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EspanolBot

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« : 01-22-2004 02:40 »

Fry's family have strange names. Are they made up or just really obscure?
M0le

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« #1 : 01-22-2004 03:42 »

I think they're just obscure. I've heard people called by both of those names in real life before.
David A

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« #2 : 01-22-2004 06:16 »

You've never heard the name Enos before?  Don't you watch The Dukes of Hazzard?  Oh wait, I guess they probably don't show that in Britian.
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« #3 : 01-22-2004 08:51 »

I've always wondered about where they got Zoidberg from....?

It never ceases to amaze me how many times you see/hear a word you've never heard before with only 26 letters in the alphabet....
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« #4 : 01-22-2004 09:15 »
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The Pittsburgh Steelers used to have a wide receiver by the name of Yancy Thigpen.

Enos, as previously stated, was a character on Dukes. Enos Slaughter was an outfielder for the Cardinals and Yankees in the 1950s and 60s.

I think both of these names are supposed to be traditionally southern, but I think the real point of them was that they're American names. Probably won't find a lot of Brits or Aussies named Enos or Yancy, and if there's one thing Fry's family certainly is, it's stereotypically American.

Apparently, the proud Fry family tradition of stupid names continued for a thousand years, as Hubert is a pretty bad name if you ask me.
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« #5 : 01-22-2004 09:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
I've always wondered about where they got Zoidberg from....?
Zoidberg's name is derived from a game David X Cohen made called Zoid. It's on the DVD commentry for Episode Two: The Series Has Landed
Bushmeister

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« #6 : 01-22-2004 11:49 »

Pretty obscure where I live but I have seen such names in the US before so I would't say they were made up.
Mouse On Venus

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« #7 : 01-22-2004 12:46 »

"There once was a man named Enos..."
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« #8 : 01-22-2004 16:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
I've always wondered about where they got Zoidberg from....?
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Zoidberg's name is derived from a game David X Cohen made called Zoid. It's on the DVD commentry for Episode Two: The Series Has Landed

And the "berg" part makes it sound Jewish.
David A

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« #9 : 01-22-2004 17:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Birdbot:
Zoidberg's name is derived from a game David X Cohen made called Zoid. It's on the DVD commentry for Episode Two: The Series Has Landed

I always thought that his name had something to do with these guys.
Gleno

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« #10 : 01-23-2004 19:06 »

Ah yeah I forgot about that....wonder what that game was like....
KittinGas

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« #11 : 01-24-2004 10:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
"There once was a man named Enos..."

Not as bad as:
"There once was a man from Uranus..."
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« #12 : 01-24-2004 13:21 »

...somebody should start up a limerick thread. Prizes for filthiness, perhaps?
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« #13 : 01-28-2004 07:40 »

Oh and the name Hermes, which I find obscure, was named after Matt Groening's Hermes typewriter, as mentioned in the commentary for (I think) The Series has Landed. Names are just derived from all sorts of places, and yet they still fit the characters.
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« #14 : 01-28-2004 08:06 »

Yeah, imagine if Hermes' name remained Dexter. That'd be... interesting.
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« #15 : 01-28-2004 08:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
I've always wondered about where they got Zoidberg from....?

It never ceases to amaze me how many times you see/hear a word you've never heard before with only 26 letters in the alphabet....

His name is John, what's so strange about that?
Gleno

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« #16 : 01-28-2004 09:03 »

I meant Zoidberg....smart arse  :p
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« #17 : 01-29-2004 08:33 »

My theory about the Enos 'Grandfather' thing is that Yancy was probably his middle name.  Remember in Luck of the Fryish in the scene where Fry was born his Dad told Yancy that the name was used for many generations.  So, maybe his name was Enos Yancy Fry. 
Gorky

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« #18 : 01-29-2004 16:36 »

Could be.......
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« #19 : 01-29-2004 16:46 »

I thought Enos was Fry's mothers father Well technically it was Fry himself) due to the red hair.
Yancy is definity meant to be an old name sice it goes back to
"Minuet man Yancy Fry, who blaster commies in the American Revolution"
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« #20 : 01-30-2004 04:25 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
You've never heard the name Enos before?  Don't you watch The Dukes of Hazzard?  Oh wait, I guess they probably don't show that in Britian.


Oh, they did.

And for some reason the only character I remember is Daisy Duke.

So - there was this brunette with fine legs and, oh, something about a car?

  :)
David A

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« #21 : 01-30-2004 09:59 »

There was a Dukes of Hazzard reunion special a few years ago.  It showed what all the characters were up to after all these years.  I didn't see it, but apparently Enos and Daisy had gotten engaged.
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« #22 : 03-26-2004 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Birdbot:
 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
I've always wondered about where they got Zoidberg from....?
Zoidberg's name is derived from a game David X Cohen made called Zoid. It's on the DVD commentry for Episode Two: The Series Has Landed
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Originally posted by Gleno:
Ah yeah I forgot about that....wonder what that game was like....
It was based on one of DXC's favorite video games named Qix.

-cs™
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« #23 : 03-26-2004 10:11 »

I thought he said the game's name was Zoid.

I'll have to watch it again.
Teral

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« #24 : 03-26-2004 17:05 »

David's game was named "Zoid", but when he described it the game sounded suspiciously similar to "Qix".
PCC Fred

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« #25 : 03-26-2004 17:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
It never ceases to amaze me how many times you see/hear a word you've never heard before with only 26 letters in the alphabet....

With 26 letters in the alphabet, hypothetically there's 456,976 possible four letter words (although the actual number is far smaller because of rules of word structure.)

Imagine how many possible 8 letter words there are.  Or nine letter words.
Jeeto

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« #26 : 03-26-2004 21:49 »

I looked up the meaning of Yancy somewhere and it meant "Englishman", which I kinda thought was a little ironic, Minuteman Yancy. 
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« #27 : 04-01-2004 13:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
Oh and the name Hermes, which I find obscure, was named after Matt Groening's Hermes typewriter, as mentioned in the commentary for (I think) The Series has Landed. Names are just derived from all sorts of places, and yet they still fit the characters.

I heard that on How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back.

CrazyDoc

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« #28 : 04-01-2004 18:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Jeeto
I looked up the meaning of Yancy somewhere and it meant "Englishman", which I kinda thought was a little ironic, Minuteman Yancy.

Yeah, but Minuteman Yancy blasted Commies, not Englishmen.   :D
Alliteration

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« #29 : 04-01-2004 18:12 »

I think Leela's surname Turanga was based off of an opera, forget what it was called though.

I could be completly wrong though, I have a bad memory.
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« #30 : 04-01-2004 18:16 »

how are enis and fry related, i mean fry is his own grandpa, not enis
Venus

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« #31 : 04-01-2004 18:20 »

you mean the Turangalila symphony.
VoVat

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« #32 : 04-02-2004 16:19 »

 
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Yeah, but Minuteman Yancy blasted Commies, not Englishmen.

English Commies, perhaps?  Red Redcoats?
David A

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« #33 : 04-02-2004 16:24 »

 
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Originally posted by VoVat:
 English Commies, perhaps?  Red Redcoats?

[Yancy Sr.]Is there another kind?[/Yancy Sr.]
Alliteration

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« #34 : 04-03-2004 21:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
you mean the Turangalila symphony.

Thats it! Thanks Venus!
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