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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #360 on: 09-09-2013 16:42 »

Why is he done voicing Brian? I'm not saying you're wrong, but that's very strange seeing as he's still going to voice Peter and Stewie and countless incidental characters on the show. Plus, Brian is basically just his normal voice. It's not like Stan Smith where it puts a strain on his vocal chords to actually do the voice.

Interesting, though.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #361 on: 09-11-2013 19:04 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2013 19:05 »

B/c each main character takes serious time to record and he doesn't have as much time what with ALL his films and new TV shows.

That's also why he stopped doing the bears voice on Cleveland before it was canned b/c he was to busy.

Remember he's now got the new show Dad's, Ted 2, a wild west comedy, and some unknown projects, and he sings. Not to mention all the other crap like FG and A.D!

He's a very busy guy.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #362 on: 09-12-2013 01:45 »

I've just noticed that an upcoming episode is titled "Life of Brian".

That could easily be the name of an episode where Brian dies.
tyraniak

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« Reply #363 on: 09-12-2013 01:47 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2013 02:01 »

Probably, I still think its a really dumb idea to pull the new character card this late in the game
MuchAdo

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« Reply #364 on: 09-12-2013 08:19 »

Exactly... and I'm very happy about it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #365 on: 09-12-2013 16:09 »

I'm all for a show trying exciting new things and mixing up its formula for the sake of staying fresh. A show can only really conceivably last this long at a certain level of quality if it mixes up the status quo once in a while. I was really upset when "Ass Burgers" lead us to believe that "You're Getting Old" was South Park rebooting itself in an attempt to stay fresh only to pull the rug from under our feet and revert back to the same old formula.

That said, if this is, indeed, motivated by Seth being too busy rather than what's best for the show, then that's a shame. Like you say, it's sort of too late in the game to start rocking the boat. If you're going to play with the show's way of being, you need to start doing it much earlier on in the run.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #366 on: 09-12-2013 20:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2013 20:55 »

Killing Brian off? He's like the best character (except that he's a talking dog...), not that I'd actually care.

More generally as I've watched this occasionally lately; it's funny from time to time and stupid for rest of the time. Yeah, it's not good, but something like characters barfing all over and epic, long, action-movie fight with a chicken-man can be funny.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #367 on: 09-12-2013 23:20 »

I think the Chicken Fight is overrated, and is used way too much. I liked it the first time. But I don't see why it was necessary to include it for like 5 more times.

I used to like Family Guy. I only really like Seasons 1 and 2.

3 was meh pretty good, 4 was meh, 5 is the point where it fell down the toilet. And it's been outright crappy ever since.
coldangel

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« Reply #368 on: 09-13-2013 08:57 »

Fuck the haters. Don't like, don't watch.

Also, NEEDS MORE CHICKENFIGHT:

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #369 on: 09-13-2013 12:04 »

I think that seasons 4 and 5 are the show's peak, but it had a pretty drastic fall from grace after that.

But still, the show's still good for a cheap laugh and they do still produce a handful of genuinely good episodes per season; it's just that it's become a very small handful - usually whatever the latest "Road to" episode is and some other episode where Stewie goes back in time.
tyraniak

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« Reply #370 on: 09-13-2013 15:31 »

I thought it started to slip a little around 6 and 7, but briefly picked up the pace around 8 and 9. I honestly haven't watched much beyond that
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #371 on: 09-15-2013 14:37 »

Family Guy would be a lot more better if it would just post spoofing the same 1980's movies over and over again.  How many more Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Back To the Future, Goonies and Griswolds references do they have to do?  Why don't the writers do a spoof of Raising Arizona for a change? 

Also, they should stop with the constant Brian and Stewie pairings.  I mean, why not have Brian go on an adventure with Chris and Meg for once.  And, Stewie is supposed to be an intellectual genius, and yet he sometimes acts like a college fratboy, and likes lowbrow vulgar TV Shows and movies.  What's with that?   Stewie should watch shows and movies like Downton Abby and The King's Speech.  Brian should give him a lecture about that...

Why is it when Cleveland left, Quagmire began to hate Brian?   They should've just let Brian be the new Cleveland.  QUagmire never had a problem with Brian before.  Who is Quagmire to judge Brian for being in love with Lois?  Quagmire is no better, in fact he's a lot worse and even had a shrine of her......

What's with that?  Funny pic of Peter and 'Ernie'!

Box Incorporated

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« Reply #372 on: 09-18-2013 03:31 »

Some interesting images from Vestigial Peter:









Öyou know that point in a long running series where the show starts to feel like a parody of itself? Well, episodes of that quality would be NORMAL for Family Guy compared to this pig shit of an episode. I mean really!? Peter grows a twin on his back and it becomes a living person?! Thatís the most stupid, unrealistic plot Iíve ever heard from the show in my life. And it doesnít help how cartoony and fan made Peters growth (Chip) is designed. Sweet Jesus almighty, I didnít think it was possible for me to think less of Family Guy now, but this...thing actually managed to lower the bar further than both Juice is Loose and Brenda Q.. Ugh, Iím going to take a shower.

Oh, and Fox posted some Youtube clips for the Season premiere, Finders Keepers. They're watchable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URhS7M5k8pk
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #373 on: 09-18-2013 15:06 »

Peter has a 'Susan Boil'!   Now that's someone more deserving of one! 

Jezzem

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« Reply #374 on: 09-18-2013 15:12 »

Peter grows a twin on his back and it becomes a living person?! Thatís the most stupid, unrealistic plot Iíve ever heard from the show in my life.

How long have you been watching this show? In, like, season 4 Chris grows a talking pimple that tries to kill him (and with a gun that a hand-less pimple wouldn't even be able to hold, let alone use no less).
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #375 on: 09-18-2013 18:34 »

Instead of doing those Star Wars reenactments, Family Guy should've had reenactements of those Ed Wood movies like Bride of The Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space.

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #376 on: 09-18-2013 19:07 »

I don't know what your problem is.

You haven't seen this episode yet and, frankly, I think that sounds like a plot that could wind up being funny, if they execute it well, which they probably won't.

As Jezzem said, they already did something very similar. It's not like this is "new grounds of absurdity".

Family Guy has always been a cartoon and they've never made any real attempts to make it remotely grounded like other shows, such as The Simpsons, have.


Plus, anyway, I imagine that they'll go with some sort of "there was always a twin inside you" plot, as opposed to him just growing one out of the blue. The Venture Bros did something very similar and it was wonderful, and that's another show that's far more grounded than Family Guy.
tyraniak

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« Reply #377 on: 09-18-2013 20:22 »

VB has pulled off some incredibly unbelievable shit in a very believable way
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #378 on: 10-02-2013 18:32 »

Any word yet on who's going to get killed off?  There's going to be yet another Christmas episode coming called Christmas Guy.

I predict it will be this:  An hour long episode where Brian and Stewie have their 500+th adventure together. 

Why not an episode where Stewie invents a cloning liquid that turns him and Brian into demonic clones who wreck havoc on Quahog?  Only Peter, Lois, Joe, and Bonnie take them down.  They multiply into 5000 evil clones and attack everyone. 

tyraniak

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« Reply #379 on: 10-02-2013 20:10 »

They should call that episode "5000 clonedles in the wind"

I think it's weird that both Simpsons and family Guy are both announcing major character deaths at roughly the same time
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #380 on: 10-02-2013 20:39 »

Any word yet on who's going to get killed off?  There's going to be yet another Christmas episode coming called Christmas Guy.

I predict it will be this:  An hour long episode where Brian and Stewie have their 500+th adventure together.

I predict it will be this: nothing like that. Something probably involving the whole family, but certainly not focusing on Brian and Stewie who already had their own Christmas episode. Probably not an hour long, either, seeing as they already did an hour-long Christmas special.

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Why not an episode where Stewie invents a cloning liquid that turns him and Brian into demonic clones who wreck havoc on Quahog?  Only Peter, Lois, Joe, and Bonnie take them down.  They multiply into 5000 evil clones and attack everyone.

Because there's already an episode where Stewie creates clones of Brian and himself, and there's already an episode where Stewie creates an evil clone of himself that wreaks havoc on Quahog and there's already an episode where there are hundreds and hundreds of duplicates of Brian and Stewie created as a side-effect of time-travel.

I think it's weird that both Simpsons and family Guy are both announcing major character deaths at roughly the same time
It's a bit odd, but from the sounds of things, Family Guy's death is going to be far more substantial whereas the death in The Simpsons will likely be about as big a deal as when Dianne Simmons died in the murder mystery episode of Family Guy.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #381 on: 10-03-2013 18:32 »

The one thing I don't get about Stewie is how he says he hates his family, and yet he's saved Meg and Chris from danger.  He saved Chris from getting killed by that fat guy serial killer in that fat camp episode, and he saved Meg from slavery in that 'Taken' spoof. 

It's like the writers are trying to give Stewie some kind of humanity the like writers of The Simpsons do with Bart.  Even though Stewie is a pint sized megalomaniac, underneath all that evil exterior, there's a heart of gold. 

That's like making Dr. Robotnik have good in him.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #382 on: 10-03-2013 19:41 »

I don't think Stewie was ever meant to hate his family; just Lois.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #383 on: 10-04-2013 00:41 »

Stewie has always hated his family (save for Brian), it's just that they occasionally have him have an episode or moment where he likes them a little bit.

Peter he likes in The Courtship of Stewie's Father, but pretty much hates him regularly before and afterword's, Chris he seems to be indifferent with at least, being able to talk to him a few times, Meg he has a few random jokes with about trying to defend her as a younger brother, but the rest of the time he hates her the same way everyone else in Family Guy universe hates her, and Lois he likes in Stewie Loves Lois, but like Peter, hates her all the time before and after that episode.
Jezzem

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« Reply #384 on: 10-04-2013 15:10 »

The one thing I don't get about Stewie is how he says he hates his family, and yet he's saved Meg and Chris from danger.  He saved Chris from getting killed by that fat guy serial killer in that fat camp episode, and he saved Meg from slavery in that 'Taken' spoof. 

It's like the writers are trying to give Stewie some kind of humanity the like writers of The Simpsons do with Bart.  Even though Stewie is a pint sized megalomaniac, underneath all that evil exterior, there's a heart of gold. 

That's like making Dr. Robotnik have good in him.


Stewie saves Peter and Lois from going to prison in the first fucking episode.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #385 on: 10-07-2013 22:36 »

True very true.  Just hope there's not going to be another hour long Brian and Stewie adventure.   It's just the same old same old.   Here's what happens:

Brian and Stewie go to another country, planet, or time period.  Then they see a problem or conflict that they have to solve.  Spoofs of 80's movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, BTTF, The Goonies, and The Griswalds are referenced and scenes from those movies are reeacted.  Half way through, Brian and Stewie meet some characters whom they have an extended musical montage with.   Then Brian and Stewie try to save the day and fail and first.  Then once all is lost, they solve the problem and everything is happy again.

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #386 on: 10-21-2013 15:20 »

Here's a good movie for Family Guy to reanact:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yokEytZONSI

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« Reply #387 on: 11-12-2013 05:16 »

What is funny about this clip is that it is true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypWIaZCT1Xw
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #388 on: 11-12-2013 17:24 »

Anyone seen last Sunday's episode?  Missed it.  Can someone fill me in on it?

My Manwich

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« Reply #389 on: 11-12-2013 19:50 »

Peter is constantly naked around Brian which upsets Brian to the point that he shaves off all of his fur which grosses out Peter.

Meg gets into a fight with a school bully.  Quagmire tries to help her.
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« Reply #390 on: 11-12-2013 22:31 »

I've just noticed that an upcoming episode is titled "Life of Brian".

That could easily be the name of an episode where Brian dies.

It isn't.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #391 on: 11-12-2013 23:57 »

Yeah, we've been working with the idea that it's "Brian the Closer" for a while now.

I did post that 2 months ago.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #392 on: 11-22-2013 22:50 »

Well, it's actually "Life of Brian". But I'm sure you already figured that out.

I haven't watched Family Guy in forever. NOT a fan of the new eps. Should have stayed cancelled.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #393 on: 11-23-2013 00:47 »

Yup, it is "Life of Brian" and, obviously, Brian is the one who will die, as we've been saying all along.

And, from the sounds of it, this isn't going to be a permanent change, at all. It's an episode involving time-travel and the plot description says that Stewie regrets destroying his time-machine after a family member dies. That suggests that, you know, he'll end up finding another way to bring the character back.

Plus, there's still "Brian the Closer", coming up, which heavily suggests that Brian will still be on the show in future episodes.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #394 on: 11-23-2013 01:11 »

Yup, which has convinced me that there is no reason whatsoever to tune into this show.
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« Reply #395 on: 11-23-2013 18:56 »

I think "Brian The Closer" will be like a tribute to Brian, like a clipshow or something, and that his death in "Life Of Brian" will be permanent... well, maybe 'think' is a strong word, but they did big up this death, so they would piss a lot of people off if it wasn't permanent...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #396 on: 11-23-2013 21:19 »

I think, at very most, it'll be a story arc where Brian is killed off for a while, only to be brought back a few episodes down the line. Perhaps in "Brian the Closer".
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« Reply #397 on: 11-23-2013 23:38 »

I think, at very most, it'll be a story arc where Brian is killed off for a while, only to be brought back a few episodes down the line. Perhaps in "Brian the Closer".
If this turns out true, I'm thinking Calculon here.. or perhaps Roberto.

Would the writers actually care enough to come up with a good story that (sort of) spans several episodes, and would they be able to keep track of which ones Brian would and wouldn't be in?
Were he to be absent for just a few episodes in the middle of the season, then perhaps the animators would mess up.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #398 on: 11-24-2013 05:08 »

There's another episode coming up called Brian's a Bad Father, and the other 5 main characters all have plots and titles upcoming with their names on them, so I'm honestly really skeptical about this entire "main character will permanently die" thing said at comic con and whether it'll be true. Also, isn't the new dog character supposed to also be introduced in this episode, or will that be later on?
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« Reply #399 on: 11-24-2013 20:57 »

I'm hoping tonights episode is an instant classic.
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