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Fox to launch "Family Guy" Spinoff
Rueters ^ | Mon Jul 14, 2008 | Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Posted on 07/15/2008 5:48:53 AM PDT by edzo4

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long have come on board Fox's "Family Guy" spinoff "The Cleveland Show," which is scheduled for a midseason berth.

Lathan ("Raisin in the Sun") will voice a single mom and the love interest of Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), the henpecked neighbor of the Griffins. Long ("Big Shots") will voice her rebellious teen daughter.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cartoon; chatroom; familyguy; fox; whocares
oh yeah, alright,

giggity giggity giggity


1 posted on 07/15/2008 5:54:04 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: edzo4

More poisoned candy for the brainless.


2 posted on 07/15/2008 5:56:20 AM PDT by KLFuchs (Congress and the president working together is much worse than having them fighting.)
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To: KLFuchs

I used to think that show was funny a long while ago, but it is one of the most vulgar shows on TV and I can’t stand it.


3 posted on 07/15/2008 6:01:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: Obadiah

Its a stupid show, nothing clever about it. Nothing but cheap laughs. Its no Simpsons.


4 posted on 07/15/2008 6:03:09 AM PDT by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: Obadiah

Yuck!

Now I understand why they used to say,”Friends don’t let friends watch Fox.”


5 posted on 07/15/2008 6:03:24 AM PDT by Califreak (What exactly is a "Do Wacka Do" anyway?)
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To: edzo4

I never quite “got” this show. Sometimes it seems satirical, but the humour seems so low-brow that it never fails to offend me, anyway.


6 posted on 07/15/2008 6:05:48 AM PDT by milky
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To: KLFuchs

the pop culture references alone are hysterical

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3695071313723487032&q=family+guy+kool+aid&ei=-p98SID1N6TsrALJpPyeDA&hl=en


7 posted on 07/15/2008 6:08:18 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: edzo4

The Quagmire’s would be a better spin off.


8 posted on 07/15/2008 6:10:46 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Paradox

Some of the humor is lame, but I watch normally just for the allusions to other shows and pop culture alone....that is pretty funny.


9 posted on 07/15/2008 6:12:33 AM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: edzo4
I am nothing like Family Guy! When I make jokes they are inherent to a story! Deep situational and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a point, not just one random interchangable joke after another!
10 posted on 07/15/2008 6:13:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: edzo4; All

Wow! Did you know you’d get hit with so many Debby-downers all at once? LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE! This looks like it has some potential.


11 posted on 07/15/2008 6:15:20 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Who the hell do I vote for now?))
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To: edzo4

Family Guy is absolute crap. So is Futurama. The Simpsons has gone so far downhill it’s unwatchable dreck. But South Park rocks.


12 posted on 07/15/2008 6:16:51 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Vaquero

At least it isn’t all preachy and up its own ass with messages.


13 posted on 07/15/2008 6:18:19 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Paradox
Its a stupid show, nothing clever about it. Nothing but cheap laughs. Its no Simpsons.

South Park's "Cartoon Wars" ruined Family Guy for me...I've gone back and tried to watch FG, but South Park nailed it - it's a show where the jokes have nothing to do with the plot.

14 posted on 07/15/2008 6:22:35 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Vaquero
Hehehe. That was a brilliant episode. The tank full of manatees was brilliant.

South Park is brilliant, the Simpsons used to be. King of the Hill and Futurama were my personal faves.

Family Guy is so hit or miss, sometimes they're spot on -- other times, they're just offensive, and pointlessly so.

They push boundaries, but there's nothing behind it plot-wise -- its just offensiveness for offensiveness' sake.

15 posted on 07/15/2008 6:24:26 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Undead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Califreak
Now I understand why they used to say,”Friends don’t let friends watch Fox.”

Or as Ned Flanders put it, "The network slogan is true! Watch Fox and be damned for all eternity!"

16 posted on 07/15/2008 6:25:04 AM PDT by VirginiaConstitutionalist (The top 1% of income earners earn 17% of the income, but pay 39% of the income taxes. "Fair share?")
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To: edzo4

Since I’m the mother of Bart and Lisa Simpson (living in deep cover under different names) I find the Simpsons pretty funny! The other shows are horrifying, filled with some really bad humor about sex.


17 posted on 07/15/2008 6:28:28 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: KLFuchs

Agreed. There is nothing about this show that is in any way useful, interesting or funny. It’s the most vulgar thing on TV. I thought it had promise in it’s first season but obvioulsy I was wrong.


18 posted on 07/15/2008 6:28:46 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: edzo4

Don't you ever, EVER compare me to Family Guy, you hear me Kyle? Compare me to Family Guy again and so help me, I will kill you where you stand! Do you have any idea what it's like? Everywhere I go: "Hey Cartman you must like Family Guy, right?" "Hey, your sense of humor reminds me of Family Guy, Cartman!" I am nothing like Family Guy! When I make jokes they are inherent to a story! Deep situational and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a point, not just one random interchangeable joke after another! —Eric Cartman, Cartoon Wars Part I

Even Bart hates them:

Now American Dad, that's a good cartoon.

19 posted on 07/15/2008 6:29:37 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: EarthBound

It’s early, we haven’t had our caffeine yet, but I’ve never been a fan either. The baby is the funniest part. I might watch if they gave him his own show, but I have to go with South Park on this one- random site gags that have nothing to do with the plot.

I’m starting to think there are South Park people and Family Guy people and never the twain shall meet.


20 posted on 07/15/2008 6:34:51 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: mnehrling
hippies, hippies everywhere, they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad


21 posted on 07/15/2008 6:36:42 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: mnehrling

I think it was in the Rolling Stone article about South Park last year (but I’m not 100% sure), Matt and Trey said they got calls and gifts from the Simpson’s and King of the Hill people thanking them for calling out Family Guy.


22 posted on 07/15/2008 6:36:44 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: retrokitten
random site gags that have nothing to do with the plot.

lol, a plot...

23 posted on 07/15/2008 6:38:42 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: retrokitten

Speaking of which, did I ever tell you about the time I was Madonna’s toaster?


24 posted on 07/15/2008 6:41:59 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: edzo4

Hey, I said I haven’t had my caffeine yet! I better have it. I’m getting grumpy. LOL ;-)


25 posted on 07/15/2008 6:42:23 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: mnehrling
LOL!!

Completely off-topic, your Pandora looks like my Lucky.

26 posted on 07/15/2008 6:45:48 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: retrokitten
I have a feeling my Pandora is a lot meaner. Word of advice, never name cats after demons. We also have a white Himalayan named Marius.
27 posted on 07/15/2008 6:53:25 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: retrokitten
In the episode commentary Trey and Matt said they got a call from Simpson's people who said “Your doing the Lord's work” about them taking Family Guy down a notch.

“Simpson's already did it” was also a good South Park episode. Very clever, and the commentary was also very good about how many ideas were shot down by the resident Simpson's fan with “Simpson's already did it.” :)

28 posted on 07/15/2008 7:16:14 AM PDT by allmendream
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To: mnehrling
I have a feeling my Pandora is a lot meaner.

LOL! Lucky is the sweetest cat I've ever had, but she is really smart (for a cat) and that's a dangerous quality in a cat.

29 posted on 07/15/2008 7:20:26 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: allmendream
In the episode commentary Trey and Matt said they got a call from Simpson's people who said “Your doing the Lord's work” about them taking Family Guy down a notch.

That's awesome. That's the season with Make Love, Not Warcraft, right? I have that season on DVD, but I've never listened to the commentary. I'll have to check it out.

30 posted on 07/15/2008 7:24:37 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: retrokitten
Not usually being up at 10 pm on a Wednesday night back when I DID have cable I missed most South Park episodes. So now that I do netflix rather than cable I watched the entire run on DVD.

Observations.

1) South Park is great, but you probably knew that. Very funny and nobody's ox is spared from a good goreing.

2) Very topical. I kept being reminded...”Oh THAT is what everyone was talking about back in 2003.”

3) Watch every episode on the disk, then go through them with the commentary on. They only talk through the first five minutes or so of each episode, but the commentaries are consistently funny.

4) Trey and Matt are comedic geniuses.

31 posted on 07/15/2008 7:30:47 AM PDT by allmendream
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To: edzo4
The show is noting more than base Amusement

Amusement

a-muse-ment

a...alpha-negative prefix
muse...to think
ment...suffix indicating action.

Hence, a-muse-ment is the act of not thinking.
Lack of cognitive activity.

no thanks.
Not for me.
Life too short to waste on trash like this which only serves to dumb down the values of our society and to perpetuate immorality.

32 posted on 07/15/2008 7:48:16 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: allmendream

They’re available for free on the South Park Studios site, but that’s without the commentary and they do have one or two 30 second commercial breaks.

Matt and Trey and the rest of the writers are geniuses. The episode that really blew me away was “Christmas in Canada” where the boys went to Canada to get Ike back and it was a Wizard of Oz parody. I kept thinking, “How did they come up with this??” Not to mention, “There’s no Canada like French Canada!” was stuck in my head for days.


33 posted on 07/15/2008 7:50:53 AM PDT by retrokitten (Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.)
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To: ElectricStrawberry; edzo4

“The Quagmire’s would be a better spin off.”

I couldn’t agree more


34 posted on 07/15/2008 9:29:17 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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