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One of our readers, Duncan was tasked with reviewing Family Guy season 8 for us. Check out his thoughts below….
I’ve always been a huge fan of Family Guy since it first aired in 1999 and I am quite proud it has survived into its eighth season. I had a lot of expectation and this season does not disappoint. I think Family Guy’s best attributes are it’s cut away gags and they come thick and fast here. They are more frequent, funny and close to the mark compared to previous seasons. I just don’t know how they keep coming up with them. For Fg fans, or for those just simply interested in a bit of a laugh, then every season is a must buy. Very few episodes disappoint throughout the entire show, and thankfully, Season 8 is no exception.
All your favourite characters that we have known and loved »
- David Sztypuljak
Seth MacFarlane, 36, created "Family Guy," Fox's animated sitcom, which this year became the first cartoon series nominated for a prime-time Emmy since "The Flintstones" in 1961. Fox just released the DVD "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side," a follow-up to the 2007 "Blue Harvest" episode that spoofed the "Star Wars" franchise. Why do an extended "Star Wars" parody? Everybody knows "Star Wars" -- at least, everybody in our audience. And Lucasfilm is probably the only company out there right now that is progressive enough to allow this. Certainly we would have a laugh doing this with "Indiana Jones" or "Wrath of Khan." But I can't imagine in a billion years that Paramount would give us permission. »
Jessica Simpson tried to be good friend when she visited the L.A. County Sheriff's Department in West Hollywood early Friday morning to try to bail out a pal. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old singer was turned away.
See photos of Jess from over the years
Simpson's makeup artist, Mary Phillips, was arrested at 1:30 Am for being drunk in public.
The Sheriff Department tells "Extra" Phillips could not be bailed out because detainees cannot be released until they are sober. »
Jessica Sutta attending the "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side" release party.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Sam Jones III attending the "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side" release party.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Nathan Fillion and Sarah Brown attending the "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side" release party.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. Brannon Braga with guests attending the "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side" release party.Photo copyright by Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos. 12/12/2009 - Noreen DeWulf - "Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side" Release Party - Arrivals - Seth MacFarlane Residence - Beverly Hills, CA. USA © »
- James Wray
Something, Something, Something Darkside is the Family Guy spoof of The Empire Strikes Back, a sequel to their first Star Wars parody Blue Harvest. It hits DVD and Blu-ray next week and, of course, that means there's been some launch parties and promo events and all that kind of PR silliness. Stopped on the red carpet of one event, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was asked if his tribute toons would extend to funny-business versions of the prequel trilogy. It seems like even he could smell the badness on Clones and Menace: I'm not as well-versed on the newer movies as much as I am on the old ones. I was a kid when the old ones came out, so they hold a special place in my heart. So, what would follow on from the Star Wars spoofs? How about Back to the Future, Star Trek or Indiana Jones? At least, »
- Brendon Connelly
Family Guy presents: Something Something Something Darkside (Sssds) is the follow up to the hugely successful Blue Harvest hour long that was released last year, Blue Harvest was a parody of A New Hope and Sssds is of course parodying The Empire Strikes Back.
I love everything Family Guy and laugh more at it than I do at most other comedy TV shows I watch, the problem I have with it though is that some of the jokes are aimed at the American audience so us Brits will sit in silence whilst State-side they are chuckling away. This of course can’t be avoided but it does make it difficult to fully appreciate the series and this Family Guy hour long in particular to its full.
Never-the-less Sssds is a great example of controversial humour, excellent animation and a obvious passion towards the Star Wars ethos which is only slightly »
- Gary Phillips
"Family Guy" creator and star Seth MacFarlane is home for the holidays -- and he invited "The Insider" to the party! While the show is famous for skewering celebrities, Seth isn't so sure they will tackle the Tiger Woods scandal. "The problem is it will blow over," he says. "If we write a script now and it airs a year from now, nobody's going to care. He'll have slept with plenty of other women by then," he says with a laugh. Just in time for Christmas, "Family Guy: Something, Something , Something Dark Side" arrives on DVD December 22. To celebrate, Seth threw a special holiday party at his Hollywood home -- where series stars like Mila Kunis mingled with celeb fans like Seth Green, Jon Favreau, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zach Galifianakis, and Jessica Stroup. Watch the video for more.
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Flashback guest appearance by Herbert
Fox aired an all-new Animation Domination block last night, and offered up a decidedly mixed bag of humor.
Now before people try and tell me that I have no sense of humor, I feel the need to go on record and say that I found some of this really funny. And I found just enough of it over the line to ruin the whole evening. Let’s start with the newest member of the comedy block, The Cleveland Show.
A couple weeks back, we had mentioned that The Cleveland Show had raised the ire of some trans activists at The Bilerico Project who wondered where GLAAD was with these shows. GLAAD eventually responded to those concerns with a statement that they had ongoing issues with Fox concerning their Sunday night programming, and had scheduled meetings with Fox on that topic which should have been held last week. »
Lindsay Lohan wants to make a difference.
The actress, 23, is in India to film a documentary on child trafficking and she's also working with the charity Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement).
See photos of Lindsay from over the years
Lohan posted on Twitter, "The Bba does amazing work and I thank them for it! Glad to be with people for all of the aftermath." She posted a photo of a village and said, »
With the holiday’s fast approaching and everyone struggling to find enough money to buy presents, we’ve come up with a novel way to save money: get free stuff from us! Thanks to a bunch of PR films, I’ve got a huge box filled with DVDs, Blu-rays and books and I’m going to give everything away to our readers. So if you’d like to know what you could win and how to enter, just hit the jump for all the info:
And one bit of news before you click on the jump…if you’re a regular reader of Collider, you’ve probably noticed we’ve had a lot of problems keeping the site online over the past few months. Due to heavy traffic and an old server, the site was crashing almost everyday. But after many weeks of work behind the scenes, we have a »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
See photos of Khloe and Lamar's wedding
Kardashian, posted on Twitter, "Im so tired of all of these crazy rumors that Lamar n I r fighting!"
Odom, 30, reportedly got jealous because Kardashian, 25, was text messaging at the table.
See the Kardashian sister's skimpiest outfits
After being anceled in 2003, Family Guy was luckily able to come back after strong DVD sales for a fourth season. With a lot riding on the season, Seth MacFarlane and company did not disappoint and are of course still on the air.
Season four was the longest in the show's history with the 27 originally airing and the straight-to-dvd release of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story later airing as part of the fourth season.
We've put together the largest collection of Family Guy quotes from the season. Here are just some of our favorites:
Peter: Everybody, I got bad news - we've been cancelled.
Lois: Oh, no. Peter, how can they do that?
Peter: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like: Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's Show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane, »
- email@example.com (The Barnacle)
A short time ago, in a writer's room not so far away, Seth MacFarlane & Co. began work on their Star Wars parody follow-up, Something, Something, Something Dark Side. (Available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 22.) And now, in your own room, you can view a trailer for the episode online. During a conversation a few weeks ago, MacFarlane told EW that the episode's plot is fairly faithful to Empire Strikes Back—that is, if you don't count the inclusion of the show's patented cut-away gags. And, based on the trailer, there seems to be plenty of 'em. (My personal fave: Hoth's »
- Kate Ward
By Josef Adalian
The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the half-hour show, which was created by Loren Bouchard ("Lucy, Daughter of the Devil"). Bouchard and Jim Dauterive ("King of the Hill") will executive produce and showrun the series together via 20th Century Fox TV.
Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly hinted the "Bob's" pickup was coming in August, during the network's portion of the TV Critics Assn. press tour. Aft »
It was the last episode until after Christmas: and if you were hoping for cliffhangers this year, FlashForward had a big festive bucketload of them.
Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who have been watching FlashForward. Don't read ahead if you haven't seen episode ten yet.
As the "Mid-Season Finale", and the last episode of 2009 (because the wiles of Us TV are just plain bizarre) there was always the chance of a revelation and perhaps a couple of cliffhangers. This being FlashForward, of course, they tried to squeeze in at least half a dozen of each.
Lloyd Simcoe tried to admit culpability for the blackout – but this noble idea may have been not only dangerous, but pointless: especially once Simon The Slimontist visited the FBI and realised that they might not actually be responsible after all – with the finger pointing, once again, at the mysterious D Gibbons. »
- Anna Pickard
Big giant robot “camels”? Peter Griffin’s archnemesis the Chicken as Boba Fett? Stewie Griffin as Darth Vadar? Yup, it’s another installment of Family Guy does Star Wars. The sequel to the hit “Blue Harvest” is the lazily titled “Something Something Something Dark Side”, which I guess is pretty much all you need to know about the movie. It’s a feature-length (well, 44-minutes, anyway) parody of “The Empire Strikes Back”, complete with random asides, inside jokes for fans of the show, good old fashion politically incorrect gags, and some very nice, slick animation. 20th Century Fox releases the movie on DVD and Blu-ray December 22, 2009, just in time for the Family Guy fan in your family. Featuring the voices of Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Mila Kunis. »
After the success of Family Guy's 2007's Star Wars spoof, Blue Harvest, Seth MacFarlane and his writers decided to parody Empire Strikes Back. The result? Something, Something, Something Dark Side, an hour-long episode that will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 22. (In this photo, Stewie Griffin reprises his role as Darth Vader.) Even though MacFarlane & Co., had experience parodying the franchise, the Family Guy creator still said it was still a challenge the second time around. "It’s a lot of work, and it’s mainly because of what the movie was, and how visually impressive the movie was, »
- Kate Ward
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian loves her new figure!
The 29-year-old posted this shot on Twitter, saying, "Quick Trim photo shoot today in Miami! I finally feel I've reached my goal!"
It's clear the "Keeping Up With the Kardashian's" starlet received a professional spray tan, but her body looks incredible in the tiny two-piece bathing suit.
See photos of Kim on TV and film sets
Kardashian credits her toned figure to QuickTrim and grueling workouts at the gym. »
Celebrity appearances on "The Simpsons" are hardly unusual (last night's episode featured a drop-in from Jonah Hill), but the Seth MacFarlane-birthed animated shows ("Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show" and "American Dad") don't tend to have a ton of cameos. However, last night's episode of "American Dad" was built almost entirely around one of the most beloved young rock bands in the country and certainly lent the show some indie cred. The show featured daughter Hayley's sojourn to a My Morning Jacket concert, which Stan initially argues against but then falls completely in love with their jammy style and the pipes of frontman Jim James.
In a particularly amazing sequence, Stan tries to explain what he sees when he hears the band's "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2" (from last year's smash album Evil Urges, where most of last night's music came from). It involves a vision quest that contains a bunch of owls, »
- Kyle Anderson
Fox Broadcasting just released this sneak preview of Season 5, episode 7 from “American Dad!” starring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal and Dee Bradley Baker. Series Synopsis: American Dad! from Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, is the animated story of Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm – as evidenced by the terror-alert color code on his fridge, and his frequent knee-jerk reaction of shooting holes in the toaster whenever the toast pops up. Catch an all-new American Dad this Sun, 11/22 at 9:30/8:30c. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest from “American [...] »
- Brian Corder
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