Simpsons or Family Guy?

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Simpsons or Family Guy?

Simpsons
5
31%
Family Guy
11
69%
 
Total votes: 16

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butsurigakusha
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Simpsons or Family Guy?

Postby butsurigakusha » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:44 am

I have my preference. I am just curious if most physics majors think the same as me.

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Postby fermiboy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:03 am

Family Guy for sure. The Simpsons peaked years ago, they're so 20th century.

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Postby gekkehenkie » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:26 am

definitely Simpsons. They might have peaked years ago, but that peak was so high, that they're still far, far above FG

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:21 am

I agree. Simpsons in the days of Phil Hartman was unstoppable (*sigh*). Family Guy is great, but it still falls beneath the simpsons Sure, today the Simpsons aren't nearly as great as they were ~10 years ago (and I would even say that I find the new episodes of Family Guy funnier than the new episodes of the Simpsons, except for the one where Homer is in a grunge band... lmao) but they're still a force to be reckoned with.

So my top picks are:

1. Simpsons
2. Family Guy
3. Futurama
4. American Dad
5. Aqua Teen

If South Park were to have a rating it would be dead last, right after "Telemundo".

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Postby butsurigakusha » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:35 am

I am sad that you think so poorly of South Park. Maybe I'm a little biased because I'm from South Park.

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Postby tnoviell » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:50 am

South Park is definitely the funniest out of all those shows.

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:04 pm

south park < ***

It doesn't even deserve capitalization.

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Postby tnoviell » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:07 pm

You just don't appreciate the genius of the program.

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:28 pm

The whole appeal of south park is that it pisses off people who are easily offended by jokes of such genius as:

"*** you, you stupid jew piece of ***."

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butsurigakusha
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Postby butsurigakusha » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:39 pm

ha ha ha

When you hear it Cartman's voice, it is hilarious.

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Postby VT » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:04 pm

ha ha ha, yeah butsurigakusha , I am a great fan of South Park too.

Cartman's voice makes me laugh my ass off. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:11 pm

wtf

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:26 pm

All I can say to that is:

"shut your *** face, uncle ***. you're a cocksucking, asslicking uncle ***."

Genius
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Postby fermiboy » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:29 pm

South Park is pretty low brow, but it does have it's moments. There was this great episode where terrorists took over Imaginationland, which is where everything that humans had thought up lived. A suicide bomber runs into imagination land and detonates. Ronald McDonald gets his arm blown off, and the terrorists kill Care Bears by shooting them in the head.

Then the boys meet the Council of the 9 most highly most regarded imaginary characters, including luminaries such as Gandalf, Morpheus, Luke Skywalker, and of course Jesus.

It's a three part episode and a lot of the parody is completely brilliant.

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:34 pm

A very cogent argument, fermiboy. But it just doesn't change my opinion.

Now that I'm at 400 everyone should buy me gifts.

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Postby tnoviell » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:38 pm

South Park usually has many underlying things that makes the show funny. The use of "bad" language and name calling isn't what makes the show genius. Things like what fermiboy just pointed out is what makes the show incredible.

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:45 pm

They've been done with more poise elsewhere.

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Postby will » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:50 pm

The lack of poise is exactly the point. It's rote anti-intellectualism to ignore the underlying message of a show just because you disagree with the method in which it gets that message across. Witty commentary and poop jokes aren't mutually exclusive.

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Postby twistor » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:58 pm

Fair enough, but it doesn't mean I have to enjoy the show.

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Postby grae313 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:22 pm

ATHF forever!!!

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Postby twistor » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:12 pm

I will bite your torso!




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