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Old January 4 2011, 04:25 AM   #1
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Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

Each season of Family Guy Meg gets less and less lines. I know it's a running joke to make fun of her, but now she harldfy even gets one line in an episode. Some times she never even has one. Why is this, does Mila Kunis not give a shit or is she too exspensive or something else. If these are the cases, why not just kill her off or something?
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Old January 4 2011, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

The writers don't know how to write a teenage girl. And no, I'm not trying to slam them, this is what Seth MacFarlane actually said. This is why Meg has become loser who everyone picks on, and presumably why she gets less and less to do as the show goes on.
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Old January 4 2011, 04:37 AM   #3
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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The writers don't know how to write a teenage girl. And no, I'm not trying to slam them, this is what Seth MacFarlane actually said. This is why Meg has become loser who everyone picks on, and presumably why she gets less and less to do as the show goes on.
I've heard them say that before, but it sounds like a lame excuse. They have female writers don't they? I mean Alex Borstien could even help write lines. I know MacFarlane and co. don't sit and write, but they are perfectly capable of it.
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Old January 4 2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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The writers don't know how to write a teenage girl. And no, I'm not trying to slam them, this is what Seth MacFarlane actually said....
Can't say I'm surprised to read that.

The same thing has happened/is happening with Hayley on "American Dad" and the step-daughter (who gets so little screen time I can't even remember her name) on "the Cleveland Show."
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Old January 4 2011, 05:02 PM   #5
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

Well FG has also evolved more into a Stewie and Brian show, or at least their portion of the storyline gets more emphasis.
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Old January 4 2011, 06:37 PM   #6
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

Hayley still gets stories on AmDad. They just did the big thing with her getting married to Jeff.
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Old January 4 2011, 06:39 PM   #7
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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Hayley still gets stories on AmDad. They just did the big thing with her getting married to Jeff.
Not surprising that American Dad is doing something better than Family Guy. It's been that way pretty much since American Dad started. Too bad it's not getting the ratings it deserves.
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Old January 4 2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

I figured it was just because of Kunis's busy film schedule or something. She's been showing up in more and more movies, it seems like.
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Old January 4 2011, 07:06 PM   #9
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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Hayley still gets stories on AmDad. They just did the big thing with her getting married to Jeff.
Not surprising that American Dad is doing something better than Family Guy. It's been that way pretty much since American Dad started. Too bad it's not getting the ratings it deserves.
Agreed. Though ironically as soon as they got married they vanished for about 5 episodes!

As for Meg Griffin, why would the manatees know how to write a teenage girl?
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Old January 4 2011, 07:10 PM   #10
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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Hayley still gets stories on AmDad. They just did the big thing with her getting married to Jeff.
I haven't watched any eps since Thanksgiving. Has the marriage been referenced since that? It seemed almost like a throwaway gag in that ep.

In any event, Hayley was originally intended to be major character on the show, with McFarlane promoting the show as "conservative Stan vs his liberal daughter." But she soon took a back seat to Roger and Steve.
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Old January 4 2011, 11:18 PM   #11
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

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Hayley still gets stories on AmDad. They just did the big thing with her getting married to Jeff.
I haven't watched any eps since Thanksgiving. Has the marriage been referenced since that? It seemed almost like a throwaway gag in that ep.

In any event, Hayley was originally intended to be major character on the show, with McFarlane promoting the show as "conservative Stan vs his liberal daughter." But she soon took a back seat to Roger and Steve.
Thier marriage was fetured heavily in the Christmas ep. I have to admit, I think American Dad is a lot more funny than Family Guy. It still seems fresh, but Klous has about as many lines Meg or the Daughter from the Cleveland Show(forgot her name too). It seems they just have a problem with either too many characters or just too little time to write. Something is obviously wrong. The problem caries over to all three shows.
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Old January 4 2011, 11:41 PM   #12
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Well, having three shows going all at once is probably part of the problem. I still don't think Cleveland deserved his own spinoff.
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Old January 4 2011, 11:42 PM   #13
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Re: Meg Griffin, why doesn't she talk!

Actually, the primary reason that Meg has had so few lines this past year or so, is that Mila Kunis has been so busy acting in other projects, and/or promoting them, that she simply hasn't been around to provide Meg's voice.
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Old January 5 2011, 01:31 AM   #14
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But even before that, the writers had reduced Meg to pretty much nothing but a character upon which to heap throwaway gags of scorn and ridicule.
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Old January 5 2011, 06:16 AM   #15
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But even before that, the writers had reduced Meg to pretty much nothing but a character upon which to heap throwaway gags of scorn and ridicule.
Agreed, they need to shit or get off the pot with Meg. I like the character and I love Kunis, but I hate seeing a character go to complete waiste. Just send her off to college or something.
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