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Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby Selk » Mon May 03, 2010 3:52 am

Maybe I missed the point, but the 150th episode was kind of a let down. First of all it was gross, then sadistic then it got all soft and squishy. That wouldn't have been a problem if any of this were funny but it wasn't.

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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby Dunnyman » Mon May 03, 2010 3:10 pm

You got that right. I've been a big fan from the beginning, but other than the bantering about the sweater and Stewie foolishly using the cell phone, it was a huge letdown. It just wasn't funny. And while I always enjoy a good gross out, it went way too far. However, I can't expect what I used to as McFarlane's pimped himself to extremes with three shows, the live special, the Cavalcade of Comedy, guest appearances in other stuff, etc. Why don't they just can Cleveland because it's not working and go back to an extremely good American Dad and a solid Family Guy every week.
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby Selk » Mon May 03, 2010 3:14 pm

Could not agree with you more. Seth's comedy factory is running in three divisions right now, one is a dog, one is hit-or-miss and the other is underrated. The Cleveland Show stinks. Family Guy has lost it's footing. While it has some choice episodes, the past two seasons have been kind of spotty at best. And American Dad is one of the most underrated shows on television.

That 150th episode was all talk. And that wouldn't be so bad if it were funny. In the middle of the show, our satellite went out and my wife said "I think they just did a favor because this thing is a dog."
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby stypee » Fri May 07, 2010 2:26 pm

I have to disagree. I thought the episode was brilliant! Sounds weird and probably unrelated but it sort of reminded me of Waiting For Godot meets well, that's where I'm trying to figure out how it all relates.

They tried something different from the norm of the show. Just Stewie and Brian talking, yes, they did go to far with the sickness of it all but I just found something refreshing about it. I was really moved by the ending as well...
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby Selk » Fri May 07, 2010 3:22 pm

I have to disagree. I thought the episode was brilliant! Sounds weird and probably unrelated but it sort of reminded me of Waiting For Godot meets well, that's where I'm trying to figure out how it all relates.

They tried something different from the norm of the show. Just Stewie and Brian talking, yes, they did go to far with the sickness of it all but I just found something refreshing about it. I was really moved by the ending as well...


For me, that talking wasn't really the issue. It was the whole thing about Brian eating Stewie's poo and how long the episode spent just on that one joke. The conversation wasn't bad but it wasn't exactly funny either. Frankly, I just got kind of bored.
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby jcankerhuxley » Sun May 09, 2010 8:00 pm

I have to disagree. I thought the episode was brilliant! Sounds weird and probably unrelated but it sort of reminded me of Waiting For Godot meets well, that's where I'm trying to figure out how it all relates.

They tried something different from the norm of the show. Just Stewie and Brian talking, yes, they did go to far with the sickness of it all but I just found something refreshing about it. I was really moved by the ending as well...


Yes, it was the most moving episode of two opposite characters getting locked in together since "Fire" Season 4, 17 of WKRP in Cincinnati, or Family Ties when Mallory and Skippy were locked in the basement (Season 3, Epsidoe 1, "Here We Go Again") or maybe when Archie Bunker and Michael Stivic get stuck in a storeroom in All in the Family episode "Two's a Crowd" (Season 8, Episode 19) or Dawson's Creek in the Episode titled "Tao of Dawson" (Season 4, Episode 11) where Joey and Drue get locked in a closet . . .

There is even an episode of The Bob Newhart Show where Emily and Bob get stuck in a storeroom and miss the 1976 Bicentennial. So there is even a version of this same plot that you can make a fun drinking game.

Stypee, if you really want something genius featuring an infant with a large head and wanting to kill his mother, I suggest stepping away from the Family Guy crap and pick up this:

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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby Selk » Sun May 09, 2010 8:09 pm

when Archie Bunker and Michael Stivic get stuck in a storeroom in All in the Family episode "Two's a Crowd"


Yeah, that episode introduced me to a word that I still used to this day: Shoe-Booty! It is a word that I use in place of s**t when there are little ears around.
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby stypee » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:33 am

jcankerhuxley wrote:
I have to disagree. I thought the episode was brilliant! Sounds weird and probably unrelated but it sort of reminded me of Waiting For Godot meets well, that's where I'm trying to figure out how it all relates.

They tried something different from the norm of the show. Just Stewie and Brian talking, yes, they did go to far with the sickness of it all but I just found something refreshing about it. I was really moved by the ending as well...


Yes, it was the most moving episode of two opposite characters getting locked in together since "Fire" Season 4, 17 of WKRP in Cincinnati, or Family Ties when Mallory and Skippy were locked in the basement (Season 3, Epsidoe 1, "Here We Go Again") or maybe when Archie Bunker and Michael Stivic get stuck in a storeroom in All in the Family episode "Two's a Crowd" (Season 8, Episode 19) or Dawson's Creek in the Episode titled "Tao of Dawson" (Season 4, Episode 11) where Joey and Drue get locked in a closet . . .

There is even an episode of The Bob Newhart Show where Emily and Bob get stuck in a storeroom and miss the 1976 Bicentennial. So there is even a version of this same plot that you can make a fun drinking game.

Stypee, if you really want something genius featuring an infant with a large head and wanting to kill his mother, I suggest stepping away from the Family Guy crap and pick up this:

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You are an arrogant douche - I have an opinion on a television episode and you have to respond to it like a pompous asshole... I'm sorry if I don't have the useless elitist knowledge your greatness.
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Re: Family Guy's 150th episode . . .

Postby jcankerhuxley » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:21 am

It has taken me over a year and I have to respond to this after gazing through past topics.

You are an arrogant douche - I have an opinion on a television episode and you have to respond to it like a pompous asshole... I'm sorry if I don't have the useless elitist knowledge your greatness.


Wow, it took you one year to come up with arrogant douche? Imagine what you could have done with TWO years!

I will admit, one of the best TV episode this year was the FG's "Back to the Pilot" episode. After nearly 200 attempts and several rehashes of Brian and Stewie adventures and numerous time / dimension travel jokes, they hit on something fresh. This is the episode where Brian and Stewie go back to the first episode and rip on various aspects of the show:

My favorite line was Brian referring to way Stewie was drawn in the first episode: "That's nothing, look at you. You look like a prize at some Mexican church carnival."

After 150 plus episodes, they finally got it right.
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