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Thread: R&R - Family Guy - "Run, Chris, Run"



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    R&R - Family Guy - "Run, Chris, Run"

    Original Air Date: May 15th, 2016

    Chris gets elected homecoming king, but Meg discovers that the cool kids only voted for him in order to prank him. Meanwhile, Peter and the gang get jealous when Cleveland starts hanging out with Jerome, so they look for a new black friend.
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    this wasn't that good. a few decent gags but this seemed a bit too sluggish and unwilling to give a dang about its premise. best gag was joe's matter-of-fact statement that bo jackson also played baseball. (that tecmo bowl bit was weird though. that clip of bo jackson running fast is one of the more popular 8-bit videos on the internet with 2+ million views, and they just kinda used it with no irony?)

    also the description kinda LIED since they didn't want to prank him. that probably would've been funnier.

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    Brian hitting on high school girls seems like a new low for him.

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    There actually was a subplot in a recent episode where the whole thing was him hitting on one of Meg's friends and they have joked about him being into younger girls before, so this isn't anything new or shocking.
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    Oh yeah. I forgot about that.

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    Meg's friend was 18. And Brian is 8.

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    Both plots were okay. Didn't much care for the whole "Cleveland and Jerome only hang out because they're black" resolution because it seemed a bit too easy but other than that it was fine I guess. The Chris plot... the fact that it was just a pity vote was lame but I suppose having Chris acting like an asshole would have made us not care if there was a prank, and I suppose Chris being upset at the reveal that everyone just thinks he's mentally handicapped is probably worse anyway.

    There were a few decent jokes (And some awful ones like Peter jamming a fucking stick in his eye! ). All that's really sticking out in my head is the guys playing Tecmo Bowl and Double Dribble though. 3/5

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    I actually kind of liked the gags about Tecmo Bowl and Double Dribble... at least before they overstayed their welcome. Only good part of the episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tormented View Post
    (that tecmo bowl bit was weird though. that clip of bo jackson running fast is one of the more popular 8-bit videos on the internet with 2+ million views, and they just kinda used it with no irony?)
    On that note, FOX hit the original Double Dribble and Tecmo Bowl videos they took for the episode with a copyright claim. They've been restored but still a pretty notable instance of YouTube's severely flawed content ID bullshit.
    Perhaps surprisingly the game glitch is absolutely genuine and was documented in a video that was uploaded to YouTube by a user called ‘sw1tched’ back in February 2009.

    “This is an automatic shot my brothers and I found on the NES Double Dribble back in the 80’s when it was released. I know others know this also, but as long as you release at the right point it is automatic. The half court shot I took at the end goes in 80% of the time, but i didn’t want to keep recording….HAHA,” sw1tched wrote.

    Interestingly the clip that was uploaded by sw1tched was the exact same clip that appeared in the Family Guy episode on Sunday. So, unless Fox managed to duplicate the gameplay precisely, Fox must’ve taken the clip from YouTube.

    Whether Fox can do that and legally show the clip in an episode is a matter for the experts to argue but what followed next was patently absurd. Shortly after the Family Guy episode aired, Fox filed a complaint with YouTube and took down the Double Dribble video game clip on copyright grounds.

    Faced with yet another example of a blatantly wrongful takedown, TorrentFreak spoke with Fight for the Future CTO Jeff Lyon. Coincidentally he’d just watched the episode in question.

    “It’s most likely that this is just another example of YouTube’s Content ID system automatically taking down a video without regard to actual copyright ownership and fair use. As soon as FOX broadcast that Family Guy episode, their robots started taking down any footage that appeared to be reposted from the show — and in this case they took down the footage they stole from an independent creator,” Lyon says.

    “The problem with an automated DMCA takedown system is that robots can never know the difference between fair use and copyright infringement. It is not hyperbolic to call this mass censorship,” he continues.

    “Instead of copyright holders having to prove a video is infringing, their scanning software can take it down automatically, and then it falls on the creator to prove they had a right to post it. Creators are discouraged from filing counter-notices to stand up for their work, facing lost revenue and permanent bans from online platforms. This erodes fair use and free speech on the Internet.”

    The entire situation is indeed bewildering and utterly ridiculous. The original Double Dribble game came out in 1987, some 12 years before the very first episode of Family Guy aired in 1999. The clip of the glitch was uploaded by sw1tched more than seven years ago. Then somehow Fox came along, copied it, put it into their TV show, claimed copyright on it, and then nuked the original clip from the Internet.

    You couldn’t make it up. Nor would you want to.

    Update1: The folks at Takedownabuse.org are featuring this story in a petition.

    Update2: The video has now been restored

    Update3: A Fox spokesperson sent in the following comment: “The video in question was removed as a result of Fox’s routine efforts to protect its television show Family Guy from piracy. As soon as we became aware of the circumstances, the content was restored.”

    Update 4: YouTube user Hamza informs TorrentFreak that a clip he recorded of the game Tecmo Bowl was also used in the same Family Guy episode. It too was taken down and later restored
    Source: https://torrentfreak.com/fox-stole-a...iginal-160520/



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