History DethroningMoment / FamilyGuy

9th Mar '17 11:19:08 AM GelitanOverlord
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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, Brian 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 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; 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 Stewie complains about Quahog's new Superstore USA, Brian 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 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; 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.
9th Mar '17 11:18:14 AM GelitanOverlord
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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 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; 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 Brian 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 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; 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.
3rd Mar '17 9:37:17 PM DrY9K
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* [[DrY9K]]: "3 Acts Of God." I'll be honest, I am a Christian, albeit one who is struggling with a few vices. So this episode obviously serves a a BerserkButton for me. However, even if you're atheist and don't mind how this episode portrays God, there's no denying that this episode still has very many problems with it. To make things easier, I'll get the BerserkButton stuff out of the way. But first, a short summary: Peter and his friends are sick of their favorite football team always losing. So when they hear members of the winning team thanking God for their success, they conclude that [[InsaneTrollLogic God is responsible for the Patriots losing.]] So they go all over the world looking for Him, eventually being taken to Heaven by Death (they just ask him). When they find God, He tells them He will let the Patriots win if they can get some guy whose name I forgot to smile. They make him smile, and God keeps His promise. Now, for the BerserkButton fuel: God is portrayed as a lazy {{Jerkass}} who [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doesn't really do anything about the problems on Earth.]] He even says He's upset about people dying in Africa, but isn't gonna do anything about it. Um, hello. You're God. God is omniscient and omnipotent. He can do literally anything in just seconds. And to top it all off, [[{{Jerkass}} Peter]] is the one who talks some sense into Him. Well, not really sense. More like he just tells Him how much the Patriots mean to him. [[SarcasmMode Right, because God has nothing better to do than help some drunk and abusive man with his mundane problems. Especially since God would normally prefer you to make Him the most important thing in your life, so that you can join Him in Heaven forever.]] And He's also autistic. Yes, you read that right. God, who is supposed to be 100% perfect because He is the Creator of the world, has autism, which is some sort of disability and therefore, a flaw. (Not that it's bad or wrong to have autism. I have aspergers myself, as does a friend of mine.) And then there's Jesus being a BastardBoyfriend to Carrie Underwood. ''Family Guy,'' just stop. Okay, now let's get to the problems that everyone can agree with. For one thing, Peter and Co. somehow don't know how to get to God. Well, except for Joe, who tries to hang himself to get to God. Which reminds me. That joke was kind of okay, but then they ruined it with Joe saying he texted Bonnie. Then we get a CutawayGag of Bonnie getting the text, [[DudeNotFunny smiling evilly, exiting the house, burning it, and walking away.]] Just... Just what the heck?? Why does Bonnie hate Joe so much all of a sudden? Back to the main plot, they try finding His address, somehow not realizing that dying is the only way. And then we get some more cutaways. First, we get one of a pedophile opera (which yes, includes Herbert in the audience.) and I'll admit, it's an okay attempt at CrossingTheLineTwice. And later, we see one with Peter working as an umpire for a baseball game of small children... and he tells the batter that he has the best ass on the playing field. And that's like, what, the fifth or sixth time this show has implied that its protagonist is a pedophile? And to make matters worse, the aforementioned opera gag is ruined when Peter complains to the audience about not winning an Emmy for it, saying that ''Series/ModernFamily'' would win one had they done that joke today. I don't watch ''Modern Family,'' so I don't know if that's a joke they would make. But demanding an Emmy for a pedophile joke? [[NoJustNoReaction No. Just no.]] If you want an Emmy so badly, try and make a joke that can actually be funny, and don't whine about it. Oh, ButWaitTheresMore When Peter and Co. go to Jerusalem to find God, everybody there is an exact duplicate of Mort, and they all pick up the pennies Joe tosses them. Will you writers please just leave Jews alone, already? To portray every Jew in one city like that is just atrocious! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And there aren't even any women there, either!]] Oh, and remember the guy they had to make smile? Guess how they do it? By having Joe tell him about his miserable life. Just why? Oh, and then there's the ending: Peter says he asked God to do one last thing for him. And then, all of a sudden, [[ButtMonkey Meg]] fades out of existence. And that's it. Unbelievable.

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* [[DrY9K]]: "3 Acts Of God." I'll be honest, I am a Christian, albeit one who is struggling with a few vices. So this episode obviously serves a a BerserkButton for me. However, even if you're atheist and don't mind how this episode portrays God, there's no denying that this episode still has very many problems with it. To make things easier, I'll get the BerserkButton stuff out of the way. But first, a short summary: Peter and his friends are sick of their favorite football team always losing. So when they hear members of the winning team thanking God for their success, they conclude that [[InsaneTrollLogic God is responsible for the Patriots losing.]] So they go all over the world looking for Him, eventually being taken to Heaven by Death (they just ask him). When they find God, He tells them He will let the Patriots win if they can get some guy whose name I forgot to smile. They make him smile, and God keeps His promise. Now, for the BerserkButton fuel: God is portrayed as a lazy {{Jerkass}} who [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doesn't really do anything about the problems on Earth.]] He even says He's upset about people dying in Africa, but isn't gonna do anything about it. Um, hello. You're God. God is omniscient and omnipotent. He can do literally anything in just seconds. And to top it all off, [[{{Jerkass}} Peter]] is the one who talks some sense into Him. Well, not really sense. More like he just tells Him how much the Patriots mean to him. [[SarcasmMode Right, because God has nothing better to do than help some drunk and abusive man with his mundane problems. Especially since God would normally prefer you to make Him the most important thing in your life, so that you can join Him in Heaven forever.]] And He's also autistic. Yes, you read that right. God, who is supposed to be 100% perfect because He is the Creator of the world, has autism, which is some sort of disability and therefore, a flaw. (Not that it's bad or wrong to have autism. I have aspergers myself, as does a friend of mine.) And then there's Jesus being a BastardBoyfriend to Carrie Underwood. ''Family Guy,'' just stop. Okay, now let's get to the problems that everyone can agree with. For one thing, Peter and Co. somehow don't know how to get to God. Well, except for Joe, who tries to hang himself to get to God. Which reminds me. That joke was kind of okay, but then they ruined it with Joe saying he texted Bonnie. Then we get a CutawayGag of Bonnie getting the text, [[DudeNotFunny smiling evilly, exiting the house, burning it, and walking away.]] Just... Just what the heck?? Why does Bonnie hate Joe so much all of a sudden? Back to the main plot, they try finding His address, somehow not realizing that dying is the only way. And then we get some more cutaways. First, we get one of a pedophile opera (which yes, includes Herbert in the audience.) and I'll admit, it's an okay attempt at CrossingTheLineTwice. And later, we see one with Peter working as an umpire for a baseball game of small children... and he tells the batter that he has the best ass a** on the playing field. And that's like, what, the fifth or sixth time this show has implied that its protagonist is a pedophile? And to make matters worse, the aforementioned opera gag is ruined when Peter complains to the audience about not winning an Emmy for it, saying that ''Series/ModernFamily'' would win one had they done that joke today. I don't watch ''Modern Family,'' so I don't know if that's a joke they would make. But demanding an Emmy for a pedophile joke? [[NoJustNoReaction No. Just no.]] If you want an Emmy so badly, try and make a joke that can actually be funny, and don't whine about it. Oh, ButWaitTheresMore When Peter and Co. go to Jerusalem to find God, everybody there is an exact duplicate of Mort, and they all pick up the pennies Joe tosses them. Will you writers please just leave Jews alone, already? To portray every Jew in one city like that is just atrocious! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And there aren't even any women there, either!]] Oh, and remember the guy they had to make smile? Guess how they do it? By having Joe tell him about his miserable life. Just why? Oh, and then there's the ending: Peter says he asked God to do one last thing for him. And then, all of a sudden, [[ButtMonkey Meg]] fades out of existence. And that's it. Unbelievable.
3rd Mar '17 12:01:04 PM Maxiboy136
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*** Maxiboy136: What's particularly baffling about this one is that Seth [=MacFarlane=] has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. In fact their influence can be clearly seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in the context of the show.

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*** Maxiboy136: What's particularly baffling about this one is that Seth [=MacFarlane=] has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. In fact their influence can be clearly seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in the context of the show. Why would the writers make such a mean-spirited joke about people they admire?
30th Jan '17 3:53:35 PM Maxiboy136
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*** Maxiboy136: What particularly baffling about this one is that Seth [=MacFarlane=] has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. In fact their influence can be clearly seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in the context of the show.

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*** Maxiboy136: What What's particularly baffling about this one is that Seth [=MacFarlane=] has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. In fact their influence can be clearly seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in the context of the show.
30th Jan '17 3:30:23 PM Maxiboy136
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*** Maxiboy136: What particularly baffling about this one is that Seth MacFarlane has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. Indeed, their influence can be seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in context.

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*** Maxiboy136: What particularly baffling about this one is that Seth MacFarlane [=MacFarlane=] has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. Indeed, In fact their influence can be clearly seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in context.the context of the show.
30th Jan '17 3:26:20 PM Maxiboy136
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*** Maxiboy136: What particularly baffling about this one is that Seth MacFarlane has cited Monty Python as being among his great comedy role models. Indeed, their influence can be seen in ''Family Guy'''s own brand of surreal humour. So not only is the joke not funny, it also makes no sense in context.
5th Jan '17 8:15:59 AM Midna
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** Tropers/CumbersomeTurcel: At the start of the episode, Brian tell Peter and Lois about his seminar. They flatly tell him how uninterested they are and that they are fully prepared for his inevitable death and that he isn't part of the family. Remember when they actually considered him part of the family (to the extent that in the season one finale there was a trial about it?) and how Peter considered Brian his best friend? This really highlights what awful, unlikable shits they've become since the show came back.

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** Tropers/CumbersomeTurcel: At the start of the episode, Brian tell tells Peter and Lois about his seminar. They flatly tell him how uninterested they are and that they are fully prepared for his inevitable death and that he isn't part of the family. Remember when they actually considered him part of the family (to the extent that in the season one finale there was a trial about it?) it) and how Peter considered Brian his best friend? This really highlights what awful, unlikable shits they've become since the show came back.
14th Dec '16 4:28:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Tropers/CumbersomeTurcel: At the start of the episode, Brian tell Peter and Lois about his seminar. They flatly tell him how uninterested they are and that they are fully prepared for his inevitable death and that he isn't part of the family. Remember when they actually considered him part of the family (to the extent that in the season one finale there was a trial about it?) and how Peter considered Brian his best friend? This rreally highlights what awful, unlikeable shits they've become since the show came back.

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** Tropers/CumbersomeTurcel: At the start of the episode, Brian tell Peter and Lois about his seminar. They flatly tell him how uninterested they are and that they are fully prepared for his inevitable death and that he isn't part of the family. Remember when they actually considered him part of the family (to the extent that in the season one finale there was a trial about it?) and how Peter considered Brian his best friend? This rreally really highlights what awful, unlikeable unlikable shits they've become since the show came back.
14th Dec '16 4:27:01 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Tropers/FuriKuri: The moments in "Blue Harvest" where they just ripped gags off wholesale from ''Airplane''. They don't make sense if you haven't seen ''Airplane'', and if you have, it's nothing more than "Yep, that sure is a reference to ''Airplane''". That's Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg-style humor right there. I hated the episode as a whole, but that just cemented it as the worst episode I've seen.

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* Tropers/FuriKuri: The moments in "Blue Harvest" where they just ripped gags off wholesale from ''Airplane''.''Film/{{Airplane}}''. They don't make sense if you haven't seen ''Airplane'', and if you have, it's nothing more than "Yep, that sure is a reference to ''Airplane''". That's Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg-style humor right there. I hated the episode as a whole, but that just cemented it as the worst episode I've seen.



** PurrElise: Agreed. Even Matt Groening (a friend of Seth and a fan of the show) was so disgusted by this it almost ended the friendship between the two of them.

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** PurrElise: Agreed. Even Matt Groening Creator/MattGroening (a friend of Seth and a fan of the show) was so disgusted by this it almost ended the friendship between the two of them.



** Tropers/{{Grimace}}: The horrific icing on the moldy, smelly cake to the above is that the same episode had a wonderfully silly sub-plot featuring Stewie's antics with the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. So not only was the main plot godawful (no pun etc), but they had an excellent opportunity for an episode of hilarious TNG gags that the audience would have loved, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot but they just wasted it]].

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** Tropers/{{Grimace}}: The horrific icing on the moldy, mouldy, smelly cake to the above is that the same episode had a wonderfully silly sub-plot featuring Stewie's antics with the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. So not only was the main plot godawful (no pun etc), but they had an excellent opportunity for an episode of hilarious TNG gags that the audience would have loved, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot but they just wasted it]].


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** Tropers/CumbersomeTurcel: At the start of the episode, Brian tell Peter and Lois about his seminar. They flatly tell him how uninterested they are and that they are fully prepared for his inevitable death and that he isn't part of the family. Remember when they actually considered him part of the family (to the extent that in the season one finale there was a trial about it?) and how Peter considered Brian his best friend? This rreally highlights what awful, unlikeable shits they've become since the show came back.
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