I'm of the opinion that Family Guy didn't always suck. At least for the few seasons before it got canceled and then uncanceled. But, in its defense, there were a few things that this show had that really hit the nail on the head: The voice actors. Patrick Warburton and Adam West were fantastic semi-regulars. They had a solid line-up of guest voices too, who definitely added color to their roles. Contrast this with South Park, whose characters all have various pitches of whiny and who purposefully neglected the use of guest stars. The fight scenes. Very nicely choreographed, especially whenever Peter fights the guy in the chicken costume. They used the environment creatively, much like a Chinese martial arts film. The songs. They've had a lot less of these recently, but most cartoons are pretty good with original songs. Family Guy had a few solid song parodies that worked ("Road to Rhode Island", "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein"). Recently they haven't done as many original works and instead opted to make lazier cuts to other songs (Conway Twitty). The lines. There are some earlier quotes that made me laugh. They were witty, brief, and didn't lead to random cutaway gags or jokes painfully drawn out. For example...
- Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.Peter: I had such a crush on her. Until I met you Lois. You're my silver medal.Peter: A guy at work bought a car out of the paper. Ten years later, Bam! Herpes.
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