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Postby Cone » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:24 am

Yeah I’ve tried my best to translate the carelessness of the writing into a summary form but you really just need to see it to understand how much effort they put in to just giving the finger to their dumb viewers
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Postby Cone » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:44 am

Simply for the sake of a visual gag. Brian the Dog lives
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Postby Annie May » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:55 am

Thank god. He finish his novel yet?
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Postby Cone » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:57 am

Yeah it tanked
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Postby Cone » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Family Guy Season 16 Episode 04 - Follow the Money

After Chris gets a special $1 bill for his birthday and quickly loses it, the dollar gets passed from character to character throughout Quahog.



Holy fuck this was so bad I'm not even going to attempt to do a long writeup about it. This was the laziest episode they could have produced short of doing a clip show. At least a clip show would have had the chance of being marginally funny. This was just an excuse to showcase all the random throwaway characters of Family Guy past.

The only thing worth noting is that out of now 293 episodes of the show, this is only the second Family Guy episode to not feature a single cutaway gag. The first being the episode where Stewie and Brian get locked in a bank vault.

Also Brian the Dog gets shot again, making it two consecutive episodes in which he takes a bullet wound and survives.

Maybe I'll do some screengrabs later but man this one just isn't even worth the ironic effort.
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Postby Riverchrist » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 pm

The "Jew mouse" thing has bothered me a decent amount over the past week.

I'd say please continue with this thread but I don't have to because you have no choice. 8-)
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Postby hazel » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:39 pm

really love this thread

i find the pastel color scheme of the Family Guy very soothing tbh
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Postby Cone » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:52 pm

Riverchrist wrote:The "Jew mouse" thing has bothered me a decent amount over the past week.

I'd say please continue with this thread but I don't have to because you have no choice. 8-)



Yeah that joke has definitely been the most quintessential Family Guy shock humor attempt so far this season.

And yeah every Monday morning when I go to watch the new episode I've been thinking "Jesus christ I really don't have to do this" because it's just so painful. But I'm a man of my word.
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Postby Kevin McCallister » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:26 pm

Very fitting that in order to keep Family Guy fresh they stole the idea from the first season of South Park that aged the worst.
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Postby Cone » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:23 am

Family Guy Season 16 Episode 05 - Three Directors

In a special anthology-style episode, Peter gets fired from his job at the brewery in the signature styles of three famous Hollywood film directors.


Foreword

I really don't have the energy to investigate into the timeline of staff changes in the Family Guy writer's room, but if you watch each season of the show consecutively, there are obvious trends in the lazy ass writing of this dumb shit cartoon. Recently, there has been an increasingly occurring trend of episodes that break the fourth wall with some sort of gimmick to excuse the carelessness of the writers through the guise of parody. This trend is almost certainly a direct result of the critical acclaim of Family Guy's interpretations of the original Star Wars trilogy. The premise of this episode is that a simple Simpson-esque story about Peter losing his job is portrayed in three different ways, in the styles of acclaimed Hollywood auteurs Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Michael Bay.

As I've posted before in this thread, it apparently takes roughly a year for a Family Guy episode to be produced from start to finish, yet multiple episodes are produced at the same time and then shelved to be aired wheneverthefuck. So the timing of this episode's airing seems to be an intentional half-assed attempt to pull a South Park style hot take on the current scandals within Hollywood without actually creating any commentary. Family Guy creator Seth Mcfarlane has recently been noted as a sort of modern "comedian psychic" based on his previous subtle digs at a few of Hollywood's "open secrets" and other controversies, and also having made jokes on Family Guy about both the Boston marathon massacre and natural disasters in the midwest only weeks within their occurrences. Also, he notably missed the flight for one of the 9/11 planes because he was hungover. Somebody really needs to look into this motherfucker.

Chapter I: Quentin Tarantino

Peter arrives at the Pawtucket Brewery, his canonically current place of employment, lookin all like Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs. He immediately murders one of his coworkers in the parking lot without reason. He is then immediately fired for unexplained reasons unrelated to his killing of an innocent man on company property. He returns to his home, is gunned down for some reason, and spends the rest of the act dressed as Ronald McDonald and taking revenge on his ex-boss (Carrie Fisher) in the style of Kill Bill.

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Act II: Wes Anderson

Peter introduces Anderson's film style as being like "if you ate a pot brownie and woke up in a greeting card". There's a lot of symmetrically composed frames and whip pans and jokes about characters using outdated and/or quirky technology. The characters continue to be outspokenly dismissive of any logical gaps in the plot (this is a running joke in Family Guy that seems to be showing up more often in recent seasons as a noticeable crutch for the writers).

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Part III: Michael Bay

As expected this is just the Family Guy team just taking their impressive production budget and flushing it down the toilet as a gag without having to write any content. They like to do this a lot, mainly with the chicken fights and bullshit like that. This segment takes up the whole 2nd half of the episode's run time. They blow right through the initial prompt of "Peter gets fired" and instead focus on a story about how he has to throw a beer keg into the moon or something. It's like a Armageddon/Transformers parody mix I guess? This one was less of a film parody and just Peter running around as a buff Michael Bay caricature checking off different action movie cliches.

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Postby Cone » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:24 am

wow I was really determined to make that post happen, huh

I'm going to bed

this has been the best Family Guy episode of season 16 so far
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Postby Shalabi » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:30 am

ok i laughed at the peter-on-bike-in-shower pic
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Postby Riverchrist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:55 am

Peter arrives at the Pawtucket Brewery, his canonically current place of employment


I'm sure I'll hate myself for asking but didn't he change jobs pretty often in the older seasons? Or is it just a "joke" that he's been fired a bunch of times and still works there?
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Postby terminus » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 pm

God I love this thread
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Postby The Good Jugdish » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:21 pm

yeah this is the best thread
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:24 pm

Haha, yes, Tarantino parodies in the year 2017
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm

How creatively bankrupt must you be to do a Tarantino pastiche at this point in time
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Postby digital friday » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:57 pm

I stopped watching this show when there was a joke about Peter having an art show and someone at the show was like "these are photos of naked kids" and Peter says "You know, you're right. I have a problem." It was like a four minute scene and it didn't have a joke and the guys has three kids and it made me want to puke. I might have missed something but I'm sure as shit not going to google it to look it up.
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Postby Cone » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Riverchrist wrote:
Peter arrives at the Pawtucket Brewery, his canonically current place of employment


I'm sure I'll hate myself for asking but didn't he change jobs pretty often in the older seasons? Or is it just a "joke" that he's been fired a bunch of times and still works there?


Yeah he changed jobs frequently in the early seasons but he’s been a brewery employee consistently for the past like 10 seasons at least even though he often gets fired/quits takes other jobs for the purpose of an episode.
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Postby loadletter » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:55 pm

briane the dog died?
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Postby joe » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:02 pm

i wonder which job would be worse. doing this or filtering out offensive images on facebook/twitter
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Postby mariavesperi » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:33 am

looking forward to the recap of tonights ep
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Postby good news » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:54 am

jfc
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Postby mellowgold » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:12 am

iconic thread omg

the twitter episode last night was soooo bad and somehow one of the better episodes from this ssn
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Postby Jeremy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am

I assumed this was bad, but I not only didn't know it was this bad, I didn't think anything was this bad.
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Postby Jeremy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:24 am

How is anyone watching this. They just like bright colours and movement?
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Postby trouble » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:09 am

goofy's dead wife wrote:wow there hasnt bene a chicken fight since season 11


this post has stuck with me
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Postby brent » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:15 am

3 directors sounds incredible
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Postby ashtrayheart » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:33 am

this is my fav thread on this board atm
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Postby LIL HIPINION » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm

catching up on this thread and

Fans of the show will recall that Peter and Lois' marriage is built upon an incredibly mutually abusive relationship, both mentally and physically.


is a really good sentence
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