History DethroningMoment / FamilyGuy

5th Apr '18 6:08:06 PM O_Zone
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** O_Zone: Adding to this entry for one simple reason; all of this leads to Brian essentially exiled from the family and into an apartment building and living on his own with the end of the episode ending with him alone in the new apartment, [[StatusQuoIsGod a rare example of Family Guy NOT putting everything back to normal by episode's end]]. This THEORETICALLY could have lead to at the very least an interesting arc for Brian (maybe not necessarily an entertaining one but at least it would be something different), but sure enough two episodes later he's invited back home with open arms after busting the principal of Chris' high school for stealing canned foods or something along those lines.
17th Feb '18 5:01:56 AM Chilliwack
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* Tropers/Chilliwack: To be honest, I rather enjoyed the first episode of Season 16, "Emmy Episode." But for the exact wrong reasons. It all came off as a bitter, pathetic attempt at insulting Emmy Award winning shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Wire, The Sopranos, and more. Scenes were parodied with absolutely no context, and every parody seemed to have a sneer behind it, with Peter even calling the Emmys a "meaningless award." I guess Seth McFarlane was so angry over his failure to produce quality content that he decided to take it out on the viewers of those other programs, even stating that people only watch those shows just to appear intelligent. Sure, Seth. Whatever you say. His bitterness really shows through in this episode. And although it is an objectively bad piece of television, I enjoyed it because it gave me insight into what a truly petty, spiteful man Seth really is. It was gratifying. So.... Good job Seth, You pathetic, self-important baby. And as for the final segment of the highly-decorated actors calling Peter out on his show's ineptitude... I can only assume Seth had nothing to do with that, as the writers likely didn't want to get blacklisted.

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* Tropers/Chilliwack: Chilliwack: To be honest, I rather enjoyed the first episode of Season 16, "Emmy Episode." But for the exact wrong reasons. It all came off as a bitter, pathetic attempt at insulting Emmy Award winning shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Wire, The Sopranos, and more. Scenes were parodied with absolutely no context, and every parody seemed to have a sneer behind it, with Peter even calling the Emmys a "meaningless award." I guess Seth McFarlane was so angry over his failure to produce quality content that he decided to take it out on the viewers of those other programs, even stating that people only watch those shows just to appear intelligent. Sure, Seth. Whatever you say. His bitterness really shows through in this episode. And although it is an objectively bad piece of television, I enjoyed it because it gave me insight into what a truly petty, spiteful man Seth really is. It was gratifying. So.... Good job Seth, You pathetic, self-important baby. And as for the final segment of the highly-decorated actors calling Peter out on his show's ineptitude... I can only assume Seth had nothing to do with that, as the writers likely didn't want to get blacklisted.
17th Feb '18 5:01:32 AM Chilliwack
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* Tropers/Chilliwack: To be honest, I rather enjoyed the first episode of Season 16, "Emmy Episode." But for the exact wrong reasons. It all came off as a bitter, pathetic attempt at insulting Emmy Award winning shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Wire, The Sopranos, and more. Scenes were parodied with absolutely no context, and every parody seemed to have a sneer behind it, with Peter even calling the Emmys a "meaningless award." I guess Seth McFarlane was so angry over his failure to produce quality content that he decided to take it out on the viewers of those other programs, even stating that people only watch those shows just to appear intelligent. Sure, Seth. Whatever you say. His bitterness really shows through in this episode. And although it is an objectively bad piece of television, I enjoyed it because it gave me insight into what a truly petty, spiteful man Seth really is. It was gratifying. So.... Good job Seth, You pathetic, self-important baby. And as for the final segment of the highly-decorated actors calling Peter out on his show's ineptitude... I can only assume Seth had nothing to do with that, as the writers likely didn't want to get blacklisted.
15th Feb '18 12:11:28 AM CJCroen1393
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** Tropers/CJCroen1393: You wanna know the absolute ''worst'' part of the herpes plot? Herpes ''[[ArtisticLicenseMedicine can't even be transferred by blood]]'', making the method it's depicted being transferred in ''impossible''. They either didn't do any actual research beforehand or basically shoehorned it into the plot for no good reason beyond "lol, shock humor!"--and neither of these explanations are good enough to justify it.
27th Dec '17 2:24:44 PM SenorCornholio
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[[EarWorm "My name is Cleveland Brown]], [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow and I am here to say]], [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck all of these moments are]] [[{{Cancellation}} why my show went away~"]]
18th Dec '17 9:58:25 PM DoctorSleep
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* Tropers/DoctorSleep: In ''"Mr. Saturday Knight"'', there's a cutaway scene showing actress Margot Kidder having a psychotic outbreak. That's the joke. The fact that a real person struggling with a mental illness is seen as little more than a disposable gag just shows how elitist and cruel the writers at ''Family Guy'' really are. Even ''South Park'' has the courtesy to show mentally ill people in a sympathetic light.
14th Nov '17 1:54:07 PM lordofthestars
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* Tropers/LordoftheStars: I haven't sincerely enjoyed Family Guy in years, and honestly, I continue to watch it out of morbid fascination. Maybe it reassures me in the sense that, anything I might go on to create in my life couldn't possibly be this bad. But I think "The D in Apartment 23" has irritated me a lot more than any other recent episodes, at least to the point where I wanted to bother making a post here. This episode involved Brian making a racist tweet, and getting dragged through the mud, shamed by the entire town, and harrassed to no end by everyone he encounters. It's clear that Seth McFarlane is trying to imitate the excessively hostile experience someone goes through on socia media in real life, if they make a less than sensitive comment others deem socially unacceptable. Which, I'll agree, is definitely a real and relevant problem. But here there are three key reasons episode comes off as both unsympathetic and uninformed. First, the harrassment happens to Brian in real life. You'll be hard pressed to find many people who confront those they disagree with in real life on the internet, primarily because anonymity is such a prevalent aspect. That's why cyberbullying is such a hotly debated topic; it's all online, and if it's all online and not in person, can it really be held to the same standards as face-to-face harrassment? Most of us are aware of how internet fights and harrassment work, so the townsfolk going after Brian in real life required some suspension of disbelief. Second, when people make those comments in real life, they usually stem from ignorance, lack of understanding of a situation, or are even, at times, unprovoked. Brian was just being a racist piece of shit. Not to say that's never why people are driven off of a website, but it sure makes it hard to feel bad for Brian here. And third, Brian never apologises and barely sees any fault in what he said. Because, and I quote, it was all "Just a joke." Brian deletes the tweet, but never actually says he's sorry, and only admits the joke was bad when confronting the angry mob. Look. Do people online drastically overreact to small transgressions? Of course. (If you want to see a show that understands this and parodies it accurately, check out The Amazing World of Gumball.) But that doesn't mean it's fine to be a racist douche. Throughout the whole episode, Seth acts as though the blame falls on everyone else for not finding racist humor funny, as if he literally cannot concieve of a show being funny and likeable without having mean spirited, racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive humor. (Hm. Suddenly all those shots at Modern Family and Bob's Burgers make a lot more sense!) And finally, the straw that broke the camel's back in this case was the damn Kingsman: The Secret Service parody scene. In the original scene, it's secret agent Harry Hart taking out a churchful of bigoted jerks in an incredibly violent-yet-satisfying gorefest. In Family Guy, it's Meg and Chris slaughtering a cafeteria full of angry fellow students who are pissed that the siblings don't openly condemn Brian for being racist. (Notice that none of the family members, even as they're being mistreated, say that they don't agree with Brian, or that his opinion doesn't stand for them? Lois even says she knows Brian is a good person, but we haven't seen any evidence of that in a very long time.) Uh, news flash, Seth. If this is really how you view the backlash when you make bigoted jokes, you're not Harry Hart in that iconic scene. You're one of the churchgoers.
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20th Oct '17 5:50:27 PM KrazyTVWatcher
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** Tropers/KrazyTVWatcher: Per above, it looks like I'm not the only one who's pissed off with [[Main/{{TheReasonYouSuckSpeech}} the speech]] [[Main/{{Hypocrite}} Quagmire]] [[Main/{{TheReasonYouSuckSpeech}} gave Brian]]. Halfway through the speech, I literally dropped my jaw at all of the things Quagmire called Brian out on, [[Main/{{HypocriticalHumor}} all of which he himself is guilty of]]. At this exact moment, I have never felt so enraged that I wanted to punch Quagmire so hard in the face. Brian, however, [[Main/{{TaughtByExperience}} stopped doing these things a long time ago]]. To top things off, that hypocritical bastard made Brian cry!
15th Sep '17 12:14:52 PM bitemytail
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** The joke was that Fox cancels a lot of shows. Seriously it wasn't that hard of a joke to get.



** ..... it was satire on abstinence sex ed programs. Do you not get satire? You're literally complaining about satire. This would be like me criticizing Colbert for being a Republican because I'm too brain dead to get jokes.
15th Sep '17 11:42:44 AM WelcomeToYourTape
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**..... it was satire on abstinence sex ed programs. Do you not get satire? You're literally complaining about satire. This would be like me criticizing Colbert for being a Republican because I'm too brain dead to get jokes.
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