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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nick on Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:50 am

buster00 wrote:I take it Chris and Meg are cut out of that picture because they're just space occupiers like Lois?

If not, what are their current classifications? The rest are spot on.


Sorry, thought the size would be OK with everybody but evidently it was not. I resized it.

Ribbons wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:...haven't they done a "the Griffins are Jewish" story before?


I'm pretty sure they've already done like two


Yeah. The first one did not orginally air on FOX but was on the DVD and showed up on Adult Swim.

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Guest wrote:Talk about everything Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show.


Whoa. Either Nick's gone in and done a little editing to the first post or "Guest" has some freaky powers of clairvoyance!


The first post was a left-over from when everything posted on the main site showed up as a thread on The Zone and really had no content. That being said, the folks on the main site do have insider information sometimes :)

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so sorry wrote:Caught up on The Cleveland Show on Hulu. Holy shit is that bad. Really really bad.

It think it could've worked as a one-off. Or perhaps some short webisodes. As it is, the concept doesn't hold for a whole episode....and not a whole series.


It is on the web already

They went all out in making that site too. Check the source code out :)
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:09 am

Nick wrote:
It is on the web already

They went all out in making that site too. Check the source code out :)

They should've hosted it on Geocities or Angelfire for the full 90s amateur website look.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nick on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:18 pm

so sorry wrote:Caught up on The Cleveland Show on Hulu. Holy shit is that bad. Really really bad.

Fried Gold wrote:It think it could've worked as a one-off. Or perhaps some short webisodes. As it is, the concept doesn't hold for a whole episode....and not a whole series.


America seems to disagree

Personally I like it. Then again I'm the guy who went to Family Guy Live then submitted a 'spy report' to AICN

Although in the talkbacks somebody claimed I asked a question about the South Park episode slamming them after the cast had already answered it, which is BS because I was the first one to ask the question.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Nick wrote:
so sorry wrote:Caught up on The Cleveland Show on Hulu. Holy shit is that bad. Really really bad.

Fried Gold wrote:It think it could've worked as a one-off. Or perhaps some short webisodes. As it is, the concept doesn't hold for a whole episode....and not a whole series.


America seems to disagree

Doesn't that report suggest that America agrees? (by not watching, hence the drop in ratings)
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nick on Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:22 am

Fried Gold wrote:
Nick wrote:
so sorry wrote:Caught up on The Cleveland Show on Hulu. Holy shit is that bad. Really really bad.

Fried Gold wrote:It think it could've worked as a one-off. Or perhaps some short webisodes. As it is, the concept doesn't hold for a whole episode....and not a whole series.


America seems to disagree

Doesn't that report suggest that America agrees? (by not watching, hence the drop in ratings)


Pilots have done very well in the past and immediately dropped off after people watched the first episode and thought it sucked. The Cleveland Show is dropping but it isn't freefalling and it seems like less people in general were watching TV Sunday night.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby so sorry on Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:59 am

Nick wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:
Nick wrote:
so sorry wrote:Caught up on The Cleveland Show on Hulu. Holy shit is that bad. Really really bad.

Fried Gold wrote:It think it could've worked as a one-off. Or perhaps some short webisodes. As it is, the concept doesn't hold for a whole episode....and not a whole series.


America seems to disagree

Doesn't that report suggest that America agrees? (by not watching, hence the drop in ratings)


Pilots have done very well in the past and immediately dropped off after people watched the first episode and thought it sucked. The Cleveland Show is dropping but it isn't freefalling and it seems like less people in general were watching TV Sunday night.


Huh? Those numbers are going in the wrong direction... they may not be "free falling", but three episodes in and each getting worse suggests to me that I AM RIGHT!!! BWAHAHAHHAHA!!!!
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nick on Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:14 pm

so sorry wrote:Huh? Those numbers are going in the wrong direction... they may not be "free falling", but three episodes in and each getting worse suggests to me that I AM RIGHT!!! BWAHAHAHHAHA!!!!


Yeah, but it is still getting pretty solid ratings for a TV show that some people think sucks :)
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby so sorry on Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:17 pm

Nick wrote:
so sorry wrote:Huh? Those numbers are going in the wrong direction... they may not be "free falling", but three episodes in and each getting worse suggests to me that I AM RIGHT!!! BWAHAHAHHAHA!!!!


Yeah, but it is still getting pretty solid ratings for a TV show that some people think sucks :)




CAn't argue with you there (the sucking part that is :twisted: )
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby RogueScribner on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:17 am

It was a chore to sit through the first episode of The Cleveland Show. I will not be sitting through any more. Bring back Futurama!
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fried Gold on Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:02 am

Nick wrote:
so sorry wrote:Huh? Those numbers are going in the wrong direction... they may not be "free falling", but three episodes in and each getting worse suggests to me that I AM RIGHT!!! BWAHAHAHHAHA!!!!


Yeah, but it is still getting pretty solid ratings for a TV show that some people think sucks :)

But Family Guy comes in for some criticism from all quarters, yet it's not currently in danger of being cancelled (again) and it's DVD sales are fairly meaty.

It's probably the reason they have American Dad still on too.

(And from what I've been reading, Fox have extended the episode runs through to 2011)
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:11 pm

Roadhouse.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nick on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:56 am

Fievel wrote:Roadhouse.


Roadhouse.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby papalazeru on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:33 pm

Nick wrote:
Fievel wrote:Roadhouse.


Roadhouse.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kinda a long sequence but well worth it for the end
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nachokoolaid on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:03 pm

That was a really good sequence. How can someone say that is simply a random "pop culture reference." It's used to great effect, in my opinion.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fried Gold on Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:06 pm

This was great:
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:19 pm

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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:16 pm

Family Guy + Dwayne Johnson = WIN!

oh, and P.S. - The Family Guy version of Empire Strikes Back is FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!!!

Leia/Lois (as Han is being lowered into the carbon freezing chamber) - "I love you."

Han/Peter -.........(I'm not spoiling it, but I think I laughed the loudest at this one)
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby bastard_robo on Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:03 am

Fievel wrote:Family Guy + Dwayne Johnson = WIN!

oh, and P.S. - The Family Guy version of Empire Strikes Back is FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!!!

Leia/Lois (as Han is being lowered into the carbon freezing chamber) - "I love you."

Han/Peter -.........(I'm not spoiling it, but I think I laughed the loudest at this one)



Yeah tonight's ep had me rolling.

The read off the Pretty Woman box..dark but classic

The Dwayne Johnson bit..Notch!

The Giant Rat under the sink FUCKING ACES!
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:11 am

"You trust me?"*

*loses erection.

And I love the 1st person shot of Quagmire ramming Lois in the ass with his shopping cart. And what's sticking out the front? A huge sausage. :lol:

Oh, and the Family Guy take on Empire is quite hilarious. Better than the first one. I love the elephant bit at the very beginning.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby justcheckin on Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:36 pm

I just saw

Something, Something, Something Dark Side... and it was pretty fun but I think Blue Harvest was better.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:18 am



That was badass. I love it when celebs can poke fun at themselves. I wish more were like this, and no so damn PC all the time.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby papalazeru on Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:37 am

bastard_robo wrote:
Fievel wrote:Family Guy + Dwayne Johnson = WIN!

oh, and P.S. - The Family Guy version of Empire Strikes Back is FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!!!

Leia/Lois (as Han is being lowered into the carbon freezing chamber) - "I love you."

Han/Peter -.........(I'm not spoiling it, but I think I laughed the loudest at this one)



Yeah tonight's ep had me rolling.

The read off the Pretty Woman box..dark but classic

The Dwayne Johnson bit..Notch!

The Giant Rat under the sink FUCKING ACES!


It did have some brilliant moments.

My favourite was Stewie in Family Feud. His answers had me creasing up and my girlfriends jaw dropping.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:52 am

The Family Guy joke with Goofy plotting 9/11

I can't believe Disney hasn't filed a lawsuit yet!!!!!
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby buster00 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:03 pm

I haven't watched any of "The Cleveland Show" yet.

Someone tell me: Have they made the obvious "bear shitting in the woods" gag yet? Do I win the money?
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby John-Locke on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:20 pm

I haven't been watching but I did hear the David Lynch voiced a bartender in the latest episode, Lynch then confirmed it was indeed him via twitter a few days later.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Brit Pop on Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:41 pm

The latest American Dad!, titled 'Bully For Steve' - was fantastic.... so many different jokes going on at once it was hard to stop laughing!

The highlights were werewolfs, 'thats what your mom said', and of course... Stelio Cantos.

IMO American Dad has surpassed Family Guy.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:35 am

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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:53 pm

Quotes of the night from last night's Cleveland Show (w/Family Guy crossover):

Quagmire wrote:I came as soon as I heard...... and then I drove straight down! Giggidy-giggidy!!


Donna: Why are you unzipping your pants?

Holt: Because you're choking me.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Nachokoolaid on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:15 pm

Watched some of the Cleveland show. Not a HUGE fan, but I'll be honest, the relationship between the little black kid and the old Jewish guy was some of the better character moments in all of the Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland universe.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby geekgrrl on Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:28 pm

It looks like Fox will be adding another show to their animation domination line up: Bob's Burgers. No word on whether or not they are cancelling The Cleveland show but Bob is airing in its place.


http://lostinreviews.com/2010/12/lip-tv-edition-bobs-burgers/
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:55 pm

geekgrrl wrote:It looks like Fox will be adding another show to their animation domination line up: Bob's Burgers. No word on whether or not they are cancelling The Cleveland show but Bob is airing in its place.


http://lostinreviews.com/2010/12/lip-tv-edition-bobs-burgers/



I think Bob's is just like a six episode mid season thing. Cleavland will probably alternate with American Dad (the best of the three Mcfarlane shows) once it's done, the schedual will probably go back to normal
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Sun May 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Tonight's Cleveland was fan-fucking-tastic.
-ComicCon
-H@rry Knowles vs Kevin Smith
-Geeks vs corporate Hollywood
-Robert Rodiguez
-Cocoa Bang Bang

Awesome.

Almost forgot this gem:

"Worst cameo ever." - Comic Book Guy
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Bloo on Sun May 15, 2011 10:23 pm

Fievel wrote:Tonight's Cleveland was fan-fucking-tastic.
-ComicCon
-H@rry Knowles vs Kevin Smith
-Geeks vs corporate Hollywood
-Robert Rodiguez
-Cocoa Bang Bang

Awesome.

Almost forgot this gem:

"Worst cameo ever." - Comic Book Guy


I'm not a huge fan of Cleveland but tonight's was really really good. Loved them fighting over a corn dog
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Sun May 15, 2011 10:38 pm

Bloo wrote:
Fievel wrote:Tonight's Cleveland was fan-fucking-tastic.
-ComicCon
-H@rry Knowles vs Kevin Smith
-Geeks vs corporate Hollywood
-Robert Rodiguez
-Cocoa Bang Bang

Awesome.

Almost forgot this gem:

"Worst cameo ever." - Comic Book Guy


I'm not a huge fan of Cleveland but tonight's was really really good. Loved them fighting over a corn dog


It'll be interesting to see if there's any reaction on the main page. Harry is not normally one to let an appearance, even in parody, go unannounced. Perhaps he didn't know?
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Bloo on Sun May 15, 2011 10:42 pm

Fievel wrote:
Bloo wrote:
Fievel wrote:Tonight's Cleveland was fan-fucking-tastic.
-ComicCon
-H@rry Knowles vs Kevin Smith
-Geeks vs corporate Hollywood
-Robert Rodiguez
-Cocoa Bang Bang

Awesome.

Almost forgot this gem:

"Worst cameo ever." - Comic Book Guy


I'm not a huge fan of Cleveland but tonight's was really really good. Loved them fighting over a corn dog


It'll be interesting to see if there's any reaction on the main page. Harry is not normally one to let an appearance, even in parody, go unannounced. Perhaps he didn't know?


That's what I've been wondering, I'm guessing he didn't or he'd be pimping the hell out of it. I'm also curious what Smith's reaction will be, as he and McFarland have had kind of a feud going since the days of Clerks:TAS
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Ribbons on Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:45 am

The Simpsons and Family Guy to have a crossover episode:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/18/simpsons-family-guy-crossover-episode/
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Ok, I'm probably in the vast minority here, but I still occasionally watch Family Guy. The cutaways sometimes still make me laugh in the same way that robot chicken appeals to my 45 second attention span.

So last night, with no advance notice or drama that I saw...they killed off Brian. :shock: And added Paulie Walnuts as a new dog. I'll admit, for the first time...maybe ever...i actually paid more than passing attention to the episode. I was expecting Stewie to figure out how to get back in time during the second half of the ep...and then the last 5 minutes...and then just before the credits....and nothing.

I thought the whole thing could be an elaborate dig at the Simpsons and their much publicized "we're going to kill off a major character....some time in the next 10 years..." story from a few months back. Particularly as the new dog is described by the FG staff as a "pooch with an attitude" (Poochie anyone?). But I may actually make a point of tuning in next week to see what happens. Or, more likely I'll forget about it by then.

Anyone see it? Anyone care at this point?
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:14 pm

I haven't watched FG regularly in a while. I don't not like the show anymore, but rather having kids means I can't watch it live, so many other shows occupy space on my DVR, and I don't have the time to find it online and watch it. But I know it exists out there for me to watch someday.... and I will. And I mistakenly thought I could just step back in at any given moment and watch it again.

Love the show or hate it.... say it's gone on too long or could go on forever.... but if they don't "correct" this somehow, this will be the official jumping of the shark moment.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:31 pm

Fievel wrote:
Love the show or hate it.... say it's gone on too long or could go on forever.... but if they don't "correct" this somehow, this will be the official jumping of the shark moment.


I tend to agree. Part of me thinks that this must be Seth and crew just fucking with their audience a little and it wont take. But if it does, it really is abandonment of even any pretense of a narrative in the show. Brian became a pseudo-intellectual douche, but he was also the most "human" character on the show and those few episodes that do have a true narrative instead of just a series of cutaway gags are typically run through him (or through him and Stewie together). I don't see Paulie Walnuts filling that role.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby so sorry on Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:00 am

I read an article yesterday (and posted it somewhere in here, in the wrong thread :oops: ) that alluded to the decision to kill Brian as a way of causing enough controversial reaction from fans to kill the show. In other words, Seth basically doing this so he can put an end to a show that he feels is over anyway. The article had him quoted as saying that any TV series shouldn't go past 7 years or something like that, and he wondered what it would take to get the audience to stop watching.


Or I dreamed that whole article and just made that shit up....
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Al Shut on Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:41 am

He could take a hint from Rocko's modern life and show a glass of mayonnaise for a whole episode.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby SooperPooperScooper on Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:23 pm

oh shut up SHUT UP SHUT UUUPP!!!!!

I quite reading all of your posts before i puked up in my head! all of the shit your saying is wrong! just like your predictions in the breaking bad thread you're all fuking idiots and always wrong! shut up moo and fievel! you have no idea whats going to happen, STOP TRYING!!!!!!
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:27 am

Lord Voldemoo wrote:So last night, with no advance notice or drama that I saw...they killed off Brian.


Fievel wrote:if they don't "correct" this somehow, this will be the official jumping of the shark moment.


And with tonight's episode the proverbial shark is safely swimming free in the deepest depths of the ocean.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby so sorry on Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:37 am

Fievel wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:So last night, with no advance notice or drama that I saw...they killed off Brian.


Fievel wrote:if they don't "correct" this somehow, this will be the official jumping of the shark moment.


And with tonight's episode the proverbial shark is safely swimming free in the deepest depths of the ocean.



What happened?
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby so sorry on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:54 am

so sorry wrote:
Fievel wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:So last night, with no advance notice or drama that I saw...they killed off Brian.


Fievel wrote:if they don't "correct" this somehow, this will be the official jumping of the shark moment.


And with tonight's episode the proverbial shark is safely swimming free in the deepest depths of the ocean.



What happened?


Nevermind, I just looked it up. Lame.
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Re: Family Guy/Cleveland Show/American Dad

Postby Fievel on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:12 pm

so sorry wrote:Nevermind, I just looked it up. Lame.


Having watched the original death clip online, I DVR'd the episode last night and watched it. Just had to see how it resolved. They had the replacement dog in the opening sequence - obviously meant to piss off fans right from the beginning. But man.... what a grating character, which it's meant to be. I'd actually bet that in the right situation, Tony Sirico's voice/shtick would be hilarious.... just not here.

Seth MacFarlane's Twitter from last night:

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