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PEE Poll: Love it or hate it?
It rocked   -24 (51.1%)
Buffer zone (for the growing tension)   -7 (14.9%)
It sucked   -16 (34%)
Total Voters: 47

Just Chris

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« on: 12-11-2001 13:17 »

So, now that Family Guy's offically gone, what do you think of it? I think it absolutely rocked, if you're still not convinced by my post at the other thread.

Nixorbo

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« Reply #1 on: 12-11-2001 13:42 »

I'm still dancing on its grave
Tweek

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« Reply #2 on: 12-11-2001 13:53 »

It was great fun, not as good as South Park, Futurama or the Simpsons but still good fun.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 12-11-2001 13:54 »

Meh, I'm neutral.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #4 on: 12-11-2001 14:02 »

I liked it, but it just wasn't in the same class as Futurama, etc. I never went out of my way to watch it, probably saw a total of 4 episodes. Pretty lowbrow humor.
Kryten

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« Reply #5 on: 12-11-2001 14:13 »

Tell my wife I said "hi".

(That means I'm neutra;  wink )
edeltraut

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« Reply #6 on: 12-11-2001 16:53 »

I enjoyed FG.  I never went out of my way to watch it each Thursday, I just downloaded the episodes.  I don't get all the hostility surrounding it (yes dancers, that means you) - I admit it was silly but I found it fun to watch.  I'll miss it.
VelourFog

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« Reply #7 on: 12-11-2001 17:02 »
« Last Edit on: 12-11-2001 17:02 »

waiter: "it sucked, party of two."

i wouldn't call it hostility so much as sheer joy at actually being able to do something that we talked about a while ago.

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« Reply #8 on: 12-11-2001 17:24 »

I loved it.
Sweet Clyde

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« Reply #9 on: 12-11-2001 23:28 »

it rocked. buh.
ShineyMetal@$$

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« Reply #10 on: 12-12-2001 00:26 »

" #22. The week after I discover Family Guy, they screw it over." -SM@'s 1001 reasons to kill Fox owners and take it over.
Hawk

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« Reply #11 on: 12-12-2001 07:34 »

Never seen Family guy. But I think it sucked!!!! evil laugh
Tweek

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« Reply #12 on: 12-12-2001 10:26 »

Hawk, why do you think it sucked? If you've never seen it how can you make such a judgement  no no
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« Reply #13 on: 12-12-2001 10:45 »

I voted for "it rocked".  But I don't really think it rocked by far.  I didn't really catch the show all the time but whenever I saw it on, I watched.   It was entertaining but not really the best TV program out there.  I'm sad that it died so soon, but I'd rather Dilbert or God the Devil and Bob to come back than it.
Just Chris

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« Reply #14 on: 12-12-2001 12:22 »

Their humor's just lowbrow, but it's done in a clever Dadaist style that finds something for everyone to chuckle about.
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« Reply #15 on: 12-12-2001 14:13 »

There were few shows that could guarantee me an honest, non-gross-out laugh a minute.  Come to think of it, Family Guy is the only show that did that.  Futurama and (to a lesser extent) the earlier Simpsons didn't have the screwball antics that Family Guy had.  By the time the Simpsons became the vapid wasteland of pure idiocy that it is, Family Guy was on hiatus.  Family Guy's biggest failing was Stewie (the baby, for those of ou who haven't seen the show but still hate it), but he still worked well as Brian's (the dog) foil (one that serves as a contrast to another).
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« Reply #16 on: 12-12-2001 20:08 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Family Guy's biggest failing was Stewie

So wait, are you saying that Stewie was a bad thing for the show or a good thing, because i think he was one of the best things about the show. He thinks everything's an enemy and watching him trying to conquer it is hilarious.

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #17 on: 12-12-2001 21:10 »

Still dancin, dancin, dancin... Itv wasn't funny at all. The humour was very low brow... I guess it wasn't for me.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #18 on: 12-13-2001 08:19 »

South Park is low-brow, disgusting humor.  Family Guy was just a cavalcade of hilarious site gags.
Tweek

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« Reply #19 on: 12-13-2001 11:24 »

Family Guy is cool, that is why I got series one on video today  big grin I already have all but two episodes of the first four series of South Park and the Movie so clearly I disagree about it being disgusting. Now I'm waiting for series one of Futurama next month  big grin
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« Reply #20 on: 12-13-2001 11:26 »

It sucked! I think...
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 12-13-2001 17:07 »
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I'll admit, I laughed at the first episode of Family Guy. Some of the stand-alone gags are funny, but the characters are all annoying and sucky. I may have pointed this out before, but the whole show seems like a dozen writers pitching jokes to me...one might occasionally be funny, but more often than not it's just an annoying, substanceless waste of time.

Unless I misunderstood, and this whole thread is really about that Nicolas Cage movie where he's married to Tea Leoni. That movie was alright.
Hawk

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« Reply #22 on: 12-15-2001 12:30 »
« Last Edit on: 12-15-2001 12:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Hawk, why do you think it sucked?
I heard it........

computer says no...
futurefreak

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« Reply #23 on: 12-28-2001 20:44 »

family guy was so-so, sometimes it was funny, sometimes it was just stupid  tongue
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« Reply #24 on: 12-28-2001 21:05 »

i liked family guy, i admit it......HAPPY NOW!!  roll eyes   smile

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« Reply #25 on: 12-28-2001 22:27 »

Hmm, the tension is mounting. So I'll add myself as a buffer.  smile

I have never,ever seen (or heard about) Family Guy, but I hope Fox'll transfer some of the saved money to Futurama (Yeah, right  roll eyes that'll be the day)
RachTheAce31

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« Reply #26 on: 12-28-2001 23:45 »

Sooner to Frequent Taffy-Eaters of America than to Futurama.

RachTheAce31

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« Reply #27 on: 12-28-2001 23:50 »

Anyway, annoying characters and class-free humor, but I was constantly laughing (or staring at the screen in disbelief, wondering how one phrase or another made it through the censors)     
Allen

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« Reply #28 on: 12-29-2001 02:08 »

I didn't even know it was gone, but it wasn't one of my faves. They could understand the dog, but acted as if they couldn't hear Stewie.
Chrissy

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« Reply #29 on: 01-13-2002 06:25 »

Ive never seen it.....:mad :mad  mad
FishyJoe

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« Reply #30 on: 01-13-2002 15:22 »

My hatred was turning into apathy for a while, but then a couple friends of mine forced me to sit down and watch half of the two-hour marathon that came on last thursday. I now officially hate Family Guy again.
VelourFog

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« Reply #31 on: 01-13-2002 18:53 »

haha, jeff you should also hate those so called "friends"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #32 on: 01-13-2002 22:48 »

Friends don't let friends watch Family Guy
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #33 on: 01-14-2002 10:29 »

I loved it and I mourn it's death.  At least now we might be able to get the DVDs sets that UK has had for a while now.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #34 on: 03-15-2002 19:50 »

I never really got into Family Guy, it annoys me for some reason even though its low brow humor as you people call it, and I usually like that sort of thing but it just seemed forced and nothing I haven’t seen a 1000 times on some other show.
diagnostic

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« Reply #35 on: 03-15-2002 20:25 »

i liked it...but i didnt love it.
Tzlk
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« Reply #36 on: 03-17-2002 14:14 »
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Alll rigghhhtyyy then Family Guy was the funniest show i have EVER seen there were just so many jokes packed into every episode.  "Did somebody say KRUSCHEV? Quit your STALIN and grab your MARCS"  come on it was so random and funny.  I loved the refernces to Tron and Spider man, and how they made fun of everything regradless of its political correctnes.  "And now to weather with Blackie,  (shouts) ITS GONNA RAIN"  the asian reporter god it was funny.  Now dont get me wrong i like futurama better than Family guy but for straight out laughs i thought Family guy was the best.  Maybe because I got almost all of the Hidden jokes, it seem to be aimed right at my age group! Oh well it was a good show but I think it just offended to many people   cry
cellery

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« Reply #37 on: 03-17-2002 14:16 »

I didn't like it because it seemed a step down from the clever and witty writing of Groening's shows. BTW, congrats on the promotion Tzlk!
Tzlk
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« Reply #38 on: 03-17-2002 14:37 »

Why thank you Cellery! You know i should probably start sleeping instead of posting on PEEL but last night some jackass pulled a fire alarm at 3 in the morn, so what did i do posted on PEEL, oh well.
PS:if you ate just cellery you would starve faster than if you ate nothing at all!!
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #39 on: 03-17-2002 16:03 »

Family Guy should be getting a second chance on UPN.  Unfortunately, we all saw what happened when The PJs got that same second chance...  frown
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