The Annoyance of Family Guy

I REALLY hate Family guy, who can honestly still say they are still entertained by the antics of Peter and his gang? I've been watching Family Guy since its beginning and I used to be entirely consumed by it. The plot was a mess, the characters were all over the place and the jokes made no sense, it was a great show to watch with The Simpson's quickly going down the drain. That was about eight years ago and as one of the first people in my school to know what the show was I introduced it to my classmates and was congratulated for it, a show so new, fresh and bold was enticing to the fifth grade audience I bragged about it to. I heard that song from Journey about 300 times and couldn't get enough until about three season ago there was a joke that didn't make me laugh, it just annoyed me. Now if i ever watch an episode i try and count the amount of times i laugh, try it yourself-my record since i started counting is 7, one every three minutes. I am flabbergasted with the respect people have for this show. Now there's 2 of them, I did try and watch The Cleveland Show, at first it was alright a little different then Family Guy, maybe enough to watch but it got into the Family Guy groove and its stuck there. Hating family guy this much as actually given me respect for The Simpsons, something i thought was dead forever came back to life and impressed me as the series went back to there roots in terms of joke styles. I'm not saying Family Guy has changed at all only my tastes of what actually makes a show good has. They try to hard, get to little, and the constant re-dos and stretching out of jokes just makes me pity them. I like a lot of television, why is it that maybe the most recognized name on television now is my most hated? Like I said I was a lover of the show and now turned hater, I'm wondering what the T.V. viewing public has to say about my view of this most heinous of television shows.


P.S. I know there are grammar errors and probably more then one spelling mistake so don't bother correcting me on them, you'll just appear a fool.

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Dec 14, 2009 1:51PM EST

Yeah that last episode was pretty dissapointing, although there have been some funny episodes this season.

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Dec 14, 2009 6:47PM EST

I'm sorry, but when I watch the simpsons I really don't laugh at all. No one really cares about it anymore. Yet everyone talks about all the jokes from family guy every week. I think that alone shows which is a better show. Family guy still comes up with inventive and very memorable moments in almost every episode, so for me it's still an awesome show. But I'm in the England and maybe there is a different perspective elsewhere if you are in the US? Anyway everyone has their own opinions.

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Dec 15, 2009 8:55AM EST

you have grammar errors and more than one spelling mistake.

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Dec 15, 2009 8:55AM EST

Oh this is BRILLIANT. I make spelling errors, but don't correct me or you'll look stupid. Pure gold.

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Dec 16, 2009 5:47PM EST

I cant tell is Yourand is being sarcastic....And I think The Simpsons has better moments they just don't stretch them out or repeat them, a perfect example of that is the raccoon in that Family Guy episode where they were in a hick town. It was funny the first few times but then brought into other episodes just seemed like they were grasping at straws (and if u ask me they were weak straws to begin with). And just because other people don't adore something doesn't make it not as good.

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Jan 11, 2010 7:15PM EST

Personally I love the way moments are repeated, generally they don't do it in separate episodes if you actually look back at family guy, they do them later on it the same episode so it is funny, they only do repeat jokes in other episode if it's something that really sticks in people's minds. Best example is Cleveland's house being destroyed and him falling out of the bathroom in his bath. To be honest it's a classic comedy tool, and if the Simpsons doesn't use it thats fine. Btw I wasn't saying more people watch family guy than the simpsons, I don't believe popularity means everything to a show at all. Some terrible shows have huge followings. What I was saying is there is still excitement about Family guy, people still discuss and talk about the funny moments every week. I think all the best shows have a buzz like that, which even you will admit, the simpsons doesn't have anymore.

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Jan 24, 2010 1:59PM EST

I used to like family guy a lot too. However I have turned to more smarter style which to me is the Simpson. But I must say that I don't think the best laughs are even on Fox. My favorite night is Monday because of CBS and their shows Two and Half sometimes Big Bang Theory.

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Feb 15, 2010 1:07PM EST

Patty157, no, Yourand was not being sarcastic. They actually meant it when they said that your comment was a brilliant joke. If you did not mean it as a joke, then please explain what you did mean.

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