Family Guy Review: MQ2
Although Stewie may forever be a baby, Meg became an adult on this week's Family Guy. The Griffins celebrated such momentous steps into womanhood by taking their daughter to the Teen Choice Awards and attempting to preserve her childhood.
I have to congratulate Family Guy for its awesome parody and homage to the said awards. Having been a teenager not too long ago, I can appreciate how it must appear to those without the raging hormones of teen-dom. From the host “Lady Hair Douche-ton,” to the psychotic teenage girls drooling over Robert Pattinson, the Family Guy version was pretty accurate.
I absolutely loved tonight’s focus on "Meg and Quagmire," two characters who seldom interact but are hilarious together. Meg as the desperate, lonely teenager starved for male attention, and Quagmire as his womanizing self, was a dynamic combination that didn’t take the creep factor too far.
Quagmire’s text-seduction of Meg and his impressive ability to act like a generic teenager was both unnerving and funny. After all, doesn’t modern teenage romance happen over Facebook and texts these days? Is it weird that Quagmire (and Family Guy) knows that? Maybe a little... but Quagmire the “Vagician” is all about adapting to the situation.
It was a nice touch for the show to involve more of the Griffins in the budding affair. In contrast to their normal lack of affection for Meg, both Lois and Peter acted like good, concerned parents tonight. Peter was up in arms at the thought of his daughter dating a “wiener” like Quagmire, while Lois played her “wise mother” card.
The show is off to a strong start in 2012. What did you think about Meg's foray into adulthood? Be sure to check out some of the best Family Guy quotes of the night and react now!