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PEE Poll: Love it or hate it?
It rocked   -24 (51.1%)
Buffer zone (for the growing tension)   -7 (14.9%)
It sucked   -16 (34%)
Total Members Voted: 47

DrThunder88

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« Reply #40 on: 03-18-2002 23:07 »

UPN?  Hardly what I'd call a 'chance'.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #41 on: 03-18-2002 23:14 »

Yeah, Unless there was a UPN Red and UPN Blue...Not Likely!
Chrissy

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« Reply #42 on: 03-20-2002 14:07 »

With all I heard here, well I don't know...! It's 10 votes on 'It sucked' and 16 on 'It rocked', so what is the final answer???I've never seen Family Guy...  :mad:
Tzlk
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« Reply #43 on: 03-20-2002 15:06 »

Let me say this the show is VERY Random.  If you dont like that spontanious joke then you really wouldnt like family guy.  Also some of the jokes are...could be found offensive to some groups of people.  Thats probably why it got Canned.  But really It rocked.
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #44 on: 03-24-2002 10:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2002 10:45 »

I thought it was good, not as good as Simpsons, Futurama, or Duckman (All these shows became something more then just random jokes) but it was entertaing and good for a laugh once in a while.

::Edit::
Yahoo I am a delivery Boy!
Gilgamesh

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« Reply #45 on: 03-24-2002 13:03 »

Not sure if it got shown in the UK ... I d***l**ded an episode and it didn't really grab me. It seemed a bit "ordinary", I prefer my animated TV shows with more radioactive mutated lesbian space vampires.
dschomburg

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« Reply #46 on: 03-26-2002 22:10 »

It suck-diddily-ucked Flanders.
Blotto

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« Reply #47 on: 03-27-2002 04:37 »

id have to say i will miss family guy,,,,my fav bit of all time,,, was when petes dad made a bad descion.
manager dude: ok so all those in favour of bugs bunny raise your hand(everyone bar petes dad raises their hand.
ok all thos in favour of efrem the retarded rabiit raise your hand(petes dad raises his hand).
 i laughed so hard i thought id piss my self
Just Chris

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« Reply #48 on: 04-01-2002 23:24 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2002 23:24 »

I really liked the 'just one Fox, just one gun' joke near the beginning of the series. And Death can sometimes be amusing.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #49 on: 04-02-2002 00:50 »

I dropped it after the first episode, and random glimpses afterwards convinced me I was right. Stewie could be funny--funnier if he wasn't so desperate to murder his own mother--but the barrage of "pissing gags" and phoney Joisey-type accents, with little else to go with 'em--turned me off immediately.

What was really wrong, in a nutshell: in the premier ep, when the main character wants to apologize to his wife about something, he rents a blimp to fly over the Super Bowl--and drop spiked lead weights, with his apology written on them--on spectators' heads.

Okay, Homer Jay Simpson does stupid things all the time. Stupid, dangerous, thoughtless things. But you can almost follow his bizarre logic from start to finish, or at least understand that he's screwing everyone else for some selfish reason. Peter (?) was from Bizarro World. His actions--like the example above--made NO sense on ANY level.

I wasn't going to wait until the wife came home and he yelled, "Honey! Guess what! I crapped in the sink and microwaved the baby! Because I love you!! Now I'm going to make a fortune shooting people's pets with a nail gun! G'bye!"
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #50 on: 04-02-2002 04:44 »

I agree.
TheDanster

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« Reply #51 on: 07-28-2004 15:49 »

Thought it was great, being in the UK I've had the 3 DVD sets quite a while... *smug*
I'm not even old enough to get a good 50% of the referenceds to films/TV stuff, but it's still brilliant...
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #52 on: 07-28-2004 17:10 »

I think this thread is obsolete now that Family Guy is set to return...
phoenixie

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« Reply #53 on: 07-28-2004 23:11 »

i never liked it, i found it to be just shock value jokes.
Alee

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« Reply #54 on: 07-29-2004 00:55 »

I never saw its appeal; it just bored the hell out of me and I didn't like the animation.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #55 on: 07-29-2004 02:04 »

I... am undecided. On the one hand, it has several good moments (and Hitler will always be good for a laugh). On the other hand, it's 'random' humour gets, funnily enough, predictable. And is has the annoying habit of being painfully unfunny at times. Also, it has a hell of a lot of pop-culture references that someone from outside the US is simply not going to get (we don't even HAVE Kool-Aid here).

All up, it's long bursts of tedium interspaced with moments of hilarity. Er... I give it a C+.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #56 on: 07-29-2004 04:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2004 04:12 »

Third best show ever.

Weaknessess :
  • The sheer "Fart jokes" that had no thought behind them.
  • Lots of...   
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    ...references that someone from outside the US is simply not going to get
  • The unrealistic stories, Family guy, like the Simpsons, Is supposed to be about a regular family. (Talking dog and homicidal baby aside)

And although the randomness is good, the thing that made these Animated SitComs good is the fact that you can relate to them.
In short, we (I) want Weird stuff, to happen in a regular setting.

Strengths :
  • Brian
  • Quagmire
  • Lots of topical jokes (Even though many are US oriented)
  • Stewie, although he irritated me a bit too, the way he talks and acts (And runs   :) ) are hilarious, the ideas he comes up with (Killing the broccoli with a global weather changer, for example) In general, go a bit too far.
  • The amount of stuff they cram in each episode, even the minor characters get reasonably regular appearances.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #57 on: 07-29-2004 13:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
So, now that Family Guy's offically gone, 


Huh? FG's dead? I thought they were making new eps.
JBERGES

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« Reply #58 on: 07-29-2004 13:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2004 13:23 »

check the post date, Panzi...

posted 12-11-2001 13:17
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On topic, I like the show, and find myself always laughing at the "drawn out" jokes that Family Guy does so often:

"And I'm a man who loves his taffy" (Sounds of him chewing taffy for 35 seconds)

"Let me just find my keys" (rubs hand around crotch for 20 seconds)

(Peter gets kicked in the shin)
"Ahhh! hsssssss! Ahhhhh! hsssss!" (for 30 seconds)

I'm aware that it's completely stupid stuff. I don't know why these jokes appeal to me so much... though they remind me of the famous Sideshow Bob rake scene that I also loved.

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #59 on: 07-29-2004 14:25 »

Time and time again I ask myself...how the fuck can anyone NOT like Family Guy? It kicked complete ass.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #60 on: 07-29-2004 21:50 »

Well, it's really hit-and-miss is all. Futurama is very consistently funny. For every thing in Family Guy that made me laugh, though, there was another joke that just.. I just didn't find amusing, shall we say.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #61 on: 07-29-2004 23:32 »

Rocked.  Hasn't come close to a few shows I really like...but rocked.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #62 on: 07-29-2004 23:38 »

I like Family Guy. A lot. But there were some parts & even episodes that I didn't need to see. But man when it was funny I laughed my ass off!
Beamer

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« Reply #63 on: 07-30-2004 00:13 »

I loved it. Family Guy was one of the few shows that made me laugh at least 3 times an episode. Stupid, random humour at its funniest.

(Peter walks out in a nuclear chemical suit)
CHRIS: AHHHH! It's the government... run, ET!
(ET runs past screaming)  :laff:

In short, I agree with just about everything Rage Dump said about the show. It's also my third-favourite show, too.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #64 on: 07-30-2004 09:34 »

Well, for what it lacks in storylines, it more than makes up for in jokes. There have been maybe three jokes in the run of the series I thought were clunkers. But I don't watch TV for good writing anyway, I watch it to laugh my ass off. Family Guy commands and conquers in that respect.
paranoir87

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« Reply #65 on: 07-30-2004 11:10 »

Debating whether to buy a DVD... which would you say is the best series? Anyone?
newhook_1

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« Reply #66 on: 07-30-2004 11:22 »

Honestly, I don't think the FG DVD is worth buying. Not that the show isn't worth it or anything, but it's on TV 5 nights a week in the US (7 in Canada), and there are only 50 episodes, so you can see every episode umpteen times on TV anyway. If you think the DVDs are worth buying for 8 commentaries and a few deleted scenes in animatic form though, by all means go for it.

I love Family Guy. It has IMO more laughs a minute than any other TV show. That doesn't make it my favorite show though. The writing isn't on the same level as South Park, and Futurama.

paranoir87

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« Reply #67 on: 07-30-2004 11:26 »

I live in the UK without cable. It's the equivalent of a log cabin in the middle of nowhere as far as TV is concerned.
newhook_1

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« Reply #68 on: 07-30-2004 11:32 »

Well, in that case I suppose it is worth buying. I'd buy the first set because it has more episodes, and IMO they are funnier.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #69 on: 07-30-2004 11:33 »

I say under those conditions, buy the DVD. I only have basic cable(so I can only get up to about channel 25 or so), meaning I can only watch Family Guy on TV when I go to my dad's place. Sometimes I'll be in the mood to watch it when I'm here, you know?
paranoir87

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« Reply #70 on: 07-30-2004 11:34 »

Only 25? Heh...

Try 5 for size (and one is usually static).

I rely on DVDs to get me through...
Impossible

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« Reply #71 on: 07-30-2004 11:46 »

I absolutely love Family Guy, it's just so random. It has made me laugh so many times  :D
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #72 on: 07-30-2004 15:40 »

 
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Originally posted by paranoir87:
Debating whether to buy a DVD... which would you say is the best series? Anyone?
Why buy one when you can get three in one? It's 44.99 though, cheaper when I got it I think.  :hmpf:
I'd say you could afford to give season 3 a miss, the first two are definately better.  :)
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