History YMMV / FamilyGuy

23rd Jun '16 7:21:41 AM smalltime
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** In "North by North Quahog" Peter and Lois find a fictional sequel to ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' in Mel Gibson's home. In June 2016, it was announced that Mel Gibson would be making a sequel.
19th Jun '16 10:43:12 AM jessicaotiesha
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** In ScreamsOFSilenceTheStoryOfBrendaQ the abuse is ridiculously over the top yet Joe wont arrest him unless she files a report despite the fact that he does it out in the open
1st Jun '16 8:10:01 PM Spyspotter
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** As maligned as "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" is (and it ''is'' maligned -- at least on Wiki/TVTropes. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] pretty much brands this as SoOkayItsAverage), it actually does have a few good morals (even if it comes off as mean-spirited due to Brian's sudden atheism):
*** Irrationality and fundamentalism in religion can be a ''very'' dangerous thing (if you want proof of that, read up on the Westboro Baptist Church or any Islamic fundamentalist with a death wish).
*** Sometimes religion doesn't have all the answers on why we're here and why life is what it is.
*** Much like the moral on "The Juice is Loose," idol worship of your favorite celebrities is not worth it, as they're human and can be whiny assholes (cf. the "Stewie spends the day with the cast of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' after missing out on asking them questions at a sci-fi convention")
30th May '16 12:38:18 AM Xteme19
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* CriticalDissonance: * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers, and some critics, but other critics feel it’s very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker ‘parody’ while much of it just feels more like ‘plagiarism’]], especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].

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* CriticalDissonance: * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers, and some critics, but other critics feel it’s very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker ‘parody’ while much of it just feels more like ‘plagiarism’]], especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].
30th May '16 12:37:41 AM Xteme19
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* CriticalDissonance: * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers, and some critics, but other critics feel it’s very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker ‘parody’ while much of it just feels more like ‘plagiarism’]], especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].
27th May '16 8:46:34 PM Angeldeb82
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** Stewie (pre-BadassDecay). Meg to a lesser extent. The former is either the coolest and most badass character in the series, or a CreepyChild who's given too much screen time. The latter is either the biggest {{woobie}} ever, or a self-absorbed BrattyTeenageDaughter who some fans consider "ugly" and deserves her ButtMonkey status. Her {{yandere}} tendencies don't help.

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** Stewie (pre-BadassDecay). Meg to a lesser extent. The former is either the coolest and most badass character in the series, or a CreepyChild who's given too much screen time. The latter is either the biggest {{woobie}} [[TheWoobie woobie]] ever, or a self-absorbed BrattyTeenageDaughter who some fans consider "ugly" and deserves her ButtMonkey status. Her {{yandere}} tendencies don't help.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: Boy howdy. Start with Teri Schiavo, TheMusical.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Boy howdy. Start with Teri Terri Schiavo, TheMusical.



* DiscreditedTrope: Many, especially [[ButtMonkey Meg's role]] and [[AllGaysArePromiscuous how gays]] [[CampGay are characterized]]

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* DiscreditedTrope: Many, especially [[ButtMonkey Meg's role]] and [[AllGaysArePromiscuous how gays]] [[CampGay are characterized]]characterized]].



* FanPreferredCouple: Brian and Stewie. Fans really, really, ''[[RuleThirtyFour really]]'' like those two.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Brian and Stewie. Fans really, really, ''[[RuleThirtyFour really]]'' ''{{r|uleThirtyFour}}eally'' like those two.



** Season 8, especially when compared with [[SeasonalRot Season 7.]] For example, "Dog Gone" which shows that the show can indeed have emotional depth (something that it hasn't had since "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows"), and "Quagmire's Baby" showing that, while the show can bring in a few [[Heartwarming/FamilyGuy Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]], the show still has its tasteless magic.

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** Season 8, especially when compared with [[SeasonalRot Season 7.]] 7]]. For example, "Dog Gone" which shows that the show can indeed have emotional depth (something that it hasn't had since "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows"), and "Quagmire's Baby" showing that, while the show can bring in a few [[Heartwarming/FamilyGuy Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]], the show still has its tasteless magic.



* HesJustHiding: A lot of people were saying this after Brian's death. Well, he wasn't hiding, but [[spoiler:Brian came back just two episodes after that by Stewie preventing his death from ever happening.]]

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* HesJustHiding: A lot of people were saying this after Brian's death. Well, he wasn't hiding, but [[spoiler:Brian came back just two episodes after that by Stewie preventing his death from ever happening.]]happening]].



** In "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," Peter expresses how badly he needs help from a Jewish person. Later in season 8, in the episode "Family Goy," it's revealed that [[spoiler:Lois is Jewish on her mom's side, and had to hide it so Carter can get into a country club that's notorious for banning anyone who's Jewish]]

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** In "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," Peter expresses how badly he needs help from a Jewish person. Later in season 8, in the episode "Family Goy," it's revealed that [[spoiler:Lois is Jewish on her mom's side, and had to hide it so Carter can get into a country club that's notorious for banning anyone who's Jewish]]Jewish]].



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Fans of the show from when it was a short-lived cult show occasionally aired on late nights felt "betrayed" when it's final [[{{Uncanceled}} uncancelation]] turned it into the pop-culture behemoth that it is now. SethMacFarlane, by his own admittance, never understood why, though the popular answer is: "''Family Guy'' is a pop culture behemoth because ''TheSimpsons'' is too mired in SeasonalRot to ever become good again and ''SouthPark'' has gotten too political to be funny."

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Fans of the show from when it was a short-lived cult show occasionally aired on late nights felt "betrayed" when it's final [[{{Uncanceled}} uncancelation]] {{un|Canceled}}cancelation turned it into the pop-culture behemoth that it is now. SethMacFarlane, Creator/SethMacFarlane, by his own admittance, never understood why, though the popular answer is: "''Family Guy'' is a pop culture behemoth because ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is too mired in SeasonalRot to ever become good again and ''SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has gotten too political to be funny."



** Lois is a good example, to start. Yes, she is self centered, snarky, abusive, and quite the sociopath, but she probably ended up like that because she has to put up with the insanity of the world (mostly caused by her legally retarded, PsychopathicManChild husband, Peter).

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** Lois is a good example, to start. Yes, she is self centered, snarky, abusive, and quite the sociopath, but she probably ended up like that because she has to put up with the insanity of the world (mostly caused by her legally retarded, PsychopathicManChild PsychopathicManchild husband, Peter).



* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: When it was announced that a member of the Griffin family would be KilledOffForReal, the audience felt that Brian, what with being Seth Macfarlane's AuthorAvatar, would be the last character to be killed off. And sure enough, one episode afterward, [[spoiler:yeah they were bluffing. "Christmas Guy" brought Brian]] back. [[https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/412407556942753792 [=McFarlane=] himself lampshaded this.]]
** [[InterfaceSpoiler It didn't help]] that Vinnie's voice actor wasn't credited to appear in the upcoming Simpson's crossover.
* LoveItOrHateIt: It's either a great show with it's own bizarre sense of humor or mean-spiritied, [[ReferenceOverdosed pop-culture dependent]] garbage. And the opinions becomes more and more split with each passing season.

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: When it was announced that a member of the Griffin family would be KilledOffForReal, the audience felt that Brian, what with being Seth Macfarlane's AuthorAvatar, would be the last character to be killed off. And sure enough, one episode afterward, [[spoiler:yeah they were bluffing. "Christmas Guy" brought Brian]] back. [[https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/412407556942753792 [=McFarlane=] MacFarlane himself lampshaded this.]]
** [[InterfaceSpoiler It didn't help]] that Vinnie's voice actor wasn't credited to appear in the upcoming Simpson's Simpsons crossover.
* LoveItOrHateIt: It's either a great show with it's own bizarre sense of humor or mean-spiritied, mean-spirited, [[ReferenceOverdosed pop-culture dependent]] garbage. And the opinions becomes more and more split with each passing season.



* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: [[spoiler:Diane Simmons]] in the Season 9 opening.
* MemeticMolester: Quagmire. One particularly memorable joke involved him raping [[TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] and then murdering every member of TheSimpsons family. As you might expect MattGroenig did not find it funny and almost ended his friendship with SethMcfarlane. It even spurred Seth to rethink that particular gag.

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* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch: [[spoiler:Diane Simmons]] in the Season 9 opening.
* MemeticMolester: Quagmire. One particularly memorable joke involved him raping [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] and then murdering every member of TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons family. As you might expect MattGroenig Creator/MattGroening did not find it funny and almost ended his friendship with SethMcfarlane.Creator/SethMacFarlane. It even spurred Seth to rethink that particular gag.



** [[ChewToy Shut up Meg!]]

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** [[ChewToy [[TheChewToy Shut up up, Meg!]]



** In "Hell Comes to Quahog", the "Do you remember [X]? Pepperidge Farm remembers." joke had also been done in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "A Fishful of Dollars" seven years earlier, which makes some say TheyCopiedItSoItSucks.

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** In "Hell Comes to Quahog", the "Do you remember [X]? Pepperidge Farm remembers." joke had also been done in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "A Fishful of Dollars" seven years earlier, which makes some say TheyCopiedItSoItSucks."TheyCopiedItSoItSucks."



* ParodySue[=/=]PuritySue: In the episode "The Man With Two Brians", Peter buys a new dog under the name of New Brian after Lois says that Brian is getting old. New Brian is polite, perfect, multi-talented and instantly befriends everyone (sans Stewie, who sees him as a ReplacementScrappy), who rightly realizes that he's Brian's "replacement". New Brian goes on to improve everyone's lives and supplant Brian completely. However he makes his fatal mistake when he [[ItsPersonal has sex with Stewie's teddy bear, Rupert.]]

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* ParodySue[=/=]PuritySue: ParodySue: In the episode "The Man With Two Brians", Peter buys a new dog under the name of New Brian after Lois says that Brian is getting old. New Brian is polite, perfect, multi-talented and instantly befriends everyone (sans Stewie, who sees him as a ReplacementScrappy), who rightly realizes that he's Brian's "replacement". New Brian goes on to improve everyone's lives and supplant Brian completely. However he makes his fatal mistake when he [[ItsPersonal has sex with Stewie's teddy bear, Rupert.]]Rupert]].



** Even the BigBad Carter is very hated, even much more than Brian. Several fans have perceived him as a total prick even worse than Peter or Lois, unnecessarily cruel, [[JerkAss extremely unpleasant]], and [[PsychopathicManChild irritatingly childish and annoying]] in his moments, especially in recent seasons. [[KarmaHoudini Makes him even more irritating the fact that he always gets away with every misdeed.]] And unlike the main characters (which are not specifically saints), he has not a FreudianExcuse nor a reason for his actions.

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** Even the BigBad Carter is very hated, even much more than Brian. Several fans have perceived him as a total prick even worse than Peter or Lois, unnecessarily cruel, [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} extremely unpleasant]], and [[PsychopathicManChild irritatingly childish and annoying]] in his moments, especially in recent seasons. [[KarmaHoudini Makes him even more irritating the fact that he always gets away with every misdeed.]] And unlike the main characters (which are not specifically saints), he has not a FreudianExcuse nor a reason for his actions.



** Lois is hated intensely by fans for being {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into a massive JerkAss who gets away whatever she does more easily than anyone, especially Peter.

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** Lois is hated intensely by fans for being {{flanderiz|ation}}ed into a massive JerkAss {{Jerkass}} who gets away whatever she does more easily than anyone, especially Peter.



** [[BastardBoyfriend Jeff]].

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** [[BastardBoyfriend Jeff]].Jeff.]]



* StopHavingFunGuys: [[ParentingTheHusband Lois]] varies in degrees between this and [[TheHypocrite this]].

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* StopHavingFunGuys: [[ParentingTheHusband Lois]] varies in degrees between this and [[TheHypocrite [[{{Hypocrite}} this]].
17th May '16 6:48:36 PM griffn29
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** The second part of the USO show joke in "Lottery Fever" is sort of awkward now that Jenner has had sex-reassignment surgery (assuming that the joke was something along the lines of Jenner being gay as opposed to transgender).

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** The second part of the USO show joke in "Lottery Fever" is sort of awkward now that Jenner has had sex-reassignment surgery (assuming that the joke was something along the lines of Jenner being gay as opposed to transgender).surgery.
17th May '16 6:46:45 PM griffn29
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** The second part of the USO show joke in "Lottery Fever" is sort of awkward now that Jenner has had sex-reassignment surgery (assuming that the joke was something along the lines of Jenner being gay as opposed to transgender).



* The second part of the USO show joke in "Lottery Fever" is sort of awkward now that Jenner has had sex-reassignment surgery (assuming that the joke was something along the lines of Jenner being gay as opposed to transgender).
17th May '16 6:45:24 PM griffn29
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* The second part of the USO show joke in "Lottery Fever" is sort of awkward now that Jenner has had sex-reassignment surgery (assuming that the joke was something along the lines of Jenner being gay as opposed to transgender).
1st May '16 1:09:26 PM 123456789
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** Ironically enough, Brian has become this for Vinnie ever since he was brought back. The fact that Brian TookALevelInJerkass after his revival (with episodes like "Brian's a Bad Father" and "Herpe, the Love Sore") while Vinnie was undoubtedly a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and arguably one of the nicer characters on the show by that point has made several people wish that Brian had stayed dead for good and that Vinnie had lasted with the Griffins longer than for just three episodes.

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** Ironically enough, Brian has become this for Vinnie ever since he was brought back. The fact that Brian TookALevelInJerkass after his revival (with episodes like "Brian's a Bad Father" and "Herpe, the Love Sore") Sore", but especially the latter, see MoralEventHorizon above and TheScrappy below) while Vinnie was undoubtedly a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and arguably one of the nicer characters on the show by that point has made several people wish that Brian had stayed dead for good and that Vinnie had lasted with the Griffins longer than for just three episodes.Vinny's status as a ReplacementScrappy an InvertedTrope.
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