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Thread: Rate/Review Family Guy: "Baby Not on Board"

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    *RIP Marcia Wallace* TriforceBun's Avatar
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    Rate/Review Family Guy: "Baby Not on Board"

    The Griffins take a road trip, but forget Stewie. Rate/review here.
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    *RIP Marcia Wallace* TriforceBun's Avatar
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    ...Well, if no one else will, I'll go first!

    ...I thought this one pretty much sucked.

    As Family Guy goes on, more and more episodes remind me of Kill the Alligator and Run--cobbled-together half-hour stretches of unfunny nonsense with no point that barely make any sense. The plot started off in a really dumb way, with Peter getting free gas for threatening to sue his son (??) who has a problem with his testicles. Nonsensical hijinks from Peter flood the rest of the first act, as he wastes the saved money in stupider and stupider ways. The rest of the episode was similarly substance-less. It all just felt so done-before.

    This wouldn't be so bad if it was funny, but again we're bombarded with unfunny cutaway after unfunny celebrity bash after unfunny painfully-long sequence. And ANOTHER pointless/preachy rant about the war in Iraq? I did laugh at Stewie's reaction to Chris's Hustler, and the somewhat subtle joke in the end: "Mommy!? Daddy!? Chris!? Dog!? Brian!?" Everything else was either meh, or terrible (rape scene, ugh). Nowadays, the average FG is just as bad as KTAAR. Why couldn't this have been the show to be cancelled?

    A very low 2/5. D-/D

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    No, money down! Traviud's Avatar
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    It wouldn't be responsible of me to give this a 1/5 based on the title, right? Because "Baby Not On Board" is so, so very horrible.

    I'll see if I can find it online somewhere and report back.
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    I'll have to abstain from voting, I wound up changing channels half way through the episode
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    So.. Chinese or Japanese? Swartzweldian's Avatar
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    I watched the BTTF parody and changed channels.

    By parody I mean doing the exact same thing with nothing comedic added. (hmm..reminds me of contemporary Simpsons)
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    horrid episode. upseting considering Family Guy was actually going good this year. nothing funny in this one, at all. 1/5

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    Had laughs at Stewie's bottle being filled with gasoline, Aquaman sitting there in the water, the family coming in during the car song, and Stewie screaming for his mother when he woke up. The line about Peter ejaculating in space was very crude and unnecessary. Don't need to hear about Quagmire getting erections or a thirteen/fourteen-year-old boy's testicles. Basically, the male anatomy jokes need to die. Forever.

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    *RIP Marcia Wallace* TriforceBun's Avatar
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    The penis gag didn't bother me as much as that Aquaman gag. I mean...a woman essentially being raped and screaming for a minute is just unpleasant to watch for me, regardless of the joke they're going for.

    Although I usually don't like long non-sequiturs, the singing in the car worked for me because it actually sounded pretty darn good.

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    Terrible. 1/5

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    Very, very bad.

    I am so f-ing sick of them copying a scene from a movie (dialogue and all), and replacing the characters with FG characters.

    It's neither clever, nor funny. It's just stupid.

    And Cleveland's "I'm getting a spin-off" breaking the wall joke is indicative of lazy, sloppy, phone-it-in writing.

    I am very disappointed in this season. It's just not been very good at all.

    I sadly give this episode a much-deserved 1/5.

    I'm hoping it gets better, because I can't see how it could get much worse.

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    Mod, eh? Tomacco's Avatar
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    This really was awful in many ways. Terrible overlong cutaways (Aquaman rape scene, Back to the Future parody), overlong pointless song, non-sensical storyline that went nowhere, Peter being way too stupid, Stewie being out of character (and randomly getting a burger-flipping job), and a whole lot more nonsense.

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    Very disappointing, there can't have been more than five minutes of original, non-cutaway content in that episode. It had all my least favourite Family Guy hallmarks: hypocritical celebrity bashing (how many times have they done Robin Williams now? If you're going to bash someone over their material being repetitive and stale, you better make sure yours isn't either and their Robin Williams potshots are not fresh) cutaways that go on long after they've stopped being funny (if at all) and pointless sequences such as the family singing in the car, all things that suggest the writing staff are out of ideas and are struggling to fill 20 minutes.

    I'm a big fan of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" though so I enjoyed that reference but they milked it for too long quoting John Candy's hotel room speech. Stewie's reaction to Hustler magazine was good too . Still, with episodes like this, they're not in a position to be making fun of anyone. 2/5
    A little less Generic than before.

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    2/5. Think they're finally going complete downhill. Liked the fact that Brian was laughing though!

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    3/5 ..Not a lot going on for me in this one.

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    2.5/5, rounded up to 3/5


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    3/5. Mainly for the Planes, Trains and Automobiles reference. Quagmire and Cleveland were also good, but standard FG today. Saw Vol. 6 today when picking up Futurama's Bender's Game and put off buying it 'til Christmas...

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    It was ok.
    But, I felt they did not play Stewie being alone and worked too much on the familys trip.

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    Junior Camper CHU-LIP's Avatar
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    Wow really guys? You hated this episode so much? LOL well, I enjoyed it. I think my favorite part was when they sang The Rose, because fuck, it sounded pretty darn good. I didn't want it to stop.

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    has his moments Disgruntled Goat's Avatar
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    Between Pier 1 and that Pier 1 by Pier 17

    Every FG episode these days is a mess. Plotting is just terrible. I mean, it was never brilliant but they never went through 5 totally different plots before getting to the main strand. And basically nothing happened while Stewie was at home. They had a couple of gags then the family came home and the episode ended.

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