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PEE Poll: Whose death would be most tragic?
Fry   -31 (37.8%)
Bender   -8 (9.8%)
Leela   -25 (30.5%)
Amy   -3 (3.7%)
Hermes   -1 (1.2%)
Professor   -3 (3.7%)
Zoidberg   -6 (7.3%)
Scruffy   -5 (6.1%)
Total Voters: 82

Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #40 on: 03-18-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by zapperdan:
the delivery buisness would have no captain, so the professor would go bankrupt and hermes would be busted down for letting it happen.

Out of the Professor's previous crewmembers, the "most alive" is left in a Captain Pike-style wheelchair/life-support thing communicating through beeps. While Leela's death would ruin the show, I'd hardly say that the death of one crewmember would put Planet Express out of business.

Also, how the hell is Scruffy beating Bender?

F is the 6th letter of the alphabet.
O is the 15th letter (1+5=6)
X is the 24th letter (2+4=6)

Hence, FOX = 666
Spacedal11

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« Reply #41 on: 03-21-2004 14:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
If Leela died, not only would there be no captain for the PE ship, which would mean no space travel, but Fry would break down like Leela in The Sting, and Amy wouldn't be able to make those jokes like "So this is where you shop for your boots!" or "Do they come in women's sizes?"    wink
That is true but think that the way that Fry "died "in the Sting would summon the best way for him to die. But I Liked it when LeeLa cracked. 

  wink
Kryten

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« Reply #42 on: 03-21-2004 21:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
 Also, how the hell is Scruffy beating Bender?


Well, duh. They could just get a new one.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #43 on: 03-22-2004 00:41 »

i like the fact Fry and Leela are tied.
Teral

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« Reply #44 on: 03-22-2004 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
Also, how the hell is Scruffy beating Bender?


Bender's death wouldn't be tragic.  tongue For one it gives us funny PEEL-threads.

Compare that to losing the wisdom of Scruffy, he has much to teach us.
LLL

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« Reply #45 on: 12-31-2004 16:49 »
« Last Edit on: 12-31-2004 16:49 »

Leela's death would be tragic because she is so fit!  cry  that's what I think anyway. The only good thing would be that fry would be devastated and might commit suicide. THAT would be good!!!!!   evil laugh
athena1999

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« Reply #46 on: 01-01-2005 19:36 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2005 19:36 »

Fry's death would be quite tragic, but basically all of the characters' deaths would be tragic because they all add to the show and influence others' personalities.  I think the series could go on without Fry, the professor, Hermes, Amy, Zoidberg, and possibly Bender, but I think Leela's would be the most tragic because she's basically the reason Fry is alive.  Not only does she save his ass most of the time, but I doubt Fry's life would be worth living without him.  Leela is basically the star of the show now, and the viewers are able to feel sorry for her rather than contempt because we know about her upbringing.  Without Leela, there might be a chain reaction of deaths:

-First, Fry would die either because Leela isn't there to get him out of the situation or will commit suicide because he cannot go on without her.  (Also, Zapp Brannigan would definitely do the same, but who cares?)

-Next, without Fry to be his "buddy" and keep him company, Bender will seize this opportunity to put the suicide booth to good use.

-Third, Professor Farnsworth will need to find a replacement crew in order to make his meager wages.  He could die of a heart attack finding replacements or die out on the streets in a freak organ-replacement accident.

-Fourth, a crack team of replacements (Amy, Zoidberg, Cubert, and Scruffy) will be under the management of Hermes Conrad.  Zoidberg will accidentally wreck Hermes's office like a tornado with claws, so Hermes is boned come the next inspection.  His demotion/downsizing will get him so overwhelmed he will jump off the PE roof and meet his end.

-Fifth, Zoidberg broods over the loss of his "friends" and will jump into the Old Faithful geyser, or just a steaming hot bath.  If he does not commit suicide, he will definitely die out on the streets.

-Amy runs away and lives with Kif on Amphibios 9.  Her parents are enraged that they paid money for an engineering degree she never got, so in a fit of rage, they kill both Amy and Kif.  Realizing what they did drives them both mad and... well, the chain just goes on from there.

Leela could live through Fry's death, but anyone's death is not the same.

One last note: I felt that just for a moment, Futurama had JTS during "The Sting," especially when that royal jelly made a carbon copy of Fry.  I knew it wasn't Fry, but then when I found out it was Leela's dream, I felt that Futurama never JTS.
AsaB

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« Reply #47 on: 01-01-2005 20:07 »

That's an interesting analysis athena1999 (huh, I need a new avatar  wink).A bit unrealistic at times, but interesting nonetheless  big grin

As for my vote, I'd say Fry. I know that Leela's death would most likely have more impact on the show, as many have pointed out, but I simply could not go on if they'd kill Fry off. Futurama couldn't go on nor _be_ without him.
HungryZoid

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« Reply #48 on: 01-01-2005 20:24 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2005 20:24 »

 
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Originally posted by hibob:
I would have to say Zoidburg. I dont know why.. but he talks to me

No I don't! Who says I do?

I tell you what; it would be tragic if all the main characters died - maybe in a battle or something. What an ending to the show that would have been. Or it could be the ending to a Futurma movie?  cry
mint

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« Reply #49 on: 01-02-2005 17:55 »

I think I will go with Fry, then they will have some big sad moments, maybe later on the professor can come up with some way to bring him back to life and everybody will be happy again.



athena1999

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« Reply #50 on: 01-02-2005 20:55 »

 
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Originally posted by HungryZoid:
 No I don't! Who says I do?

I tell you what; it would be tragic if all the main characters died - maybe in a battle or something. What an ending to the show that would have been. Or it could be the ending to a Futurma movie?   cry

Yeah!  It could be another parody of Hamlet!  (In the one done on The Simpsons, everyone died!  One character should spread poison all over everything, including two characters who give each other high-fives and drop dead.)
JDB

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« Reply #51 on: 01-02-2005 21:50 »

It would definetly be between Fry and Leela I think. I can't decide so I won't vote.  hmpf
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #52 on: 01-02-2005 21:52 »

I'm actually writing a fan fic about Fry going to war then takes a bullet for his friend, leaving him with only one month to live, um, I said too much.

*hides in bush*

But I voted for Fry. The death of Leela, Bender or Farnsworth would also be sad.

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #53 on: 01-08-2005 00:15 »

I agree with everyone who said Leela. Fry's death would be tragic, but we've already seen it. In Hollywood, death is like Chicken Pox. Catch it once, and you can never get it again.

That said, I wouldn't want to see any of the characters die. Not even Farnsworth, he's worth keeping around just for all the "inch from death" jokes alone.
Jicannon

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« Reply #54 on: 01-08-2005 01:24 »

Probably mine, but since the famed "Other" isn't on the list, I'd have to say Bender. I mean seriously, who cares about Leela? Shut it up! *dodges a bullet*
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #55 on: 01-08-2005 03:26 »

I voted Fry although i think all deaths would be tragic!
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #56 on: 01-08-2005 14:04 »

I voted for Leela. Ok, as far as the show is overall concerned it's probably Fry but as far as I'm concerned the show just wouldn't be the same without her and I find it hard to be objective about this.

Oh, and Maude was written out of The Simpsons because the actress was given the chop after a labour dispute. All of this is hypothetical of course because the show is suspended but if Katey Sagal couldn't voice Leela anymore they'd probably get another actress to do it. Leela is just to important to the show in general and Fry in particular.
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #57 on: 01-09-2005 04:33 »

I know you've heard it before but,
Welcome to Peel Chug a Bug!  big grin Enjoy your stay here at Nerdworld!
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #58 on: 01-09-2005 08:29 »

Thank you! Thats very kind of you to say so.  wink
Dr.Jerkbird

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« Reply #59 on: 01-09-2005 09:03 »

Anytime!  big grin
VCH

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« Reply #60 on: 01-10-2005 01:20 »

Zoidberg just cuse everybody hates him doesnt mean he should die. Power and fame 2 Zoidberg.

Yea Iz usin unproper Henglish up dere. An so whut. Im the 1 who put the Range in the Rover now itz ova. So bite my unshiny unmetal azz
Shippy Mandy

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« Reply #61 on: 01-11-2005 22:45 »

Leela. I mean, think about it--Fry would be crushed. Also, she's a major character, so the series just wouldn't be the same.

Fry's death would be just as bad, but we've already seen it.
Btb

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« Reply #62 on: 01-22-2005 11:23 »

If Fry or Leela died that would just end the series, which is very bad.  But if Professor died the series would continue but not be the same.  So I would rather have Fry or Leela die and the series end instead of putting up with episodes without the Professor.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #63 on: 01-23-2005 02:43 »

TWOF and WNFHGB were good episodes and they didn't have the Professor in both episodes.  I'm not saying I'm in favor of the Professor dying  or anything, but I'm just saying there have been good episodes that don't feature the Professor.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #64 on: 02-05-2005 07:44 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
One thing I don't like about TV shows is when they kill off a popular or well-liked or well-known character i. e. Maude from the Simpsons.  So wouldn't it be tragic to have one of the popular PE crew members died off?  Which loss would be the worst?

It is hard to decide, w/o Fry and Leela there is no romance, but w/o Bender and Zoidberg there is no comedy.  Fry is the star, but Leela is the heart of the show.

The reason for this topic is that I've read fanfics where they have one of the main characters die. I have respect for the writers who do them, but it is just so sad because the fanfics are so well-written.

I know what you mean all of Brad Rouse's fan fics Ive read have somehow involved a Titanic and with Fry and Leela dying at the end, heres of a summury of them

1-set back in time to the original Titanic, die in sleep in 1969. age guess: in their 80's

2-on a Titanic, a nuclear generater the evaporates them as they kiss. age for both of them: 29

3-on a Titanic, it is sinking, they refuse to get off, they drown. age for both of them:139

Is there another why to kill off Fry and Leela involving the Titanic in the story?

My only grip on reality is with my collection of singing patatoes
LoveForFry

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« Reply #65 on: 02-05-2005 21:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Maltho:
I said Fry as well. Good point, however, that Fry would be devastated if Leela died. I chose Fry becuase the show is about Fry. Fry fell in the cryogenics tube, Fry came to the year 3000, Fry's nephew gave them the jobs, the whole show revolves around Fry. Fry IS Futurama.

Just what I was thinking. Leela, or Bender dying would definatley be tragic, but for fry to do die? If the series was still being produced and that happened, it would probably end the series.
Hobo puppy

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« Reply #66 on: 02-05-2005 23:05 »

I voted for bender because bender dying would be the saddest, without him fry would be miserable and boring (as we see in godfellas) and his famous immoral humour would be lost from the series.
Charles RB

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« Reply #67 on: 02-05-2005 23:12 »

The Professor. It's inherently sad to have old people dying, and especially someone as zestful and death-cheating as ol' Farnsy.
tire
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« Reply #68 on: 02-07-2005 23:10 »

 
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Originally posted by chib:
Fry is a pivitol character, and while the death of Leela would be tragic, Fry's (not) dealing with it could be an interesting character curve.

Also Fry is apparently the most important person in the universe. Unless his dying was part of the Niblonians plans then they wasted their time.

Actually, thinking about it, Nibbler did refer to Leela as 'the other' or something similar. Maybe one or both of their deaths is vital for the future of the universe.

Wow, deep. Or utter gibberish. Whatever
what he said, thanks for saving me time.  smile
MrMoose

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« Reply #69 on: 02-09-2005 01:32 »

Even though I didn't vote for Fry, a though just occured to me. Fry's death would be the worst because wouldn't the title "Futurama" need to be changed? Since basically everyone else in the show is living in their present time and Fry is the only one who is really in the "future" it wouldn't really work right. It would still be the future to us but that's not really the point.....I think.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #70 on: 02-09-2005 01:49 »

So...who did you vote for?
spacemonkey

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« Reply #71 on: 02-17-2005 17:25 »

This may sound....
Well , Very odd.
But I think Scruffy , Yes Scruffy's death would be the most tragic!
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #72 on: 02-18-2005 20:14 »

^That's just a joke vote, like writing Mickey Mouse on a ballot.
Tweek

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« Reply #73 on: 02-19-2005 02:59 »

Leela, none of the characters matter all that much with the possible exception of Amy  tongue
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