Compare and contrast The Simpsons vs. Family Guy

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  1. LowellWriter profile image77
    LowellWriterposted 14 years ago

    Compare and contrast The Simpsons vs. Family Guy

  2. profile image57
    tinkerbell09posted 14 years ago

    In comparison, both shows are great.  Both shows have a dads that most of the time don't have a clue and wives that make excuses for their behaviors but still love them more than anything.  Both shows also have 3 children involved and a pet.  They both seem to be either middle or lower middle class families.

    The contrast for the two shows would definately have to be the type of humor used on the shows.  The Simpsons has more a an entire family appeal to it while Family Guy has a lot more adult humor that parents today don't want their kids to watch or be subjected to.  I personally don't care that my kids watch either one of the shows because they know that they are just TV shows and that behavior on TV is not to be repeated in real life.  Meaning, I teach my kids whats acceptable for them to do and say and what's not.

    If I had to choose which show is funnier, I'd have to say Family Guy, but that is just my opinion.  I just haven't seen The Simpsons in a while and Family Guy makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch each episode.

  3. nicomp profile image66
    nicompposted 14 years ago

    Family Guy has a liberal/progressive agenda and the creator can't keep his work separate from his politics.

    The Simpsons is happy to take on all political persuasions.

  4. living myway profile image61
    living mywayposted 14 years ago

    Oh wow such a hard question to ask. The Simpsons is the archetype for cartoon serial satire. It started it all. Which is evident in the Southpark episode the 'Simpsons did it' Plus Simpsons just had it's 20th season which is nuts. I find lately the Simpsons has transitioned more towards a Family Guy model, having more random pop ins then full on episodes like their earlier seasons. With 20 years of material they have covered almost everything already so staying fresh is hard. Family Guy is much more random, and hits a lot more obscure references to pop culture. The humor is more adult in Family Guy as well and it pushes the envelope more. The Simpson's daughter is intelligent, witty and misunderstood for her liberal views. While Meg from family guy is awkward, unappreciated and abused. Bart and Chris are very similar, while Bart has more intelligence he just prefers antics. Chris is blessed with a much slower mind set. While the wives both nag, Lois is the more active while Marge is usually more passive. Whichever you prefer these two tv watching, middle class, beer drinking, couple canoodling, antic driven cartoon families will be on for many more years to come.

  5. negacrowbar profile image56
    negacrowbarposted 13 years ago

    I would say that Family Guy is funnier, but Simpsons has an overall family appeal.. plus I don't think there would be a Family Guy if it was not for the Simpsons.

    Even though I like Family Guy, I feel that Seth McFarlane is a one trick pony. American Dad and the Cleveland Show are just plain awful.

  6. rajivnandy profile image59
    rajivnandyposted 13 years ago

    Well ..... Simpsons and Family Guy are pretty similar ...say because of similarities with of certain characters like Homer and Peter and many more  .. Family Guy 's saving grace is only the cut away gags in between which makes it quite different from Simpsons .But i dont think the 2 should be compared as  such. Both shows have favorites

  7. mtalbot2987 profile image67
    mtalbot2987posted 12 years ago

    The Simpsons isn't as offensive as family guy and also sticks to a plot (that is usually split into two halves). Family guy is known for its cut aways that have become more surreal as time has gone on. I think the Simpsons also sticks to a more traditional sitcom style narrative with set-ups and punchlines pushing the story on. Instead Family Guy draws out some parts intentionality for comic effect (e.g chicken fighting). The Simpsons will probably be more timeless than Family Guy just because it doesn't rely on so many references but this remains to be seen.

  8. tswilson profile image60
    tswilsonposted 11 years ago

    I have watched a little bit of both.  Each of them uses pop culture, tv, and movies as its main basis for jokes and storylines.  Family Guy seems like it is more vulgar than The Simpsons.

  9. b4landa profile image60
    b4landaposted 11 years ago

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  10. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 8 years ago

    sorry, we don't have family guy in malaysia but we had simpsons. Crazy lot of family which makes realistic world


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