Family Guy Review: "Trading Places"

The premise of  "Trading Places" should have been a promising one: parents and children switch places to prove which is more difficult.  I was looking forward to the hi-jinks that only Family Guy could provide with the switcheroo.  Unfortunately, the episode proved disappointing as the first half focused on Peter’s determination to get his used dirt-bike.  Let’s break it down.

Although Peter’s attempts to win this dirt bike set up the reason for Peter and Lois switching places with Meg and Chris, the actual process is tedious and not at all humorous.  Yes, Peter proves to have some wit by tricking several of the other competitors into taking their hands off the dirt bike; but watching several middle-aged cartoon men sweating over the dirt bike is just sad. Read More...


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