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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #280 on: 02-07-2012 01:47 »

The next two weeks are giving us new episodes, at least. There might be more than that but I don't think Fox release their schedule more than 2 weeks in advance.
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« Reply #281 on: 02-07-2012 02:19 »

I don't think Fox knows their schedule more than 2 weeks in advance.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #282 on: 02-07-2012 02:20 »

The last time Fox did something right, was uhh...um...uhhh...can you guys help me out here? I can't remember!
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #283 on: 02-07-2012 04:58 »

The last time Fox did something right... was when he did a barrel roll.  That's about it.
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« Reply #284 on: 02-07-2012 09:04 »

The last time Fox did something right was when they canceled Allen Gregory
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #285 on: 02-13-2012 17:16 »

This week's episode was same-old. The story was underwhelming and I would have enjoyed the episode every bit as much if it wasn't there, but it had a handful of good jokes. Nothing special but I mean... it's good enough for me to keep watching.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #286 on: 02-13-2012 21:21 »

I thought the story was so-so, but the jokes were really good. The Oedipussy joke was phenomenal...The cutaways were a little off though. I thought it was overall solid and I'd say 8/10. I don't like how James Woods is turning more into a friend of Peter instead of an enemy.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #287 on: 02-13-2012 22:26 »

The Oedipussy joke was phenomenal...
I have to agree here. Not only did I laugh, but that's something that's going to stay in my vocabulary until the day I die.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #288 on: 02-13-2012 23:36 »

The Halloween 4 joke....oh my god...that's just too...oh my god that's the best thing Family Guy has done in years. I love horror movie jokes!
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #289 on: 02-14-2012 14:28 »

I think I cackled like a henhouse full of ancient egg laying hens at Oedipussy.

Seriously, I thought the main plot was rather dull and just went through the motions (and aside from the idea of celebrities getting elite medical care that consists of sucking the life force from teenage runaways to survive) nothing made me laugh.

The b plot was excellent, and Lois got so many great lines, from the smoking during pregnant one, to taking net nanny off the computer.  I actually felt the a plot just got in the way.  There were one or two funny lines in the a plot though.  I did like the little exchange he had with Joyce Kinney in the end (though can they should bring back Dianne and replace her.)
YaBender!

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« Reply #290 on: 02-17-2012 02:07 »

Sunday's night episode was pretty funny. I just can't wait for the movie, though.
(Which will probably come out in two years)
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #291 on: 02-17-2012 02:13 »

Speaking as somebody who makes a point of not watching Family Guy because it is no longer funny for more than three out of every fifty-eight minutes (I do look up some of the "jokes" on YouTube just to check I'm still right about that every so often), I have to wonder whether this "Oedipussy" joke was the shaft of wit you're all claiming it to be, or whther it was obvious, tired, and ripe for an appropriate spoonerism.

I really am wondering. I might try to find it on youtube.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #292 on: 02-17-2012 03:46 »

The episode's subplot was about Chris dating a girl that looked exactly like a smaller version of Lois. Stewie said something about him getting some "Oedipussy". It was all very natural, worked with the plot and showed what the show is capable of and that it's a shame that they don't put more stuff like that in every episode.

And why do you think the Family Guy movie will probably be out in 2 years, YaBender? If they went into production now, they'd probably get it out by mid-2013, but I don't see anything to suggest that they're going to enter production with it soon. Seth MacFarlane obviously wants a good degree of involvement with the movie and he's currently busy directing Ted. That film's probably going to keep him busy for most of this year seeing as he's the sort of director that's likely to actually do a fair bit of press to promote the film himself. Once he's finished, he might decide to do the Family Guy movie or he might decide to make something completely different or focus on something different altogether like the broadway show offers he's been given or his musical career.
I'm sure it will happen, but I think it'll take a bit longer. His original plan was to wait until the show ended to do the movie - but he does seem like he's willing to do it before the show ends now. Still... who knows when it'll be out?
YaBender!

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« Reply #293 on: 02-17-2012 03:48 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2012 03:49 »

Beat me, but you got a good point, there. I don't know why I say stuff like that, please excuse me.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #294 on: 02-17-2012 07:35 »

Ehh, you might be right. I just wouldn't count on it is all.
YaBender!

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« Reply #295 on: 02-20-2012 16:16 »

Last night's Family Guy was just stupid and random! A dolphin?! Really?! That concept was so bloody good that they just had to go into production a turn it into a 20-30 minute show?!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #296 on: 02-20-2012 18:32 »

Well I fucking loved it.

In my opinion that was the best episode of Family Guy since "Back to the Pilot".

The premise was weird, and that's a good thing. Maybe it helps that I'm a big fan of Ricky Gervais and that I thought that his dolphin character rather hilariously played off of how annoying he can be (although I was disappointed in the lack of references to that dolphin noise he likes to make as well as Steve Merchant/Karl Pilkington). I loved pretty much everything Finn the dolphin said and did and I also got a kick out of Lucy Davis playing his wife.

And that's without mentioning the subplot which I also loved. Yes, we've seen Brian chasing attractive idiots a lot, but if anything, this was playing off of that. It was a hilarious mocking of his character as someone who will completely ignore any sense or morality and ethics in order to get laid... perhaps I found that funny because it hit pretty close to home.

So yes. I thought it was a fantastic episode and it was my favourite show in last night's animation domination which is quite impressive because American Dad! had a pretty good episode last night, too.
YaBender!

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« Reply #297 on: 02-20-2012 19:25 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2012 19:32 »

To me, Ricky Gervais is always funny, some joke were funny like the "hat" gag, but the episode just wasn't working for me. I don't know, maybe the next episode.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #298 on: 02-20-2012 19:51 »

Well clearly he's not always funny to you given that he was in the majority of the episode's runtime.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #299 on: 02-21-2012 05:20 »

finally saw Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream.  I haven't been watching Family Guy since The Walking Dead began airing new episodes.  I thought it was okay episode.  The whole Chris dating a girl that looks like Lois felt that it should've been another episode.  The concept seemed interesting, but it was shoehorned and it didn't get as much attention as it should've been.  Tom Tucker was funny in this episode, though them bringing back James Woods seemed too forced, I wish they brought him back for something bigger.  Overall this episode is good, but could have been better.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #300 on: 02-21-2012 20:20 »

I preferred the B plot this week as well.  I'm not a fan of Ricky Gervais, and they should have said why they broke up in the first place.  It flip flopped a bit too much but a fairly enjoyable episode.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #301 on: 03-04-2012 00:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2012 00:47 »

finally saw Be Careful What You Fish For.  I didn't like this episode just for the dolphin.  He was just too imposing and annoying, maybe also due to the choice in voice actor.  For some reason Ricky Gervais just annoys me whenever he voiced on The Simpsons. His character is basically Peter in dolphin form, and Peter's already annoying enough for the show.  Also, talking animals are only funny for a joke in family guy.  The only regular talking animal on family guy should be Brian.  Ricardo Montalbán as the Cow in McStroke and Gilbert Gottfried as the Horse in Boys Do Cry worked because their appearances were in small good doses and not really part of the episode.  The dolphin living there should have been just a cut away joke, not the whole episode.  It just felt like one big cutaway joke that got boring after one point.  Also the preschool Stewie goes to is way different than in previous episode like Damn it, Janet.  There were a few funny jokes, like with Brian saw Otis and Andy, Stewie's dislocated arm and Peter snorting drugs and talking to the dollhouse.
YaBender!

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« Reply #302 on: 03-04-2012 05:13 »

My little rant for the show is that why they decided to make the show more gory like somebody's actually gonna find them funny?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #303 on: 03-07-2012 03:10 »

This week's episode kinda sucked. A few decent gags here and there but for the most part, it was a classic example of everything wrong with modern Family Guy.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #304 on: 03-13-2012 02:38 »

just saw Burning Down the Bayit.  It was an okay episode, especially since there was hardly any cheap lame B story.  Mort had a lot of good jokes.  The Robocop joke was funny and I did like whole Quagmire being guilty, since his guilt is more genuine than if it were Brian feeling guilty.  Sort of a sucky ending where things got resolved too quickly, then again that happens a lot on Family Guy.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #305 on: 03-13-2012 05:07 »

This week's ("Killer Queen") was also kind of sucky which is a shame as I hoped for something special being that I'm a pretty big fan of Queen.

That subplot was the best thing about the episode but it fizzled out before anything worthwhile could be made of it and the ending was just such a non-joke... what were they thinking?

And I mean... what was the point in them bringing back Lois' brother if they couldn't get Robert Downey Jr. back to voice him. It was a fairly pointless re-treat in what felt like an attempt to get a bit continuity-porn-esque but ended up feeling like they were somewhat out of ideas and just retreading old stuff.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #306 on: 03-13-2012 20:09 »

I thought rewatching "The Fat Guy Strangler" would help my view of this episode. Sadly, when you pick at the wound it becomes more infected.
YaBender!

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« Reply #307 on: 03-17-2012 00:31 »

This trailer is for Sunday's episode "Forget-Me-Not", and let me tell you it's pretty epic looking!  eek
Xanfor

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« Reply #308 on: 03-17-2012 00:44 »

It surprises me to say this... but that actually looks kind of interesting.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #309 on: 03-17-2012 01:19 »

Peter and Brian back together again!
YaBender!

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« Reply #310 on: 03-17-2012 01:22 »

Adventures I always want to see! Stewie and Brian get enough screen time together, it's time to go back to basics!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #311 on: 03-18-2012 02:31 »

Wow, yeah. I actually can't wait to see it now... and I just expected it to be a standard, run of the mill episode.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #312 on: 03-20-2012 00:02 »

just saw Killer Queen, and I have mixed feelings.  Why did they need a new fat guy strangler?  They already had an episode like this.  Patrick felt shoehorned it, but I'm glad they at least brought him back.  Also, the whole Queen reference was shoehorned as well.  Stewie being scared of the cover didn't have a good payoff.  It wasn't as funny as when Quagmire kept telling Peter that joke which made him soil himself, thus leading to Peter to wear Quagmire's pants to make Quagmire stop.  Barry's cameo was funny, but should've been there longer.  Peter beating up the teen was funny for a cutaway joke.  For some reason Yamamoto being the killer would've paid off better in American Dad, if he was trying to kill Barry.  I don't know why, but he just would've. 
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #313 on: 03-20-2012 01:10 »

Wasa  pretty fun episode, though the ending was kinda dumb and done before.  Enjoyable enough to watch once, but it won't be one of those episodes I'll be quoting or having a random desire to watch again six months later.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #314 on: 03-20-2012 01:43 »
« Last Edit on: 03-20-2012 02:53 »

It was a cool concept and certainly better than average for the show these days - but the ending wasn't only a cheap cop-out; it was also pretty much the exact same ending that they used in "Lois Kills Stewie".

Still, the show always seems to benefit from having an actual plot of sorts.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #315 on: 03-20-2012 01:46 »

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  All just a dream endings suck balls.  Even the most dippiest creative writing teacher can tell you that>
YaBender!

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« Reply #316 on: 03-20-2012 01:53 »

Actually when Brian got shot, I knew they were going to do the "simulation" thing again. O.k. episode, though.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #317 on: 03-20-2012 04:45 »

Just saw the episode, it wasn't as good as Lois kills Stewie, but pretty funny.  I knew that something was up and when Brian got shot, I already knew it was a simulation.  With Walking dead season 2 now ended, I can start watching these episodes the day that they air.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #318 on: 03-20-2012 05:02 »

I was a little disappointed that it was just a simulation but then again I was curious as how that was supposed to end anyway. I like that the returned to the Brian and Peter friendship but honestly, what's the point? Each episode is a gamble at how the characters are gonna act and even though they were friends in this episode, Peter and Brian probably won't be paired together in another episode anytime soon. Which is sad because I do like those two working together.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #319 on: 03-27-2012 23:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2012 00:01 »

After re-watching the episode I sort of realize that the reason why Brian likes hanging out with Peter is that it makes him look smarter.  When Brian was Quagmire's owner, Quagmire didn't consider him to be a deep thinker, but when Peter says, Brian's a "deep thinker", Brian just looked so excited and wagged his tail and just by that he considered Peter to be an alright guy.  Though, Brian was wrong when he said Peter was harmless, he's hurt a lot of people including Brian and Meg.  This episode tried to prove that Peter and Brian would always be friends, and it just proved that Brian likes to use Peter to make him feel smarter.  
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