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KurtPikachu2001

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« : 06-22-2005 16:46 »

Did the writers name that character after that politician from the 1950's Adlai Stevenson?
GreyThinkyWhale

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« #1 : 06-25-2005 20:08 »

Probably not...
Spacedal11

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« #2 : 06-25-2005 20:46 »

Well they got the name Futurama from a 1920's car ad.
futz
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« #3 : 06-25-2005 21:00 »
« : 06-25-2005 21:00 »

More likely the GM exhibit/ride at the 1939 World's Fair by the same name. Architecture is similar too. Add some 50's tail fins too.
Spacedal11

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« #4 : 06-25-2005 22:33 »

That is what I meant. Cause I've seen on eBay old ads that were for sale. It's pretty cool.
wildeggplant

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« #5 : 07-05-2005 23:01 »

I think it's just supposed to sound cheesy/clique, like the character. like, "oh, chaz..." leela's got a thing for those guys... i guess "fry" doesn't sound dreamy enough
Spacedal11

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« #6 : 07-05-2005 23:13 »

*Seductively* Oh Fry.

Works for me.
majorica
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« #7 : 07-06-2005 10:28 »

I used to think that he was called Adelaide (like in Guys and Dolls), I used to pronounce it ah-dlah-ee sort of.

I can think of many dreamy names that are cheesier than Adlai, usually named after regency area romance novel heroes.
wildeggplant

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« #8 : 07-06-2005 14:37 »

yea, that's the point, i think
Shaucker

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« #9 : 07-11-2005 16:21 »

Give up any search for relevance. It's just a cliche 1940-50's name.
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