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The "Next Muppet on Family Guy" thread

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by muppet maniac, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Or longer...how long are they going to stretch out the next "Peter vs. Chicken" fight anyway? The last one was what...seven minutes?

    Convincing John
  2. beatnikchick300 Active Member

    *happy tears* Dude, I think I love you......
  3. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To sum it up, the show is a bloated, lazy corpse of what it once was, and I'd rather see an entire episode where they go off on some wacky misadventure than one where they stay at home and make Conway Twitty cutaways. Hello! None of your intended audience gets the joke or even knows who it is, and only think it's funny because it makes no sense, but yet is just lazy and WTHeck ridden. I swear, Seth's a talented guy with a good sense of humor. he did work on Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Lab during their funniest years, and the multiple pilots for the show have the same sort of shock to the humor, but they're done CLEVERLY. He LOST the show as far as I'm concerned and now it became the worst writer on staff's show.

    That said, American Dad has been nothing but solid gold lately. After they dumped the concept of Stan just being an embodiment of what Republicans believe and actually did interesting stuff, they made one of the best shows I've seen on Fox Sunday since they forced Futurama off the air the first time. They have done the BEST James Bond parody I have ever seen since the 1960's era... and they managed to be offensive AND clever in that episode. A movie that will make people cry to death about a mentally challenged kid in the Holocaust who's also a drunk with every Oscar winner trope there is. That's shocking, but it makes you think. That's TRUE. And the School House Rock parody that explained Oliver North? I gladly listen to that one on my MP3 player, and I never get tired of it.

    Meanwhile, I dare anyone to watch the O.J. Simpson episode of FG and laugh. There was one good joke in there, and that was it.
  4. BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Grover was just on FG in a cutaway mere seconds ago... and he was nominated for an Oscar, but lost to "a red guy" thanks to Peter stuffing the votes. :super:
  5. Whatnot1988 Member

    I had a hard time understanding the "Wrong Sounding Muppets" gag from The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou. While Jim did indeed have a "wait and see" attitude when it came to the condition that cost him his life, and both Kermit and Swedish Chef were Jim-performed characters, the ending really bugged me.

    We all know Fozzie was perfrormed by Frank Oz--NOT Jim. Including one of Frank's characters after Stewie only referenced Jim and his death made little sense at all to me. While I do indeed know the story about how Frank left the Muppets, but if the FG writers needed a third Muppet for the ending, I don't see why they couldn't use another Jim-performed character like Rowlf, Dr. Teeth or even Link Hogthrob, the Muppet Newsman or Mahna Mahna.
  6. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    I got one what if Peter Griffin Sang "Mahna Mahna" While He was Drunk?
  7. GSmiley2007 Member

    I know they aren't exactly "Muppets" per se, but considering they're part of the Jim Henson family, I could imagine a Dinosaur Train spoof:

    First one:

    (cut to a scene where the family's in a dinosaur museum)

    LOIS: All right kids, now remember, do not spend more than $25 on gifts.

    CHRIS: Yaaaay! I'm going to get me a Dinosaucers comic book! (laughs)

    LOIS: Now, Peter, please watch Stewie for me while I go get drinks. Peter, are you listening to me? Peter? (we zoom away from a close-up Lois' face to reveal Peter and Stewie are gone) PETER, WHERE THE H*** ARE YOU?

    (cut to a shot of Peter and Stewie on a kiddy train in the museum, singing the Dinosaur Train song)

    PETER: (singing) Dinosaur train... dinosaur train... dinosaur train... dinosaur train... we're gonna riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide... the dinosaur train! (laughs)

    LOIS: PETER! GET THE H*** OFF THAT TRAIN THIS INSTANT!

    PETER: (dismayed) OK, Lois. Come on, Stewie, we're getting off the Dinosaur Train.

    STEWIE: D*** YOU, VILE WOMAN!

    Second one:

    (we cut to Peter watching a National Geographic special on dinosaurs)

    PETER: Man, learning about dinosaurs is better than spending time with them, like I did when I time-traveled to 65 million years ago.

    (cut to a shot of the Dinosaur Train [in 2D form] traveling along tracks, and its passengers singing the "All Aboard" song)

    DINOSAURS: (singing) All aboard... all aboard... (a thump sounds)

    (everyone screams in a panic, as the train's going way too fast and hits a bump in the rails)

    TINY: (in a panicked voice) We're going to crash! I'm scared!

    SHINY: (in a groggy voice) I think I'm going to feel sick... I hate traveling fast!

    DON: Whee! This is fun, isn't it, Buddy?

    BUDDY: You said it, Don!

    (cut to Peter in the engine)

    PETER: Oh, c**p! How do I stop this thing? (looks at all the dials)
    Ah, here's how to stop it! (He pulls the lever, but it's too late. The train flies off the rails and splashes into a lake. Thankfully, no one is seriously injured.)

    MR. PTERANODON: Is everyone all right, Team Pteranodon?

    BUDDY, TINY, & SHINY: (in groggy voices, feeling sick from the fast speed of the train) Yes, Dad.

    DON: Let's go again! Let's go again!

    PETER (to an angry Conductor): Listen, sir, I didn't know how to stop this thing. I'm from the future!

    CONDUCTOR: (in an angry tone, and in Seth MacFarlane's voice instead of Ian James Corlett's) YEAH, THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE SAYS, IDIOT! NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO MY TRAIN YOU... (shouts obscenities at Peter for 30 seconds, with a sped-up voice)

    PETER: Geez, calm down! I was only trying to say I'm sorry.

    CONDUCTOR: (still angry) NOW, GET THE H*** OFF MY TRAIN THIS INSTANT, YOU FAT TUB OF LARD!

    PETER: (dismayed) Yes, sir.
  8. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    What if The Griffin Family were put in a "Dog City" Situation? Somebody please show me an example of this?
  9. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    I Spotted a Reference, from the Unseen Episode Parital Terms of Endearment. Lois was criticizing Meg because She can't keep a boyfriend for more then a few Weeks, then Meg recalls Dating The Count.
  10. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    I Got one, what If Peter appeared as a contestant on "Late Night Liars"
  11. beaker Well-Known Member

    I cant stand Family Guy anymore. Sure, virtually every episode has Sesame or Muppet parodies(including the Star Wars spoof movies), but the show is just repulsive.

    Ive become a big Simpsons fan again, as the newer seasons prove to me they're edgy and smart in their own way. I like the recent Christmas episode, which included a scene where Maggie wants Homer to pop in a spoof of Muppet Family Christmas. Which leads to her envisioning the Simpsons as Muppet puppets.
  12. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, I have problems with BOTH. Both shows have hit their strides long ago (though I do like the FG Star Wars episodes... need to see the third one), and they're at the point where if you see one or two good episodes a season it at least means they're trying. I hate how everyone in FG has no personality, and basically just perform nasty acts on each other (Meg especially... yeah, I get it, it's tough writing for the female lead that Fox made you add to the show 12 years ago). Likewise I hate how the Simpsons became the Lisa Simpson soapbox show (especially this season) where the writers willfully brandish their Harvard education and cast people no one but them have heard about or cared about as special guest stars. Oh yeah, they got a poet lauriet or obscure archetect to say "D'Oh!" :rolleyes: And yet they still find Cletus hilarious. Though I agree, I LOVED that puppet Simpsons bit.

    I find the unsung heroes are the red headed step shows like Futurama and American Dad, where you know the writers have middle child syndrome and are out there writing the heck out of shows that just don't have the same sway as the bloated sacks that keep getting renewed because everyone watches them. Shows with bizarre way out plots that don't copy from themselves and seem repetitive. The rapture episode of American Dad is one of the most brilliant TV cartoons I've seen in ever.

    Don't get me wrong, I still dig FG and Simpsons and watch every episode... but if I see one more Simpsons where Lisa spends the episode whining about how hard it is the be a precocious vegetarian Buddhist environmentalist artistic girl or one more Family Guy where Peter acts like a 2 year old for the first act and a half before the main plot with Stewie and Brian, I'll scream.
  13. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    Yeah We have been seeing that alot lately...
  14. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ... Uh... Cleveland Show had Cleveland about to wear a towel with a hood that made him "look like Cookie Monster."
  15. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    Last Night's Episode of Family Guy Had a Cutaway when Lois Tells Joyce Kinney That She's a Lady Bigshot like Miss Piggy!

  16. Princeton Active Member

    By no means the funniest episode, I chuckled at it a few times: the caricature of Ron Goldman's father and the opera re-enactment.
  17. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The 5 minute Conway Twitty laziness... ehh... cutaway ruined the entire episode. The Opera, the reference to BTTF, and the Simpsons joke were the only things I'd consider "funny parts."

    Meanwhile, American Dad gets "King of the Hill-ed" out of the line up at the 7:30 death slot.
  18. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention... Last episode of Cleveland had Cleveland Jr. mutter "A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter" for a minute.
  19. Yeah, I noticed that too. I just signed on to see if anyone had mentioned it. When I heard him say that I definitely recognized it, but I couldn't immediately remember what it was from. I would consider that an obscure reference, although the sketch is included on Old School Vol 1. I wonder who wanted to put that in The Cleveland Show. Just like I wonder why they made a CatDog reference on Family Guy a couple of weeks ago.
  20. anytimepally Active Member

    Last episode, Joe's wife and Lois did "muppet style sightseeing" in Paris as actual puppets instead of cartoons

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