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Lucky there's a Family Guy

One thing I’ve wanted to try for a while… writing a diary while watching a Family Guy episode. But, there was a slight problem. There’s too much to comment on. I was getting carpal tunnel, and it was only three minutes into the episode.

I did really dig a part tonight when Meg, the (not so) loveable loser in the family, gets invited to a meeting of a lesbian club. She shows up to explain that she’s not gay, but when they let her know that they have a whole party planned already, she switches sides… and announces that she’s a “super huge mega lesbian.” The leader says that’s good, she’ll fit in with the other super huge mega lesbians. They then show four club members singing a near-perfect rendition of the Oak Ridge Boy’s “Elvira.” That’s good, good stuff. Give ’em the Emmy right now.

Other stuff I dug about tonight:

* Referring to Frank Sinatra Jr. as “a member of the board.” And Frank Jr. voiced himself and allowed that semi-slam. But, again, this is probably the most exposure Frank Jr. has gotten in a looooong time. Frank Sr. really shouldn’t have pinned that name on his son. Who would be strong enough to make that work? Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan didn’t go the Jr. route. Well, JFK Jr. worked out OK… for a while.
* Adam West, voicing himself as the mayor of the town of Quahog. I have a feeling that Seth MacFarlane, the creater of Family Guy, had an “Adam West-type” in mind… and ended up getting the man himself.
* An aside about Thomas Edison referenced both the tv show The Office and “Foxy Lady” by Jimi Hendrix. It made sense in context, such as it was.
* Promo for the OC showed a montage of the main players. Peter Gallagher’s shot is hilarious. He looks like he just huffed a spray can.
* Well, the episode’s over. Shawshank Redemption is on Spike. It’s good to know that TNT was able to let another network take a crack at it.
* Just flipped to HBO and an episode of the Sopranos is on. They’re showing one with Gina from Sesame Street playing Steve Buscemi’s girlfriend. For anyone with a young child, this was some strange casting. Now, I can’t watch either show the same.
* Nick at Nite is showing the outtakes episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Even with the hokey set-ups and faux behind-the-scenes shenanigans, this is a funny half-hour. At the end, Will Smith and Alphonso Ribiero do a coreographed dance to “Apache” by Sugar Hill Gang.

If you know me, you know that means one thing. I gotta go…

Categories: TV
  1. backdorr
    January 9, 2006 at 4:17 am

    Lois: Meg, you’re my daughter. I would accept you if you were gay, or blind, or retarded, but you are not.

    Meg: You guys don’t care about me and my struggle. I hate you!

    Louis: Oh meg, I think you are just trying to fit by pretending to be something you are not. Like the time that Peter pretended to be racist to get out of jury duty.

    (cut to Peter surrounded by an all white jury)

    Peter: Awful lot of honkies around here.

  2. backdorr
    January 9, 2006 at 4:21 am

    Peter: I can’t help it. I haven’t been this scared since I have been mugged by Gene Shallot.

    Gene Shallot: Don’t Panic Room. I am not going to William Hurt you. I only want your Tango and Cash. So just Pay it Forward. and we will all be Happy Gilmore.

  1. January 2, 2008 at 10:47 pm

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