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PEE Poll: South Park vs. Family Guy
South Park   -22 (42.3%)
Family Guy   -30 (57.7%)
Total Voters: 52

leelaholic

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« on: 04-22-2004 18:52 »

Tough call for me. Family Guy, I guess.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #1 on: 04-22-2004 19:14 »

Hmmm,Simpsons ri-off or kids with bad mouths?
That is a tough call.
davierocks

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« Reply #2 on: 04-22-2004 19:17 »

I voted for Family Guy.  I think that it just about has the edge over South Park, despite the fact that really they are two completely different shows.  I don't think that Family Guy is a Simpsons rip-off either.  Sure, it takes some inspiration from it but has plenty of fresh ideas of its own.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #3 on: 04-22-2004 19:20 »

The thing that's annoying about South Park is that they always just come right out and say what their message is in the episode. Why can't they be subtle and let their stupid ass audience figure it out(like the audience I sit in)? Also, Family Guy is much more spontaneous. Humor that comes out of nowhere rings a bell with me.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #4 on: 04-22-2004 19:20 »

davidrocks,you have a point,like when Peter said every thing was TOO real and it was a guy in a mask in real life.
That's funny!  laff   laff   laff
bender+fry

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« Reply #5 on: 04-22-2004 19:58 »

south park. mainly because it stayed decent for so long, and the fact that Family Guy will probably run out of ideas soon, so all that would be left would be a bunch of half-assed jokes said by a guy whose chin looks like testicals
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 04-22-2004 20:23 »

They're both pretty awful.

I guess that Family Guy is the lesser of two evils.
leelaholic

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« Reply #7 on: 04-22-2004 20:38 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
They're both pretty awful in my opinion.
Fixed  wink
OC_James

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« Reply #8 on: 04-22-2004 20:39 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
They're both pretty awful.

I guess that Family Guy is the lesser of two evils.

You really don't like either? I'm shocked and awed.

Family Guy caters to the world of people who enjoy nonstop laughter and fear things that are serious (like politics).

South Park caters to the world of people who enjoy just a bit of political insight mixed in with their humor.

How can you not be apart of either of these groups?
Anyway, I choose South Park. I may have chosen Family Guy if this poll took place when South Park was brand new and still in it's...err, slightly more immature days, but SP's recent seasons have more than made up for it.
shoopbender
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« Reply #9 on: 04-22-2004 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2004 21:00 »

I broke the tie. I went for Family Guy. South Park is great, but Family is the greatest. Did you guys see South Park the other night with Michael "Jefferson"? That was hilarious. "Blanket no, that's ignorant." Ha! That was great. I can't wait til Family Guy is back on the air as well.
Gorky

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« Reply #10 on: 04-22-2004 21:12 »

Family Guy. It isn't my favorite, but I've seen more of it than I have South Park. But, really, comparing what I've seen of South Park and what I've seen of Family Guy, FG is better.
Coop

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« Reply #11 on: 04-22-2004 22:24 »

I will never be able to put into words how much I hate Family guy, it's is one of the most shallow shows I have EVER seen. I have never known a show to try and scrape cheap laughs out of EVERY episode the way Family Guy did, really...couldn't stand it.

Not a big fan of southpark either, but at least it doesn't kill my brain cells.
DELTAWOLF

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« Reply #12 on: 04-22-2004 22:26 »

South Park...
if it was not for south park
i would'nt know the meaning of
kick ass cartoon's.
AmyODrama

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« Reply #13 on: 04-22-2004 22:28 »

 
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Originally posted by DELTAWOLF:
South Park...
if it was not for south park
i would'nt know the meaning of
kick ass cartoon's.

2'nd that emotion.

bankrupt

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« Reply #14 on: 04-22-2004 22:31 »

South Park for me, not contest.

I tried watching Family Guy when it was on fox and I tried reevaluating it when it was on CN.  I came to the same conclusion,  I think the show is shit.
Beamer

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« Reply #15 on: 04-22-2004 22:38 »

Family Guy is where I turn for to laugh mindlessly, see some funny parodies and just go for general off-the-wall random humour. It really is a god damn funny show.

However - South Park has all of that, only it's a bit more adult, and there's hilarious subtle political sattirical humour mixed in with all of that. South Park gets a lot of crap for it's foul language, crappy animation & seemingly stupid plots, but when you take those things away - you get a very intelligent show that's not afraid to make points about things where no other show would dare tread. It's the juxtaposition of all of these things that makes it so great to watch.

In short, I really love both shows. However, South Park is my all-time favourite show, while Family guy is my third-favourite show (behind Futurama, of course). South Park gets my vote here, but there's still no love lost for Family Guy.
newhook_1

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« Reply #16 on: 04-22-2004 22:45 »

My vote goes to South Park as well. Let's face it, Family Guy is a very funny show, but South Park trumps it in almost every aspect (Family Guy having better sound).
David A

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« Reply #17 on: 04-22-2004 22:48 »

Leelaholic, anytime that I make a statement that includes a value judgement, it should be understood that I am stating an opinion.  I don't have to explicitly say so.

For example, if I state that "Leelaholic is a twit." it should be understood that I mean "In my opinion, Leelaholic is a twit."  Many people may share this opinion, but it's still an opinion.

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:
 You really don't like either? I'm shocked and awed.

Family Guy caters to the world of people who enjoy nonstop laughter and fear things that are serious (like politics).

South Park caters to the world of people who enjoy just a bit of political insight mixed in with their humor.

How can you not be apart of either of these groups?

There are plenty of groups that I don't fit into.  You should have seen me in high school.

I do watch Family Guy sometimes, but the only reason I watch it is because it comes on after Futurama.  The only reason I ever watched it on Fox was because it came on after Futurama.  It can be mildly amusing at times, but I would never go out of my way to watch it.

I watched the first few episodes of South Park.  It was funny at first, but it got really old really fast.  Irreverence has it's place, but irreverence just for the sake of being irreverent bores me.

I also find both shows visually unappealing.  That's of lesser importance than content, but it does make a bad thing even worse.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Ninaka

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« Reply #18 on: 04-23-2004 01:54 »

FAMILY GUY!

It's so way better. But you can't go comparing the two, that's true.
I love Stewie and the dog.. they are absolute killers in the show. Stewie makes the show for me. I love how fast he moves around and the fantastic things he says, and his mother is just so calm and unresponding to it!
Ahhaha i love it!

I think it's cool!
Jeremy

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« Reply #19 on: 04-23-2004 03:07 »

I agree with Ninaka, Family Guy is much better than Futurama.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #20 on: 04-23-2004 03:16 »

They both have thier flaws really...

But while I enjoy both I'll say South Park.  Family Guy is maybe more consistant then South Park, but overall the latter is just a more redeemable show.  They try to do not only lots of wackiness and so forth, but also some topical satire with occasionally some pretty insightful stuff.  Family Guy is good at being wall to wall crazy gags, but at the end of the day that's all it is.  South Park sticks with you a little more.
M0le

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« Reply #21 on: 04-23-2004 06:24 »

This is really a no-contest for me, South Park is my second favourite Television show, and I've never really enjoyed watching Family Guy.
And I also derived my nickname from the South Park Movie, showing my love for South Park.   smile
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #22 on: 04-23-2004 06:39 »

For me there is no comtest, I go with Family Guy!
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #23 on: 04-23-2004 06:57 »

 
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Originally posted by OC_James:

Family Guy caters to the world of people who enjoy nonstop laughter and fear things that are serious (like politics).

South Park caters to the world of people who enjoy just a bit of political insight mixed in with their humor.

Um, no. South Park is just unnecessarily crude. And Family Guy isn't mindless humour, no way! But I'm not going to get into the debate, even though there would be plenty of evidence there. My vote: Family Guy.

Beamer

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« Reply #24 on: 04-23-2004 08:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
 Um, no. South Park is just unnecessarily crude.

If you say that, you're just plain ignorant.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #25 on: 04-23-2004 08:24 »

Family Guy.  I like South Park as well, but it's so in-your-face I have to be in the right mood to watch it.

Family Guy's subtler in it's approach, and that makes it more enjoyable to watch.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #26 on: 04-23-2004 10:20 »

Family Guy.


....You bastards. (peter griffin voice)
SixByNine
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« Reply #27 on: 04-23-2004 10:52 »

South park is way better than Family Guy. South park has much more intelegent broad reaching humour I think, family guy is just another show based on american family life with a bit of slapstick thrown in.

I mean, Family Guy is good, and I watch it, but I don't think it's in the same league as South Park
leelaholic

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« Reply #28 on: 04-23-2004 11:00 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
 Um, no. South Park is just unnecessarily crude.
What do you mean by that, Dolcelalalalamahama? It does have it's pointless shock humor moments, but what show doesn't?
Love_For_Leela

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« Reply #29 on: 04-23-2004 11:23 »

South Park is appalling. Family Guy, anyday.
victor2000
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« Reply #30 on: 04-23-2004 12:25 »

I voted for Family Guy (putting it at 16 over 15).  tongue
Bushmeister

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« Reply #31 on: 04-23-2004 12:33 »

Beamer pretty much summed up my feelings on South Park. Family Guy is ok for me, nothing more. I'll go for South Park.
Impossible

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« Reply #32 on: 04-23-2004 12:34 »

Family Guy. I love that show  smile
Coilette

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« Reply #33 on: 04-23-2004 12:57 »

Family Guy is a lot funnier, I love the random cuts, like Margot Kidder.  smile

I vote for the Griffins.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #34 on: 04-23-2004 13:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Family Guy is where I turn for to laugh mindlessly, see some funny parodies and just go for general off-the-wall random humour. It really is a god damn funny show.

However - South Park has all of that, only it's a bit more adult, and there's hilarious subtle political sattirical humour mixed in with all of that. South Park gets a lot of crap for it's foul language, crappy animation & seemingly stupid plots, but when you take those things away - you get a very intelligent show that's not afraid to make points about things where no other show would dare tread. It's the juxtaposition of all of these things that makes it so great to watch.

 

I agree
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #35 on: 04-23-2004 14:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 14:32 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Leelaholic, anytime that I make a statement that includes a value judgement, it should be understood that I am stating an opinion.  I don't have to explicitly say so.

For example, if I state that "Leelaholic is a twit." it should be understood that I mean "In my opinion, Leelaholic is a twit."  Many people may share this opinion, but it's still an opinion.

 There are plenty of groups that I don't fit into.  You should have seen me in high school.

I was about to say something to Leelaholic on the order of "You should be stabbed in the face for saying my opinion", but you beat me to it.

Still though, I'm glad Family Guy's getting the better vote. And as a Rhode Islander, I can safely say any Rhode Island humor is pretty accurate. Not to mention South Park has gotten so much shittier over the years. The new episodes coming out now are a mere shadow of what the show used to be. I miss the immature humor. It's better than being way too serious and then sprinkling on a little comedy anyway. If you're going to make a comedic show, the humor should be the main focus.

Shadowstar

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« Reply #36 on: 04-23-2004 15:36 »

No! No no no no no! South Park, hands down! Wake up, people!
OC_James

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« Reply #37 on: 04-23-2004 16:29 »

You know, I thought the premise of this poll was oddly familiar last night, but didn't bother checking up on it.
Today I did and I found this:  http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/14-000919/

Now, here's a poll that compares South Park, Family Guy, and tons of other cartoons. This poll is invalid, says I.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #38 on: 04-23-2004 17:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 17:10 »

South Park wins by seniority.. OR DOES IT?
Who else remembers the What A Cartoon show and the long lost Family Guy pilot therein? Very kid friendly plot, different names, slightly different animation, but when you get down to it: An idiot man and a well read dog. The man saves the dog from death at a pound. He's the only one who can understand what the dog is saying. The two go about buying furnishings for the dog's new room with hilarious consequences. Ordinarily I would brush it off as a coincidence that these two are essentially the same characters as Peter and Brian, but they have the same voice actor which leads me to believe differently. I believe this cartoon was produced ABOUT the same time South Park began its run on Comedy Central. If anyone has further details, do tell! I can't be the only one who remembers it.
EDIT: Okay, ACTOR. My bad ^^;
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #39 on: 04-23-2004 17:15 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
Ordinarily I would brush it off as a coincidence that these two are essentially the same characters as Peter and Brian, but they have the same voice actors which leads me to believe differently...

Incidently, Peter, Brian, Stewie, Quagmire, Tom Tucker, and surely a shitload others are all voiced by Seth MacFarlane. So it's the same voice ACTOR.

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