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    Family Guy: Episodes that feel Simpsons-esque?

    Which episodes do you think feel Simpsons-esque?
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    Aside from the ones where I see a joke that I've already seen on The Simpsons or a cameo from a Simpsons character, none.
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    The Great Wife Hope was rip-offed to Baby You Knock Me Out. Also don't forget Space Cadet which looks like Deep Space Homer. Still, Million Dollar Maybe is Death Has a Shadow and one of the THOHXIV shorts looks like Death Lives.

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    None apart from the episodes that rip off the Simpsons like Lottery Fever and Baby, You Knock Me Out.

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    Some early Family Guy episodes could probably work as Simpsons episodes like Death Has a Shadow and Fifteen Minutes of Shame, though there's not really any episodes in the series that felt very Simpsons-esque all the way through except for maybe Brian Wallows and Peters Swallows for it's emotional ending and mostly character based plot.
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    None of them...they have two totally different styles of humor. Simpsons was/sometimes still can be smart, witty, and coherent stories. Where as Family Guy's are crude, lowbrow, random, racist, and just plain retarded at times with barely any stories and just a bunch of cutaways tied together to a very half-assed thin plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacalRoboKiller View Post
    Where as Family Guy's are crude, lowbrow, random, racist, and just plain retarded at times with barely any stories and just a bunch of cutaways tied together to a very half-assed thin plot.
    You mean that as a whole don't you? Like, first 3 seasons included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaunbadia View Post
    You mean that as a whole don't you? Like, first 3 seasons included.
    The first 3 seasons had slim glimmers of what I listed but for the most part they were kinda like The Simpsons but still very different besides the whole "dysfunctional family sitcom-trope"

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    sometimes still can be smart?? uhh where and when list them please

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    That episode where the entire family was yellow for some reason.

    Oh wait, that WAS The Simpsons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome B. Wonderful View Post
    sometimes still can be smart?? uhh where and when list them please
    I meant since season 9 (Simpsons) their have been PLENTY of jokes/brilliant episodes scattered throughout.

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    you mean after season 9? well sure during the scully era but there's nary a great joke after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome B. Wonderful View Post
    you mean after season 9? well sure during the scully era but there's nary a great joke after that.
    Really season 13-24 and you say their isn't "nary a great joke" out of that ENTIRE span. Yes I know The Simpsons sucks nowadays but even though it does that is still a BALLSY generalization to make...

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    gonna sorta steal what someone from b&r posted on their simpsons thread

    seasons 10-15 has scattered good eps
    seasons 16-20 has scattered good jokes
    seasons 21-now has literally nothing productive in terms of funny or emotion


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    @Handsome B. Wonderful fair enough..

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    oh...well alright then


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    mrk you greatly exxagerage the amount of cutaways FG has. there's only like seven-nine each episode. sheesh they're not that obtrusive.

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    They used to have like 5 an episode, then the newer episodes generally have like 10-15.


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    Cutaways used to be way more frequent than they are now, though they also had a somewhat higher success rate in season 4-6

    Anyway to answer the main question... I would agree it's probably none of them, the show's styles are very distinct sans the visuals which can rightfully be labeled derivative. Maybe a few of the stories in the first two season can mirror Simpsons stories, but no more than they would mirror other base sitcom plot ideas.

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    None. Thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkmented View Post
    mrk you greatly exxagerage the amount of cutaways FG has.
    ok so i was just rereading this thread and i just realized i wrote "exxagerage" and i almost wanted to kill myself because i fucked it up so bad

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