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Then some people went out and did some stuff *well*.
It`s a simple equation, really. The Simpsons was entertaining.
Family Guy was FUNNY.
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.
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.
I forgot who said it though.
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.
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.
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
any way evry 1 shut up with ur stupid little debates. they`re just shows.
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.
Not to say that they`re all not funny
f*ck you iab.
Elizabethan spellings weren`t fixed... Shaxpere, Shakesper, and Shakespear were all common.
every movie, show, song, etc. has done thisnothing is ever purely original
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.
wrongo, seth macarlane and matt greoning are 2 differnt people
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.
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.
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.
Only if youre a lazy bastard.
Shakespeare wasn`t original... he took most of his ideas from greek myths etc...
Simpsons is just completely worn out in my opinion.
ah well they are both still good shows!
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)
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.
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.
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.
And so do later seasons of the Simpsons, so who really gives a damn?
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."
True, but i heard that the person who made simpsons was the same person who made family guy...or am i wrong
Say it with me SHAKESPEARE, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespeare, shakespearE, SHAKESPEARE
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.
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.
Too bad Simpsons has gone so downhill nowadays though. Family Guy season 6 is 10 times funnier than the later seasons of Simpsons.
I`m sure if you compared two other shows that are somewhat alike, you would have the same results.
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.)