The Cleveland show is cancelled

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  1. Avon

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    good.
     
  2. MickJo1701

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    The few episodes I've seen were painfully unfunny.
     
  3. the G-man

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    The odd thing, however, is that the character is very different on FG then on his own show. On FG he was something of a level headed milquetoast. On "the Cleveland Show," he's basically black Peter Griffin: stupid and insensitive. So which version would return to Quahog?
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    Actually, I thought the first few episodes were alright, but it quickly went downhill.
     
  5. Mark_Nguyen

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    As it stands, Peter, Cleveland and Stan are all basically the same character now anyway. No problems losing one. Or even two.

    Mark
     
  6. Foxhot

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    For FAMILY GUY fans or haters, how many here absolutely cannot stand Chris? All the abuse directed at Meg (about 40 percent which is actually funny) could be justifiably directed back at him. When is Chris ever funny? When will Peter ever drop his tedious ''Look at me, I'm {whatever}'' shtick? Or drop his 40-second laugh instead of expanding it further and further? Needless to say, whatever smart humor exists lies securely with Brian and Stewie. Pardon the digression.....
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    There's a chart on this page showing the similarity of all three of Seth McFarlane's shows.
     
  8. Savage Dragon

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    The Stewie/Brian episodes are definitely their strongest episodes. I always look forward to them.
     
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  9. Robert Maxwell

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    This show's always been mediocre to bad. I get the impression Seth MacFarlane doesn't even like doing these shows anymore, but Fox demands them and it's nice to have income. Can't really blame him for not saying "no."

    I would agree that the only FG episodes worth watching are the Brian/Stewie ones. The rest tend to be out-and-out trash.
     
  10. Foxhot

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    I wonder how well it would do ratings wise if Chris and Peter were never seen again. Seth Green is has been reduced to permanent nails-on-a-chalkboard status. We get that Peter is almost as stupid, but it's always prolonged to unbearable length. The point has been made. It's still a very smart show, but those two could get insulted a hell of a lot more even if it means losing their key demographic. How many more bloody fights with Lois or cheap shots at Meg does the non-core audience have to endure? Giggety.
     
  11. Yoda

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    This is an opportunity for the FG franchise. One spinoff dies another takes its place. Mort the Jew anyone!?
     
  12. Peach Wookiee

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    *Does the naked dance of joy* About bloody time!
     
  13. Alidar Jarok

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    Not that I watch the show anyway, but that would be a cool way to reintroduce him. Have his house destroyed and his bathtub falls. Then Peter walks over and says "when did you move back" and he can say "last week" or something like that.
     
  14. FFunctionalData

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    well i liked the show.

    Not enough to care that it is getting cancelled but i liked it anyway.
     
  15. DanCPA

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    I'm shocked it lasted this long... Next up, Quagmeyer will get his own show!
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    Thing is, when you get down to it, Quagmire is a rapist. Having him as a prominent character on a show is ballsy enough, Fox risks backlash giving him his own show. Although the show has tried to show a decent side to him, like the episode where he defends his sister from her abusive boyfriend, he's still a pretty horrible person in general.

    Of course, if you really want backlash, a show where Quagmire moves in with Herbert the pedophile ought to set everyone off.
     
  17. the G-man

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    Yeah, that is one of the strangest aspects of the show. One moment, Quagmire is roofie-ing some woman and the next he's the gang's voice of reason.

    Of course on this show, he's not the only rapist or attempted rapist. Lois had sex with Meg's underaged boyfriend once and there was the time that Peter decided he was a redneck and tried to have sex with Meg. And even Herbert is portrayed as kind of a benign fellow for a child molester.

    In short, on this show, Quagmire's not exactly an outlier.
     
  18. Foxhot

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    I saw the abusive boyfriend episode the other night. Even though it had its typically outrageosly funny moments, having Lois Griffin lecture Quagmire's sister on abusive violence, after the countless bloody fights she's had with Peter, boggles the mind. None of the smarter characters bothered to point out the irony.
     
  19. The Wormhole

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    Although, I do like it when they focus on Quagmire's hatred of Brian, mainly because Quagmire's grievances really do accurately sum Brian up perfectly. Particularly when they first started it with Brian spending an entire episode trying to get Quagmire to like him, then in the end asking Quagmire what his problem is and Quagmire launches into a minute long rant venting his frustrations on Brian.
     
  20. the G-man

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    Yes, that was actually the moment where I first saw the whole "Quagmire paradox" and quite enjoyed it, for the reasons you mentioned.

    The writers of FG are neither as smart nor as self aware as they would like to think they are.