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Family Guy Review: "Seahorse Seashell Party"

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Thanks to American Dad's triple cross-over with Family Guy and The Cleveland Show for its hurricane-themed episode this week, I was excited to see what the former would do with "Seahorse Seashell Party."

Although I knew that the episode was going to be a normal installment, I still harbored some hope that other characters from the of Seth MacFarlane would make an appearance.  Alas, it was not to be, and the half hour felt quite disjointed as a result.

High Brian

With Quahog besieged by the hurricane, Brian ate some shrooms while Meg decided to finally stand up for herself. Brian’s storyline would have been far more interesting if Stewie had digested some shrooms, too. Instead, Brian’s disgusting trip down the drug-induced rabbit hole ended up with Stewie stitching his dog’s ears back up and soothing him as he came down from his high.

The second plotline involved Meg laying into her family about her constant mistreatment. Was it a long time coming? Heck, yes. Was it eloquent? Yes. Was it contrived and uninteresting? Yes. 

While Meg has always been an undeveloped character and the Griffin family’s punching bag, it made no sense for her to confront her family so suddenly. Her speech almost made too much sense to make an impact at all. 

Although it was gratifying to see the family collapse under her attacks, Meg’s “epiphany” that she was the lightning rod for negativity also felt contrived. Why should Meg go back to being exactly as she was? It would be far more interesting to see Family Guy deal with the consequences of their actions towards Meg and move forward. Status quo can be boring.

There was one shining fourth wall moment that made the sitcom priceless tonight, however, saving the show. "Stewie Just Said That" was trending on Twitter just as Stewie announced that it was trending on Twitter! You are a true Internet star, Stewie Griffin. And, with that, enjoy these Family Guy quotes from the episode!

Review

Editor Rating: 3.2 / 5.0
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I liked this episode for the reason that it confronted some issues about meg but im not very happy with the way people are responding to the episode. For those who liked meg this was a very serious topic. And meg who felt like the outcast in every situation, has found her role in the family that she can be proud about. Sometimes it is best to forgive the ones who hurt us in the end. Also, if the family guy cast were to remain the same way they were in the first few episodes do you really think it would stay interesting? In my opinion, they changed family guy characters into the people of today. Who people really are.

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I liked this episode for the reason that it confronted some issues about meg but im not very happy with the way people are responding to the episode. For those who liked meg this was a very serious topic. And meg who felt like the outcast in every situation, has found her role in the family that she can be proud about. Sometimes it is best to forgive the ones

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Why the hell does Meg apoligize to her family whose done nothing but make her life worse and blame herself for stuff she didnt even do and deserve.THAT AINT RIGHT.It was just so fucking stupid.Meg never even did anything wrong and her family deserves better instead of her.That was just so fucked up.That aint right. Ok and I know its just a cartoon.

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Maybe Seth was putting Meg in the role of Jesus

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Do you think they should change the characters back to who they were from the first and second seasons of family guy? Heres who they were before: Stewie-evil Brian-smartass Lois-caring mother Peter-not that retarded Meg-unpopular teenage girl And heres who they are now: Peter-annoying mentally retarded jerk Lois-mean evil bitch Chris-retarded jerk Meg-punching bag Stewie-homosexual Brian-something seth likes to use for his political views. Do those look like interesting characters to you?
Chris-average teenage boy

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Zane, dude...I TOTALLY agree with you about the ending. But, in describing it, I prefer the term BEYOND LAME. But, HUGE SHIT is also an accurate description. Zane, take care.

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Hey Jaybird didnt you just hate the ending of this episode?The ending was just HUGE SHIT wasnt it?

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Accepting domestic violence and abuse 'for the good of the family' is not funny. Im out. no more. Im a 25 year old white usa male who grew up loving these cartoons and im through. This made my skin crawl. peace out from your key demographic.

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Zane, dude...I agree with you about The Cleveland Show. For the most part. Let me explain. I found the 1st season kind of funny. Also, from the 1st season, Rallo was my favorite. For a character that's only 5 or 6 years old, Rallo TRULY spoke his mind. As for the 2nd (and current) season of The Cleveland Show...I AM NOT IMPRESSED!!! My least favorite characters on there are Tim The Talking Bear and Tim's wife Alberta. B-O-R-I-N-G. Zane, you know what they say anyway...NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!!!!! Dude, I've always felt like Quagmire should have gotten his own spin-off and NOT Cleveland. I've always found Quagmire to be more hilarious than Cleveland. I still do. The Bottom Line for me: Seth MacFarlane should have kept Cleveland around in Quahog/on the show and set Quagmire FREE (spin-off wise). Period. Peace-Out.

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Anybody hate The Cleveland Show?Because its boring,stupid,unfunny,and not very black and nobody even likes this show, so its pointless

Family Guy Season 10 Episode 2 Quotes

Lesbians and deaf women wear the same clothes.

Brian

Omg, everyone's already tweeting "Stewie Just Said That."

Stewie
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