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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #320 on: 04-02-2012 17:52 »

I really enjoyed this week's episode. 

The ending really annoyed me though.  Nobody said thankyou to Meg? 

It was still a massive moment of awesome on her part though, so at least the writers gave her that, but still they could have at least waited a week before the family were back to treating her like shit. 
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« Reply #321 on: 04-02-2012 23:43 »

I liked last night's episode, though the whole cougar, jaguar whatever thing seemed a little anti-climatic, since Peter getting mauled by the big cat, just didn't seemed like a big deal, since he's suffered worst in cut away jokes.
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« Reply #322 on: 04-03-2012 00:52 »

I thought it was a really strange episode. It had a few good gags dotted about, but for the most part, it just felt like a retread of some early episodes somehow. The ending tied things together nicely with a textbook bit of story-structure, but other than that it was nothing special.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #323 on: 04-03-2012 02:29 »

It was a pretty nice outing for Meg though.  While she got no respect from her ungrateful family in the end, it does hint that she might actually do something with her life and get away from them for good.

I actually do hope she makes good on her promise to never speak to Lois again, and extends it to her father/brother.

I did like the whole lesbian butts thing, it was a good jab at pretentiously specific coffee table books.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #324 on: 04-03-2012 15:03 »

I did like Meg's subplot because it's so rare to see her character used well, but it wasn't enough to sell the episode to me.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #325 on: 04-06-2012 01:55 »

True.  It was the best use of Meg for a long time.  It would be nice to see her have more episodes that are independent of the rest of the family.  Now that we know she's actually rather intelligent, that could be a chance to open up more stories with her. 
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« Reply #326 on: 05-21-2012 05:30 »

The Viewer Mail episode was ok. I really hated in the first one the British stereotyping; everyone had big ugly noses, everyone had big crooked teeth, they were all ugly people. As someone who is currently obsessing over a British man I was incredibly annoyed by that. And besides that I love London, I love British people, the one time I've been it was such a conglomeration of different people with different accents and dialects, it was beautiful. Family Guy made it so ugly.

The Robin Williams bit would have been better if you know they had actually gotten Robin Williams. Still I like the bizarre ending, although you think Peter and Stewie would have teamed up and killed all of the RWs.

The third one I didn't pay attention to, I was making fun of how my mom pronounces words. (Note that was funnier than anything on the show).

The next episode had no meaning. It wasn't funny, I don't like how depressing Bonnie and Joe's life have become, and they mention Kevin and then we only see him for less than 2 seconds. LAME.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #327 on: 05-21-2012 19:17 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2012 19:19 »

Yeah the viewer mail was a bit hit and miss.  

1.  Oh god, as soon as I saw the beginning, I knew it was going to be as many unfunny British jokes about bad teeth and accents that nobody in England has but Americans think they do crammed into a few minutes as possible.   There were a few funny moments (Like the Indian Tricia Takawawa) but it was pretty awful.    The bit about everyone shouting wanker at Prince Charles (because he is a wanker), and British Stewie being a bucktoothed hick were pretty funny too.

2. Agreed. It was a pretty funny twist in the Midas Touch, but it could have been so much better.  Meh.

3. I really enjoyed the last segment.   It was a nice way of winding it all down.


As for the other episode with Bonnie, I quite liked it, it had its moments in both drama and humour, but the speedy reset could have been averted by not spending so much time on the FUCKING CHICKEN FIGHT.   Seriously there's a mildly amusing joke that has long outstayed its welcome.  Did they just put it in there to troll the audience, or are they genuinely aware how painfully unfunny it is?   I have to agree that it is sad seeing how depressing their life is now.  It's actually rather sad seeing the old episodes when Apu and Monjula are clearly madly in love with each other, and seeing the loveless bitter scrapheap their marriage is now.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #328 on: 05-24-2012 21:38 »

I thought the British segment was the best thing that Family Guy has produced in a while. Yes, we don't have bad teeth like that but jokes like the "One man has taken over Manchester with a single gun and two bullets" headline on the news and everybody apologising on "Wheel of Fortune" were well-executed if not original. I enjoy people making fun of Britain and when their stereotypes are completely wrong, that's funny in its own way. The idea that the show was an American remake of a show called "Chap of the Manor" was pretty pitch-perfect too (and somewhat ironic seeing as Channel 4 announced a British remake of Family Guy a few years ago - although I haven't heard anything about that since, hopefully it's long-dead).

The 2nd segment was a great concept but it fizzled out somewhat.

The third concept was a novel idea where they forgot to write any actual jokes to go with all of the interesting animation.

The 2nd episode with Bonnie and Joe was just meh.
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« Reply #329 on: 05-25-2012 23:22 »

The british jokes had me dying.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #330 on: 05-27-2012 15:51 »

I don't mind stereotypes so much, when they actually are based on fact.

A few jokes about chavs and kebab shops and the Tube wouldn't be original, but it would be a lot fresher then BADTEETHANDCRUMPETSANDTHEQUEE NANDOHEXCUSEME because at least it would be relevant.  But I suppose you run the risk of Americans not getting the joke, but I really wish american writers would get their stereotypes from things besides old reruns of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.   
Spacedal11

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« Reply #331 on: 05-31-2012 05:05 »

Family Guy's emmy campaign ads

I seriously want to punch Macfarlane in the face. 1. You fucking ass why isn't America Dad being nominated? 2. You really think acting cocky and coy warrants a nomination for your piece of shit show?
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« Reply #332 on: 05-31-2012 22:50 »

Oh Seth...

...You cheeky bastard.
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« Reply #333 on: 05-31-2012 23:04 »

2. You really think acting cocky and coy warrants a nomination for your piece of shit show?

To be fair, I do find it hilarious how they can blatantly get away with this sort of thing.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #334 on: 06-01-2012 02:11 »

True.  I do think Seth McFarlane does need a slap every now and then.  That kind of behaviour isn't adorable when you're 15, and it certainly isn't adorable when you're in your forties.
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« Reply #335 on: 06-01-2012 04:28 »

Family Guy's emmy campaign ads

I seriously want to punch Macfarlane in the face. 1. You fucking ass why isn't America Dad being nominated? 2. You really think acting cocky and coy warrants a nomination for your piece of shit show?


MacFarlane isn't the one behind those campaigns.  Also, the Family Guy staff isn't the one involved in making the nominations process, nor is American Dad, so it isn't anybody involved with those projects' responsibility to make those shows pop up for possible emmy nominations.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #336 on: 06-02-2012 12:21 »

I'm just annoyed that Family Guy keeps nominating itself for best comedy instead of in the animated show category because it lessens the victory when Futurama beats them.

Also, I'm annoyed that shows can't be entered into both best animated show and best comedy because that's a frigging stupid rule and the Emmys suck because of it.
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« Reply #337 on: 08-08-2012 01:46 »

I think the emmy's may be biased aganst animated shows.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #338 on: 08-25-2012 13:51 »

Caught a few of the newer eps for the first time on BBC3. That Killer Queen ep was pretty bizarre, I know the Queen album News of the World very well, I grew up with it and the cover art is awesome. It was clool seeing something like that being referenced and used so much in a Family Guy ep, even if it was somewhat ridiculous. I thought the ep was ok...

The one with the Pharmacy getting burnt down for insurance money, I thought that was pretty reasonable too. Sadly not all the new eps are any good...

Oh yeah, and Back to the Pilot is a brilliant ep, possibly one of my favourite eps of Family Guy. I just found it a really interesting idea with hilarious consequences which were funny and worked rather well!...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #339 on: 10-24-2012 19:49 »
« Last Edit on: 10-24-2012 19:54 »

By the way, what happened to the Simpsons/American Dad/Family Guy this week?  I can't find anything about them anywhere.  Were they all cancelled?

Oh postponed to the 11th November.

Argh.
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« Reply #340 on: 10-24-2012 20:23 »

By the way, what happened to the Simpsons/American Dad/Family Guy this week?  I can't find anything about them anywhere.  Were they all cancelled?

Oh postponed to the 11th November.

Argh.

They were all pushed back to the 11th as an American Football game was suddenly announced the day before...
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« Reply #341 on: 10-25-2012 00:09 »

What a load of bollocks. Not that I live in America, or would have watched them online either, but regardless, what a load of bollocks!...
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #342 on: 08-22-2013 21:32 »

So apparently, one of the main six Family Guy characters will be killed off in Season 12. When I first read about it, I immediately thought it would be Meg, as I'm sure other people did. But then I remembered that Simpsons/Family Guy crossover in 2014. The description mentions Peter, Lois, Stewie, and Meg, but not Chris or Brian.

So then I spent a while thinking about it, and then I remembered that Seth Green (Chris's voice actor) is going to be starring in a new sitcom this fall. So that's why I think it's going to be Chris. But if you ask me, this is just another stupid attempt to boost ratings, just like when Maude Flanders was killed off on The Simpsons.

So what do you guys think about this?
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« Reply #343 on: 08-22-2013 21:35 »

They're killing off someone, eh? Hmm well maybe it will be Chris. He does seem the most likely somehow. I'm not sure what to think of it, but it does sound like an attempt to boost ratings.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #344 on: 08-22-2013 23:45 »

They're killing off someone, eh? Hmm well maybe it will be Chris. He does seem the most likely somehow. I'm not sure what to think of it, but it does sound like an attempt to boost ratings.
I hope that if they really do kill someone off, they'll think of something creative, rather than something offensive or stupid (a la The Simpsons or Two and a Half Men). But knowing Family Guy, if Chris really does die, it might be a suicide.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #345 on: 08-22-2013 23:47 »

This was hidden a few pages back but talk about this in the Family Guy Thread.
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« Reply #346 on: 08-23-2013 02:32 »

Well, it isn't going to be Peter, Brian (I love that name) or Stewie.  So that leaves Lois, Meg or Chris.  My money would be on Chris.
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« Reply #347 on: 08-23-2013 17:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2013 17:28 »

It'll be Brian.

Other interviews have mentioned them adding a new character, Vinnie the Dog.

Brian is going to die, they're going to replace him with Vinnie and, almost certainly, Stewie will go back in time and save him or clone him or something of that nature. I would be downright amazed if this is a permanent change for the show, although it's possible that it might make up part of a story arc.

It's not like they haven't touched on Brian's mortality quite a lot throughout the show before. He's "only a dog" at the end of the day.
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« Reply #348 on: 08-23-2013 23:36 »

I think it'll be Brian, too.

There's alot of evidence to show that it's going to be him, based on Future episode descriptions, and earlier episodes revolving around the future. All of the characters still seem to live but him.

This New Season of FG seems interesting, I might actually consider (Dramatic Pause) WATCHING IT!  wtf?

I hope I don't get sick of watching it after 5 minutes, just like every other new episode.  puke
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« Reply #349 on: 08-24-2013 00:37 »

Can you link a source to this please?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #350 on: 08-24-2013 05:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2013 17:21 by Tweek »

Here you go, Mr. Snrub.

Click the link

It was most notably announced at Comic Con, I think.
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« Reply #351 on: 08-25-2013 02:45 »



..probably Chris.
fry316

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« Reply #352 on: 09-06-2013 00:13 »

I like family guy my favourite is meg I like the murder mystery episode
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #353 on: 09-06-2013 18:35 »

I heard of the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode.  They'll probably beat up each other's daughters.

Since the daughters of both of those shows are the hated black sheep.
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« Reply #354 on: 09-06-2013 18:40 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2013 21:21 »

I heard of the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode.  They'll probably beat up each other's daughters.

Since the daughters of both of those shows are the hated black sheep.

Except the Griffins seem to hate Meg more than the Simpsons hate Lisa (only Bart kind of dislikes her, but I wouldn't say he hates her).

But a lot of (not all of) the viewers seem to hate both of them.
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« Reply #355 on: 09-06-2013 21:11 »

Eh, I don't like the current Lisa Simpson, but meg has always been a pretty lousy character
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« Reply #356 on: 09-06-2013 21:33 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2013 21:34 »

Eh, I don't like the current Lisa Simpson, but meg has always been a pretty lousy character

Yea, I really don't like Meg at all.

Lisa used to be a good character in the early seasons. I can even relate to the "old Lisa". But now I don't like her all that much. Way back when, she would actually act her age. Now, she seems to think that she's the smartest person in the world. In fact, I hear that in an upcoming episode, Lisa becomes friends with a girl at school, but their friendship is destroyed when she finds out that said girl is a conservative. Why the fuck would an 8-year-old girl care about politics in the first place? I guess this is just another way for the producers to share their political views.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #357 on: 09-07-2013 22:33 »

THere should be a crossover with American Dad and Futurama.

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« Reply #358 on: 09-08-2013 07:00 »

Funny that the title says what it says... now that FG has all the Cleveland Show writers on staff and the former Cleveland Show showrunner as the new FG showrunner.

Can't wait to see the worst pile of puke on T.V. actually get cancelled for being extra crappy.

I mean do they really think people are gonna enjoy them killing off a main character for good!?!?!

Let's celebrate the now sooner than later death of FG!!!
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« Reply #359 on: 09-08-2013 07:04 »

It'll be Brian.

Other interviews have mentioned them adding a new character, Vinnie the Dog.

Brian is going to die, they're going to replace him with Vinnie and, almost certainly, Stewie will go back in time and save him or clone him or something of that nature. I would be downright amazed if this is a permanent change for the show, although it's possible that it might make up part of a story arc.

It's not like they haven't touched on Brian's mortality quite a lot throughout the show before. He's "only a dog" at the end of the day.

Sorry to double post, but sources say Seth is done doing the voice of the dog, and asked that Brian be killed off for good.

Also Stan is just Brian's voice yelling, so I say this is a smart move... for Seth.

I hope it really hurts FG and gets it canned faster!

Also Seth doesn't have the time to be doing as much V.O. now with all his movies.

So killing off the character was his idea.
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