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Which series is best after all?

The Simspsons
10 (17.5%)
Family Guy
7 (12.3%)
Futurama
26 (45.6%)
American Dad
2 (3.5%)
Frisky Dingo
2 (3.5%)
King of the Hill
4 (7%)
South Park
6 (10.5%)

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2007, 04:58:28 am »
Hmm they all have great characters...

For instance i like Bender but also like Stewie and then there Kartman. Its very hard to choose. Guess they just will have to merge them all into one mega show written by all of them.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2007, 05:30:27 am »
I agree with Sam that Simpsons was only really good from about 3 to 9, although the movie was a blast. One of my main problems with it is that when I was little, the majority of jokes were aimed over my head, and now that i'm older the majority of jokes are totaly childish. It's unfair to say that Family Guy is a rip off of it, too, since only they only really share superficial things. Infact, Simpsons is acctually ripping off Family guy more than ever, now - although the pointlessness of the jokes are so out of place you don't laugh at them.

Futurama was brilliant for depth, and totaly beat Simpsons out of the water, and it's a shame it's been gotten rid of (and that it cant take a tip of not staying down if the public wants it from FamilyGuy)
One problem is that the jokes are very... insider (although the same could be said for Simps and Fam, since their humour seems to be directed at cirtain generations, although Fam less so)

Family guy is brilliant if you want mindless fun, and it's about the only show that makes me laugh-out-loud any more, although they do take some things a tad too far and most of the reason your laughing has nothing to do with the acctual story. That's not to say they don't touch on some deep points from time to time, too, but that's not the shows job. Stewie's and Brian's characters are acctually very deep when you consider why they were made as they are, for example, and although many of the episodes greatly exagerate points (iraq war, FCC, etc) they still bring attention to them and offer an often unheard perspective, encoraging alot of people to dig deeper.

I never watch southpark, honestly, I love it, but I can't get into it.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2007, 06:18:28 am »
The humour in the Simpsons is by no means childish. Maybe you just aren't clever enough for the adult humour and satire so all you see is the childish slapstick :P

Also: Where have you been? Futurama is doing exactly what Family Guy did and making three straight to DVD movies, the first of which is set to be released later this year.
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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007, 02:35:34 am »
Futurama is the show god would watch.

South Park has kinda gotten bland over the years. I think they need to kill Kenny some more. Although their WoW episode was pretty awesome.

I watched the Simpsons ever since it was first aired, and it has changed much over the course of it's run. At first I loved it, then over time I started to feel like it's on cruise-control in relation to it's plot ideas.

Family Guy is funny, but not in the sense that makes it great. Not to mention the show would be completely hopeless without the pop culture references and constant canned humor. I feel the truly entertaining parts of the show are the interactions between Stewie and Brian.

Best show though? Frisky Dingo.
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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007, 05:11:05 am »
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2007, 04:11:24 am »
I have to agree, Frisky Dingo is easily my favorite show now. Although its not really the kind of show you can just jump into and watch, a lot of it is referencing itself and in-jokes.
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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2007, 04:06:28 pm »
BOOSH!

Correct. The Mighty Boosh is indeed awesome.

However it is not a cartoon.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2007, 10:13:21 pm »
BOOSH!

Correct. The Mighty Boosh is indeed awesome.

However it is not a cartoon.

See: Frisky Dingo

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2007, 12:35:15 pm »
I lost interest in Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad all together. Not too sure how it happend. But strangely everytime I pass thos eshows while flipping through channels, I just keep flipping.

Though, if I find Futurama, I always watch it. So I'll consider that my vote for Matt Groening.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2007, 02:05:30 pm »
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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2007, 01:40:33 pm »
The Simpsons.

But thats mainly because those other shows don't air here.

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2007, 08:14:46 am »
Futurama is winning... NERDS! :P

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Re: Matt Groening versus Seth MacFarlane
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2007, 09:48:22 am »
I personally like family guy for it's humor, futurama for depth and the simpsons is good for both, although i've never really liked king of the hill. By the way, family guy isn't really a simpsons rip-off of the simpsons people just say that because they don't like that it's funnier.