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John Pannozzi

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« Reply #120 on: 01-12-2005 17:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
And what constitute a "true Matt Groening cartoon"? The guy have made exactly 2 cartoons in his life.

[Marge mode] He's made 3 cartoons [/Marge mode]

Life in Hell, the Simpsons and Futurama.
David A

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« Reply #121 on: 01-13-2005 15:41 »

Um, Life in Hell isn't a cartoon.  It's a comic strip.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #122 on: 01-13-2005 18:15 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Um, Life in Hell isn't a cartoon.  It's a comic strip.

Comic strip=non-animated cartoon.
VCH

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« Reply #123 on: 01-19-2005 02:11 »

Hey yo yo yo, what all the age stuff about. The Characters ages are stated on the special featurez section of all seson 2 DVDS.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #124 on: 01-19-2005 02:22 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2005 02:22 »

So you are saying that the characters' ages are on all the discs of Season 2?  I need to take another look at the Season 2 DVDs
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #125 on: 01-19-2005 10:51 »

I think he's talking about those Bender-vision-y special features menus. But Nibbler's age is the only one that's listed. 3,277.
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« Reply #126 on: 01-19-2005 11:18 »

Wait, didn't Nibbler say that he was around at the beginning of the universe? How is he only 3,277?
David A

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« Reply #127 on: 01-19-2005 14:08 »

No, Nibbler said that his race was around at the beginning of the universe.  He never said that he personally was that old.
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« Reply #128 on: 01-19-2005 17:16 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
No, Nibbler said that his race was around at the beginning of the universe.  He never said that he personally was that old.

Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. Now I remember.
Fry_Afro

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« Reply #129 on: 01-22-2005 18:35 »

matt says that hermis is ~43
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #130 on: 01-26-2005 10:28 »

Here's how I pictured it:

Fry: 28/29
Leela: 27/28
Bender head: 1004
Bender body: 4
Dr. Zoidberg: 45
Hermes: 43
Farnsworth: 165
Amy: 19-20


Maybe we'll never know they're real ages, after all in Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles when they all got out of the Fountain of Aging Leela chirped, "I might be a few years younger!"  That might be possible as well! 
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« Reply #131 on: 02-05-2005 07:22 »

I would say the Fry and Leela are about 28 but due the events of Teenage Mutant Leelas Hurdles they would be physically about 26
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« Reply #132 on: 02-22-2005 19:06 »

Labarbara is probaly in her late 30s.Hermes is probaly in his early 40s
mint

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« Reply #133 on: 02-23-2005 21:12 »

Fry: 24
Leela: 27
Bender head: very old
Bender body: vert young
Dr. Zoidberg: no idea
Hermes: 40
Farnsworth: 100ish years old
Amy: 18 to 20

FrysGf

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« Reply #134 on: 03-01-2005 12:45 »

Fry>25!!!
GenderBender26

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« Reply #135 on: 03-01-2005 16:06 »

Fry:25
Leela:25
Amy:21-25
Hermes:35
Labarbra:30-35
Farnsworth:161
Dr. Zoidberg: 40
Bender's head: OLD
Bender's body: 4

It tells you in the show how old Fry, Leela, Farnsworth, and Bender are.
Venus

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« Reply #136 on: 03-01-2005 16:08 »

Fry and Leela aren't 25 anymore. They aged.
Teral

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« Reply #137 on: 03-01-2005 16:21 »

Plus we're never told  exactly how old Leela is, just that she's born 20-something years ago.
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« Reply #138 on: 03-01-2005 16:30 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2005 16:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Fry and Leela aren't 25 anymore. They aged.


O yeah, sorry, Forgot.

Yeah we are, Leela says she dosent want to die at the age of 25 in Loves Labour Lost in Space, when the planet is about to break.
Teral

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« Reply #139 on: 03-01-2005 16:32 »

Which Bender then reveals to be untrue, unless they'd hit a timewarp somewhere.
mint

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« Reply #140 on: 03-01-2005 16:36 »

Cartoon characters don't aged, no?

Venus

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« Reply #141 on: 03-01-2005 16:58 »

 
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Which Bender then reveals to be untrue, unless they'd hit a timewarp somewhere.

I think he was just being mean. I doubt he'd go out of his way to find out her age to begin with.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #142 on: 03-01-2005 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2005 18:01 »

Age is subjective, especially after TKOS and TMLH.  However, here's what we know about birthdates:

Fry: 1975
I believe this was mentioned in TLOTF, but I could be mistaken.

Bender: 2998
He's three years old in 3001 (Season 3 before the Xmas episode.)

Leela: between 2974 and 2984
She was born "20-something years ago" in LH, which we have determined to be in either in 3003 or 3004.  Personally, I'd support 2974 or 2975, having her slightly older (biologically) than Fry.

Professor Farnsworth: 2841
He turned 160 in 3001 (Season 2 after the Xmas episode.)

Cubert Farnsworth: Apparently neither he nor Dwight ages, since they are constantly 12, but going by ACOMO, he'd have been created in 2989.

Everyone else, as far as I know, is just guesswork.
Venus

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« Reply #143 on: 03-01-2005 19:12 »

Didn't Dwight and Cubert turn 13 during Route of all Evil?
Wooter

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« Reply #144 on: 03-01-2005 19:19 »

No, it was Bender should not be allowed on TV .
MartyMcFly

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« Reply #145 on: 08-22-2005 13:27 »

According to Futurama Comics #20, Hermes was born in 2959, thus making him 40 as of the pilot episode. He would have turned 41 at some point in 3000, and by 3004 would have been 44/45 depending on when his birthday is.
Rosa

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« Reply #146 on: 05-29-2007 20:33 »

in 3003,Fry is 23,because in 1999 he's about 20.
I think so
JustNibblin

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« Reply #147 on: 05-29-2007 20:55 »

Not an age question, I know...

Who is taller, Fry or Leela?
Sine Wave

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« Reply #148 on: 05-29-2007 21:16 »

I'd go with Fry, as he slouches and doesn't have platform boots.
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« Reply #149 on: 05-30-2007 08:47 »

Their heights are set just perfectly so that Fry and Leela can look eye-to-eye most of the time, yet Leela can still manage to easily put her head on his shoulder.

JustNibblin

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« Reply #150 on: 05-30-2007 10:24 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2007 10:24 by JustNibblin´ »

You and I are apparently thinking of the same scene in Why of Fry, Xanfor, the one that prompted my question:



Here he's a few inches taller, even though she's in high heels!  I had the impression in most other episodes they were more evenly matched in height, but can't remember an example.  Perhaps he's just too surprised to slouch in this scene.

Love Fry's expression, by the way.    smile
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #151 on: 05-30-2007 12:28 »

In the comic book issue where Fry, Leela, and Bender get small and got into bottles, Leela says she and Fry are over 30. 

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« Reply #152 on: 05-30-2007 12:45 »

It was my understanding that Leela was intended to be older than Fry, when the series began.  However, because of the relationship between them, they wanted to make their ages closer.  I still picture Leela as being at least 2 years older than Fry.  I don't think the age difference hurts their relationship at all, if anything it makes it more interesting.
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« Reply #153 on: 05-31-2007 07:06 »

 
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Originally posted by JustNibblin':

Here he's a few inches taller, even though she's in high heels!  I had the impression in most other episodes they were more evenly matched in height, but can't remember an example.  Perhaps he's just too surprised to slouch in this scene.

I always thought that since Leela accepted the flower happily, it gave him the confidence to stand up straight and not slouch. And then she put her head on his shoulder, so that made him even happier... After all, that is a sign of trust, isn't it, girls?


Ralph Snart

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« Reply #154 on: 06-02-2007 11:12 »

In "My Three Suns", Leela states Fry as being 25 years old.

Paraphrasing:

Doesn't anybody think that it's suspicious that a 25 year old delivery boy can waltz in, drink the emporer and not be killed?"

As for Leela's age, I read somewhere that the original script for the pilot episode had she saying that she was 30 years old with no date for New Years but was modified to bring her age closer to Fry's.

They have always been coy about Leela's true age and I have the feeling that she's the type to find a way to fudge the age meter backwards a few years.  wink
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #155 on: 06-02-2007 12:41 »

Well, in Love and Rocket, Leela says : 'blah blah something-I dont wanna die at the age of 25'

At which Bender says, 'unless we hit a time warp, I wouldnt worry about it'

but then again, I havent read this thread really, so this may be way off.
Sine Wave

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« Reply #156 on: 06-02-2007 12:54 »

Well, it could be Bender being mean, but also when he's mean there's usualy some truth to it. However, my conviction is that Fry and Leela are roughly the same age, being about 29 by the end of the 4th production season (3003). This would also be about the upper limit for Leela's age, as she's "twenty-something" in Leela's Homeworld, and having her younger than Fry wouldn't really mesh very well with comments like the one above.
Marcus
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« Reply #157 on: 06-02-2007 13:39 »

"it could be Bender being mean, but also when he's mean there's usualy some truth to it..."

Nice way to put it... sort of like Bender = House before House even existed... except he was born c. 970 years after House. And was manufactured, not born. And is a cartoon. And likewise House is a character in a tv show.

Gah.

Anyway, interesting if true... Any other examples of Bender being mean by telling the truth? Telling Leela she's 'a one-eyed freak with a dead pet' (ISTE) is one, but it's a little basic... anyone got anything more subtle?

It's almost unique in mainstream shows (esp. cartoons), I think, that the adult characters age in Futurama. Wonder if they'll keep it up in the new shows... lovable 20-something losers are funny, but will it work as well if they're in their 30s? Assuming a birthdate of 1975 for Fry and 2975 for Leela, shouldn't they have moved on a little if they set the new shows in c. 3007?

Me, I'd fudge the issue of their ages...
Sine Wave

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« Reply #158 on: 06-02-2007 13:48 »

Well, I think the new stuff is set around 3005, but still, I hope that some stuff has happened and they haven't just been in hibernative naptosis for two years.
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« Reply #159 on: 06-09-2007 18:04 »

One factor that hasnt been considered in dating all the characters, is that we are talking about a different millenium.
Age judgements have been made in comparison to current standards. It is conceivable due to genetic engineering, sophisticated cosmetic surgery or not forgetting that all scifi classic chestnut radioactive mutation ( im sure there was a nuclear war sometime between when fry was Frozen and unfrozen ). That the characters could either be hundreds of years old or maybe only like 5 0r 6 years old but greatly advanced in development by current standards.

Just a thought.....

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