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i think this new season of Family Guy is becoming to serious and a lot of bad jokes, i mean this episode is more drama and less fun, but a crapy drama, and what was that "joke" about the portugueses?? that wasn't funny, was comedy bullshit, but whatever.. I love this show, but i'm getting a little disappointed. I don´t know what Seth is trying to do, but he needs to change the "idea" for the next episodes or Family Guy will be ruined.
Jared? That episode seahorse seashell party sucked HUGE BALLS.Dont you agree with me that that episode was SHIT?
I thought that it was really good.
Peter was obviously there for comedic relief when parts got too suspenseful, or too depressing. You also have to think about the relation to the whole season in general. This season in particular has been so far very, very serious. I mean last episode talked about how Meg was constantly ganged up on by her family, and Brian's bad trip. I feel that it's a reflection on the implications that the show's audience is predominantly young people (some very impressionable and young as middle schoolers) could be influenced by the show's lack of sympathy toward bad things (ie. drug use, emotional, physical, abuse.)
Possibly this episode and last episode are used to highlight those issues.
It's easy to criticize.
But maybe this episode is good because it highlights the douchebags who may watch the program. I think that it's good that their utilizing their program to get to people who would otherwise not understand/receive this type of Public Servic
I hate to say it but here's where the Family Guy Griffin family members are currently each at in their lives:
Peter - lottery-hungry MORON
Lois - MAN-HUNGRY housewife
Meg - fed-up punching bag
Chris - emotionally repressed teenage dude
Stewie - emotionally losing his edge
Brian - emotionally losing his wit/charm that made him/kept him SO VERY REAL
Agree with me or disagree with me. But, I have to call 'em like I see 'em. Peace-Out.
Does anybody think they should bring back the older characters from seasons one and two?
Peter-retarded but at least had a little common sense and actually cared about his family and friends as well as a good dad.
Lois-caring kind and generous as well as a good mom.
Chris-average teenage boy
Meg-average teenage girl
Stewie-evil baby who wanted to kill his mother and take over the world all the time.
Brian-smartass dog who would always have smart things to say when stupid things would happen.
I can understand if the writers wanted to get a message across about domestic violence. However, in the realm of family guy, the subtle jokes along with the graphic detail made more more uncomfortable and offended rather than entertained. There was no positive resolution to this episode and it had me wonder how sick and twisted were the writers for ending the episode in such a nonchalant fashion. In terms of addressing social problems; if you want to be serious then be serious, you can't just kill people to take care of the problem at large. What kind of message is that?
Long story short:
The media and even Congress, are TERRIBLE judges of what comic sattires may or may not be construed as being "inappropriate".
***I will concede the point this auther made here, concerning the mixture of humor and story. It is Family Guy's business to ensure that the humor is first. Though at times some of us will watch the show to actually hear a message ............ by and large we all want the laugh more!!
So to the writers I'll gladly join in and say: "Tsk Tsk!"
But that's where my criticism ends. Love the show. Still do! Doubt that will change! I hope for the rest of it's fans this sentiment is shared (at least in part)!!
I think the media makes too much of this simply for ratings. Criticism of comic sattire is baseless really except in rare instances (like when Margeret Cho made a remark about the scents of certain body areas on Pres. Bush's daughter and wife).
Rated R and even PG13 movies depict FAR worse than this, unfortunately. And, although, I do agree with anyone who thinks Family Guy and other shows on TV should be required to tone it down (A LOT), I must defend Family Guy for their portrayal of this, because there are MANY American citizens who look at women in our lives, who happen to be in bad relationships and criticize them.
I know a wonderful woman who is in a extremely terrible relationship with an abusive man, who beats her and their son, but my bestfriend and I are certain she's going to stay with them. Nothing we say or do influences her decision, so all we can do is respect her decision ............
Even though we both agree it's the STUPIDEST thing she could do. Becau
To begin with...Allen, dude, I also was very offended by the recent 10/30/2011 episode of Family Guy. Also, I am NOT that easily offended. Furthermore, it takes A LOT to offend me. Allen, Seth MacFarlane should know better!!!!! What in the HELL was Seth thinking????? Usually, Seth splits up the characters in pairs and puts them each in different storyline arcs or whatever (episode-wise). This time around, Seth (and the writers) went about it all WRONG!!!!! Seth, however, has done (on occasion) an episode focusing on 1 storyline that actually WORKS. Remember the episode Brian and Stewie? That was the one where Brian and Stewie were accidentally locked in that bank vault overnight. To me, that episode WORKED because it was honest, poignant, and (most of all) REAL!!!!! And, at the end of that episode, Brian and Stewie truly bonded and became closer. Seth, the 10/30/2011 episode was NOT one of your better episodes. Do better next time. That's all I ask. Thank you. Peace-Out. P.S.-I hope th
I have never before been offended by a family guy episode, not even the abortion one or the one where they sing to that guy that he has AIDS in a barbershop quartet (I laughed too much at that to get offended). But I winced slightly last night when it was suggested that a victim of domestic abuse name her child 'slappy'. Not only is that far below the level of wit that fans have come to expect of Family Guy, it was frankly going way too far. Most of the time when Family Guy risks going too far, it reins it back in with well thought-out humor and the right level of irony, but during this episode my mouth didn't even twitch - there were just no decent jokes AT ALL. I don't know what they are trying to do with this episode, and I don't think they do either - domestic abuse is a delicate subject and the way they handled it was crass. I have a feeling I am not the only viewer Family Guy will have lost with this episode.
Anybody miss the older characters? When Stewie was an evil baby?When Brian was the smartass dog?When Meg was an average teenage girl?When Chris was an average teenage boy?When Lois was a caringass mother?And when Peter wasnt that retarded?
I'm a long time "Family Guy" fan and I was very offended by this tasteless, violent, UNfunny program. It was painful to watch. The show's been on life support for a while and, if this is all McFarlane can come up with, it's time to retire "Family Guy." It really embarassed itself Sunday night.
look seth u kept going back to the well. it's dry pal this show not been funny for couple of years. you make alot of jokes about animals getting hurt or killed. my guess is your'e a scared pathetic littel bitch that could not get laid with fist full of 50's his whole life hates women because he's scared of them enjoy's hurting animal's you see where this is going, all from your'e show. i think it really give's people inside look at how you really think, as i recall you said your'e mother really liked this type of humor. oh how cool it must be to have a dark sense of humor in the mcfarlane family. no it's just creepy and weird.all the money in the world wont fix a pathetic weak minded littel mommie's boy like you. that episode last night 11/31/2011 prove's that.
I totally see the points here, but you have to really think about the stuff Seth writes about for this show. You have to really think about how Seth likes to tackle issues. Think back to all of the episodes, especially those that came out since being brought back from extinction, and to the issues, the serious issues that even got canned because they were taking on issues that were TOO sensitive (the abortion episode anyone?).
When Seth and the rest of the writers take on an issue, they do it in THEIR way, head on. I have faith in Seth and the rest of the crew that this episode was just a way to pass on a message to someone who needed to get it. It was overly serious for a reason. Who knows, maybe Seth has a sister who's in an abusive relationship and Seth's telling the guy that if he don't cut his crap out, Seth's going to go gangsta.
Seriously guys, have faith in a man who has entertained you for many moons. Don't let one or two bad episodes get you down. If you get 5 or 6, the
Give family guy a break and stop being so critical, Seth Mcfarlane is trying show real issues that have happened and are STILL HAPPENING NOW.. as of 2011... It's true I've seen it time and time again, abusive dysfunctional husbands and teenage boys are with girls that deserve better. It's sick, and these assholes are getting away with it.
Yes I agree, that these episodes are getting less funnier, but the makers of family guy obviously want to address problems that are in our society in the united states. Just go watch an episode of cops and watch some episodes of abusive men, then come back and try to complain about family guy. They are trying to do their best and trying to be funny about serious topics like this episode.
I'm not trying to argue with anyone, or even defend family guy, I'm just trying to broaden your horizons..
I saw on the news awhile back seth mcfarlane hoped the show would only last 7 seasons and end it with yearly movies. maybe hes flushing it down the shitter! I hopes not!
it was on the same level, but much less jokes. and no trippy drug scenes
Was this episode ok?Better than seahorse seashell party? cause that episode was just SHIT.
this had to be the worst family guy of all time. they used to handle domestic problems in a funny way, like when cleveland's wife cheats on him, but this episode was about 95% drama and just depressing.
To begin with...HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!! I found last night's new episode of Family Guy to be VERY emotionally disturbing. Quagmire's sister Brenda acted WAY TOO MUCH like a victim. She should have stood up for herself A LOT MORE. And, her physically abusive boyfriend (Jeff) was a total LOWLIFE/LOSER!!!!! I was so glad that Quagmire, Peter and Joe killed him at the end of the episode. Just one thing: Jeff's "farewell letter" was BEYOND A PILE OF STUPID-ASS CRAP!!!!! How many physically abusive men write farewell letters just right before they die????? As far as I'm concerned...NONE!!!!! Seth MacFarlane...dude, I (for one) expect you to do BETTER with the next/new episode of Family Guy. Thank you. Everyone, have a fun, festive and (most of all) SAFE HALLOWEEN!!!!! Peace-Out!!!!!
this ep had some good ones XD
It didn't go too far with its jokes because there were no jokes. And didn't Peter sing Rock Lobster years ago? Turning it to Iraq Lobster didn't make it funnier to me at all. I'm confused as to what's happening with Family Guy, it's becoming consistently un-funny.
Iraq Lobster made it all worth while
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