Many people think that Family Guy is a bit overboard, not me, I think its hilarious.
I would like to know your thoughts on this show or any other show which you think should be taken off air.
It's Archie Bunker in poorly, executed animation and Archie Bunker had much better writing.
I'm not sure where you get Archie Bunker from. I don't see any similarities between "All in the Family" and "Family Guy" other than they both have "Family" in the title. Why don't you just say, "Peter Griffin is such a poor substitute for Mary Tyler Moore! Where does McFarlane get off?!?!?"
You almost make me want to go find some Honeymooners, RK.
That said..I like Family Guy when I see it. Usually. Some episodes rely on the whole "sketch" bit, and detract from the bulk of what the episode was really about.
But I personally think the humour in it is rich and layered.
As for taking it off the air?
Why? Your government, as much as it wants to believe, has no right to tell you what you can and cannot watch. Don't like the show? Don't watch it. Think its bad for your kid? Use your V-Chip.
Just my take.
Taken off air? I can't get enough. I don't know who is dumber homer or Peter. It should be taken from regular channels and put back to adult cartoons like adult swim...
I LOVE FAMILY GUY!!! everyone has the choice to turn on or off the television as well as change the chanell. Don't ruin it for the rest of us!!!
Family Guy should stay. I have always loved this show and will always be a die hard fan. Genius, pure genius.
Get rid of that Gavin and Stacey, if only to stop that fella from that show showing up in absolutely every show on TV!
British Comedies like that and Catherin Tate do my head in
Family Guy is great, a bit mad but I've stopped watching it recently.
I hope not! There's a shortage of television shows worth watching and it'll be a sad day if it gets taken off.
Personally if I like a TV show I could care less what anyone else thinks about it. These days I do not usually watch network shows and I perfer HBO series, but many people probably disagree with me on this.
I hate when my kids watch Family Guy ..it's not very educational but thats just me lol
ummm... Family Guys not supposed to be educational.. =P
Family Guy isn't meant for kiddies. It's usually a TV14 rating. If they're young I'm sure most of the jokes go over their heads. I find Family Guy to have several pretty funny jokes in one episode... overall an entertaining show for adults.
My point exactly ... I am one always on the quest to enrich the minds of my children what can I say, lol
Family Guy is funny but kind of stupid. South Park is funny and also has a sneaky intelligent moral to every story.
What's so 'risque' about Family Guy? Honest question. I don't think it's that good...
Not sure how sneaky or intelligent South Park is. Family Guy is more of a candid view out our commericalized pop society--it's stupid because we're stupid . . . er that dind't come out quite right.
I always found the anti-Semitic jokes and the Christmas poo way too disturbing on South Park.
I don't have kiddies. I have young men. but everybody is different.
Family Guy is hilarious! I really hope they don't take it off the air.
I dont watch Family Guy but hubby likes it. So much for the inncoence of cartoons. It is blatantly honest. Although I find it a bit repulsive and risque at times, there are worse shows that need taken off the air. Cartoons tend to play a bit more like soap operas these days except for the Simpsons maybe. I thought the Simpsons were risque enough until South Park and Family Guy lol
I don't believe in removing shows from television because they offend some people. Those people just need to change the channel.
My hubbie likes Family Guy & my 6 year old daughter sat down with him to watch it. She quickly ran over to me (in the other room) and exclaimed: "Mommy - I can't sit with Dad because the show that he's watching has bad words".
So, if a 6 year old is smart enough to know this - why can't adults get a grip?
If you don't like it - walk away, change the channel, or simply shut off the t.v. Others enjoy this show - so why take it off the air?
Just like anything else - does everyone like pbnj?
Best to you all.
Family guy is one of the few shows that make me laugh out loud on every episode. It got banned for a couple of years in the US but came back stronger in my opinion.
* Peanut Butter and Jelly. Or Peanut butter and Jam if you're from the UK.
I like peanut butter but not with jam/jelly!
There's age warnings on the beginning of shows like Family guy and South Park so I would hope responsible parents would make sure they were aware of what their kids were watching.
Or at least watch it before letting their kids watch it. My mum watched Die Hard before letting my brother watch it when he was 12, within five minutes she was like "No way, I just saw a topless woman, no way you're watching that!" haha, if only all parents were this involved in their children then we wouldn't have as much problems as we have these days!
It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
I personally don't like it....but thats just my opinion. He makes fun of everyone on their from gays to paraplegic people...all kinds. I think the humor is in poor taste..but again that's my opinion!
family guy is great entertainment and I even let my kids watch it, we all sit there, eat popcorn, and fart
I love Family Guy - it's one of the few shows we can watch together as a family and all have a good laugh (my kids are teens). In fact I'm kind of half watching it right now!
Family Guy is funny in my opinion. It's not for kids, and it's rated accordingly.
It was cancelled once before and fans protested to have it put back on. It was first put on TBS in reruns, then Fox signed for new episodes based on the popularity of the few reruns they ran into the ground.
Sometimes it's a little too much for me, South Park too, though it does touch some social issues that other shows wouldn't dare discuss.
That's exactly why I've started watching South Park again, it's actually really clever how they handle items in the news etc. (Britney Spears, Scientology, financial crisis last week) really funny stuff!
Oh and the Kanye West thing still has me laughing, you can even download the song in full form their website (southparkstudios.com)
It'll be a sad day if Family Guy ever gets permanently cancelled. I love that show, and will have no problem with my kids watching it at any age - same goes for Simpsons and South Park too. Yes they're risque in their language and jokes but kids hear that kind of thing at school anyway - I'd rather them be exposed to it when they're with me and I can explain things to them...
My mother and I are always in debate about this. Yes, I agree with her in that Family Guy is a very sick show. Sometimes there are things you don't want to see, but for the most part, I think its cheap, funny and convenient entertainment. I don't think it should be taken off the air but put on a late time slot so that kids will have to stay up if they're desperate to watch it.
I agree. Censorship is not the answer. Family guy like many other shows like it are very funny because they expose so much about the human condition. I love it.
Just like I did growing up, staying up to eleven to watch South Park, and back then it wasn't even that good (first series). Wasn't until I grew up a bit that I realised how funny it's gotten. Again for the cutting commentary on current events/huumans
unless its just completely hateful and evil i dont see why people are so uptight i mean i dont care for country music and i dont remember the last time i herd a country song or seen a video you see things have markets people act like family guy is law like its every where they go if you dont like it dont go to the channel that airs it very simple it seems like people that dont like it watch it more then anybody cause you have see it to complain about it i personaly like it its funny
I can't say that I've ever seen the first series of South Park, nor that I am interested in the show [I find it boring] but if a young, impressionable person wants to torture themselves to watch something, let them. Ultimately its their decision and just like music, to an extent you can't blame TV for making people the way they are [I recently read something about the song Prison Sex by Tool making people serial killers or something o_O].
And censorship sucks. In fact Family Guy just had on an ep about censorship ^_^ But it really doesn't work. If something's forbidden, someone will just want to do it more. Kind of like prohibition of alcohol until a certain age. Here its 18 and what does everyone do on their 18th birthday? Have a piss-up. People smoke and drink 'early' and I don't believe this would happen as often if prohibition didn't occur.
The line between trash TV and enlightening entertainment, I believe, is your mental capacity. If you're able to see the messages that Family Guy and South Park portray about the world then these shows are by no means detrimental.
Sorry for the rant, but its late and I'm overtired.
Wow, I love that song but I can't see why it would do that to people! I mean, the video is a bit weird but still...although I guess a serial killer will use any excuse to take the blame away :-D
It does go a little overboard on some issues but I doubt that will get it taken off the air.
There's a rating for "Family Guy" and explanation of the rating. It a kid watches it that shouldn't be watching, that's all on the parents. And as for the Tool "Prison Sex" thing, its just placing blame on something in the media, because nut jobs will make the media (tv, movies, video games, music) a bigger bad guy than the killer. Like the kids doing crimes because they were influenced by Grand Theft Auto games.
I love Family Guy AND American Dad! I think Seth Macfarlane is a genius. I know a lot of people get offended by the shows, but that's his point. He entertains with his brand of brash comedy while trying to get people to pay attention to deeper issues. He's actually a very intelligent guy that is very politically knowledgable. It's all a satire of our lives and getting overly offended is usually just someone not being able to hear the truth.
No, it should have it's own commercial-free channel that runs nothing but FG 24/7...I know, Fox is close but there are still commercials.
I am afraid that I have only ever seen it - briefly - on one occasion! I am not a TV fan!
I must make the effort to watch it again. It sounds great!
Absolutely not....Family Guy and the Simpsons were the only shows I was watching before i completely got rid of TV.
They should be made part of the curriculum in schools since they are the only real truth left on mainstream TV.
What kind of society have we become when we need to hide the real truth about the nature of people behind animated characters...
Just my opinion....parents should be forced to sit with they're children while watching the Family Guy and not just passive mindless TV viewing.
Each parent/offspring viewing session should have several interludes where the last clip is analyzed for content - wait those interludes could be the mindless commercials that they use to feed the mind of the viewer with.............
Well that's my opinion anyways....
I don't watch Family Guy. I can tell by the trailers that it is not something that I would enjoy. I am never in favor of taking off a program because it is offensive. There are umpteen channels on the TV; just go to another if you don't like it. If you don't want your kids watching it; it's your job to see that they don't watch, not the government's or anyone elses.
It's not that bad to be taken off the air. It's the time slots that they show it that amazes me. Definitely not for children. How about after 11pm local time networks???
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