Page 167 of 168 FirstFirst ... 67117157158159160161162163164165166167168 LastLast
Results 4,981 to 5,010 of 5011



Thread: American Dad! general discussion



(Users Browsing this Thread: )

  1. #4981
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, If West to Mexico wasn't the season finale I wouldn't have given it as much of a pass because my standards for finales are so low that it did manage to exceed my expectations a little. That said, never rewatched it nor do I ever plan to.

    I don't like The Bitchin' Race or Garbage Stan either, but you clearly hate them more than I do. Reasons?

    Best aka only somewhat worthwhile episodes of the season for me are The Witches of Langley (though it gets worse with each rewatch), Casino Normale and The Long Bomb. Worst are Father's Daze, Roger's Baby, Bazooka Steve, Family Plan and The Talented Mr. Dingleberry.
    Family Guy Season 18 Ratings - Yacht Rocky: 1.5/5 Bri-Da: 2.5/5 Absolutely Babulous: 1.5/5 Disney's The Reboot: 1.5/5 Cat Fight: 1.5/5 Peter & Lois' Wedding: .5/5 Heart Burn: 1.5/5 Shanksgiving: .5/5 Christmas is Coming: 2/5 Connie's Celica: 0/5 Short Cuts: 2/5 Undergrounded: 1.5/5 Rich Old Stewie: 3.5/5 The Movement: .5/5 Baby Stewie: 0/5 Start Me Up: 1/5 Coma Guy: 1/5 Better Off Meg: .5/5 Holy Bibble: 0/5 Movin' In (Principal Shepherd's Song): 0/5
    American Dad! Season 16 Ratings - 100 Years a Solid Fool: 0/5 A Starboy is Born: 1/5 Tapped Out: 0/5 Brave N00b World: 0/5 Into the Woods: 0/5 One Fish, Two Fish: 1.5/5 Exquisite Corpses: 2/5 Trophy Wife, Trophy Life: 1.5/5 Game Night: 2/5 American Data?: 0/5 Salute Your Sllort: 0/5 Ghost Dad: TBD Men II Boyz: TBD First, Do No Farm: TBD Roger Needs Dick: 0/5

  2. #4982
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    The Bitchin’ Race is the most boring episode I’ve ever seen and it was a wasted idea. You would expect an episode about the family participating in a reality show to be funny, exciting… but this trainwreck was anything but. There was also that rushed ending and I could say that I liked the Klaus’ scenes, but they had to insert a suicide joke, plus the floating house.

    Garbage Stan is just the Steve-Stan boring as hell episode of the season. I can’t even remember what happened in the main plot, only that Stan was dealing drugs as garbage man without knowing or somewhat (???). There’s a scene where an unlikable Steve removes a poster that Klaus pasted on the wall that also contributed a lot to my hatred for the episode.

  3. #4983
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR,

    The Bitchin' Race - Yeah, all of that plus the return of the annoying as fuck general from CIAPOW contribute to why I didn't like it either. But I guess I accepted it more because at least the premise was different than most episodes and I disliked the previous episode more. Plus, I think we can both agree that the next episode did a much shitter job at pissing all over a good idea.

    Garbage Stan - The main plot didn't matter because it was a stock Stan & Steve episode which are pretty much pointless by default since they'll just Reset Button afterwards coupled with once again retreading on Stan's unresolved issues with his father. It's slightly saved by the subplot even though it was short, had an outcome that could be seen coming from a mile away plus an additional filler scene after the point where it clearly ended with Hayley leaving.

    Yep, poster scene was awful as were both instances of Klaus being straight up chucked away. I'm assuming you also hated the later callback to the former in Eight Fires?

  4. #4984
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    In Garbage Stan’s subplot I would’ve preferred Hayley to have competed with Roger’s persona instead of leaving the room. There were a lot of jokes about the family being sick of Roger being everybody, so I don’t think that was a good way to end a plot.

    About the callback in Eight Fires, I remember only vaguely, and uncertain whether this time it was Steve or Francine. It didn’t irritate me anyway, because I remember it was quick and in Garbage Stan it was a scene extended with Klaus sadly taking the poster off the wall.

  5. #4985
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, I actually thought Hayley pretty much going "Fuck it!" and leaving was kinda funny, the last scene of the subplot after that though was pointless dead air.

    It was Francine, and I didn't hate it but thought "Oh right, thanks for reminding me of the worst moment of that episode".

    Also you mentioned the while thing of everyone sick of Roger being everybody, that's a good example of how lazy the show is now in that most times they just repeat the same basic version of that joke (said character being vocally annoyed that it's him) despite the fact that they've long beaten it into the ground. They've already done it in Roger Needs Dick (though to be fair it was one of the episode's three actual funny moments) and I'm positive they'll do it again in tomorrow's episode.

  6. #4986
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    American Data?

    Okay legit this episode was kinda good and kinda bad. On one hand you got some clever funny jokes and a overall decent story in the main, but the subplot is basically bland until the end with Stan saying "Well, what do you know. I feel better already." But then again, it's TBS with their bland-ass subplots for the most part.

    It's not bad and maybe, just maybe I'll revisit this one again. But as long as there are new episodes of the other shows I watch, nope.

    3/5
    The Central, King of Harts, Burger-loving, American family guy.

    CROSSING SWORDS SEASON 1 * PILOT 0/5 * EPISODE 2 0.5/5 * EPISODE 3 0/5 * EPISODE 4 0/5 * EPISODE 5 0/5 * EPISODE 6 0.5/5 * EPISODE 7 1/5 * EPISODE 8 2.5/5 * EPISODE 9 3/5 * EPISODE 10 3/5

  7. #4987
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    American Data?

    Well, this was boring as fuck and about as stock/paint by number as you could get with a modern episode of AD! that focuses exclusively on Steve, Roger and Stan.

    The main plot was your standard "Steve's a selfish jerkass just like his dad" type of plot where he completely disregards his friends and will throw them under the bus for his own personal gain which seems to make up the other half of the episodes centered on him if it isn't one regarding him bonding with Stan. And because of this, it results in the typical outcome of the show's standard BS Easily Forgiven ending feeling completely empty and hallow because Barry's right when he says "No, you don't" when Steve says he doesn't deserve his friends. Couple that with a rather forced inclusion of Roger, and you have an episode that I honestly would've turned off after act 2 had I known beforehand that the last five minutes of the episode felt like pointless filler.

    The subplot pretty much rehashes the (already awful) ones from Hall Monitor and the Lunch Lady & Eight Fires in regards to Stan pretty much being catatonic for most of it, feeling like dead air as per usual with the TBS subplots and ending on pointless gore because they couldn't think of anything better after writing themselves into a corner as usual. The only unique thing this one added was the sentient tornado at the end which felt like something rejected from the Scully era of The Simpsons because they thought that was too fucking stupid even for them and was on-par with the house floating at the end of The Bitchin' Race.

    There's also so many times you can do the same "Joke" with Dr. Ray where he dies, reappears with it being pointed out that he already died only to die again before it becomes as stale as one of the family members being vocally annoyed when someone turns out to be Roger (which I called would happen here, and added the overall stock feel of the episode). Though I'd argue that the joke was never funny and already got stale by the second time it popped up in Hall Monitor and the Lunch Lady.

    0/5

  8. Thumbs Up To This Post by: orangemo

  9. #4988
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    489


    Man!! What we got is the usual stuff that has made American Dad a huge pile of crap ever since it moved to TBS. This show used to have a personality of its' own and didn't rely on Family Guy. Now, it has slowly evolved into Family Guy 2.0 and that is sad. Steve was an a-hole as usual to his friends. Getting a stupid tiny backpack by using his friends' money is a lot of the same crap he has done before. Also, leaving his friends to eat with prisoners was low. Steve,Stan and Roger are now the mos unlikeable characters. speaking of Roger, he was so predictable. When Steve mentioned the instructor with a predictable, stupid name, we all know it's him. Seeing him take his time walking across the gym is a Family Guy gag. The subplot was shit. Once again Stan was useless. The airblowers talking was another Family Guy gag and they should have let Dr. Ray die and stop bringing him back. It's not funny. The only 2 funny parts were Francine mouth got big and the boys got calve implants. 0.5

  10. #4989
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    Quote Originally Posted by sideshow ken View Post
    Man!! What we got is the usual stuff that has made American Dad a huge pile of crap ever since it moved to TBS. This show used to have a personality of its' own and didn't rely on Family Guy. Now, it has slowly evolved into Family Guy 2.0 and that is sad. Steve was an a-hole as usual to his friends. Getting a stupid tiny backpack by using his friends' money is a lot of the same crap he has done before. Also, leaving his friends to eat with prisoners was low. Steve,Stan and Roger are now the mos unlikeable characters. speaking of Roger, he was so predictable. When Steve mentioned the instructor with a predictable, stupid name, we all know it's him. Seeing him take his time walking across the gym is a Family Guy gag. The subplot was shit. Once again Stan was useless. The airblowers talking was another Family Guy gag and they should have let Dr. Ray die and stop bringing him back. It's not funny. The only 2 funny parts were Francine mouth got big and the boys got calve implants. 0.5
    Almost any doctor scene is not funny. Dr. Hartman is funny but none of the American Dad ones are.

  11. #4990
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    July 20

    Men II Boyz S17 E13

    Klaus enlists Stan, Roger and Jeff to join him on a wild bachelor party weekend.

  12. #4991
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    July 27

    First Do No Farm S17 E14

    Concerned that Hayley is too soft-hearted, Stan attempts to make her "farm tough" by turning the house into an urban homestead.

  13. #4992
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    Salute Your Sllort

    Again not bad this week. Might be one of the better episodes this season. There were some good jokes and quotes throughout and the main is a decent storyline, but a bit predictable. There were some jokes I found to be awful, mainly the entire subplot was just dumb, pointless filler, and literally Billy is so unfunny. Why is he a character? But I enjoyed it for what it was. The ending with Barry saying he forgot to do his homework was really funny. Not sure if I'd watch it again though.

    3/5

  14. #4993
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    Salute Your Sllort

    Well, it finally happened. AD! managed to produce an episode this year that was so stupid that I couldn't bring myself to even finish it! The episode began on a pretty bad note already with the opening scene of the subplot which pretty much showed that not only is Klaus pretty much the Meg of the show nowadays but how said subplots usually have those involved acting dumb pretty much for the sake of it. And it got even worse from there with Steve and his friends making it look like Sllort graffitied the school in order to make her look cool which of course gets her expelled and then out of nowhere arrested for a murder when the paint cans the guys used are found in a dumpster with a headless body.

    It didn't take long for me to figure out that Sllort actually was responsible for the murder and at this point there was a 50% chance that I was gonna simply turn off the episode once they revealed it because I wasn't giving even the slightest shit about what was going on. But then they hinted at the twist reveal for her and I was like "Oh no, this can't be that fucking stupid!" and then they went ahead and revealed that she was in fact a goddamn troll and I went "Yep, fuck this! I'm done". Reading up on the Wiki about what happened after that told me that I didn't miss anything. I mean seriously, for as dumb as it was for Saddlesore Galatica to reveal that the jockeys were actually elves, it was nowhere near as fucking stupid and retarded as this shit!

    That said, I did watch the subplot all the way though which ended up being the first time this season where I thought it was better than the main but just barely as it was slightly funny despite what I already said about it starting off on a bad note, most of Stan & especially Francine's dialogue being the kind of dumb stupid shit that a character would say only in the subplots and ending on an abrupt random note, but at it wasn't in a "Pointless gore FTW!!" so I'll give it that. And because of this I wouldn't call this the worst episode of the season as well as being the "Best" of the episodes thus far that I've turned off without finishing (the others being Hamerican Dad!, Demolition Daddy and Hand That Rocks the Rogu).

    One more thing, much like Hand That Rocks the Rogu, this episode proves why unfunny one-joke characters like Rogu & Billy should never be allowed to be even a supporting character in an episode because when they're already tedious/cringey enough in just one scene!

    0/5


  15. #4994
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    American Data?

    Steve wasn’t as unlikable as in Mom Sauce and I really liked how he was not only punished for his actions, but did it voluntarily to help the guys. This time, he deserved forgiveness. The subplot was actually kind of cute, and I think the recurring joke about Dr. Ray’s death is funny, even if predictable. 9/10.

  16. #4995
    Moe is their leader. Captain_Smiley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    651


    Salute Your Sllort

    Things happened.

  17. Thumbs Up To This Post by: orangemo

  18. #4996
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Captain_Smiley, Too bad it was all mostly stupid (Sllort being a goddamn motherfucking troll) and not the slightest bit funny (pretty much everything having to do with Barry or Billy).

  19. Thumbs Up To This Post by: orangemo

  20. #4997
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    489


    Salute your sllort

    American Dad is sinking lower and lower. Both plots were garbage. The subplot was the worse with Stan and Francine completely brain dead. I hate Billy and he should never come back. Knowing what the girls' name backwards didn't take long and Steve once again was and a-hole at least he made up for it last week. This week was unforgiveable. 0.5

  21. #4998
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    Quote Originally Posted by sideshow ken View Post
    Salute your sllort

    American Dad is sinking lower and lower. Both plots were garbage. The subplot was the worse with Stan and Francine completely brain dead. I hate Billy and he should never come back. Knowing what the girls' name backwards didn't take long and Steve once again was and a-hole at least he made up for it last week. This week was unforgiveable. 0.5
    Even with how low American Dad has sunken it’s still better than that dogshit show Crossing Swords

  22. #4999
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    First, Do No Farm (7/27)
    Concerned that Hayley is too soft-hearted, Stan attempts to make her "farm tough" by turning the house into an urban homestead.

  23. #5000
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    Quote Originally Posted by John95 View Post
    First, Do No Farm (7/27)
    Already posted it but thanks anyways

  24. #5001
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    Salut your Sllort

    Wow, that was one of the dumbest episodes they’ve ever done. I would have no problem with the plot twist “Sllort being a troll” if the episode already had a supernatural aspect from the beginning. Take “Minstrel Krampus”, in it Jack becomes a fucking demon, but the episode had a proper setup for all the bizarre things that happened. Also Billy had a lot of screentime, and that was incredibly annoying. To complete, a pointless and unfunny subplot! Bottom 5 of all time, definitely. 2/10.


  25. #5002
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, That's one of the things I hate the most about this show and often leads to most of their bad episodes (or slightly ruins decent ones), an out of nowhere twist simply for the sake of having one no matter how much it undermines it. One could argue it was setup by the stuff Sllort was saying earlier, but it would make more sense that she was just knowledgeable of that sort of stuff, not it equating to her being a goddamn motherfucking troll!

    I'll give you this much, you actually sat through the whole goddamn thing. Would you also agree that this was basically a worse version of the infamous twist with the jockeys being elves in Saddlesore Galactica?

    Speaking of Jack, I wonder if Monday's episode will continue the retcon of him suddenly being human again in Klaustastrope.TV or if he'll be Krampus again and they just ignore that continuity error like they usually do.

  26. #5003
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    This twist actually reminds me of “Family Plan” and that gore-fest that came out of nowhere and ruined any attempt to exploit Francine’s arrogant parents. As in “Sllort”, I really, really, really didn’t think they were going to take that path.

    I used to hate this episode, but well, those guys really did look like elves, and the scene where they make the revelation is filled with a song, which further diminishes their seriousness. I see it as a way that they invented to Homer be afraid, considering that he normally wouldn’t be afraid of guys who measure a third of his height. Homer also did something nice for Bart for not letting him lose, and the family united against the elves was another cool addition. Of course, these things do not justify the general absurdity, but it proves that even these infamous episodes have something of value (besides being funny).

  27. #5004
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, Yeah, not since that episode have I seen such an out of nowhere twist that had virtually next to no foreshadowing (or if it was, was done in a way you weren't expecting it to end up). And it's funny how despite this being less gory, it's actually worse since it made me quit the episode whereas I stupidly sat through the rest of Family Plan and have nothing to show for it!

    I haven't seen that episode since I got a copy of the Season 11 DVD a few years back, but from what I remember I viewed it the same way I view a few of the other episodes of The Simpsons that are considered some of the all-time worst like The Principal and the Pauper, That 90's Show and Lisa Goes Gaga where I'm like "Eh, whatever". I brought that up though because as I've said a for a while now it appears as though AD! has entered into it's own Scully-era in it's continuing decline as evidenced by this episode's twist and the endings for A Starboy is Born, Brave N00b World and One Fish, Two Fish.

  28. #5005
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    “Family Plan” is still above “Sllort” on my all-time worst list. Mostly because “Big Trouble in Little Langley” is one of my favorites and while I hated Francine’s birth parents in it, I would’ve liked to see some plot about their regret, but that trainwreck didn’t even have continuity.

    I honestly don't think that any Simpsons season 1-13 episode deserves to be on a bottom list. Scully Era had all the whackiness, but still felt like The Simpsons. The characters (except Homer and sometimes Mr. Burns) were in-character and neither episode was boring. It makes no sense AD! having a “Scully Era” since the show never had any concern for reality. As in the comparison between Krampus and Sllort, the show just doesn’t care about explaining the absurd things that happen now. However, I agree with some endings of the new episodes being completely random and lazy.

  29. #5006
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, The twist in Salute Your Sllort is worse, but I agree that Family Plan is the worse episode.

    True the show never had a concern for reality, but for the longest time it still had the sense of being somewhat grounded. The endings to those episodes were mainly what I meant when saying the show is going through it's own Scully-era because they're either on-par or actually worse than the kind of endings you'd get from that time. Though you'll also get some other minor stupid things as well such as the out of nowhere studio audience for one moment in The Hand That Rocks the Rogu or Jeff's extending finger in Game Night.

    Also, what's your opinion on Steve's friends? Honestly, Toshi's the only one I can really stomach as I don't like Snot and I hate Barry.

  30. #5007
    Pin Pal Martin_PrinceBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    267


    Looking at them as independent characters, I would say I like. But unfortunately in many episodes they’re just the background of a plot where Steve is an unlikable selfish. I also would like to see Toshi be further explored. Snot has had several episodes centered, Barry, two, and he, none. I mean, if I’m not mistaken, his sister, a minor character, had two plots and he must be the only recurring character to appear on Pilot who didn’t have an episode of his own.

  31. #5008
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @Martin_PrinceBR, Yeah, part of why I don't like Snot & Barry is that they've long been Flanderized to center around one single identifying character trait. For Snot, it's the fact that he's poor (which came out of nowhere beginning in Roger's Baby) and/or a Jew and for Barry he's insufferably stupid with a voice that's as grating as Steve's whenever he's whining. What I said about Snot was also part of the reason why I ended up hating/turning off Demolition Daddy as he's not a good enough character to carry an entire episode mostly by himself (especially one where it only had so much actual material, most of which consisted of him yelling at his mother).

    Despite Toshi being the one I can actually stomach, he doesn't get out of this either as he's the most egregious for his one character trait of only speaking Japanese and nobody understanding him, and how he's even more of an Asian stereotype than Tricia Takanawa with the only thing missing being buck teeth.

  32. #5009
    Pin Pal
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    California
    Posts
    548
    Blog Entries
    1


    Quote Originally Posted by John95 View Post
    @Martin_PrinceBR, Yeah, part of why I don't like Snot & Barry is that they've long been Flanderized to center around one single identifying character trait. For Snot, it's the fact that he's poor (which came out of nowhere beginning in Roger's Baby) and/or a Jew and for Barry he's insufferably stupid with a voice that's as grating as Steve's whenever he's whining. What I said about Snot was also part of the reason why I ended up hating/turning off Demolition Daddy as he's not a good enough character to carry an entire episode mostly by himself (especially one where it only had so much actual material, most of which consisted of him yelling at his mother).

    Despite Toshi being the one I can actually stomach, he doesn't get out of this either as he's the most egregious for his one character trait of only speaking Japanese and nobody understanding him, and how he's even more of an Asian stereotype than Tricia Takanawa with the only thing missing being buck teeth.
    Tricia Takanawana is actually a good character. I find Toshi to be relatively bland. I wish his sister made more appearances.

  33. #5010
    Stonecutter John95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Mauston, WI
    Posts
    1,195


    @orangemo, She's alright. I mentioned her though because she appears to be hated by a lot of people for being an Asian stereotype (which to be fair she is), and yet these same people probably don't bat an eye to Toshi who as I already said is even more of a stereotype.

    To be fair, all of Steve's friends are very bland. It varies with how one-dimensional they are with Barry being the most.

  34. Thumbs Up To This Post by: orangemo



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •