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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5550 on: January 13, 2011, 07:41:46 PM »
The show is taking even longer to appear on iTunes these days. I wanted to download it so I could play a sample to someone, the no flash mp3 link on wfmu doesn't allow you to skim through it.

not sure if it's okay to say this, but you can download the full mp3 from wfmu on Wednesday morning
Flashgot in FF does the job for me (I don't like waiting either), although other download plugins will probably work too
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5551 on: January 13, 2011, 08:15:46 PM »
Oh my God--I'm just listening now and am almost in tears with gratitude--

That the soundtrack in The Hate Pit is the "Family Guy" theme on eternal replay.

I fucking hate that show SO MUCH. Everything about it makes my flesh crawl like the Human Centipede's caboose. You know, I've been listening to the Best Show for years and have never heard Tom express himself about it.  So many people seem to have no problem with that wretched piece of shite.  God bless you, Tom.

That whole Hate Pit tour was fantastic, but nothing has ever made me happier than hearing "The Family Guy" placed on a level with Chris Christie.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5552 on: January 13, 2011, 08:37:01 PM »
Oh my God--I'm just listening now and am almost in tears with gratitude--

That the soundtrack in The Hate Pit is the "Family Guy" theme on eternal replay.

I fucking hate that show SO MUCH. Everything about it makes my flesh crawl like the Human Centipede's caboose. You know, I've been listening to the Best Show for years and have never heard Tom express himself about it.  So many people seem to have no problem with that wretched piece of shite.  God bless you, Tom.

That whole Hate Pit tour was fantastic, but nothing has ever made me happier than hearing "The Family Guy" placed on a level with Chris Christie.

really?

i feel like there was a whole string of weeks where Tom ranted about family guy alot.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5553 on: January 13, 2011, 09:34:00 PM »
Oh my God--I'm just listening now and am almost in tears with gratitude--

That the soundtrack in The Hate Pit is the "Family Guy" theme on eternal replay.

I fucking hate that show SO MUCH. Everything about it makes my flesh crawl like the Human Centipede's caboose. You know, I've been listening to the Best Show for years and have never heard Tom express himself about it.  So many people seem to have no problem with that wretched piece of shite.  God bless you, Tom.

That whole Hate Pit tour was fantastic, but nothing has ever made me happier than hearing "The Family Guy" placed on a level with Chris Christie.

really?

i feel like there was a whole string of weeks where Tom ranted about family guy alot.

where's omar?

Tom has indeed previously expressed (2007-2008 era) displeasure with this FOX animated skein. 
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5554 on: January 13, 2011, 09:49:03 PM »
I too share the Family Guy hate. I think the theme would be ideal on the jukebox in hell.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5555 on: January 13, 2011, 11:23:18 PM »
Well, I started listening around 2007 or '08.  If anyone can direct me to some especially juicy rants, I would seek them out just for the sheer joy of having my views affirmed.  Thanks.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5556 on: January 14, 2011, 08:47:26 AM »
I too share the Family Guy hate. I think the theme would be ideal on the jukebox in hell.

One of my most bewildering music-geek moments was when I discovered that the theme was written by Walter "A Fifth of Beethoven" Murphy.

I'm not into Family Guy at all, but I still gotta say that at least it's got its detractors. South Park has been a tediously obvious dead-horse meme generator for the last ten years, and it still gets held up as the modern gold standard of satire just because it has the courage to say "Hey, both sides suck" amidst all the gore and gay jokes. I think when Matt and Trey admitted they identify with Cartman most out of all the characters is when it went sour for me.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5557 on: January 14, 2011, 12:53:47 PM »
As soon as I thought Family Guy couldn't get any worse, they started using the dog as a political mouthpiece.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5558 on: January 14, 2011, 01:39:53 PM »
I think Tom's nerdvision™ football glasses idea may seriously be one of the greatest ideas ever had.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5559 on: January 14, 2011, 02:21:48 PM »
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5560 on: January 14, 2011, 03:51:07 PM »
I finally got to hear the Spike/Tom improv 'Big Bang Theory' bit. Hilarious. 'Thanks for reading, guys. Enough said. I said enough said.'

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5561 on: January 14, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »
As soon as I thought Family Guy couldn't get any worse, they started using the dog as a political mouthpiece.

I know a guy who's written for American Dad for several years.  It's great to get paid - I don't begrudge anybody a living, no sir.  But don't most people who create entertainment for a living want to not work for extended periods on things that are awful?  Even if they're making good money?
 
I don't run into him often or know him very well, but I've been trying to think of how I might ask that question if I do, because I'm really curious.

My hope is that he'd give the same answer I'd give about my job, which is "look, it's how I make a living."  As long as no one started defending its artistic integrity I'd be ok.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5562 on: January 14, 2011, 06:49:59 PM »

I'm not into Family Guy at all, but I still gotta say that at least it's got its detractors. South Park has been a tediously obvious dead-horse meme generator for the last ten years, and it still gets held up as the modern gold standard of satire just because it has the courage to say "Hey, both sides suck" amidst all the gore and gay jokes. I think when Matt and Trey admitted they identify with Cartman most out of all the characters is when it went sour for me.

I liked the South Park episode where they beat up on Family Guy. You might say that's a fight where everybody loses, but I thought South Park zung them pretty good.

But I agree that "both sides suck" is a cop-out if you're gonna claim to be a satirist.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5563 on: January 14, 2011, 07:52:36 PM »
As soon as I thought Family Guy couldn't get any worse, they started using the dog as a political mouthpiece.

I know a guy who's written for American Dad for several years.  It's great to get paid - I don't begrudge anybody a living, no sir.  But don't most people who create entertainment for a living want to not work for extended periods on things that are awful?  Even if they're making good money?
 
I don't run into him often or know him very well, but I've been trying to think of how I might ask that question if I do, because I'm really curious.

My hope is that he'd give the same answer I'd give about my job, which is "look, it's how I make a living."  As long as no one started defending its artistic integrity I'd be ok.

I work in animation and you pretty much nailed it. people gotta eat and pay the bills. it's the nature of the work, production on every tv show or movie ends eventually and you need to find a new job. artistic integrity is pretty hard to have when you're trying to make a living. of course everyone who works in this industry would love to always work on stuff they believe in but at the end of the day work is work. you take what you can get. I'm lucky, I work on a show I'm proud to say i work on right now but when this ends I gotta take what I can get. If I got work on a show like family guy that i know is probably going to be on the air for a long time I'd do it in a second.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5564 on: January 14, 2011, 08:27:29 PM »

I'm not into Family Guy at all, but I still gotta say that at least it's got its detractors. South Park has been a tediously obvious dead-horse meme generator for the last ten years, and it still gets held up as the modern gold standard of satire just because it has the courage to say "Hey, both sides suck" amidst all the gore and gay jokes. I think when Matt and Trey admitted they identify with Cartman most out of all the characters is when it went sour for me.

I liked the South Park episode where they beat up on Family Guy. You might say that's a fight where everybody loses, but I thought South Park zung them pretty good.

But I agree that "both sides suck" is a cop-out if you're gonna claim to be a satirist.

That particular ep was pretty funny, yeah - and they could still nail a thing or two pretty well the last time I checked in (I loved how Al Gore wore a cape & went around with his hands outstretched, like a little boy playing Superman), but I haven't been on board with South Park for a while, for similar reasons, meaning the "both sides suck" argument.

What I also started to not like was their "either it's all okay, or none of it is" stance, and not only their stance, but the fact that Matt and Trey would regularly run pell mell towards that stance. The fact is it's not all okay.

Also, they're very proud that they can get an episode out quickly about some hot button issue & be the first ones out there to make a comment about this - but then, they usually go back to "both sides suck" as their statement.

It's like that old cliche about clients who say "we want you to design our product, and we want it to be good and cheap and we want it fast." The designers go "okay, pick two of those things".

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