Michelle Jenkins (born April 19, 1975) is Philip J. Fry's ex-girlfriend. Their relationship was an abusive and disrespectful one, with Michelle constantly berating and controlling Philip J. Fry , as well as cheating on him repeatedly.
But Michelle tore off the relationship after Philip J. Fry went on a pizza delivery to the Applied Cryogenics lab on December 31, 1999.
Michelle is an antagonist of Futurama.
Life[edit | edit source]
Michelle was born on April 19, 1975, in Old New York. After dating Fry for a while, she broke up with him on December 31, 1999 from a taxi cab she was sharing with her lover Charles Constantine. She told Philip J Fry she left his stuff on the sidewalk as the taxi pulled away. She had sex with Constantine later that night, before being interrupted by a time-traveling Bender. Some time later, after a failed marriage, she froze herself to start a new life in the future. She was supposed to unfreeze after 254 years in 2266, but Fry's time paradox duplicate, Lars Fillmore, hitched a ride on her cryo tube and reset that duration to 990 years. In 3002, she was surprised that Fry thawed her and the two rekindled their romance. Michelle could not adjust to her new surroundings, and re-froze both herself and Fry for another millennium. Upon awakening, they found themselves in a desolate wasteland. Trying to make a life for themselves, they joined a society of feral adolescents. Eventually, Fry grew tired of Michelle's constant nagging and left. Fry soon discovered he had only been frozen for two days and that he was in Los Angeles, California. Presumably learning this as well, Michelle hooked up with the recently thawed Pauly Shore.
Michelle was briefly seen at Fry's funeral, along with his other flames.
In the episode "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", she is seen at Comic-Con with much longer hair.
What Michelle is like in the future[edit | edit source]
In 3002, after she was defrosted from a cryogenics tube, she hated the future because of Fry's friends, ever since then, she has been living as a future person but she has problems with the future herself, all this because of Lars. Michelle suffers from loads of problems but the only people she know is Pauly Shore, Fry and the rest of the Planet Express crew except Scruffy respectively.
Real Age[edit | edit source]
Fry was frozen in 1999, Michelle was frozen in 2012 at 37 years old, she was unfrozen in 3002.
Fry is 45 years old in the future. Michelle is 54 years old (chronologically 44) in the future.
Did Lars ruin Michelle's life?[edit | edit source]
In 2012, when time-duplicated Fry survived Bender's assassination attempt, and realised that he was in fact Lars, he returned to the Applied Cryogenics lab and entered Michelle's cryogenics pod. If was he who resetted the duration from the original 256 years to the new 990 years. While climbing-in above her, he knocked off a portion of her frozen brittle hair.
As aliens and robots were present on Earth since the 2200s (e.g.,Countess De La Roca), and the anchovies went extinct in the 2200s, every the element of Michelle's life would have remained intact without Lars' intervention. In fact without Fry there to give emotional assistance to her before she fell back into her old ways, she likely would have suffered more without him.
Background Notes[edit | edit source]
- In "Space Pilot 3000", Michelle's hair was black.
- Michelle is a 20th-century woman, so as Fry, who's a man.
- Michelle made 17 appearances, (12 episodes, 2 comics, 2 films and a game.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Michelle was originally going to be unfrozen in 2266. (734 years before Futurama started.)
- In Game of Tones, in 1999 she was a brunette.
- Michelle's last ever word on the show was 'sidewalk'.
Appearances which Michelle appeared in[edit | edit source]
Episodes[edit | edit source]
- "Space Pilot 3000"
- "When Aliens Attack" (mentioned)
- "The Cryonic Woman"
- "That's Lobstertainment!"
- "A Leela of Her Own"
- "A Taste of Freedom"
- "Jurassic Bark"
- "The Sting"
- "Three Hundred Big Boys"
- "Proposition Infinity"
- "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences"
- "Cold Warriors" (last name mentioned)
- "Game of Tones"