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« Reply #40 on: 09-25-2003 08:56 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2003 08:56 »

Woah! I made this thread ages[/i] ago! I guess I may as well say thanks to you all.
We've at least got a half-assed understanding of it now.   smile

EDIT : And check out the TOTPBD on the newly polished floor.
John C
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« Reply #41 on: 09-25-2003 09:33 »

Does it really matter if they age? Just about everyone on the show is an adult, it's not like ten years are supposed to have taken place and they're still kids.
Xmpel

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« Reply #42 on: 09-25-2003 16:09 »

Also after Teenage mutant Leelas hurdles it might be hard to tell.
Rover

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« Reply #43 on: 09-25-2003 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2003 18:59 »

A man can change his age too you know.
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #44 on: 09-25-2003 21:19 »

LaBarbara is probably in her 30s i suppose
TinyTimBot

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« Reply #45 on: 09-26-2003 05:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
Also after Teenage mutant Leelas hurdles it might be hard to tell.

Hey yeah. I mean the whole PE gang were stuck there in the fauntain thingy longer than everybody else and considering how fast the thing works, Leela may as well be younger by Fry by at least 3 years after that. "Hey i think i may be a few years younger!"
Rhodan

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« Reply #46 on: 09-28-2003 10:00 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2003 10:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
  I agree with all except Leela.  I would guess Leela is around 31-33 (probably 30 when the show begins).  I would look at Fry as being in between Amy and Leela in age. 

Leela has accomplished alot, and has matured.  And the way Bender says "not unless we hit a timewarp" sounds like that 25 isn't even close.  But, remember, a women may always lie about her age.


Actually, Leela was stated as "around 20" in "Leela´s homeworld".
Teral

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« Reply #47 on: 09-28-2003 10:38 »

She was born "20-something years ago", meaning she could be anything from 21-29 in "Leela's Homworld". Coupled with the line in "Brannigan Begin Again" I think she was 29 in "Leela's Homeworld".

Making her 27 during "Brannigan Begin Again" and 26 in SP3K. A bit young for a police/paramilitary officer, but not unbelieveably so.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #48 on: 09-29-2003 22:24 »

Okay I have a theory...In A Taste of Freedom Fry had never heard of Freedom Day and if this show is supposed to have them age and stuff then why hadn't Fry heard of it 'cause this episode took place supposedly 5 yrs after he was first unfrozen.Riddle me this!
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #49 on: 09-29-2003 22:25 »

They could have been on a misson the past few Freedom Days... you really never know.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #50 on: 09-29-2003 22:41 »

Well tis not like he wouldnt have heard of it then.I just think that it is an unaging show like The Simpsons.But thats just me. =/
Donbot

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« Reply #51 on: 09-30-2003 00:28 »

In case some of you forgot, there was a major factor in "Teenage Mutant Leela Hurdles" that determines their ages.  After they got older, they found that Leela and Amy got a little younger than their original ages and Fry and Bender got a little older than their original ages.  Just wanted to remind y'all.
Ranadok

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« Reply #52 on: 09-30-2003 01:10 »

Where is that info regarding Fry and Bender from, Donbot?  I don't remember anything about that in the episode. That, and I interpreted Amy's claim that she was younger as an excuse to lie about her age. 
Regarding the Freedom Day question: Perhaps Freedom Day isn't an annual event... is anything said to that effect in A Taste of Freedom? (come to think of it, Nixon does say something about the past year... dang, there goes that theory...)
Frymeister

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« Reply #53 on: 09-30-2003 01:25 »

No one seems to get older or smarter within the past 3 years.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #54 on: 09-30-2003 05:36 »

The Professor was 160 in A Clone of my Own and 161 at the start of Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles so they do age. As for 1 of the gang's point about Freedom Day, even if the characters don't age that episode was still set in 3003 while they have never changed the fact that Fry woke up on December 31st 2999 so that still gives four Freedom Days (In the same way that the Simpsons kids have experienced about 15 Halloweens despite the fact that the oldest one is only 10). I'm going to agree with Asylum-Fry's explanation for this one, either that or he just got so drunk he forgot about it.
Baker

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« Reply #55 on: 10-07-2003 02:25 »

How old is Zapp??
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #56 on: 10-07-2003 02:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
I'm going to agree with Asylum-Fry's explanation for this one, either that or he just got so drunk he forgot about it.

I didn't think my thought was that convinving...

Well, you all realize that the Futurama writers aimed to throw off our judgement of aging with Time Keeps On Slippin' and Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles, right? After those, who can say HOW old they really are? The professor is older than 161, Leela's younger than 28, and we hadn't a clue as to some of the other characters' ages. It's meant to be a secret.

Yup, my two cents sure go a long way.
NibblerJr

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« Reply #57 on: 10-07-2003 09:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Bobby King:
look at Hermes age at http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/CharacterBios/hermes.dhtml
That was probably written b4 Dwight came along.


NibblerJr:That jeep driving bastard
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Teral

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« Reply #58 on: 10-07-2003 14:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Baker:
How old is Zapp??

I'd say late 30's to mid 40's. Even though Zapp clearly have connections higher up in the DOOP hierachy (why on Earth would he be promoted otherwise?) he still had to put in his share of lowly ensign time, before starting his rise.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #59 on: 10-07-2003 14:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
(why on Earth would he be promoted otherwise?)

The Dilbert Principle?  wink
1 of the gang

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« Reply #60 on: 10-07-2003 21:30 »

Okay so I looked at Hemes' profile at gotfuturama.com and that just does not seem like a probable guess...there is no way Hemes is 25...I mean he was in the 298?(not exactly sure on which yr in the 2980's it was) Olymics representing earth so that would have to make him at least 30 something!
winna

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« Reply #61 on: 10-07-2003 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
Well, you all realize that the Futurama writers aimed to throw off our judgement of aging with Time Keeps On Slippin' and Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles, right? After those, who can say HOW old they really are? The professor is older than 161, Leela's younger than 28, and we hadn't a clue as to some of the other characters' ages. It's meant to be a secret.

It's kinda like which state the Simpsons lives in... No one is for sure, but I'm getting close to guessing it.  wink  roll eyes
1 of the gang

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« Reply #62 on: 10-11-2003 00:20 »

If u put all the clues together u will eventually find out how old they are and what state the Simpsons live in.
M0le

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« Reply #63 on: 11-30-2003 06:04 »

Leela may not have been lying about her age you know, and Bender could have just been saying that to insult her. You never know.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #64 on: 11-30-2003 10:48 »

Here's how I pictured it:

Fry:  25
Leela:  24
Bender:  4
Prof. Farnsworth: 160
Hermes:  42
Zoidberg: 36
Amy:  20
Mom:  150
Mom's Sons:  I'd say in their 30's sure don't act like it!

It doesn't matter if they age or not thoughout the episodes.
John C
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« Reply #65 on: 11-30-2003 11:39 »

Zapp may even be somewhere near 50, since I assume the average lifespan is somewhere around 140 years old.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #66 on: 11-30-2003 12:25 »

Anyway, this is what I think from the clues I have:

At the start of the series:
Fry- 24
Leela- 25
Bender (head): 1004
Bender (body): 4
Hermes- 42
Zoidberg- 35
Zapp-37-ish
Prof. Farnsworth: 160
Amy- 23

If you want to assume the show ages, which I think it does, add 3 to all their ages.  smile
John C
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« Reply #67 on: 11-30-2003 13:24 »

I doubt Mom's sons could possibly be in their 30's. Assuming that at least one is Farnsworth's child, they'd have to be at least (somewhere around) 70. Maybe they use stem cells.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #68 on: 11-30-2003 13:27 »

Maybe she secretly stole some of his sperm after they broke up.
MartyMcFly

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« Reply #69 on: 12-02-2003 08:59 »

I'd agree with M0le, and say Bender was just insulting Leela. She is more mature though and doesn't act 25 so maybe Bender thought she was older than 25 when she was 25.

 
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Originally posted by Frymeister:
No one seems to get older or smarter within the past 3 years.

Yes and no. I'd say Fry has gotten smarter over the years. He does less dumb things like deciding to swap his lungs for gills. He's still not that intelligent, but he is smarter IMO. Maybe because of loving Leela?  wink

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Teral

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« Reply #70 on: 12-02-2003 15:43 »

Hmm, the context of the scene makes it pretty clear that Leela is indeed lying about her age, and where as Fry is too polite to correct her, Bender throws it right in her face.

Additional evidence: In TMLH when Leela say she might be a couple of years younger (and this time I'm sure she telling the truth) Amy think she's lying, but chimes in and wink at her. So at least Amy think Leela make herself seem younger like most women (present company excluded, ofcourse).  wink
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #71 on: 12-02-2003 16:54 »

I don't think the characters age, except when necessary... you know, the only character who they've really had age chronologically is the professor, because it was significant for the episode that he should age. I'd think the characters won't age over time... but, unfortunately, the show won't run for another decade, we really don't get to find out.

...by the way, you can't figure out what state the Simpsons live in, since it's now (more)impossible to be anywhere. They'd said the town of West Springfield is three times the size of Texas.

...finally, first post here. Nice to be a member.
MSZ

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« Reply #72 on: 12-02-2003 17:34 »

And Nibbler ? How old are Nibbler ? In "I Second That Emotion" PE crew celebrated his 5th birthday, but in "The Why of Fry", we find out he is live in 20th century. Well, how old are he ?

I came from far universe - Poland (Europe) !
Sorry 4 my poor English :-)
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #73 on: 12-03-2003 17:11 »

Welcome to PEEL MR. MastodonFarm!

I have a little to say... already said it in the Zoidberg's age thread but what the hell.  It's the closest thing I come to rational deduction.

You'd think that Zoidberg's people grow up rapidly - theoretically a large proportion of Decapod 10 died at the end of WMIBACIL? (2ACV05) But there was still a sizeable invasion force in A Taste of Freedom (4ACV05) if there were enough of them to enslave humanity; some of those Decapodians must have come from the mating season we saw in season two.
However, in A Fishful of Dollars (1ACV06), when it is revealed that the Decapodians are responsible for the extinction of the anchovy, Zoidberg goes nuts when he smells them on the pizza ("That stench, that heavenly stench!" ), implying that he knows what they smell like - he must have had anchovies before.  Now, I don't remember the exact date, but I think it's the 2200s that the Professor states as the time the anchovy became extinct. So how old does that make Zoidberg....?
John C
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« Reply #74 on: 12-03-2003 17:31 »

 
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Originally posted by MSZ:
And Nibbler ? How old are Nibbler ? In "I Second That Emotion" PE crew celebrated his 5th birthday, but in "The Why of Fry", we find out he is live in 20th century. Well, how old are he ?

Why do people keep pointing this out? 5 is his assumed age, meaning that they really don't have a clue.  roll eyes
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #75 on: 12-03-2003 22:06 »

Has anyone checked out the Season 2 DVDs? On one of the DVDs' special features menu has a Bender-vision of Nibbler, and his age underneath... somewhere around 3,279 years old? I can't remember. Anyway, if someone could verify this....
CyberKnight

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« Reply #76 on: 12-04-2003 04:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Welcome to PEEL MR. MastodonFarm!

I have a little to say... already said it in the Zoidberg's age thread but what the hell.  It's the closest thing I come to rational deduction.

You'd think that Zoidberg's people grow up rapidly - theoretically a large proportion of Decapod 10 died at the end of WMIBACIL? (2ACV05) But there was still a sizeable invasion force in A Taste of Freedom (4ACV05) if there were enough of them to enslave humanity; some of those Decapodians must have come from the mating season we saw in season two.
However, in A Fishful of Dollars (1ACV06), when it is revealed that the Decapodians are responsible for the extinction of the anchovy, Zoidberg goes nuts when he smells them on the pizza ("That stench, that heavenly stench!" ), implying that he knows what they smell like - he must have had anchovies before.  Now, I don't remember the exact date, but I think it's the 2200s that the Professor states as the time the anchovy became extinct. So how old does that make Zoidberg....?

Or, to get around that, maybe Zoidberg's people pass down smells genetically through their offspring? In order to help them locate food more easily?
bender+fry

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« Reply #77 on: 12-04-2003 05:26 »

 
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Originally posted by 1 of the gang:
It is actually never spesified in show how old Leela,Amy,Zoidberg,and Hermes are but I'd say...
Fry:28
Bender(head):1004
Bender(body):4
Professor:153
Leela:28
Amy:25
Zoidberg:35
Hermes:45

The professor can`t be 153, he was 160 in A Clone of My Own.
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bender+fry

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« Reply #78 on: 12-04-2003 05:42 »

Nibler is 3277 in the special features of season 2. My guess is that he is either 3277 or 3278.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #79 on: 12-05-2003 19:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:Zoidberg goes nuts when he smells them on the pizza ("That stench, that heavenly stench!" ), implying that he knows what they smell like

Or alternatively, he just really likes the smell. He never says he remembers it or anything so maybe there's just something about it which sets decapodians off like that (explaining why they fished them to extinction shortly after arriving on Earth).
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