Should Family Guy be taken off air?

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  1. TravelMonkey profile image61
    TravelMonkeyposted 12 years ago

    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.

    1. RKHenry profile image68
      RKHenryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's Archie Bunker in poorly, executed animation and Archie Bunker had much better writing. 


      1. imadork profile image80
        imadorkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        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?!?!?"

      2. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
        GeneriqueMediaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        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.



      3. Elynjo profile image59
        Elynjoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hehe, I can still remember "Dingbat" wink

    2. rosemere profile image60
      rosemereposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. Bob Cedar profile image59
        Bob Cedarposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I agree rosemere, the ones on Fox are edited, Adult Swim keeps them fully intact.

    3. spiderpam profile image79
      spiderpamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If Family Guy goes South Park goes!

    4. spiderpam profile image79
      spiderpamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If Family Guy goes South Park goes!

    5. profile image51
      A.m.a.n.d.a.posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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!!!

    6. J. Kumm profile image59
      J. Kummposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Family Guy should stay. I have always loved this show and will always be a die hard fan. Genius, pure genius.

  2. Junkster profile image59
    Junksterposted 12 years ago

    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.

  3. Edwin Clark profile image71
    Edwin Clarkposted 12 years ago

    I hope not! There's a shortage of television shows worth watching and it'll be a sad day if it gets taken off.

  4. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 12 years ago

    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.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image65
    Dame Scribeposted 12 years ago

    I hate when my kids watch Family Guy's not very educational tongue but thats just me lol lol

    1. seemorebangkok profile image61
      seemorebangkokposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ummm... Family Guys not supposed to be educational.. =P

    2. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image65
    Dame Scribeposted 12 years ago

    My point exactly tongue ... I am one always on the quest to enrich the minds of my children tongue what can I say, lol lol

  7. imadork profile image80
    imadorkposted 12 years ago

    Family Guy is funny but kind of stupid.  South Park is funny and also has a sneaky intelligent moral to every story.

    1. profile image0
      Leta Sposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      What's so 'risque' about Family Guy?  Honest question.  I don't think it's that good...

    2. RobertPalmer profile image61
      RobertPalmerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 12 years ago

    I always found the anti-Semitic jokes and the Christmas poo way too disturbing on South Park.

  9. Dame Scribe profile image65
    Dame Scribeposted 12 years ago

    I don't have kiddies. I have young men. smile but everybody is different.

  10. parkerk393 profile image75
    parkerk393posted 12 years ago

    Family Guy is hilarious! I really hope they don't take it off the air.

  11. profile image0
    roddmaposted 12 years ago

    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

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I don't believe in removing shows from television because they offend some people. Those people just need to change the channel.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    2. LondonGirl profile image81
      LondonGirlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Or even <gasp> turn it off!

      1. parkerk393 profile image75
        parkerk393posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you! I agree with both of you.

        1. JerseyGirl profile image59
          JerseyGirlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          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.

  13. TravelMonkey profile image61
    TravelMonkeyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  14. TravelMonkey profile image61
    TravelMonkeyposted 12 years ago


  15. Junkster profile image59
    Junksterposted 12 years ago

    * 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!

  16. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 12 years ago

    It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

  17. cindyvine profile image79
    cindyvineposted 12 years ago

    I like Family Guy

  18. profile image0
    jjrubioposted 12 years ago

    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!

    1. imadork profile image80
      imadorkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      At least it's an equal opportunity show.  Everybody's a target!

  19. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 12 years ago

    family guy is great entertainment and I even let my kids watch it, we all sit there, eat popcorn, and fart

    1. profile image0
      jjrubioposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure you do toady....

  20. profile image0
    jjrubioposted 12 years ago

    well I have to agree with that...they pick anyone!

  21. caspar profile image60
    casparposted 12 years ago

    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!

  22. LyrialZander profile image68
    LyrialZanderposted 12 years ago

    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.


    1. Junkster profile image59
      Junksterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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 (

  23. RavynSteel profile image67
    RavynSteelposted 12 years ago

    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...

  24. Choke Frantic profile image79
    Choke Franticposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. earnestshub profile image90
      earnestshubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Junkster profile image59
      Junksterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

  25. hot writer profile image60
    hot writerposted 11 years ago

    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

  26. Choke Frantic profile image79
    Choke Franticposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. RavynSteel profile image67
      RavynSteelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Choke Frantic profile image79
        Choke Franticposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        It may have been serial killers, but I'm not quite sure. I can't say that I've seen the video though, so I'll have to check it out.

  27. caderade2 profile image59
    caderade2posted 11 years ago

    It does go a little overboard on some issues but I doubt that will get it taken off the air.

  28. profile image0
    Neon Sign Fanposted 11 years ago

    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. neutral

    1. Bob Cedar profile image59
      Bob Cedarposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I tried flushing myself down the toilet once during a Super Mario Bros. bender. Long story short, it didn't work.

  29. profile image0
    Greta Lieskeposted 11 years ago

    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.

  30. Capable Woman profile image60
    Capable Womanposted 11 years ago

    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.

  31. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years ago

    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!

  32. lbtrader profile image61
    lbtraderposted 11 years ago

    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....

  33. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 11 years ago

    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.

  34. The Phil profile image60
    The Philposted 11 years ago

    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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