Family Guy

It would seem to me that this is a storm in a tea cup. The Parents Television Council appears to have missed the point of the punchline in a prank call scene on the Family Guy and The Simpsons crossover episode which clearly shows, to me at least, the writers were trying to show that jokes about rape just aren’t funny.

For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they’ll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy’s Griffins for their season premiere.

In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. But said similarities threaten to tear Peter and Homer apart when an argument over accusations that Peter’s beloved Pawtuckett Patriot beer is nothing but a lesser knock-off of Homer’s equally-beloved Duff (Peter: “It may have been ‘inspired by’ Duff, but I’d like to think it goes in a different direction.”) escalates into a citywide brawl. Also glimpsed in the footage: Bart and Stewie have… “different” interpretations of a prank phone-call, and Peter teaches Homer how to do a cutaway gag. Continue reading »

simpsons_family-guyWith 25 seasons under their belt and more than 550 episodes, running out of ideas for storylines still doesn’t seem to be an issue for the writers of The Simpsons. This year saw a Lego episode come together and in September, another animated family will be visiting Springfield.

After years of playful and sometimes pointed swats at the other from the comfort of their respective timeslots, The Simpsons will finally join forces with Family Guy for a crossover episode

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brian-griffin-deadBrian Griffin – the martini-swigging, woman loving dog, died on “Family Guy” last night in the USA.

Brian – who’s been on the show for all 11 seasons – was hit by a car in last night’s episode … and died from his injuries.

Stewie tried to save his pal by going back in time and preventing the accident – but he had JUST taken apart his time machine, and was unable to rebuild it before Brian passed away. Continue reading »

It is only when you follow her talents behind the obvious of That 70’s Show and Family Guy that you realise how good she really is.  Brittney Stephens takes us through a list of 10 Reasons Mila should be your friend:

1. She’s like, really pretty. But she doesn’t make a big deal out of it.

“I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It’s not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out personality traits — ‘our daughter is really quirky’ — versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference.”

2. She’s good at giving perspective on life. . .

 

3. . . . And advice on flirting.

“I think playing coy is silly. Speak your mind. If a man gets turned off, he’s the wrong man.”

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We’ve all sent calls through to voicemail for whatever reason.  Some people take it personally.  Some people should probably just get the message.

gameofthronesBean joins new series from Homeland team

Former Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean has signed up for the new FBI pilot Legends from the executive producers of Homeland.

Details for MacFarlane’s Simpsons character

Details have been revealed regarding Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming appearance in The Simpsons. The Family Guy creator will voice a character named Ben who meets up with Marge after she accidentally joins a website that arranges affairs for married people. Continue reading »

michelle-dockery-downton-abbey-Family Guy cameo for Downton Abbey actress

Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley, will make a guest appearance on Family Guy. Dockery will “appear in a cutaway gag on the Griffins’ television playing… an aristocrat in a British period drama”.

JJ Abrams looking into Stephen King adaptation

JJ Abrams is looking at adapting the Stephen King novel 11/22/63 for television. The 2011 book follows a teacher who travels back in time in order to prevent the assassination of John F Kennedy. Continue reading »

Family_Guy_Turban_CowboyAn internet hoax has fooled some into believing that a Family Guy episode was depicting the Boston Marathon bombings.

The video was in fact two separate clips edited together from a recent episode to make it look like Peter Griffin won the Boston Marathon by detonating explosions.

The show’s creator Seth MacFarlane shut down rumours that the circulating clip was real, tweeting: “The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent. The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.” Continue reading »

breakingbad2012Breaking Bad script stolen

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has revealed that a script for the final season of the show was stolen from his car back in December. So far it appears no spoilers have been posted online.

Seth Green joins new comedy

Seth Green will team up with his Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane for a new comedy series called Dads. The project has already been picked up for six episodes by the Fox network. Continue reading »