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That wasn't Family Guy! That was a dog licking a baby's ass. Then an after school special about suicide. Seth Mcfarlane just told everyone that watches this show to eat shit and die. You really want to see a difference in the show. turn it off watch something else. watch one of the other variations of Family Guy, there on one after another. I digress Mcfarlane is making money off the stupidity and gluttony of America. Ha they like this shit? Let's feed them the same shit in a different bag and call it Cleveland or American Dad. You really want to deepen a character like Brian? Why the hell would you make him eat shit in the first 10 minutes or why would you want Stewie to have his ass licked yea he's a gay baby but what the hell he's still a baby. Seriously at one point I looked at my wife and she asked me "Um, are they going to have sex?" I couldn't come up with and answer because I had the suspicion that they were. Now I enjoy a more brain stimulating program every now and then but I
This episode was truly awful. My partner and I could not watch the whole thing and skipped great portions to find jokes. and in the end stopped when the suicide talk started.
This season has gone downhill with Brians political talk and the same reused gags. The genius that was Family guy shines through on the Cleveland Show and American Dad but Family Guy is not exciting anymore.
Seth bring your a game, no more of this crap and 5 minute Conway Twitty segments.
You people don't make any sense. That something is "new" doesn't immediately warrant that it's also good. Experimenting is a double-edged sword, and you can very easily screw it up just like you can do it right. In this case, it was definetly screwed up. The few jokes that actually worked were of a more traditional vein, though they still managed to put in a bizarrely large amount of poo jokes, like a fucking baby wrote the thing. But what really put me off was the attempt of drama. Now, this episode might've even been good for season 1 or even the pilot, given some workarounds. But Family Guy has repeatedly abused its characters so much they don't feel like people, but cartoons. That's exactly what kills the whole sympathy/understanding part. Look at Futurama - they manage to mock their characters, but still keep their human-ness (or the equivalent for aliens/Bender). Drama there seems serious, as you haven't seen Fry beat the living daylights out of Leela every 3 episodes and immedia
You people are idiots. completely. Everyone here who as asked for more of the same are probably the same people who rented all 3 fast and the furious movies on dvd before. This latest episode was genius in it's own sense that they actually TRIED something different for once, and suceeded! "Oh but im a fucking moron, and I didn't like this episode because it didn't have any of peter's shenanigans with his wife, like every other fucking episode". If you wanted any of that, go watch the last 7 seasons of family guy. New is good. And honestly, this episode was the freshest breath of family guy air i've ever breathed. They finally stepped back and made an episode with color, regardless of any emotion attached to it. The drunk bit, although done before, was replicated with much more realism and relatable humor, and this cutaway-less episode actually perpetrated this with legs to stand on. Watch it again not with hopes of another cRaZy family guy episode, but something different and colorful.
I don't understand people who complain about this episode. It's supposed to be DIFFERENT. It doesn't mean it's the new formula for the show. Just a way to prove that they don't need to rely on stupid humor and cutaway gags. If you want the silly humor, go watch an old episode. Brian and Stewie proved that the show has amazing writers, and they dared something The Simpsons or South Park would never do. FG is still the bravest show out there...
This was the worst episode of Family Guy I've ever seen. I watch this show for one reason only, for its silly, stupid, and pointless plot lines. NOT for character development or deep insightful plot lines. Like others have said, some of the season has been alright, but for the most part, it's not even close to where it used to be.
I was really hoping that towards the end of the "hour-long" episode, something ridiculous and outrageous would happen, as would be expected from this show. Even once I realized the second half was nothing but musicals, I kept hoping there would be something hilarious, obscene, and controversial. Akin to the prom night dumpster baby scene.
I wasted an hour of my life on this episode.
wow, I gotta say, that was the best Family Guy I have ever seen. Quite well done. Enough for me to seek out reviews for the first time and post about it! I see there are a few disagreements about why it was a good/bad episode. My thoughts; I suppose if you're a rabid viewer and are used to the type of humor they throw at you, then maybe this departure just wasn't something that you'd gravitate to on your first viewing.
Hey Greg T.--
Maybe I misunderstood the intended thrust of your comments and their condescending airs, but to paint those of us who disliked "Brian and Stewie" as too dense to recognize and/or engage issues like Brian's existential angst simply because we don't find it a good use of a generally enjoyable cartoon franchise is a mistake. I know what's going on in this episode and moreover I can't say I blame Seth for wanting to try new things. After ten years and reaching the pinnacle of success with the show, he's got to be getting burned out. But if this is indeed the case, I'd say it would be better for him to put Family Guy to rest and work on entirely new projects.
Let's be realistic for a moment--we're talking about a cartoon beloved for it's irreverent humor, quick wit, entertaining musicality and poignant satire, not heavy philosophical insight nor deeply developed characters. If that is where you hope Seth and Co. are looking to take FG, that's cool, but I for one will
Jim and Dana, you two obviously missed the point.
Brian talking about wanting to kill himself wasn't supposed to be FUNNY.
Jesus - are most of you who hated this episode so brain numb from the usual pap smeared across US television that you can't see that, for a brief moment, this was sheer brilliance. The last 5 minutes was quite possibly the most poignant of any TV show...ever. Oh, sorry...you wanted to see chicken fights or Peter punching Meg - oh..gotcha. Not enough 'splosions for the NASCAR crowd, I guess.
I LOVE FAMILY GUY!!
You guys are nuts - This episode should win an Emmy. I know you all like your chicken fights - but this was great writing that was also funny. This took real talent. Sorry Brian took it up a notch to a place where some of you were left scratching your heads - or, if you're also a dog - your butt - but try to remember that not everything in life that's entertaining has to numb your brain and make it impossible for you to think. Sometimes thought provoking brings us into a story and makes us feel for characters in a way that chickens and ancient pedophiles just can't. Well done Seth. Bravo.
This was, by far, the best animated thing I've seen on TV in awhile. Very well written, very funny at moments, very emotional at the end. After reading this, I guess I must have crappy taste in TV for thinking that, but I encourage you guys to watch it again, and NOT wait for cut away 10 minute fight scenes with a chicken, and look for something a little deeper than other Family guy episodes. I am not a super hard core fan of this show, I laugh at it some, the old episodes I can't even finish, and South Park is usually 1000% better, but this episode was excellent. I know it's cool to trash everything through the internet, but really guys? Remeber the episode of MASH told through the eyes of the patient? It was an experiment, and a way to do something different for once? Yeah. I'd say this show is fresher than ever. It's not trying to just be irrelevant punchline after punchline for once and I, for one applaud that. Flame away
I don't want character development. I want a slightly homo baby, a talking dog, a dumb ass dad, a nagging wife, lumpy and quasimodo doing what they've done for the past ten years. Cartoons don't need to have heart. With that said, I love the Cleveland show and American Dad more than FG nowadays.
It's hard to be a bigger FG fan than me. I confess to watching FG dvd's for several hrs daily in constant awe of of the artistic talents of Seth & Co. HOWEVER, I'm in agreement with many of the above reviews - this episode was AWFUL - I deleted this episode from my DVR and will NEVER watch it again. Is one FLOP out of 150 episodes a sign of things to come? I hope not. . . We've all seen this before, writers burning out and/or writers losing sight of the original formula for success resulting in the DEATH of a show. . . I also agree with the comments above about the Cleveland Show - this show is REALLY BAD (if it's possible, it's even more painful to watch than the 150th episode was.) It's time to return to the original formula. If the writers are burned out - it's time for some fresh writers using the original formula. . .
I for one loved this episode. I'll admit that I got a little put off at first by the over-long, erm, poop joke in the beginning, but I think the middle was fairly strong in terms of humor and the ending made my heart swell. It did a great job establishing character development for the first time in Family Guy history and I can honestly say that it's my new favorite episode of the entire series. Needless to say I think that this episode (and the entire 10th season) makes up for the horrendous abortions that were seasons 8 and 9.
Keep up the good work Family Guy writers! :3
totally disappointed with this episode! there wasn't anything funny in the whole thing! this was the first time I stopped watching a Family Guy episode before it was finished, I hope this isn't a precursor of what is in store for the new season
First time that I ever fast forwarded through a Family Guy episode looking for something funny! Took me about 15 mins to watch the "hour special"... pretty awful other than the funny lines outlined in the article.
I agree with these two posts. I don't know if they're TRYING to get cancelled, but it might just work. Don't be scared to go back to what was working in the show. This episode was just awful.
I am a big fan of Family Guy and have watched it from the beginning. I truly believe that Seth went over the edge last night and found nothing entertaining about the Brian and Stewie episode. It was filled with nothing but "shock value." Boo Seth!!
I hate to say it, but I'm starting to dislike watching Family Guy at all anymore. And this is coming from someone who has purchased every past season DVD--but not another. "Brian and Stewie" accurately shows the depths to which this franchise has slipped: more of the same overused gags (for example, a dead bird as a gift from Brian to Lois), running more grotesque than funny moments into the ground (the whole 10-minute scat routine), then at last tacking on a random clip show to fill out half of a full-hour program. Yikes--clip shows: the signs of a writing team in it's death throws. Why don't they just have Stweie jump the shark tank on his big-wheel already? Seth, please don't pull a George Lucas here; step back from the abyss. You created an incredible entertainment vehicle. Listen to reason and you can still salvage things. End the Cleveland Show now and get Mike Henry's full comic genius back into Family Guy where it is so desperately needed. I don't know if that is the only answe
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