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{{character infobox
|name=Philip J. Fry
|image=[[File:Fry promo 2.jpg|225px]]
|image text=A [[promotional picture]] of Fry.
|age=At time of freezing: 25; Chronologically: 2046<br><small>(If not counting the events of [[The Late Philip J. Fry|6ACV07]])</small>;<br>Biologically: <!-- please, do not change this, if you have a disagreement, take it up on the talk page --> {{age|2974|8|14}}<br>''See [[#Age|age]] section for more information''
|birth date={{date|14 August}}, [[1974]]{{er|3ACV04}}<ref>{{cite web|url=http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1690915|title=Futurama timeline|author="sam512"|date=2004-12-31|site={{w|Everything2}}|accessdate=2010-9-21}}</ref>
|job=Executive delivery boy at [[Planet Express]],{{er|6ACV16}} previously delivery boy first class{{er|BBS}}
|family=''See "[[#Family|Family]]" section''
|first appear={{e|1ACV01}}
|voiced by=Billy West
{{redirects|Fry|other people named Fry|Fry (disambiguation)}}
'''Philip J. Fry''' (often referred to only by his last name, ''Fry'') is the main protagonist and character of ''[[Futurama]]''. In the future, Fry is the executive delivery boy of [[Planet Express]], which his distant nephew [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth]] owns.  Before being employed by Planet Express in the year 3000 he had worked for [[Panucci's Pizza]] during the late [[20th century]]. On New Year's Eve 1999 he was cryogenically frozen by accident while on delivery. The [[cryo-tube]] timer was set at 1000 years; hence Fry woke to the last moments of the year [[2999]].
== Personality and abilities ==
[[File:Fry.png|left|thumb|100px|Philip J. Fry]]
Philip J. Fry is a dim-witted man from the 20th century who gets frozen for 1,000 years, thawing out on New Year's Eve 2999. His character is largely an attempt by the show's creators to make the connection between the 20th century and the [[31st century]] much easier for the viewers. Often, Fry is faced with differences in the future, which he then relates to things in his time. As a result, he frequently has to defend the actions of the 20th century.
Although he is often depicted as stupid, Fry does occasionally come up with brilliant schemes to save the day, an ability which possibly comes from his intense love of ''[[Star Trek]]''. Fry, rivaled only by the [[energy being]] of [[Melllvar]], has the largest encyclopaedic knowledge of ''Star Trek'' in the future. Another example of Fry's occasional brilliance was during the [[Brain Spawn]] attack on [[Earth]]. With the rest of the crew stupefied, Fry was able to save Earth by exploiting the Brainspawn's weaknesses. Strangely enough, Fry's stupidity appears to be his greatest strength as he the only known person in the universe who lacks a [[Delta brainwave]] and therefore is immune to the Brainspawn's stupification fields. [[Ken]], a [[Nibblonians|Nibblonian]], has noted he possesses a "superior yet inferior" mind. He lacks the Delta brainwave because he is actually his own grandfather {{et|3ACV19}}.
Also because he lacks the Delta brainwave, he is immune to telepathy {{et|5ACV16|2ACV08}}.
Fry is also usually quick to make very rash decisions, such as traveling back to the year 2000 {{et|BBS}} or stowing away on Zapp Brannigan's ship to leave the universe after being upset about [[Colleen]] {{et|TBwaBB}}.
Despite being lazy, Fry's heart is in the right place, and when the situation calls for it, he will rise up to formulate a plan to save his friends, though because of his lack of intelligence he rarely comes up with any good plans.  Fry cares about his friends, and in spite of [[Bender]]'s awful treatment of him at times, he is still willing to risk his life to save him, which Bender reciprocates. However, it shows that Fry enjoys Bender being "mean" to him, because when [[Bender]] has to leave the planet express crew for his own saftey, [[Clamps]] takes his place and behaves in the same way Bender would towards Fry and Fry just laughs and continues.
Fry loves video games, and as such, he is usually shown to be very good at them, although not all games. He never actually managed to finish the final enemy on ''{{w|Space Invaders}}''; he always had to get his brother Yancy to do it for him. Though he may not be good at all games, his skills have made him a crackshot, and he usually mans the ship's weapons when they are under attack. He has also got a lot better at fighting, by "Fun on a Bun" {{et|7ACV08}} Also, Fry absolutely loves sewers, he once surfed (was surprisingly good) in various sewers around Earth cities with [[Turanga Morris]] & Bender, but got temporarily sick as a result.
== Savantism ==
Several instances throughout the series have suggested an abnormal mind tied to savantism and synesthesia:
*Shown in "[[All the Presidents' Heads]]", he is a compulsive counter.
*In "[[Roswell that Ends Well]]" and "[[The Why of Fry]]", he is a colour-gustatory synesthete.
*Throughout the series, he shows great intelligence countered by an inability to properly express it as such.
*He is capable of incredible musical creativity, but lacks the physical means to express it. {{er|4ACV18}}
== Biography ==
=== Early years ===
{{further|Fry's past}}
[[file:FryBirth.png|thumb|right|Fry's birth in [[1974]] with umbilical cord still attached {{et|3ACV04}}.]]
Philip J. Fry was born on August 14 [[1974]], in the [[Brooklyn Pre-Med Hospital]] in [[Old New York]], a native of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Fry is the second son of [[Yancy Fry Sr.]] and [[Mrs. Fry]].
During his formative years, Fry endured a great sibling rivalry with his older brother, [[Yancy Fry Jr.|Yancy Jr]]. Yancy constantly stole his ideas and, shortly after Fry was born, even wanted his younger brother's name. Yancy also frequently belittled Fry. Fry also spent of a lot of time playing video games and watching ''[[Star Trek]]''. He was never admitted to public school because his parents felt it would be a waste of taxpayer's money.
Fry never made a success of himself, and during his twenties (or late teenage years) he got a job at [[Panucci's Pizza]] as a pizza delivery boy. While working for [[Mr. Panucci]], he met up with [[Michelle]] and they began a relationship. On a delivery in [[1997]], he meets up with [[Seymour Asses]], a dog he names after the addressee of the prank caller who ordered the delivery. Seymour becomes his best friend.
[[file:Frozen Fry.jpg|thumb|left|225px|Fry is frozen for a thousand years in a cryogenics tube.]]
=== Cryogenically Frozen - for a Thousand Years ===
{{further|Space Pilot 3000}}
On the fateful night of New Year's Eve, 1999, Fry is sent on another prank delivery to [[I. C. Wiener]]. When he arrives at the destination, [[Applied Cryogenics]], he realizes that it is a prank, but since he won't make it back to Panucci's before midnight, he decides to celebrate the New Year where he is. Then, while leaning his chair too far backwards, he falls into a [[Cryogenic Freezing Chamber|cryogenics tube]], which closes and freezes him for a thousand years.
On New Year's Eve, 2999, the tube's timer finishes and Fry wakes up again. He is not at all sad about leaving his old life behind, and actually happy and relieved that it is all now behind him. He meets [[Turanga Leela|Leela]], who is employed by the Cryogenics Labs to assign [[Career chip|unfrozen people to jobs]]. She tells Fry about his living relative {{Farnsworth|Professor Hubert Farnsworth}}. Leela then tells Fry that the job that has been assigned to him is that of Delivery Boy. Faced with a return to the life of drudgery he knew in 1999, Fry flees. While running around [[New New York]], he enters a [[suicide booth]] (having mistaken it for a phone booth) and tries to contact his nephew.
Fry meets a robot named [[Bender]] in the Suicide Booth and, after narrowly avoiding death, they grab a drink together. After a couple of beers, Bender decides to leave to re-attempt suicide, but Fry convinces him to stay by saying that he has always wanted a robot for a friend (or at least ever since he was six). Leela is still on his trail, though, after being forced by her boss, [[Ipji]], to pursue Fry and force him to accept the career chip.
Leela follows Fry and Bender into the [[Head Museum]] and the ruins of Old New York, before finally catching up with them. To Fry's surprise, though, she decides to quit her job instead of forcing the job of delivery boy on him. Fry suggests they go to his distant nephew, Professor Farnsworth, to see if he can help. After [[Relative Box|confirming]] that he and Fry are related, the Professor decides to hire them as a replacement for his old crew.
[[file:Promo 1ACV08.jpg|thumb|left|225px|Fry with [[Turanga Leela]] (left) and [[Bender Bending Rodriguez]] (middle), his closest work partners and friends.]]
=== Planet Express Delivery Boy, First Class ===
{{further|Season 1|Season 2}}
Fry is hired on at his nephew's company as a delivery boy.  Faced with the ability to travel around space, Fry is pleased with his new position. At first Fry lives in the Planet Express building, but after an [[I, Roommate|apartment hunt]] he ends up living in Bender's closet. Fry immediately develops an interest in Leela but, to his dismay, the feelings are not mutual.
His work at Planet Express sees him thrown into several absurd adventures: he is briefly in a relationship with [[Amy Wong]], and while the company's bureaucrat, [[Hermes Conrad]], is away, he has an affair with the company's replacement bureaucrat, [[Morgan Proctor]]. Neither lasts very long, but when he almost destroys the Planet Express building and Hermes fires him (along with Bender and Leela) he gets Leela's former job by accident and finds his old girlfriend, Michelle, unfrozen.  She does not enjoy life in the future, and asks him to come with her to the year 4000. After they wake up and realize that they are actually just in [[Los Angeles]] two days later, she dumps him in favour of [[Pauly Shore (character)|Pauly Shore]].
At a truck stop Fry eats a bad egg sandwich and gets infected with parasites. The [[worms of Cologne|worms]] give him a complete tune up, and he becomes stronger, smarter, and is capable of impressing Leela with the [[Holophonor]]. He almost sleeps with her, but Fry fears that Leela is falling in love with the worms rather than himself, so he decides to get rid of them. He appears to be right: she immediately asks him to leave when he commits a relationship blunder; namely, talking about his previous fling with Amy Wong.
=== The most important person in the universe ===
{{further|Season 3}}
The Planet Express crew had gone to observe a supernova up close. While the crew prepared for the event, Fry went to make popcorn. He ignores the warning label on the aluminum popcorn pan saying not to cook in a microwave, which he does. The microwave emitted radiation that collided with the wave from the supernova, causing the Planet Express crew to travel back in time to 1947.
After Bender breaks apart, Zoidberg was captured by the U.S. military while picking up pieces of [[Bender]]'s body. Fry and Bender's head attempt to infiltrate Roswell, with the Fry disguised as a soldier. He runs into his grandfather, [[Enos Fry]], engaged to Mildred. Acting on Farnworth's warning, Fry did his best to make sure that his grandfather is not killed, otherwise he in turn would cease to exist. However, he became paranoid in his attempts to protect Enos, driving and locking him in a house in the middle of nowhere. But what he didn't know was that he left Enos within range of a nuclear testing ground, killing him in the resulting explosion. But for some reason, Fry was still existing.
He comforts his grandmother, who begins to make sexual advances on him, which made him uncomfortable. He then reasoned with himself that because he still exists, [[Mildred]] can't be his grandmother and has sex with her. The next day, [[Professor Farnsworth]], [[Leela]] and Bender knock on the window informing Fry that because of his actions, he himself became his own grandfather; Fry realized what he had done and freaked out. Because of the paradox, the Planet Express crew decided that they should get back to their own time, regardless of what it would cause to history. They storm Roswell, rescuing [[Zoidberg]] during an autopsy, Bender's reconstructed body and stealing a microwave satellite dish to return to the future.
It is later explained by the Nibblonians that because of Fry becoming his own grandfather, it caused a genetic abnormality that caused him to lack the delta brainwave, which rendered him immune to the Brainspawn and telepathy in general.
At some point the [[Brain Spawn]] attack [[Earth]] and make all humans stupid. Fry is immune to the attack as he lacks the Delta brain wave. The [[Nibblonians]] work with Leela to get the message to Fry, who confronts [[the Big Brain]] in the New New York Public Library. Fry defeats the Big Brain, but when everyone is back to normal, no one has any memory of his actions and just think he is crazy.
The Nibblonians call for his help again when the Brain Spawn are found to be collecting all information in the universe and plan to to destroy it when their task is complete. The Nibblonians explain that due to him lacking the Delta brain wave, and is immune to the Brain Spawn as long as he avoids prolonged thinking. It is revealed to him inside the [[Infosphere]] that it was [[Nibbler]] who made him fall into the tube and come to the future in the first place. Fry is sent back to 1999 by the Brain Spawn to stop Nibbler from freezing him, but Nibbler persuades Fry to allow himself to be frozen to save Leela's life, as no one would be able to stop the Brain Spawn from destroying the universe in the future.
[[File:Fry pushing himself in 4ACV10.png|thumb|right|225px|Fry pushes himself into the cryotube to save the world.]]
=== A deal with the devil ===
{{further|Season 4}}
During the events with his coworkers, he became a [[Captain Yesterday|super hero]], met the cast of ''[[Star Trek]]'', wound up in a [[Parallel Universes|parallel universe]] where he and Leela had gotten married and gets his [[Human Horn|nose]] cut off.
But his passion and number one thing he always wanted still remains unexplored. He thinks back to when had the worms, and when he could play the Holophonor to impress Leela. Bender suggests that he should make a deal with the [[Robot Devil]], and in an (to the Robot Devil at least) appalling ironic outcome, he gets the Robot Devil's hands. He can play the Holophonor now, and he becomes a famous musician, performing many classical numbers.
[[Hedonism Bot]] hires him to write an opera, Fry decides to write it about Leela. And after the first act of the opera, it is already deemed best opera of all time. But meanwhile the Robot Devil is plotting against Fry to get his hands back, because the Robot Devil is getting tired of Fry's hands. And so in the final act, the Robot Devil interrupts the opera and demands his hands back. Fry refuses, and the Robot Devil explains that if so, he will marry Leela for which she has unintentionally signed. Fry realizes that this ultimatum only has one solution: to give up the Robot Devil's hands. Since he cannot play any more, the opera is credited as the worst ever, though Leela remains behind to hear him finish.
[[File:Lars Fillmore.png|thumb|left|225px|Fry's [[time paradox duplicate]], [[Lars Fillmore]].]]
=== The secret to time travel ===
{{further|Bender's Big Score}}
Planet Express' delivery license is revoked by the [[Box Network]], forcing the Professor to terminate his employees.  But by the time the Professor gets around to telling them (two years later), their license is restored after a change in management at the Box Network- they are back in business. Fry becomes a centre of attention when Alien Scammers (led by [[Nudar]]) take over the Planet Express and find the [[machine language time code]] on Fry's buttocks. Using the code, a virus-infected Bender is ordered back in time to steal all of Earth's valuables from the past. However, Fry is more upset that [[Lars Fillmore]] is getting a chance with Leela.
The scammers feel it best to be rid of the time code once they finally become anxious that the universe will be destroyed. Utilising a mirror, Fry manages to read the code off his buttocks and escapes back to January 1, 2000. Here he attempts to get some food from Mr. Panucci, but is unable to since he has no money from that era. He takes the pizza he delivered to I. C. Wiener, and decides to travel back an hour when the pizza was warm. His [[time paradox duplicate]] refuses to do the same thing and walks off. But Fry himself manages to end up inside the same tube he was originally frozen in. When his frozen self wakes up, he closes the tube after him and leaves the timer for 7.95 years to wake up again appropriate to when he had left.
Even though Lars Fillmore calls off the wedding, Fry is unable to get Leela's attention. After having Hermes and Bender save the Earth, he decides on New Year's Eve of 3007, that Lars and Leela belong together. However, here it is revealed that Lars is the exact same time paradox duplicate he left at Applied Cryogenics.
=== Pope of new religion ===
{{further|The Beast with a Billion Backs}}
After a brief relationship with [[Colleen]], he left through the anomaly and met [[Yivo]], they developed a relationship and Yivo took control of everyone in Universe Gamma (this universe) through tentacles in their necks. The brainwashed people joined [[Yivo's religion]], with Fry as their new [[pope]]. Eventually they found out that the tentacles in their necks were "[[Coinage|genticles]]" and that Yivo was mating with them. The religion was immediately abandoned. He was brought to live on Yivo, but was taken back by the [[Damned Army]].
=== The bearer of the Die of Power ===
{{further|Bender's Game}}
Fry took part in [[Planet Express' Attack on Mombil "Mine"]] and was taken to [[Cornwood]] by Bender's imagination.  Once there, he became [[Frydo]], and was given the duty of carrying the [[Die of Power]] and destroying it in the [[Geysers of Gygax]].  He was eventually corrupted by its power and fought [[Momon]] as a dragon.  Momon won, and Cornwood was destroyed.
[[File:Futurama Into the Wild Green Yonder Fry as Security Guard.png|right|thumb|Fry works undercover as a security guard for [[Leo Wong]].]]
=== Saving the universe again ===
{{further|Into the Wild Green Yonder}}
In [[3009]], Fry was needed by the [[Legion of Mad Fellows]] to help defeat the [[Last Dark One|final Dark One]] and stop it from wiping out all life in the entire universe. Because he lacked the [[Delta Brainwave]], his mind could not be read, and due to an accident he could temporarily read minds. With all of creation on his shoulders, he found the Dark One by chance after believing himself to be it. However, the Dark One was only a [[Desert Muck Leech|small leech]], the [[Violet Dwarf Star]] became the [[Last Encyclopod|final Encyclopod]], which gave the once extinct plants and animals to the universe and easily destroyed the last Dark One, whom [[Dr. John A. Zoidberg|Zoidberg]] then ate. The whole [[Planet Express crew]] flew into a [[wormhole]], after Fry and Leela expressed their true love for each other and kissed.
=== Reborn ===
{{further|Season 6}}
[[File:Mutated Fry.jpg|left|thumb|"Mutated" Fry.]]
After emerging from the Panama Wormhole, the [[Planet Express]] crew crashed just outside the [[Planet Express headquarters|company headquarters]] and was killed in the explosion. [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth]], however, did not die, as he was using a [[safety sphere]] to protect his whole body. The Professor [[Rebirth|rebirthed]] his crew with the [[Birthing Machine]]. In the next few weeks, Fry helped save [[Earth]] from the [[V-GINY]], became one of the most popular [[Twitcher]] users ever after buying [[Mom]]'s [[eyePhone]], and assisted in the passing of [[Proposition ∞]], which legalized [[Robosexuality|robosexual marriage]] in [[New New York]]. Philip also went to [[Planet Vinci]] with his nephew to uncover [[Leonardo da Vinci]]'s shocking secret, participated in the [[Sith-il War|3010 Sith Invasion reenactment]] and forward-time-travelled through three [[Alternate Universes|different universes]]. In August, he witnessed the [[Thuban 9|Thubanian]] Invasion of Earth, went to the [[Robo-Planetoid]] wherein [[Robots]] were capable of both Creation and Evolution and [[The Mind-Switcher|changed minds]] with [[Dr. John A. Zoidberg]] and [['Sweet' Clyde Dixon|Sweet Clyde]]. In September, Fry became one of the [[Sewer Mutants|Mutant]] leaders of the [[Devolution Revolution]] (although he was, in fact, not mutated but was in actuality lodged in the mouth of the mutated ''[[Mr. Astor]]'', which finally granted the [[NNY Sewers|sewer]] people their freedom with equal rights, as well as access to the surface of the city and celebrated his 100th delivery along with the rest of the Planet Express crew members. During that year, [[Fry-Leela relationship|his relationship with Leela]] progressed largely. He also killed celebrated business consultant [[Dan McMasters]], believing that he was [[Blorgulax|a vicious alien killer]].
== Character description ==
=== Family ===
[[File:Fry Family Tree.png|right|200px|link=Template:Fry Family Tree]]
*[[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth]], many-times-great-nephew and many-times-great-grandson
*[[Farnsworth's father|Ned Farnsworth]], Hubert's father
*[[Farnsworth's mother|Velma Farnsworth]], Hubert's mother
*[[Floyd Farnsworth]], Hubert's brother
*[[Cubert J. Farnsworth]], many-times-great-nephew
*[[Igner]], many-times-great-nephew and many-times-great-grandson
*[[Yancy Fry Jr.]], older brother and grandson
*[[Philip J. Fry, II]], nephew and great-grandson, named in Fry's memory
*[[Yancy Fry Sr.]], father and son
*[[Mrs. Fry]], mother and daughter-in-law
*[[Enos Fry]], paternal step-grandfather
*[[Mildred Fry]], paternal grandmother and babymama
*[[Seymour Asses|Seymour]], dog in the 20th century
*[[Turanga Leela]], ex-wife{{er|3ACV14}}, girlfriend {{small|(wife in alternate [[timeline]])}}
*Mr and Mrs. Gleisner, maternal grandparents
*[[Lars Fillmore]],  [[time paradox duplicate]]/older self
*[[Yivo]], ex-spouse
*[[Fry's cousin|An unnamed cousin]]
=== Age ===
Fry was frozen at age 25 for 1000 years making him 1025. Then 4 years later at age 1029 chronologically, was youthisized to age 14, reverse-aged to near unbirth, then re-aged, supposedly to his correct biological age, 29, in the fountain of aging {{et|4ACV09}}. 4 years later at age 33 he went back in time and was frozen yet again for 1007.95 years making him 2040 but still biologically only 33. Based on Leela's speculation there is a chance after the fountain of aging he is less than 30: the Professor never scans them with his age detector. After the events of the fourth movie he is about 2041 years old. His biological age may have reset entirely in "[[Rebirth]]" as, unlike the others, he was reduced to only a lump of flesh and his hair before being reborn. After the events of "[[The Late Philip J. Fry]]", Fry may potentially be over 20 duodecillion(short scale) years old, having travelled through the entirety of the universe twice with Bender and Professor Farnsworth. However, the [[forward time machine]] appeared to be insulated from the passage of time outside of it, and so this has only biologically aged him a few minutes older than he should be relative to the inhabitants of the new universe.
=== Lars Fillmore ===
{{main|Lars Fillmore}}
In ''[[Bender's Big Score]]'', he has a duplicate that lives in [[Old New York]] with [[Leelu]] and everyone from [[Fry's past|Fry's old, 20th-century life]]. He was thought to be killed by an explosion caused by an [[iObey|obedience virus]] controlled Bender, but it actually burns off his hair and damages his voice box, turning him into [[Lars Fillmore]].
=== Relationships ===
[[File:Women Fry slept with.png|thumb|right|The women at Fry's funeral, whom he had previously slept with, signing their lack of impression with his skills in bed.]]
(In chronological order):
*[[Leela]] (''see [[Fry-Leela relationship]] for more info'')
*[[21st-century girl]] (went on a date)
*[[Radiator]] (made out with)
*[[Amy]] (''see [[Fry-Amy relationship]] for more info'')
*[[Petunia]] (went on a date)
*[[Morgan Proctor]]
*[[Ornik]] (snu-snued by)
*[[Mildred Fry]] (slept with and impregnated)
*[[Mrs. Poopenmeyer]] (slept with)
[[File:Neutopia.jpg|thumb|right|Fry as a woman in "[[Neutopia]]".]]
[[File:626-Fry-Anime.jpg|thumb|right|Concept art of Fry in anime style in "[[Reincarnation]]".]]
=== Alternate appearances ===
This list is incomplete.
*'''[[1ACV01]]''': Fry is seen for the first time.
*'''[[1ACV05]]''': Fry dresses up as a robot in an attempt to fool the inhabitants of [[Chapek 9]].
*'''[[1ACV07]]''': Fry drinks the current emperor of [[Trisol]], [[Bont]], but Bont is still alive inside of Fry, and can be seen glowing inside of Fry's stomach.
*'''[[1ACV09]]''': Fry gets his [[Fryfro]].
*'''[[2ACV07]]''': After a [[hovercar]] accident, Fry's head is sewn on to [[Amy]]'s body by [[Dr. Zoidberg]].
*'''[[2ACV09]]''': Fry is seen inside the [[internet]].
*'''[[3ACV04]]''': Fry is seen as a teenager, and more of his 20th century life before he got frozen is shown.
*'''[[3ACV18]]''': Fry appears in the "[[Anthology of Interest II]]" segment, [[Wizzin']], as the Scarecrow in a 'Wizard of Oz' parody.
*'''[[4ACV04]]''': Fry gains super powers and becomes a member of the [[New Justice Team]]; [[Captain Yesterday]].
*'''[[4ACV09]]''': Many younger versions of Fry are seen.
*'''[[4ACV15]]''': Universe 1, 25, 31 and 1729 versions of Fry are seen.
*'''[[ 4ACV17]]''': Fry's nose is taken by aliens as an aphrodisiac.
*'''[[BBS]]''': A [[time paradox]] version of Fry, [[Lars Fillmore]], dates and almost marries [[Leela]], but due to the [[Time Sphere]]'s Doom Field, he is killed.
*'''[[TBWABB]]''': Fry becomes the Pope of [[Yivo]]'s Religion, and is used to make everyone on [[Earth]] accept the tentacle.
*'''[[BG]]''': The [[Cornwood]] version of Fry, [[Frydo]], is seen in [[Bender]]'s fantasy.
*'''[[ITWGY]]''': Fry gets a [[Frida Waterfall|piece of jewellery]] lodged into his head, giving him the ability to read minds.
*'''[[6ACV12]]''': Fry is believed to have [[mutants|mutated]] by [[Lake Mutagenic]], but really just stepped into the mouth of [[Mr. Astor]].
*'''[[6ACV18]]''': Fry is infected with many diseases such as 'Simpsons Jaundice', 'Garfield Syndrome', 'Muppet Gangrene' and an unnamed disease that makes him look like a Smurf.
*'''[[6ACV20]]''': Fry temporarily becomes a woman.
*'''[[6ACV24]]''': Fry is seen as a teenager again, and more of his life in the 20th century is explored.
*'''[[6ACV26]]''': Fry is reconceived in three alternate animation styles: classic black-and-white, old-school videogame, and Japanese anime.
*'''[[7ACV18]]''': Fry is [[fermion-barrier heat-exclusion spray|painted]] completely golden.
*'''[[7ACV19]]''': Fry is reconceived in three different [[TV]]-show parodies: A ''{{w|Scooby-Doo}}'' parody, a ''{{w|Strawberry Shortcake}}'' parody and a ''{{w|G.I. Joe}}'' parody.
== Production ==
The character of Fry was intended as the viewer's representation in the future, with the future being presented to the audience through Fry's eyes. Fry was originally intended to have a [[Pocket Pal]] with him to explain the future for him,<ref name="epLTH-com-dxc">{{cite commentary |speaker={{n|Cohen|David|X.}} |episode=Less than Hero |volume=Four |disc=1}}</ref><ref name="fTBWABB-com-dxc">{{cite commentary |speaker={{n|Cohen|David|X.}} |film=The Beast with a Billion Backs}}</ref> though that idea was scrapped with the future being described through the events the occurred around him.<ref name="epLTH-com-dxc"/><ref name="fTBWABB-com-dxc"/> Fry's jacket is based on {{w|James Dean}}'s outfit in ''{{w|Rebel Without a Cause}}''.<ref name="fSP3K-com-mg">{{cite commentary |speaker={{n|Groening|Matt}} |episode=Space Pilot 3000 |volume=One |disc=1}}</ref>
The story of his brother, [[Yancy Fry, Jr.]], was not an original idea from the beginning of the series, but at the same time, they avoided specifying Fry's siblings in the early episodes, to leave space for additional stories.<ref name="epLOTF-com-dxc">{{cite commentary |speaker={{n|Cohen|David|X.}} |episode=The Luck of the Fryrish |volume=Three |disc=1}}</ref> In the [[Storyboard:Space Pilot 3000|original storyboard]] to [[Space Pilot 3000|the pilot]], Fry mentions having [[Fry's sister|a sister]], but this was abandoned in the final episode.
=== Name ===
[[File:101-Board 62.jpg|left|thumb|The storyboard saying Fry's name "should match [[Phil Hartman]]'s actual spelling".]]
Fry was originally set to be named ''Curtis'', but was renamed Philip to honor [[Phil Hartman]], a voice actor who had played several roles on ''[[The Simpsons]]'' over the years. Hartman was originally set to play [[Zapp Brannigan]] on ''[[Futurama]]'', but died only shortly before ''Futurama'''s beginning. Within the show, Fry was named Philip by his father after Phillips screwdrivers.
Another actor who was intended to play Fry is [[Charlie Schlatter]].
He is not to be confused with Philip J. Fry of Hovering Squid World 97A {{et|4ACV10}}, his nephew [[Philip J. Fry II]] (named after him), or his [[time paradox duplicate]] who later identified himself as "[[Lars Fillmore]]."
== Additional Info ==
=== Trivia ===
*Though incompetent Fry has a very good heart as his mom used to say.
*According to Dr. Zoidberg, Fry is the only employee at Planet Express who doesn't hit him though Zoidberg may have excluded Scruffy as well.
*Survived five heart attacks {{et|1ACV13|6ACV19|6ACV22}}.
*Became Emperor of planet [[Trisol]] in the year 3000 and later in 3008 tentacle pope of the world.
*Probably the greatest ''Star Trek'' fan still alive, with the possible exception of [[Melllvar]].
*Hair was a tad darker in [[Season 1]] than in later seasons.
*Tried to make out with a radiator once. And succeeded.
*Used to drink 100 cans of cola a week back in school, right until his third heart attack.
*In "[[Fry and the Slurm Factory]]", Fry was made infertile by Bender with the Professor's [[F-ray]]. However, he impregnated his grandmother in "Roswell that Ends Well".
**Probably sterilized by the F-Ray, if only temporarily. Speculation leads us to believe that when Fry was infected with worms, he was unsterilized. In the {{commentary|3ACV03}} it was stated that the worms fixed his testicles.
*Addicted to [[Slurm]].
*Usually is the first character to declare something as "dead", although he has no medical experience.
*Once ate a big heaping bowl of salt {{et|1ACV07}}.
*Is a slob.
*Briefly achieved a higher state of existence after consuming 100 cups of coffee.
*Temporarily became convinced he was a robot as a survival mechanism after being admitted to a robot insane asylum.
*Used to find "edible mushrooms" on his bathmat.
*Tried to swap his lungs for gills, and would have succeeded were it not for Leela stopping him.
*Great at video games, but bad at most other things.
*Possesses creative musical talent, but lacks the ability to physically express it.
*Once possessed a lucky [[seven leaf clover]].
*Very impulsive, he has been known to eat food off his head, dance the hustle for days on end, and place his head in craters, to name a few.
*Dropout of [[Mars University (Place)|Mars University]] and [[Coney Island Community College]].
*Loves [[anchovies]].
*The pin number for his [[Big Apple Bank]] account is 1077 (the price of a cheese pizza and a large Soda at [[Panucci's Pizza]]).
*Destroyed the [[Hubble Telescope]] in an epic space battle.
*Cannot swim, or at least not in Slurm, or in Royal Jelly (as far as he knows).
*Has no problems in dealing with robots and aliens, may even be a xenophile.
*Was almost snu-snued to death.
*Was once the Planet Express Ship Captain, but was extremely incompetent.
*Has stupid fingers, which prevents him from playing the [[Holophonor]] properly without outside help.
*Has had both arms, leg, head, hands and nose removed (In his hands case, twice.)
*Was briefly employed at [[Applied Cryogenics]], [[New New York Police Department]] and the [[Head Museum]].
*Very occasionally has flashes of profound insight, but instantly reverts to his usual self and forgets whatever it was he thought of.
*His favorite song is "[[Walking on Sunshine]]" by {{w|Katrina and the Waves}}, though he can only sing the first line of the chorus.
**His cellphone/telephone's ringtone is also this tune.
*He, along with [[Turanga Leela|Leela]] and [[Bender Bending Rodríguez|Bender]], appears in all episodes of the series.
*Had nose stolen by gray, big headed, human poachers.
*Almost had his "wing dang doodle" cut off.
*Is the Most Important Person in the Universe. This may also be true of his parallel self in the Parallel Cowboy Universe.
*His stool type is P-negative.
*His social security number is 03280810. (Note: This is one digit short of that used in actual Social Security numbers. Further, the first three digits of a Social Securty number indicate birthplace. A Social security number starting with "032" would indicate a birth in Massachusetts, which we know is incorrect.)
*Became [[Frydo]] in ''[[Bender's Game]]''.
*Along with Farnsworth, his facial hair is brown despite his hair being red.
*His copy ([[Lars Fillmore|Lars]]) may have worked at a casino at some point between [[2000]] and [[2012]].
*Holds the title of "Universe's #4307697 Delivery Boy", according to his mug, as seen in "[[The Cryonic Woman]]".
*May be able to eat pizza with his feet, though since this was only mentioned in the [[Dubbing|Spanish dub]], it cannot be considered [[canon]].
*Has the ability to eat 5.1 pounds of cotton candy which makes his blood good on pancakes
*In a running gag in "[[The Duh-Vinci Code]]", he believes that the tool used to hammer a nail is another nail.
**Though he has used a hammer to hammer a nail before
*Has apparently eaten rocks.
*Claims to be immortal {{et|6ACV05}}.
*Wrote the [[Delivery-Boy Man (in-universe comic)|Delivery-Boy Man]] comic.
*Has twice suffered from Synesthesia. Once while being [[Roswell that Ends Well|hit by radiation]] and once after Nibbler [[The Why of Fry |wiped his memory.]]
**His synesthesia may be part of his total mental condition (including his lack of the Delta brain wave and idiot savantism).
*There are three people named "Philip J. Fry" besides him: His nephew [[Philip J. Fry II]] {{et|3ACV04}}, [[Phillip J. Fry from Hovering Squid World 97A]] {{et|4ACV10}} and [[Lars Fillmore]], formerly known as Fry's [[time paradox duplicate]] ([[Bender's Big Score|BBS]])
*Usually survives despite being decapitated and having holes blown through his body.
*In [[The Futurama Holiday Spectacular#Robanukah|a non-canon segment]], he claims to have {{w|ADD}}.
*His full name is revealed in the "[[Space Pilot 3000]]", incorrectly spelt with two ''L''s, but he is first called "Philip" aloud by [[Amy Wong|Amy]] in "[[The Problem with Popplers]]".
*It is possible that he is an {{w|idiot savant}} as he said, "What's with the seventeen dungbeetles?" after being hit by a holographic branch with exactly seventeen holographic dungbeetles in "[[All the Presidents' Heads]]".
*Fry is mentioned in the ''[[The Cleveland Show]]'' episode "{{w|Harder, Better, Faster, Browner}}".
*Fry appears in an episode of [[The Simpsons]], seen on an asteroid with Leela, far in space. He has made other appearances in The Simpsons as well.
*Fry, as well as many other characters throughout the series, says that he is "from the year 2000", despite the fact that he left that year (i.e., was cryogenically frozen) right as it began.
=== Quotes ===
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{{q|<poem>'''Fry''': Hey, I'm beginning to think you guys don't think I'm very smart.
'''Professor Farnsworth''': You can barely remember your own name, [[Albert Einstein|Einstein]].
'''Fry''': Einstein is a hard name to remember!</poem>
<poem>'''Leela''': I'm sorry Fry, but I have to install your career chip.
'''Fry''': Yeah, well, if you're sorry, why are you doing it?</poem>
<poem>'''Leela''': Acting like a moron won't bring your dog back.
'''Fry''': Then all hope is lost!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': No I'm... doesn't!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Bender! Have you seen my Sombrero?</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': People said I was dumb, but I proved them.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': That's the saltiest thing I've ever tasted. And I once ate a big, heaping bowl of salt!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': But, but, Bender need brain... for smart making.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Leela, let's turn back. There is absolutely no shame in wussing out.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Did everything just taste purple for a second?</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Don't you worry about Planet Express, let me worry about blank.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Hey, wait. I'm having one of those things. You know a headache with pictures.
'''Leela''': An idea?
'''Fry''': Uh! Uh!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': What smells like blue?</poem>
<poem>'''Morgan''': Why is there yogurt in this cap?
'''Fry''': ''[He stutters.]'' I can explain that. Uh, see it used to be milk, and well, time makes fools of us all.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': I did do the nasty in the [[Roswell that Ends Well|past-y.]]</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': OW! My sperm!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': OW! My small intestine!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': OW! My head! OW! My feet! OW! My head! OW! My feet!
'''Farnsworth''': Keep your chin up, Fry.
'''Fry''': OW! My chin!</poem>
<poem>'''Leela''': Now, if you're all finished being stupid...
'''Fry''': Well I had more but, you go ahead.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': I'll be whatever I wanna do.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': I'm literally angry with rage!</poem>
<poem>'''Leela''': I'm sorry you saw that, Fry. I usually try to keep my sadness pent up inside where it can fester quietly as a mental illness.
'''Fry''': Yeah, I do that with my stupidness.</poem>
<poem>'''Morbo''': Are you ready to play?
'''Fry''': I didn't come here to play, I came here to win. Now let's play!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Help, police!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Bender, could you smell this milk?</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Help! Bender's gone crazy!  Also, smell this milk.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': You bastard! I'll kill you! YOU BASTARD!</poem>
<poem>'''Amy''': [[Princess Num Num|These]] [[Doingg|costumes]] are gonna make it hard to go to the bathroom.
'''Fry''': I'm not havin' any problem.</poem>
<poem>'''Leela''': [[Planet Express crew|You non-creatives]] can catch a bus home.
'''Fry''': Non-creative? Ha! I'll have you know I bedazzle my own underpants.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Never bet against me being stupid.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Wha- what's going on? Why do I look like some stupid cartoon character?</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Michelle, I don't regret this, but I both rue and lament it.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Fine. If it will make you happy, I'll overthrow society.</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': There, on the screen! It's that guy you are!</poem>
<poem>'''Farnsworth''': And Fry, you've got that brain thing.
'''Fry''': I already did!</poem>
<poem>'''Fry''': Bender, if this is some kind of scam, I don't get it. You already have my power of attorney.</poem>
=== Appearances ===
While Fry appears in every episode/film/comic, these categories may be of interest:
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*[[:Category:A plots focusing on Fry|A plots focusing on Fry]]
*[[:Category:B plots focusing on Fry|B plots focusing on Fry]]
== References ==
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[[Category:Delivery people]]
[[Category:Fry family]]
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[[Category:Planet Express]]

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