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Old December 20 2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

Just started watching it. Looks funny so far. Empire was a bit hit and miss so hopefully this one is better.

At least the disclaimer said so!

Loved the snow shovel joke.
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Old December 20 2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

I'll be picking this up tomorrow and watching it then. Going to rewatch Something, Something, Something Dark Side tonight.
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Old December 20 2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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It was pretty lame, althogh the new Robot Chicken spoof was even worse.
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Old December 21 2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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I'm getting the set on BD tomorrow.

I've actually only ever seen the first one.
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Old December 21 2010, 01:58 AM   #5
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Had to stop watching it so will be viewing it this evening.
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Old December 21 2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

I think I finally get it. Robot Chicken and Family Guy are in a contest to see who can do the least funny Star Wars parody.

Just watched the new one, just didn't work for me on any level and I didn't laugh once. I thought the 1st FG one had a few laughs, since then it's been all downhill for me.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:22 AM   #7
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They weren't kidding during the opening crawl when they said they took this episode off. By and large it was a fucking awful. A real disappointment. The laughs were very few and far between.

What was good...

-The Seth Green jokes

-Emperor Carter was hilarious. Easily the best thing in the episode.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:36 AM   #8
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

What's strange is that I've found recent FG episodes (with the exception of the season premiere) to be pretty damn funny, yet this was just awful. All the gags were dragged out way too long. The Seth Green jokes were good. The rest was pretty much crap.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:53 AM   #9
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

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What's strange is that I've found recent FG episodes (with the exception of the season premiere) to be pretty damn funny, yet this was just awful. All the gags were dragged out way too long. The Seth Green jokes were good. The rest was pretty much crap.
Oh yeah, the endless running jokes. That was bad too.

Yeah, after a few seasons, I've been enjoying the show again. It's a Trap! represented everything wrong with the show the past few seasons.
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Old December 22 2010, 04:03 AM   #10
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

I thought It's a Trap was pretty decent with some genuinely funny moments but quite a few groaners as well.

The presence of American Dad and Cleveland Show characters seemed a bit unnecessary, since there are still Family Guy characters that haven't been used, Seamus the wooden-limbed sailor for one. However, I can't really think of anyone other than Tim the Bear who could be Ewoks, so I'll let that one pass.

There seemed to be more of the standard Family Guy cutaway gags in this one than there were in the New Hope and Empire parodies.

I was satisfied anyway. Family Guy doesn't satisfy me too much these days.
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Old December 22 2010, 05:38 AM   #11
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Disturbing but funny joke is Peter telling the Imperials at the bunker to dig their own graves.

I didn't mind the use of American Dad and Cleveland Show characters. I liked Rilo as Mort's co-pilot.

FG and Robot Chicken used the same joke for Palpatine's death.
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Old December 22 2010, 06:41 PM   #12
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Disturbing but funny joke is Peter telling the Imperials at the bunker to dig their own graves.
I did enjoy the constant cracks about the helmets worn by Imperial officers resembling shovels.
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Old December 22 2010, 11:12 PM   #13
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I liked the Sum41/blink 182 joke.
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Old December 23 2010, 05:37 AM   #14
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Re: Family Guy: Star Wars Episode VI Grade and Discuss

Meh, it was okay. The Enterprise cutaway joke wasn't even all that funny.

I still maintain the best joke of the whole trilogy is the use of the Doctor Who opening titles during the first hyperspace jump.
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Old December 26 2010, 04:06 PM   #15
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I'd say it was as good/bad as the rest. I still don't understand why they put so much more effort into making a straightforward adaptation than in making jokes. Focusing on story over cut-away gags is completely against everything Family Guy stands for! I forgot the jokes but a couple places make me cackle.

The only part I remember being particularly terrible was the endless exchanged glances over the Sarlacc Pit. Christ guys give it a break...

Oh, and severe negative marks for not having a ten minute Peter / Giant Chicken fight over the Sarlacc Pit

I liked the fact that Cleveland and AmDad characters were used. They should've done more of that. I was disappointed Adrianna wasn't one of the Ewoks.
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