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Box Incorporated

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« Reply #560 on: 07-27-2014 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2014 00:21 »

Isn't that what The Simpsons writers said 10 years ago? Also, TOTPD.
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« Reply #561 on: 07-27-2014 00:22 »

I could see it going to 15, but 20 seems a bit of a stretch since fox doesn't seem as interested in their animated shows as they were a few years ago
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« Reply #562 on: 07-27-2014 01:14 »

Here's the footage from "The Simpsons Guy" they played at Comic Con.

It won't play if you're not in the US, but I was able to figure out a way of using proxies and such so I'm sure you can too.

It's very strange seeing them together like this. Just, plain weird. Some decent gags are in there, though. It certainly doesn't look like a disaster even if none of it looked amazing.
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« Reply #563 on: 07-27-2014 06:24 »

For those who can't see it, here's a Youtube link of it. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RP00jqTStTg Pretty decent clip. Most of the jokes were obvious crossover/comparison ones, but most of them still made me laugh (particularly the Cleveland one). Animation wise, I can't really tell whether its better or worse than HD Simpsons. Some parts like the Kwik-e-Mart and Bart's Room have the characters have the same still 3/4 angle shots like all of Macfarlanes shows, with no blinking and awkward movements at times, while other parts like the fight scene and Bart skateboarding look pretty damn good. They even seem to have more frames used for Simpson characters than the Griffin family at times. Also interesting to note how bloody and disfigured in the fight, while Homer never bleeds (maybe a shot at how FG is more violent and cartoony than The Simpsons?). Overall, definitely more psyched about the crossover than before, and should hopefully be a decent, fun episode.
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« Reply #564 on: 07-27-2014 14:29 »

The animation is looking really neat. big grin
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« Reply #565 on: 07-27-2014 14:54 »

Yeah, it does look like they've gone out of their way to emulate the style of the show instead of just awkwardly cramming them into their world, which is cool - even if a few details like the static patrons in the background of Moe's give it away.

It's also nice to see some jokes that go beyond the basic "Haha we're different" set up. The jumping the Springfield gorge reference for example. My guess is that most of the more obvious jokes about the shows being different are going to be the types of clips they use to promote the episode, anyway.

Also, if that's the rape joke they were talking about, I don't have a problem with it at all. In fact, I think it's pretty funny. A lot of people have been acting like that was proof that the episode would suck and it's because rape jokes have been demonised quite ridiculously, lately. Comedy always comes down to the context and the context of that joke is that Stewie is a bad person that doesn't understand how to operate on a less offensive level like The Simpsons do.

It's going to be interesting to see what the storyline of the episode actually is. I mean, there must be some sort of conflict that needs resolving after a while of them hanging out together, surely? Any guesses?
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« Reply #566 on: 07-27-2014 21:41 »

Well, the trailer definitely makes it look like the conflict will begin in the bar with the debate over the beer...which is clearly joking about how Family Guy has been called a rip-off of The Simpsons. Not quite sure how they'll run with it, though.
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« Reply #567 on: 07-28-2014 00:12 »

I expect they'll get into a fight over that beer discussion and it'll last somewhere in the region of five minutes and then they'll be distracted by something and carry on being chummy. I can't imagine it'll be particularly relevant to the plot. I might be wrong, but it just seemed like they wanted to do a signature Family Guy chicken fight in Springfield.
Beamer

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« Reply #568 on: 07-28-2014 01:27 »

MARGE: Hey Quagmire, remember the time you raped me and murdered my entire family?
JoshTheater

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« Reply #569 on: 07-28-2014 05:55 »

I can't imagine it'll be particularly relevant to the plot.

I didn't necessarily mean that the beer discussion would be the catalyst of conflict all by itself, but that it might be the start of a string of arguments based around the same metaphorical concept.
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« Reply #570 on: 08-01-2014 00:00 »

I laughed quite a bit in that Family Guy/Simpsons crossover trailer. I'm looking forward to it.
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« Reply #571 on: 08-01-2014 00:52 »

MARGE: Hey Quagmire, remember the time you raped me and murdered my entire family?

Yeah that's all I can think about when I read the crossover news. So I'm unnecessarily uncomfortable with the episode and will probably skip it.
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« Reply #572 on: 08-01-2014 00:59 »

That's a cutaway I don't need to see. They're not done with crossover rape jokes, either, it seems.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #573 on: 08-01-2014 08:51 »

I'm pretty sure its one of those cutaways where depending on what station you're watching the episode, I think it's when Adult Swim runs whatever episode that is, they will show that cutaway along with my other non-favorite one, "Horton Hears Domestic Abuse And Doesn't Do Anything About It".

I like to think I have a pretty dark sense of humor. But those two jokes absolutely disgust me.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #574 on: 08-01-2014 12:57 »

Hehe...domestic abuse.
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« Reply #575 on: 08-02-2014 00:17 »
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What takes a joke too far for me is either when it lingers on the suffering of the victim for aaaages, or when there's no conceivable punchline beyond 'heh, look at this person get brutally beaten/raped/murdered.

I'm not saying those jokes shouldn't exist, but I never find them funny.
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« Reply #576 on: 09-04-2014 19:45 »

A bunch of new photos from "The Simpsons Guy", including 3 new Entertainment Weekly covers.
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« Reply #577 on: 09-05-2014 00:15 »

Heh, like the touch of Seth Macfarlanes signature being under Matt's.

The Meg/Lisa and couch pictures looked kind of awkward, but still excited for the episode.
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« Reply #578 on: 09-05-2014 20:00 »

I like the one with Brian and Santa's Little Helper.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #579 on: 09-05-2014 20:14 »

That one made me smile, as did the one with Chris and Maggie. Amusing that the children aren't paired by age.
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« Reply #580 on: 09-06-2014 12:17 »

These are nice big grin
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