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2012-06-28 02:47:44 AM  
FTA:
"I'm not a huge 'Family Guy' fan"

Kinda makes Subby's headline irrelevant.
 
2012-06-28 02:49:07 AM  
My cat staring out the window is funnier than every Family Guy put together. That show is an embarrassment.
 
2012-06-28 03:31:30 AM  

Confabulat: My cat staring out the window is funnier than every Family Guy put together. That show is an embarrassment.


Don't worry, people who have inevitably chided others for their poor taste in entertainment mediums will chide you for claiming they have poor taste in entertainment!
 
2012-06-28 03:38:48 AM  

Confabulat: My cat staring out the window is funnier than every Family Guy put together. That show is an embarrassment.



My cat staring at this post is funnier than every cat ever staring at a TV showing Family Guy is funnier than every Family Guy episode put together. That cat is an embarrassment.
 
2012-06-28 04:20:26 AM  

kmmontandon: Confabulat: My cat staring out the window is funnier than every Family Guy put together. That show is an embarrassment.


My cat staring at this post is funnier than every cat ever staring at a TV showing Family Guy is funnier than every Family Guy episode put together. That cat is an embarrassment.



My cat's embarrassment over getting caught staring at a TV showing Family Guy is funnier than every Family Guy episode put together.
 
2012-06-28 05:29:34 AM  
I think Family Guy has got funnier lately. It's clear he doesn't care anymore and is just seeing what crap he can put out and get away with. That to me is funnier than any cut away gag, joke, or cat staring out the window.
 
2012-06-28 08:43:34 AM  
My nose hair is more funny than every Family Guy episode put together.

That said, my nose hair IS pretty funny, and tells some mean knock-knock jokes, so I can understand why that might be taken as a compliment.
 
2012-06-28 09:16:14 AM  

Slaxl: I think Family Guy has got funnier lately. It's clear he doesn't care anymore and is just seeing what crap he can put out and get away with. That to me is funnier than any cut away gag, joke, or cat staring out the window.


I agree. The show was always about 50% funny, 50% cringe anyway. I also dig Seth and the writers seeing what they can get by Fox censors.
 
2012-06-28 09:20:59 AM  

Confabulat: My cat staring out the window is funnier than every Family Guy put together. That show is an embarrassment.


I'm sure everyone reading will change their mind about FG having read your opinion.
 
2012-06-28 09:26:45 AM  
Ebert gave it 31/2 stars and called it one of the funniest things he's seen all year. I saw the previews and thought it could go either way. Seth MacFarlane has been sleepwalking it with FG and his other shows for years, but I was hoping with this being his first theatrical feature, he'd bring his "A" game. Or it could just have easily have been 90 minutes of a CGI teddy bear saying "fark" over and over with Seth giggling behind the camera over how edgy he is being.
 
2012-06-28 09:28:21 AM  
A movie with a R rating is funnier than a primetime network tv show? The hell you say.
 
2012-06-28 09:29:05 AM  
Family guy is fun to dip in and out of. If you just stick to a couple of episodes a season, it still stays fresh. Can't wait to see Ted, each trailer cracks me up and the initial concept is funny enough.

/thought the SP episode had a good point, but FG is still funny
 
2012-06-28 09:31:23 AM  

Slaxl: I think Family Guy has got funnier lately. It's clear he doesn't care anymore and is just seeing what crap he can put out and get away with. That to me is funnier than any cut away gag, joke, or cat staring out the window.


I think he's been quoted as saying he wants to keep the show around because it gives so many people consistent work even if he himself has outgrown it. You can take that as an excuse to make money or as genuine compassion.
 
2012-06-28 09:38:00 AM  
I clicked on the random post for "Twins". FTA: "Universal Pictures is currently developing a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy 'Twins' that starred Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The studio is going to call the sequel 'Triplets'.... This film has the potential to be AMAZING. The first film was brilliant..."
 
2012-06-28 09:42:08 AM  
I'm usually not one to criticize someone else's taste in comedy. Hell, I laugh at some pretty goofy shiat myself. However, I do not understand how any adult with an IQ above potato can watch Family Guy. It is some of the pointless, insipid, lazily written vapid garbage I've ever seen, and I can only assume that if you enjoy it you must be a mongoloid. It's even less funny than Larry the Cable Guy, if that's possible.It's worse than that time I did that stupid thing with that b-list 80s sitcom star.
 
2012-06-28 09:46:26 AM  
'Ted' is funnier than every Family Guy episode put together

This is said as if it's a big selling point. It is not.
 
2012-06-28 09:47:37 AM  
I won't see Ted in the theater, but I think it could be quite funny. The mark wahlberg 'white trash name' 'ends with a lynn' sequence doesn't have the usual awkward comedic timing i expect from movies with CGI characters mixed with real actors. the timing is sharp. lots of self-contained ('cut-away') jokes like that and it will be very funny.

/i think family guy is very very funny
//cleveland show has its moments
///american dad is a big dropoff from either of those, but still better than most of whats on tv.
 
2012-06-28 09:51:34 AM  
This looks pretty funny, I'll watch it.
 
2012-06-28 09:55:23 AM  
Family Guy is funny when the focus is on Stewie and Brian. The other stuff major characters, not so much. However, American Dad, which McFarlane handed over to others halfway through its first year, is one of the funniest and most brutal shows on television.

Always excepting their political episodes. McFarlane's politics have to be some sort of Colbert-esque spoof, because no one who the "Road" movies so much can be that arrogant, ignorant, and heavy-handed. Right? Please say I'm right.
 
2012-06-28 09:55:36 AM  
It's like that time when everyone thought Family Guy was funny before they realized they'd seen the same episode rehashed about fifty thousand times through the use of flashbacks.
 
2012-06-28 10:02:23 AM  
I didn't need a whole lot of convincin' to want to see this movie, being a Family Guy fan and living in Boston. But Ty Burr from the Boston Globe thinks this movie is funny. Ty Burr...hates...everything. Or at least everything that wasn't produced with one camera by foreign film makers for under $75.
Being that Ty Burr liked it, I am holding out hope that I will mess my pants watching this movie.
/Still won't see it in the theater because of that last time when I told the guy kicking my chair how I will kill him.
//funny funny
 
2012-06-28 10:03:07 AM  
You know what's funnier that Family Guy? American Dad
 
2012-06-28 10:05:05 AM  

thecpt: Slaxl: I think Family Guy has got funnier lately. It's clear he doesn't care anymore and is just seeing what crap he can put out and get away with. That to me is funnier than any cut away gag, joke, or cat staring out the window.

I think he's been quoted as saying he wants to keep the show around because it gives so many people consistent work even if he himself has outgrown it. You can take that as an excuse to make money or as genuine compassion.


i can't wait to see Ted, it looks funny, but let's face it - Ted shows us that he has in no way outgrown family guy.
 
2012-06-28 10:09:10 AM  
... which brings the total to .001 Bill Murrays.
 
2012-06-28 10:17:04 AM  
Awww, what's the matter? Too much Ted hate in the last thread so you have to green another one? Sorry, Fark...we can't help it if you get paid to promote stupid shiat, and that the people who pay you get pissed off when we call it crap. So go ahead and green 10 Ted threads a day. It will get called what it is in every last one of them.
 
2012-06-28 10:24:58 AM  
Not even MIla Kunis can bring me to the theater to watch this steaming pile. Not a Seth MacFarlane fan
 
2012-06-28 10:31:24 AM  

AeAe: You know what's funnier that Family Guy? American DadCancer.


FTFY.
 
2012-06-28 10:51:47 AM  

Balchinian: Awww, what's the matter? Too much Ted hate in the last thread so you have to green another one? Sorry, Fark...we can't help it if you get paid to promote stupid shiat, and that the people who pay you get pissed off when we call it crap. So go ahead and green 10 Ted threads a day. It will get called what it is in every last one of them.


calm down. dude, even ebert said the film was funny. get your head out of your ass and try to enjoy something.

ted is apparently NOT going to be total crap. what a sad thing for you.
 
2012-06-28 10:59:30 AM  
"Douchebags: A Jackass copycat. The only aired episode shows the segment "I Dare You to Crap Off of That," which stars Peter defecating off a bridge after being dared to by Cleveland. His feces hits Lois's car, causing her to have a bad accident and traumatizing Stewie. This scene was cut from the TV showings and only shown on the DVD release. "


Was on YouTube. Not anymore. Can anyone post these images?

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=3458479


Shot of Peter on a bridge. Chris says from the off: "All right, Dad. You're on."
Peter: "Hey, PTV fans, welcome to Douchebags. We're out here on the I-95 overpass doing our first segment, 'I dare you to crap off of that'. Basically, we'll spend the day crapping off things that others have dared us to crap off."
Cleveland interrupts: "I dared him."
Peter drops his pants: "All right. Here we go!"
Then a shot of Lois coming closer with her car. Stewiw asks her: "I say, are those two pigs vomiting up there?"
Then they start screaming while looking upwards. Then a black screen a noise of the impact of Peter's crap.
Peter looks down cluelessly. Then a noise of squealing tires and a crash: "Uh-oh."

Back at the Griffins' house. Peter tries to calm down: "Now, Lois. Before you start yelling, let me remind you that you were the one who recklessly drove into oncoming crap."
Lois: "It was inexcusable, Peter. And Stewie may never be able to ride in a car again."
Shot of Stewie shaking in the corner: "Turn off the windshield wipers. They don't work, they're just making it worse!
 
2012-06-28 11:06:31 AM  

Fiction Fan: "Douchebags: A Jackass copycat. The only aired episode shows the segment "I Dare You to Crap Off of That," which stars Peter defecating off a bridge after being dared to by Cleveland. His feces hits Lois's car, causing her to have a bad accident and traumatizing Stewie. This scene was cut from the TV showings and only shown on the DVD release. "


Was on YouTube. Not anymore. Can anyone post these images?

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=3458479


Shot of Peter on a bridge. Chris says from the off: "All right, Dad. You're on."
Peter: "Hey, PTV fans, welcome to Douchebags. We're out here on the I-95 overpass doing our first segment, 'I dare you to crap off of that'. Basically, we'll spend the day crapping off things that others have dared us to crap off."
Cleveland interrupts: "I dared him."
Peter drops his pants: "All right. Here we go!"
Then a shot of Lois coming closer with her car. Stewiw asks her: "I say, are those two pigs vomiting up there?"
Then they start screaming while looking upwards. Then a black screen a noise of the impact of Peter's crap.
Peter looks down cluelessly. Then a noise of squealing tires and a crash: "Uh-oh."

Back at the Griffins' house. Peter tries to calm down: "Now, Lois. Before you start yelling, let me remind you that you were the one who recklessly drove into oncoming crap."
Lois: "It was inexcusable, Peter. And Stewie may never be able to ride in a car again."
Shot of Stewie shaking in the corner: "Turn off the windshield wipers. They don't work, they're just making it worse!


i have seen that in pretty much every airing on cartoon network. i think the local channel cuts it but the local channel cuts family guy all the time.
 
2012-06-28 11:10:53 AM  

luidprand: Always excepting their political episodes. McFarlane's politics have to be some sort of Colbert-esque spoof, because no one who the "Road" movies so much can be that arrogant, ignorant, and heavy-handed. Right? Please say I'm right.


Seth is always at his least funny when he's being political. Especially when he turns Brian into his personal Mary Sue so he can rant about what grinds his gears about Republicans. It never comes across as witty or insightful, just self-aggrandizing and douchy**. And I say this as somebody who agrees with him for the most part.

Like the episode where Chris Griffin was dating a girl with Down's Synrome and she commented that her mother was the former governor of Alaska. Naturally, Sarah Palin and the usual gang of right-wing whiners played the victim card. No doubt Seth patted himself on the back for getting a rise out of them (as if that was any sort of challenge). But for me, I was left wondering how the hell that was supposed to be funny. What's the comedic angle here? Was she supposed to have been an illegitimate daughter of Sarah Palin? Was it a jab at Sarah Palin quitting as governor? It played off to me as nothing more as reminding us that Sarah Palin has a daughter with Down's Syndrome and That's The Joke!

** - To be fair, Seth MacFarlane responded to this criticism by having Quagmire giving a lengthy diatribe directed Brian addressing this
 
2012-06-28 11:57:50 AM  

gunga galunga: luidprand: Always excepting their political episodes. McFarlane's politics have to be some sort of Colbert-esque spoof, because no one who the "Road" movies so much can be that arrogant, ignorant, and heavy-handed. Right? Please say I'm right.

Seth is always at his least funny when he's being political. Especially when he turns Brian into his personal Mary Sue so he can rant about what grinds his gears about Republicans. It never comes across as witty or insightful, just self-aggrandizing and douchy**. And I say this as somebody who agrees with him for the most part.

Like the episode where Chris Griffin was dating a girl with Down's Synrome and she commented that her mother was the former governor of Alaska. Naturally, Sarah Palin and the usual gang of right-wing whiners played the victim card. No doubt Seth patted himself on the back for getting a rise out of them (as if that was any sort of challenge). But for me, I was left wondering how the hell that was supposed to be funny. What's the comedic angle here? Was she supposed to have been an illegitimate daughter of Sarah Palin? Was it a jab at Sarah Palin quitting as governor? It played off to me as nothing more as reminding us that Sarah Palin has a daughter with Down's Syndrome and That's The Joke!

** - To be fair, Seth MacFarlane responded to this criticism by having Quagmire giving a lengthy diatribe directed Brian addressing this


oh my god i love the "here's why i hate you, brian!" speech that Quagmire delivers. SO MUCH WIN.
 
2012-06-28 12:27:24 PM  
If that's a fact then Family Guy should be cancelled. It should be cancelled anyway. But it's a good point to start with.
 
2012-06-28 12:33:40 PM  
It's not like it's difficult to be funnier than a stupid show that repeats the same joke 30 times an episode. Seth Macfarlane should be ashamed.
 
2012-06-28 12:34:28 PM  
www.englishexercises.org

I think they're stealing my bit
 
2012-06-28 12:53:33 PM  

frepnog: thecpt: Slaxl: I think Family Guy has got funnier lately. It's clear he doesn't care anymore and is just seeing what crap he can put out and get away with. That to me is funnier than any cut away gag, joke, or cat staring out the window.

I think he's been quoted as saying he wants to keep the show around because it gives so many people consistent work even if he himself has outgrown it. You can take that as an excuse to make money or as genuine compassion.

i can't wait to see Ted, it looks funny, but let's face it - Ted shows us that he has in no way outgrown family guy.


Every ad I hear for Ted makes me go 'they're making a fg movie?' and it's not till the end when they say the name that I go 'oh'.

They use the same voices, people, music, etc. it's fg but not.

Could be funny, could be not, fg has been more miss than hit the past 5 years for me. It's more tedious to watch than the Simpsons.

But I like american dad oddly.
 
2012-06-28 12:56:13 PM  

Balchinian: Awww, what's the matter? Too much Ted hate in the last thread so you have to green another one? Sorry, Fark...we can't help it if you get paid to promote stupid shiat, and that the people who pay you get pissed off when we call it crap. So go ahead and green 10 Ted threads a day. It will get called what it is in every last one of them.


The last thread didn't seem to agree with you. This one doesn't either. Nice fantasy world you live in, though. So grats for that.
 
2012-06-28 01:09:05 PM  

kroonermanblack: But I like american dad oddly.


I love American Dad, and I am glad it is coming back for another season.

While I don't dislike Family Guy, It never keeps my attention anymore. If it is on, I will watch it, but i don't actively seek it out like AD.

American Dad is absurdist humor at it's finest, and you don't hate the characters in it. They seem to have more depth then FG. Plus no "call backs" (or whatever they call them), no painfully long sequences that make me change the channel.

AD is absurd, it is brutal, it is hilarious.

/hello desk sandwich
 
2012-06-28 01:22:55 PM  
So Futurama's been good. Not sure why Family Guy is paid any heed when you got that show cranking out new eps...
 
2012-06-28 01:26:45 PM  

keepitcherry: Not even MIla Kunis can bring me to the theater to watch this steaming pile. Not a Seth MacFarlane fan


We saw the uncut redband trailer when we saw Prometheus, the novelty of swearing, bong-smoking teddy bear wore off at light speed. Even at a theater that serves beer, it barely got a few chuckles.
 
2012-06-28 01:27:17 PM  
Setting the bar low eh?
 
2012-06-28 01:28:37 PM  

Burr: kroonermanblack: But I like american dad oddly.

I love American Dad, and I am glad it is coming back for another season.

While I don't dislike Family Guy, It never keeps my attention anymore. If it is on, I will watch it, but i don't actively seek it out like AD.

American Dad is absurdist humor at it's finest, and you don't hate the characters in it. They seem to have more depth then FG. Plus no "call backs" (or whatever they call them), no painfully long sequences that make me change the channel.

AD is absurd, it is brutal, it is hilarious.

/hello desk sandwich


snott banging roger in the stress ball. if that episode doesn't make a person a fan of the show.... that person is just broken inside.
 
2012-06-28 01:29:53 PM  

Sgt Otter: keepitcherry: Not even MIla Kunis can bring me to the theater to watch this steaming pile. Not a Seth MacFarlane fan

We saw the uncut redband trailer when we saw Prometheus, the novelty of swearing, bong-smoking teddy bear wore off at light speed. Even at a theater that serves beer, it barely got a few chuckles.


uptight audience preparing to be disappointed. maybe not the best audience to view a trailer for an absurd comedy.
 
2012-06-28 01:33:30 PM  

Richard Sauce: So Futurama's been good. Not sure why Family Guy is paid any heed when you got that show cranking out new eps...


Futurama has been on fire since the season 6 started and season 7 has been damn funny so far too. there were still some misses in season 6 but it still beats the hell out of all of season 5 and the awful movies.
 
2012-06-28 01:36:37 PM  

InfamousBLT: My nose hair is more funny than every Family Guy episode put together.

That said, my nose hair IS pretty funny, and tells some mean knock-knock jokes, so I can understand why that might be taken as a compliment.


My nose hair can whistle the Andy Griffith theme.

/now its in yer heads
 
2012-06-28 01:39:47 PM  

Shakes999: Richard Sauce: So Futurama's been good. Not sure why Family Guy is paid any heed when you got that show cranking out new eps...

Futurama has been on fire since the season 6 started and season 7 has been damn funny so far too. there were still some misses in season 6 but it still beats the hell out of all of season 5 and the awful movies.


you think so?

i am one of those weird people that really doesn't care for futurama. not saying it SUCKS.... it just NEVER makes me laugh, and if i am not laughing, i'm not watching. it is like the simpsons, i just never laugh at it. seen tons of episodes of both shows, always had friends\family that watch and love them, so i have seen shiat tons of them by proxy, i just... they are just one big ol' MEH to me.
 
2012-06-28 02:11:25 PM  

frepnog: Shakes999: Richard Sauce: So Futurama's been good. Not sure why Family Guy is paid any heed when you got that show cranking out new eps...

Futurama has been on fire since the season 6 started and season 7 has been damn funny so far too. there were still some misses in season 6 but it still beats the hell out of all of season 5 and the awful movies.

you think so?

i am one of those weird people that really doesn't care for futurama. not saying it SUCKS.... it just NEVER makes me laugh, and if i am not laughing, i'm not watching. it is like the simpsons, i just never laugh at it. seen tons of episodes of both shows, always had friends\family that watch and love them, so i have seen shiat tons of them by proxy, i just... they are just one big ol' MEH to me.


God you must be a horrible person to be around.
 
2012-06-28 03:16:33 PM  
The 1st 3 seasons of Family Guy (the original run) had its moments and was enjoyable and entertaining. It was also largely apolitical, and the cutaways were at least somewhat pertinent to the story.

Once the series was brought back, they cutaways made no damn sense and it became just another hard left wing show that mistakes hate against anything not avowedly left wing as humor. Not funny or entertaining in the least.
 
2012-06-28 03:20:58 PM  

W.C.fields forever: My nose hair can whistle the Andy Griffith theme.


Why did I hear that in Patrick Stewart's voice?
 
2012-06-28 03:30:20 PM  

frepnog: Burr: kroonermanblack: But I like american dad oddly.

I love American Dad, and I am glad it is coming back for another season.

While I don't dislike Family Guy, It never keeps my attention anymore. If it is on, I will watch it, but i don't actively seek it out like AD.

American Dad is absurdist humor at it's finest, and you don't hate the characters in it. They seem to have more depth then FG. Plus no "call backs" (or whatever they call them), no painfully long sequences that make me change the channel.

AD is absurd, it is brutal, it is hilarious.

/hello desk sandwich

snott banging roger in the stress ball. if that episode doesn't make a person a fan of the show.... that person is just broken inside.


I loved the Hot Water episode. A Little Shop of Horrors parody with Cee Lo Green as a serial murdering hot tub, now that's top notch entertainment.
 
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