Family Guy Review: Garofaruffalo

Since the dawn of time, one simple question has plagued humanity:

Are we better off dumb?

Okay, maybe that's not the actual one question. But you can't deny that it's out there - the sinking feeling that existence would maybe be a lot better if we could stop thinking about the meaning of existence and just be happy playing beer pong.

It's also a question that's been examined more than once by sitcoms in recent years.

From the a classic Simpsons Season 12 installment, to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 Episode 8, TV has a way of coming to the same answer again and again: being smart is a prison that keeps you away from your family, happiness and appreciating fart jokes.

Family Guy Season 12 Episode 17 came down on the same side of the argument as these iconic episode, presumably, for more complex reasons than their own skin in the 'fart jokes' game.

While it was impossible not to make the Simpsons and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia comparisons, that's not to say that the episode was without its pleasures.

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