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Family Guy (Seasons 8-Present)

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"🎵Family Guy, we've been on for years!🎵"
Genre: Fantasy
Comedy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: January 31, 1999–November 2, 2003
May 1, 2005–present
Network(s): Fox
Created by: Seth MacFarlane
Distributed by: Fox
Starring: Seth MacFarlane
Alex Borstein
Seth Green
Lacey Chabert (Seasons 1-2)
Mila Kunis (Season 2-present)
Mike Henry
Seasons: 19
Episodes: 360


Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie, and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island.

However, ever since season 8, the show, which used to be a smash hit, has later become criticized by critics and audiences for many reasons, and these seasons have gone down as one of the worst examples of seasonal rot and flanderization. As of this writing, the series has yet to fully recover from season 7's "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven".

Why It Sucks Now

  1. These seasons lack the charm and cleverness of the first five seasons, and to a lesser extent, the sixth and seventh seasons. In one of the most tragic negative-180's in television, the writing downgraded from being clever and actually funny to completely atrocious and catastrophic, almost to the point of irredeemability. It's even worse when knowing that the writing staff behind this show is huge, with 14 writers and a multi-million dollar budget (more specifically, $2 million), both of which are impressive for a TV series, and yet they come up with this stuff.
    • Not only that, but the writers also clearly lack any respect for the fans or the audience in general, like how they decided to kill off Brian because he was hated so much and then bring him back two episodes later. They did absolutely nothing to redeem Brian's flanderization and just kept him just as, maybe even more unlikable, yet the creators make it clear that, in a way, they can kill him once and if the audience gets mad, they have the power to do it again. This is a tactic known as "leverage."
    • In fact, the writing has resulted in so many terrible episodes from these seasons that there are too many to list, the most infamous examples include:
    • This is also not helped by the fact that the 8th, 12th and 17th seasons only sped up the show's decline in quality, the eighth and twelfth seasons being are considered the worst of the bunch because it not only showed so much flanderization, but these seasons hold some of the all time worst episodes of the series in general. Season 17 also includes some of the worst episodes of the entire series, like "Trump Guy" for example, which almost looked like the show had a crossover episode with "Our Cartoon President."
  2. There are several problems with the characters, as almost all of them have been flanderized to the point that they're unlikable and/or horribly hopeless (especially the Griffin family).
    • Peter went from a silly doofus and likable father who cares a lot about his family and is incredibly respectful to Meg (one episode involved him saying he'd take a bullet for her) into an unlikable malicious, idiotic, monstrous, and incredibly abusive and insensitive psychopath who does illegal and evil things in almost every episode and is always excused for his actions as he's said to do that stuff out of idiocy, even though that's not true. He is also a rotten friend, having shot Joe in the eye and Quagmire in the arm on two separate occasions.
      • He's also very bland and boring, due to the lack of expression and emotion from the animation and voice acting.
    • Brian went from a smart-mouthed but likable voice-of-reason dog to a self-absorbed, pretentious, alcoholic, egotistical douche-bag and "occasionally" atheist fundamentalist (in other words, essentially Seth MacFarlane's political soapbox) that tells lies to get attractive women to like him, thinks religions are purely evil, and their followers are idiots even though not all of them are like that. He is a conniving and ungrateful scoundrel who will do anything to advance any of his careers, especially if it means hurting his loved ones, screwing over the people who helped him, or letting people die. He's also a massive hypocrite by saying Lois having an affair with anyone other than him is wrong.
    • Lois went from a nice and compassionate wife of Peter Griffin to a short-tempered, immature and psychotic dominatrix wanna-be who sometimes abuses Peter, acts like she has control over her family's life, is a massive hypocrite who calls Peter out on things "she's" guilty of, and is very loud and obnoxious. She's an even bigger Karma Houdini than Peter.
    • Chris went from a normal, kind, slightly-dimwitted teenager who is an incredibly talented artist to a completely-dimwitted, uninteresting character who's only known for just masturbating all the time, known for going full idiot mode and is only used when Peter has had too much screen time. But he didn't see too much decline in character.
    • Meg went from a normal girl wanting to make friends to getting routinely abused, until she finally snapped, such as trying to plan sexual assault on Chris just so she could have closure from a gay boy, going all Fatal Attraction on Brian, trying to replace Bonnie as Joe's wife by framing her and breastfeeding their baby, or engaging in a deadly fight at the school cafeteria. However, since Season 14 she's been abused less often.
    • Stewie went from being an evil genius to being a flamboyant gay stereotype. Though eventually, he got better in the later seasons, as he retained his original personality. Throughout how worse Family Guy has gotten, he is one of the few characters that was still likable throughout (mostly).
    • Quagmire went from a funny and somewhat perverted ladies' man to a complete pervert who is used for little more than sex humor and has his perverted qualities exaggerated.
      • In fact, he has also developed an unexplained hatred towards Brian. Not because of anything personal, because he's become a surrogate for the fans that started hating Brian heavily. If you watch the clip where Quagmire reveals why he hates Brian, you'll notice that there is nothing related that involves Quagmire.
    • Joe went from a strong and confident police officer who was a good role model to a crutch for cruel handicap jokes, an old groaner who screams way too much, and a cowardly spineless cop who lets Peter get away with everything and never arrests him for any lawbreaking acts like shooting Joe in the eye with a BB gun, and for giving his daughter a raspberry in the "wrong place." What also doesn't help is that in the newer seasons, he gets way too much screen time. It's like the writers have a new motto: when in doubt, shove Joe into the scene.
    • Bonnie went from Joe's caring and supportive wife to seeing him as an inconvenience and someone to bully, cheat on Joe and kill him. The biggest example of Bonnie wanting to cheat on Joe is the episode "Foreign Affair" which the main plot of the episode is Bonnie wanting to have an affair in Paris.
    • Despite it occurring in his Spin-Off Series, *Cleveland was flanderized from being a Slow Talking but friendly and hilarious Black man, into a whiny, immature, annoying, unfunny and literal man-child in his very own show as he acts like a literal clone of Peter Griffin. Thankfully, he redeemed himself when he moved back to Quahog.
    • The character of Ida, Quagmire's trans mother, only exists just so the writers could make transphobic 'jokes', such as how not once after her sex change has she been referred to as a woman. What makes this way, way worse is that Seth MacFarlane described her introductory episode as "the most sympathetic portrayal of a transgender person", when in reality, it was anything but sympathetic. If anything, the entire episode spent its time mocking the transgender community.
    • A lot more of the male characters fall under the Unfair Sex trope, which is where the male characters are meant to be seen as evil scumbags that are to blame for everything, while the female characters are to be rooted for because they are portrayed as angels by the writers.
    • Sometimes, the show introduces a new character and then immediately either kills them off or just throws them aside with little to no character development. Notable examples include Vinny, a new dog the Griffins get when Brian dies, and Jess, a young woman Brian marries who is killed off after two episodes.
    • Speaking of character development, none of that (not even redemption) is given to the characters in any of the episodes. And when there is, it's all but forgotten in the following episode, despite this show's episodes being canon.
  3. Some episodes are offensive and mock tragedies in an unfunny taste.
    • Most notably, the show makes many references to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which is pretty tasteless, since Seth MacFarlane, the show's creator, almost died on that day by missing the flight that would've headed towards the World Trade Center. Making fun of a tragic event in which your show's creator could've been killed is not funny!
  4. Some slightly inappropriate moments for a show rated TV-14.
  5. Nearly every single emotional or dramatic moment falls flat or is very hypocritical and insincere due to its mean-spirited tone, and use of humor at wrong moments. Like the scene in "Life of Brian" where a squirrel kicks and spits on Brian right after he gets run over by a car, or Quagmire watching baseball on his phone during the funeral, although it's somewhat justified as he hates Brian.
  6. Most of the episodes have misguided morals (like "Peter-assment" and "Love, Blactually").
  7. Most of the endings to the episodes range from unsatisfying and mean-spirited to even misleading.
    • In one episode, "No Giggity, No Doubt", Quagmire starts growing more of a character with his new daughter, Courtney, saying he's going to be more of a father to her. Still, in the episodes after that, he's back to his usual, sex-craving self, and the writers completely wrote out Courtney with no explanation, as if she never existed.
    • Another example is in "The Heartbreak Dog", when Brian apologizes to Joe for kissing his wife Bonnie. Instead of Joe accepting Brian's apology, the former just abuses Brian for the entire episode and even shoots him in the leg in the ending, although the latter is justified as Brian smuggly refers to himself as cupid.
  8. The fourth wall is broken too many times in several episodes (like "The Unkindest Cut", and "Trump Guy"), which has gotten old quickly.
  9. There are a lot of problems with its humor, jokes, and gags:
    • The humor, in general, is either disgusting, confusing, mean-spirited, or over-reliant on pop culture references and cutaway gags. For example, jokes of school shootings, suicide, domestic abuse, animal abuse and terrorism are all present.
    • The abuse jokes towards Meg are just unfunny, mean-spirited, and overused, making the characters seem even more unlikable.
    • Some jokes tend to drag on for way, and we mean way, too long. A great example of this is in the episode "Send In Stewie, Please," where Stewie goes and explains his doctor's love life, which goes on for a whopping six minutes. It was also justified to fill out the episode's run time.
    • There is also overuse of gross-out and toilet humor and fart jokes, like Peter having musical farts who he uses to sing the Sanford and Son theme song, or even being a ghost made out of a dog's fart.
    • It even overuses shock humor and gore, much like this movie for example, but it’s taken to another level.
      • Not to mention, some of the graphic imagery is just outright disgusting and disturbing, such as a scene in the episode "Peter Problems" where Peter kills a beached whale with a forklift truck.
    • Most of the time, the characters have to explain the jokes and gags, sometimes before they even happen, which just ruins the humor entirely.
      • I.E. Lois Griffin: "Expect me to do a lot of sour-faced, arms folded head shaking." - Then she does that. (Are you there God? It's me, Peter)
    • The show relies too much on overly long gags and plays them out for too long that it ends up ruining the joke, like the "Star Wars" parody trilogy. "Blue Harvest" was originally meant to be a single episode that was intended to be a joke as a result of the show relying too much on "Star Wars" humor at the time. Still, Fox forced them to parody the other two movies, and while the episodes are pretty good, doing the other two movies ended up ruining the joke, which even the show admitted in "It's A Trap!" via its opening crawl.
    • Similar with the case of Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon", to be fair, one of the main reasons what made the original 7 seasons of Family Guy beloved by fans was the fact that back when the show was hampered by network censorship restrictions it not only controlled its amount of adult and gross-out content, yet it encouraged the writers of Family Guy at the time to be more creative with their comedic gags and story executions. Since the time Family Guy is released from the network censorship restrictions it previously had in the first seven seasons as of Season 8 due to its successful ratings, this resulted to the show losing its creativity in favor of overuse of gross-out and raunchy humor without any network censorship interference whatsoever.
    • Some of the humor is just people screaming and being over the top, mainly with Lois and Joe.
  10. The jokes, gags, and episodes often steal elements from American Dad and The Simpsons.
  11. Annoying and overly hammy voice acting for some of the characters, especially Lois Griffin.
  12. Most of the cutaways and scenes portray nothing but being filler (example: the Conway Twitty cutaways). This also really harms the episodes in themselves, since if you take out the cutaways, the episodes don't even add up to 11 minutes.
  13. More recently, the show has been continuously making autism jokes. The most notable occurrence was in Season 14 where there was an autism joke in five episodes, with the first four times being consecutive.
  14. Overuse of product placement, such as Skittles and Subway, along with celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian.
  15. Part of the non-musical score is just a bunch of licensed songs from the '80s or '90s.
  16. Overuse of the zoom-in effect to highlight something dramatic.
  17. Even though the animation is still good and the backgrounds are a huge improvement from previous seasons, it is a considerable downgrade as it looks more stiffer. This is because the series to Toon Boom Harmony (the same animation software used to create animated shows like Stitch & Ai and movies like My Little Pony: The Movie in 2017).
    • Many times the show, instead of animating something, will instead use a stock image or live action footage. This is most notable with Conway Twitty.
  18. Seth MacFarlane wanted this series to end, but Fox forced him to keep it going. On that note, he still can veto scripts, allowing the series' downfall, likely due to his apathy toward the series (MacFarlane was frustrated that Fox aired three episodes behind his back during the 2007-08 Writers' Guild strike, likely leading to said apathy).
    • Speaking of which, Fox cares so little about the show's declining quality, that they've never bothered to cancel it again after already canceling it twice.
  19. The show often puts up a middle finger to Bob's Burgers, even joking it was animated in a moving car. It's clear that this is out of jealousy because Bob's Burgers actually has a few Emmys, something Family Guy claims to not have (we say "claims to" because they actually do have some for voice acting).
  20. The DVDs have various deleted scenes, some of which were cut from the episode for being unfunny. Still, in the case of "Brian's a Bad Father," they cut a scene of Brian talking to his son Dylan in favor of unfunny cutaways, including one where Peter wants to "cut" himself.
  21. The conflict in most episodes is extremely forced. For example, in one episode when Peter accidentally shoots Cleveland Jr., Cleveland accuses him of racism, completely out of nowhere.
  22. Most of the songs are crude and offensive, such as The Canadian Nudie Bars and "The Dating Game" songs.
  23. Seth MacFarlane originally vowed never to make 9/11 references, however, the writers have broken that vow in episodes like "Back to the Pilot".
  24. The episode "Run, Chris, Run" used two videos of "Double Dribble" and "Tecmo Bowl" without the permission of the original owners, and Fox took down the originals in an attempt to cover their tracks. They were eventually re-uploaded, but the damage was already done.
  25. In June 2020, the protests of George Floyd pressured Mike Henry to step down from voicing Cleveland, which comes off as hypocritical because the show's writers consistently insert racist jokes, and the recasting heavily panders to SJWs. The Simpsons, however, did a worse job by letting non-white characters no longer be voiced by white actors, as Al Jean (current Simpsons showrunner) is an SJW and a BLM supporter.
  26. It contains animal abuse, like when Brain gets shot and killed by Joe while reimagined as Jay Gatsby, later stabbed to death by Peter while reimagined as a pig, and crushed as a puppy by Chris in “High School English,” Brian mawling a Baby Squirrel to death in “Boys & Squirrels”, Peter eviscerating a beached whale with a forklift in “Peter Problems” and killing a cat while trying to shave it in “Episode 420,” and Brian getting run over by a car in “Life of Brian.”

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some characterizations are still done right:
    • Brian and Stewie have an awesome, believable friendship, and they are usually the main highlight of episodes involving the two.
    • Consuela is still a very funny character and Mike Henry does an excellent job doing the voice of her.
    • Mayor Adam West was still a funny character, although his voice actor of the same name sadly passed away in 2017.
    • Natalia from the episode "Nanny Goats" is actually an interesting new character.
    • Tiny Tom Cruise is also a pretty memorable character.
    • Cleveland, Meg, Quagmire and Joe have all returned to their original personalities and are still likable. Joe in Season 11, Cleveland in Season 12, Meg in Season 15, and Quagmire in season 18.
    • Despite their flanderization, Peter, Brian and Quagmire started to become a bit more likable in later seasons.
  2. There are still some good story ideas, concepts, and episodes such as:
    • "Road To" miniseries (Many consider these to be the best of the show in general); these episodes in this seasons are:
      • "Road to the Multiverse" (which started these seasons on a high note).
      • "Road to the North Pole"
      • "Roads to Vegas"
      • "Road to India"
    • "PeTerminator" (often considered one of the best newer episodes and best in series)
    • "Into Fat Air"
    • "Joe's Revenge"
    • "Nanny Goats"
    • "Forget-Me-Not"
    • "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie"
    • "And Then There Were Fewer" (the best episode of Season 9)
    • "Christmas is Coming"
    • "Boy's Best Friend"
    • "Back to the Pilot" (despite mocking the 9/11 attacks)
    • "The Big Bang Theory" (not to be confused with the show of the same name)
    • "Yug Ylimaf"
    • "Three Directors"
    • "The Griffin Winter Games"
    • "Big Trouble in Little Quahog"
    • "Passenger Fatty-Seven"
    • "Island Adventure"
    • "Candy Quahog Marshmallow"
    • "The Man with Two Brians"
    • "Peternormal Activity"
    • "A Lot Going on Upstairs"
    • "Killer Queen"
    • "Dog Bites Bear"
    • “Stewie, Chris & Brian’s Excellent Adventure”
    • "Spies Reminiscent of Us"
    • "Follow the Money"
    • "Bigfat"
    • "Peter & Lois' Wedding" (depending on your view)
    • "Underage Peter"
    • "Chap Stewie" (despite being another time-traveling episode)
    • "V is for Mystery"
    • "Brian & Stewie"
    • "Disney's The Reboot" (depending on your view)
    • "The D in Apartment 23"
    • "The First No L"
    • "Rich Old Stewie"
    • "Stewie's First Word"
    • "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2"
    • "Cutawayland" (despite the lazy ending)
    • "Inside Family Guy"
    • "Emmy-Winning Episode"
    • "The Simpsons Guy" (depending on your view)
    • "New Kidney in Town"
    • Bri-Da
    • "Meg Stinks!"
    • "He's Bla-ack"
    • "The Boys in the Band"
    • "Wild Wild West"
    • "The Blind Side" (depending on your view)
    • “Crimes and Meg’s Demeanor”
    • "#JOLO"
    • "Meg Goes to College"
    • "Family Cat"
    • The episode, "Hot Shots", is a decent satire of anti-vax parents.
    • The Season 19 episode, "Fecal Matters" is a funny, yet sad episode about Peter and Ernie the Giant Chicken, The latter was dying from bird flu.
    • The Star Wars parody episodes are pretty funny and make for good parodies.
  3. The newer episodes can sometimes have their moments, such as Cleveland's bathtub gag or Quagmire's gags.
    • In fact, there's a decently funny running gag in "The Blind Side", where Peter repeatedly falls down new stairs that Lois bought, despite swearing outrageously.
  4. The episode "Baby Stewie" closed off the episode with a Family Guy short starring Cleveland in the veins of the shorts of Pixar, which is actually okay.
  5. The musical score is still decent most of the time (when it doesn't license random 80's & 90's songs). The theme song, for example, is still pretty catchy.
    • Some song numbers are also pretty catchy, such as "A Bag of Weed", "Mr. Booze" (though it wasn't written for the show and took three minutes of the episode, it's still a great song sung by the cast), and "Candy Quahog Marshmallow".
  6. Many of the cast and crew still haven't changed.
  7. Despite the voice acting being annoying for some characters like Lois, it's still decent for everyone else, especially Peter, Stewie, Brian, and Quagmire, which is impressive since they are all voiced by Seth MacFarlane.
    • Cleveland's new voice actor, Arif Zahir, does a really good job at sounding like Mike Henry, even before he got his role on the show, despite what WISN #25 says. His impression can be heard when he was doing gameplays on YouTube.
  8. The action scenes are still decent, such as the fights between Peter and Ernie, the Giant Chicken, despite being generic.
  9. As mentioned before, Stewie started to get better in the later seasons, and he remains the most likable character in the Griffin family. Also, around Season 14, the Griffin family (namely Peter, Stewie, and Chris) finally reconcile with Meg, so there have been far less "Meg Torture" gags, and Brian and Quagmire's rivalry with each other finally came to a halt around seasons 17 to 18.
  10. Much like The Simpsons, it at least pays tribute to dead members of the cast and crew like Doug Lackey and Adam West.
  11. While the animation did get stiffer, the backgrounds are actually better-looking than they were in the early episodes.
  12. Some of the cutaways and scenes are funny, memorable and/or touching:
    • The Calvin and Hobbes cutaway in "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" not only translates the comics' artstyle to the show's artstyle quite well, but even has a decent voice for Calvin as well.
    • The cutaway in "Disney's The Reboot" in which only Chris sings the Family Guy theme song for a potential reboot called Family Guy Again is great.
    • The cutaway scene where Stewie watches Caillou in "Stewie's First Word" was funny and even pointed out flaws of that show. Not to mention the cutaway scene in the same episode where Peter sits with Caillou's dad was quite touching and it also managed to translate the artstyle from the Caillou very well into Family Guy's artstyle.
    • The episode "Peter & Lois' Wedding" has a hilarious scene in which Beavis and Butt-Head (voiced by Mike Judge) cameo.
    • Ditto for the cold open of the episode "Bigfat" (which was originally made for "April in Quahog") with characters from American Dad! and even King of the Hill, the latter of which ended in 2010.
    • The cutaway in "Bri, Robot" that involves Joe Swanson listening to Tubthumping by Chumbawamba while continually saying "Oh no" after the lyric "I get knocked down" and "Yeah" after the lyric "But I get up again" is pretty funny.
  13. Despite the massive decline, not all seasons are completely bad. There are a few that can be considered at least average by some:
    • Season 9 can be considered a slight improvement to Season 8 as there aren't as many bad episodes, it managed to change from 4:3 to 16:9 pretty well and there are quite a few amazing episodes like "And Then There Were Fewer", "Road To The North Pole" and etc. Though, it still has the same flaws like many of the other seasons.
    • Seasons 15-16 can also be considered small improvements, while they still have the same flaws that the previous seasons had and there are still bad episodes like "The Unkindness Cut", many of the jokes started to get better and there are quite a few good episodes in these seasons like "Inside Family Guy", "Hot Shots", "Emmy-Winning Episode", "The D in Apartment 23" and etc.
    • Season 19 has also been a decent improvement over season 17-18, but still has bad episodes like "Boys and Squirrels" and "And then There There's Fraud". However, there are good episodes like "Stewie's First Word", "Cutawayland", "The First No L", "Fecal Matters", and "Peterminator".
    • While not a decent season, Season 13 could be considered an improvement over Season 12 thanks to having less bad episodes (though Stewie is Ecentie is horrendous) and not having ratings trap episodes like "Life of Brian".
  14. Season 18 and 19 do have a lot of throwbacks to the older seasons.
  15. Some episodes can teach good life lessons/morals.

Reception

The seasons in this era received mostly negative reviews by critics and fans. PhantomStrider also ranked this era as #1 on his Top 10 Worst Modern Cartoons video. He considers it to be one of the worst cartoons of all time. After the episode, Brian's A Bad Father, Strider said he would never watch the series again.

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Comments


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SquidwardTentacles

18 months ago
Score 4
I never liked the show in general.
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AkihitoZero5454

18 months ago
Score 0
Me too! It felt like the Gantz of American cartoons.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 0
Same-o.
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SecretKy

13 months ago
Score -1
Whatever
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KalloFox34

18 months ago
Score 6
At least they began attempting to improve it.
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KalloFox34

6 months ago
Score 3
It's still pretty mediocre though for the time being.
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Gucci Rsbbit

18 months ago
Score 2
For me I hate the whole franchise.
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SecretKy

13 months ago
Score -2
Whatever
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Knep

17 months ago
Score 5
Seasons 3-4 were the best IMO, and had the best animation, despite not being off model compared to previous seasons.
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Knep

17 months ago
Score 2
Now it's awful!
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SecretKy

16 months ago
Score 0
I still love Brian no matter how unlikable he gets.
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Trashanimal

15 months ago
Score 2
I personally find it average to mediocre.
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Awildderperappears

15 months ago
Score 0
I'm sorry for asking, but is there a way to see the deleted articles for the episodes? I'm pretty sure they're not on the Wayback Machine.
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Trevor807

13 months ago
Score 0
Use the deletion log.
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SecretKy

13 months ago
Score -6
Aren't all these reasons overreactions?
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Trevor807

11 months ago
Score 10
To be honest, had it not been for the first six seasons and the fact that there are people who like them, this would be great for the Western Animation section of the So Bad, It's Horrible page on TV Tropes. Hell, I think that if the show started out as bad as it became, not only would it not have been renewed for Season 2, but it would've only lasted six episodes and gone down in history as one of the worst animated series of all time.
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ItDoesNotMeanAnythingAtAll

11 months ago
Score -2
This is why I hate Family Guy.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

10 months ago
Score 0
I’m honestly neutral on the show in general.
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Mr. Dready

10 months ago
Score 2
Even know i don't like most of the modern episodes, there are still some episodes from the modern seasons that i like, probably my fav one is (Believe it or not) I Dream of Jesus thanks to the Surfin' Bird plotline.
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ItMeansNothing

10 months ago
Score 5

Peter, you forgot to feed the baby!

Eh-heh, reminds of me that one time,

T̷͓̻͎̙̱̘̖̫͖̲̆͗͑͘̕͝O̷̞̠̫̙̗͉͂͆̿̆̿̀O̷̡̢̯̠̥͙̣̝̥͔͋̅̾̇͐͋͑̅͆́̈́̚͜ ̵̳̞͈̣̰̪̮̐̎͆̒͘L̵̛̛̝̮̤̟̼͚̈́̎̈́͋̾́͜O̶̡̱̹̳͕̰͎̲̘̓͌͑͑̆ͅN̵̝̝̩̳͆̕ͅG̷̡͉̳̟͚̟̯̮͆́͐ ̶̧̻͍̯̙̯̪̦͖̯̀̄H̶̢͙̬̲̝̒͐͌̾̾̅̂̉͋͠Å̶̡̻̦̺̼͍͔̩͕͚̦͔͕̒́̿̂̎̅͑͊̏̓̋̆̊̽V̴͇͎̞̽͂̅̓͌̀̌̅͆̾͘̚Ȅ̸̳̝̐͋̓̔̇̒͛͝͝ ̸̨̪̺͉̞̼̠̦̩̮͇͖̖͔̝̅̑̆́͋̓̾͗͋̑̑́̈́I̵͕̱͂̌̀͑ ̵̛̟̲̗͇̤̼̊̃̿̔̋́̊̇̈́͘Ë̸̡̢͍̺͙̖̹̼̞̗͖̪́͆̓̾͝͝ͅV̴̪̠̣̈́̿̋̊̏̓̍͗̄̃Ḙ̵̳͓̜̹̣̹̣̯̾̉̀͋͐̚͝͠R̷̨̳͙͇͕̫͙̰̣̯̫̩̣͂̊̓̎͗̍̉̒̆̚͜ ̸̢̛̗͍̭̞̩̣͎̲̀̇̽͛͌͋̆̽̿͋̂̃͜͠T̷͓̳̽̀͗̇̈́̃͋̚O̶̡͚̭̜̱͕̗̖̜̬͈̩̊̓̆͐̐̋͊̔̒́͋͘Ő̵̗̮͉̆̉̃̓̈́͋͋̑ͅK̶̢̛͚̖̯̪̩͙͔̼͍̱̙̳͋̀̌̅̇̽͝ͅ ̸̧̢̼̤̹͍̣͚͊́̃̀ͅͅY̷̖̮̬̑͆̍͒̍͆̈́̍͊͠͠O̵̡͇͙͑̓͘͜Ừ̸̥͎͉̲̝̗̝̠̪̖̘̜̤͔̳̐͊̄̐̍̔̀̾͂͌͝R̴͉̪͎̺͚̪̩͚̾̅̓̋͊̾̇̊̒̍̊̌̆ ̴̛͖̫̲̭̘̼̠̦̌͛̒̐͒́̐̄͘͝ͅD̸̮̰͕̼͔̩͕̥̏̓̋͑̓̒̌́̓̎̂̇͘O̶̢̧͓͈̳͕͈̖̝̳̬͈̯͗̿͌͗̾̈́̏̀́̅ͅU̸̢̩͓͉̤̒̊̀̇͗͘͠͝͝B̵̨͕͎̪͍̭̠̐̆̀̚T̵̡̢̬̻͎̖̘͕͚̈́̏͐́̉̀̀͐̆̿̂̀͘͝͝ ̷̢̛̝̖͖̲̱̼̞͛̃̉́̚H̶̠̎̇̿̾̏̀̋̈̑̀Ȗ̸̝͎̩̟͒̎̄̅̎͑̇͌̏͘̚S̸̥̞͔̰̬̅B̶͉̓̅͒̈̈́̆̕̚͝Ă̵̧̻̯̬̠͍̜̫̟̙͊̈́́̆̎̆͆̀̾̕̚͝ͅN̴̛̩͕͍̗̦̜̎̈́̂͆̊̀D̵̩̯̙̝͒͌̋͆̑͐͌̈́̅̋̇̕͝

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Jumpman

8 months ago
Score 2
The good qualities in this list are more numbers than why Family Guy (Seasons 1-6) rocks.
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Snesboy12

8 months ago
Score 0
Interesting.
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I have no idea

8 months ago
Score 2
I still personally like this show
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Snesboy12

6 months ago
Score 1
Same here honestly.
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P51Mustangfan42

7 months ago
Score 0
i don't think the show should be on this wiki, but i also don't think it should be on BTSW
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KalloFox34

6 months ago
Score 6

The show is definitely bad now, but it still has some hidden gems that feel just like Seasons 1-6.

I also feel that Season 7 was more of a mixed bag than actually bad.
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DearMaster6

6 months ago
Score 3
Overuses swearing, despite bleeped on TV, streaming services, etc.
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Larryding

5 months ago
Score 0
We need to go back in time and fix this show and other ones like spongebob, the simpsons, fairly odd parents, got season 8, Riverdale, inhumans, caillou, 13 reasons why, most of the Nickelodeon shows now etc.
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Blader07

5 months ago
Score 4
Could you stop spamming the same thing?
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Larryding

3 months ago
Score 0
You can’t tell me what to do
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HunterZolomon

3 days ago
Score 0
If I would go back in time. I would've tried to cancel Family Guy it's a much better choice instead of making it better
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Ivan97Miraheze

5 months ago
Score 1

I wonder if there should be a page for Seth MacFarlane on this wiki? John Kricfalusi and Butch Hartman both got pages on here, why not Seth MacFarlane too?

I know that he's not as bad as Kricfalusi or Hartman (at least not yet), and that he is mentioned on the Celebsmarts page of the Best TV Shows wiki, but I feel there's still plenty of bad things about MacFarlane, like the way he promoted "Quagmire's Dad", and how he doesn't do anything to address and fix the criticisms about Family Guy.
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Trevor807

5 months ago
Score 0
Can you give me more reasons?
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BaldiBasicsFan

one month ago
Score 2
MacFarlane has made mistakes in the past, but he wanted his show cancelled, which is what Fox ignores.
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NTM

4 months ago
Score 0
Anyone who reads this page, please don’t put "Brian & Stewie" back in redeeming qualities, because there’s a page for it at Horrible TV Show Episodes Wiki, and people are starting to get pissed off for trying to delete the page.
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Whoacks

4 months ago
Score 2
Just curious, why was it changed from Why It Sucks Now/Redeeming Qualities to Bad Qualities/Good Qualities?
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Blader07

4 months ago
Score 1
Because the page is on the Average Shows category
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Neat Structure

4 months ago
Score 1
Blade07, but that still does not answer the question. Why is (or was) it in the Average Shows Category?
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Blader07

4 months ago
Score 1
@Neat Structure i don't know
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KalloFox34

4 months ago
Score 2

I personally don't think it makes sense either.

Just because there's some good episodes in these seasons doesn't mean these seasons are average.
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Whoacks

4 months ago
Score 3
So this wiki considers the show average now?
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Neat Structure

4 months ago
Score 5
It’s not. Somebody changed it without an actual explanation.
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Whoacks

4 months ago
Score 1
ah.
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Whoacks

4 months ago
Score 3
Bruh someone changed it back to bad qualities and good qualities
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Neat Structure

3 months ago
Score 2
Some user named Donte keeps changing the head customs to “Bad Qualities” and “Good Qualities” as well as listing the article in the “Average Category” section just because some people still like the show.
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Hello1234567890

4 months ago
Score 3
I f**king hated this shit
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MinionsPartners2000

4 months ago
Score 2
I don't know why I still like these seasons of Family Guy.
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Gametoon

3 months ago
Score 2
Shouldn't this article be changed to "Family Guy(Seasons 7-8, 10-14, 17-present)" if it says the seasons not listed are good?
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Blubabluba9990

2 months ago
Score 3
The thing about this show is that it didn't necessarily get better over time, but it went from bad to average.
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SuperBrandDog

3 months ago
Score 1
What are u guys opinions on season 19
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MarioFanatic69

3 months ago
Score 1
Hot take: These seasons aren't all that bad.
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MarioFanatic69

2 months ago
Score 1
And now Peter Griffin's probably coming to Fortnitte
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LA2002

2 months ago
Score 1
Even if the show has now become hit-or-miss, it still puts out some decent episodes. However, here's a suggestion: better stick with the older seasons.
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TheRandomMan12345

2 months ago
Score 3
I can see the downvotes coming but I still like modern family guy and old but I like modern more *gets hundreds of downvotes*
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score 0
Don't worry, downvotes are prohibited now, so you're safe.
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TheRandomMan12345

2 months ago
Score 1
I somehow have two upvotes do people think Family Guy improved also you can just upvote then it'll show the downvote then press it so if someone had no upvotes nor downvotes it'll say -1 score
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

2 months ago
Score 0
I thought 7 was good, 8 was fine, and 9 was good.
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SavageDLX

one month ago
Score 1
Wait, who changed it to Season 8-present?
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Erichoffmann

one month ago
Score 2

Now it's 8, 10-14 and 17-18

Is there vandalism going on?
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TheRandomMan12345

one month ago
Score -1
Seasons 7,9,15,16, and 19 are decent seasons someone changed it to 8-present so I redirected it to 8,10-14,17-18
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Neat Structure

one month ago
Score 0
Lately, users have a habit of moving pages for almost no reason.
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AlfeProblemSolverz

one month ago
Score 0
Neat Structure, I have been seeing that lately, just right now with Game Shakers in which you switched back.
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Erichoffmann

one month ago
Score 1
Season 7 is just as bad as 8. 5 and 6 to me are bad but that's on a personal level.
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Robertoiglesias271

9 days ago
Score 0
Some kid changed it
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

one month ago
Score 0
What's wrong with 8 and 9?
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HunterZolomon

one month ago
Score 0
9 was good actually
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MrBarry44

28 days ago
Score 1
Season 8 was a bit weaker than Season 7, and there where more episodes about the characters being more crueler than usual, Season 9 is the same, but a bit better in some areas, and a little bit worse in some areas too.
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Robertoiglesias271

one month ago
Score 0
Season 7 sucks imo
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MrBarry44

28 days ago
Score 0

My Opinions on every season: Seasons 1-7 (Fantastic) Seasons 8-9, 15-17, 19 (Great) Seasons 10-11, 14 (Alright) Seasons 13, 18 (Mediocre)

Season 12 (Awful)
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JigglypuffGuy04

27 days ago
Score 0
I agree with season 12 being the worst season, it was just loaded with awful episodes like Fresh Heir, Herpes The Love Sore and Brian's a Bad Father (which is the worst episode in my opinion), what makes this season worse was the fact it was the season where they literally killed off Brian just to bring him back two episodes later, the only good episodes of the season were Meg Stinks!, He's Bla-ack and Chap Stewie.
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AlfeProblemSolverz

26 days ago
Score 0

To me, Seasons 1-5 (Amazing), Seasons 6-7 (Pretty Good), Season 8 (Abysmal), Season 9 (Decent), Seasons 10-11 (Garbage), Season 12 (Horrendous), Seasons 13-16 (Bad), Seasons 17-19 (Mediocre to Bad).

Seasons 8 and 12 are the Worst Seasons of Family Guy. I fucking loathe those two seasons. Season 8 is when the show went awful. Season 12 is the worst season of the show.
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Robertoiglesias271

24 days ago
Score 0

Me: 1-5: amazing 6: good 7: bad 8-11: terrible 12: atrocious

13-beyond: irrelevant garbage
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MrBarry44

22 days ago
Score 0

Season 8 was still great, most of the episodes in my opinion where Great, "Jerome Is the New Black", "Dog Gone", and "Peter-assment" where the only episodes that I disliked, even episodes that most people hate like "Family Goy", "April in Quahog", "Brian & Stewie", "Quagmire's Dad", orb"Partial Terms of Endearment" I just found Mediocre ("Brian & Stewie" "Quagmire's Dad") or Good ("April in Quahog").

Season 9 was much better, "And Then There Were Fewer" was a fantastic premiere episode, I loved other episodes too like "Road to the North Pole", "New Kidney in Town", "Friends of Peter G.", and "The Big Bang Theory", but I had episodes I disliked though as-well, such as "Excellence in Broadcasting", "Trading Places", and "Foreign Affairs".
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HunterZolomon

3 days ago
Score 0

My review of Family Guy Seasons

Season 1-5: Classic Seasons Season 6: Amazing Season 7: Good Season 8: Terrible Season 9: Amazing Season 10: Terrible Season 11: Terrible except for Yug Ylimaf Season 12: Worst season of the Family Guy Season 13: Bad except for The Simpsons Guy and Turkey Guys Season 14: Bad except for A Lot Going on Upstairs Season 15: Terrible Season 16: Bad Except for Dog Bites Bear Season 17: Garbage Season 18: Garbage Season 19: Garbage

I wish this show ends in Season 20. What a boring show
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NostagicTVShowsFan

27 days ago
Score 0
Does Anybody agree that Season 10 of Family Guy was an awful season?
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Robertoiglesias271

13 days ago
Score 0
Season 7 and onwards are all terrible imo
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HunterZolomon

26 days ago
Score 2
Guys stop messing with this page. Last time it was Season 8, 10-14 and 17-18
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Mr. Namless Thing?

16 days ago
Score 0
Daria Morgendorffer from Daria did made a cameo in the episode "Peter & Lois' Wedding".
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GoldZero11

12 days ago
Score 1
If 9 15 16 and 19 are good seasons they should be on the sister wiki
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HunterZolomon

2 days ago
Score 0
They're slightly better than some seasons.
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Garrett Crowe

11 days ago
Score 2
The show is still good in my opinion
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Robertoiglesias271

9 days ago
Score 1

"This funny Blue's Clues reference and this funny Muppet Show reference."

I just watched both of these clips, and they were unfunny as fuck.
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Boomerang289

one day 16 hours 15 minutes ago
Score 2
EXACTLY!
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Mr. Namless Thing?

7 days ago
Score 2
I know that all many deceased characters made cameos on the episode "Coma Guy". And the part on the episode "Are you there God? It's me, Peter" reused the gag and same voice clips from "Blue Harvest".
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Boomerang289

5 days ago
Score 2
unpopular opinion: I hate The Simpsons Guy. It really did not understand the Simpsons.
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Robertoiglesias271

one day 8 hours 21 minutes ago
Score 1
Either it was my computer, or the tabber that was acting weird. I fixed it back to normal now. Sorry for the accident.
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Mr. Namless Thing?

2 hours 43 minutes ago
Score 0
The hallucination scene on Coma Guy even was creepy and frightening. The part were Homer appears saying "Meme." and hides into a bush and Peter comes out saying "Not a meme." was interesting.

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