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Family Guy

  1. Apr 16, 2006 #1

    cronxeh

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    Did anyone notice that Family Guy is starting to suck? The last 5 episodes were getting worse and worse :frown:
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2006 #2
    I used to think that show was hilarious...but then it seemed like it just got stupid and I quit watching it.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2006 #3
    Have they started to show the new ones yet? The last I saw they were still delayed.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2006 #4

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    I think I only liked it for about a season before I thought it got stupid. This can mean only one thing; Cronxeh is getting old and crotchety. :tongue:
     
  6. Apr 16, 2006 #5
    I love that show! :smile: But they do have to start showing something new soon...:frown:
     
  7. Apr 16, 2006 #6

    JamesU

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    they had a few good episodes when they started...but that show is awful
     
  8. Apr 17, 2006 #7

    Mk

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    wtf is wrong with you guys?? I've loved every episode I've ever seen! I watch it every night now. :approve:
     
  9. Apr 17, 2006 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Or...Cronxeh is really Cartman !! :eek:
     
  10. Apr 17, 2006 #9

    cronxeh

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    respect my authorita!
     
  11. Apr 17, 2006 #10
    New Family Guy episodes start April 30th on [adult swim].
     
  12. Apr 17, 2006 #11
    I'll pay the producers to not show family guy episodes if i had the money.

    South Park on the other hand, is THE S**T!
     
  13. Apr 17, 2006 #12
    You know that if you've lost the remote there should be some buttons on the TV itself that will allow you to change the channel.:wink:
     
  14. Apr 17, 2006 #13
    I stopped watching all the new episodes. Still watch aqua teen though, still great.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2006 #14

    Mk

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    lol, you said "[adult swim]" How do you say that anyway?

    I don't like that Aqua Teen Hunger Force or something like that, or maybe its SeaLab. Oh yeah, I don't like either. :uhh:
     
  16. Apr 18, 2006 #15
    Yes. But generally I hate family guy watchers, so I would still pay the producers to not show it, just out of spite.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2006 #16
    You hold your hands up in the shape of brackets around your mouth as you say it.:wink:


    I don't like most of the shows on [adult swim]. Most of the anime is boring except for Cowboy Bebop. Minoriteam turned out to be rather disappointing. I just watch Futurama, Family Guy, and The Boondocks.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2006 #17

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    Family Guy has its moments, but the novelty wears off quickly. It's a very clever show and has writing comparable to the greats, but unlike with the Simpsons (for example), I don't see much below the goofy surface.

    As for South Park, it's funny and I have a lot of respect for it tackling so many heavy issues, but it gets awfully preachy sometimes. While most TV shows reinforce the dominant ideology, South Park usually seems to take the least popular point of view and then parades it around as truth. As deceptive as the popular media can be, this seems to me just as bad. There is such a thing as ambiguity, after all.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2006 #18

    Alkatran

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    What I find scary is the fact that I've discovered, err... FACTS because of South Park.

    I thought the whole "AA is religious" was them ripping on AA as a joke for calling alcoholism a disease. I checked out the AA website... OH. MY. GOD. They actually say you have to let a higher power do the work!!!
     
  20. Apr 18, 2006 #19
    I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing for a program to be for most of the time, consistent in its 'political' views if it has any. (Although, I would hate any person regarding South Park is political)

    The 'idealologies' in SP shift as much as white colour shifts to black; personally, I watch it 5% for the 'political' content, and the rest for the comedy. Erik Cartman makes South Park a absolute joy to watch. Family guy on the other hand, just doesn't cut it. And I, actively spite people who do like it.
     
  21. Apr 18, 2006 #20

    SpaceTiger

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    Did you perhaps miss the scientology, cartoon wars, rain forest, Afghanistan, mormonism, or tobacco company episodes (too name but a few)? The show is more blatantly political than any other comedy I can think of, even "All in the Family". Whether or not it has consistent "views" is debatable, but the point I was addressing was the impact of the episodes on the general public, not the consistency (or lack thereof) of the logic from one episode to the next. Television plays a huge role in "culturing" today's youth and I think it's irresponsible to ignore the messages it sends.

    For the most part, I support what they're doing. The show challenges the viewer in ways that no other show would dare to and I think this is healthy for keeping an open mind. I'm just questioning the means -- by being so extreme it may just be training its viewers to ignore the political messages and not think about anything but the comedy.
     
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