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Well this episode was very good!It was directed pretty good,the story was clever and most of all it was funny!It wast't like some stupid episodes of family guy where the jokes weren't make any sense here the jokes were really!I mean stewie was hilarius as always (with his shorts) and really funny drew barrymore's voice. Very good idea bringing all the characters together!Also the story with the murders was very clever,but maybe it was getting boring in the end when they trying to figure out who is the killer!Another good was that the episode was big and i really like when the season premieres are big!The high-definition quality was great,and was the first episode in HD!So the episode goes like this: the Griffins and other residents of Quahog are invited to visit the mansion of James Woods, but all this turns into a real murder mystery and then everyone looking for the murder!And Then There Were Fewer" was the first episode of Family Guy season 9 and was a nice start,lets see the rest!
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I love this episode. It's so inventive and creative. It's one of the
only episodes that actually follow on. What I mean by that is, everyone
who dies, actually stays dead, and is talked about in other episodes.
Not just that nothing ever happened. It is one of the best episodes of
the entire series.
In this episode, it's a murder mystery that's taking it toll on the citizens of Quahog. Peter is invited to a dinner in his honor, which he doesn't find strange, but Lois does. The family drive out to the location of the dinner party and there they see a lot of other familiar faces. Including Bonnie and Joe, Quagmire, Jillian and her husband, Mort and Murial Goldman, Mayor Adam West, Tom Tucker, Diane Simmons, the guy who works at the convenience store that has seen every movie ever made, Mr. Herbert, Dr. Heartman, and Seamus. When they go inside they find out that they all got the same letter. That tonight was a dinner in their honor. It turns out that James Woods had invited them all there to apologize for wronging them in the past. But then, people start dying and the night involves them trying to figure out who. They all assume that it was James Woods, but it turns out that it was Diane Simmons. She wanted to kill James Woods, and frame Tom Tucker. You see, she and James had been dating and once she turned forty, he dumped her. Also at that time, the news station wanted to replace her for a younger woman. When Lois finds this out, Diane is about to kill her, when a shot from out of nowhere shoots Diane and she dies. It was Stewie, and he says the funniest line: "if anyone's gonna kill that bitch it's gonna be me". Funny.
The people that sadly were victims of Diane were: Muriel Goldman, Derek Wilcox (Jillian's husband), James Woods, Quagmire's girlfriend, Stephanie, Priscilla, James Woods' girlfriend.
Oh, and Consuela was also there. She was the maid.
Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.
Peter receives an invitation in the mail to a dinner in his honour at a
mansion somewhere in the country. Of course, being Peter Griffin, it
doesn't matter why there's a dinner being held in his honour or who the
host is, just as long as it's a free weekend he doesn't care. So he
ignores the families concerns and they head off to the mansion. After a
considerably long journey, the Griffins arrive at the mansion, only for
many familiar characters from Quahog to arrive also. It appears that
they all received an invitation for a dinner in their honour, and when
the mysterious hosts turns out to be James Woods, the evening turns bad
when some of the guests begin to turn up dead and it appears that there
is a murderer in their midst.
Gathering many of its plot elements from the 1945 film "And Then There Were None" - including the title, but following the same story line as the 1985 film "Clue", this looked like a perfect idea for an hour-long "Family Guy" episode, with many of the well-loved and popular characters present in it - Quagmire, Herbert, Seamus, Diane Simmons and Tom Tucker and Carl and Mort Goldman, as well as the brilliant Mayor West. Of course, the best part about this episode is trying to figure out who the murderer is!
The animation is superb here and is essentially on a greater level than the rest of the typical "Family Guy" episodes, obviously because this one is a special. It's a fun and clever episode, however it's lacking in it's usual obscenity and gags with only a few mediocre points with the occasionally laugh-out-loud moments that come few and far between (My favourite part would be the idiotic chase around the table). Overall, this is quite a good episode with a clever plot, but in terms of the usual "Family Guy" in terms of humour and obscenity it falls short, but when the funny moments do arrive, they are quite good.
When the Griffins and other residents of Quahog are invited to visit
the mansion of James Woods, the evening turns into a real murder
mystery when guests end up dead and everyone scrambles to figure out
who done it.
Another reviewer summed this up as great animation but without the jokes. And that is more or less spot on. This is some of the best animation you will ever see on "Family Guy", and even the plot is pretty great (with some variations on "And Then There Were None" and "Clue"). But the jokes are few and far between, especially in the second half.
I loved Herbert and the "Pinocchio" joke, and having James Woods be the central character automatically helps... but it just did not have the non-stop pop culture humor that we have come to expect (and who really think Jennifer Connelly's hands look like a bag f snakes?)
I love Family Guy but this episode just wasn't very funny at all. They
have obviously stepped up the quality of animation. It looked fantastic
and it was a great premise for an episode, spoofing Agatha Christie
thrillers. However it was let down by a serious lack of actual comedy.
I laughed out loud twice in 50 minutes of screen time. The writer had
no idea how to write lines for many of the characters apart from
occasionally Peter and Quagmire.
It was intriguing that they killed off some of the characters but personally I would have gone further, slight spoiler follows as I name people that survived. Can they do anything more with Herbert, he has harassed the hell out of Chris for years and it just isn't funny anymore? Or with Consuela who was a one joke character anyway? Or with Mayor West who again seems to have run his natural course in the show?
A 'mystery' episode. The real mystery however is why on earth this episode has an average of over 8 out of 10 from people. As 2 other reviewers have pointed out, there was virtually no humour in it. A direct parody of very dull 'mystery murders' means it was almost as dull and unimaginative as the genre it was parodying. The first 5 minutes was sort of quite amusing but then it went downhill from there. It was nice to see a 'widescreen' episode for once, but that was just about all there was to recommend about this one. Without any doubt this was the worst Family Guy episode I've ever seen. I didn't think it was possible for a series this great to have an episode this bad.
I am a great fan of Family Guy but this episode was just plain awful. I laughed twice throughout and the gags for each character were a cliché of themselves. it was as if an amateur fan had written it and had tried to pack it full of everything they had seen in every episode previous which is a surprise as it was written by experienced writer/supervisor cherry chevapravatdumrong. The premise was good and it looked great so should be counted as a missed opportunity as the writing was slack and predictable, the jokes either nonexistent or a reworking of previous material making the whole thing appear half hearted and slap dash. let's just hope and pray that this usually magnificent gem of a show isn't headed down the Simpsons route already.
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