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Lost My Phone

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« on: 10-23-2013 21:17 »

The old American Dad thread reached Page 22 before being closed. I know that there is already a new AD! thread, but it didn't get off to a great start. Out of the ten posts in said thread, not a single one is relevant to AD!; they are all mainly complaints about the thread's title and opener. So I hope it's okay if I start a new one, hopefully one that will actually be used to discuss the show.

Anyway, to summarize what was going on toward the end of the previous thread, I asked who everyone's favorite character was. Most people said Roger, but some also included other characters such as Klaus, Stan, and Principal Lewis.

Also, there will be a new episode on November 3 called "Buck Wild". Here's a synopsis: "In order to prove his manhood, Steve accompanies Stan and his CIA buddies on their hunting trip, while Roger and Klaus embark on a cross-country trek."

Finally, as I'm sure you all know, AD! will be moving to TBS for its eleventh season in late 2014.
stum

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« Reply #1 on: 10-23-2013 21:31 »

 up yours
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #2 on: 10-23-2013 21:44 »

Other one was prematurely opened. This was prematurely opened as well, as there's that another one.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 10-23-2013 21:46 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2013 22:13 »

Sorry. I only started a new one because of the horrible start the last one got off to. If people are actually going to talk about American Dad in the other one, then I'll be willing to use that one too. smile

I'll copy and paste my post from this thread into that one. Maybe that will get the ball rolling.

The only thing about that thread that annoys me is its title. I really don't feel like looking at it for the next twenty pages. Hopefully someone (whether it be Stum or one of the mods) will change it.

So I'll just use Stum's thread, I guess. Everyone should just ignore this one.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #4 on: 10-23-2013 22:23 »

I mean technically both should be closed, but this one's at least created after "the last one" closed and with better title and opening. [In before merging.]

American Dad? Not to get too off-topic; I've seen several episodes, I don't exactly like it.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 10-23-2013 22:27 »

It's definitely better than Seth MacFarlane`s other creation, Family Guy.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #6 on: 10-24-2013 02:41 »

It's definitely better than Seth MacFarlane`s other creation, Family Guy.

At times, Family Guy makes me laugh.
Although the cutaways are kind of original, they are annoying at times.
American Dad is better though.
Even the subplots in the episodes make me hanker for more of the plot when I'm watching.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 10-24-2013 03:38 »

I actually thought the first episode of Family Guy was hilarious. But after that, it became more and more unwatchable. That's why I was surprised to learn that Seth MacFarlane had actually created a good cartoon. In fact, AD! is the only Animation Domination show I watch regularly. smile
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 10-24-2013 04:21 »

American Dad is an awesome well thought out show.

Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 10-24-2013 04:30 »

At times, Family Guy makes me laugh.
Although the cutaways are kind of original, they are annoying at times.

Family Guy has its moments, sure, but for a show that has nothing going for it but jokes, the laughs are few and far between. The writers seem to think that it's funny to push the envelope for the sake of pushing the envelope (not that I have a problem with racy/offensive humour, but you need to actually MAKE A JOKE out of it instead of just "Haha, violence!" or "Haha, racism!"). And I would hardly call the cutaways "original." Hell, more often than not, they're arbitrarily referencing or doing a parody of something else. Plus, watch some Simpsons episodes from, say, season 4. They had a HUGE number of cutaway gags like that, and actually made a conscious effort to stop doing them once Family Guy stole the technique and claimed it as their own.

That's why I was surprised to learn that Seth MacFarlane had actually created a good cartoon.

Aside from some creative input at the show's inception, MacFarlane's involvement in American Dad is almost non-existent beyond his voice acting. I credit it as a large part of the reason as to why it's a significantly better show.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #10 on: 10-24-2013 04:38 »

Aside from some creative input at the show's inception, MacFarlane's involvement in American Dad is almost non-existent beyond his voice acting. I credit it as a large part of the reason as to why it's a significantly better show.

I agree. MacFarlane has little input in American Dad these days, and since I've never been a fan of his, that's probably part of the reason why I actually enjoy the show.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 10-24-2013 17:39 »

The only real thing that Seth has done on American Dad is voicing characters.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #12 on: 10-24-2013 18:11 »

So, when will we see American Dad's new episodes on TBS?  Will it be on TBS for a long time?  What date and time?

American Dad is the best of Seth's shows!  What Seth should do is, forget about remaking The Flintstones, continue to make movies like Ted, cancel Cleveland, and stick with Family Guy and American Dad.

MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 10-25-2013 00:58 »

They're gonna have to mention Tyler Perry sometime in their TBS run.
stum

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« Reply #14 on: 10-25-2013 13:02 »

Someone on TV Tropes said that Seth MacFarlane's power over all three of his shows are equal.
El-Man

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« Reply #15 on: 10-25-2013 13:28 »

remaking The Flintstones

FFS, really?  mad no no
stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #16 on: 10-25-2013 14:30 »

remaking The Flintstones

FFS, really?  mad no no

That was news in May 2011. There's been no word about it since.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #17 on: 10-25-2013 14:33 »

Also, Seth should stop with these live-action shows like Dads.

stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #18 on: 10-25-2013 14:35 »

For all the furor over "Dads", people are forgetting he already did a live-action sitcom called "The Winner" - back in 2007. tongue
Beamer

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« Reply #19 on: 10-25-2013 19:02 »

Someone on TV Tropes said that Seth MacFarlane's power over all three of his shows are equal.

Someone on TV Tropes is wrong.

And his involvement in Dads is quite minimal, too. His primarily focus is Family Guy.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #20 on: 10-25-2013 21:00 »

"Power over" and "involvement with" are not the same thing.

Seth has a great deal of power over all of his shows.

Secondly, he voices half the characters in them. You couldn't continue to make Family Guy or American Dad without his involvement. If he was adamant about something happening in the show, he could basically just threaten to quite voicing the characters and they'd have to go along with his wishes because they couldn't re-cast the parts without SERIOUS backlash from people.

But, he takes a pretty hands-off approach to American Dad as far as one can see. It seems like he's pretty much only been voicing characters on it since season 1 or so, whereas he was showrunner on Family Guy till much more recently. He might still be the showrunner for all I know, but I doubt it, given all the films he's making and stuff.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #21 on: 11-04-2013 04:16 »

7.5/10

This definitely wasn't my least favorite out of the three Season 10 episodes we've gotten so far. It was decent, though. Although I didn't find the main plot to be too interesting, it was okay. The subplot, however, is what I liked the most. I felt that it was very interesting and funny.
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #22 on: 11-04-2013 04:37 »

Aren't we on season 9? Or is this another case of Fox stopping/starting things so much no one knows what damn season it actually is?
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #23 on: 11-04-2013 04:45 »

American Dad is currently in a similar situation to the one Futurama was in back during 2002/03. I believe that Fox is currently still broadcasting episodes from AD!'s eighth production season, but since this is the tenth broadcast season, Fox refers to it on its website as Season 10. The AD! producers are calling it Season 9; maybe they consider Seasons 1 and 2 to be one season, the same way that Family Guy's fourth and fifth broadcast seasons, which aired at the same time as AD!'s first and second broadcast seasons, are considered to be just one season.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #24 on: 11-04-2013 14:48 »

We are on season 9.  I loved the episode!  Steve wanting to prove to Stan he's a man, so he embarks on the CIA camping trip.  Then he regrets shooting some deer.  It was funny when he made a speech and he imagined all those heads talking to him and that bison told him to find religion.

The best part was Roger and Klaus's road trip when they both got really fat and kept missing the speedomitor.   Then Steve goes and raises the two orphaned deer and Hayley seems to be over Jeff.   The closing credits scene was hilarious when Roger gets even more fatter and misses the speedomitor again!  Liked when he called Klaus 'bones'! 

Super fun episode!  9/10
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 11-04-2013 19:20 »

I really liked the scene when Stan's CIA buddies blew up the squirrel.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #26 on: 11-05-2013 00:29 »

"Drone Alone"'s squirrel part was hilarious.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 11-05-2013 16:14 »

Here's some more fanfics I did of AD:

Mr. Smith Goes To Egypt:

Stan, Francine, Roger, and the CIA go to Egypt in search for the scrolls of King Tut, but instead evil hands got to it first.  Really funny who it is if you read it!  wink

http://ficwad.com/story/214969


Very Ape:

Roger and Klaus are chimney sweepers and their first client is a 1970's blaxploitation style mad scientist who turns Klaus into a gorilla.  And clones him.  This fanfic takes place after the events in Naked To The Limit One More Time.  Was going to put Jeff in this originally, but then I saw that episode.

http://ficwad.com/story/217908

Space Station Zero Dark Thirty:

Stan and Roger infiltrate a space station that crashed into Earth.  (The same one they ran away to in The Great Space Roaster.   The CIA believe terrorists took it over, but instead, it's really a cult of crazed vampire fans:

http://ficwad.com/story/220434
stum

Starship Captain
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« Reply #28 on: 11-05-2013 21:32 »

Those are great fanfics, Kurt! I haven't read them. But I will!
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #29 on: 11-09-2013 06:15 »

We love you, Kurt!

I saw the last few episodes, after a seven season gap since the last occasion I saw American Dad. I was very amused.

"Smile, you son of a bitch. Hey, you're smiling... you son of a bitch!" Eh-heh-eh-heh.
coldangel

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« Reply #30 on: 11-09-2013 07:26 »

People write fanfics of American Dad?
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #31 on: 11-09-2013 07:59 »

No... Kurt writes fanfics of American Dad.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #32 on: 11-09-2013 14:24 »

If you're all done with the insults, I'd like to post a synopsis for tomorrow's episode, thank you.

"Crotchwalkers"

Just to show Steve she is still a "cool" mom, Francine teaches him various shoplifting techniques at the local mall "The Gash". However, their efforts to pull off the ultimate heist result in Steve getting captured and sent to a Venezuelan sweatshop. In the meantime, Roger, Hayley and Klaus become Langley Falls' first Russian Balalaika trio.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #33 on: 11-12-2013 02:47 »

Just saw the episode last night!  It was beyond awesome!  Hayley, Roger, and Klaus have a Russian band, Stan accidently gets his crotch injured and talks like a woman.  Francine wants to show Steve she's cool, so she teaches him to shoplift that lands him in a sweatshop! 

Very awesome episode!  Hope others liked it too.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #34 on: 11-12-2013 23:44 »

Eh, solid episode but nothing hugely special.

I enjoyed it and, once again, American Dad was the clear winner of Animation Domination.
Beamer

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« Reply #35 on: 11-13-2013 05:58 »

...once again, American Dad was the clear winner of Animation Domination.

Bob's Burgers usually takes that title for me, though I'd say it was about even this week. smile
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 12-10-2013 01:27 »

BUMP.

Oh, damn! We didn't discuss Independent Movie at ALL. Easily my favourite episode of the season. It was utterly dead-on with every trope, every story turn, even every camera angle. Quite possibly a contender for my top 5. smile

Faking Bad was also pretty good, too.
Jezzem

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« Reply #37 on: 12-10-2013 05:09 »

I haven't watched Faking Bad yet, but we watched Independent Movie at Maz and Joeldy's house and, yeah, it was great.

Also, I haven't posted in this new American Dad thread at all, apparently! eek
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #38 on: 12-10-2013 05:10 »

I thought it was pretty good as well. I'm liking this season ALOT BETTER than last season, which sucked hard for me.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #39 on: 12-10-2013 05:21 »

I have a friend who loves Garden State and I was happy to see that Independent Movie briefly referenced it as I suspected it would.
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