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Ricky

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« Reply #40 on: 11-07-2002 05:23 »

Yay! I'm dancing the Top Of The Page Dance, and you just have to sit there grooving on it.
Guy

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« Reply #41 on: 11-22-2002 16:44 »

"Lapel." In Luck of the Fryish.
Omicronian

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« Reply #42 on: 11-27-2002 06:28 »

"Ah the scent of a rose, curious how an aromatic chain of hydrocarbons can evoke our deepest emotions"

Or does this not count becuase he was under worm-influence? It's certainly the most intelligent sentence he's ever produced.

BTW...does anybody know the joke which ends with Fry saying "Well...once in the park"? Something about being flashed by an old man or something? I just can't seem to remember the whole joke, or the episode it was in....anyone?
Kryten

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« Reply #43 on: 11-27-2002 11:07 »

It's right when Cubert wazkes up for the first time, in "A Clone of My Own".

All: *gasp*
Cubert: Oh, come ON... haven't you ever seen a genius's wiener before?
Fry: Yeah, once, in the park.
Omicronian

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« Reply #44 on: 11-27-2002 19:27 »

Thank you Kryten! That was really driving me crazy! When that episode
aired and I heard that line for the first time...I thought I would die laughing (I have a very immature sense of humor)
eggsandwich

Starship Captain
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« Reply #45 on: 12-17-2002 08:31 »

Michelle: "Fry, is it really you?"
Fry: "I don't know. Is it really you?"
Michelle: "What do you mean you don't know? Are you you or not?"
Fry: "Who wants to know?"


heheheheh
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #46 on: 12-17-2002 16:29 »
« Last Edit on: 12-17-2002 16:29 »

Funny lines, but hardly an example of intelligent vocabulary. The idea is to find words said by Fry, that would generally be out of his league. As if he ate some of you.   wink

welcome to PEEL, eggsandwich. Enjoy it here.   smile
Sweet Clyde

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #47 on: 01-01-2003 14:04 »

"Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt Monsignor."
Smitty

Professor
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« Reply #48 on: 01-01-2003 14:20 »

Not really intelligent vocabulary but very good mathmatics from Fry:

"How could you deliver a million papers in less than an hour?"
From 3ACV12
M. Proctor

Starship Captain
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« Reply #49 on: 01-02-2003 05:30 »

'No I'm.. doesn't!' (I think that is what it was)
Asuka

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« Reply #50 on: 01-02-2003 06:35 »

i donīt know, there is sooooo much to say  smile
SQFreak

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« Reply #51 on: 01-09-2003 22:36 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Joe25:
How Hermes Requesitioned his Groove Back - Fraternized(sp?)

Wasn't he only repeating something that Morgan said/was on the form?
Jesus

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« Reply #52 on: 01-11-2003 12:09 »

He sais much smart aboute Startreck in that episode, donīt remember the name, but he is smart in that episode...
ZombieJesus

Lost Belgian
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« Reply #53 on: 01-11-2003 12:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Jesus:
...Startreck ...

Are you trying to get yourself killed?
Teral

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« Reply #54 on: 01-11-2003 12:41 »

He's Jesus, ZJ. He'll just be resurected on the thrid day.

Anywho, the episode is "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", in which Fry make a bowstring out of caterpillars. And the only reason why he sounds smart, is because all nerds have an encyclopediac knowledge in their area of interest.
Jesus

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« Reply #55 on: 01-11-2003 12:46 »

(I canīt qoute so i just koppied it)

Quote Teral:
And the only reason why he sounds smart, is because all nerds have an encyclopediac knowledge in their area of interest.

so does i...
That make me a nerd, ohh wait, it does, still i wont resurect so if you could please,do not kill me, please...
Smitty

Professor
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« Reply #56 on: 01-14-2003 12:35 »

"I can explain. It was once milk and, well, time makes fools of us all!"
- How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back

That was too quick witted for Fry and when did he learn to call yoghurt "fool"?
Clacker

Bending Unit
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« Reply #57 on: 01-20-2003 00:37 »

"The planets Comploding!!"

one of my favorites  big grin
Kristi
Starship Captain
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« Reply #58 on: 04-01-2003 19:15 »

"...I was deliberately describing a similar situation."
-Jurassic Bark

Way too intelligent for Fry.
Tele-Toby

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« Reply #59 on: 04-03-2003 09:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Mike!:
"I love symposia!"


I think this is more of a case in which he didn't understand what the word actually meant when he heard it.

I get the feeling that Fry was thinking of ambrosia, that gelatinous marshmallowy horror served up at Thanksgiving.


As Seen IN TV,
Tele-Tobias
Denton

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« Reply #60 on: 04-03-2003 11:19 »

-In Luck of the Fryish-
Fry:And Since when is he a thee!!
Bender: Your Twice the thee he ever was
asianlightning

Starship Captain
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« Reply #61 on: 04-03-2003 11:27 »

Less than hero:

Leela, is who that parrot is imitating telling the truth by proxy?

--or something to that effect....
Mike!

Bending Unit
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« Reply #62 on: 04-03-2003 16:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Tele-Toby:
 
I think this is more of a case in which he didn't understand what the word actually meant when he heard it.

I get the feeling that Fry was thinking of ambrosia, that gelatinous marshmallowy horror served up at Thanksgiving.

Hmm.. I don't know.  The Professor referred to it as a symposium, didn't he, so Fry must have been smart to know the plural, unless it was a lucky guess.  I just thought it was funny to hear him saying 'symposia'.. You don't hear that word often.

Being, English, though, I suppose I might not have made the connection with 'ambrosia', what with it being a Thanksgiving Day thing.. We do have a brand of custard called Ambrosia here though.. Mmm.. that's nice.   tongue
Kristi
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« Reply #63 on: 04-03-2003 21:34 »

Welcome to PEEL, Tele-Toby.
Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #64 on: 04-04-2003 01:04 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by evan:
Commie-Nazis?

"We believe in a strong central government with a figurehead who has all the power...but all the people have all the power too! Everybody's a facist dictator!"

LOL!!

  laff

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana
GROUCHO MARX
Leela03

Crustacean
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« Reply #65 on: 04-13-2003 16:47 »

hmmm I'm not sure Fry is stupid, but I defiently think he has lack of commen since. Commen since is very different than intelagance...
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #66 on: 04-13-2003 18:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Mike!:
 Hmm.. I don't know.  The Professor referred to it as a symposium, didn't he, so Fry must have been smart to know the plural, unless it was a lucky guess.  I just thought it was funny to hear him saying 'symposia'.. You don't hear that word often.

Being, English, though, I suppose I might not have made the connection with 'ambrosia', what with it being a Thanksgiving Day thing.. We do have a brand of custard called Ambrosia here though.. Mmm.. that's nice.    tongue

Yeah, I commented on the "symposia" thing a while back in something I called "pedantically hypercorrect diction" in Futurama.  I don't think Fry is the only one who uses it in the show.  The thing that amused me most of all is that "symposia" is today considered overly precise in America.  The preferred form is the far less formidable sounding "symposiums."  Of course, nerds like me just can't accept that and continue saying it JUST AS GOD INTENDED. 

In my boring-as-hell etiological analysis I would say that there is one or more of the following factors afoot here:

1) Fry is a smart person who is convinced that he is dumb and therefore convinces everyone else of that.

2) Fry tries, albeit unsuccesfully for the most part, to use big words and fancy concepts in his speech to cover up his stupidity, with the moral that being pedantic is not necessarily the same thing as being intellgient.

3) Fry is a longtime fan of science fiction and the lesson here is that sci-fi literature can ennoble the mind of even a simpleton.

4) There are many types of mental prowess and the English language tends to lump them all together in vague terms like "intelligence," "wisdom" and "knowledge" -- terms that no one ever really differentiates.  The point being that a person can have enormous peaks and valleys between these different abilities and most people around him or her can't tell them apart so they categorize that person inaccurately according to just one of those traits. 

5) There is no number five. 

5a) Ambrosia (the American marshmallow concoction) only tastes good for about the first thirty seconds, or first three ounces, whichever comes first.  Thereafter it serves mostly as an emetic. 
MattyB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #67 on: 04-21-2003 14:38 »

"No I'm...doesn't" - The Route of all Evil

lol
Shiny Metal Ass

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« Reply #68 on: 04-22-2003 07:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
 Yeah, I commented on the "symposia" thing a while back in something I called "pedantically hypercorrect diction" in Futurama.  I don't think Fry is the only one who uses it in the show.  The thing that amused me most of all is that "symposia" is today considered overly precise in America.  The preferred form is the far less formidable sounding "symposiums."  Of course, nerds like me just can't accept that and continue saying it JUST AS GOD INTENDED. 

In my boring-as-hell etiological analysis I would say that there is one or more of the following factors afoot here:

1) Fry is a smart person who is convinced that he is dumb and therefore convinces everyone else of that.

2) Fry tries, albeit unsuccesfully for the most part, to use big words and fancy concepts in his speech to cover up his stupidity, with the moral that being pedantic is not necessarily the same thing as being intellgient.

3) Fry is a longtime fan of science fiction and the lesson here is that sci-fi literature can ennoble the mind of even a simpleton.

4) There are many types of mental prowess and the English language tends to lump them all together in vague terms like "intelligence," "wisdom" and "knowledge" -- terms that no one ever really differentiates.  The point being that a person can have enormous peaks and valleys between these different abilities and most people around him or her can't tell them apart so they categorize that person inaccurately according to just one of those traits. 

5) There is no number five. 

5a) Ambrosia (the American marshmallow concoction) only tastes good for about the first thirty seconds, or first three ounces, whichever comes first.  Thereafter it serves mostly as an emetic. 

that is very confusing (except 5)  confused
Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #69 on: 04-25-2003 06:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Shiny Metal Ass:
 that is very confusing (except 5)   confused

What didn't you understand?
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #70 on: 04-25-2003 06:28 »

I think CZ was making a joke with there is no #5
Chanukah Zombie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #71 on: 05-02-2003 04:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
I think CZ was making a joke with there is no #5

I think so too.  Of course there's a number five.  You see it all the time, every day, and there are probably even a few on this very page! 
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #72 on: 07-01-2003 21:08 »

CZ It's definatley not #1. It just can't be. I had the same thoughts when i started to watch Futurama but that can't be, He's just to dumb.
reverend

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« Reply #73 on: 07-09-2003 10:11 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2003 10:11 »

I think the writers are just poking holes in their own scripts for fun. The joke is that Fry wouldn't say those things in a million years. You get lots of stuff like that in Futurama, like when the professor says genetic engineering is 'meaningless science fiction mumbo-jumbo', then says Gunther's hat harnesses the power of sunspots to produce cognitive radiation. It's poking fun at its own inconsistencies. My evidence for this is that Homer also had an episode in which he used intelligent vocab, but I don't think he ever uses it normally. Or am I wrong? If I am, it just proves I'm right, and that they do the same thing in the Simpsons (sorry, DID the same thing ... ).
Turanga, A

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« Reply #74 on: 07-10-2006 01:29 »

There was one simpsons episode where Homer became smart because he had the crayon that was lodged in his brain remove which mave him as smart as Lisa, but he couldn't stand and it went back to being a moron.
TomAllen

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« Reply #75 on: 07-12-2006 15:17 »

As I've said in other forums -- er, fora -- Fry isn't stupid.  He's just badly educated.  Pretty much like most of us from the 20th century.  Fry can be very intelligent in some cases.  In others, he wants to wear lead aprons to protect him from high gravity.

But remember -- Steven Hawking was apparently a regular at Panucci's Pizza.  Fry probably heard words like "symposia", "proxy", and "the" from Dr. H., our present version of Professor Farnsworth.
Sk8PrO

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« Reply #76 on: 07-12-2006 21:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Turanga, A:
There was one simpsons episode where Homer became smart because he had the crayon that was lodged in his brain remove which mave him as smart as Lisa, but he couldn't stand and it went back to being a moron.

Yes. And there is also an episode where he use good vocabulary because Marge wanted to order a tape he could listen at night to lose weight, but he got a vocabulary tape instead.

David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #77 on: 07-13-2006 11:52 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by TomAllen:
But remember -- Steven Hawking was apparently a regular at Panucci's Pizza.

Stephen Hawking in a pizzeria?  Preposterous!
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #78 on: 07-13-2006 20:18 »

Fry may be a dull dim moron. Sometimes he has times of brilliance.  Like some people here posted about the big words he sometimes uses.  I've always believed that Fry has some lucky times and that's why he sometimes talks intellegent.
Dai

Starship Captain
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« Reply #79 on: 07-13-2006 20:31 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Just Chris:
"They're like sex, except I'm having them!"

Correction, Fry: "having it".

He is reffering to a they so "having them" is actually correct... surely?
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