The Instigator
jamie_l_2oo6
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The Contender
Pluto2493
Con (against)
Winning
30 Points

family guy is the most random cartoon by far better than the simpsons

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,012 times Debate No: 1543
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jamie_l_2oo6

Pro

family guy is way more funnier and more random than the simpsons. It also has better characters and funnier story lines than the simpsons.
Pluto2493

Con

It simply cannot be argued that Family Guy is better than the simpsons.
1)These are on awards recieved
- The Simpsons: 89 awards over 18 years which is 4.94 awards/year.
- Family Guy: 6 awards over 6 years which is 1 award/year.
nominations:
- The Simpsons: 181 nominations over 18 years which is 10.05 nominations/year.
- Family Guy: 16 nominations over 6 years which is 2.27 nominations/year.

Guiness book of records for most guest stars appeared in a television series
1 golden reel, 5 nominations
24 Annies, 29 nominations
23 Emmys, 55 nominations
4 WGAs, 20 Nominations.
Entertainment Weekly named FG the worst show in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002, describing it as an "awful show they just keep putting on the air". EW named The Simpsons the best TV show of the 1990's.
One of Time Magazine's 100 best shows of all time

2) The simpsons have been on the air since 1989. It is soon going to become the longest running sitcom ever. Family Guy, on the other hand, has been cancelled twice. Not to mention that Family Guy will be without Seth McFarlane next year, despite him being responsible for 1/3 of the awards. The Simpsons also has a full-length movie that was not straight to DVD or shown on TV.

3) Creating a show that is a satricial parody of pop culture takes a lot more effort than creating a show with random, interchangable jokes that have nothing to do with the plot or even with pop culture. My opponent suggests that random makes a show better, but in fact it does not.

4) The Simpsons is a family show. It appeals to more people than Family Guy. While Family Guy's target audience is 18+, The Simpsons can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Simpsons is also more sophisticated. Providing pop culture referenced jokes can not be compared to a show where one of their 'best' bits is 4 men puking for 5 minutes.

5) Family Guy steals from the Simpsons. Some of their best jokes were copied from the Simpsons. That is not far to say that 'they are better', because they could just steal all of their jokes! Their 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' is a funny bit, BUT THAT WAS STOLEN OFF THE INTERNET! They also got sued by Burne Co. Music Companies by stealing 'When you wish upon a star' and turning it into 'I need a Jew'. Wow. How unprofessional. They were also sued by Carol Burnett and Art Metrano for copyright infringment.
Debate Round No. 1
jamie_l_2oo6

Pro

jamie_l_2oo6 forfeited this round.
Pluto2493

Con

It is disappointing that my opponent forfeited this round. I guess you just can't mess with the classics. I guess he can see this now that I brought up my points:

1) Award Winners
2) Long History
3) Bigger effort to produce the Simpsons
4) Simpsons is a family show
5) and FAMILY GUY STEALS FROM THE SIMPSONS.
Debate Round No. 2
jamie_l_2oo6

Pro

jamie_l_2oo6 forfeited this round.
Pluto2493

Con

All in all, I won this debate. The pro has forfeited twice. All of my arguments still apply, and the pro obviously agreed with me. So, theres really no reason you can vote pro on this, my arguments have been valid and have outweighed all of the pro's.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Issa 9 years ago
Issa
oh ma gosh i love robot chicken eeeep its cute
Posted by olle15 9 years ago
olle15
Family guy may be the most random cartoon but Robot Chicken is the most random show by far.
Posted by Black.Nite17 9 years ago
Black.Nite17
Yes Family guy is the most random cartoon but i would sit and watch simpsons sooner anyday. my apologies for jamie_l_2oo6 for being wrong.
Posted by Pluto2493 9 years ago
Pluto2493
all of my last 3 debates have been conceded.
Posted by Chickenman 9 years ago
Chickenman
Don't mess with the classics. Simpsons all the way
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made me want to rethink my ideas of family guy. His arguments were effective and direct. I enjoyed this debate. Even though I like family guy better...
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