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but i hate it
Put them together and you have something that's supposed to be funny? I don't get their maths.
I like American Dad, but Family guy is dogshit.
but it's a damnsight funnier then Family Guy when it's on form.
by only seeing clips.
when i then watched it properly it was worse than i imagined.
its up there with big bang theory as in i really cant understand how lpeople like it
i.e the ones before it got cancelled and it went all shock tactics are genuinely pretty good
don't really care for most of the rest
No one likes American Dad. You're so indie, moousee
as it is it'll just be overt, shallow shite
but it is pretty much exactly what's happening here and Matt Groening probably isn't going to care this time
i just mean, say they were at season six or something now, you'd think yeah this isn't a bad idea.
as it is it's fucking turgid. this idea is stupid, but they could have a great idea for an episode and it'd still be like watching an ex you still loved get fucked over repeatedly just so people would throw dollars at her.
and this is going to be a family guy episode anyway
I've never actually seen The Critic but I'm about 99% sure it's better than Family Guy ever was or is or will be
and got in a public fight with james l brooks about it.
think he just thought it was a 20 minute ad for the critic
it's very good but BEST EVER?!
on closer inspection, these are loafers
doing an ill-advised and bound to be anticlimactic crossover. The world will continue to turn, gripers will continue to gripe. Whatever.
not sure why people always have to be seen to be having a strong opinion either way well before the event when anything mildly important's announced.
let go of the past ffs
But they need to let it die
It's not like it ever really tries to be clever or profound or even particularly funny half of the time, it just is what it is - a disjointed, messy McFarlane brain splat.
but it is hardly offensively unfunny. It is hardly like some godawful American sitcom you stumble across on Comedy Central with canned laughter every 10 seconds.
the first three seasons (before it came back from that cancellation) are great, in my view -- watching it as a kid, the cut-aways seemed quite fresh and exciting, and I remember the humour being far more imaginative and surreal than the more mean-spirited and over-heightened Internet / pop culture referencing machine it's become.
To be honest, even now I think what sets it apart from most comedies that are this popular is that it is I think still very occasionally capable of the odd moment of demented brilliance that comes out of nowhere from a sea of what is unfortunately mostly predictable mediocrity.
I'll defend American Dad, too: though it started out a bit ropey, there was definitely a fairly long point (I say this cause I've not seen the recent ones, and it might be shite now) where I think it's genuinely brilliant. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR2nso47lm4 -- this episode, in particular, goes in the elite list of things that have caused me some degree of physical pain through too much laughter. This clip's a highlight, though it's probably a lot funnier in the context of the whole episode (and it's beautifully ridiculous sub-plot)).
Overall, what is annoying about it all is - as Parsefone says below - the ubiquity of McFarlane, who seems to be the most over-confident person on the planet (Ricky Gervais' twitter account levels).
Also, while I'm here -- the Cleveland Show is dire, except for the fact that David Lynch plays the barman. Which is frankly an incredible bit of casting.
Dad does something irresponsible, redeems himself with his family at the end, moral lesson learned. It just obviously wasn't as good. I think it became more its own beast post-cancellation, and became pretty good stoner viewing in particular.
That said, the most recent ones I've seen have been pretty dull. Like they're trying to shoehorn some character development in there that just isn't the show's strength. I think McFarlane has lost interest in it compared to American Dad and The Cleveland Show (which yeah, is pretty crap) and is just using it as a test bed for his second-rate material. Still, it's so random and hit-and-miss I think to compare the quality of individual series is a bit pointless (which probably really annoys the types who love to bang on about season x of a being better than season y of b).
Was one of the least funny things I have ever seen. Absolute tripe.
but the massive popularity of Family Guy, the subsequent ubiquitousness of McFarlane, his moronic output and his often offensive and always trite opinions make it despicable.
the simpsons stopped being funny in 1997.
the last few seasons of Family Guy haven't exactly been shining examples of comic genius.
my point was that people are treating the simpson's like some sacred cow when it's actually complete dogshit.
it's now been shit for much longer than it was good.
I had heard that Commentary and Dissent had merged and formed Dysentery.
and there have been none of the digs that have happened between Simpsons & Family Guy.