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Old September 30 2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

I couldn't find a thread about this - my apologies if I missed one that's already been started.

Anyway...wow this was disappointing. I guess I should have expected that given the current state of both shows. It would have helped if they had attempted to crossover the styles of the shows as well, rather than just inserting Simpsons characters into tired Family Guy gags.
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Old September 30 2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

I don't watch either show anymore, however I've started DVRing The Simpsons so I can catch the Futurama crossover episode (which I think airs in October). I didn't know the Family Guy crossover was a Family Guy episode. I missed it. From what everyone is saying, I missed nothing. I did catch the premiere of The Simpsons which I turned off after about ten minutes.
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Old September 30 2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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I don't watch either show anymore, however I've started DVRing The Simpsons so I can catch the Futurama crossover episode (which I think airs in October). I didn't know the Family Guy crossover was a Family Guy episode. I missed it. From what everyone is saying, I missed nothing. I did catch the premiere of The Simpsons which I turned off after about ten minutes.
The Futurama crossover will be show during November sweeps.
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Old September 30 2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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I don't watch either show anymore, however I've started DVRing The Simpsons so I can catch the Futurama crossover episode (which I think airs in October). I didn't know the Family Guy crossover was a Family Guy episode. I missed it. From what everyone is saying, I missed nothing. I did catch the premiere of The Simpsons which I turned off after about ten minutes.
And I'm going to be a sucker and watch the Futurama crossover as well, even though I don't watch either show anymore. Maybe since the Family Guy staff won't be involved there's hope it will be better?
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Old September 30 2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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The Futurama crossover will be show during November sweeps.
Thank you for the clarification.
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Old September 30 2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

I saw the trailer on Youtube for the crossover, and I wanted to take FOX over just to cancel the show and put it out of it's misery.


I saw a "Futurama" episode where Fry picks a Bart doll out of the trash. I can't believe that is a "I didn't do it" Bart doll from his short "Krusty the Clown" stint, so it's got to mean TS is a TV show, therefore not real in the "Futurama" unvierse.
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Old September 30 2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

Bender did cameo in one of the Simpsons episodes which takes place in their near future, but as with all things Simpsons anyway, it's basically within the continuity of the episode itself.

Crossovers like this will be written by the staff of one show or the other, not both; in this case it's the Family Guy people leveraging another property into its own. So it's just like when Stewie abducted the TNG cast, or they did the Star Wars shows... I wasn't expecting anything more than dropping the visiting characters into the same FG structure with the same FG effect. Nothing new here.

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Old September 30 2014, 07:29 PM   #8
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The Futurama episode will be awesome. Bart does something to screw up the future so the Futurama people come in and try to fix it in the past. It's pretty much Terminator.

And even Matt Groening knows The Simpsons sucks because the tagline he has for the crossover is "The show out of ideas meets the show out of episodes".
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Old September 30 2014, 07:33 PM   #9
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The crossover was very good. Simpsons hasn't been good for awhile, and Family Guy has been going down hill, but this crossover was very entertaining and was actually funny at times. It used both shows casts well, and I think it was probably done as well as it could have been. Even as someone who doesn't watch Simpsons much anymore, I liked how the characters were used. I'd definitely recommend watching it if you like Simpsons and Family Guy.
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Old September 30 2014, 07:58 PM   #10
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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Bender did cameo in one of the Simpsons episodes which takes place in their near future, but as with all things Simpsons anyway, it's basically within the continuity of the episode itself.

Crossovers like this will be written by the staff of one show or the other, not both; in this case it's the Family Guy people leveraging another property into its own. So it's just like when Stewie abducted the TNG cast, or they did the Star Wars shows... I wasn't expecting anything more than dropping the visiting characters into the same FG structure with the same FG effect. Nothing new here.

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Wish I had known that before I got my hopes up. lol
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Old September 30 2014, 08:12 PM   #11
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

I laughed pretty hard at the car wash bit.



Looking forward to the Futurama episode.

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Old September 30 2014, 08:15 PM   #12
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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And I'm going to be a sucker and watch the Futurama crossover as well, even though I don't watch either show anymore. Maybe since the Family Guy staff won't be involved there's hope it will be better?
We can only hope.

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And even Matt Groening knows The Simpsons sucks because the tagline he has for the crossover is "The show out of ideas meets the show out of episodes".
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Old September 30 2014, 08:20 PM   #13
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Peter also briefly appeared on Simpsons before. In the episode where Sideshow Bob was mayor of an Italian town, a guy looked through the 'Big book of criminals', and Peter Griffin was wanted for the crime of 'Plagiarismo'.

Got to give credit to the seals though for picking out the 'Simpsons' ball.
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Old September 30 2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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I laughed pretty hard at the car wash bit.

That was the only part I laughed at. It was stupid, so so stupid, and I couldn't not. The rest of the episode, though, left me pretty cold.

I guess I wanted more payoff from various things, like Stewie going all Hannibal Lecter on Nelson.

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Looking forward to the Futurama episode.

Definitely.
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Old September 30 2014, 10:54 PM   #15
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Re: Simpsons/Family Guy crossover

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Peter also briefly appeared on Simpsons before. In the episode where Sideshow Bob was mayor of an Italian town, a guy looked through the 'Big book of criminals', and Peter Griffin was wanted for the crime of 'Plagiarismo'.

Got to give credit to the seals though for picking out the 'Simpsons' ball.
They're manatees, damnit!

But, seriously, that's the only time a parody or critique has totally ruined a show for me. It's just impossible to watch FG after you see that.
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