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cheekyhobo
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Jlconservative
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Simpsons or Family Guy?

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Started: 3/13/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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cheekyhobo

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I have to go with the Simpsons. They have been around longer and are more original. If you look back to previous episodes of Family Guy, they take ideas from the Simpsons and then turn them into their own entertainment. The Cheeky Union Federation will not stand for this! Family Guy is funny and is good for a few laughs, but they can not measure up to the Simpsons! Only God can rival such a beast.
Jlconservative

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First of all I agree 100% with you The Simpsons beat Family Guy every day however for the sake of debating...

"They have been around longer and are more original."

Of course they have but how does something being around longer make it better? I mean I am sure that 8/10 men and women today would rather watch CSI or House instead of Gilligan's Island or The Brady Bunch ( I am in the 2/10 who wouldn't)

"If you look back to previous episodes of Family Guy, they take ideas from the Simpsons and then turn them into their own entertainment."

First of all There are some major differences in the two shows: "Family Guy" features brighter, rounder line drawings; a nearly human talking dog who's fond of martinis; and a matricidal, violent, scheming baby with a British accent and ambiguous sexuality. Still, "The Simpsons" (which debuted in 1989) has directly accused "Family Guy" (which debuted in 1999) of plagiarism in its own episodes. Whatever inspired its creation, "Family Guy" really stands apart because of its flashbacks, cutaways and throwaway references. They have made "Family Guy," which just aired its 100th episode, the altogether better series.

Its signature devices tend to lack anything more than a tangential connection to the central narrative, but those moments are where the show finds its life. If you don't get these jokes, you don't get "Family Guy."

During one moment of the most recent episode, the Kool-Aid man made yet another appearance on the series. After a courtroom full of people declare "oh no!" the marketing character breaks through a wall and says his catchphrase, "Oh yeah!" Confronted with stunned silence, and with a horrified look on his face, he steps backward slowly. "Can I ask everyone to please stop saying 'oh no' in this courtroom, because the f-----g Kool-Aid guy's gonna keep showing up," the judge says. "Thank you."

These sorts of references to popular culture are sometimes witty, sometimes completely pointless and sometimes nearly impenetrable because they're so obscure, but they're nearly always laugh-out-loud funny for those exact reasons.

The 100th episode, for example, ended with a "To be continued..." title card written in the font of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and it was accompanied by the aggressive musical cue echoing "Trek"'s tendency to over dramatize the continuing nature of two-part episodes.

Throwaway references aside, "Family Guy's" satire is at once sharper and more obvious than "The Simpsons," and because of its more aggressive approach, the series is often accused of being unreasonably stupid, pointlessly irreverent or unnecessarily offensive.

That it pushes against boundaries is indisputable. What other show, animated or not, would attempt a musical number with a song titled "You have AIDS," or feature its main character recounting, in detail, his wife's failed attempt to get an abortion?

According to http://forum.ebaumsworld.com...

A poll shows voters choosing Family Guy over the Simpsons

Family Guy: 55.8%
Simpsons: 32.35%
Undecided: 11.76%

So I am afraid that Family Guy with it's up to date humor (2008) beats the Simpsons in the consumers eyes.
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Posted by cheekyhobo 9 years ago
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I find your consistant blabbering annoying as well!
Posted by Danielle 9 years ago
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Your continuous use of the word 'cheeky' is super annoying and getting really old :Pmy
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