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Family Guy Review: Wasting a Cialis

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"Chris Cross" was proof that one should now doubt Family Guy.

Indeed, while last week’s “Valentine’s Day in Quahog” looked like that it was further evidence of the show’s decline, this installment was so bad that it’s a contender for the worst episode of the series.

Obsessed with Anne Murray

I mean, this was simply unfunny on every level.

The story felt hackneyed. Chris had to be Meg’s slave? Gee, that’s never been done  before. And then Chris ran away. Getting away to Herbert’s should have been a source of much comedy, but the premise was bungled from the start, with the only funny part being a gag involving Herbert bringing his bed closer to Chris’ bed, then taking it away when he farted. 

Its conclusion didn’t feel satisfying, either, thanks to Chris basically just treating Herbert like a jerk and leaving. The genesis of the story, Meg treating Chris like an ass, felt a bit out of place, too, though Mila Kunis clearly had fun with playing evil Meg.

The B-plot of Stewie and Brian felt propelled not by natural forces, but by the will of the writers trying to force this story through. That they got the actual Anne Murray to voice herself in the episode was the funniest part of the storyline, which was otherwise unmemorable.

There just was not a lot to laugh at. Pretty much the only redeeming element besides Mila Kunis' voice acting was that H. Jon Benjamin got a paycheck for a very brief appearance. I mean, if this turd was going to be put on the air, then it might as well get a talented voice actor some extra money.

But everyone else involved should be ashamed that they allowed this to be produced and then air... and during Sweeps month, even! Aren’t shows supposed to put their best foot forward now?

Check out our page of Family Guy quotes for the best of the worst.

Review

Editor Rating: 1.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.1 / 5.0 (45 Votes)
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I'm afraid that I have to very strongly disagree with Carter Dotson on this one. I thought that "Criss Cross" was truly funny. I particularly enjoyed the Brian/Stewie/Anne Murray storyline. And, at the beginning of the episode, when Stewie referred to Anne Murray as an enchantress...LOL!!!!! Seth M., all in all...GREAT JOB!!!!! PEACE!!!!!!

Family Guy Season 11 Episode 13 Quotes

Chris: Mom, Dad, I need to get new sneakers.
Lois: What? I just bought you new sneakers!
Chris: I know, but I need cooler ones!
Peter: Shut up and stop complaining. When I was your age, I didn't even have sneakers! We wore stale hamburger buns.
Lois: No you didn't, Peter.
Peter: Shh! He doesn't know that, he's just a dumb fat loser! Did you see his shoes?

Oh, of all the years to be trim and well-hatted.

Chris