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futuramafreak

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« on: 03-21-2004 20:49 »

How come Leela's parents call her Leela when that's her last name?  Isn't that their last name too?  Also with Fry's parents.

CrazyDoc

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« Reply #1 on: 03-21-2004 20:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2004 20:56 »

Her full name is Turanga Leela - and we're supposed to believe that 'Turanga' is the surname part, as shown by the fact that her father's name is Turanga Morris, and her mother's name is Turanga Munda.

Which begs the question...if she got married to Fry, would that make her name Fry Leela?
futuramafreak

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« Reply #2 on: 03-21-2004 21:01 »

CrazyDoc, we have a conundrum.
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 03-21-2004 21:19 »

She wouldn't have to take his last name. Or if she did she could easily change her whole name around to be Leela Fry. Once you decide to change your name you can pretty much change the whole thing to whatever.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #4 on: 03-21-2004 21:35 »

Leela is very progressive and wouldn't change her name even if she got married.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #5 on: 03-21-2004 21:37 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2004 21:37 »

What CrazyDoc said can't be right because they said that Leela's 1st name is Turanga, so her parents must be Munda and Morris Leela, which leads us back to my 1st post.


 
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Originally posted by futuramafreak:
How come Leela's parents call her Leela when that's her last name?  Isn't that their last name too?  Also with Fry's parents.

Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #6 on: 03-21-2004 21:41 »

In "Less Than Hero" on the envelope it says "Turanga, Morris and Munda", so last names must come first for mutants or something.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #7 on: 03-21-2004 21:41 »

futuramafreak

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« Reply #8 on: 03-21-2004 21:48 »

Which means that the surface-dwellers don't know so they think that her 1st name is Turanga, but it isn't, it's Leela.  Now that makes sense, but it doesn't explain Fry and his parents calling him that.
Mercapto

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« Reply #9 on: 03-21-2004 21:54 »

Did they ever call him Fry?

In Luck of the Fryrish and Jurassic Bark his family calls him Philip.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #10 on: 03-21-2004 21:57 »

Oh.  I thought they called him Fry.  Huh.  What about his co-workers?  I can understand how Fry sounds cooler, but...
Mercapto

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« Reply #11 on: 03-21-2004 22:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2004 22:12 »

A lot of people choose to go by their last names for various reasons. It could simply be he had classes with another guy named Philip in school or worked with one, and that he was referred to by his last name to tell them apart and eventually the name just stuck. Or maybe he just liked Fry better.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #12 on: 03-21-2004 22:13 »

Meh.
Maltho

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« Reply #13 on: 03-21-2004 23:37 »

Space Pilot 3000...

Woman: Good afternoon sir!

Fry: Mmm! [The woman turns around - she is a cyclops] Eurgh!

Woman: Name?

Fry: Uh...Fry.

Woman: I'm Leela. Now it's New Years Eve so I'd like to decide your fate quickly and get out of here!

See, even when they introduce themselves to begin with they use their last names. Panucci calls him Fry too. Hmm...
Nixorbo

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« Reply #14 on: 03-21-2004 23:48 »

Turanga-Fry Leela.  Makes sense to me.

People going by their last names isn't all that uncommon, is it?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #15 on: 03-22-2004 00:01 »

Hardly anyone calls me Alex...
Yinger36

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« Reply #16 on: 03-22-2004 00:14 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
Hardly anyone calls me Alex...

Exactlly, just about the only people that call me "Aaron" are my professors & parents.  Everyone else chooses a variation of my lastname, or various nicknames.
Zed 85

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« Reply #17 on: 03-22-2004 04:44 »

Fry does sound better than Phil or Curtis (no offence to anyone here with those names)

If they married I think it would sound better as Leela Turanga-Fry perhaps. Just to go opposite to what Nix said  tongue
Leela Fry or Fry Leela doesn't have an extremely nice ring to it does it?  hmpf
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 03-22-2004 16:09 »

Maybe the mutants are descendants of the Bajorans? That would also explain Leela's oversized nose.  tongue

Aslo, what Venus, AJ and Nix said.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #19 on: 03-22-2004 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 00:00 »

The getting married thing doesn't matter because (no offense to Fry), it ain't happenin'.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #20 on: 03-22-2004 21:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Maybe the mutants are descendants of the Bajorans?
Or maybe just eastern Asians.
Shaucker

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« Reply #21 on: 03-22-2004 22:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Maybe the mutants are descendants of the Bajorans?
Or maybe just eastern Asians.

Hmm, interesting, although everything said about the mutants gives evidence to them being evolved from New Yorkers-although the names 'Munda';'Leela'; and 'Turanga' all sound as if they have some kind of Eastern etymology...

If you don't eat meat, you'll break out in vaginas.
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #22 on: 03-29-2004 00:35 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 00:35 »

 
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Originally posted by futuramafreak:
The getting married thing dosen't matter because (no offense to Fry), it ain't happenin'.

Hey, it did happen once, in Time Keeps on Slippin'.

edit:
I didn't realize this was a week old, sorry.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #23 on: 03-29-2004 01:12 »

And again in The Farnsworth Parabox, but they were both "alternate" realities.  Who cares how old the thread is, it can still be an argument if something like that is to come up.  In which case, if you're not completely satisfied, I hate you.
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #24 on: 03-29-2004 02:12 »

Wait, what?

Time Keep als on Slippin' was alternate reality?
futuramafreak

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« Reply #25 on: 03-29-2004 02:39 »

I called it alternate because... I don't know.  It's like it didn't really happen.
Allen

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« Reply #26 on: 03-29-2004 13:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 13:17 »

But it did happen. Time just skipped forward. Just because we don't see all the events leading up to it and they got divorced in what seemed like 5 seconds later doesn't mean it didn't happen.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #27 on: 03-29-2004 17:03 »

But Leela didn't marry willingly because she didn't know what Fry did.  I was talking about them actually falling in love.  That's what wouldn't happen.
Allen

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« Reply #28 on: 03-29-2004 18:22 »

What were you on and where can I get some? She did marry willingly, but she didn't know she did. Time didn't make some random event just appear, the motive for that event had to be there. The Professor and Globetrotters hypothesize building star mover, but need funding (skip) They have funding and need to build it (skip) Machine's built, now begins the hard task of mounting... (skip) Ray is mounted. Off you go apparently. wink

My point here is that the skips are sequential. Leela and Fry did fall in love and get married. The problem is that they fast fowarded through that, but it did happen.

My point is that the time skips were not alternate. They happened within this reality and for that wedding to happen, they had to have fallen in love (The note in the sky is a big clue in supporting evidence wink)

This is all I'm going to say because we've gotten horribly off-topic.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #29 on: 03-30-2004 00:47 »

I agree, it did happen willingly, BUT, if time went by regularly, it eventually would have happened.  Time skipped over it, so it happened, but nobody had any memory of it, because it didn't happen happen.
Allen

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« Reply #30 on: 03-30-2004 03:04 »

 
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Originally posted by futuramafreak:
I agree, it did happen willingly, BUT, if time went by regularly, it eventually would have happened.  Time skipped over it, so it happened, but nobody had any memory of it, because it didn't happen happen.

One last thing. Reread what you just said and see if you can make sense of it.


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futuramafreak

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« Reply #31 on: 03-30-2004 03:23 »

It might be possible.  We have the technology.  We can rebuild it.  It happened, but not in their memories.  Does that make sense?  And if it doesn't, it's a cartoon.  It doesn't have to make sense.
Allen

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« Reply #32 on: 03-30-2004 04:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 04:08 »

You know you bring up an interesting point. I was in the backseat of the car when my mother met her ex-boyfriend. Years later, they both don't remember me being there. So was I? The answer is of course. You were trying to argue that it didn't happen and that it was an alternate reality. You now agree that it was not, that it was real. Case closed. :-D Your other attempts to explain it are becoming silly. Just because we don't remember something, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Edit: And now I really should walk away, this has gone on far longer than I'd wanted.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #33 on: 03-30-2004 14:19 »

Agreed.
Bender + Zoidy

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« Reply #34 on: 03-30-2004 18:24 »

this is one wierd thread.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #35 on: 03-30-2004 22:00 »

Once again, agreed.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #36 on: 03-30-2004 23:54 »

second.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #37 on: 03-31-2004 01:16 »

But, you do have to admit that without the time skips, they wouldn't have gotten married because they would never have to move stars.
Allen

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« Reply #38 on: 03-31-2004 16:28 »

I don't HAVE to admit anything.  wink I don't think anything I can say will convince you that Fry and Leela marrying is not outside the realm of possibility. I don't know why you think the way you do. All I can do is shake my head. I can see being against them getting married, but to take the position they could never have a romantic relationship is a new one on me.   
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #39 on: 03-31-2004 17:09 »

Well, the parallel Fry and Leela got married, just because of a coin flip. So, the real Fry and Leela could to I guess. Not that they should.
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