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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 11-27-2010 02:25 »

Just think for a moment, if there's an episode of Futurama if Fry wasn't in it.  He's not mentioned, and there's no explanation as to why he's not there.  Would you watch it?  Who knows?  If there was such an episode, it could turn out to be the best episode ever! 
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #1 on: 11-27-2010 05:04 »

I would watch it.
Rush

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« Reply #2 on: 11-27-2010 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 11-27-2010 11:57 »

As I said on the Futurama Madhouse Message Board.

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What brings you to this line of thought? KurtPikachu2001, you're smarter than this, why are you acting so hateful towards Fry? Sure he's done bad things but he redeemed himself at the end "Attack Of The Killer App" by making a video showing him doing something stupid, and even if he didn't (but Fry is good so he did) she would of thanked him anyway (as she did, for not making her ashamed of her boil anymore) like she said "aw, you didn't have to do that". Thought you'd hate "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" more than "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences" or "Attack Of The Killer App"  because she was forced to have sex with Zapp again or Earth will be destroyed?

And Leela is no saint either, being a complete saint is boring, but Leela is still a very good person, likewise with Fry, but he's stupid and makes mistakes a lot of the time, but he does walk in the light most of the time because he's a good person.

Fry isn't evil, he's far from it. What makes someone evil, one who is completely selfish, only cares about tries to benefit only a small group in society while killing (genocide) or enslaving by the evil person's point of view the lesser people or races, takes revenge, murders people, cares for no one but himself or herself all the time, wishes and tries to wipe-out/genocide a group in society, completely doing it for self gain no matter what the cost in no matter how many lives are lost or badly affected just to achieve one's goal, praying on the weak and poor to manipulate and exploit them as slaves or cheap source of labour, and even after doing all those evil things he feels no compassion or remorse on what he or she has done (like killing hundreds of innocent people, not feeling sorry for it at all and just laughing and joking over it like they're "good memories"?). Those are some good examples of what a evil person is, Fry isn't any of those things (at least not all the time, and only in a small way, some of which he's completely not like a murder) there is darkness (evil) within all of us, but a lot of us have far more light (good) than darkness, for those who have more darkness than light are evil, and for those who have no light are pure evil.

Top 10 Most Evil Men

Top 10 Most Evil Women

Even Bender wouldn't be near as evil as these people. XD Man, this is creepy.  :uhoh:

The Scales of Good and Evil shows about the gooiest and evilest people in history.


I believe in the end science is the key to humanity survival along with good morals, let's get a galactic Futurama like sci-fi space age society already! And I think the media should take science fiction more seriously because it may very well save humanity, help to live on other world across the universe ensuing our survival.


Just think for a moment, if there's an episode of Futurama is Fry wasn't in it.  He's not mentioned, and there's no explanation as to why he's not there.  Would you watch it? 

No, it's very unlikely it will happen because Fry is the show's main character and was the first character (unless you count the space ship and gorilla in the video game) to be seen in the show ever and his voice over while playing a video game in Space Pilot 3000 was the first character to speak. Unless you count a weird Bender universe where only Benders live in it or something else. If there's no explanation or reason why Fry or anyone isn't in the episode it would end up maybe being one of the worst if not the worst episode ever.

Over all I would still watch it but I'd saying "what's going on?" Where's Fry"? Thus I'd dislike it.

And to quote another thread.

Everyone is predicting that it's coming back next summer.   Please let Fry be a victim in distress in this episode!  Please! 

Only if it serves the plot for future episodes, not for evil/bad revengeful reasons. Yet, Leela shouldn't be another Damsel in Distres it's out of character for her.

It was a nice break from Fry and Leela shippyness even though I'm a big shipper.

Edit: Oh, wait speculation is over since it's aired and I saw it.
kaktus9

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« Reply #3 on: 11-27-2010 21:30 »

i would too
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #4 on: 11-28-2010 00:03 »

It would be an interesting change, but I wouldn't want it to be completely Fry-less.  It would be better if he showed up at the end of the episode as some sort of joke - like he was asleep, or looking up curse words or something equally absurd.
Svip

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« Reply #5 on: 11-28-2010 00:17 »
« Last Edit on: 11-28-2010 00:18 »

Rush, no, he isn't smarter than this.

But no, I don't think I would watch it, because it wouldn't be Futurama.  However, I don't think it is a hypothetical question I need to answer, as it would never happen.  He is the main character.

In addition, the lack of Fry would also ruin the shows ties with current times.  While this matter has been explored less and less since season 1, I still get the wipe from it.  And I am certain the writers did not forget.
mazda07

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« Reply #6 on: 11-28-2010 16:06 »

no thanks. would't watch an episode with out mr fry big grin
TheFuturamaChannel

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« Reply #7 on: 11-28-2010 21:30 »

Yah i've gotta go with Mazda on that one.
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 11-30-2010 06:32 »

If it's good.
futurefreak

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« Reply #9 on: 12-09-2010 10:42 »

I would watch it.
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Would anyone important watch a Fry-less episode? haha...just giving you a hard time there nibbs...but seriously your personal knowledge of fellow PEELers makes me nervous. no no
Free Hot Meal

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« Reply #10 on: 12-19-2010 03:09 »

Depends on how well written/funny it was.  But it would have to be really good for me to watch.
lemily33

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« Reply #11 on: 02-12-2011 06:06 »

I'd miss Fry in a Fryless episode. Of course I'd watch it, though. I've seen every episode at least twice and most of them 5 to 10 times. I record all the episodes on Comedy Central and watch them almost daily. I imagine I'm not alone on this board. :-D

Mom: Don't be a fool, you idiot!
Fry: I'll be whatever I wanna do!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #12 on: 02-18-2011 19:05 »

As long as there is a cool special-effect explosion. That makes a cool sound. Then yes.
ilovebender.com

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« Reply #13 on: 03-03-2011 17:02 »

Yes.
washbucket

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« Reply #14 on: 03-03-2011 18:24 »

Isn't Lethal Inspection essentially Fry-less? I mean he's not around for the majority of the episode and it ended up as one of my favorites.
Question Machine

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« Reply #15 on: 03-06-2011 02:40 »

Honestly, If they DID have a Fry-less episode, I doubt I would notice, and not because I don't like Fry. I LOVE Fry. But the writing in the latest season was so surprisingly solid, I wouldn't have noticed if any one of the characters were missing, because I would've been too busy laughing at all the others.

Does that make any sense?
futurefreak

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« Reply #16 on: 03-07-2011 01:24 »

I just watched Lethal Inspection again last night, and it was more everyone-less than Fry-less (well Leela did have a few parts here and there). It is one of my favorites of the season though. An unlikely pairing of Hermes and Bender for a whole episode was surprisngly amazing. It was well-focused with a great twist ending. Something simple, like putting LaBarbara into the mix could have potentially ruined it. I love her quips in other episodes but in this one I am so glad the writers didn't lose sight. Fantastic! big grin
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #17 on: 03-07-2011 02:31 »

I just watched Lethal Inspection ..... It was well-focused with a great twist ending.

I must admit, the first time I watched it, I didn't see it coming at all. 

Having only seen the latest season twice, it's hard to get full episode reviews from me, since I have a bad memory.  I do remember after the second watching, all in one day via Netflix, and I watched a few twice, that Lethal Inspection was among the memorable ones.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #18 on: 02-13-2012 06:14 »

I pretty much agree with the Question Machine. Futurama has so many great characters, there's probably a couple dozen that I wouldn't mind as the focal point of an episode sans Fry.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #19 on: 02-13-2012 06:23 »

I'd watch any episode Futurama put out and I'd be amazed if any of you posting on here honestly wouldn't.

Whether or not I'd like it is another question.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #20 on: 02-13-2012 17:22 »

Sometimes Fry is at his best when he is part of the B-plot. big grin
Scrappylive

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« Reply #21 on: 02-13-2012 19:31 »

I would definitely watch a Fry-less episode but I would not like it if there were suddenly many Fry-less episode. One here or there would be fine, though.

That's Lobstertainment! is largely a Fry-less episode, though not completely. In the DVD commentary, they explain that the B-story of Fry and Leela being stuck in the tar pit was only put in after realizing that Fry and Leela had almost no part in the episode. Even though this episode is (for some reason) widely considered one of the worst episodes of the original run, this is because of the story's pacing more than the lack of Fry and Leela.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #22 on: 02-13-2012 19:37 »

Scrubs managed to produce an excellent episode without J.D. and I'm sure Futurama would manage without Fry if they know what they're doing.

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« Reply #23 on: 02-13-2012 22:59 »

An episode with Fry hardly playing a role...sure, why not. There are many other characters who can carry a good plot, and episodes with Fry (Leela, Bender) hardly playing a role have been done before.

But I would neither appreciate a completely Fry-less, nor Leela-less, nor Bender-less episode.
Call me old-fashioned, but Fry, Leela and Bender have appeared in EVERY episode so far, which I consider some kind of traditional continuity rule to be upheld.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #24 on: 02-13-2012 23:18 »

The Professor appeared in every episode of the show up until season 4 but I doubt most people even notice that he's not in "The Why of Fry" or "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".

So yeah, who cares about "tradition"?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #25 on: 02-14-2012 07:34 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2012 07:35 »

I'd watch it, because it's an episode of Futurama. But it wouldn't feel right not having the main character there.

I wouldn't mind it though if he reappeared right at the very end with no explanation though, since it could make an amusing gag.

I hope they don't do it; and I doubt they will.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #26 on: 02-15-2012 20:43 »

I wouldn't mind it though if he reappeared right at the very end with no explanation though, since it could make an amusing gag.

Yep, downplaying a character and make a tongue-in-cheek-last-minute-forced-appearance ("Fry HAS to be in every episode, and be it only for a few seconds) sounds fun wink
(Or using Leela and/or Bender for that joke, of course;) )
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #27 on: 02-28-2012 08:30 »

I would watch it, just to avoid missing an episode. It would be weird though...
Svip

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« Reply #28 on: 02-28-2012 12:43 »

The Professor appeared in every episode of the show up until season 4 but I doubt most people even notice that he's not in "The Why of Fry" or "Where No Fan Has Gone Before".

So yeah, who cares about "tradition"?

Only Bender, Fry and Leela have appeared in every episode, why aren't people asking about a Bender-less episode or a Leela-less episode?

It is because Kurt hates Fry and he won't admit it.  But like I said before, a Fry-less episode is never gonna happen.

Unless a writer sees this post and wants to do it to spite me.
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« Reply #29 on: 02-29-2012 14:13 »

Only Bender, Fry and Leela have appeared in every episode, why aren't people asking about a Bender-less episode or a Leela-less episode?

Regarding Leela's popularity during season 6, I guess more people would appreciate a Leela-less episode than a Fry-less episode wink

But again, as you stated: These three have appeared in every episode, and it should stay that way.
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« Reply #30 on: 03-12-2012 05:08 »

I would definitely watch a Fry-less episode but I would not like it if there were suddenly many Fry-less episode. One here or there would be fine, though.

That's Lobstertainment! is largely a Fry-less episode, though not completely. In the DVD commentary, they explain that the B-story of Fry and Leela being stuck in the tar pit was only put in after realizing that Fry and Leela had almost no part in the episode. Even though this episode is (for some reason) widely considered one of the worst episodes of the original run, this is because of the story's pacing more than the lack of Fry and Leela.

This subplot, needing to shoehorn Fry and Leela in randomly into a rather unfunny situation, is why I rate that episode rather lowly, actually. I don't think there should be an episode completely without Fry, Bender, or Leela, but if they don't serve the main plot it's better to just have them not involved than standing around doing nothing/taking time away from a better main plot.
PeskyOwl

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« Reply #31 on: 03-22-2012 02:09 »

As long as it was a good episode and was the exception as opposed to the rule I'd be fine with it. The only stipulation is that the episode would have to be a *good* episode in order for his absence to not be noticed.

Also, I'd watch an episode where Fry was accidentally turned invisible for the entire episode. But I imagine that's a little bit different.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #32 on: 03-22-2012 04:18 »

Also, I'd watch an episode where Fry was accidentally turned invisible for the entire episode. But I imagine that's a little bit different.

Invisiblity isn't something the show has explored yet, (other than Fry incorrectly assuming he's invisible in ITWGY) so I think that'd be a good idea for an episode.

Maybe not an entire episode though. A B-plot might work better.
El-Man

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« Reply #33 on: 03-22-2012 08:30 »

Not a bad idea, and the writers could certainly have some fun with it, but Star Trek did it already.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #34 on: 03-22-2012 09:59 »


Invisiblity isn't something the show has explored yet, (other than Fry incorrectly assuming he's invisible in ITWGY) so I think that'd be a good idea for an episode.

Maybe not an entire episode though. A B-plot might work better.

The inccorect assumption of invisibility was for once not already done by the Simpsons, but by South Park...wink
PeskyOwl

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« Reply #35 on: 03-22-2012 16:32 »

I was actually thinking of an ancient episode of Gilligan's Island. He accidentally turned himself invisible and they just dubbed in his voice.  laff
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« Reply #36 on: 03-22-2012 22:13 »

Well, to quote a man much more knowledgeable about these things than myself:
"When you're in a weird [show] with like aliens and monsters and weirdos, the audience really needs someone who's like a normal person, like them, to guide them through the story."  The show wouldn't make sense without Fry; his inexperience in the future world means that his presence can serve as a narrative framing device. When he has things about the Future explained to him, they're explained to the audience too; otherwise, the characters would have no reason to spell out details of things that are commonplace to them.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #37 on: 03-22-2012 23:06 »

Invisiblity isn't something the show has explored yet,

Well there is Kif's uncontrollable camoflauge.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #38 on: 03-23-2012 00:26 »

That was just a throwaway joke that was neither particularly funny, nor significant to the plot.

Also, it wasn't true invisibility.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #39 on: 03-24-2012 00:57 »

That was just a throwaway joke that was neither particularly funny,

I don't think it was meant to be...?
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