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Jarvio

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« on: 03-03-2011 23:34 »

Seriously, most of the well-known adult cartoons use that same 'dysfunctional family' formula, and I am getting tired of it. Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show.... same family formula. Seriously, can't people think of another formula? Futurama and South Park are just about the only ones that don't use that exhausted family formula (out of the well-known adult cartoons anyway)
winna

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« Reply #1 on: 03-03-2011 23:38 »

Simpsons started it, and all the other shows you named copied it verbatim.  Note that the last three shows you named have something in common: they were created by the same talentless inoriginal hack. roll eyes
Xanfor

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« Reply #2 on: 03-04-2011 00:13 »

It started off as a subverted trope, but quickly became one of its own.
Frisco17

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« Reply #3 on: 03-04-2011 00:21 »

Curse you for introducing me to that site Xanfor! So many hours, wasted!
Bend-err

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« Reply #4 on: 03-04-2011 00:26 »

That page is a blessing and a curse... mainly a curse though.
Gorky

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« Reply #5 on: 03-04-2011 03:01 »

Curse you for introducing me to that site Xanfor! So many hours, wasted!

I once spent a particularly thrilling Friday night browsing through the Nightmare Fuel pages (and, subsequently, the page on Public Service Announcements) and pretty much crapped my pants. But, yeah, it's a total time sink.

Topic: Uh...I got nothin'.
Jezzem

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« Reply #6 on: 03-04-2011 03:10 »

Simpsons started it, and all the other shows you named copied it verbatim.

Actually, The Simpsons didn't start it. The Simpsons was just the first animated show to use the family formula.
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