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Heartwarming: Bob Chipman
  • His Big Picture episode that has him defending Family Guy, saying that the post-cancellation era, which many say is the show's nadir, actually turned the main characters from stock sitcom archetypes into their own personalities and allowed the show to become more original, outrageous and willing to take risks. He goes on to praise the Banned Episode "Partial Terms of Endearment" with willing to take a stance on abortion, and about the Very Special Episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.", while he didn't feel it accomplished anything, commended the writers for at least trying to tackle the sensitive issue of domestic violence.
  • In his review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), he makes a speech at the end calling out people who dismiss negative criticism on kids movies as just being "for kids" and feels that kids are smarter than people give them credit for and deserve movies that respect their intelligence:
    "Now, I'm sure that fully negative reviews like this will be waved off as being too married to nostalgia for one or more previous versions of this. After all, this isn't for me, the 30 year old critic, itís for kids. And Iím all for that, in theory. The kids of now who mainly know and love the Turtles from the new Nickelodeon cartoon absolutely deserve a movie that belongs to their generation, not just a reheated plate of MY Turtle nostalgia. But, you know what? Kids also deserve movies that are good, that donít talk down to them, that donít just assume they donít need an original story or a good script or compelling characters or a sense of real fun or anything that speaks to them on a human level. Kidsí stuff shouldn't mean that there is no meaning, kidsí stuff MATTERS. The stories and characters and yes, lessons that we absorb as children can and do hugely inform the people weíll become for the rest of our god damn lives. Saying ďweíre making a kids movieĒ is NOT a licence to slack off, itís accepting a responsibility to try harder, to do your best. And they didnít. They fucked up. Michael Bay, Jonathan Liebesman, Josh Appelbaum, Andrť Nemec, Evan Daugherty (yes, apparently it took 3 people to write this crap), Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes, Nickelodeon, you fucked up. The kids deserved better than this and You. Fucked. Up. Shame on you."
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