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  • 5/5 The Jean era A Star is Burns!

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  • 4/5 More crossovers! More I say!

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  • 3/5 The comic crossover was superior!

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  • 2/5 Uhh... maybe Simpsorama will be better

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    well FG had scully and appel - which probably helped.

    i think j. stewart burns and jeff westbrook wrote for futurama out of the simpsorama staff. dunno if i should count brian kelley because his one futurama ep was a freelance

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    Watched this again last night. Whereas I didn't know what to think the first time, I found it pretty enjoyable on the second viewing. I got a kick out of Seth's reading of "I think I speak for us all when I say The Simpsons suck!" The only thing is I just found the Lisa/Meg plot too forced and cheesy. I think Homer/Peter and Bart/Stewie were the only pairings that were necessary. Instead of doing the Lisa/Meg plot and the Marge/Lois pairing that barely existed, they should have skipped those obligatory pairings with those characters and done something better, like how they did the three-character grouping of Chris, Brian and Santa's Little Helper.

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    I cant really rate it I both love and hate The Simpsons Guy. I love it because it has the Simpsons and all their shenanigans but I hate it because the griffins are involved
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    I give it a 4/5 and kind made me want to get into the simpsons.


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    Like you, it actually got me started on the Simpsons, so were it not for The Simpsons Guy, I wouldn't be here. Now a 5/5 btw.

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    That's a really scary thought.

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    I had never considered the fact that the crossover would spark interest in The Simpsons from people who were never fans to begin with, but yet were fans of Family Guy.
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    Thing is, I'd always wanted to watch the Simpsons but never acted on it. The Simpsons Guy immediately convinced me that the Simpsons needed to be marathoned.

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    @General Pax so then was it jarring to jump from how the Simpsons were in the crossover to how they were in the earlier seasons? Assuming you started at Season 1 that is.

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    Yeah, it was. It was jarring how much better it was, and I loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Pax View Post
    Yeah, it was. It was jarring how much better it was, and I loved it.
    What season are you up to now? What's your favourite episode so far?
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    haha I love the idea that somebody grew up on the slim comedy pickings of family guy and is suddenly blown away by classic simpsons
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    I wasn't a fan of Family Guy, I just wanted to watch the crossover since it was so hyped. @Elliot74 I'm up to Season 15, and my favourite episode is a three-way tie between Lisa's Wedding, Lisa's First Word, and Lisa's Sax. I could watch those episodes over and over again and never tire of them.

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    Someone loves Lisa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Pax View Post
    I wasn't a fan of Family Guy
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    Well, S13's been pretty decent so far and has even had two gems thus far, so you could say I'm slowly becoming a fan again. Also, Lisa's my favourite character, so it shouldn't be suprising that episodes revolving around her would make up a lot of my favourites.

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    Lame and boring with all the overlong jokes and desperate attempts at meta you'd expect. A few good jokes I guess. 2/5
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    @Amanda Hugandkiss I take it you watched the UK season premiere on BBC Two recently as well, huh?

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    Yup. Waste of my time but oh well, that's where curiosity gets you.

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    Kinda funny how not even Amanda Hugandkiss could resist from seeing this episode.

    It will be interesting to see if the DVD have some more crossover interactions with other Springfieldians they had to cut out in order to fit the running time (usually when an episode is something special, it's much longer on DVD, like with the Star Wars specials and Lois Kills Stewie).

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    Meh, was a good episode, though I don't think a crossover was necessary in the first place. And both shows have referenced each other before so that contradicts a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowpit View Post
    Kinda funny how not even Amanda Hugandkiss could resist from seeing this episode.

    It will be interesting to see if the DVD have some more crossover interactions with other Springfieldians they had to cut out in order to fit the running time (usually when an episode is something special, it's much longer on DVD, like with the Star Wars specials and Lois Kills Stewie).
    It was on TV and I was tired and needed some mindless crap to wind down with. I wouldn't actively seek it out or whatever.

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    yeah I coulda sworn moose watched it back then but I guess it was just hamm

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    Rewatched this today. When I first viewed it, I had never seen a Family Guy Episode, and I gave it a 10/10. Now that I have watched the first 5 seasons (4 and 5 in last 3 days) of Family Guy, now I feel its nowhere near as good as I first thought. The jokes made from both shows seemed more tired and old, and I don't think it holds up well on repeat viewings. It paled in comparison to the last dozen Family Guy episodes I watched (the last 2 were Stewie and Lois kill each other), but I can't quite be sure why. Either way dropped from A+ to a B, 7/10

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    @bomberswarm2 given that you're currently on Season 6 of the show, that's not a big shock. You'll notice things getting a lot more sterile and mean spirited as you keep going. By the time you hit "The Simpsons Guy" again after having watched the 12 seasons of the show that preceded it, you'll probably understand why you feel the way you do about the crossover happening at this point.

    For the record, I still love this episode, but as someone who had seen every episode of FG before it, it's not like I was jumping into the deep end with no clue of what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Don Guy View Post
    The five Simpsons cast members were given "Also Starring" credit, rather than any sort of "Guest" credit. This isn't surprising; I don't think any episode of Family Guy (or American Dad or The Cleveland Show, for that matter) has ever had a credit besides "Also Starring" for anyone who wasn't one of the show's "stars".

    However, they did list the Simpsons cast together, and before the rest of the "also starring" cast, rather than just listing everybody alphabetically like they normally do.
    On the DVD, they changed the credits; while they are still credited as "Also Starring", and in alphabetical order, each one now has his/her own name alone on the screen (the way The Simpsons now does with Pamela Hayden and Tress MacNeille).

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    Just saw a syndicated version of this for the first time on ITV2. It's spilt into two episodes. The following things were cut in part one.

    The entire scene where Homer takes Peter to the police station.
    Brian watching Santa's Little Helper eating in the kitchen.
    Santa's Little Helper running into the hospital where Dr. Nick is performing surgery.

    The first episode ends with "To be continued..." appearing in the blue FG font after fading out from Stewie forcing Nelson to eat his shorts with the music cue extending a little making that bit seem even more sinister than it already did in the non-syndicated version.

    The second episode begins with the same FG font, saying "Previously on Family Guy" before treating us to a recap showing the Griffins car being stolen and Brian pointing out the Springfield sign, the music then switches from dramatic to a rather pleasant little mixture of the Family Guy and Simpsons musical styles that I don't recall being used anywhere in the original airing of the episode. We see Marge thanking the family for not being a band of hippie murders, Lisa getting Meg to yell that she matters, Brian taking Santa's Little Helper off his leash, Nelson punching Bart in the gut followed by the "24 years" joke and finally Nelson taking a dart to the neck. Stewie's "Cowabunga" prompts a smash cut to the FG opening credits. Other than that, there's nothing different about the second half in terms of things being cut.

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    Disclaimer: the content of this post is written by someone who has never watched a single episode of Family Guy. This episode is the only exception for obvious reasons.

    And I'd like to ask: is Family always so atrocious? Let's detail the biggest problems I had watching this episode that I assume are problems of the show as a whole:
    1. Every cause has not an effect. What's the point of telling a story if most of the conflicts do not reach the climax? I mean, Peter is hit by a car twice, and in the next scene, he is like if nothing happened. And the same happens in every single scene except those that the writers want to give slight importance to barely give coherence to the story.
    2. Awful characterizations. The Simpsons acted all atrociously out-of-character, that's sure. I can not compare the behavior of the Family Guy's characters with the average, but the six protagonists seem simple and annoying.
    3. Gross jokes. Do the fans of this show really like overlong, awkward montages like the car wash? Do you laugh with jokes like the one of the gas station? Is supposed to be irreverent or something like that that Stewie makes a joke about a violation? Geez.
    4. The fight scene. I have understood that these overlong fights are not atypical here. Those were the longest ten minutes of my life. Everything in that battle between Homer and Peter was nonsensical and endless.

    The worst part is that they are so shameless to openly say that The Simpsons suck and that nobody likes the show anymore. Seriously? When they are still receiving awards every year? When they beat you in ratings every weekend? And are they so immodest to complain because they don't have Emmys? C'mon, I am just asking a bit of coherence. And there is a lot more to complain about. A lot of self-awareness and pointless references, even for a crossover. Awful management of the time. Forced interactions between the characters. Slow-witted references and satire. The animation was pretty mediocre. And I must say, they really neglected The Simpsons universe. I overlooked some reviews here and some of those say that it's nice to be the characters of The Simpsons being funny again. None of them acted like themselves and they all are cynical and mean-spirited, except those that make a little cameo.

    The only bit of the episode that I genuinely liked was the subplot of Santa's Little Helper and Brian. If I remember correctly, it doesn't even have a resolution, but their interactions were kinda funny. The first interactions between Bart and Stewie and the unexpected appearance of Peter Flinstone were fine, I guess.

    Maybe I should not rate the 232nd episode of a show that I skipped the previous 231 episodes. But I must do something after I lost pathetically 43 minutes of my life.

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    I think the fact that you've never watched Family Guy before might really mess with your perception of the episode. Not saying you have to like it, but a lot of what Family Guy does will end up lost on you and potentially annoy you. As someone who's seen almost every episode of the show, this is a typical episode featuring Simpsons characters. It's nowhere near the worst episode. But it doesn't sound like Family Guy is for you.

    This is actually one of the last classic Family Guy episodes that I can think of. They put more effort and attention into this episode than usual, probably because of the opportunity they had to do this. The animation is also better than usual, and I think a lot of it has to do with Peter Shin's direction. He worked for The Simpsons back in the day, and he was able to integrate the Griffins into Springfield without having them look weird (like dimming their eyeballs and making their skin a little darker). The episode feels more like a movie than an episode half the time, but it doesn't become livelier until the Griffins come to Springfield.

    I remember when this episode came out and everybody was worried about how the Simpsons would be portrayed and being protective of them. I could understand that if this crossover was made in the 1990s, but nobody should be trying to protect the Simpsons characters at this point. They lack any energy or integrity or unique qualities these days, so as long as Family Guy didn't do anything extreme, their portrayals would have been just fine. I didn't have any problems with their characters. I thought Homer was great in this episode, especially at the end where he talks about how important Duff is to his life. It felt like something he would say in the earlier seasons.

    I also like how they went out of their way to highlight how different both shows are. They didn't try to write the Simpsons characters like Family Guy characters. When Stewie made that prank call, Bart didn't even know how to react. Lisa was legitimately disturbed when Meg told her about Peter giving her a gun to hide and later when she cut Lisa's name into her arm. Peter actually thought it was insane that Homer would strangle Bart. Marge looked down on Lois for not wearing a bra. I loved all of those moments because of how realistic they were. The characters didn't understand each other, and that's what made it funnier.

    There are some things that keep the episode from being perfect. The first act is just a standard Family Guy episode. I know it sets up the plot and there are some good jokes, but things really don't pick up until the family gets to Springfield. Unlike Lisa, I feel like Bart doesn't do that much on his own. He's just around for Stewie to admire. I don't like the implication that Peter and Homer made a porno with the gas pumps. The chicken fight definitely goes on longer than it has to, and they could have given some of that time to something else. But at least they go out of their way to make it look interesting. And to this day, I never liked that last shot of Homer being crushed by the spaceship. It didn't look cartoonish enough, it was just this huge object apparently killing him.

    But at the end of this day, this was still a really entertaining episode, and it ended up being one of the last truly memorable Family Guy episodes. I loved all the fourth wall jokes, the allegory of Duff and Pawtucket beer being both shows, and this last joke at Springfield Gorge was so damn stupid, it was hilarious: "You see, I'm a family guy." "I understand. I'm a The Simpsons." They went all out in making this crossover feel like a big event, and the Simpsons characters were funnier here than they are on their own show. 4/5
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    It's possible that it's not a bad episode by Family Guy standards. In that case, I'm not interested in watching the show. I stand by my criticisms, not sure if they go directly to The Simpsons Guy in particular or to Family Guy as a whole. I mean, if it's the typical offer of Family Guy... I simply don't get it. All the trends I could perceive here were not of my liking. I guess Brian is the only element of the show that trapped me. I tried to don't compare this with The Simpsons; I tried to judge this episode as if it was a movie, like accepting whatever they'd try as long as it's well done. You can see I didn't complain about the appearance of Kang and Kodos, for example, something that I would negatively note if it'd happened in a normal episode the Simpsons. But, again, no matter if overlong fight sequences or cringeworthy scenes are or not usual in the show because I didn't take into account that context.

    I think this show is not made for me but I'd love to watch an abridged version of the show composed of the essential episodes and the best ones, so I could understand more this episode and get more into it because I must admit that there were good things here and there.




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