History DethroningMoment / FamilyGuy

23rd Apr '16 8:17:40 PM KoopaKid17
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* Tropers/KoopaKid17: Season 5 is when the show started relying on shock humor and CringeComedy and it rears its ugly head for pretty much the duration of "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou". The worst of it has to be the scene where Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe play a round of golf. Quagmire lets loose a stream of expletives when things don't go his way and then, from out of nowhere, Cleveland says, "A white man shouldn't play sports in the first place." Yeah, because that line [[DudeNotFunny would never work]] [[DoubleStandard if a person of any another race said that about blacks]].



** Tropers/KoopaKid17: My [=DMoS=] is from that same episode. Brain and Stewie smugly jab about America not being able to attack Germany sooner during World War II because they don't have any oil. Trying to decimate that America had the same problems in 2008 as it did in the late 1930s and rubbing it in our faces? Shame on you, Seth.
10th Apr '16 9:02:17 PM Scsigs
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* Tropers/Scsigs: Four words, "[[Brian's a Bad Father]]." Does that sound right to you? Well it shouldn't because it's not. This is the single worst episode in the worst season of this show's history. Sure, there are other bad episodes, I did just type that this is the worst season of the show, but I will argue this is the worst out of the bunch. How has nobody brought this up yet here? It seems like ever since Quagmire gave Brian his "The reason you suck speech," Brian's character, as well as the rest of the show, have been on a steady decline in quality ever since then. What does this episode try its damnedest to prove to the audience? Read the name. Yes, it's that transparent. First of all, Brian wasn't a bad father to Dillon once he really started trying to be a father when he was introduced, he was a little overly protective, but that's better than nothing, and it's the exact opposite of how their relationship's portrayed here. Second, Quagmire's mentioning of him being a bad father was way out of line, but you could see his reasoning because Brian really hasn't seen Dillon since his only episode before this one. In all reality, you'd imagine that Brian would've started e-mailing, or calling him every so often, but apparently not. Third, Brian using Dillon to become a writer on his show, since he's an actor on a show that's filming at a studio in Quahog, is just not how you'd expect this episode to go. Since he apparently hasn't been in contact with Dillon for a while, you'd expect him to go and reconnect with him, spend some time together, prove Quagmire wrong, but no. Apparently the new Brian is the one at the forefront of the writers' minds when writing Family Guy and his transformation into his full-on douche persona is now complete with this episode. It gets to the point where the job was all Brian cared about when Dillon came back, then they have the overly long gag where he packs away some of the food from the snack tray in containers, then just backs his car into the studio, somehow, and straps the whole table into the back of it, then drives off with it. This episode single-handedly derailed Brian's character into everything Quagmire was describing in his speech to him, if not worse further than he was already slipping. If there was any solace to this whole stupid episode, it was the "can of whupass" cutaway. That made me laugh so hard because they actually personified an actual "can of whupass" that beats the crap out of Peter, but it wasn't at all worth the rest of this shlock. It speaks volumes when the most consistently-written character on this show now is Stewie and that's only after his slight derailment already with the writers putting forth more of his effeminate qualities and lessening his manic sociopathic and genius qualities already.
29th Mar '16 5:35:23 AM RCFU200
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11th Mar '16 4:38:35 PM maxwellsilver
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* Tropers/TyeDyeWildebeest: "Hell Comes to Quahog" was overall a pretty decent episode, but it had quite possibly the most tasteless and unfunny cutaway gag in the history of the series. When Brian complains about Quahog's new Superstore USA, Stewie claims that he just hates department stores because of that one time a "special" boy pet him too hard in front of a UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}. We then cut to [[CaptainObvious a developmentally disabled child continually petting Brian really hard]] (to the point where he finds it difficult to keep his balance) until Brian snaps and bites him. Then the child starts crying, and we cut back to the story. That's it. The scene doesn't have a punchline; [[DudeNotFunny we're just supposed to laugh at the developmentally disabled kid]] [[UnfortunateImplications simply because he's developmentally disabled]]. It wasn't quite enough to ruin the episode for me, but it certainly didn't help.

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* Tropers/TyeDyeWildebeest: "Hell Comes to Quahog" was overall a pretty decent episode, but it had quite possibly the most tasteless and unfunny cutaway gag in the history of the series. When Brian complains about Quahog's new Superstore USA, Stewie claims that he just hates department stores because of that one time a "special" boy pet him too hard in front of a UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}. We then cut to [[CaptainObvious a developmentally disabled child continually petting Brian really hard]] hard (to the point where he finds it difficult to keep his balance) until Brian snaps and bites him. Then the child starts crying, and we cut back to the story. That's it. The scene doesn't have a punchline; [[DudeNotFunny we're just supposed to laugh at the developmentally disabled kid]] kid [[UnfortunateImplications simply because he's developmentally disabled]]. It wasn't quite enough to ruin the episode for me, but it certainly didn't help.



* Tropers/AlexSora89: I can't think of a single episode, since the series as a whole usually makes him go [[DudeNotFunny "that-couldn't-make-me-laugh-in-a-million-years"]], but a nice example that could be picked is the Italian dub of the episode, "No Meals On Wheels". I'm not talking about "[[CombiningMecha The c]][[RefugeInAudacity rippl]][[CrossesTheLineTwice etron]]"; I'm talking about the ending. You know, [[CharacterDevelopment Peter begins to understand what being disabled means and feels like]]... until the last line of the episode is said by Peter: "''GreysAnatomy?'' [which Joe was planning to watch with the Griffins] Come on, that series doesn't stand on its feet!" (the expression means, "it's pointless"). It was all a setup for a lame joke. Seriously, they PlayedForLaughs CharacterDevelopment to pull a lame TakeThat at both ''GreysAnatomy'' and [[DudeNotFunny disabled people everywhere]]. The thing that "couldn't stand on its feet" [[ShootTheShaggyDog is the punchline itself]].

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* Tropers/AlexSora89: I can't think of a single episode, since the series as a whole usually makes him go [[DudeNotFunny "that-couldn't-make-me-laugh-in-a-million-years"]], but a nice example that could be picked is the Italian dub of the episode, "No Meals On Wheels". I'm not talking about "[[CombiningMecha The c]][[RefugeInAudacity rippl]][[CrossesTheLineTwice etron]]"; "The crippletron"; I'm talking about the ending. You know, [[CharacterDevelopment Peter begins to understand what being disabled means and feels like]]... until the last line of the episode is said by Peter: "''GreysAnatomy?'' "''Series/GreysAnatomy?'' [which Joe was planning to watch with the Griffins] Come on, that series doesn't stand on its feet!" (the expression means, "it's pointless"). It was all a setup for a lame joke. Seriously, they PlayedForLaughs CharacterDevelopment to pull a lame TakeThat at both ''GreysAnatomy'' and [[DudeNotFunny disabled people everywhere]]. The thing that "couldn't stand on its feet" [[ShootTheShaggyDog is the punchline itself]].
11th Mar '16 4:17:22 PM maxwellsilver
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** Rosebud64: [[ThrowTheDogABone The writers]] [[HopeSpot seemed to give]] [[ChewToy Meg]] the love she deserved. So much for that. They could have give her a little more respect since that episode, but no, she had to go back to [[TheUnfavorite her]][[TheWoobie se]][[BrokenBird lf]] by the end. Because StatusQuoIsGod. And before you say "but that episode had AnAesop with BeYourself!" remember that it becomes a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop if this is just a lame excuse to [[ButtMonkey put the character through shit]].

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** Rosebud64: [[ThrowTheDogABone The writers]] [[HopeSpot writers seemed to give]] [[ChewToy Meg]] give Meg the love she deserved. So much for that. They could have give her a little more respect since that episode, but no, she had to go back to [[TheUnfavorite her]][[TheWoobie se]][[BrokenBird lf]] herself by the end. Because StatusQuoIsGod. And before you say "but that episode had AnAesop with BeYourself!" remember that it becomes a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop if this is just a lame excuse to [[ButtMonkey put the character through shit]].shit.
11th Mar '16 4:10:45 PM maxwellsilver
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** Tropers/maxwellsilver: While I stopped watching around the crippletron moment and didn't see the end, my moment for that episode (in a series like this, it's impossible not to have more than one moment) was how long it took to set up the plot and all the false leads. First Peter buys a set of footy pajamas at a garage sale so he starts running on the carpet and shocking people. Then, after several painful jokes about Peter shocking people, Lois has all the carpet removed and finds an old coin. Peter sells the coin and opens a restaurant. Then, past the halfway point, Peter won't install a wheelchair ramp so no one in a wheelchair can dine there, so Joe and others in wheelchairs become up in arms about it and start attacking the restaurant.
7th Mar '16 3:03:50 PM MightyKombat
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*** specialneedsgroup: That's not accurate. The float with the black children is labeled "Veterans of Future Wars," and other is labled simply, "Uninjured Vets." The first joke refers to the fact that minorities enlist in the military in much greater numbers than Caucasians, to the point that they're heavily overrepresented in the ranks--especially the enlisted ranks--of the US military. The second is a reference to the struggles that wounded veterans go through when they return home. Both are legitimate problems the country faces, and both are legitimate targets for satire. It's just that ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' bungles it so horribly, that it's horribly tasteless and offensive for different reasons. The first float dismisses the sacrifices that [=GIs=] of all races and creeds make in service to their country. The military is a huge, diverse organization, and all service members and their families are exposed to the hardships of war, regardless of their backgrounds. The second float is made up of all white soldiers, which does have some UnfortunateImplications, but the bigger problem is the implication that if you're wounded in combat, your life is over whether you survive or not; that the public won't support you once you return home (if they see you at all); and that your family will leave you for the sin of having been injured.
*** Az: No, it's not dismissive of "all races and creeds"; it's pointing out that black (and brown) people make up a disproportionately large part of the army because they're more likely to be from low-income families and have little choice when compared to whites, but that's totally ignored by most and instead they're repaid with racism.
3rd Mar '16 2:29:13 PM Az
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*** Az: No, it's not dismissive of "all races and creeds"; it's pointing out that black (and brown) people make up a disproportionately large part of the army because they're more likely to be from low-income families and have little choice when compared to whites, but that's totally ignored by most and instead they're repaid with racism.
11th Feb '16 12:25:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* Tropers/MadMan400096: Don't get me wrong; I don't mind the later seasons of the show, but "Be Careful What You Fish For" turned out to be the worst ''Family Guy'' ever in my opinion. The episode was very boring outside of some of the Creator/RickyGervais dolphins gags and the {{Cutaway Gag}}s (particularly the one referencing ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''), but the worst thing about this piece of shit was the subplot with Stewie and Brian. The latter ends up hitting a new low by shoving off the former to date his bitch teacher. Granted, he does get her arrested, but only because he found out she had a boyfriend. That's right. He was willing to shun Stewie and ignore his misery (and those of the other preschoolers) just to get a date. It made Stewie, who started this show as a sociopathic {{Jerkass}}, more sympathetic than Brian, who's supposed to be the OnlySaneMan. It ended up being the only episode of the series that I turned off the TV midway though. I didn't even stay to see the conclusion of the main plot. It sucked that hard.

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* Tropers/MadMan400096: Don't get me wrong; I don't mind the later seasons of the show, but "Be Careful What You Fish For" turned out to be the worst ''Family Guy'' ever in my opinion. The episode was very boring outside of some of the Creator/RickyGervais dolphins gags and the {{Cutaway Gag}}s (particularly the one referencing ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''), ''Film/TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis''), but the worst thing about this piece of shit was the subplot with Stewie and Brian. The latter ends up hitting a new low by shoving off the former to date his bitch teacher. Granted, he does get her arrested, but only because he found out she had a boyfriend. That's right. He was willing to shun Stewie and ignore his misery (and those of the other preschoolers) just to get a date. It made Stewie, who started this show as a sociopathic {{Jerkass}}, more sympathetic than Brian, who's supposed to be the OnlySaneMan. It ended up being the only episode of the series that I turned off the TV midway though. I didn't even stay to see the conclusion of the main plot. It sucked that hard.
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.
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