I have a hard time feeling pathos for a Family Guy episode. Does that make me a monster?
The preview image alone looks like typical mean-spirited disturbing-as-all-out-fuck MacFarlane shit, and since I stopped caring about this dingleberry ass hair show years ago I'll just go ahead and not click play and say "meh."
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MacFarlane has been fairly open about the fact that he's been tired of Family Guy for years but its ratings are too good for it to get cancelled. Between stepping down as showrunner and killing off one of the two characters he voices it's like he's intentionally distancing himself as much as possible and/or trying to troll the show into cancellation.
A great many of us have been tired of Seth for years, including all of his Family Guy clone-shows.
On a personal note, I think animated programs can do well, but they have to stop aping sit-coms to be anything more than, well, sit-coms. The trouble is that's a "safe" setup that will usually bring in more ratings than, say, a Futurama or an Adventure Time, which at least tried something other than the tired old quirky family setup.
So what, he can't simply stop making the show? I honestly have no idea how primetime TV works, but I've always assumed it's his decision whether he wants to keep making something or renew the contract each season. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'd be interested to know how it really works.
Either way, Family Guy hasn't been funny for ages. I'm not sure if it once was, or I was just easier to please twelve years ago.
I love Futurama- at least pre-cancellation Futurama, the movies and later can (mostly) lick me- but it was sitcommy as all hell. Cast, plot structures, everything.
Needless to say, there's already tons of manbabies complaining about this "ruined" their shitty show and demanding he be written back in.
thank god this site exists so these hard to find videos finally get some exposure
I don't get it.
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This was one of the easiest videos to rate in a while!
|Albuquerque Halsey |
Jesus Christ, is Family Guy really in it's twelfth season? I think the last episode I saw was during season four (the first season after they un-cancelled it).
Time sure does fly.
This event help me to clean up my facebook friend list.
so no one wants to talk about america's mouthbreathing caste being appeased for another week because of the sacrifice of a dog
I don't understand the "Family Guy hasn't been funny for __ years" comments. This show has always been this show.
Couldn't agree more. Every time I hear people say that, I tell them to go back and watch the first few seasons.
It's always been this awful, lazy, unfunny "REFERENCE!" show, the equivalent of all those "GENRE MOVIE" movies. It's never been any different. The only think that's changed is, hard as it may be to believe, the animation used to be far worse.
I don't like Family Guy, but I'm not one of those people who thinks it and the people who like it are the worst things to ever happen. I think it sucks, but otherwise it's existence is completely inconsequential to me.
Family Guy actually broke a lot of ground when it first came on, but after a few episodes worth of that shit all the ground was broken and they were left with a very superficial show.
But people forget the influence Family Guy had on comedy. The Simpsons mock them for being a ripoff, but the Simpsons owes more to Family Guy than vice versa. A lot of very good experimental animated comedy we have now we owe to Family Guy and it's willingness to be innovative in a way that mouth breathers could appreciate.
I'm not saying you have to like the show, but all this visceral hate seems very misplaced. Especially when people take it out on MacFarlane, whom people seem to want to blame for individual jokes as though he was still somehow involved in the show's writing. Family Guy isn't his mouthpiece, it's his Frankenstein's monster.
That said, this dog stunt is ass.
|Jim Quin |
Three stars of pure ambivalence. Unless every episode from now until the end of this interminable season is the shocking death of another member of the family until the final shot of the last episode is Meg packing her bags and saying to the camera, "What? Fuck those guys, I'm going to college."
I wonder what the world would be like if Family Guy had remained cancelled way back in 2000. I'm sure it would still be a total toilet of a world, but at least there'd be no Family Guy.
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