Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3921 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
I guess almost 2 days with little sleep effects my opinion somewhat but it just did not have the zingers that the older episodes had. Still, I am happy to see it's return as I was a huge fan of this from day 1.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
I enjoyed it...I wasn't blown away like I was when I first saw some of the earlier episodes but it was funny. Considering all the time they had I guess I had expected a bit more but it was good to see a new episode after all of this time! Hopefully they can keep up to the high standards that they set for themselves with the first three seasons!
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
Family Guy and South Park are the only shows that make me laugh out loud in all of current comedy shows so I will continue to watch them. I thought that the new episode was VERY funny in the first half but then lost some momentum during the last half. The ending was pretty good though. I thought it was a nice episode. The best joke they did was when peter forgot how to sit on a chair and that car crash scene, that was funny. Family Guy has the potential to be the next South Park.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1520 times:
I was happy as a clam to see new episodes of Family Guy again.
Personally I thought the show started off a bit slow and kind of jumped around from main character to character. But I suppose that was neccessary to (re)introduce the characters to those who may have been under a rock for the past 6 years. But once it got going it was pretty good and had all the classic elements of Family Guy.
Loved the GI Joe paradoy in the boys room.
Loved the Ghepetto bit.
Loved the fact that Brian now drives a Prius with a "Kucinich '04" bumper sticker.
Loved the looks on the kids faces/Stewies dream when Peter and Lois "christened" their new bed sheets.
I think we will be seeing more of a relationship develop between Stewie and Brian. They both began as secondary characters, but they quickly stole the show. The portrayal of their relationship as mom and dad was pretty classic though... they always seem to come together whenever circumstances get difficult.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
One of the things that's so great about family guy, like in the opening bit, they're willing to take a good or so-so joke and run it out for so ridiculously long that the length becomes funny in and of itself, and the fact that there's always something like the Kucinich sticker to make you laugh when they easily could've gotten away with doing nothing. And American Dad=Family Guy minus everything good.
I believe in June Cartoon Networks "Adult Swim" will show the new episodes
Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 21): Quoting STLGph (Reply 15):
although the dog and stewie NEVER got along in the first seasons.
...you must've missed a few episodes then: such as their transcon train-ride, or when Stewie discovered his favorite TV show wasn't real.
This was the first time, though, to my knowledge, that Stewie was the "leader" and Bryan the "follower" if that makes sense.
I expected this one to kind of be a little slow as they had to reintroduce the show (i.e. you can't just pick up where you left off and all, you have to slowly go into it), but I'd say give it 2 or 3 more weeks and we'll have something.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 23): I expected this one to kind of be a little slow as they had to reintroduce the show (i.e. you can't just pick up where you left off and all, you have to slowly go into it),
McFarlane completely disagrees.
If you saw his CNN interview in the 30min before the show aired, he said he wanted to keep this one fast paced so that the audience wouldn't feel as if they'd missed a beat since the last ep of the previously final season.
: I hadn't laughed that much in about a week. While not on top of their game with the zingers, the pop culture references dead on. As for American Dad,
: I thought it was hilarious, just the way it was before. The Simpson's was pretty funny too.