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LobsterMooch
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« Reply #80 on: 08-29-2011 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:48 »

 wink
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #81 on: 08-30-2011 00:50 »

Yeah, he's got an album of crooner songs coming out. He performed on some sort of musical performance show on the BBC during Christmas which was very strange.

To be fair, he has a great voice and given the position he's in, he might as well persue that career if he wants to.
Bender_is_Great!

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« Reply #82 on: 08-30-2011 01:26 »

If only KOTH had any time to create a proper ending, at the very least...
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #83 on: 08-30-2011 14:10 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2011 15:47 »

 hmpf
Bender_is_Great!

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« Reply #84 on: 08-30-2011 20:19 »

Come to think of it, I'll only turn on the earlier seasons of FG on Netflix if I want. So, I guess I like some of FG, but not all.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #85 on: 08-31-2011 09:25 »

His album's gonna sound like a super suave Brian, that's gonna be awesome.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #86 on: 09-14-2011 17:01 »

If only KOTH had any time to create a proper ending, at the very least...

...they did, didn't they?

My understanding was that the last 4 episodes of the show were produced with them knowing they'd be the last 4 episodes, and as such 'To Sirloin with Love' was created as a finale. It doesn't 'end things', but there's no need to. It wraps things up nicely in the same way that 'The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings', 'Into the Wild Green Yonder' and 'Overclockwise' do. Hank and Bobby finally connect properly, all the residents of the street come together for a big barbeque at the end, etc.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #87 on: 09-15-2011 03:55 »

After 13 years of mental abuse, Bobby is finally accepted by his father.


Then he turns to Alamo Beer.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #88 on: 09-18-2011 18:15 »

How should they end Family Guy, do you think?

Personally, I think the last few episodes ought to involve lots of major characters getting killed. Final episode, it's revealed the cause behind the carnage is Stewie, and he finally takes over the world. It's what he's wanted from the very beginning.

That's kinda dark and doesn't leave room for new seasons or a movie, but hey.
Jezzem

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« Reply #89 on: 09-19-2011 07:12 »

I feel like Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie could have been a really good two-part series finale (or hour-long series finale or whatever) if they just took out the part at the end where it turns out it was just a simulation.
tyraniak

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« Reply #90 on: 09-19-2011 17:23 »

I liked the simulation part, and the sopranos callback, that would've been a good finle, back when the show was still watchable
Tachyon

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« Reply #91 on: 09-19-2011 21:19 »


You know, I never watched this show at all "back in the day", but lately I've found myself switching to it if it happens to be on, when I'd otherwise have the TV on the regional news channel, and muted.  It's entertaining.

Beanoz4

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« Reply #92 on: 09-20-2011 09:09 »

Nowadays I watch it while surfing the net
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #93 on: 09-26-2011 15:49 »

I quite liked the most recent episode. It had a lot of moments that really made me laugh (most noticeably being Bruce's reaction to that True Blood episode). It wasn't amazing, but it's one of the best episodes that the show has made in a while.


And on a similar note, weirdest American Dad! episode ever. Apparently they produced it as a series finale for the end of last season when they thought they were going to be cancelled, hence why
I would have loved the episode if the songs were half as good as Little Shop of Horrors (which they were obviously taking inspiration from) but instead it was just a load of r&b bullplop. I want showtunes, dammit. So yeah, I didn't think it was great.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #94 on: 09-26-2011 16:30 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2011 20:42 »

Yeah and for Uk fans we have to watch the new season of family guy May 2012
and for American Dad it's January 2013 frown

Is it worth streaming them online or should I wait patiently?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #95 on: 09-26-2011 20:12 »

Yeah and for Uk fans we have to watch the new season of family guy May 2011

Um, don't you mean May 2012? hmpf...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #96 on: 09-26-2011 20:42 »

Yeah and for Uk fans we have to watch the new season of family guy May 2011

Um, don't you mean May 2012? hmpf...


Whoops I'm still living in 2010 lol
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #97 on: 09-26-2011 20:48 »

Yeah and for Uk fans we have to watch the new season of family guy May 2012
and for American Dad it's January 2013 frown

Is it worth streaming them online or should I wait patiently?
I'm a UK fan so I mean... whatever that tells you.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #98 on: 09-26-2011 20:58 »

You flew all the way to America just to watch the premiere? You're a hardcore fan dude! tongue...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #99 on: 09-26-2011 21:06 »

You flew all the way to America just to watch the premiere? You're a hardcore fan dude! tongue...
no no
DannyJC13

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« Reply #100 on: 09-26-2011 21:37 »

Beanoz4 doesn't know what sarcasm is... Or he does, and he's shaking his head in shame or disapproval.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #101 on: 09-26-2011 22:32 »

he's shaking his head in shame
Spacedal11

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« Reply #102 on: 09-27-2011 06:20 »

Wish they had had another great beginning like last year with the murder mystery.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #103 on: 09-27-2011 20:45 »

I preferred the new episode to that murder mystery. I respect them for trying something new with the murder mystery one, but it just didn't really work for me. It worked a hell of a lot better than 'Brian & Stewie', the bank-vault episode that tried similar things.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #104 on: 09-27-2011 21:46 »

The one about the bank-vault had to be the worse episode they ever made. It was boring and unfunny, I think it was an hour episode too.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #105 on: 09-27-2011 22:22 »

Glad the new ep is liked. You know what, I liked the bank-vault ep, so many memorable moments. Brain eating Stewie's poop, the bullet flying around the vault, Stewie getting drunk. It was entertaining and memorable. Also were there any cut-away gags in that ep? I don't remember there being any which is unusual...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #106 on: 09-27-2011 23:02 »

There wasn't..
They wanted to try something new for there 150th episode and let Seth talk to himself for the entire episode and take away the cutaway gags//
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #107 on: 09-27-2011 23:06 »

What did you think of it, Beanoz4? Did you enjoy it?...
Beanoz4

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« Reply #108 on: 09-27-2011 23:16 »

I haven't watched it in a while but I thought it was alright
Felt like Seth hogged the spotlight though frown
I thought it was pretty hilarious seeing a dog and a baby trying to get out of a bank vault..
It did drag on a bit with the hour format though
JoshTheater

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« Reply #109 on: 09-28-2011 00:35 »

I enjoyed the bank vault episode...or at least, that PART of the episode. The stuff they used to fill in the extra time they had was ludicrous.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #110 on: 09-28-2011 03:03 »

Glad the new ep is liked. You know what, I liked the bank-vault ep, so many memorable moments. Brain eating Stewie's poop, the bullet flying around the vault, Stewie getting drunk. It was entertaining and memorable. Also were there any cut-away gags in that ep? I don't remember there being any which is unusual...

They made a big deal about it being Stewie's first time drinking alcohol though, even though he got drunk in the Stewie Griffin movie. They always forget little things like that from their own show.
Juliet

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« Reply #111 on: 09-28-2011 10:46 »

Have anybody seen the new episode? It was a ok episode. I liked the bit where the theme song was interrupted. And the state of the poor woman after she had sex with Quagmire.
Bend-err

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« Reply #112 on: 10-03-2011 13:48 »




That was the only good thing in family guys.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #113 on: 10-03-2011 18:54 »

Meg's speech just made me realize how much I hate everyone in the family except Brian and Stewie. Like Jesus what a terrible change has fallen onto the Griffins since the show aired. What horrible characters.
Bend-err

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« Reply #114 on: 10-03-2011 18:59 »

More like lack of character.
In the beginning each had one distinct character, now not really.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #115 on: 10-03-2011 21:25 »

The hurricane trilogy was a gigantic disappointment.

'The Cleveland Show' was awful, but no worse than usual to the best of my knowledge (I don't usually watch it, I just thought I would because of the trilogy thingy). 'Family Guy' was mediocre. A handful of nice moments (mostly the animation in Brian's trip) and little else - not a decent storyline and not particularly funny. 'American Dad!' was good, but they're capable of better.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #116 on: 10-04-2011 05:47 »

I do appreciate how Meg has finally been explained to be a martyr and the random hate against her is somewhat (albeit really stretched) justified.  Yeah I didn't understand the hurricane purpose either. I mean except for the bit part at the end of American Dad nothing tied the three shows together which I thought was the point. Disappointing but American Dad was good.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #117 on: 10-04-2011 08:58 »

It wasn't supposed to tie together it was supposed to be like an old fashioned Sit-Com,   
coldangel

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« Reply #118 on: 10-04-2011 13:15 »

Loved Brian's trip. That was one of the coolest sequences in the series. As for the episodes... kind of meh.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #119 on: 10-04-2011 17:02 »
« Last Edit on: 10-04-2011 17:49 »

I really loved seeing Meg rip into her shitty family.   The whole point of this episode for me was "GO MEG!"  

I really hated the retcon though.  Of course your family is going to go beserk Meg, you just ripped all of them new assholes and exposed them for the shitty people they are.  A verbal smackdown of that magnitude is of course going to have shoutings and tears for the next few days, and I think its a situatiion where any person can idenitify (have you ever had an argument with someone you love?  Of course, but have you noticed how pointing out the things they do that upset you actually hurts and makes you feel more guilty then if you had just tell them to fuck themselves with a cactus?  It's not something you can write of as bieng "I said that because i was angry. I didn't mean it." )

I was disappointed that Peter got off easy but when you think about it, Lois needed a "reason you suck" speech most of all.  Peter and Chris are retards and they treat just about everyone badly.   Lois however knows exactly what she is doing, and her abuse of Meg is cold and calculated.   We are talking about a woman who wishes for her daughter's death and has told her to go kill herself.

So yeah, I like this episode purely because of Meg, (seriously she is such an underused character.  She was a pretty cruddy and annoying character most of the time pre cancellation, but after cancellation, she's the only character who has gotten more interesting as the rest of the family devolved), but apart from that I dislike it for its lazy reset button pushing.   The Meg jokes used to be hilarious, now they are just annoying and lazy, and as someone who wants to be a writer, the excuse that "We can't do episodes for Meg because we don't know how to write for teenage gurlz" is probably the most pathetic excuse I have ever heard.  You're a writer.  Do your fucking job.

In other news American Dad was Really Fucking Good.  This episode had a good storyline, genuine drama, hilarious lines and some wonderfully dark humour.   Roger may have even crossed his moral event horizon this episode, and was marvellous for it.  "No, no, no" "glubble"
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