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Desc:Dear FOX: if your unironic actions resemble a Family Guy joke you are doing something wrong.
Category:Cartoons & Animation, Religious
Tags:Family Guy, fundamentalism, carl sagan, cosmos, Beaten to the Punch
Submitted:BiggerJ
Date:03/16/14
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Comment count is 26
BiggerJ
I've submitted a slightly better replacement copy.
Redford
For the record, you don't need to resubmit to update your own links, if something happens to them. Click the edit link and you can freely change the info.

BiggerJ
'Edit This Entry' doesn't let me edit the URL.

SolRo
'update dead link'

BiggerJ
'Update Dead Link' is what I used.

oddeye
Shit joke, shittier show
RocketBlender
I'm honestly not sure if family guy used to be funny, or I used to be a teenager with terrible taste. I'm not interested enough in figuring it out to actually go back and watch it again.

Cena_mark
Carl Sagan was a small minded moron who never took into account the alicorn magic moving the sun and moon.
EvilHomer
I take it you noticed Twilight's comments yesterday too, right?

"Princess Celestia hasn't even raised the sun yet!"

THAT'S NOT HOW STARS WORK, YOU STUPID ALICORN.

Xenocide
Rainbow Dash was the one who said that. Which makes sense because she's the stupid one.

Should I be embarrassed that I knew which pony said that off the top of my head? No. You know why? Because every week, 11 million people watch Family Guy. ON PURPOSE.

EvilHomer
NO. Rainbow Dash would never say something like that. Bitching about the time Pinkie Pie wants her friends to come over would imply that she's lazy and doesn't like to wake up in the morning, which we all know is a lie. A LIE!

everypony is misremembering, that's all.



At any rate, it's actually not that stupid, seeing as Princess Celestia IS responsible for raising the sun every morning, as verified during the Nightmare Moon saga. I'm not sure HOW she does it - my guess is some kind of highly advanced Reptilian technology that allows her and her sister to manipulate the pony planet's rotational speed - but she does.

EvilHomer
(all kidding aside, that whole episode was balls-out awesome, and Maud is my new favorite second-tier pony, just barely edging out RoidRage and Derpy. We may be living in a world where Seth McFarlane has three cable television shows, but at least we've got The Queen of Rock to help balance things out)

Cena_mark
RD did say it, but isn't it true about Celestia raising the sun, or is it a lie to keep her in power?

Bootymarch
I hate family guy but this wasn't bad. If this same joke was delivered exactly the same by patton oswalt would there still be a one-star brigade?

(my guess says no)
infinite zest
I'll never understand the hate for Family Guy.. just.. never will. Sure it started out as a "this is just like the time that X + Y = Z" (flashback) but they got called out on it years ago, and so now it's pretty self-aware. South Park, who called them out on it in the first place (besides non-mainstream critics) constantly do the "story of the week" routine, so this week it's Miley Cyrus and the next it's Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Really not that big of a difference. Part of this is due to time constraints, but I haven't seen a really good episode of SP since the "Funnybot" one that spoofed Dr. Who's Daleks, also calling out all mainstream comedians.

Basically it's a show that tells jokes. Some of them are fart jokes. That happens on Adventure Time too. A lot.

oddeye
No need to compare shows, South Park AND Family Guy both suck Hulk Hogan's ass.

StanleyPain
I hate Family Guy, but I also acknowledge when something is kind of funny (I especially liked the nature shows on BET joke). And in this case what adds to it is basically the religious freakout over the new show.

John Holmes Motherfucker
I stopped watching Family Guy after the murder of Quagmire's cat. At the time, I didn't feel all that offended or traumatized, but I guess I must have been, because ever since seeing that episode, I just haven't wanted to watch the show.

infinite zest
I literally catch like 30 seconds of it out of the corner of my eye if it's on somewhere, so I really can't judge this show the way I can judge something like True Detective. I think people are setting a high bar for a show whose intention was to be as low-brow as possible.

I don't think anyone foresaw the show's current success, and had it remained cancelled the first time, I believe it would have seen a cult following like Futurama's or Arrested Development's. But then bring it back (like the did with Futurama or Arrested Development) and it's not funny anymore (like they say about Futurama and Arrested Development.)

Miss Henson's 6th grade class
I think that the hate comes from the fact that the show is just too perfectly targeted towards nerds, causing a "power repels" sort of reaction. Nobody wants to think that someone designed a show with them in mind and came up with "Family Guy," but they did. It's like looking into the depth of a computer-addicted nerd's soul, and it's not pretty.

Also, izzy is right. The show is unashamedly low-brow, but smart enough not to fall into Adam Sandler territory, most of the time. "The Onion" did the same thing very well for a good long time. That's a pretty potent combo much of the time, but it probably turns off a lot of people who'd like to think that they go for more subtle, intellectual humor.

Hooker
The wit of sledgehammer.
Jet Bin Fever
surely you don't mean "SLEDGE HAMMER!" though, which is an amazing show.

Cena_mark
Hatred of Family Guy aside how about some props to McFarlane for producing the new Cosmos. That's really sticking it to those fundie dorks.
EvilHomer
Yeah, I think the one-star brigade is missing the really important point here: this isn't a joke, it's an accurate foretelling of current events.

John Holmes Motherfucker
I agree with Carl Sagan. Mountain Dew is very refreshing.
gravelstudios
I live in West Virginia, and on and off through college I worked at a 7-11. We had an entire shelf in the cooler devoted to mountain dew, and it was nearly emptied every single day. We probably sold more mountain dew than all other soft drinks combined. Rednecks LOVE mountain dew, and drink it as if the rapture is coming. It's the one line in this that I really laughed at.

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