History DethroningMoment / FamilyGuy

24th Jan '16 6:27:53 PM nombretomado
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** Tropers/DLAbaoaqu: "No religion before the birth of Christ?" Geez, not since SupermanAtEarthsEnd said Hitler was the reason wars exist.
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** Tropers/DLAbaoaqu: "No religion before the birth of Christ?" Geez, not since SupermanAtEarthsEnd ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'' said Hitler was the reason wars exist.
14th Jan '16 12:59:01 PM BlackMedusa
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*** Tropers/{{Black Medusa}}: I was afraid no one would have been bothered by the racist, insulting portrayal of the Native Americans & I was going to have to try to remember it all. I quit the show cold turkey after that episode. I am completely indifferent to Brian dying, except for the fact that it was a really cheap ploy for ratings, but I was extremely bothered that Brian, of all characters, would be so eager to "fix" the outcome of North America not being invaded by Europeans. It was really OOC for Brian to essentially say the violent deaths of millions and millions of natives and Africans, the decimation of untold cultures was fine just so long as his family ended up being white...? I mean, what was the problem otherwise? If I'm remembering correctly, wasn't there a nearly-identical version of the Griffins in the new timeline? It would take some getting used to, but making sure genocide happens isn't "setting things right"

** Tropers/{{Tatsui Chiyo}} For me, the entire set-up of Brian's death was just one major fuck you to the entire fanbase. I had been waning off of ''Family Guy'', no longer finding it has funny or thought provoking, more "what hypocritical, rage inducing message can we force down our viewers throats". But when I heard Brian was dead, I actually watched the episode and found it had been very well done. A somewhat emotional send off (Like those two up there said, the fuck was with the squirrel and chicken?) to the guy. Then, Vinny, this interesting and funny new character arrives, completely different from Brian in almost every way. I actually felt hope that maybe this was the writers getting back on board to the old humor, and that while Brian would be missed, they would probably still refer to him now and again. What happens only two episodes later? 'Did you really think we'd kill Brian?" Yes. Yes I did. Bringing him back not only ousted this entire beautifully done transition with a new character and possible new direction, it turned it into a cheap, promotional middle finger. The rage I felt at that entire thing was just sickening. They toss Vinny aside like he was an old shirt, they yank the chains of people excited for a new character, and perhaps the worst part? Instead of showing a lesson about accepting loss and learning to move on from it, instead it becomes "Sad your pet died? Wish you could have them back? Well too bad you don't have a f***ing time machine!" I lost the chance to say goodbye to a cat I'd known for 12 years simply because I decided to stay an extra hour at the mall, no idea that we were pretty much being forced to give her up to please our asshole neighbors (Long story short, we got 5 animals wandering this neighborhood without their owners giving a shit, they hated our cat because God knows why, they find poop in yard, threaten to call animal control on our cat unless we keep her in house). And I would give anything to be able to say goodbye. So turning what I saw as a touching moment and turning it into... that, only served to make me swear off of ''Family Guy''. Sorry for the long rant, but I've said my piece.
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** Tropers/{{Tatsui Chiyo}} For me, the entire set-up of Brian's death was just one major fuck you to the entire fanbase. I had been waning off of ''Family Guy'', no longer finding it has funny or thought provoking, more "what hypocritical, rage inducing message can we force down our viewers throats". But when I heard Brian was dead, I actually watched the episode and found it had been very well done. A somewhat emotional send off (Like those two up there said, the fuck was with the squirrel and chicken?) to the guy. Then, Vinny, this interesting and funny new character arrives, completely different from Brian in almost every way. I actually felt hope that maybe this was the writers getting back on board to the old humor, and that while Brian would be missed, they would probably still refer to him now and again. What happens only two episodes later? 'Did you really think we'd kill Brian?" Yes. Yes I did. Bringing him back not only ousted this entire beautifully done transition with a new character and possible new direction, it turned it into a cheap, promotional middle finger. The rage I felt at that entire thing was just sickening. They toss Vinny aside like he was an old shirt, they yank the chains of people excited for a new character, and perhaps the worst part? Instead of showing a lesson about accepting loss and learning to move on from it, instead it becomes "Sad your pet died? Wish you could have them back? Well too bad you don't have a f***ing time machine!" I lost the chance to say goodbye to a cat I'd known for 12 years simply because I decided to stay an extra hour at the mall, no idea that we were pretty much being forced to give her up to please our asshole neighbors (Long story short, we got 5 animals wandering this neighborhood without their owners giving a shit, they hated our cat because God knows why, they find poop in yard, threaten to call animal control on our cat unless we keep her in house). And I would give anything to be able to say goodbye. So turning what I saw as a touching moment and turning it into... that, only served to make me swear off of ''Family Guy''. Sorry for the long rant, but I've said my piece.piece
11th Jan '16 9:01:53 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* Tropers/{{tvtropesruinedmylife22}}: I'm not that far up on the autism spectrum, but I still found this whole thing reprehensible.
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* ** Tropers/{{tvtropesruinedmylife22}}: I'm not that far up on the autism spectrum, but I still found this whole thing reprehensible.
11th Jan '16 9:00:36 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* Tropers/{{tvtropesruinedmylife22}}: I'm not that far up on the autism spectrum, but I still found this whole thing reprehensible.
7th Jan '16 3:43:40 PM MisterCPC
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** RAZ: The whole opening sequence was the final nail in coffin for me. The plot gets kicked off by Peter wanting a toy rope of Brain's and getting jealous because Brian won't share it. So what happens? [[DisproportionateRetribution He ties one end of it to his car while Brian has his mouth on the other end, then drags him across the city to shake it off while running over several children, leading Brian to eventually smash his face into a hydrant, break his nose, and destroy all his teeth]]. What in the two shades of hell was funny about that!? Don't get me wrong. I enjoy black comedy. But this wasn't funny. This was just violent for violence's sake. Even worse is the whole thing is yet another reminder of how much Peter's been derailed into a remorseless, sadistic asshole. It's impossible to believe that this was once the same guy who was once horrified at having to kill a planeful of people when he was forced to take over Death's job (with one of the reasons being that there were several kids on the plane!) and took a way out in order to save most of the passengers. And then to add insult to injury, after Brian's disfigurement Peter gets bored and tosses the rope back to him. Ugh. While I'd quit watching Family Guy regularly a long time ago, I'd never outright hated it like a lot of the show's modern day detractors did. After this though, I'm getting on the bandwagon.
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** RAZ: The whole opening sequence was the final nail in coffin for me. The plot gets kicked off by Peter wanting a toy rope of Brain's and getting jealous because Brian won't share it. So what happens? [[DisproportionateRetribution He ties one end of it to his car while Brian has his mouth on the other end, then drags him across the city to shake it off while running over several children, leading Brian to eventually smash his face into a hydrant, break his nose, and destroy all his teeth]]. What in the two shades of hell was supposed to be funny about that!? Don't get me wrong. I enjoy black comedy. But this wasn't funny. This was just violent for violence's sake.this whole thing came off pure shock value and nothing else. Even worse is the whole thing is yet another reminder of how much Peter's been derailed into a remorseless, sadistic asshole. It's impossible to believe that this was once the same guy who was once horrified at having to kill a planeful of people when he was forced to take over Death's job (with one of the reasons being that there were several kids on the plane!) and took a way out in order to save most of the passengers. And then to add insult to injury, after Brian's disfigurement Peter gets bored and tosses the rope back to him. Ugh. While I'd quit watching Family Guy regularly a long time ago, I'd never outright hated it like a lot of the show's modern day detractors did. After this though, I'm getting on the bandwagon.
7th Jan '16 3:39:29 PM MisterCPC
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** RAZ: The whole opening sequence was the final nail in coffin for me. The plot gets kicked off by Peter wanting a toy rope of Brain's and getting jealous because Brian won't share it. So what happens? [[DisproportionateRetribution He ties one end of it to his car while Brian has his mouth on the other end, then drags him across the city to shake it off while running over people, leading Brian to eventually smash his face into a hydrant, break his nose, and destroy all his teeth]]. What in the two shades of hell was funny about that!? Don't get me wrong. I can enjoy sadist humor. Even worse is this being another blatant It's impossible to believe that this was once the same guy who was horrified at having to kill a planeful of people when he was forced to take over Death's job and took a way out in order to save most of the passengers online. mercifully dies, the better.
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** RAZ: The whole opening sequence was the final nail in coffin for me. The plot gets kicked off by Peter wanting a toy rope of Brain's and getting jealous because Brian won't share it. So what happens? [[DisproportionateRetribution He ties one end of it to his car while Brian has his mouth on the other end, then drags him across the city to shake it off while running over people, several children, leading Brian to eventually smash his face into a hydrant, break his nose, and destroy all his teeth]]. What in the two shades of hell was funny about that!? Don't get me wrong. I can enjoy sadist humor. black comedy. But this wasn't funny. This was just violent for violence's sake. Even worse is this being the whole thing is yet another blatant reminder of how much Peter's been derailed into a remorseless, sadistic asshole. It's impossible to believe that this was once the same guy who was once horrified at having to kill a planeful of people when he was forced to take over Death's job (with one of the reasons being that there were several kids on the plane!) and took a way out in order to save most of the passengers online. mercifully dies, passengers. And then to add insult to injury, after Brian's disfigurement Peter gets bored and tosses the better. rope back to him. Ugh. While I'd quit watching Family Guy regularly a long time ago, I'd never outright hated it like a lot of the show's modern day detractors did. After this though, I'm getting on the bandwagon.
7th Jan '16 3:23:35 PM MisterCPC
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** RAZ: The whole opening sequence was the final nail in coffin for me. The plot gets kicked off by Peter wanting a toy rope of Brain's and getting jealous because Brian won't share it. So what happens? [[DisproportionateRetribution He ties one end of it to his car while Brian has his mouth on the other end, then drags him across the city to shake it off while running over people, leading Brian to eventually smash his face into a hydrant, break his nose, and destroy all his teeth]]. What in the two shades of hell was funny about that!? Don't get me wrong. I can enjoy sadist humor. Even worse is this being another blatant It's impossible to believe that this was once the same guy who was horrified at having to kill a planeful of people when he was forced to take over Death's job and took a way out in order to save most of the passengers online. mercifully dies, the better.
27th Dec '15 3:09:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* flashsucks: The Halloween episode "Halloween on Spooner Street" became proof that [[CharacterDerailment the writers have completely forgotten about the characters]]. If [[EnfantTerrible Stewie from season 1]] got his bag of candy stolen, he would have probably just whipped out his ray gun and incinerated those kids. This Stewie, a.k.a [[CampGay Gay Stewie]], acts completely helpless and goes to Brian for help -- and actually considers killing those boys to be too much. The same character who once kidnapped and tortured a seven year old for stealing his bike acts like that over this? [[DarthWiki/WallBanger Come the fuck on!]]
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* flashsucks: The Halloween episode "Halloween on Spooner Street" became proof that [[CharacterDerailment the writers have completely forgotten about the characters]]. If [[EnfantTerrible Stewie from season 1]] got his bag of candy stolen, he would have probably just whipped out his ray gun and incinerated those kids. This Stewie, a.k.a [[CampGay Gay Stewie]], acts completely helpless and goes to Brian for help -- and actually considers killing those boys to be too much. The same character who once kidnapped and tortured a seven year old for stealing his bike acts like that over this? [[DarthWiki/WallBanger Come the fuck on!]]on!

* Tropers/{{Tyrekecorrea}}: In "And I'm Joyce Kinney", there's a news segment about a boy named Angus Reed, who has cerebral palsy. Tom Tucker says that he looks weird, and asks his co-anchor Joyce about the life expectancy of people with cerebral palsy. Her response? "You never see a gray-haired one." The only thing to offend me on this show in twelve years. A lot of people with disabilities live long, meaningful lives. This kind of thing doesn't help them get any further. All of the battles with the Justice Department and local municipalities, and then this? Just... [[DarthWiki/WallBanger ugh]].
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* Tropers/{{Tyrekecorrea}}: In "And I'm Joyce Kinney", there's a news segment about a boy named Angus Reed, who has cerebral palsy. Tom Tucker says that he looks weird, and asks his co-anchor Joyce about the life expectancy of people with cerebral palsy. Her response? "You never see a gray-haired one." The only thing to offend me on this show in twelve years. A lot of people with disabilities live long, meaningful lives. This kind of thing doesn't help them get any further. All of the battles with the Justice Department and local municipalities, and then this? Just... [[DarthWiki/WallBanger ugh]].ugh.

** Tropers/WhiteRoseSamurai: I moved my posts to the wallbangers section and made a new folder for Season 13 just so I could put this. There's one instance in this episode that makes me just want to punch my fucking TV. The Griffins are getting ready to leave Springfield, and Lisa gives Meg her saxophone as a present. Meg says that it's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for her. It's a pretty damn heartwarming moment, right? And then Peter happened. He takes the saxophone away from Meg and throws it in a nearby trashcan, saying there's no room in the car for it. I want to like you again, Family Guy. I really want to like you again. But when you go and shit all over touching moments like this, that's when I seriously consider wanting to find out where Creator/SethMacFarlane lives so I can go break his nose.
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** Tropers/WhiteRoseSamurai: I moved my posts to the wallbangers section and made a new folder for Season 13 just so I could put this. There's one instance in this episode that makes me just want to punch my fucking TV. The Griffins are getting ready to leave Springfield, and Lisa gives Meg her saxophone as a present. Meg says that it's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for her. It's a pretty damn heartwarming moment, right? And then Peter happened. He takes the saxophone away from Meg and throws it in a nearby trashcan, saying there's no room in the car for it. I want to like you again, Family Guy. I really want to like you again. But when you go and shit all over touching moments like this, that's when I seriously consider wanting to find out where Creator/SethMacFarlane lives so I can go break his nose.

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** Tropers/WhiteRoseSamurai: I moved my posts to the wallbangers section and made a new folder for Season 13 just so I could put this. There's one instance in this episode that makes me just want to punch my fucking TV. The Griffins are getting ready to leave Springfield, and Lisa gives Meg her saxophone as a present. Meg says that it's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for her. It's a pretty damn heartwarming moment, right? And then Peter happened. He takes the saxophone away from Meg and throws it in a nearby trashcan, saying there's no room in the car for it. I want to like you again, Family Guy. I really want to like you again. But when you go and shit all over touching moments like this, that's when I seriously consider wanting to find out where Creator/SethMacFarlane lives so I can go break his nose.
27th Dec '15 2:42:43 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Tropers/{{dementia13}}: Don't have a problem with something being uncomfortable to watch, but musical numbers are usually the dew line for a show having [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark]]. Mostly averted in ''Family Guy'''s case, as they're there due to [=MacFarlane=]'s fanhood, but "Shipoopi" was some of the most [[OverlyLongGag overlong, unfunny, obnoxious filler]] I've seen, and it was compounded by [[DarthWiki/WallBanger giving the London Sillynannies a musical number of their own]]. Its only funny moment was showing John Madden dancing along in the broadcast booth. IIRC, that episode was tied in with FOX's Super Bowl broadcast that particular season. Talk about putting your worst foot forward.
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** Tropers/{{dementia13}}: Don't have a problem with something being uncomfortable to watch, but musical numbers are usually the dew line for a show having [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark]]. Mostly averted in ''Family Guy'''s case, as they're there due to [=MacFarlane=]'s fanhood, but "Shipoopi" was some of the most [[OverlyLongGag overlong, unfunny, obnoxious filler]] I've seen, and it was compounded by [[DarthWiki/WallBanger giving the London Sillynannies a musical number of their own]].own. Its only funny moment was showing John Madden dancing along in the broadcast booth. IIRC, that episode was tied in with FOX's Super Bowl broadcast that particular season. Talk about putting your worst foot forward.
23rd Dec '15 3:36:06 PM Midna
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Nope. It's not a "precision" strike if you're just using it because you're angry.
** Tropers/skullsnsouls91: actually that's not what happened, at first Peter says he isn't going to show the clip, rather he explains what Parkinson's disease is and explains the cutaway gag; then a bit later into the episode out of [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] nowhere he decides to show the clip anyways. Debatably that just makes this "joke" worse. At first you're like "okay that's a rather tasteless joke to make, but good on them for not showing the clip." Then when they do show it you just go:"oh fuck you too. Here I am thinking you guys were going to at least try to be somewhat sensitive to the guy but then you turn the fuck around and show us the clip you said earlier you WERENT going to show."
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** Tropers/skullsnsouls91: actually that's not what happened, at first Peter says he isn't going to show the clip, rather he explains what Parkinson's disease is and explains the cutaway gag; then a bit later into the episode out of [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] fucking nowhere he decides to show the clip anyways. Debatably that just makes this "joke" worse. At first you're like "okay that's a rather tasteless joke to make, but good on them for not showing the clip." Then when they do show it you just go:"oh fuck you too. Here I am thinking you guys were going to at least try to be somewhat sensitive to the guy but then you turn the fuck around and show us the clip you said earlier you WERENT going to show."

** Tropers/{{Ninetails2000}}: I've been able to tolerate a lot from this show, but this right here was the final straw for me. The forklift jokes were pretty... okay... I guess. They once again made fun of Joe's disability but I didn't think that much of it seeing that they've done worse. Then I saw the whale [[OhCrap and it immediately made me shudder just knowing that Peter's intervention was going to leave that poor creature injured or dead.]] My God, was I right. I knew exactly what was going to happen before it happened, but when [[NauseaFuel the whale cracked open like an egg and it's guts spilled out with Peter still fidgeting around with it and making the thing fall apart on the forklift]] I said "[[NoJustNoReaction Nope. No more. That's it.]]" [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you writers.]]
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** Tropers/{{Ninetails2000}}: I've been able to tolerate a lot from this show, but this right here was the final straw for me. The forklift jokes were pretty... okay... I guess. They once again made fun of Joe's disability but I didn't think that much of it seeing that they've done worse. Then I saw the whale [[OhCrap and it immediately made me shudder just knowing that Peter's intervention was going to leave that poor creature injured or dead.]] My God, was I right. I knew exactly what was going to happen before it happened, but when [[NauseaFuel the whale cracked open like an egg and it's guts spilled out with Peter still fidgeting around with it and making the thing fall apart on the forklift]] I said "[[NoJustNoReaction Nope. No more. That's it.]]" [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you writers.]]
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