History DethroningMoment / FamilyGuy

17th Aug '16 7:41:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Tropers/UltimaThule: Next up in the never-ending chronicle of how massively the show fails: "It's a Trap". I somewhat enjoyed the first two parodies, but aside from the pillow fight and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' gags, this was just painful. Where do I start? [[TheyJustDidntCare The general mood that the creators phoned it in?]] [[ShaggyDogStory The unfunny tangent in the opening crawl?]] [[OverlyLongGag The nodding gag that goes on for a full minute and a half?]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The Seth Green bashing?]] And, of course, the lack of jokes aside from tired references and beating the "we phoned this in, we didn't want to do this" shtick to death. To quote Peter, "For crying out loud, somebody throw a pie!" Seth [=MacFarlane=], you may not like WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, but they actually try with their parodies. Somebody tell him to put the show on hiatus for a while until he remembers how to be entertaining.

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* Tropers/UltimaThule: Next up in the never-ending chronicle of how massively the show fails: "It's a Trap". I somewhat enjoyed the first two parodies, but aside from the pillow fight and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' gags, this was just painful. Where do I start? [[TheyJustDidntCare The general mood that the creators phoned it in?]] in? [[ShaggyDogStory The unfunny tangent in the opening crawl?]] [[OverlyLongGag The nodding gag that goes on for a full minute and a half?]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The Seth Green bashing?]] And, of course, the lack of jokes aside from tired references and beating the "we phoned this in, we didn't want to do this" shtick to death. To quote Peter, "For crying out loud, somebody throw a pie!" Seth [=MacFarlane=], you may not like WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, but they actually try with their parodies. Somebody tell him to put the show on hiatus for a while until he remembers how to be entertaining.



** Tropers/DiscoGlacier: Even when disregarding every attempt at being disturbing - which only the most desensitized NightmareFetishist can do - this episode still fails miserably on account of being sloppily written. The pacing is awful, as the episode is clogged with [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment irrelevant]] {{cutaway gag}}s (which are excessive even by [[SignatureStyle this show's standards]]), and it takes half the episode for the incest jokes to have any plot relevance. The dialogue is schizophrenic and unconvincing: a discussion between Lois and Chris somehow segues into suicide without any kind of transition or prompting. Every joke falls flat on its face, and even the ones that had potential are botched by bad timing and a lack of consequence.[[note]]For example, the punchline to the hairless twin joke is played too early to be an effective BrickJoke, and Peter is shown to be perfectly fine after this scene, making it pointless.[[/note]] Too say that the writer [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]] is putting it lightly: it's as if the episode was written by someone with no experience in screenwriting, despite Steve Callaghan having worked on the show since its beginning [[LongRunner in 1999]].

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** Tropers/DiscoGlacier: Even when disregarding every attempt at being disturbing - which only the most desensitized NightmareFetishist can do - this episode still fails miserably on account of being sloppily written. The pacing is awful, as the episode is clogged with [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment irrelevant]] {{cutaway gag}}s (which are excessive even by [[SignatureStyle this show's standards]]), and it takes half the episode for the incest jokes to have any plot relevance. The dialogue is schizophrenic and unconvincing: a discussion between Lois and Chris somehow segues into suicide without any kind of transition or prompting. Every joke falls flat on its face, and even the ones that had potential are botched by bad timing and a lack of consequence.[[note]]For example, the punchline to the hairless twin joke is played too early to be an effective BrickJoke, and Peter is shown to be perfectly fine after this scene, making it pointless.[[/note]] Too say that the writer [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]] care is putting it lightly: it's as if the episode was written by someone with no experience in screenwriting, despite Steve Callaghan having worked on the show since its beginning [[LongRunner in 1999]].
14th Aug '16 10:31:09 PM MoPete
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** Tropers/{{MoPete}}: That was terrible, but at least that has the (reaching) justification of Peter intentionally going as far over the line as possible in order to make James Woods look bad. What dethroned this episode for me is the fact that it had the exact same resolution as the previous James Woods episode "Peter's Got Woods," including completely reusing the "top men" line and scene from Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk!
14th Aug '16 10:28:47 PM MoPete
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** Tropers/{{MoPete}}: That was terrible, but at least that has the (reaching) justification of Peter intentionally going as far over the line as possible in order to make James Woods look bad. What dethroned this episode for me is the fact that it had the exact same resolution as the previous James Woods episode "Peter's Got Woods," including completely reusing the "top men" line and scene from Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk!
3rd Aug '16 12:06:02 PM Chariset
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* Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
** chariset: This is the episode that made me swear to never watch the show again. It's a retelling of the Christmas story, so you know it'll be a rough ride, but after an episode's worth of deliberate ignorance (the conception of Jesus was ''not'' the Immaculate Conception), petty cruelty (Meg's role in the story is to be Mary's donkey), and the usual painfully unfunny gags (crippled camel, anyone?), it ends on the worst possible note -- with Peter denying basic courtesy to a desperate young couple who are clearly going to become parents within hours. Ugh. You've gone too far, Seth [=MacFarlane=].
28th Jul '16 9:29:41 AM MoPete
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** Tropers/MoPete: Just a minor correction. It was actually being at Michael J. Fox's wine tasting. This in no way detracts from all unnecessary this scene was. Especially with the ridiculously long lead-in with Peter's explanation of the "joke" and how the show's going to take the high road and not show it, only to turn around at the end and show it anyway. The lead-in was a minute long, for a so-called "joke" that lasted all of five seconds.
17th Jul '16 10:23:44 AM nombretomado
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** Tropers/{{Philipnova798}}: This was the episode that made me lose all hope in the series. Up to this point, I was able to tolerate the BlackComedy and the DudeNotFunny nature of the post-cancellation seasons. Hell even this episode I liked... up until Stewie vomits the communion wine. And that's when when it all came crumbling down as religious propaganda and racism that makes even ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' seem tame. Texans are not all stupid, self-minded people. And really? Why the fuck did they have to include two ChuckNorris jokes that weren't even remotely entertaining ([[WouldHurtAChild punching another child? Really?]]) Having Dubya in the episode was promising as they did make him into a nice guy, but severely wasted largely in part of the AuthorTract going on. This episode is the reason why I only watch the first three seasons on an occasional basis (If I bother watching the series).

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** Tropers/{{Philipnova798}}: This was the episode that made me lose all hope in the series. Up to this point, I was able to tolerate the BlackComedy and the DudeNotFunny nature of the post-cancellation seasons. Hell even this episode I liked... up until Stewie vomits the communion wine. And that's when when it all came crumbling down as religious propaganda and racism that makes even ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' seem tame. Texans are not all stupid, self-minded people. And really? Why the fuck did they have to include two ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris jokes that weren't even remotely entertaining ([[WouldHurtAChild punching another child? Really?]]) Having Dubya in the episode was promising as they did make him into a nice guy, but severely wasted largely in part of the AuthorTract going on. This episode is the reason why I only watch the first three seasons on an occasional basis (If I bother watching the series).
13th Jul '16 10:00:15 AM Arctimon
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* Herpe, the Love Sore

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* Herpe, the Love SoreSore:



%% ** Tropers/YoungPrincessZelda: Giving up my "Fresh Heir" complaint because I had a lot of issues with this episode, such as Stewie saying "That's a cool whip" which brings back the painfully unfunny cool whip joke, the main plot, and ending. But to narrow it down, I had to pick the moment where Peter, Joe, and Quagmire fight the 3 barguys. I could rant forever on that part, but the part where Peter tries to open a can of spinach was just fucking lazy. Andrew Goldberg (Writer of this episode and the notorious "The Juice is Loose"), if you're reading this, learn to fucking write, you dipshit! I'm sick of your lazy fatass writing! Can't wait for the Parents Television Council to get medieval on this one.

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%% ** Tropers/YoungPrincessZelda: Giving up my "Fresh Heir" complaint because I had a lot of issues with this episode, such as Stewie saying "That's a cool whip" which brings back the painfully unfunny cool whip joke, the main plot, and ending. But to narrow it down, I had to pick the moment where Peter, Joe, and Quagmire fight the 3 barguys. I could rant forever on that part, but the part where Peter tries to open a can of spinach was just fucking lazy. Andrew Goldberg (Writer of this episode and the notorious "The Juice is Loose"), if you're reading this, learn to fucking write, you dipshit! I'm sick of your lazy fatass writing! Can't wait for the Parents Television Council to get medieval on this one.
10th Jul '16 4:09:42 PM SofiaBlythe2012
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**SofiaBlythe2012: Oh how I wish I could put the entirety of season 12. However, according to the rules, I should only pick 1, and that would be Herpe The Love Sore. So, this episode's main plot involves Brian knowingly giving Stewie, an infant, a ruthless disease like herpes. Brian is a jerk, but he would never do anything this malicious, especially towards his best friend. He literally has no motivation for his behavior, and just comes across as a heartless sociopath, making it even harder to sympathize with him. This plot barely has a story beyond "Brian gives Stewie herpes.". The episode tries to give a moral on honesty, but because it involves someone getting a life threatening disease he can never be cured of, it falls completely flat on its face. Let's talk about the subplot. It involves Peter and his friends getting bullied by three guys later revealed to be soldiers, and yet they're supposed to be seen as in the wrong. Maybe if the plot ended with the soldiers being punished with Peter and the guys winning, it could've been tolerable. But, because the soldiers win, it pretty much says soldiers can act like jerks and get away with it. Both plots are really terrible.
10th Jul '16 3:54:44 PM SofiaBlythe2012
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29th Jun '16 5:44:13 AM SorPepita
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* tropers/{{scottvanslyke}}: Brian the Closer - This is the episode that destroyed any empathy I had left for Brian. After he gets new teeth paid for by Quagmire (Who is the person who hates him the most) he then decides to screw him out of his hard earned money by tricking him into buying a crappy run-down condo. That and the fact that it's the teeth that got him the job as a real estate agent in the first place makes Brian look like an ungrateful jerk.

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* tropers/{{scottvanslyke}}: Brian the Closer - This is the episode that destroyed any empathy I had left for Brian. After he gets new teeth paid for by Quagmire (Who (who is the person who hates him the most) he then decides to screw him out of his hard earned money by tricking him into buying a crappy run-down condo. That and the fact that it's the teeth that got him the job as a real estate agent in the first place makes Brian look like an ungrateful jerk.
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