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(Entertainment Weekly)   Five minute segment of the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode has been released   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 36
    More: Spiffy, crossover episode, Stewie, Seth McFarlane, Homer Simpson, Liam Neeson, live long and prosper, Allison Janney, season premiere  
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2014-07-26 09:01:13 PM  
The Simpsons finally take Family Guy to court?
 
2014-07-26 09:04:06 PM  
A crossover between a show I haven't cared about in 5 years and a show I haven't cared about in 10 years?  I can't *YAAAAAAAAWWWNNNN* wait.
 
2014-07-26 09:20:53 PM  
Mildly amusing, but did they have to recycle every. single. joke?
 
2014-07-26 09:30:09 PM  
That's really, just. Awful. Awful.
 
2014-07-26 10:22:43 PM  
Okay, repeating jokes aside, the bit in the plane was actually pretty funny. Sad and true, but funny
 
2014-07-26 10:54:05 PM  

somedude210: Okay, repeating jokes aside, the bit in the plane was actually pretty funny. Sad and true, but funny


You're confusing "humor" with "mentioning something unfunny in an indirect or opaque way, thereby subconsciously forcing the audience member to laugh to prove to those around him (or just himself) that the reference didn't go over his head."

Don't feel bad, that's like 80% of what passes for comedy on TV nowadays.
 
2014-07-26 11:48:52 PM  
"This content is currently unavailable" Probably a good thing. I suspect if it is actually possible to go negative funny, adding family guy would do it.
 
2014-07-26 11:53:09 PM  
That reminds me of the time...
 
2014-07-27 12:46:49 AM  
That was pretty goddamn funny, actually.

Stewie prank calling Moe, trying to impress Bart, made me lol. And yeah, the bit with the Air Force I thought was going to be lame and came out of left field instead.
 
2014-07-27 01:13:00 AM  
Wow, you people are all so edgy, hating things and stuff.
 
2014-07-27 01:14:20 AM  
Well that pretty much gave away the entire crossover.  Aside from the Tracy Ullman shorts, the first three episodes, and the movie, I've never watched The Simpsons.  Obviously I've watched Family Guy so I'll be tuning in.
 
2014-07-27 01:39:22 AM  

Bob Down: "This content is currently unavailable" Probably a good thing. I suspect if it is actually possible to go negative funny, adding family guy would do it.


It's because you are in Australia. The Media Hint add on for Firefox will solve that.
 
2014-07-27 01:58:55 AM  
Great, 5 minutes of meta fan service and no actual jokes.

Way back when, Matt Groening got all pissy about a Fox-directed crossover between "The Simpsons" and "The Critic," and he insisted his name come off the credits for that episode. Looking back on it now, it was 10 times more creative than the 5 minutes I just saw.

Hell, I can only recall one meta-joke from the Critic episode, and they ripped it off in the clip I just watched: "Maybe you guys can come visit *me*!" "Nah, that's not gonna happen."
 
2014-07-27 02:08:15 AM  
I thought the Bob's Burgers/Cleveland Show bit and "Pawtucket Ale" clearly being a copy of "Duff" (wink wink, nudge nudge) were pretty funny...
 
2014-07-27 02:21:51 AM  

Oysterman: I thought the Bob's Burgers/Cleveland Show bit and "Pawtucket Ale" clearly being a copy of "Duff" (wink wink, nudge nudge) were pretty funny...


But it's fan service!  It's obviously not funny that they are poking at their own long standing conventions!  People have already heard of those things and it makes it bad!  It hasn't been good since the third episode of the second season! Other things!
 
2014-07-27 02:37:19 AM  
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-27 02:37:55 AM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-27 02:38:17 AM  

Uzzah: Great, 5 minutes of meta fan service and no actual jokes.

Way back when, Matt Groening got all pissy about a Fox-directed crossover between "The Simpsons" and "The Critic," and he insisted his name come off the credits for that episode. Looking back on it now, it was 10 times more creative than the 5 minutes I just saw.

Hell, I can only recall one meta-joke from the Critic episode, and they ripped it off in the clip I just watched: "Maybe you guys can come visit *me*!" "Nah, that's not gonna happen."


Lee Keebum and Moe's reaction was a solid Simpsons-esque joke.
 
2014-07-27 02:58:57 AM  
beyondthemarquee.com
 
2014-07-27 03:01:07 AM  
i.imgur.com

It worked so well for The Critic!
 
2014-07-27 06:04:51 AM  

Lsherm: Mildly amusing, but did they have to recycle every. single. joke?


Did you not see that the crossover involves Family guy?  So... yes.  That's pretty much FG's entire thing.
 
2014-07-27 07:17:28 AM  
Oh, lighten-up.
 
2014-07-27 08:37:41 AM  
IT STINKS!
 
2014-07-27 11:11:29 AM  
I'll still watch it just because, although a five minute trailer gives away almost 1/4 of the episode.  Might as well stick the rest online at this point.

/did like the homage to jumping Springfield Gorge at the end.
 
2014-07-27 11:29:42 AM  
Ick.
 
2014-07-27 11:35:50 AM  
 
2014-07-27 11:52:29 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Lsherm: Mildly amusing, but did they have to recycle every. single. joke?

Did you not see that the crossover involves Family guy?  So... yes.  That's pretty much FG's entire thing.


I'm pretty sure the family guy team wrote the entire episode too, so it's very much going to be in favor of their style of humor.
 
2014-07-27 12:06:41 PM  
South Park did it first.
 
2014-07-27 12:19:06 PM  

Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 627x363]

It worked so well for The Critic!


That was a farking awesome episode though
 
2014-07-27 12:20:54 PM  

dangelder: http://www.mandatory.com/2013/07/16/10-cases-of-family-guy-ripping-of f -the-simpsons/


Noah_Tall: South Park did it first.


It's amazing that Family Guy had the balls to rip off jokes word for word and frame for frame. Not common stuff like a premise (I'll give them the  dog getting mounted at a dog track race, because how many crazy things can a dog do) But then, for Family Guy just name dropping something seems to be the joke in and of itself. With the Simpsons you may/may not get the reference but it was built into a joke, so that if you DIDN'T get the reference it only added to it later.  A good similar example is all the Disney or Looney Tunes jokes where you may not get who Wendell Wilkie is but it's in the middle of something funny delivered in a humorous way.

At least in the glorious South Park episode where they copped to ripping off the Simpsons, when Cartman has his Seamen, they finish with "the show's been on for so long there really aren't that many crazy schemes they HAVEN'T tried."

Hell, at least by season 11 Simpsons was ripping off ITSELF and putting a lampshade on it. Saddlesore Galactica (Lisa: I always dreamed of having a pony! Comic Book Guy comes out of the woodwork "uh, you DID have a pony, and you loved it."
 
2014-07-27 12:54:15 PM  

dookdookdook: A crossover between a show I haven't cared about in 5 years and a show I haven't cared about in 10 years?  I can't *YAAAAAAAAWWWNNNN* wait.


Thanks for letting us know.
 
2014-07-27 01:27:19 PM  
Hey subby... You're sister is getting raped.
 
2014-07-27 01:49:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-27 02:13:17 PM  
Doing your....simpson?
 
2014-07-27 10:20:23 PM  
After reading the article,

::dogwithquizzicallook.jpg::
 
2014-07-28 12:53:40 AM  
Can't wait for the Allen Gregory / Sit Down, Shut Up crossover!
 
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