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PEE Poll: Family Guy or Simpsons?
Family Guy   -20 (41.7%)
Simpsons   -23 (47.9%)
Pat Buchanan   -5 (10.4%)
Total Voters: 48

KittinGas

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« on: 01-11-2004 15:30 »

What's everyones opinions? Everyone better get that last option.
Tweek

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« Reply #1 on: 01-11-2004 15:36 »

This is to do with TV, I'll move it there.

Bloodclot

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« Reply #2 on: 01-11-2004 15:38 »

I prefer the Family Guy kind of humour.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 01-11-2004 15:40 »

Simpsons, in a heart beat.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #4 on: 01-11-2004 15:40 »

Family Guy: Made for surreal acts and jokes.

Simpsons: Death knell attempt to get new viewers with crappy whacky situations.

Family Guy.
Coop

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« Reply #5 on: 01-11-2004 15:48 »

Simpsons, in it's earlier seasons.

A lot of the jokes on family guy feel really tacked on. It's always "remember that time when..." and that gets really old really fast.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 01-11-2004 16:03 »

I seem to recall those kind of jokes being mentioned in a Simpsons commentary, that they used to do those flashback jokes a lot and then saying that Family Guy had adopted that style now and they want nothing to do with them anymore!

 Anyways, I've not actually sat through a whole episode of Family Guy, but I keep getting the feeling I should at least once.
Margarita

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« Reply #7 on: 01-11-2004 16:17 »

Simpsons.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #8 on: 01-11-2004 16:39 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2004 16:39 »

SIMPSONS SIMPSONS SIMPSONS!!! Family Guy is just a joke-filled show, compared to Simpsons which makes sense... most of the time. I like stuff whacky, but not ALL the time.
Coop

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« Reply #9 on: 01-11-2004 16:46 »

I don't know, latley Simpsons has fallen under the same category. Week and pointless jokes. And TOO MANY DAMNED GUEST SPOTS!

I swear, the last episode of simpsons had like 8 guest voices.

Over all, the past 3 seasons have been very forgetable.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #10 on: 01-11-2004 16:48 »

I'd watch Family Guy over new Simpsons, but golden age Simpsons kicks Family Guy ass.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #11 on: 01-11-2004 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
 Family Guy is just a joke-filled show

That's what makes it better! The Simpsons tries too hard to make sense. It forgets that it's animated, and to me animated stuff is meant to be either wacky or have mind-blowing images. The Simsons has neither of those two.
Coop

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« Reply #12 on: 01-11-2004 17:04 »
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Yeah, but family guy does try to make sense. Why try to make sense of an episode when there's nothing but endless cut scenes (though they did get a lot better with moderationg in the later episodes). Did anyone see the cutscene when Peter fights that guy in a chicken suit? Excruciatingly   long and unfunny.

Over all, was too wacky to make sense like the Simpsons and it made too much sense to be funny like Aquateen Huner Force.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 01-11-2004 17:05 »

I'm Simply a Simpsons fan...
Bloodclot

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« Reply #14 on: 01-11-2004 17:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
Did anyone see the cutscene when Peter fights that guy in a chicken suit? Excruciatingly   long and unfunny.

That's one of the best jokes they've done. It's just something you wouldn't expect to see on TV, and you wouldn't expect it to be 2 minutes long, which is so absurd that it's funny again, in my opinion.

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~FazeShift~

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« Reply #15 on: 01-11-2004 17:14 »

My Simpsons knowledge surpasses most people I meet so they get my votey.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #16 on: 01-11-2004 17:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
I'd watch Family Guy over new Simpsons, but golden age Simpsons kicks Family Guy ass.

My thoughts exactly.
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 01-11-2004 18:17 »

Haven't we had this thread like hundreds of times before? Or were those only "Futurama v. Family Guy" threads?
Coop

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« Reply #18 on: 01-11-2004 18:31 »

Yeah, seems like there were WAVES of Family guy threads a few months back. They got old pretty quick though.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #19 on: 01-11-2004 18:51 »

I liked Family Guy actually, but Simpsons seasons 1-8, and even most of season 15 so far, kicks the living crap out of it.  There's just so much more to it.

In fact, is it just me or does Family Guy have little replay value?  I actually bought the Volume One dvd set, and not to say that I regret owning it per se, but I've found that I can't watch most episodes more then a couple times unless I wait a REALLY long time to watch them again.  Plus, I can't watch more then a couple episodes within the span of, say, a week, or I get sick of the show in general.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #20 on: 01-11-2004 19:31 »

Simpsons, no question about it,at least when it was in its prime, its like asking who is better Me or my inbred retarded cloned son.
Although the current episodes os the Simpsons are probably weaker than Family Guy but hey I expect my inbred retarded cloned son to be better than me at most stuff when I hit 90
Coop

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« Reply #21 on: 01-11-2004 19:35 »

If he's a clone of you, wouldn't that make you inbred and retarded? Or at least inbred?
LabMonkey

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« Reply #22 on: 01-11-2004 21:51 »

Simpsons.  When the focus shifted from Bart-centric to more Homer-centric, it really took off.  If only Family had shifted from Peter-centric to more Stewie/Brian-centric, I would be a bigger fan. I still like it, just not as much as I could.

That's way too many times typing "-centric".
DotheBartman

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« Reply #23 on: 01-11-2004 22:25 »

 
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Originally posted by LabMonkey:
Simpsons.  When the focus shifted from Bart-centric to more Homer-centric, it really took off.  If only Family had shifted from Peter-centric to more Stewie/Brian-centric, I would be a bigger fan. I still like it, just not as much as I could.

That's way too many times typing "-centric".

The Simpsons was never Bart-centric, it was Simpsons-centric.  Only in seasons 9-12 did it become Homer-centric.

LabMonkey

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« Reply #24 on: 01-11-2004 22:28 »

Just the way I see it, but I was only 12 when it started, so maybe I just noticed Bart more and grew up along the way.  I haven't watched much of Season One in way too long.
evan

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« Reply #25 on: 01-11-2004 22:31 »

"The Simpsons" was better at its prime. Right now, of course, I think "Family Guy" might give it some competition. Of course, there are a lot of clunkers in "Family Guy's" short span.
Jeremy

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« Reply #26 on: 01-11-2004 22:39 »

You're a filthy liar.
Family Guy.
bankrupt

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« Reply #27 on: 01-11-2004 22:52 »

The Simpsons.  I can't stand Family Guy.  I tried reevaluating my opinion by forcing myself to watch it on CN recently.  I got about 15 minutes in and came to the same conclusion I had before: 'tis poop.  I'd rather watch bad new Simpsons episodes than Family Guy.
David A

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« Reply #28 on: 01-12-2004 09:41 »

Family Guy is funny, but the only reason that I watch it is that it comes on right after Futurama.  That was the only reason that I watched it when it was on Fox, too.

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Haven't we had this thread like hundreds of times before?

Yes.

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Tweek

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« Reply #29 on: 01-12-2004 10:00 »

I find Family Guy more entertaining than The Simpsons.
leelaholic

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« Reply #30 on: 01-12-2004 10:38 »

I already made this thread a while ago.

Also, The Simpsons wins by miles.
David A

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« Reply #31 on: 01-12-2004 10:55 »
« Last Edit on: 01-12-2004 10:55 »

Hey, way to go, leelaholic.  Post the same link that I did two posts up, why don't you?

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leelaholic

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« Reply #32 on: 01-12-2004 13:55 »

Sorry. I didn't have time to check what your link was to.
boingo2000

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« Reply #33 on: 01-12-2004 13:57 »

Simpsons.  It's got more replay value.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #34 on: 01-12-2004 18:48 »

 
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Originally posted by LabMonkey:
Just the way I see it, but I was only 12 when it started, so maybe I just noticed Bart more and grew up along the way.  I haven't watched much of Season One in way too long.

Fair enough.  There's sort of a perception that Bart was the main character then simply because he was such a break-out character for whatever reason, and of course that many who started watching as kids basically watched for Bart at the time.  But there's actually more Homer stories then Bart ones in season one, same with season two.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #35 on: 01-12-2004 18:55 »

True, but even so Bart was the most popular at the time. In the commentary for "Two Cars In Every Garage...", it's mentioned that said episode was the first one they made that season but "Bart Gets An F" was the first one they aired because fans were more familiar with Bart at that point.

 Also, he was the star of the first Simpsons console game "Bart Vs. Space Mutants" or something, which I had for the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis, if you must). There's no accounting for taste.  wink
DotheBartman

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« Reply #36 on: 01-12-2004 19:24 »

Yeah, no denying that he was the most popular, he just wasn't the focus of the show itself.  All of the merchandise (T-shirts, video games, "Do the Bartman"  wink )usually focused around him.  But, ultimately that was more marketing on Fox's part then a concious decision by the producers.
Kryten

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« Reply #37 on: 01-12-2004 21:00 »

Stupid ballot.
leelaholic

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« Reply #38 on: 01-13-2004 08:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Family Guy: Made for surreal acts and jokes.

Simpsons: Death knell attempt to get new viewers with crappy whacky situations

Wow, that's really (not) insightful!

Family Guy is just a bunch of jokes that are funny once and never again. It's had a ton more crappy, wacky situations than OFF.

You're saying that Peter's house being it's own country is less wacky than Lisa running for school president? You must have one weird definition of wacky.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #39 on: 01-13-2004 09:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2004 09:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I'm Simply a Simpsons fan...
Ditto
I thought you were Xmpel   tongue
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