[Stewie and Brian in the mall]
Stewie Griffin: 10 bucks.
Brian Griffin: Five bucks.
Stewie Griffin: Eight bucks and I’ll do it.
Brian Griffin: Fine.
[Stewie goes running through the center courtyard naked]
Stewie Griffin: Help! I’ve escaped from Kevin Spacey’s basement! Help me!
[Stewie walks back to Brian naked]
Stewie Griffin: Ha! I am so outrageous. Gimme the cash.
[Stewie starts counting the money]
Brian Griffin: Cold in here?
Stewie Griffin: Nope, just really small.
Cool, I love this show as a single liberal gay men!!!!!!
Seth MacFarlane said the baby would ultimately be “gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual” I would never of guessed :D
Family Guy is the only reason for the existence of BBC three.
“Hate mail from Adolf Hitler” made me laugh. Family Guy’s alright with race and sexuality, but it really needs to sort out its innate sexism. Am I the only one that sees it? Every other scene seems to be about some woman getting her comeuppance for being promiscuous or nagging, or whatever other rubbish the writing crew have issues with. Really makes it hard for me to watch, having my chuckles cut short by caveman humour.
I think it’s meant to be taking the piss pumpkin pie. I don’t think he’s actually sexist. He sounds like a pretty open gay to be honest.
Oh, its the opposite – all the men are utterly useless and the women run everything!
And of course Stewie is gay – no hetero would have THAT voice!
Pumpkin Pie must have had his laughing gland surgically extracted at birth. For fuck’s sake mate, humour is all about other people’s misfortune, stop getting so fucking anal and uptight about the possibility you might actually laugh at something politically incorrect.
I don’t think he REALISES he is. That’s why I said “innate” sexism – his gags are like wee little Freudian slips. Or massive ones. Depends on the gag.
What part of me laughing at the rest of Family Guy (when it’s genuinely funny) – race and sexuality gags included – are you having trouble understanding? When somebody doesn’t conform to your weird little stereotypes, do you just stick your fingers in your ears, start chanting “can’t hear you~” and dream up your own alternate reality? And what’s your obsession with political correctness? I don’t think I’ve ever even mentioned the term in all the months I’ve been posting here. Is this just some catch-all term for people you don’t disagree with? Kinda like the way America’s Republican party uses “liberal” as a meaningless slur?
I’m pretty sure the answer to all that is because you have issues with people disagreeing with you. You can’t possibly accept that other people have different opinions, so you turn them into strawmen to make them easier to shoot down.
Anyways, for those of you who are more open-minded, it’s just little things I’ve noticed in Family Guy. Like when a male celebrity is getting on in years, it hardly ever gets a mention. When it’s a female celeb, she’s a withered old hag under her make-up who needs to oil her joints before having sex. When a male character is promiscuous, it’s entertaining (why, they even made a whole character out of it – Quagmire, who I do find very amusing). When a woman’s promiscuous, she’s a whore and the male characters must get revenge on her. It’s funny once or twice, but when it keeps happening again and again, it gets old fast.
I suppose these double standards are found in real-life, but when MacFarlane makes a gag about cops being heavy-handed with black suspects, he’s mocking society (cops in particular). When he makes a joke about women, he’s usually agreeing with society. It ends up looking like a twisted little revenge fantasy – more creepy than funny.
Am I the only one who sees it this way? It really made Family Guy harder to watch. Physically, I mean. Going from laughter to eye-rolling puts a strain on my facial muscles.
” but when MacFarlane makes a gag about cops being heavy-handed with black suspects, he’s mocking society (cops in particular). When he makes a joke about women, he’s usually agreeing with society”
Pumpkin Pie: ther are tranches of the US that think the racist jokes etc are affirming them, not mocking them.
My persoanl gripe is that I can’t euthenase Peter: he really gets up my nose (as he’s designed to!!), but I so resonate with Stewie
I said-a-bird bird bird, bird is the word I said a BIRD BIRD BIRD, BIRD IT THE WORD!!!
Chris! Don’t you know about the word? MEG, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE BIRD IS THE WORD!
Bird, bird, bird, bird is the word!!!
Really? Then perhaps I was being close-minded about it. It’s certainly a subject that would be interesting to investigate.
Goodness, yes. Bold move to make your main character so loathsome, even if he is funny. Chris Griffin, on the other hand, can just curl up and die. I can count the amount of times I’ve laughed at him on one hand. Shame, ‘cos I thought Seth Green was pretty entertaining in Buffy. And the fact that MacFarlane uses him as his “author avatar” so often just makes him even more obnoxious.