Family Guy this week decided to tackle one of the sacred cows of the television industry, the one that dictates what the networks keep on the air and choose to cancel: the Nielsen ratings system. " Ratings Guy " posits that Nielsen families are basically more
With a show centering on the Griffins becoming a Nielsen family, you’d expect the pop culture references to fly fast and furious, but once again, there was a welcome bit of restraint in the latest episode, “Ratings Guy.” That’s not to say there weren’t p more
What drives a person to climb Mount Everest? Is it the thrill of conquering what few have conquered? To go as high as one man can go? To stick it in the face of some hoity-toity rich family? If you're the Griffins, it's that last reason, and the premise o more
You know, it’s kind of remarkable how much we as viewers take for granted how much more they can get away with on TV these days than they could back in the day. I mean, there actually was a time in which I could be legitimately shocked by something I saw more
On the season finale of Family Guy , " Internal Affairs ," Bonnie is being distant to Joe after he wins an award for a massive cocaine bust. This leads to Joe sleeping with a young female officer who has the hots for him after his buddies encourage him to more
Remember 2002's "Viewer Mail" episode? It was the last Family Guy before the show went away for the second time. The good news here? The series is not going away, but it is returning to the format a decade later with the ingeniously-titled " Viewer Mail more
Family Guy satirized the Tea Party this week. It just doesn't do it all that well.
In " Tea Peter ," Mort reopens his pharmacy after the fire that burned it down, and Peter winds up getting enamored with a "Come In, We're Open" sign. So he hangs it up more
Tonight's Family Guy episode, " Leggo My Meg-O " was literally just the movie Taken . I'm not kidding, that's pretty much the exact distillation of the episode.
After getting ganged up on in gym class, Meh decides to go with her friend Ruth (wait, Meg more