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MuchAdo

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« Reply #640 on: 07-16-2013 23:48 »

No it got canned, and picked up by TBS.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #641 on: 07-17-2013 00:02 »

God, why didn't TBS do this for Futurama? I'm talking the 2003 cancellation, and also this current cancellation. It was in it's prime back in 2003. And now they might be picking themselves back up on the track, judging last weeks episode.

Instead, they decide to pick up the already rusting away American Dad. The past 2 seasons weren't really good. They had some good episodes, but they were both very mediocre seasons. Strangely, it still beats the crap out of whatever else FOX has got to offer. I personally prefer the New Simpsons over New Family Guy, and it's been that way since 2009, when FG fell down the toilet.

Maybe FOX will soon come to their senses and pick up Futurama again........Even though it's had a good run. One more season can't hurt......
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #642 on: 07-17-2013 08:10 »

True, so true.
My Manwich

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« Reply #643 on: 07-17-2013 13:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2013 14:00 »

For the people who think that American Dad isn't a good show, they must not have watched this clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pvR6IyxjpY


Sinbad was the shit.

Do me a solid and clear my internet history. lol
SolidSnake

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« Reply #644 on: 07-17-2013 17:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2013 17:15 »

I saw that ep. It was actually pretty good. I don't like how it was centered on Jeff, nor how there isn't no continuity. Like it just blankly states there " was previous events" that I don't recall ever happening on the show. But I did like how the ep turned out overall.
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #645 on: 07-17-2013 21:21 »

Got AD volumes 1 & 2 together in one box for the price of one last week. Seen it a few times before (mostly newer episodes) but I am enjoying it quite a lot.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #646 on: 07-17-2013 22:26 »

I saw that ep. It was actually pretty good. I don't like how it was centered on Jeff, nor how there isn't no continuity. Like it just blankly states there " was previous events" that I don't recall ever happening on the show. But I did like how the ep turned out overall.

The previous events happened in the episode Naked to the Limit, One More Time, and Jeff has yet to appear in any episodes after that except for Lost In Space, with Hayley morning him several times in the episodes in-between, so yes, this episode does fit into the show canon wise.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #647 on: 07-17-2013 22:40 »

Yep, it's actually the best continuity the show has ever had.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #648 on: 07-17-2013 23:08 »

Oh. Well I don't follow AD like I follow Futurama. So I mean I guess that's my bad. But I also didn't really like how it's taken a while to see this, and have the 150th episode be this. I don't really care much about numbers, but I mean seriously? Why couldn't they have made this a 3-parter or something. It could have been much better. Just not my cup of tea, considering it is a Season Finale. I did like some Sci-Fi references, while some were just crammed in there. Oh well, that's AD for ya, considering it's a Seth Marcfartlane show.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #649 on: 07-17-2013 23:37 »

Well the episode's plot was intended to be used for a series finale movie for the show, with the family and other things included into it, but instead was just used as the 150th episode for some reason. I would've liked to have seen it as a movie or even a two part TV episode, but what the episode did do was still pretty good, especially for the lonely tone it had.

As for why this was done so late into the series, Mike and Matt have said before that they didn't want to show Roger's species on the show because it might ruin the show for viewers, so they waited until they stepped down as show runners to do it.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #650 on: 07-17-2013 23:44 »

American Dad has had a pretty good run of Christmas episodes too.  Plus the Rapture episode might be my favorite one of them all.

MuchAdo

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« Reply #651 on: 07-18-2013 00:42 »

American Dad! has x-mas episodes no show can match.
They are better than all the other x-mas specials form other shows.. period.

Anyway...
Will the season eight production episodes (the final season on FOX) have Callagahan as the new showrunner?
Or does he take over when they switch to TBS?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #652 on: 07-18-2013 01:10 »

The Christmas episodes are indeed the best of AD. The last one, not so much. I liked it a little, but wasn't fond of Santa trying to kill them. Like isn't he supposed to be Jolly?
tyraniak

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« Reply #653 on: 07-18-2013 03:09 »

God, why didn't TBS do this for Futurama? I'm talking the 2003 cancellation, and also this current cancellation. It was in it's prime back in 2003. And now they might be picking themselves back up on the track, judging last weeks episode.


TBS was still a pretty small network back then, but it probably would've been a lot better if that had happened since it would've been a much shorter gap in production
Spacedal11

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« Reply #654 on: 07-18-2013 04:46 »

I didn't realize that this had happened. Whatever I appreciate TBS being the station where all the dying TV shows go.

Also gives me a good reason to watch any thing where Scott Grimes/Steve singing on YouTube.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #655 on: 07-27-2013 13:01 »

No it got canned, and picked up by TBS.

It's been playing in reruns for years on TBS. I think it's good off of fox. This season they had so many delays it was ridiculous.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #656 on: 07-27-2013 20:32 »

I don't know why, but I find Jeff to be so freaking hilarious. Like when he asked Stan and Steve if they wanted to jump in when he was banging Hayley...Omg that was one of the funniest moments I ever saw on the show.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #657 on: 07-28-2013 03:15 »

I don't know why, but I find Jeff to be so freaking hilarious. Like when he asked Stan and Steve if they wanted to jump in when he was banging Hayley...Omg that was one of the funniest moments I ever saw on the show.

He's one of those, " he's funny because he's dumb characters." Much like Peter Griffin, or Eric Cartman (although I guess his general deviousness could also make him funny.)
tyraniak

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« Reply #658 on: 07-28-2013 03:27 »

Jeff is more believable stupid like fry or Beavis and butthead, Peter Griffith is usually so over the top stupid that it's hard to watch
SolidSnake

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« Reply #659 on: 07-28-2013 03:32 »

Jeff is more believable stupid like fry or Beavis and butthead, Peter Griffith is usually so over the top stupid that it's hard to watch
Agreed. Jeff is at the point of stupid to where I enjoy his cameos. Peter Griffin is just a dried up rag who used to be full of juicy and funny material, but is really dry and annoying now. 

I really wish somebody made a Best of Jeff video of him. I'd watch the hell out of that.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #660 on: 07-28-2013 03:33 »

What is funny is that the character Jeff Fischer is based on and looks just like the actor Jeff Fischer who does his voice.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #661 on: 09-07-2013 22:38 »

So American Dad will be on TBS after 2013?

Jeff reminded me of Fry in that Lost In Space episode!   I loved Da Flippity Flop!  Max Jets was my all time favorite episode of this past season!

Maybe FOX will replace AD with Seth McFarlane's version of THe Flintsones.  Had a nightmare about that once.   When is Murder Police going to debut?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #662 on: 09-08-2013 06:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2013 06:58 »

The "Lost in Space" episode did fell more like a Futurama episode almost, or the pilot for a spinoff. It was the best of last season in my mind.

TO BAD THE NEW SEASON OF A.D! HAS ALL THE PREVIOUS FG WRITERS ONBOARD AND THE OLD FG SHOWRUNNER IN AS THEIR NEW SHOWNRUNNER!
The new A.D! clip at comic con had nothing funny in it!

AND NOW FG HAS THE CLEVELAND SHOW WRITERS AND CLEVELAND SHOWRUNNER!!!

I guess most of the old A.D! writers have moved on to various other projects.
If you thought FG and A.D! sucked in the last few years get ready... it's about to get even more ugly.
Jezzem

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« Reply #663 on: 09-08-2013 08:05 »

I guess most of the old A.D! writers have moved on to various other projects.

Uh, most of the writers that moved on to other projects moved on to The Cleveland Show, Mister "Family Guy's gonna be shitter because it'll have Cleveland Show writers on staff".
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #664 on: 09-08-2013 22:37 »

Here's a list of things AD should reference, but FG should not:

1. Doing an episode that spoofs a 1940's Film Noir.

2. Spaghetti Westerns

3. 1990's alternative rock bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Bush, and The Offspring

4. Laurel and Hardy

5. Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons

6. Woodstock '94

7. Blake Edwards movies such as The Pink Panther and The Great Race.

8. Car Chase movies such as Two Lane Blacktop and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

9. The Rockford Files

10. CHiPS

11. Columbo

12. Hawaii Five-0

13. Bruce Lee Movies

14. The Green Hornet (both the movie and TV SHow)

15. Classic Rock Bands like Led Zeppelin or Jethro Tull.

16. Dirty Harry movies

17. Mystery Science Theater 3000

18. Beavis and Butthead

19. Shows like Vegas and Elementary

20. Sherlock Holmes and Fu Manchu


If FG references any of those, it'll just be another Brian and Stewie venture.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #665 on: 09-09-2013 01:09 »

American Dad, thank god, doesn't overdo their pop culture refrences (take a hint Simpsons and Family Guy.) So that list kinda bothers me.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #666 on: 09-11-2013 19:06 »

I guess most of the old A.D! writers have moved on to various other projects.

Uh, most of the writers that moved on to other projects moved on to The Cleveland Show, Mister "Family Guy's gonna be shitter because it'll have Cleveland Show writers on staff".

Good God, your behind.
Jezzem

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« Reply #667 on: 09-11-2013 19:21 »

What's wrong with my behind?! eek

* Jezzem desperately tries to look at his bum.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #668 on: 09-12-2013 08:19 »

Your butt... nooooo!!!!!!!!
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #669 on: 09-14-2013 06:20 »

I just saw the Comic Con preview video for this season of AD

It doesn't look good. I don't think I laughed once. I wasn't exactly entertained, either. I was actually being disturbed most of the time.

I really, don't like the newer AD anymore. I only really like Seasons 3-6. I'm not a fan of them, but I did enjoy them at a quite higher level than Family Guy, seasons 1-3.

Here's one prime example why I didn't like the past 2 seasons of AD.

The episode with Hayley Babysitting Steve was actually going really great. I loved it during the first 2 acts, it made me laugh, and made me keep watching. But the ending with the girl's father and that guy......just made me cringe quite alot. Why would they do that? That's New Family Guy-ey humor. It was just an awful way to try and wrap things up. Although the only great classic ep from one of those seasons was the one with Stan becoming an old man. Just great.

Although, there were a good 2 or 3 episodes I liked from each Season. But the last 2 seasons are undoubtedly bad. I can see why FOX is going to cancel it. Hopefully on TBS, they will know how to get things back on track, since they're much stricter than FOX was and everything.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #670 on: 09-14-2013 06:40 »

This show is nothing but consistently inconsistent. It's never had a perfect season, but I don't think it's ever had a bad season, either (although the first season was awfully shaky). It usually pumps out average-but-funny episodes with a few duds in between and the occasional piece of utter comedic genius. I haven't noticed all that much of a change in tone/humour at all since this show found its footing in season 2. I haven't seen the Comicon preview, but I highly doubt the upcoming season is going to be too much different from what the show's already produced.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #671 on: 09-14-2013 06:58 »

True, but I cringe alot more watching the show than I have their past seasons.
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #672 on: 09-14-2013 10:26 »

American Dad is the best out of the 3 Seth's shows.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #673 on: 09-14-2013 10:58 »

American Dad is the best out of the 3 Seth's shows.

Agreed (though that's not saying much). It's the only one out of his three shows that I watch; or can even stand, for that matter. I attribute it mostly to Seth having minimal involvement beyond voice acting.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #674 on: 09-14-2013 13:26 »

I love American Dad. I think the first two seasons were actually pretty weak, though all first seasons are. I haven't watched the clip yet, but I'm excited for the new seasons.
Beamer

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« Reply #675 on: 09-14-2013 14:01 »

I think the first two seasons were actually pretty weak, though all first seasons are.

[lana]Nooooooooooope![/lana] Arrested Development's first season is pure gold. And Better Off Ted had a much stronger first season than it did a second (though that show is comedic genius almost the whole way through). Party Down retained fantastic quality through its whole two season run. I actually really love the first season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, though I can understand people's claims that the show didn't "find itself" until Danny DeVito joined the cast. 30 Rock's first season was also fantastic, albeit a little different in tone to the rest (mainly due to the fact that the show became balls-to-the-wall insane about half-way through season 2). Frisky Dingo's first season was better than its second. Season 1 of Archer is a lot better than 2 and 4 (though 3 is my personal favourite... maybe Adam Reed just has bad luck with even-numbered seasons?). Louie and Veep have been consistently great since day one. Season 1 of Modern Family was the only really good season they did. Season 1 of Adventure Time was great, albeit less fleshed-out than the premise eventually became (which is generally a given for shows set in their own universe). And fuck, let's not forget Futurama while we're posting on a Futurama forum! It's first season may not have been quite on par with 2-4, though I'd hardly call it "weak." And these are just comedies (and ones I'm recalling off the top of my head at that, since I'm sure there are plenty of others with great first seasons that I've forgotten)! You don't even wanna get me started on dramas that had excellent first seasons. tongue
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #676 on: 09-14-2013 14:05 »

Oops, yeah. I sometimes use words like," all", when I really mean " a lot of." Actually, yeah, I can think of a few great first seasons. Oh, and I just watched the preview clip, and it was surprisingly overwhelmingly, meh. It didn't look terrible, but it didn't look fantastic either. I'm not gonna set the bar too high for this one.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #677 on: 09-15-2013 14:30 »

Want to know what would be cool?  Since Brian and Stewie are always going on time travel adventures, Stan and Roger deserve to have those kind of adventures, too. 

Say they can sneak into the CIA and use that Time Machine from the episode "The Kidney Stays In the Picture" and go to different time periods in the past.  Wouldn't it be hilarious if Stan and Roger ended up in Ancient Egypt?  Maybe they can go to Medeval times, 16th Century Fuedal Japan a'la Shogun, 1700's America, World War 2, and even the future.  They could even go to the year 802701 and meet The Elois and The Morlocks!   And Weena can be like Francine!

Imagine what fun adventures Stan and Roger can have doing time travel!   Here's some American Dad fanfics I wrote:

http://ficwad.com/story/214969

http://ficwad.com/story/217908

http://ficwad.com/story/220434

Lost My Phone

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« Reply #678 on: 09-15-2013 22:55 »

Wait, are there actually going to be new episodes produced for TBS, or is TBS just airing the backlog of episodes that Fox built up?
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #679 on: 09-15-2013 23:08 »

Wait, are there actually going to be new episodes produced for TBS, or is TBS just airing the backlog of episodes that Fox built up?

I'm thinking this because FOX will be showing new episodes starting September 29th.
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