Monday, March 30, 2009

Family Guy: The Next Generation

So two Star Trek-related posts in a row here. Did you catch last night's Family Guy episode? Here's the full episode on Hulu. It got a lot of buzz because it reunited the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

While this clip has some funny lines, the whole installment was weak and pathetic. Here they have EVERYONE from TNG, and they basically just tell the same joke over and over again (Stewie bossing them around while they're in a humorously mundane setting i.e. a bowling alley). And they just made it filler for this lame diatribe about Seth McFarlane's atheism wrapped around some tired, predicatble Christian-bashing. Further proof that while Family Guy is capable of moments of hilarity:

... when it comes to generating an ACTUAL story with ACTUAL jokes, they fall flat. Very flat.

Contrast this episode to the one Futurama did a few years ago where they reunited all the original series cast, which thing was a masterpiece of perfect beauty. Here's a link to the video. And yet Futurama died a pre-mature death while Family Guy has, somehow, lived long and prospered. Alas.


Anonymous said...

"Stewiw can I take these off now?"
"No LeVar, you are blind"

Mary said...

Come now, we all know why shows that suck make it while brilliant ones “fail”… let us consider the audience.


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