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

germanfryfan

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« Reply #40 on: 04-23-2004 17:21 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 17:21 »

EDIT: Sorry for double posting, my browser is shitty.

Hey, my first TOTPD. And this with a double post   no no
germanfryfan

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« Reply #41 on: 04-23-2004 17:28 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
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.

You are talking a bout Larry and Steve, aren't you? 
I downloaded it few weeks ago, but there is another film by MacFarlane "Life of Larry" this one is nearly the same as FamilyGuy, in fact it shows most of the jokes they used in the 3 first eps of FamilyGuy.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #42 on: 04-23-2004 17:52 »

Ah, that was it. Larry and Steve. Yes. So many of the What a Cartoon show shorts[also Kablam, Oh Yeah Cartoons, etc] went on in some fashion to fame.. or a reasonable fascimile thereof. I'd rather be a cult figure than a celebrity any day..
quagmire

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« Reply #43 on: 04-29-2004 20:36 »

Family Guy by a mile. Sure, there's some bad jokes, but it kinda has that "Airplane!"-type approach of throwing everything at the wall & seeing what sticks. But then again, I have a warped sense of humor...my favorite Family Guy scene of all time is the "hey Lois, look! I'm a wishing troll! Heheheheheheh!" line from the "Viewer Mail" episode...that visual of Peter kills me.

South Park...pass. I recognize what they're doing, but the animation & (especially) the voices annoy me too much to care.     
starone

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« Reply #44 on: 04-29-2004 20:49 »

South Park.

I never got into Family Guy the first time I watched it but South Park I love. The animation in South Park is SUPPOSED to look crappy, and some of the characters are SUPPOSED to be annoying. And Family guy seems a bit more "kiddy" than South Park cause South Park is not afraid to push it.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #45 on: 04-29-2004 21:37 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
And Family guy seems a bit more "kiddy" than South Park cause South Park is not afraid to push it.

South Park's also on a much more lenient network on cable, not network TV. Family Guy would push it more if they could, but FOX would never let them get away with it.
Beamer

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« Reply #46 on: 05-01-2004 02:20 »

Anyone who says that Family Guy is "kiddy" obviously hasn't seen many episodes. I mean, it's nowhere near as racy as South Park, but it DOES push the boundaries. I often wonder how many scenes in Family Guy have gotten to air on American TV, especially considering that it's Fox.

Like the episode where Peter & Lois catch Brian (the dog) masturbating.
LOIS: Was he just masturba...?
PETER: Yes.
(uneasy silence)
PETER: So... do we rub his nose in it?  laff

Still, both shows push the envelope - they just do it in different ways.
Matt Wilson

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« Reply #47 on: 05-01-2004 02:31 »

I really hate South Park, because it's NOT funny and I don't find any of the jokes amusing. The satire is the kind of incredibly obvious social commentary that I get bashed over the head with whenever I browse the internet. It sucks.

Family Guy -- WHICH IS NOT A SIMPSONS RIPOFF FOR THE LOVE OF GOD -- is hilarious and comes up with jokes and gags that have never been thought of before. Right from the start it says that it is NOT a show about character development or big twists or turns. It's all about the comedy.

Family Guy is technically the spiritual descendent of The Critic, only without character development, but just as funny.

The Simpsons is trying right now to be The Critic, and isn't successful. And by "isn't successful", I mean IT BLOWS.
Tweek

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« Reply #48 on: 05-01-2004 03:22 »

Both are great, I voted for South Park though, the movie put it in the lead  smile
Ekarderif

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« Reply #49 on: 05-01-2004 03:28 »

I don't like South Park too much so I voted for Family Guy. Sometimes it drives me crazy though. Random humor is good, but occasionally it gets far too random for its own good. However, I do believe I can say this and have everyone else agree with me: Futurama owns all!
starone

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« Reply #50 on: 05-01-2004 12:28 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2004 12:28 »

One of the reasons I like South Park better is because most of the characters on Family Guy are so damned annoying. I can't stand Peter and the fat son I forget his name. The only one I actualy like is Dewey and his evil plots and insults, he's like a mix of Cartman and Professer Chaos. Family Guy has never made me laugh out loud while South Park has a couple of times.

Also most of the stuff in Family Guy character wise has been done before, The stupid father and sane rational mother bit is getting really old.

Also South Parks music is better too. I always find myself singing the theme song in my head.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #51 on: 05-01-2004 14:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Both are great, I voted for South Park though, the movie put it in the lead  <IMG SRC="http://www.peelified.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Totally Tweek. in my mind, the South Park movie was the pinacle of the series, and hasnt been topped. It had  to be the best TV-Movie ever made.

leelaholic

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« Reply #52 on: 05-01-2004 14:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Like the episode where Peter & Lois catch Brian (the dog) masturbating.
LOIS: Was he just masturba...?
PETER: Yes.
(uneasy silence)
PETER: So... do we rub his nose in it?   
Let's not forget "World's Sluttiest Dogs" and the loooooong rape gag.  <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/wink.gif">

Umm... this is a squirrel. It's all smashed cuz the crazy neighbor man ran it over. He said it was an accident, but he's still pretty crazy. I think he moved away, but he keeps leaving weird drawings and stuff like this in my room. My dad thinks I'm doing it, and starts yelling at me to get a job.

-Squee
tom123

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« Reply #53 on: 05-02-2004 10:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Hmmm,Simpsons ri-off or kids with bad mouths?
That is a tough call.
There are plenty of things that keeps it from being a rip-off. I am pretty sure Meg, unlike Lisa isn't that smart most of the time. Stewie, unlike Maggie has world-domination plans and can talk. Brian is an alchoholic dog that can also talk, unlike Santa's Little Helper. I think that is enough to keep it from being a rip-off.
starone

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« Reply #54 on: 05-02-2004 20:16 »

 
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Originally posted by tom123:
 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Hmmm,Simpsons ri-off or kids with bad mouths?
That is a tough call.
There are plenty of things that keeps it from being a rip-off. I am pretty sure Meg, unlike Lisa isn't that smart most of the time. Stewie, unlike Maggie has world-domination plans and can talk. Brian is an alchoholic dog that can also talk, unlike Santa's Little Helper. I think that is enough to keep it from being a rip-off.



Your not thinking fourth dimentionally.

They switched the roles of some of the characters, that's pretty simple to do.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #55 on: 05-02-2004 21:04 »

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Originally posted by leelaholic:
 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Like the episode where Peter & Lois catch Brian (the dog) masturbating.
LOIS: Was he just masturba...?
PETER: Yes.
(uneasy silence)
PETER: So... do we rub his nose in it?   
Let's not forget "World's Sluttiest Dogs" and the loooooong rape gag.   <IMG SRC="http://peel.gotfuturama.com/ubb/wink.gif">



Or Quagmire getting his keys in front of Lois
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #56 on: 05-10-2004 08:59 »

Southpark for sure. The newer episodes are not that good and some of them really bad. Nonetheless I would have to go with Southpark. The first two seasons are classic.
Family Guy blows. No, really. Though I have to admit that every now and then they come up with really good jokes. But overall I think the show has poor characters, it's childish and not even that funny or even slightly interesting.

Peter is just f--king annoying if you ask me. He's a stupid moron but unlike characters from other shows like Homer, Bender and Fry, he has no personality or charm that makes him "get away" with it. When I see Peter I just wanna rip his head off for being such a jerk.

nerdlingus

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« Reply #57 on: 05-10-2004 09:57 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2004 09:57 »

From seeing the thread title I thought my opinion would be needed. *ack!*

I like both shows both the same so I don't rate either over the other. I haven't seen many south park eps since the beginning of season 5 so I can't comment on them but Family Guy did make me chuckle, which after watching Futurama so much that I don't actually laugh out loud at it anymore, it was good to have another show which does make me laugh out loud.
South park is just south park though, its always been a good show to laugh at.
quagmire

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« Reply #58 on: 05-10-2004 14:31 »

when I was listening to Simpsons commentary (season 3 DVD), one of the speakers took a potshot at Family Guy...they basically said FG's flashback sequences were a ripoff of the Simpsons. Now, my favorite TV show is the Simpsons by a mile, but I still had to roll my eyes at that comment. Maybe the Simpsons writers need to be brought down to earth & be explained that they don't have the market cornered with said gag...it's been done long before the Simpsons, and it'll be done long after the Simpsons are gone. I mean, alot of the Simpsons gags are HUGE ripoffs, too...so, they need to lighten up and concentrate on making quality episodes, and spend less time bustin' on other shows...
Ranadok

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« Reply #59 on: 05-10-2004 15:25 »

You want them to be writing episodes in the middle on a commentary? (and that was far from a slam on Family Guy, they just said that they stopped using that style of gag after Family Guy started using it,  if I recall correctly. I find it interesting that you would complain about that one, but not about them saying that FG stole their joke file...)

Anyhow, on the whole SP/FG thing, I must say, I watched FG and enjoyed it... the first time through. After that, it isn't so much fun. I've only ever seen a few episodes of SP, but I've never really liked the style of humour, so I didn't go back to it.
ChrisWilson

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« Reply #60 on: 05-10-2004 15:39 »

Family Guy is smart, very funny and very observational at various issues.

South Park is a stupid show that's gimmick is to shock people by having eight year old kids swear. It is unfunny and the animination and voices are shit.

FG for me!
quagmire

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« Reply #61 on: 05-10-2004 15:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Ranadok:
You want them to be writing episodes in the middle on a commentary? (and that was far from a slam on Family Guy, they just said that they stopped using that style of gag after Family Guy started using it,  if I recall correctly. I find it interesting that you would complain about that one, but not about them saying that FG stole their joke file...)


what I'm saying is, The Simpsons have slipped a bit over the years (although there's been some great ones this season IMO), so maybe they should worry less about Family Guy alledgedly stealing their ideas, and more about bringing the Simpsons up to par. It wasn't the harshest comment (the flashback gag), but it was a pretty smarmy, arguably spiteful tone.
bender+fry

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« Reply #62 on: 05-10-2004 20:12 »

south park, because of butters, but come to think about it, i haven't touched both dvd sets in half a year.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #63 on: 05-10-2004 20:44 »

 
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Originally posted by ChrisWilson:
Family Guy is smart, very funny and very observational at various issues.

South Park is a stupid show that's gimmick is to shock people by having eight year old kids swear. It is unfunny and the animination and voices are shit.

FG for me!

I don't know about you, but you seem to have it pretty backwards. There hasn't been a whole lot of swearing on recent South Park episodes. Maybe you're thinking of the first season, but that wasn't terribly great either. A lot of the best South Park episodes in my eyes were at about the middle of the show's run, from season 2 to the final death of Kenny. I mean, Family Guy isn't really being observant, they're just referencing stuff. Doing their own tongue-in-cheek renditions of what really happen. It's South Park that preaches to you, and that's why I picked Family Guy over South Park, because I hate being preached to by anyone, even if it's for my own good. While South Park is more intelligent, Family Guy is more hilarious.

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