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    • CommentAuthorKevinSmith
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009 edited
    Shows include:
    The Simpsons
    Futurama
    South Park
    Family Guy
    American Dad
    Robot Chicken
    King of the Hill

    I think of all the animated comedy shows out there that The Simpsons (early seasons were great) and Futurama are the strongest, because they rely on character based humour for the most part. Jokes were funny because of it would be in the character's personality to say it. Then the Simpsons went downhill after season 10, when it became a cartoon. Futurama got cancelled unfortunately. South Park has become more deliberate in its use of shock humour to make a point, but early South Park were brilliant because they are satirical commentaries on normal life (as was the Simpsons). Family Guy was funny but when it came back, it sucked something awful. It's just random joke, random joke, bit of story, musical number, random joke, bit of story, etc. American Dad is the same thing. Robot Chicken is amusing but nothing more. King of the Hill has commendably been on for 10 years (without finding an audience), but that being said I never liked it (the characters are totally unlikable). It's like tennis, where you always hear about it being on, but you know no one who follows it.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Can we put this in the Film/TV section?

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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    All very good. But they're no Tom & Jerry.
  1. Steven wrote
    All very good. But they're no Tom & Jerry.

    I think this statement alone brings this thread to a close. wink
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    KevinSmith wrote:
    Family Guy was funny but when it came back, it sucked something awful. It's just random joke, random joke, bit of story, musical number, random joke, bit of story, etc.


    That couldn't be further from the truth. The newer Family Guy episodes are positively dripping in satirical wit. McFarlene takes the piss in the most wonderfully perceptive way in the latter seasons.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    SOUTH PARK rules all, with FAMILY GUY closely coming second.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    I thought the earlier years of The Simpsons were extremely witty, though it's now a shadow of its former self. Futurama had its moments.

    On the other hand, always thought South Park was just peurile, and I tried (and expected to like) Family Guy but didn't see anything particularly funny about it, so gave up.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    What did you see from FAMILY GUY?
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Can't remember now. I watched three or four of the earlier episodes after people recommended it to me.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    I'd recommend starting from season 1 episode 1, it makes a lot more sense as the characters and the central situations / relationships with one another are introduced and developed as the season proceeds, instead of watching isolated episodes from latter seasons without really knowing what happens smile
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    I'd suggest starting from season 5 if you don't like the earlier episodes. That's where it really began to grow into something different. I love where they're taking Stewie's character...

    Futurama is God.

    (But Tom & Jerry still rules.)
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Stewie is God.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Steven wrote
    I'd suggest starting from season 5 if you don't like the earlier episodes. That's where it really began to grow into something different. I love where they're taking Stewie's character...

    Futurama is God.

    (But Tom & Jerry still rules.)


    Classic Tom & Jerry...hot damn yeah! punk Ruinned by cheap crappy animation in much later years ( i.e. After Fred Quimby ). All the classic WB cartoons as well, Bugs, Syvester & Tweetey Pie, Roadrunner.......


    I can barely handle South Park for one simple reason; I can't STAND the style of animation, it seriously iritates.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Although i love your signature, still i have to disagree with you my dear friend. Once you get over the style of animation, you'll quickly get used to that and it will go unnoticed for the sake of the constant, hard laughs you'll be getting from the witty show and the lovable characters!
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Christodoulides wrote
    Although i love your signature, still i have to disagree with you my dear friend. Once you get over the style of animation, you'll quickly get used to that and it will go unnoticed for the sake of the constant, hard laughs you'll be getting from the witty show and the lovable characters!


    I'm afraid I can't D. I DO watch the show and it DOES make me laugh out loud but the style I'll NEVER get over.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    South Park = punk

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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009


    As I said D....I do find it funny.

    But asking me to accept the style of animation is like me asking you to appreciate the beautiful octagonal symetry of the spider....it ain't gonna happen.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Things are black in white in D's world, you have to remember that Tim! biggrin
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Steven wrote
    Things are black in white in D's world, you have to remember that Tim! biggrin


    No, you got it wrong again. crazy When will you learn? Things in my world are round and juicy!
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Christodoulides wrote
    Steven wrote
    Things are black in white in D's world, you have to remember that Tim! biggrin


    No, you got it wrong again. crazy When will you learn? Things in my world are round and juicy!


    Of course! Greece is full of olives.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009 edited
    They really do need to stop making The Simpsons. The first nine series were excellent but the new episodes feel diluted. Meanwhile, bring on more Family Guy! It doesn't necessarily have as many gags as The Simpsons used to, but when it does funny, it does funny. cool
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Timmer wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Steven wrote
    Things are black in white in D's world, you have to remember that Tim! biggrin


    No, you got it wrong again. crazy When will you learn? Things in my world are round and juicy!


    Of course! Greece is full of olives.


    Yeah; olives.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Anthony wrote
    They really do need to stop making The Simpsons. The first nine series were excellent but the new episodes feel diluted. Meanwhile, bring on more Family Guy! It doesn't necessarily have as many gags as The Simpsons used to, but when it does funny, it does funny. cool


    I love FAMILY GUY, the latest series. It has greatly matured as a show, along with its humor, the characters and of course the mighty STEWIE.
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2009
    Christodoulides wrote
    Timmer wrote
    Christodoulides wrote
    Steven wrote
    Things are black in white in D's world, you have to remember that Tim! biggrin


    No, you got it wrong again. crazy When will you learn? Things in my world are round and juicy!


    Of course! Greece is full of olives.


    Yeah; olives.


    I prefer South American tongue
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt