Yancy Fry was named after his father, who was named after his father who was named after his ... and so on. All the way back to Yancy 'Minuteman' Fry, who fought in the American Revolution. According to Philip and Yancy's father, his role was to blast Communists. Yancy was cruel to his brother during Philip's time in Old New York, but loved him deeply, and after he disappeared not a day went by without Yancy's thoughts turning to his departed brother. His love for his brother was the inspiration for naming his own son Philip J Fry, and thus breaking the chain of Yancy's again that had dominated his family.