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Beamer

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« Reply #520 on: 03-10-2006 22:56 »

 
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I just saw "Breaking Out Is Hard To Do". That was good.

No it wasn't! Shut up and go back to Russia!
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« Reply #521 on: 03-11-2006 00:48 »

I was being sarcastic. Damn Russians.
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« Reply #522 on: 03-11-2006 09:44 »

Has any of you seen PTV? Best one ever
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« Reply #523 on: 03-11-2006 10:30 »

that one was good. i liked the famous sidebooobs in history part.
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« Reply #524 on: 03-11-2006 21:19 »

I know, I think he was in the opening credits. My fav was when he was listening to Foghat's 18 minute song "Slow Ride" and smoking the marajuana like a cigarette.
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« Reply #525 on: 03-12-2006 19:16 »

"Patriot Games" was the worst episode of Family Guy I've seen.  People have already said this but I'd like to repeat is so those who haven't seen it yet don't make the mistake of watching it.
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« Reply #526 on: 03-12-2006 19:47 »

Yeah, you're right. Definitely Family Guy's lowest point... the storyline made no sense (since when did England have an American football league, and since when did international teams challenge eachother for no reason), the direction of the episode was aimless, and it had the most time wasted yet. Was that 4-minute song supposed to be funny? I certainly wasn't laughing. Stewie beating Brian was taken way too far, at was never at any point funny (though I had to admit, I did laugh when Brian finally got his revenge), and the whole episode was just a fucking waste of money.

I'm normally very loyal to TV shows, but now I'm really considering never watching a new Family Guy episode again. I'll give the show one more chance, but any more episodes like that and the show will certainly be off my download list (with the exception of the occasional episode I hear is good, such as PTV - which was, in fact, very funny).
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« Reply #527 on: 03-12-2006 21:37 »

I'd stay and defend FG but the guys who hate it have more posts(Therefore my opinion=void) and I don't want to look stupid so I'll keep it brief.
  The new seasons are just exploring new grounds because of the fact that the general public has grown to understand Family Guy and they don't have to worry about viewers "not getting it". Obscure characters and references are being brought back simply to appeal to old viewers or as running gags spanning episodes or even seasons. It's a bit different, but I don't considerate it a downgrade, just a lateral move.

Umm... I guess that wasn't that brief.
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« Reply #528 on: 03-12-2006 21:48 »

the episode that was on tonight was good. It was 50 times better than the football. The cut gags didn't last as long.
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« Reply #529 on: 03-12-2006 21:52 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
 The new seasons are just exploring new grounds because of the fact that the general public has grown to understand Family Guy and they don't have to worry about viewers "not getting it".
How the hell are they "exploring new grounds?" The problem isn't with new jokes, it's with the over-use of old jokes. Doing the same thing you did 5 years ago is hardly "new grounds."

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Obscure characters and references are being brought back simply to appeal to old viewers

That's the problem, though. The old viewers don't LIKE obscure characters and references being brought back. Let's face it, some jokes DO work as running gags, while others are only funny once. Family Guy's humour is more of the latter, and that's why these characters and references to old episodes simply don't work. If anything, they seem more aimed at new viewers who aren't familiar with the jokes.

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Or as running gags spanning episodes or even seasons.
Again, they're picking the wrong gags to make running gags. It's usually only funny once, and the reason why running gags are so successful on shows like The Simpsons and Arrested Development is because the writers find new ways to explore and incorporate the jokes into the episodes. When Family Guy does a "running gag," it's basically just the same thing over and over again.

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
It's a bit different, but I don't considerate it a downgrade, just a lateral move.
But the episodes are worse. If the episodes are worse, then it's a downgrade. Simple as that. And if you consider "stretching out almost every unfunny joke for a ridiculous amount of time in a futile attempt to be funny, when in fact it just makes it even less funny" an upgrade, then you deserve to be shot.
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« Reply #530 on: 03-12-2006 22:31 »

Tonight's episode was decent and was at least a redemption for the last one.
I got very worried with the ride through space cutaway, but it didn't last too long and had a decent end to it.
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« Reply #531 on: 03-13-2006 16:22 »

last nights ep was awsome. the space cuaway ending was so funny. i loved it.
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« Reply #532 on: 03-13-2006 21:51 »

By "exploring new grounds", I meant they were getting more daring with their running gags and I definitely see your point. They went a little too far with the constant reminders of the greased up deaf guy and the pedophile dude, but I can see where the FG producers are coming from too.
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« Reply #533 on: 03-13-2006 22:52 »

It was alot better than the football episode. They didn't do as many cut aways as usual, but I didn't mind it. Sometimes the cuts are stupid and other times brilliant. I loved their explanation of Quagmire's death to his wife. The Jurassic Park bit was great.
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« Reply #534 on: 03-14-2006 16:27 »

o yea, i forgaut about that part "ninjas in wheelchairs" that part was a classic/\.
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« Reply #535 on: 03-15-2006 13:13 »

Haha, that was a good episode, the black dolphins were great.
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« Reply #536 on: 04-11-2006 16:16 »

*bump*

Yeah, the latest episode was good, but it stole the same basic idea I had 2 years ago:

 mad
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« Reply #537 on: 04-12-2006 20:18 »

I watched Sunday's Family Guy and now I don't even remember the central plot.  That doesn't happen with any other shows I watch.  It just seems like the new episodes have been hit or miss.  Meanwhile, I watched an older episode last night (the one where Peter has liposuction then a bunch of plastic surgery) and was surprised to watch an episode that actually had a fairly focused plot.  It used far fewer (and more relevant) cutaways and had a creative and complete plot.  It seems like the writers have lost the ability to create a consistent episode like that.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #538 on: 04-13-2006 02:15 »

I agree.
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« Reply #539 on: 04-13-2006 02:51 »

I have one word to describe family guy "HORRILE"
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #540 on: 04-13-2006 02:53 »

I have another word to describe it: "MANATEES"!

Sorry.  I'm still jazzed from watching South Park.
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« Reply #541 on: 04-13-2006 04:09 »

I think ZoidZoid meant "Horrible".

You can really only watch Family Guy 3 times before the jokes that you use to laugh at just become a little "Hmph".
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« Reply #542 on: 04-13-2006 14:47 »

I agree. I find it less satisfying to watch most of the old Family Guy episodes even if it has been months since I've seen them.
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« Reply #543 on: 04-13-2006 19:37 »

I think Family Guy gets better the more times you watch it. Latter part of the "fifth" season withstanding.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #544 on: 04-13-2006 20:47 »

Last nights episode was the best I've seen in ages. It was when the FCC tried to censor Peters TV broadcasts.

[Adam West taking a wiz then finishs]
FCC guy: "Two shakes is enough"

Adam West: "Thank you, tinkle fairy"

And I saw Maurice LeMarche in the credits. Who did he voice?
Spy

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« Reply #545 on: 04-14-2006 05:07 »

Preview of the no doubt pathetic family guy game.

1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3149612&did=1
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« Reply #546 on: 04-14-2006 19:24 »

Just saw PTV. That has to be one of my favourite episodes. Ever.
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« Reply #547 on: 04-14-2006 19:48 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
*bump*

Yeah, the latest episode was good, but it stole the same basic idea I had 2 years ago:


They use more internet jokes don't they? I've seen Brian dance to peanut butter jelly time.
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« Reply #548 on: 04-14-2006 19:49 »

I agree. I also just saw PTV.

Hilarious.

I laughed most at Chris' "LIAR!" in the car. In hindsight, it wasn't that funny, but it was so unexpected. Even for Family Guy!

Had me on the floor, anyway, and I haven't laughed that hard for at least a year.
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« Reply #549 on: 04-15-2006 22:53 »

From what I've seen of the Family Guy game, it looks exactly like the Futurama game except all the Futurama stuff is replaced with Family Guy stuff.
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« Reply #550 on: 04-16-2006 01:47 »

PTV has some hilarious moments, but even then, lots of dud jokes. That Osama Bin Laden scene went on 3-4 times longer than it should have.

For some reason, Ozzy Osbourne's "Before I play, I'm going to eat this whole sandwich!" link cracked me up. I have no idea why. Just the fact that he's trying to sound hardcore while doing something so mundane...  tongue
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #551 on: 04-16-2006 03:38 »

Yeah ^^^^

Then when he goes: "Ok, I'll finish that later. Yay!" In a very apathetic tone.
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« Reply #552 on: 04-16-2006 06:40 »

I don't understand how the season 4 premiere can be so good then the series begins to suck so quickly.
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« Reply #553 on: 04-16-2006 06:57 »

I don't think it began to suck THAT quickly, episodes 2-8 of the season still had quite a few laughs. I think Breaking Out is Hard to Do is where the show officially dropped off.

And no, H. G. Blob, that bit sucked, and almost killed the scene... Yet another FG joke that would've been hilarious if they'd ended it sooner.
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« Reply #554 on: 04-16-2006 09:09 »

I thourght the ozzie ozzbourne joke was pathetic.
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« Reply #555 on: 04-16-2006 09:59 »

I never saw that episode, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy.

Did anyone see the last two South Park episodes about Family Guy?
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« Reply #556 on: 04-16-2006 15:11 »

it sucks ass now
i love how south park madefun of its bad jokes and how theyre all the same
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« Reply #557 on: 04-16-2006 16:35 »

 
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I don't understand how the season 4 premiere can be so good then the series begins to suck so quickly.

It was probably already written before the show was originally dismembered.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #558 on: 04-16-2006 21:58 »

 
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And no, H. G. Blob, that bit sucked, and almost killed the scene... Yet another FG joke that would've been hilarious if they'd ended it sooner.

I know it went for too long. I just said that, that one bit was alright. But the whole eating of the sandwich was too long.


I'll tell you what. I'll accept their apoligy when they kiss my ass, which I don't have.
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« Reply #559 on: 04-16-2006 22:58 »

I saw the South Park episode, my comments on it are in the SP thread. I won't re-post them here.

 
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 It was probably already written before the show was originally dismembered.

That's impossible, considering the Season 4 premiere heavily revolves around The Passion of the Christ (released in 2004), and Family Guy was originally cancelled in 2001. As far as I know, the only episode writen before the show's original cancellation was part one of The Untold Story (half of which was rewritten when it was put into the movie, as the original script involved Stewie coming out of the closet).
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