TV Show of the Week
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Family Guy (Sundays, 9:00
p.m.) has always been known for its rather ham-fisted cut-aways Ė which usually
start with blatantly obvious set-ups like, ďRemember when such-and-such
happened,Ē and suddenly the scene flashes back to when such-and-such happened
punctuated by a crude, vulgar twist. The trademark non sequiturs lend the show
its frenetic pace, cranking up the jokes-to-story quotient while providing some
of the most offensive content. Typically, the show is a hot mess with jokes as
subtle as frying pan to the side of the head seemingly coming out of nowhere in
all directions. The February 12th episode was no exception. The main plot and
the sub-plot werenít the real culprits, though. The frequent throw-away
one-liners, the desultory sexual detours, and the random raunchy retorts have
earned Family Guy the title of Worst TV Show of the Week.
The primary storyline revolves around Peter becoming the talent agent for local
TV anchorman, Tom Tucker, in an attempt to resurrect his long-abandoned acting
career. But Peter gets sidetracked when mercurial actor, James Woods, asks Peter
to be his agent. Peter, however, canít believe James Woods is even alive since
he was supposedly killed during the Season 9 premiere.
Peter: I donít understand it. I thought you were dead.
James Woods: Well, Iím not.
Peter: I donít believe you. God, is that true?
God in Heaven, reclining in a La-Z-Boy while listening to his iPod. His hand
slowly drifts towards his crotch, but stops.
God: Come on, donít touch yourself. Youíre God.
Later, James calls Peter on his cell phone in the middle of the night for some
James Woods: Peter, it's me, Woodsy. I need a favor...So listen, I'm at Chateau
Marmont, I just met this 18 year old chick and I can't decide whether to take
her home, or keep doing blow with Tom Sizemore and see if I can do better later
in the night.
Peter: Well, okay. Umm, do you love her?
James Woods: What? Look, I'm texting you her picture. Just tell me if you think
she's hot enough.
Peter: What is this a picture of? Is that the bottom of a white pumpkin?
James Woods: Is she hot or not.
Peter: I, I guess.
James Woods: Okay, good, great. So clear out of your apartment; we're gonna be
there in 15.
Peter: What? Iím sleeping. Why canít you bring her to your place?
James Woods: I donít know, man. Itís my auntís daughter. Itís weird.
By the end of the episode, we find out exactly what picture James texted to
Peter, who asks Tom to help him decipher it.
Tom: What is that? A balloon running out of air?
Peter: See, I was hoping you would know. [snaps his finger] It's his cousin's
Meanwhile, Chris begins to date a girl at school who looks remarkably like his
own mother, Lois. The writers obviously took great delight in exploiting the
following Freudian reference:
Stewie: Looks like somebody's getting a little Oedipus-y.
Brian: Can we say that?
Stewie: Just did.
God masturbating, sex with an 18-year-old cousin, and a lurid pun Ė sadly,
thatís pretty much par for the course with this show. There were plenty more
examples from this one episode alone, but why belabor the point? Suffice it to
say, Family Guy operates like a cheap buffetÖquantity over quality. Consume at
your own risk because most of it is rank and tasteless.
For non-stop sexual content, Family Guy has been named Worst TV
Show of the Week.
Worst TV Show
of the Week
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