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Nasty Pasty

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« on: 10-03-2010 08:18 »

You know the drill...

*CUTAWAY GAG*
Spacedal11

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« Reply #1 on: 10-03-2010 08:39 »

Lol. I gotta ask fellow watchers: How can I explain to someone that American Dad is better than Family Guy? Cause on the surface they are like the same show but what is it that makes AD so much better?
Jezzem

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« Reply #2 on: 10-03-2010 09:06 »

I Think it's the better writing and the more likeable characters...

I generally don't tend to explain why AD is better than FG to people, I just tell them that it is and that they should watch it.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #3 on: 10-03-2010 10:56 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2010 11:04 »

I would say the stories are more complex and interesting. Family Guy is far more about the gags, the main story of the episodes can eat shit as long as there are enough funny gags in the episode. In American Dad though, it's more story based. Sure, there are good gags, but it's a more solid show because there's more concern for story and plot as well.

From last thread:
I used to be a huge fan during season 1-4, after that I really lost it. The writing seemed to suffer

I agree that Family Guy's writing started sucking near the end of season 4 and season 5. In fact I think it was around the episode Petergeist that I started losing interest in the show for a while, that episode did not impress me at all. So I stayed away from the show for a while, then finally went back and watched some of the episodes, and realized that in season 6 the show actually started picking up again. I think a lot of people stopped watching like I did and just assumed that since they saw a few crappy episodes, the show must suck now, but actually there's still some quality stuff. Sure, it's not as good as it used to be but it's often still watchable, at least if you liked Family Guy in the first place.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #4 on: 10-03-2010 21:13 »

Nuts.  I wanted to open the new family guy thread:

Brought to you by the world's most talented manatees: Family Guy 
FishyJoe

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« Reply #5 on: 10-04-2010 03:56 »

I watched tonight's episode (with Rush Limbaugh) and wasn't too impressed. The Office parody was good, but there weren't a whole lot of laughs otherwise.

What did my internet friends think?

Spacedal11

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« Reply #6 on: 10-04-2010 05:15 »

I missed most of it I was watching Beetlejuice on Cartoon Network. I like the newly done opening though.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #7 on: 10-04-2010 05:35 »

I watched it, I thought it was alright. The best scene was when Rush went head to head with the gang. There were a few funny parts during the republican song.
Jezzem

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« Reply #8 on: 10-04-2010 06:08 »

I second Josh on the whole "Family Guy has gotten better since it's initial drop in quality" thing. Season 8 especially had some really good episodes.

Although, American Dad is still a much better show...
tyraniak

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« Reply #9 on: 10-04-2010 06:56 »

tonight's episode was pretty bad, but I did like the majority of sesaon 8, definitely better than most of seasons 5-6
Bend-err

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« Reply #10 on: 10-04-2010 16:05 »

Another boring episode...
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #11 on: 10-04-2010 22:27 »

Family Guy just is not what it was once upon a time. Ya American Dad is an awesome show. I hate the Cleveland show.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #12 on: 11-22-2010 19:45 »

I just watched the latest episode. I loved the bit with Bill Maher that was good but this episode is a prime example of how much they  have changed their characters. Brian was one of my favorites and now he's a complete asshole. This show is so disappointing.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 05-09-2011 16:47 »

I saw that new ep on BBC Three last night, the one that's twice as long as usual and they go to a mansion. It's a murder mystery type gig. Quite good, not as many funny moments as I'd like, and loads of CGI, but not bad, I quite enjoyed...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #14 on: 05-09-2011 17:31 »

I ued to be a huge FG fan, went off it after I realised the Cut-Away references have no effing relation to the plot and each episode was getting more retarded... Liked the Road to the Multi-verse one though.

Prefer American Dad by far, seen a few eps of Cleveland Show, it made me LOL more than FG... shifty
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #15 on: 05-09-2011 19:58 »

I used to hate Family Guy, for years I wouldn't watch it. I tried a few eps back in 2002 and couldn't get into it, tried again a few years later, still no. Only over the past couple of years have I warmed to the show. Sure it's pretty stupid and makes no sense, but that's kinda what I like about it. Although some jokes flat out fail, some others are just so funny and push the limits to the max...

I actually like some of the newer eps the most. Road To Multiverse is my favourite, but that's pretty new really. The ep where Brian and Stewie get trapped in the bank vault, I love that, and again pretty new. I watched that ep where Quagmire's dad gets a sex change and sleeps with Brain. The last few minutes of that ep are just… wow! I gotta love that ep just for the payoff, again rather new. There's other newish ones I like a lot too, but some old ones are great too...

American Dad is good, but because I don't find it as funny, I don't like it as much. Same with Cleveland Show, but it's not bad, quite watchable...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #16 on: 05-09-2011 22:24 »

Quagmire's Dad sleeps with Brain?! red face
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #17 on: 05-09-2011 22:41 »

Quagmire's Dad sleeps with Brain?! red face

Yeah, then when Stewie tells Brian he's sick bigtime, then when Brain is cleaning himself off in the shower while shaking uncontrollably Quagmire shouts up the stairs to him, follows him, and then starts beating the crap out of him for a while. Then it ends with Brian saying "Hey, I fucked your dad"...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #18 on: 05-09-2011 22:43 »
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I'm not really shocked... You wrote Brain... laff

Once in both posts. no no
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #19 on: 05-09-2011 22:51 »
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Oh well, must have listened to "Brianstorm" by Arctic Monkeys too much...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #20 on: 05-09-2011 22:53 »
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Well spluh, how could I have known you were going to put Brain again in the second post before you posted it? laff

*EDIT* OI NO SNEAKY EDITING! evil laugh

*EDIT EDIT* A third edit I see Otis! Also, that song rocks. big grin
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 05-09-2011 22:54 »

My brain is tired...
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« Reply #22 on: 05-17-2011 18:35 »
« Last Edit on: 05-17-2011 19:33 »

Seth MacFarlane Acquires Rights to The Flintstones

Hmm what do you think about that?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #23 on: 05-17-2011 19:45 »

Should be interesting to see Seth try and make a child-friendly show. smile
Juliet

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« Reply #24 on: 05-17-2011 19:53 »

To make it an adult one
DannyJC13

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« Reply #25 on: 05-17-2011 19:53 »

Is he? hmpf
tyraniak

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« Reply #26 on: 05-18-2011 07:03 »

really don't want to see Flintstones cutaway gags
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #27 on: 05-18-2011 21:56 »

I heard about Seth McFarlene wanting to revamp The Flintstones.  I hope he doesn't make it like Family Guy.  He should keep it the way it was.  Just hope he doesn't revamp The Flintstone Kids, too. 

Family Guy does a lot of Flintstones references and he's done a lot of cutaway gags about it on that Cartoon Calvacade DVD he did.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #28 on: 05-19-2011 03:06 »

really don't want to see Flintstones cutaway gags

Seeing as American Dad and The Cleveland Show don't have cutaway gags, I don't think there's any danger of that.
tyraniak

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« Reply #29 on: 05-19-2011 05:59 »

Set worked for HB and seems to have a great deal of respect for it, I doubt this will be any worse than Flinstone Kids or Viva Rock Vegas
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #30 on: 05-20-2011 00:11 »

That's not hard though really is it? Should be interesting, but I've never thought hey, what the world really needs is more Flintstones...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #31 on: 05-20-2011 00:15 »

That's not hard though really is it? Should be interesting, but I've never thought hey, what the world really needs is more Flintstones...

YaBender!

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« Reply #32 on: 05-20-2011 01:50 »

Fred: Wilma, you're being over-dramatic, like the Rubbles when they found out that Betty was pregnet.     (cutaway into some strange flashback).                                             (the shot is in front of the Rubbles' house).                                                                        Barney: WHY DIDN'T WE USE ROCK PROTECTION?!                                                          I'm glad I wrote that. Criticize me. I can take it.
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #33 on: 05-21-2011 03:15 »

Are you in kindergarten? Or an animal of some sort? More information is needed before I comment on your horrible joke.
YaBender!

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« Reply #34 on: 05-21-2011 16:07 »

Can't you see? That WAS the comment. But if you need more criticizing, I'm in the 8th grade and black, that's animal enough, thank you.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #35 on: 05-23-2011 19:52 »

I saw a couple of new eps last night on BBC Three. I loved the Halloween ep, really good stuff. Chris and Meg making out though? puke...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #36 on: 05-23-2011 21:16 »

Although I have completely gone off Family Guy, I'll watch it if I catch it on BBC Three, and I pissed myself at the French Ambulance sounding like Gay Guys having a Threesome. laff

http://bit.ly/gaRHT3
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #37 on: 05-23-2011 21:22 »

Yeah, that was a joyous piece of entertainment to indulge in and react to by means of emoting feelings of a happy nature smile...
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« Reply #38 on: 05-24-2011 16:36 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2011 16:44 »

I prefer American Dad over Family Guy, but I still watch it every now and then. I prefer the older episodes, but new Family Guy has its moments too. Some of the jokes I don't enjoy (like a 2-minute sequence with Carter destroying a park bench), and some I really enjoy (there was a Street Fighter joke which I think is one of the best of the new season).

As for Seth's Flintstones remake, I hope it stays kid-friendly. I also hope it doesn't air on Fox, because it really doesn't belong there.

Edit: So as it turns out, it will air on Fox. In that case, I don't expect it to be as kid-friendly as the original one was.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #39 on: 05-24-2011 20:21 »

OH JESU-

http://bit.ly/mTEfin

This is either going to be really good or really, really bad... hmpf
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