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Title: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Compound on May 02, 2010, 07:17:05 PM
You know, there are times when I regret that my computer is set up so that my back is towards the TV. And then there's tonight, where you couldn't have paid me enough money to turn around and watch what's going on on-screen.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Minnesota on May 02, 2010, 07:41:57 PM
You could always watch Stephen Hawking on Discovery. Was planning to stream Family Guy later... is it really that bad?
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 02, 2010, 07:49:52 PM
kinda disgusting... and dumb.. especially the beginning.. the last half or so is just clips of the music moments from old episodes..
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: anais.jude on May 02, 2010, 07:51:49 PM
I posted my sentaments in teh Big thread of Seth McFarlane (First, might I add). I basically agree with Compound. I want money for having to watch this
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Compound on May 02, 2010, 08:31:35 PM
You could always watch Stephen Hawking on Discovery. Was planning to stream Family Guy later... is it really that bad?

Let me put it this way. The first part was basically this:
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And a half hour later, it ended with Brian and Stewie talking about how Brian had reoccurring thoughts about killing himself. (They weren't making jokes about this, BTW.) But to go from the opening pleasantness to "It feels like I don't fit in with this world and feel sometimes that it would be easier to end it all" was a bit jarring, somewhat like starting an episode of Spongebob and then ending with  "Grave of the Fireflies."
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Pak-Man on May 03, 2010, 12:21:04 AM
It was a surprising episode, and it was actually somewhat powerful after the scatological humor was out of the way. I think I liked it. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but most shows that end up with cast members trapped in a vault is nothing but flashbacks, but this was the first Family Guy with no cutaway gags at all. :^)
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: carlobee on May 03, 2010, 06:41:53 AM
I always miss Family Guy Episodes and I hate it. :(

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Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Thrifty on May 03, 2010, 09:26:50 AM
I always miss Family Guy Episodes and I hate it. :(

Same here, but replace the word "and" with the word "because".
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Chaos on May 03, 2010, 03:03:25 PM
I always miss Family Guy Episodes and I hate it. :(

Same here, but replace the word "and" with the word "because".

Seconded.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: MontyServo on May 03, 2010, 03:12:09 PM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: MontyServo on May 03, 2010, 03:22:05 PM
Now then, back on the topic of Family Guy #150.

What a friggin' bizarre episode!  I could have done without the poo-eating, but in a way it was necessary for two very important bits later in the episode. (When Stewie used it against Brian, and later the hilarious security camera reveal.)

I usually don't like that much drama in my animated sitcoms, but this was alright.

We've seen Family Guy experiment with their format a bit over the past few seasons, I hope we see more in the future.  The premise has been getting stale.

American Dad is still the show to watch. (Except when that stupid Koala Bear is on.  Was never funny once, don't know why they keep it around.)
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Chaos on May 03, 2010, 03:29:09 PM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

Your opinion is different than mine. I don't like it. And thus, by extension, you. ;)

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Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: MontyServo on May 03, 2010, 03:35:19 PM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

Your opinion is different than mine. I don't like it. And thus, by extension, you. ;)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


I didn't realize you liked Gossip Girl so much.  ;)

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Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Thrifty on May 03, 2010, 04:22:46 PM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

You really should.  It's quite fun.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: ScottotD on May 04, 2010, 05:20:10 AM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

It's weird, I often get bitched out for the opposite thing. 
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: ShadowDog on May 04, 2010, 06:22:38 AM
I actually agree with what Monty said, but I'll admit that I hate Family Guy so much the only reason I came into this thread was to see if anyone else was hating on it.  LMFAO  And they were, and it made me happy in my happy place.  So even though I agree with Monty completely, Family Guy dragged out my hypocrisy.  LOL
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Thrifty on May 04, 2010, 08:36:19 AM
Family Guy goes beyond just being a bad show.  It is a bad show made bad almost intentionally by the utter lazieness of its writing staff.  Between the mountains of merchandise, the bizarre way of splitting the DVD sets into, basically, half seasons sold for full season price, and selling specials (the two Star Wars specials and the "movie") as separate DVDs, it's HUGELY apparent the staff behind this show has no interest in providing quality entertainment.  They just churn out mindless, effortless pablum to rake in the cash.  Also for constant political posturing.

For a reason I cannot remember, I tuned in a few months ago to watch an episode in which the show came to a dead stop for five full minutes to insert a Conway Twitty music video.  That's a "fuck you" to the viewers if I ever saw one.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: Thrifty on May 04, 2010, 08:38:47 AM
I used to be a fan, but early last year I noticed the quality declining so rapidly that I stopped watching, then sold every FG DVD I had on eBay, just to get it out of my house.  My DVD collection is my most cherished posession.  I have NEVER sold any part of it, aside from Family Guy.  Hell, even when Scrubs completely nosedived in season 6, I did still hang on to those DVDs.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: spaceforarent on May 04, 2010, 08:57:10 AM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

I agree with you, but this is a different scenario. This topic was created against Family Guy. So all the people coming in here saying "Hey I liked that episode," they're the real evil in this case.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: MontyServo on May 04, 2010, 08:58:20 AM
For a reason I cannot remember, I tuned in a few months ago to watch an episode in which the show came to a dead stop for five full minutes to insert a Conway Twitty music video.  That's a "fuck you" to the viewers if I ever saw one.

It was a Hee Haw reference.  On Hee Haw, they would abruptly end a skit just like that and throw it to the musical guest.  I like Conway Twitty and Hee Haw, so I got a laugh out of it.

the bizarre way of splitting the DVD sets into, basically, half seasons sold for full season price,

And if you are willing to wait a bit longer, you can usually find these half season packs at substantial discounts at Target or Best Buy.

I used to be a fan, but early last year I noticed the quality declining so rapidly that I stopped watching, then sold every FG DVD I had on eBay, just to get it out of my house.

So you got rid of stuff that you were a fan of, just because you didn't like the current product?  I'm surprised you sold it on Ebay, and didn't just piss on it then set it on fire.  :P

I understand that this is always going to be one of those things that is very polarizing.  Family Guy, funny or not?  I think it is funny (though I will concede that it has seen better days), you think it is not funny.  What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?  Absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: MontyServo on May 04, 2010, 09:06:22 AM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

I agree with you, but this is a different scenario. This topic was created against Family Guy. So all the people coming in here saying "Hey I liked that episode," they're the real evil in this case.

Actually, the topic was not created against Family Guy.  It was created for those of us that watch Family Guy to discuss the latest episode.  If you read it again, you will see that Compound (who created the thread) likes Family Guy (he must since he watches it) and liked the episode up until it took too much of a dark turn for him.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: spaceforarent on May 04, 2010, 09:41:33 AM
You know, if I see a topic where they are discussing something that I don't care about, I usually just skip over that topic. 

I don't make a point to enter the topic, just to post that I don't like the thing that is being talked about.

"Oh look, there is a thread about Gossip Girl!  I hate that show!  It is soooo stupid!  They'd probably want to know that I think that.  I'd better let them know."   ::)

I agree with you, but this is a different scenario. This topic was created against Family Guy. So all the people coming in here saying "Hey I liked that episode," they're the real evil in this case.

Actually, the topic was not created against Family Guy.  It was created for those of us that watch Family Guy to discuss the latest episode.  If you read it again, you will see that Compound (who created the thread) likes Family Guy (he must since he watches it) and liked the episode up until it took too much of a dark turn for him.

Looking back I guess I read too much hate into it. I assumed that their tv was just on while they were on the computer and just didn't bother to change the channel, heard how terrible they thought it was, and came here to complain (this is the internet, right?)

Hey, hows about I make an on-topic post?
I watched it after reading through this. Now, I used to really like the show, then it lost me, now I like the occasional new episode. Didn't like this one though. Not because of the beginning, or the sudden change of tone, but because it just wasn't funny. I did like how Brian just admits to liking vomit, I usually like when they have him still do dog things and just talk about them in a perfectly normal tone. And the "when is this going to stop" line when the bullet kept ricocheting had me laughing, but that's really all I remember laughing at.
 
I don't know if it was intentional or not, but most shows that end up with cast members trapped in a vault is nothing but flashbacks, but this was the first Family Guy with no cutaway gags at all. :^)
This was another thing I liked. I find it to actually be pretty clever.
Title: Re: Family Guy -Episode 150
Post by: k1 on May 04, 2010, 01:03:12 PM
That episode really left me with more of a "let's see what we can throw out there and get away with" than I had before...  :-\

I get the joke of using what would normally be an episode consisting entirely of flashbacks and NOT having any.  That was clever, but other than the bullet ricochet bit I didn't find any of it really funny.  The show really is starting to put in alot of stuff that IMO comes across as them saying "it's funny because it's overly offensive/gross/inappropriate/etc." but back to the topic of the thread which was Ep150...

The musical numbers should have been part of it's own thing.  It just made it feel like they didn't have enough material for the full hour long episode (ok, 42 minutes once you cut the commercials) and just threw it in there.