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Beamer

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« Reply #80 on: 06-04-2014 04:07 »

Blood Crieth is one of those episodes you'll either really love or really hate (same for AD!'s other experimental episodes like Independent Movie and Lost In Space). Personally, I really loved it, especially all of Patrick Stewart's scenes and the play aspect.

Yeah, I heard Independent Movie was met with quite a bit of backlash from certain fans, which is disheartening because I absolutely loved it. I guess you have to be familiar with the source material to fully appreciate it, though. hmpf
JoshTheater

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« Reply #81 on: 06-04-2014 05:31 »

Interesting...I'm not sure I can see how Independent Movie or Lost In Space could be as divisive as Blood Crieth Unto Heaven. Sure, they all have a gimmick, but both of the former used much more straightforward storytelling and were less experimental in their presented format.

For the record, I didn't hate Blood Crieth at all, it just didn't make me laugh much.
Beamer

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« Reply #82 on: 06-04-2014 06:17 »

For the record, I didn't hate Blood Crieth at all, it just didn't make me laugh much.

You are worse than Hitler. no no
JoshTheater

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« Reply #83 on: 06-04-2014 06:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2014 06:29 »

Damn.
* JoshTheater throws out the notes for his sequel to Mein Kampf.

On a serious note though, have you seen August: Osage County? I really know nothing about it, which might explain why most of that episode felt flat to me even as a parody.
Beamer

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« Reply #84 on: 06-04-2014 07:46 »

I have not. I still found it hilarious, though.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #85 on: 06-04-2014 08:21 »

Well anyway, I definitely spoke too soon about season 9, as starting with Independent Movie it's been killer...Faking Bad, Minstrel Krampus, Vision: Impossible, Familyland, and even Cock Of The Sleepwalk were all inspired episodes (haven't gone any further yet). I can't believe they still manage to come up with such great original premises. I didn't expect this show to stay so good for so long...but at this point it's earned it's rightful place as one of my top cartoons of all time.
Beamer

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« Reply #86 on: 06-04-2014 08:27 »

Minstrel Krampus is absolutely incredible - probably my favourite of the season.

There's also a great run of episodes from She Swill Survive (which is ridiculously funny) on to the very end of the season. Seriously, they were just on fire this year.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #87 on: 06-07-2014 23:25 »

Speaking of diversly recieved episodes, what did you guys think of Rubberneckers? I thought it was a good episode, despite some weak songs, but there's alot of people who think it's one of the show's worst. Oh, and here's the title's for all of the episodes for next Season (last 3 are holdovers from 9).

Blondes Versus Brunettes
CIAPOW
Tiny Affair
Brobot
Scents and Sensei-bility
Now and Gwen
Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour
Morning Mimosa
A Star Is Reborn
Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas
LGBSteve
The Shrink
Holy Shit, Jeff's Back!
American Fung
Seizures Suit Stanny
Blagsnarst: A Love Story
From Russia with Love
Roger Passes the Bar
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #88 on: 06-07-2014 23:49 »

I personally liked "Rubberneckers".
Light hearted, with Farlane's finger once again aimed at PC conceptions (Okay..a guy looked after a pretty woman. SO BLOODY WHAT???). And a nice self parody how strongly a plot can deviate from the original premise ("Okay...but we are basically here for insurance fraud").

Beamer

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« Reply #89 on: 06-08-2014 04:25 »

Rubberneckers was hardly an "essential" episode, but it was pretty damn funny the whole way through. Definitely nowhere near the worst of the show, that's for sure.

Light hearted, with Farlane's finger once again aimed at PC conceptions...

You realise MacFarlane has pretty much no involvement in AD! beyond voice acting, right?
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #90 on: 06-08-2014 17:08 »


You realise MacFarlane has pretty much no involvement in AD! beyond voice acting, right?

You realise that it's been established on Peel that Simpsons/Futurama are usually called "Groening shows", Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland Show "Farlane shows", etc..., right? wink
JoshTheater

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« Reply #91 on: 06-08-2014 18:01 »

That has nothing to with how you phrased it though...you clearly implied that MacFarlane was responsible for the writing of that episode. Not just that it was "his" show.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #92 on: 06-08-2014 19:31 »

I'll second on the fact that this was a really good season of American Dad. It was way better than the previous two. I hope they keep the quality high on TBS.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #93 on: 06-19-2014 00:50 »

I really wish there was a PEEL equivalent for American Dad. Or hell, I'd take a NoHomers equivalent. As it is, there is not a single website dedicated to worthwhile discussion. Funny quotes and gifs, sure, but I can get that on tumblr.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #94 on: 06-19-2014 01:15 »

I really agree with you there Snrub. American Dad has some really good quotes that deserve more fame than alot of others out there.
Cudry

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« Reply #95 on: 06-19-2014 01:24 »

How hard is it to set up a forum?
Motor Oil

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« Reply #96 on: 06-19-2014 01:36 »

How hard is it to set up a forum?

Easy. What's difficult is doing it intelligently.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #97 on: 06-19-2014 12:17 »

I imagine one would have to put a lot of effort into getting that thing noticed, as well as being patient through that first year or whatever when it's quiet. I'd love to, but I don't trust myself to go all the way to the end with it.
mcpon14
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« Reply #98 on: 06-24-2014 10:12 »

I really agree with you there Snrub. American Dad has some really good quotes that deserve more fame than alot of others out there.

I'd say Roger has the best quotes.  Isn't it odd that all of these cartoons has one oddball in the main cast with a particular schtick.  Roger - accommodate him being an alien, Brian - accommodate him being a dog, Kenny - unintelligible talk & dies every episode, Stewie - accomodate him being a baby, Bender - has all of these cool gadgets built in, Boomhauer - unintelligible talk
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #99 on: 06-24-2014 12:09 »

I don't think Bender is any more of an oddball than Zoidberg or the Professor or pretty much any of the cast to be honest. You could even argue that Fry is the oddball seeing as he's the only one that isn't normal in the future.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #100 on: 06-25-2014 23:49 »

Not to go off topic, but Fry is in the perfect position to be both the oddball and the straight man when the story calls for it. It's actually genius-ly done.
Beamer

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« Reply #101 on: 06-26-2014 02:38 »

I'd say Roger has the best quotes.  Isn't it odd that all of these cartoons has one oddball in the main cast with a particular schtick.  Roger - accommodate him being an alien, Brian - accommodate him being a dog, Kenny - unintelligible talk & dies every episode, Stewie - accomodate him being a baby, Bender - has all of these cool gadgets built in, Boomhauer - unintelligible talk

That argument could be made about pretty much any cartoon (or sit-com) character.

Stan - Accomodates to him being obsessively right wing/naive
Hayley - Accomodates to her being obsessively left wing/a hippie stoner
Steve - Accomodates to him being nerdy/pathetic
Francine - Accomodates to her being stupid/having a disturbing wild side
Klaus - Accomodates to him being a fish

Most modern western cartoons are written in a way so that pretty much every character has their own shtick (or, at least, prominent character traits and catch phrases/running gags/etc.), and can function as the "oddball" if the plot calls for it. Your point is moot.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #102 on: 07-09-2014 01:59 »

American Dad will have a Comic Con panel this year. (It appears Brian Boyle took Mike Barker's place as co-showrunner. Also, no mention of Steve Callaghan)

2:00-2:45 American Dad – Join us for an exclusive look at the new season of American Dad—soon to be in all new episodes on TBS – as well as a Q&A with fans featuring Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Executive Producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle, and more. Ballroom 20

And here's the rest of the Fox panels you can look and discuss and such.

http://sdccblog.com/2014/07/twentieth-century-fox-television-announces-sdcc-2014-panels/
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #103 on: 07-09-2014 22:12 »

Eh, I was never crazy about Boyle's episodes. Give me Khan or the McKenna's before Boyle. Also, has it been confirmed yet if Barker's still voicing Terry?
tyraniak

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« Reply #104 on: 07-09-2014 23:10 »

I'm guessing they may have to recast him or maybe even write the character out
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #105 on: 07-09-2014 23:28 »

That would suck. Just take the easy pay check, Barker. You think the Simpsons voice actors still like the show they're lending their voice to?
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #106 on: 07-10-2014 00:06 »

Definitely not Shearer, though he says he tries not to think hard about it.

Terry will probably just stay silent for the rest of the series. He rarely appears on the show anymore, and they could easily just have Greg say whatever lines they need for scenes involving the News Channel or visiting their house, so there's no reason to wipe him out or retire him, unless they desperately want to write another episode around the gay duo.

Hopefully they'll shed a little more light on Mike's leaving at Comic-Con, and the current situation with showrunners.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #107 on: 07-10-2014 00:39 »

I guess they could just kill Terry. Like you say, he doesn't add THAT much to the show. I do like me some emotional episodes, and that gives us a chance for another.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #108 on: 07-10-2014 01:54 »

I don't really like the idea of having to kill off a character if their voice actor leaves the show (especially if he left on bad terms, though if he didn't, it shouldn't be too much trouble to get him back for a few voice parts). Guess it could be an interesting episode idea, wouldn't be too bad since they haven't killed off tons of recurring characters like a certain other show has...well accept for the bus crash crisis of 2010.
Mao

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« Reply #109 on: 07-10-2014 04:31 »

I thought Barker was still under contract for season 11.  So it's likely he'll be doing the voice for Terry for Season 11.

Although I think it would be genuinely funny if they killed Terry.  I could see them making an episode of that.

*Terry dies*
*Roger gets the last word*
*Roll credits*

I would enjoy that personally.  XD
TheBPB11

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« Reply #110 on: 07-10-2014 08:11 »

Kinda like a Maude Flanders type of deal?  It might actually work with the different overall feel of the show, with American Dad! being a little more expected to do that sort of thing and handle it in that fashion.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #111 on: 07-17-2014 01:37 »

From The Futon Critic's air listings:

9/21/14 (Su.) 9:30 PM FOX TBA
9/14/14 (Su.) 9:00 PM FOX TBA/TBA
8/24/14 (Su.) 9:30 PM FOX Repeat TBA (R)
8/24/14 (Su.) 7:00 PM FOX Repeat TBA (R)
8/17/14 (Su.) 7:00 PM FOX Repeat TBA (R)
8/10/14 (Su.) 7:00 PM FOX Repeat TBA (R)
8/3/14 (Su.) 9:30 PM FOX (DAD-813) Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses (R)

From what this indicates, it seems the 3 holdover American Dad! episodes from last Season will be airing on Fox instead of being moved to TBS.

Wonder if those episodes will count as part of last Season, or the new TBS Season.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #112 on: 07-17-2014 23:36 »

Just when the DVD's episode orders had got themselves sorted out, as well.
Beamer

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« Reply #113 on: 07-21-2014 08:40 »

Yep, it's been confirmed - Fox will be burning off the last 3 episodes (broadcast-wise, these will serve as the first 3 episodes of season 10, which will then continue on TBS). The episode details are as follows:

Roger Passes the Bar
From Russia With Love
Blagsnarst: A Love Story
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #114 on: 07-27-2014 06:27 »

Some twitter posts on the panel (can't find any articles on it). #AmericanDad will move to Mondays on #TBS in Oct. Will change to cold openings & promise more swearing w/change. #SDCC
#TBS has already picked up #AmericanDad for a second season. #SDCC
SolidSnake

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« Reply #115 on: 07-27-2014 08:08 »

Well Cold Openings and more swearing doesn't really sound very promising......

But hey it's American Dad, I hope they can pull it off...Although Mike and Steve are gone  hmpf
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #116 on: 07-27-2014 09:13 »

Steve I'm fine with being gone, it's Mike I'm worried about. Cold Openings are probably there to fit TBS's commercial breaks easier. Hopefully they don't affect the shows pacing to badly. Oh, and apparently the Season premieres October 30th.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #117 on: 07-27-2014 14:44 »

A second (eleventh) season? That's fantastic news! There was a lot of doubt over how invested TBS would be in the future of the show.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #118 on: 07-27-2014 21:24 »

Most people I knew doubted it would last longer than two seasons, so for me it'll be after that where we'll have to wait and see.
Cudry

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« Reply #119 on: 07-27-2014 21:28 »

Do you guys fear the show may go downhill?
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