: Attn: Family Guy fans
Aug 5th, 2004, 01:05 AM
What actually happened with Family Guy, was it cancelled? If so it figures, only the good shows get axed.
No more FG but we get an endless stream of Ben Mulroney and Canadian Idol and other reality-based dreck. Wow, I guess TV really does suck.
Aug 5th, 2004, 08:32 AM
well, american dad has to potential to be funny.. has anyone seen the family guy pilot? not as funny as the actual show..
as for family guy, it was cancelled a long time ago, but i heard rumours that it's coming back because of its dvd sales and late night tv syndication..
Aug 5th, 2004, 12:31 PM
Seth McFarlane's new cartoon "American Dad" is going to debut this fall.
If you check out the website, there is a 5 minute preview you can watch in streaming Windows Media format.
Could be good, but time will tell.
Aug 5th, 2004, 12:42 PM
That was actually really funny. I don't know what Daycus is saying, that is funny, and it's funny right from the get go. This is a good replacement for Family Guy.
It even has all those Sitcom cliches that i love FG so much for. The only thing this show REALLY needs is for Bush to win the election again, which is almost a sure bet. And if Kerry wins, we could have the "i hate my boss" dynamic that we could see some good jokes from.
The Terror Alert was funny.
Aug 5th, 2004, 01:19 PM
I agree NewCoke... it was brilliant!
Ok, brilliant might be a bit over the top.. I am getting sick of watching FG reruns [although I watch them everyday, sometimes twice a day], and needed something new from Seth to make me laugh.
Thanks for the link.
Aug 5th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Family Guy was cancelled by Fox because it never really got the best ratings, especially after they put it through the time-slot shuffle that they seem to put shows through.
New episodes were commissioned after the DVDs did so well, last I heard they were set to be aired in mid 2005.
The only problem I ever had with FG is that it is woefully inconsistent. Some episodes are non-stop funny and others are never start funny. Also, Seth McFarlane likes to drag jokes out too long, which is sometimes funny, but more times just painful.
American Dad looks like it *could* be funny, but it kind of just looks like the same show all over again. Except instead of a talking dog they have an alien, and instead of a talking British baby they have a talking German fish, and Seth McFarlane is doing what seems like all the voices again.
Aug 5th, 2004, 03:52 PM
God, that alien is just too funny though. It's like ALF, but funny.
Aug 5th, 2004, 05:07 PM
There is no doubt that is has a LOT of similarities to FG. The thing I could live without is the musical interlude that was in every FG episode. I didn't see the FG pilot so don't know if there was a song/dance number in that, but there is no song/dance in this pilot so I have my fingers crossed that I won't have to endure any more of that, especially if there are new FG episodes coming. Rest assured that they will be singing and dancing their a$$es off.
Aug 5th, 2004, 05:17 PM
I've read in interviews that Seth M. is a big musical fan. Isn't that fabbbulous? If Seth is working on it, you can almost guarantee the song and dance numbers.
What is the deal with animation and singing anyways? All it makes audiences want to to do is turn the channel.
Aug 5th, 2004, 06:55 PM
He can like musicals all he wants, but must it permeate all of his animation? I could deal with 'on occasion' a la The Simpsons, but c'mon EVERY episode ???
An overweight house alien, a perverted German fish... I can't imagine them dancing, and wouldn't the dad just shoot them thinking that they had been victims of some sort of terrorist plot or something?
The show has lots of potential IMO, and I will watch it simply because there are no other good cartoons on.
Undergrads [and I used to hate it]
The Oblongs - gawd I miss the oblongs - I even named one of my sheep Debbie !
Aug 6th, 2004, 02:19 AM
Also, Seth McFarlane likes to drag jokes out too long, which is sometimes funny, but more times just painful. I think the best example of this is in "Wasted Talent", where Peter falls on his knee and winces and moans for something like 15 seconds. And then does it again later when the Chumbawumba kicks him in the same knee. graemlins/lmao.gif
Now I need to go watch that episode again... smile.gif
Aug 6th, 2004, 02:29 AM
He can like musicals all he wants, but must it permeate all of his animation? I could deal with 'on occasion' a la The Simpsons, but c'mon EVERY episode ??? Hmmm... I didn't think there were that many musical numbers. Maybe I just like the Family Guy musical numbers more than The Simpsons ones.
The show has lots of potential IMO, and I will watch it simply because there are no other good cartoons on. If you like your cartoons really (and I mean really) twisted, check out "Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law" on Teletoon (weekends at 11:00pm). Now that is a weird - but hilarious - show.
Aug 6th, 2004, 08:12 AM
Yup, I watch the birdman too. Unfortunately, I train my dogs all weekend and am away so I 'tend' to miss it. They used to play it late on Sunday night - back to back episodes, now they play one episode each night on the weekend. KInd of a pain in the butt, settle in for a show and it's only 15 minutes long - and then they play that other one after it, forget what it's called - the one with meatlump [or something like that]... it's kind of cool in a - gawd I'm desperate for good cartoons - sort of way.
Aug 6th, 2004, 10:23 AM
bopeep, you're referring to Aqua Teen Hunger Force. its 2nd dvd season set was just released. pretty funny show.
i'm a fan of an obscure cartoon called Clone High, where a bunch of evil shadowy figures clone famous people from the past (abraham lincoln, joan of arc, ghandi, JFK, etc...) and decide to let them grow up and go to high school together.
they have an evil scientist principal, with a robot butler who acts like mr. belvedere.
it went one season, then got cancelled.
new coke knows what i'm talking about. we'd watch it all the time and laugh our collective asses.
Aug 6th, 2004, 10:52 AM
Daycus, I am a fan of clone high too. I am a big fan of cartoons. My favorite character is/was that little robot [forget his name] that tried to kill the #2 pencil scanning dude. One of my fave episodes.
Aug 6th, 2004, 02:51 PM
My favorite character is/was that little robot [forget his name]
You mean Mr. Butlertron, Wesley.
Aug 6th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Best cartoon character ever is Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He is the only character ever to split the cost on a Russian mail order bride with his "self-employed" neighbour Carl. Ever.
I'm done with this thread. I was done the moment I saw it.
Aug 6th, 2004, 11:54 PM
one day 2 months ago New Coke came over and we watched an old episode of the old cartoon series SilverHawks.. you know the one that replaced ThunderCats, except it was a cybernetic bird motif, as opposed to the cat one. i bought the tape from walmart for like $3, and thought i had to have it.
it was terrible.
i'm still undecided about the value of the VHS tape. i remembered the show to be much better.
nowadays, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, SeaLab 2021, Harvey BirdMan, Clerks: Animated and Clone High rule my animated time.. i have all the episodes of CloneHigh on tape, and watch it for hours.