Skip to comments.Fox to launch "Family Guy" Spinoff
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.
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giggity giggity giggity
More poisoned candy for the brainless.
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.
Its a stupid show, nothing clever about it. Nothing but cheap laughs. Its no Simpsons.
Now I understand why they used to say,”Friends don’t let friends watch Fox.”
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.
the pop culture references alone are hysterical
The Quagmire’s would be a better spin off.
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.
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.
Family Guy is absolute crap. So is Futurama. The Simpsons has gone so far downhill it’s unwatchable dreck. But South Park rocks.
At least it isn’t all preachy and up its own ass with messages.
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.
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.
Or as Ned Flanders put it, "The network slogan is true! Watch Fox and be damned for all eternity!"
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.
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.
Even Bart hates them:
Now American Dad, that's a good cartoon.
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.
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.
lol, a plot...
Speaking of which, did I ever tell you about the time I was Madonna’s toaster?
Hey, I said I haven’t had my caffeine yet! I better have it. I’m getting grumpy. LOL ;-)
Completely off-topic, your Pandora looks like my Lucky.
“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.” :)
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.
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.
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.
ment...suffix indicating action.
Hence, a-muse-ment is the act of not thinking.
Lack of cognitive activity.
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.
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.
“The Quagmires would be a better spin off.”
I couldn’t agree more
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