marry a guy once, whom is most likely Charles Constantine and may have used his family name during that marriage.  She is now married with Pauly Shore, however.

That Guy's name is Steve Castle, as this was his name in the scripts, and confirmed on the commentary to "Future Stock".

What about- ah...

No, please, this is fun.

[*Ahem*]

I now yield the soap-box to the next malcontent...

Awh...
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #3 on: 11-18-2010 21:43 »

3. Leela’s family name is Taranga (I think that’s how it’s spelled), but she prefers to be addressed by her given name.

It's 'Turanga'. Remember the wiki?

I recall it was spelled "Taranga" in one of the episode subtitles, but I don’t remember which one.

Now, just to confuse the issue:
What is Mom’s name?

Much like Madonna, it's unknown.

My point.

What’s Scruffy’s name?

That might just be his name. In one of the comics, it is confirmed to be such, but that might not be considered canon...

The last I knew the comics were not considered canon for the TV show.
So: Not mentioned in canon.
Also, I’d love it if “Scruffy” turned out to be a nickname based on his family name being some pretentious-sounding thing like Scruffworthy, Scruffington, or some such.

Is Kif a given name, family name, or something else?

Since his clan name is Kroker, I'm assuming it is his given name (full name, Kif Kroker).

THANK YOU!
For some reason, my brain cells did not connect "Kif" with "Kroker" - Never mind the obvious pun.
Sleep deprivation: That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it...

What about Morbo, Elzar, Lrrr, or Ndnd?

Morbo, Lrrr and Ndnd are probably their full names.

“Probably.” IE. Not addressed in canon.

Though, Morbo confirms that he has a wife named Fawn.

Given name then.

Elzar is a name reference to Emeril Lagasse. So I would assume it is his given name.

“Assume.” IE. Not addressed in canon.

Fnog? Tonk?

Given names, most likely. It seems the culture of Amazonia is vastly based on a teenage girl-like mentality, where everything is very informal, and thus given names are probably used for one another.

“Likely.” “Seems.” “Probably.” Not addressed in canon.

Does Sal have a family name, or are the rules different if he’s a clone?

Is he a clone?

We don’t know.
Not addressed in canon.
All I remember of it is that someone mentioned the idea in one of the commentaries- not canon.

Have Michelle’s or “That Guy’s” names ever even been mentioned in canon?

I don't think Michelle has a last name mentioned.

I didn’t remember one either, which is why I mention it.
’Course, I didn’t remember ‘Kroker’ either... hmpf

... She did marry a guy once, whom is most likely Charles Constantine and may have used his family name during that marriage.

“Likely.” “May.” Need I even say it?

That Guy's name is Steve Castle, as this was his name in the scripts, and confirmed on the commentary to "Future Stock".

No Question the man’s name is Steve Castle.
It was mentioned in the commentary, not the continuity of the show.

What about- ah...

No, please, this is fun.

Good for you. Carry on.
[*YAWN*]
I’m tired.
Nitey night.

[*Ahem*]

I now yield the soap-box to the next malcontent...

Awh...

Well. Now we know who the next malcontent is. wink

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

El-Man

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 11-19-2010 00:28 »

Now, just to confuse the issue:
What is Mom’s name?
Much like Madonna, it's unknown.
My point.

Well, ten seconds of searching revealed her birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone.

Mom must have a real name, it has just not been revealed yet. And likely never will.

It could be something really girly, and she hates it.  big grin
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