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151 Responses to Family Guy steals from The Simpsons?

  1. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2007 at 9:12 pm
    Link: Family Guy steals from The Simpsons? - Say it ain`t so!
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    Malletman Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm

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    extinuse Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:24 am
    the simpsons have done everything! that was proven on southpark already lol
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    kidcomeback Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:26 am
    yeah thats true extinuse...i prolly do at least 10 things a day that simpsons had already done.
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    ANCB Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:28 am
    I`d call that just another example of how influential The Simpsons is.
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    speedsta Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:40 am
    SIMPSONS DID IT!!
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    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Coincidence, i think not...
    *cue the twilight zone music*
    nuh-na-nuh-na-nuh-ne-nuh
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    bjbj1991 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:49 am
    How many episodes does the Simpsons have? Isn`t it arround 400 now? Everything that can be done has likely already happened on that show by now. Besides, it`s not like people today are creative anymore. Everything related to media is barrowed from Shakespear, mythology, or current events.
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:03 am
    What a sh*t post. I`m sure if you trawled through old episodes of `I love lucy` you could probably crowbar something in that was vaguely similar to something in the simpsons or family guy or anything else come to that. There is nothing on tv today that hasn`t been done somewhere somehow by someone else. This post isn`t some great revelation, it`s a load of boll*cks.
  10. Profile photo of ddsmooth
    ddsmooth Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:03 am
    either way, in all those examples family guy was more funny
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    Jats Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Yeah, the first one with the blackjack is DEFINETELY a copy, simpsons is just soo funny though, i dont know...which is better lol
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    nevered Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:16 am
    might be the same jokes, but family guy tells them better.

    after a million years on the air, simpsons will start stealing jokes from themselves before too long. (There was already a mention of that south park episode, so no need to say it again.)

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    Eagle390 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:29 am
    It`s funny cus it`s true
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    twodollars Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:30 am
    They seem like the same jokes in the small clips, but if you take into account the context of the whole episode, they end up being different.
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    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:28 am
    probably a coincidense
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:37 am
    Audio levels were fuxed. Please put some effort into your submissions.
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    arsenic6969 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:01 am
    Am I the only one that found the Simpsons ones funnier?
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    fushintino Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:18 am
    That`s crap, about two of those were actually similar. And if from six seasons of family guy that`s the only crap they could come up with, then that`s pathetic. I don`t know how you can compare Family Guy to Simpsons, the characters are completely different and family guy is a comedy for people about 13+ at the least, when simpsons can be watched by all ages. When was the last time you saw the adult humour used in family guy, used in The Simpsons? My verdict = crap.
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:20 am
    ^^^^
    Ditto!
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    bored183 Female 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:31 am
    Since when does having similar plots = stealing?

    I`m sure if you compared two other shows that are somewhat alike, you would have the same results.

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:36 am
    Family Guy has been ripping off plot elements from the Simpsons right from the start, but who can blame them? Simpsons is, besides from Futurama, the funniest thing an american has ever written.

    Too bad Simpsons has gone so downhill nowadays though. Family Guy season 6 is 10 times funnier than the later seasons of Simpsons.

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    teiso Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:13 am
    Not only done before, but done better.
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    limptaco Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:41 am
    Oh no...a television show has stolen from another tv show...god, my...life...it no longer makes sense. Seriously, get over it. If you`re that obsessed over 2 tv shows...wow, just wow, that`s all I can say.
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    dianne Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:50 am
    >>Everything related to media is barrowed from Shakespear, mythology, or current events.

    What about the fact that a lot of Shakespear`s work came from stories that had been around for years and they were just his take on them?

    The chances at being truly original are probably somewhere pretty close to 0.

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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:53 am
    Some of those links were tenuous at best and as Southpark alluded to before - The Simpsons has already done everything..
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:54 am
    read the fu.kin comments limptaco no one gives a shi.t u retard. get ur facts right.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:22 am
    macbeth, one of shakespears greatest, wasnt even his own.

    my opinion, the simpsons are creative but family guy is just fu.kin hilarious. kinda disapointed with that prom night dumster baby thing a while back.

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    mzpoopy Female 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:52 am
    Family guy is still awesome
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:58 am
    It`s okay, but I like both shows...
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:07 am
    Which is why I hate Family Guy. So pointless.
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    Lou Two Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:12 am
    On 5/11/2007 7:22:16 AM i-am-emo wrote: shakespears
    On 5/11/2007 6:50:28 AM dianne wrote: Shakespear`s
    On 5/11/2007 2:49:31 AM bjbj1991 wrote: Shakespear

    Say it with me SHAKESPEARE, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespearE, SHAKESPEARE

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    kittykatrock Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:14 am
    well duh.. they were made by the same creator. and he`s allowed to do that with his shows. lol
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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:20 am
    bjbj1991
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    62 Posts Friday, May 11, 2007 2:49:31 AM
    How many episodes does the Simpsons have? Isn`t it arround 400 now? Everything that can be done has likely already happened on that show by now. Besides, it`s not like people today are creative anymore. Everything related to media is barrowed from Shakespear, mythology, or current events.

    True, but i heard that the person who made simpsons was the same person who made family guy...or am i wrong

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    NTFS-Lennes Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:29 am
    >>Am I the only one that found the Simpsons ones funnier?
    I did. I generally consider Family Guy the funnier of the two, but other older Simpsons seasons had a lot more tact with their humour. I miss that.

    And keep in mind how many people behind Family Guy grew up watching The Simpsons. I guess it depends where you draw the line between influence and copying.

    And really. They`re TV shows. They`re hardly in the top 10 list of "Worst Shpit that could Possibly Happen."

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    Wagonlover Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:30 am
    youre wrong
  36. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:01 am
    family guy stinks!
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    happydude Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:19 am
    Family guy rules, but they DO steal a lot of jokes from.. well... everything.

    And so do later seasons of the Simpsons, so who really gives a damn?

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    Karen_Lumb Female 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:34 am
    Matt Groening createed the Simpsons with James L Brooks and Sam Simon. Family Guy was created by Seth MacFarlane. I couldn`t find a thing to link family guy to any of the creators of the Simpsons.

    They are two shows that cannot really be compared. The Simpsons have been on TV for nearly twenty years, probably more if you include the shorts shown on the Tracy Ullman show. Wait until Family have been running for that long and see how funny it is. You cannot compare a sixth season of a show with the nineteenth of another.

    Both family guy and the Simpsons are wuell know for doing parodies of many other shows, be that out and out parodies or simply taking plot points. Look at the Tree house of horror episodes, how many of them are ripp offs of old horror films?

    you have to take everthing into context, inlcuding this rambling rant.

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    schmidtjrK7 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:52 am
    ok, so the ending song speaks volumes--just like nearly everything out there these days...every thing`s pretty much been done/said.
    family guy, however, is much funnier than the simpsons, and i`ve been a simpsons fan for nearly 11 years.
  40. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:53 am
    um lou two i was just replying to diannes comment.
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 9:55 am
    Simpsons will always be superior to family guy. Altho i cant get enough of Stewie.
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    phroedoux Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:02 am
    Its hard to call it stealing when it was taken from a show thats been on the air for damn near two decades. Yeah, they`re suspiciously similar, but the simpsons has already done everything anyway.
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    TomSFox Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:10 am
    Yes, I`ve seen this clip before, and I`ll repeat my statement: The first part can`t be serious proof, because the FG-version has an additional twist, plus the episodes, those clips were taken from are completly different.
    Furthermore, the Simpsons had an episode in which Homer tries to catch a notorious fish. WOW, NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE!!!
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    oddflame Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:12 am
    That was just made by some die hard Simpsons fan that hates Family Guy. Only a couple of those are alike.

    I don`t care though. The Simpsons completely died out after seasons nine and today it`s just an utter mess. Then around seasons four of Family Guy, it got progressively worse. Bleh.

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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:33 am
    You mean...people actually thought Family Guy was funny and original before this? O_O
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    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:36 am
    ugh family guy is THE WORST CARTOON EVER MADE if you watch it your a retard. its simple as that you cannot create a worse cartoon if you tried every maker of family guy has a one way ticket to hell, the bad part of it.
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    GrimmTrixX Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:39 am
    it doesn`t matter. Family guy is still better. Remember, Simpsons also stole from a lot of older shows and as south park proved, even from Twilight zone. There are no truly original ideas anymore. Everything in TV shows is a variation on a theme. But I am so sick of simpsons anyway but love family guy and I think its the smilarities that make me like it cuz it reminds me when simpsons was a good show. I`m sorry, Bart and Lisa have been their ages long enough. If they made them get like at LEAST a year or 2 older in the last 11 years, maybe it wouldn`t feel stale. Plus there`s TONS more family guy episodes than that video shows, tons more stuff simpsons didn`t do. bah I am ranting. Long story short, who cares, Family guy is funnier and the characters are more diverse. Also the humor is much more edgy than simpsons.
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    sprink99 Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:40 am
    Simpsons , matt groening no family guy, blah blah, rip off blah blah, allowed, which is best, i like simpsons, i like family guy, blah blah blah, this is fake, i hate simpsons. what about shakespearE! blah blah this ones older, what about south park? Done before. You`re a retard, no you are. Blah blah Seen this before, No ones mentioned American Dad, You cant compare these, Blah blah blah etc etc.
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    GrimmTrixX Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 10:46 am
    I hate american dad just becausenits on RIGHT AFTER family guy. I`d like it better on a different time slot. I hated Futurama back in the day because i liked simpsons and they were similar in character and whatnot. but then years later its ona dult swim and i watched again and now its my 2nd favorite cartoon...my first...family guy. I know some people saying Family guy is so stupid and blah blah blah, but to say people are dumb for watching it is just plain ignorant. I say people who like simpsons still are stupid. See how opinions work? I don`t actually think they are but I`ll say it to "prove" my shows better than yours. lol But I have loved Family guy since Day 1 and it actually made me hate simpsons. Peter and Stewie are so much more hilarious than Homer and Bart, but once again, that`s just my opinion.
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    Titantodd Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 11:23 am
    The strangest thing is, while I`ve always known that Family Guy has stolen stuff from The Simpsons, I`ve never really cared about it.

    However, that joke stealing thing shown here a couple of months ago with Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia really annoyed me. I still can`t figure out why.

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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 11:35 am
    Man, this made me miss all the good episodes of the simpsons, the latest seasons suck! They used to be soo much better!
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    summerfire Male 70 & Over
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    May 11, 2007 at 11:44 am
    why would they bother copying?
    how can you know the writers didnt just think of the joke seperately.

    people act like the family guy writers sit down and watch episodes of the simpsons thinking "what gags can i rip off from this episode?"

    and most of those were completely different and in some cases funnier than the simpsons one (except the one with the dogs eating homers chips, that was awesome)

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    rourkiejr Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 11:54 am
    that is slightly heart breaking :(

    ah well they are both still good shows!

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    Custom_hobo Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 12:08 pm
    Who gives a crap if Family Guy is actually better?

    Simpsons is just completely worn out in my opinion.

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    Necrotism Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 12:41 pm
    Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!
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    Orkray Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    Offlinebjbj1991
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    62 Posts Friday, May 11, 2007 2:49:31 AM
    How many episodes does the Simpsons have? Isn`t it arround 400 now? Everything that can be done has likely already happened on that show by now. Besides, it`s not like people today are creative anymore. Everything related to media is barrowed from Shakespear, mythology, or current events.

    Shakespeare wasn`t original... he took most of his ideas from greek myths etc...

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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    "There are no truly original ideas anymore."

    Only if youre a lazy bastard.

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    oddflame Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    "Remember, Simpsons also stole from a lot of older shows and as south park proved, even from Twilight zone"

    Indeed. In fact, the latest episode of the Simpsons is a bad attempt at a complete ripoff of South Park`s episode, "Make Love, Not Warcraft".

    "I hated Futurama back in the day because i liked simpsons and they were similar in character and whatnot."

    What!? How could you hate Futurama? You`ve got problems, mate.

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    oddflame Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 1:05 pm
    Also, http://qntm.org/stock

    Exactly my reasons for not liking the Simpsons anymore. First, we had nine great seasons, then something happened that turned the Simpsons into a genuinely unfunny show.

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    Riddell Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    That`s a valid point but you have to admit in everyone of those sketches family guy was funnier and the simpsons has been going downhiil for a while now I think it`s time for the writers to call it quits.
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    Riddell Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 1:17 pm
    And oh yeah "SIMPSONS DID IT!!"great south park episode.
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    Cy Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    Not all of them were really that close. A couple were: the blackjack, the greyhound, maybe the creature eating stuff from the mouth.
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    SerFox Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    bumblecock stop living up to your name and go away.

    It`s been obvious from the start of Family guy that it`s basically the same thing but made to seem `edgy` Family Guy is poo, it`s boring and it`s all been done before. And as for the simpsons, I used to like it, but now ive seen just about every episode and now to watch decent simpsons you need sky, which Ic ant afford.

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    IWMSGAN Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 2:58 pm
    You havent noticed that EVERY episode of family guy is a copy of simpsons?
  65. Profile photo of Ragin2340
    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    Ahhh, the old episodes of the simpsons were always the best.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:26 pm
    Oh yeah, there is no way now that anyone can possibly NOT plagarise the simpsons...but it`s funny to see the comparisons
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    kendrickwall Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    Family guy is a farking rip off. And they haven`t done everything before. SOuthpark seems to have their own ideas, Futurama has their own ideas. Every farking cartoon out there is orignal. Family Guy is NOT.
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    bah, simpsons is better, but family guy (when the writers do their own work) is funnier...
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    Bigbear5000 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:07 pm
    The vibe ive always got from family guy was it wanted to be south park...it failed. To be honset i never felt family guy was all that entertaining... i mean i can only watch so much unrelated crap in 30 minutes before it loses all its hummor. At least the simpsons manage to keep a plot for an entire 30 minutes without showming 10 cut scenes that are more annoying then funny. Either way I agree that the simpsons have gone down hill in the last 4 seasons or so but they will always have my respect for all the other years. Either way the office is better so I really dont care...on a final note the 400th simpsons episode is may 20th, yay...As always: -- The Truth Is Out There --
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    iansquall Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    I really don`t care. I don`t like Family guy`s humor that much, and the Simpsons is "okay". I wouldn`t really care if Family Guy copied an entire episode of the Simpsons word for word.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    The child protective services one was stupid. Maybe I just wasn`t paying attention but the only thing I saw they had in common was lois and marge where both trying to get to there children and child protective services took them away. That would happen anywhere unless the mom didn`t care for the children.
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    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    but thats only some of it, MOST of the stuff on family guy is original.
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    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:11 pm
    kittykatrock

    wrongo, seth macarlane and matt greoning are 2 differnt people

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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    simpsons did it hahaha yup simpsons are great
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    they were similar, but not exactly the same. and as everyone`s been saying, the simpsons did everything.
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    Aramil Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    Down with Family Guy! All hail Homer!
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    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    South Park did point it out but it doesn`t excuse Family Guy for just being plane crap.
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    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 4:56 pm
    Or my spelling.
  79. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    I will say it.

    It ain`t so!

    You can quote me on that one. The sismpson is a cartoon show that`s parodying real life and so is Family guy. Similarity are bound to happen once in a while. The type of humor used in both show is totally different.

    And now that this comment is written this case is closed once and for all.

  80. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    ONCE AND FOR ALL!
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    crazydaiz Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    ok sure some of the main ideas of the scenes were the same
    but they were all presented different execution
    each show brought there own spin on it

    every movie, show, song, etc. has done this
    nothing is ever purely original

  82. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    EVWERYONE FAMILY GUY IS FROM THE SAME CREATORS AS THE SIMPSONS, AMERICAN DAD AND FUTERAMA
  83. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:21 pm
    YOU DONT SAY!, i dont care, i like family guy better anyway
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    Family Guy > The Simpsons.
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    Shoyz Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    The diffrence: The family guy clips were actually funny.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:01 pm
    i think its ironic that the spimpsons have been on for like 18 years and still have more original jokes than family guy. i also think its funny that family guy would be stupid enough to steal from jokes that have been in the last 9 years
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    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    the simpsons version was funny because it was original but when you see the same thing done on a different show that skit isnt as funny
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    Malletman Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    On 5/11/2007 8:12:44 AM lou two wrote: Say it with me SHAKESPEARE, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespearE, SHAKESPEARE

    Elizabethan spellings weren`t fixed... Shaxpere, Shakesper, and Shakespear were all common.

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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:51 pm
    ok
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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 7:54 pm
    Spartano3, you sir, are a dumbass. Futurama and the simpsons were both created by matt groening. Americand dad and family guy were created by seth macfarlene. Search it up.
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    Riddell Male 13-17
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    May 11, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    how can you possibly say that the simpsons is better than family guy.the simpsons has had its day and is now being dragged out into one of the worst shows on tv.all of the new story lines are terrible and whenever i watch one i can`t to watch what they have done to a classic show. Family Guy > The Simpsons
  92. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 8:11 pm
    So fun it should be illegal, like copyright infringement!
  93. Profile photo of lenashawitz
    lenashawitz Male 18-29
    134 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    I just watched it to see Simpsons and Family Guy clips, yes I love both, it seems with shows like this, people like on or the other. But ya, I don`t care who steals from whom, comedians, tv shows, music, whatever, its available, use it!
    And yes, reminded me of South Park, Simpsons did it! And how at the end of the episode they point out that Simpsons stole it from Twighlight Zone. South Park is right about everything...
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    littlewooll8 Male 13-17
    115 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    i think a south park covered this already, simpsons did EVERYTHING, so no matter what an animated show does, it`s automatically copying the simpsons
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    i sent this link in about 3 weeks ago..


    f*ck you iab.

  96. Profile photo of Amet45
    Amet45 Male 13-17
    158 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    well u gotta be a TOTAL RETARD not to have noticed that / family guys sucks!
  97. Profile photo of theforgeter
    theforgeter Male 13-17
    89 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    who cares
  98. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    Simpsons pwns Family Guy.

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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    THE SIMPSONS is funnier than Family Guy anyday
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 9:19 pm
    Futureama+Simpsons > Family Guy+American Dad

    Not to say that they`re all not funny

  101. Profile photo of kdawg55
    kdawg55 Male 13-17
    31 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 10:20 pm
    Wow dude its true
  102. Profile photo of Kanashii
    Kanashii Female 13-17
    359 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 11:26 pm
    It`s not just Family Guy stealing, The Simpsons and Family Guy steal from each other. Matt Groening and Seth McFarland are in a friendly battle with each other over it, and they`ve said it before.
  103. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 11:34 pm
    Simpsons rules, Family Guy drools. GO SIMPSONS
  104. Profile photo of zoinks
    zoinks Male 13-17
    438 posts
    May 11, 2007 at 11:57 pm
    wooot for the barenaked ladies at the end of the clip
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    brigallo1 Male 13-17
    93 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:03 am
    i think that family guy and the simpsons are kind of inter-changable
    like freddy and jason
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    glitter bitc Female 13-17
    496 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:05 am
    idk sum of those were pretty dum. like the 1 about the kids gettin taken away.
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:08 am
    No! You all have it wrong! Simpsons AND Family Guy are not the best: South Park is.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:24 am
    Someone should *probably* learn the meaning of plagerism. Cause you have to be VERY stupid to think that was.
  109. Profile photo of dan6927
    dan6927 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:51 am
    Ive heard alot about family guy stealing from simpsons and vice versa. But i dont think that is accurate,well sometimes. The episode where the child services take the baby was actually first done back in the 90`s on an episode of `family matters`. To re-cap that episode, Carl and his partner are going to do a police sting and they are dresses as gangters and talking about drug deals and stuff and eddies teachers is eves dropping and threatins to call child protective services because she says it is not a household a child should live in. and the teacher is the mom from that 70`s show.
  110. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 1:14 am
    nothing is original in EVERY attempt to see the future on a show or movie its ALWAYS flying cars. no one cares if its logical or not they all figure planes can already drive now we gotta make cars fly. argh its all the same nowerdays, every things dried up.
  111. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 1:17 am
    im sure those things have been done on thousand of other shows. ur only focusing on family guy and the simpsons cause everyones at war with the whole plagerising thing.
  112. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 1:45 am
    Way back on pages nobody reads but:

    I`m so drating tired of asshats spouting poo such as, "oh my god, somebody stole something from something that`s such surprise". Y`know what you smug assdrats? Plagiarism is a REAL problem, just because YOUR life has never produced anything worth stealing and profiting from doesn`t mean you should spend your time pissing on the people who have.

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    Squeepy999 Female 18-29
    120 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:53 am
    i love the comments on here...ive seen this on youtube already, and the comments there are the most unintelligent things i have ever witnessed...they spent about a couple thousand comments discussing which show was better...and all of the arguements were along the lines of either..."Simpsons were there first" or "Family does it better"
  114. Profile photo of omgwtfbbqhax
    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
    240 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 3:29 am
    So? Family guy is still good and the resemblance is minimal, it`s not like word for word or anything
  115. Profile photo of littlezazz
    littlezazz Male 13-17
    95 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 9:33 am
    it does steal a lot from the simpsons, but it also is a lot funnier
  116. Profile photo of anini
    anini Male 13-17
    85 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:35 am
    i have that issue of mad.....

    any way evry 1 shut up with ur stupid little debates. they`re just shows.

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    serfis Male 18-29
    32 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    the thing is, as many ppl said, the simpson`s have done everything, so it`s practically impossible to make a show that won`t have any material that looks similar to the simpsons.

    also, many of the clips here are similar in those short clips, but if u saw the whole episodes those scenes don`t seem as similar.

    plus, family guy does those jokes better than the simpsons did.

    another sidenote...look at fushintino`s post on page 1...it pretty much says everything i`m thinking right now

  118. Profile photo of lovestricken
    lovestricken Female 13-17
    712 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Some things were similar, but not entirely alike...And The Simpson`s HAVE done just about everything since theyve been on for so long...
  119. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    I don`t really care that those clips are similar, Simpsons steal plots from movies all the time anyway. But really, I can`t get over how many of you think Family Guy is better than The Simpsons. Family Guy has its moments, but overall, Simpsons is way better.
  120. Profile photo of Varifael
    Varifael Female 18-29
    239 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Simpsons did almost everything. Kinda hard to avoid after how many seasons?
  121. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    "No! You all have it wrong! Simpsons AND Family Guy are not the best: South Park is."

    Totally.

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    :-O Gasp!
  123. Profile photo of HardRocks
    HardRocks Female 18-29
    26 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    All of those were things that could have been easily thought up of by both writers. The Simpsons have been around way longer, so naturally Matt Groening put the idea into place before Seth MacFarlane did.

    Especially that one where the kids get taken away. It`s such a generic idea. You have to see the whole episode and then it won`t be "the same thing" anymore.

  124. Profile photo of mindy_rawrr
    mindy_rawrr Female 13-17
    52 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    PHOTOSHOPPED!

    :O

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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
    522 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 7:53 pm
    someones been watching a lot of tv
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    m477b311 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    WHY!?!?!?!?!??!!??!!
  127. Profile photo of bwhite12
    bwhite12 Female 18-29
    35 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    "The Simpsons already did it!" And I say South Park>Futurama>Zim>The Simpsons>Family Guy...if anyone cares.
  128. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    I think the Simpsons and Family Guy are both hilarious.
  129. Profile photo of fxckingbored
    fxckingbored Male 13-17
    246 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 11:19 pm
    well family guy has taken something unfunny from the simpsons and made it funnier with their own show
  130. Profile photo of dre5922
    dre5922 Male 18-29
    259 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:04 am
    i prefer homers antics over peters, but i knew when i first saw some of those episodes of family guy something seemed familiar, specifically the chip/popcorn one and the dog race one...
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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:00 am
    I think there was a Simpsons episode that explained plaigarism, and how it brought out some of our best-known characters.

    Honeymooners, The Finstones, Cheif Wiggum...

    I forgot the whole quote, but the creator of Itchy & Scratchy explained how everything we take for granted is plaigarised from previous sources.

  132. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:01 am
    "Creativity is just undetected paigarism." if I recall the quote correctly.

    I forgot who said it though.

  133. Profile photo of alimander
    alimander Female 18-29
    182 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:23 am
    Tell me it`s not true
  134. Profile photo of StopSmiling
    StopSmiling Female 13-17
    331 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:19 pm
    I much prefer the Simpsons.

    I`ve only seen random little clips of Family Guy but I didn`t find them as funny as ones from The Simpsons.

    Oh and it`s *Shakespeare.

  135. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
    276 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    IT ISN`T EVEN POSSIBLE.
    Family guy and The Simpsons are both created by Matt Groening. They can`t steal from each other. Does a BMW that looks like another one steal its design? No. Becuase they`re form the same maker.
  136. Profile photo of jammaclipper
    jammaclipper Male 18-29
    1 post
    May 13, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    The writers from The Simpsons left and created Family Guy. You can tell when they left because the story lines of The Simpsons are not as funny as they were before. So I guess they took their ideas and added them in Family Guy.
  137. Profile photo of Orgasmo
    Orgasmo Male 18-29
    160 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:10 pm
    To quote southpark, "Simpsons did it" also, anyone notice every family guy clip was far funnier than its simpsons alternative
  138. Profile photo of Monkeyboywes
    Monkeyboywes Male 13-17
    124 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    you dont need to be a genius to know that family guy steals from the simpsons.
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    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
    308 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:13 pm
    After a show has been on so long and become so popular, of course other shows will want to copy some of their ideas. It`s not plagarism, it`s an honor. The Simpsons is so good that other`s feel they need to mimic them to do well...oh and "Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!" I loved that one especially when everyone looked like Simpsons animation style. lol
  140. Profile photo of Snowkid32
    Snowkid32 Male 13-17
    89 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    "
    That`s crap, about two of those were actually similar. And if from six seasons of family guy that`s the only crap they could come up with, then that`s pathetic. I don`t know how you can compare Family Guy to Simpsons, the characters are completely different and family guy is a comedy for people about 13+ at the least, when simpsons can be watched by all ages. When was the last time you saw the adult humour used in family guy, used in The Simpsons? My verdict = crap."

    GOD DAMN YOUR AN IDIOT! The Simpsons will feature things that people may not learn until they`re like at least 15. Family Guy? Are you joking? 5 minute scenes of a chicken in a costume getting beat up. Your an idiot in all honesty.

  141. Profile photo of NeverAiling
    NeverAiling Male 18-29
    213 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 8:03 am
    The Simpsons did some shxt.
    And the shxt happened to be literally everything that could possibly be done.

    Then some people went out and did some stuff *well*.

    It`s a simple equation, really. The Simpsons was entertaining.

    Family Guy was FUNNY.

  142. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    I don`t know. I think it`s hard to be original when everything has been done already.
  143. Profile photo of pahaha
    pahaha Male 13-17
    101 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 11:54 pm
    looks like the manatees used the same idea balls to write each show!!!
    btw, family guy got owned, and im glad of that=]
  144. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 8:42 pm
    It is a taad funnier than The Simpsons but... oh man. :/
  145. Profile photo of Fitch
    Fitch Male 13-17
    27 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 12:00 am
    THey do copy them. Both bad, beer-drinking, fat fathers. Family Guy I`m ashamed;-()
  146. Profile photo of r-chill
    r-chill Female 13-17
    560 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 7:52 pm
    they both did it but family guy did it better
  147. Profile photo of invaderzil
    invaderzil Female 18-29
    75 posts
    May 18, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    F#cked up, man.
  148. Profile photo of HawkEyeElise
    HawkEyeElise Female 13-17
    198 posts
    June 3, 2007 at 9:34 pm
    dude i thought they were by the same guys
  149. Profile photo of roker4life
    roker4life Male 13-17
    113 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:42 pm
    eh...who cares if they copied them. At least I laughed when I saw the family guy clips.
  150. Profile photo of randomer
    randomer Male 13-17
    278 posts
    August 15, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    Oh Wow. They`ve existed for years and there`s about ten things the same. Who gives a $hit. Family Guy still kicks a$$.
  151. Profile photo of Courtney158
    Courtney158 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    September 16, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    Jeeze it`s because they`re made by the same people

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