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Old 29-08-2013, 17:27
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which do you prefer?

if you had to watch one of this episodes , which would you choose?
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:48
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At the moment (and for several years) American Dad is head and shoulders above Family Guy and The Simpsons. Family Guy has run out of steam and tries too hard, whereas The Simpsons has been embarrasingly unwatchable for years now.

The first ten seasons of The Simpsons are still amongst the greatest television ever, but it has been appallingly poor now for longer than it was excellent. I know the voice actors are extraordinarily well paid, but they can't have much pride in the garbage they're reading.
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:54
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At the moment (and for several years) American Dad is head and shoulders above Family Guy and The Simpsons. Family Guy has run out of steam and tries too hard, whereas The Simpsons has been embarrasingly unwatchable for years now.

The first ten seasons of The Simpsons are still amongst the greatest television ever, but it has been appallingly poor now for longer than it was excellent. I know the voice actors are extraordinarily well paid, but they can't have much pride in the garbage they're reading.
Agree.
Family Guy was a refreshing change from the underpar Simpsons when it came along. It then went stale itself. American Dad is far better imo.

South Park is still the king though.
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Old 29-08-2013, 17:55
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I still just about like Family Guy above American Dad and The Simpsons.
Never was a huge fan of the Simpsons.
At its best,( not the last 2 series though.) I like Futurama more than the other 3.

Edit......how could I forget South Park.

At their best I would go Futurama, Family Guy, Southpark, American Dad The Simpsons trailing in 5th.
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Old 29-08-2013, 18:48
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American Dad, South Park and Drawn Together for me
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Old 29-08-2013, 18:53
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Out of those three American Dad, easily.
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Old 29-08-2013, 21:34
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Could never get into AD so family guy for me
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Old 29-08-2013, 22:20
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For me it boils down to this:

Stewie and Brian or Steve and Rodger.

Stewie and Brian are still tops in my book.
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Old 29-08-2013, 23:05
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American Dad is far out ahead, Family Guy is still watchable but Peter is just too stupid and the gag is getting old. When a episode centers on Brian and Stewie it can be very good. As for the Simpsons as said above embarrassing for quite a few years now, Homer seems to be even more stupider then Peter and some of the stuff that happens in the modern episodes is just so bizarre.
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Old 29-08-2013, 23:09
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Never seen American Dad which is odd really considering I'm a fan of Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and Seth MacFarlane in general.

At the moment I prefer Family Guy - although I think the last series was fairly weak. I still enjoy The Simpsons but I hardly watch the newer episodes, prefer the classics.
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Old 29-08-2013, 23:39
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American Dad because of Roger the alien.
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Old 29-08-2013, 23:45
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Archer Goddammit. Watch Archer!
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Old 30-08-2013, 00:27
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Family Guy but that's only because I've just got into it this year, meaning that there are loads of "new" episodes for me. I haven't yet sat through an episode of American Dad. and I've barely watched any new (at the time) episodes of The Simpsons in 10 years, although I don't remember why I went off it.
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Old 30-08-2013, 10:42
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Hands down American Dad everytime! I prefer the sitcom feel rather than the Family Guy style of 'like that time x happened' *cue pointless cut away*
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Old 30-08-2013, 10:59
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American Dad by a mile, although s1-4 of family guy are excellent and I make a point of watching on bbc3 if they have the old episodes on.

Must remember to make an effort to watch all the American dad episodes as I usually switch off after family guy
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Old 30-08-2013, 11:32
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American Dad! for me. The Simpsons hasn't been good since the late 1990's and Family Guy is ok for mindless watching or background noise, but AD! is actually rather funny, requires you to pay attention, has funnier characters and is more story based and character driven and doesn't rely on cutaway gags for a cheap laugh.
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Old 30-08-2013, 14:08
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American Dad! is the only one of them that has not dropped drastically in
quality in recent times, so I'd pick Stan Smith & co.
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Old 30-08-2013, 16:04
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I love Family Guy, and i'll throw in South Park, just for good measure!
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Old 30-08-2013, 16:39
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American Dad is far out ahead, Family Guy is still watchable but Peter is just too stupid and the gag is getting old. When a episode centers on Brian and Stewie it can be very good. As for the Simpsons as said above embarrassing for quite a few years now, Homer seems to be even more stupider then Peter and some of the stuff that happens in the modern episodes is just so bizarre.
Sky One sneakily mix old episodes in with new on their evening showings, and my heart always drops when I see the 'new' style opening credits, because it is almost guaranteed to be a disaster. There was an episode on yesterday which made my jaw drop with how bizarre and tasteless it was. It involved Bart dating a teenage girl who flashed her breasts at him and then began a secret relationship with him. What on earth were they thinking? Have they so run out of ideas that Bart is now a angst-ridden teen trapped in a ten year old's body? It was sick, sleazy garbage. Now sick and sleazy is something Family Guy can pull off because of its demographic, style and timeslot. The Simpsons is constrained, and so comes off as Family Guy for kids: lamely trying to be edgy but failing.
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Old 30-08-2013, 17:12
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For me it boils down to this:

Stewie and Brian or Steve and Rodger.

Stewie and Brian are still tops in my book.
I don't think you can boil it down to that.
One of my favourite episodes of any cartoon is Road to Rhode Island and as a double act they are better than Steve & Roger and Homer and Bart/whoever else.

Infact Steve isn't that good a character imo. It's all Roger & Stan in American Dad.
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Old 30-08-2013, 17:20
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I've never really liked the Brian and stewie thing. Stewie was much better in his 'evil' phase in seasons 1-3. They totally changed the character since season 5.

Thabks to All this talk of American Dad I've series linked it on BBC 3 now!
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Old 30-08-2013, 17:54
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FG all the way.
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Old 30-08-2013, 20:25
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American Dad, Archer, Family Guy, South Park then the Simpsons.
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Old 30-08-2013, 22:58
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Sky One sneakily mix old episodes in with new on their evening showings, and my heart always drops when I see the 'new' style opening credits, because it is almost guaranteed to be a disaster. There was an episode on yesterday which made my jaw drop with how bizarre and tasteless it was. It involved Bart dating a teenage girl who flashed her breasts at him and then began a secret relationship with him. What on earth were they thinking? Have they so run out of ideas that Bart is now a angst-ridden teen trapped in a ten year old's body? It was sick, sleazy garbage. Now sick and sleazy is something Family Guy can pull off because of its demographic, style and timeslot. The Simpsons is constrained, and so comes off as Family Guy for kids: lamely trying to be edgy but failing.
And then they go cancel Futurama.. Again. Topsy turvy
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Old 30-08-2013, 23:18
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Just watching a FG ep on BBC3 right now, it's the latest series. Where do they get these story lines from? Feels more like a 'serious' sitcom these days rather than a cartoon.
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