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little e

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« on: 10-27-2003 00:18 »

fry is always portrayed as somewhat of a loser when it comes to love...but he hooked up with amy (probabally one of the more attractive girls on the show), that one girl who was his boss on "hermes requisitioned his groove back", and his girlfreind from the past (although she plays him...twice).  you would think that the girls who he dates would be unattractive since he is kinda a loser. but anyways, does anyone think that if the series had continued, fry and leela would have hooked up (if only for a one night stand?)
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 10-27-2003 00:35 »

Nah.

Look, in TDHAIP, Leela and Fry never even ask each other out! Fry would never have stumbled upon the idea of writing an opera had it not been (most coincidentially) for the Hedonismbot, and the hands were coincidentially from the Robot Devil. The last episode, being a whole spoof on the different forms of irony left out the real passion and replaced it with some dull humor. I think she only wanted Fry to play some more at the end to

A) Make him feel better
B) Make sure that she can hear, since NOBODY FIXED HER EARS! SHE STILL HAS CALCULON'S ANTENNAES!
C) Give the ep an ending so passionate that non-shippers vomit at it, and shippers croon at it

But then again that's just me, and I'm one of the few people who hates TDHAIP. Honestly, that episode is just... not right. There's something difficult to explain, but that one didn't cut it as a standard Futurama episode, for me...
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #2 on: 10-27-2003 00:36 »

It is sort of odd that such a loser can get involved with so many women, but his old girlfriend Michelle was just using him, and Morgan was only interested in him because she had a weird fetish.  Amy liked hanging out with him at first, and as they said, one thing led to another.

The last episode strongly implies that Fry and Leela do finally "hook up," and not just for a one night stand.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #3 on: 10-27-2003 00:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
The last episode strongly implies that Fry and Leela do finally "hook up," and not just for a one night stand.

I disagree, but I've stated why already and there's no sense in repeating myself...

I guess Fry has better luck in the future. After all, he seems to fit in better there, it's increased his chances of not being taken for a loser (except by close friends). He snagged a date as far back as LLLIS (the woman at the Hip Joint who was from the 2100's, "when cyborgs took over the earth" ). And some of this may have been the writers having fun with him ("why couldn't she have the fish part on the top, and the lady part on the bottom?" ).

But I digress, and am likely wrong as well.
Squeezit

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« Reply #4 on: 10-27-2003 00:40 »

Because that's how it is in real life. Some women, although attractive by social standards, are totally and utterly desperate and will date any breathing thing with a dong. In fact I'm thinking of several guys in particular who should have to go to the pound to find a female who won't run at the sight of them, but somehow manage to land females with looks AND jobs.

But, compared to them, Fry is a great catch. He has a job, no visible fungus, no annoying ticks, and no criminal record.
little e

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« Reply #5 on: 10-27-2003 00:42 »

thats how i interpreted the last episode also, (that they do end up together)...but maybe im just a romantic.  however, i dont think that they would have played out the romance if the series had continued, i think the chemestry b/w them was better as the love-stuck fry endlessly persuing leela to no avail. 
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #6 on: 10-27-2003 02:59 »

The problem with Fry isn't that he can't get women to go out with him: He's decent looking, fun, witty, and when he wants to be, very nice.  He is, however, imature (but hell, he's in his twenties), he is easily distracted, and he tend to care more about sex than relationships..., but again, he is in his twenties.  And he has had some luck, Morgan was into dirt, and the women from the Radiator Planet..., well, the less said, the better.

He has usually gone for shallow relationships..., but his feelings for Leela have raised him a bit..., he has had a chance to get to know Leela and to see that he does need to improve himself so that they can have someting real.

Which is why they have a chance, and why (despite AF's rant) that Devil's Hands is a good episode.  In Parasites Lost, Fry touches Leela, but only with the help of the parasites.  With the Devil's hands, he can do it again.  But, in the end, Leela asks him to play, and he touches her with his own hands.  He has grown so that the "beauty is in his heart." 

That being said, I think Leela had every reason to be "a fully justified and prudent fool."
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #7 on: 10-27-2003 14:12 »

Loosers always get the chicks (damned loosers).

Fry and Leela were destined to one day "get it on" but I bet the writers were planning to let it drag out for many seasons before the ultimate episode where those two finally admit their love for each other.  Then the show would have gone into a Niles and Daphne / Sam and Diana / you- name-a-couple-that-ruined-a-show type tailspin and then the goodness of the show would have been ruined forever.
SweetShrimp

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« Reply #8 on: 10-27-2003 19:21 »

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the writers meant for the end of "The Devil's hands..." to be fairly open-ended.  Can't remember what the reasons for that were though, but I like that bit of speculation.

And I'm not sure what would've happened after that episode.  I do think that if, eventually, Fry and Leela did get together, the writers would've attempted to keep their relationship fairly similar to the way it was when they were friends.  I can't picture an enitre rest of the show where they're both swooning over each other...I'd imagine the writers would want to keep it a little more subtle.  And while that may, possibly, piss of some of the really heavy shippers, it would've worked.  There are relationships where the two people involved generally act like they're just good friends, aside from the occasional flirtation or kiss (my boyfriend and I are pretty much like that).  That's how I think things would've been between Fry and Leela, had the series continued, and had they hooked up.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #9 on: 10-27-2003 19:30 »

They meant i tto be open-ended because they had a hunch that'd it'd be the final episode. So they left it just closing enough to fit the fianle (which usually I like better when things are pen-ended, despite that I always wonder what really happens..)

Anyway, Fry isn't really a loser. He is a funny, nice, cute guy. The only bad thing about him is that he's immature at times, but that has declined throughout the series, which is part of the reason why Leela is starting to fall for him (also she's becoming more easy-going as well).  Also, he isn't the smartest guy either, but he's fun and quite a caring person.

Oh well, we'll never really know for sure what happens between them...that is, until my next fic comes out... evil laugh
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #10 on: 10-27-2003 19:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
He has grown so that the "beauty is in his heart." 

"The music's bad and you should feel bad!"

Heh, go Zoidberg. Anyway, I happen to note that Fry is too distracted and not fast enough to play the Holophoner. I recall him saying his fingers couldn't keep up with the music (or something like that) from either Parasites Lost or TDHAIP, meaning sure he had the music, but he'd be damned if he could play it without some skill. And if Leela really loved him and not just how he played the Holophoner, WHY'D SHE DUMP HIM IN PARASITES LOST??

Just curious.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #11 on: 10-27-2003 19:51 »

Because she was in anger, she was mad that he'd got rid of the parasites.  She was also in shock how immature he seemed (which, when not in comparison to when he had the worms, is really just regular for him).

He wasn't as mature then, either.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #12 on: 10-27-2003 19:54 »

I forgot to mention my bias against Leela, but anyway, she's always toying with him and taking advantage of him! Like in IITM, she really liked that kiss she gave him. I swear, didn't you see the expression on her face? She wants to be the dominant one in the relationship.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #13 on: 10-27-2003 19:59 »

Of course she does. It's in her nature. Which is why their relationship would most likley work out- Fry is willing to do whatever Leela says. She didn't really like the kiss, she thought he was back to thinking he was human, and smiled because, well, how could the smile on Fry's face in that scene not make you smile?! It was damn cute.  smile
SweetShrimp

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« Reply #14 on: 10-27-2003 21:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
Because she was in anger, she was mad that he'd got rid of the parasites.  She was also in shock how immature he seemed (which, when not in comparison to when he had the worms, is really just regular for him).

He wasn't as mature then, either.

It didn't help that he was talking about his past fling with Amy (who Leela isn't the most fond of) either.  That seemed to be the last straw.

Question: Which episode are you two talking about?  I'm not understanding the abreviation for this one.

Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #15 on: 10-27-2003 22:06 »

IITM = Insane in the Mainframe, my ultimate favorite episode  big grin
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #16 on: 10-28-2003 02:49 »

Sweet Shrimp is right, Leela' dumps him, not because the parasites are gone (she doesn't know at that point,) but because Fry has his baggie of massage oil and was going to give her the same massage he gave Amy.  She is jelous enough of Amy, and being reminded of and treated just like Amy is not a great way to court her.
Venus

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« Reply #17 on: 10-28-2003 11:52 »
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she knew the worms were gone by that point. But i agree that she kicked him out because he was talking about Amy and not because he had gotten rid of the worms. She seemed unsure, like she might let him stay, but as soon as he mentioned Amy she wanted him gone.
Sil

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« Reply #18 on: 10-28-2003 12:18 »

Can you blame her though? God, if my boyfriend started talking about some ex-girlfriend while still in the hope of getting some, I'd do more than just throw him out *reaches for the chainsaw*
davierocks

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« Reply #19 on: 10-28-2003 14:15 »

I think the show would have descended into "niles'n'ndaphne together" awfulness, and the show lasted say a few more seasons, i think that Fry and Leela's relationship would have lasted one at the most.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #20 on: 10-28-2003 14:41 »

The way it's done is hilarious though!

"And I'll give you one of my super-backrubs like I used to give Amy when we were going out and she seemed to uh oh..."
SweetShrimp

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« Reply #21 on: 10-28-2003 15:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Can you blame her though? God, if my boyfriend started talking about some ex-girlfriend while still in the hope of getting some, I'd do more than just throw him out *reaches for the chainsaw*

I think most girls would feel the same way (my boyfriend would have his head beaten in), which was the point.  They wanted to show that Fry was back to being a tactless guy again.

Poor Fry, he was so close too...
  roll eyes
nagrub

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« Reply #22 on: 10-28-2003 20:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2003 20:16 »

imo fry and leela were always going to get together. leela was going to see how much fry cared about her some time, like in time keeps slippin(if thats what its called?) when they actually get married, because of what fry wrote in the stars. fry has always been looking for a way to show leela how much he loves her, but he's too dumb to do it. kinda know how he feels,heh :P yeah, they were always gonna get together and i like to think that they did after the devils hands.
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