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New episode comes on tonight. Can't wait to watch it. cool
"I don't give a rat's ass about going to hell. I guess it's because I feel like I'm already there." -Mugen
 277 Bananaquit, Sun, 29th Apr '12 12:35:46 PM from The Darién Gap Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Am I the only one who liked the cutaway gags? I thought they sorta Family Guy's unique 'thing'.

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The Family Guy episode that parodies the movie Taken was fucking hilarious.
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I wish they'd add the later seasons to Netflix.
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 280 Shota, Sun, 13th May '12 6:30:15 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
"I only care about what they say on the internet message boards!"

Me: YOU'RE GETTING MORE POLITICAL THAN AMERICAN DAD, AND YOUR JOKES AND STORYLINES HAVE BECOME STALE, YA FAT IDIOT!

"Awww."

 281 Sabertooth 1000000000, Sun, 13th May '12 7:43:49 PM from Land of the Livid Dead
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I'm playing the theme song with three of my friends tomorrow in a talent show. Wish me luck.
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 282 Shota, Sun, 13th May '12 8:36:03 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Extended, or TV version?

 283 Sabertooth 1000000000, Sun, 13th May '12 9:41:08 PM from Land of the Livid Dead
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TV version sadly. We didn't have enough rehearsals to prepare an extended version.
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 284 Shota, Sun, 13th May '12 9:42:22 PM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
But you DO know one exists?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgoWzhfXZIg

Woah, that's a nice surprise. Amazing how many Theme Tunes Extended exist.

Don't suppose there's one for American Dad! or The Cleveland Show yet, is there?

edited 14th May '12 4:21:22 AM by Psi001

 286 Shota, Mon, 14th May '12 5:54:44 AM Relationship Status: Dancing with myself
Not sure. I don't think so.

 287 qtjinla 15, Tue, 15th May '12 11:38:12 AM from Los Angeles
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On topic please guys. Why is no one discussing the actual episodeS?

Watching the prototype Family guy showcase I realized some things:

  • Seth Mc Farlane isn't that funny
  • Family Guy was very recycled from the get go
  • the videoshop guy was based off Chris' original design.

[up][up]Not to be "that guy", but if the extended theme was for Family Guy then it is on-topic.

 290 qtjinla 15, Tue, 22nd May '12 9:20:38 AM from Los Angeles
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New Epic Chicken Fight.

 291 Sabertooth 1000000000, Tue, 22nd May '12 9:44:20 AM from Land of the Livid Dead
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The chicken fight was incredible.
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Loving the new season.

First episode was lulz

On another note they're doing a sweepstakes. Something like you get to party with Seth Mac Farlane and cast of Family Guy for the 200th episode.
"I don't give a rat's ass about going to hell. I guess it's because I feel like I'm already there." -Mugen
 293 Gary CX Jk, Sat, 20th Oct '12 6:27:43 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Okay, just saw the episode with the shrooms and the storm and Meg being tired of this bullshit.

The thing is, I don't believe this episode. I don't believe the genuinity, or the "message" the writers are probably trying to convey. I don't believe the rant Meg gives, but more importantly, I don't believe the entire episode changes shit. Actually, the most important thing is the credibility of the characters, which is extremely lacking. Most of it isn't even funny.

The best part was Brian's shroom trip, and that wasn't even funny, it was downright terrifying, which probably was the intended purpose, so in that regards it's a job well done.

If this episode is an indication of how the show goes, I'm done with the show.
Signatures are for lamers.
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@Gary CX Jk

A bit over exaggerating on a single episode don't you think? Meg's troubles do kind of bring the family together. In the exact same way that Peter's stupidity ruins the good mood for people sometimes. That's also just a single episode of season 10. Good lord man look at the rest of the season before you come to such harsh conclusions bro. Some reactions to Meg's tirade on the family are pretty hilarious. Overall, RELAX.
"I don't give a rat's ass about going to hell. I guess it's because I feel like I'm already there." -Mugen
 295 Ms CC 93, Mon, 29th Oct '12 3:18:15 PM from In your dreams <3 Relationship Status: Singularity
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edited 28th Apr '13 11:56:24 AM by MsCC93

The order of abuse is reverse proportional to who deserves it, the nicer and unprovokative a character acts, the worse off they are, the humor is very much designed to be cruel. The main reason Brian's treatment is so divisive is likely because he only gets it when he isn't being a complete tool.

Granted they don't exactly help much by adding exposition and actually trying to place it in a serious light. If you made a Sadist Show of the highest order, you can at least not be pretentious about it.

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So long as Family Guy doesn't daily coast on Meg abuse jokes it's good. Honestly a little overly critical of things. Like Family Guy notes "comedy Hitler" about shit. I have nearly every season in my collection and the jokes dun have too different a tone the latest seasons as they do the current one. Meg jokes were every now and then and she's actually had more episodes with her having a close moment with a family member then you think. Shit I can count them off the top of my head:

-Hell Comes to Quaghog (Peter says he "loves" Meg)

-Deep Throats (Brian decides to reconsider exposing Meg's relationship with Mayor West)

-Road to Rupert (Bonds with Peter)

-Peter's Daughter (Peter kicks the shit out of Connie for her)

-Barely Legal (Meg and Brian)

-Mc Stroke (Peter pissed off at how his mustache is burned off asks if Mc Burger town worker is here to mock him and possibly "rape" his daughter")

There are as many Meg jokes as there are episodes with people bonding with her. Think that she's a perpetual loser who doesn't get the spotlight stop kidding yourself. On another note: Looking forward to tomorrow's new episode.
"I don't give a rat's ass about going to hell. I guess it's because I feel like I'm already there." -Mugen
 298 Gary CX Jk, Sat, 17th Nov '12 5:52:19 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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The problem I have with the show isn't Meg being the butt monkey. It's the fact that any sort of message they try to convey doesn't really sound genuine. As if one person said, hey, the message should be this, and the rest just goes, god dammit, who put him in the writing chair today?

I don't know how to put this. I've seen some more episodes where I watch and I'm seeing they try their best to convey their message, but in the end, it feels like a "because fuck you, that's why".
Signatures are for lamers.
[up]I have to agree that it's uneasy how one point they try to convey a really deep message and even try to make the family sentimental, but then the very next go back to being as over the top offensive as possible and making all the cast completely irredeemable bastards to the most active extreme possible. It's even worse since about Season Eight where we've slowly undergone a Cerebus Syndrome and the whimsical slapstick tone that padded the transition between the two extremes has been diluted.

Brian Writes A Bestseller goes out of it's way to portray Brian as a completely odious douche with near zero redeeming aspects for example, then the very episode after makes a rather poignant episode about his self sacrificial nature (though still sneak in a subtle Meg abuse gag within it all).

And that's not a case where they are doing it in the SAME episode. We've had semi earnest attempts at dealing with abortion and domestic abuse, albeit padded with over the top black comedy in between. It really comes off as 'having your cake and eating it too'.

edited 17th Nov '12 6:55:31 PM by Psi001

 300 Canid 117, Sat, 17th Nov '12 7:11:00 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I'm just gonna tell you guys a story then leave all peaceful like. I sat down and turned on the tv and Family Guy was on and so I began to watch. It turned out to be the episode where Peter goes to the past and accidentally ruins his marriage to Lois and I'm all "oh yeah I remember this episode" and then... Brian starts going on a long and hamfisted spiel about how Peter can't go back in time to remarry Lois because in this time stream Gore won the 2000 election and because of this crime had dropped to zero, there was no teen pregnancy and the energy crisis had been solved. I turned off the TV and haven't watched Family Guy since and have no plans to do so again in the future.
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