Family Guy Does It As Well

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It’s already been mentioned that the Simpson covered evolution tonight. However, Family Guy touched on it as well.

Peter: “Then over millions of years evolution took its course.”

A fish is shown emerging from water and changing into a dinosaur.

Peter: “Of course I’m obligated by the state of Kansas to present the Church’s alternative to the theory of evolution.”

A genie (ala I Dream of Jeannie) is shown coming from water and poofing into existance a rabbit, a deer, an owl, a bear, a dog, a man, a car, a gas pump, Jesus with a giant “USA #1” foam hand, and Santa Claus.

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You left out that he said he was “legally required by the state of Kansas to mention the church’s version.”

I agree, it was pretty funny.

whoops, somehow I missed that you said that. I blame this extra-strength Molson XXX.

Aha! Behold the power of the evolutionist monopoly on the media: both The Simpsons and Family Guy. Creationists must tremble at our power!

The Simpsons and Family Guy versus Fox News. I don’t know which one is more powerful.

Peter: “Of course I’m obligated by the state of Kansas to present the Church’s alternative to the theory of evolution.” A genie (ala I Dream of Jeannie) is shown coming from water and poofing into existance a rabbit, a dear, an owl, a bear, a dog, a man, a car, a gas pump, Jesus with a giant “USA #1” foam hand, and Santa Claus.

I love The Family Guy. The “Godfather” conversation at the end of the episode was ridiculously banal. Perfect.

For the perfect antidote to tonight’s fun, check out the reruns on C-SPAN of John McCain’s disgusting Falwell Buttkiss. He pulls the levers for every known fundamentalist platitude pellet, non-stop, spending a great deal of time talking about subjects of which Falwell and his cohorts know very little: honesty and tolerance.

Perhaps next he’ll visit Afghanistan and give the same speech to an Al Qaeda training camp. I’m sure it would go over just as well.

The NCSE Project Steve Steve-o-meter says:

NCSE welcomes Steve #740 Steve Reuland

Congrats to Steve Reuland.

The Family Guy episode seems to be much closer to reality than reality itself. When Science truth AND Political truth are presented on the same stage and how that staged illusion is what IS ACTUALLY perceived by the Hoi Poloi AS reality. Another case of art not imitating but simply reflecting life, at the same time lampooning idiocy with an acid dose of the unpleasant reality behind the illusion. Art can say with a few images what science can’t say with a ship full of books. If it only causes a tiny bit of self reflection in those that are unable to see through the institutional delusion of ‘the one true word’ of the deniers then they have succeeded. Of course only 3% of the Fox Clown Circus agree with that fact. ….Lets hope their little clown cars don’t run out of hackneyed babble (.…er foolish lies) and actually allow the masses to see through the ‘Nobel Lie’.…..for their own good, you understand. What would become of the poor trodden down powers that be? Sell all their stocks and invest in canned food and shotguns? No they will continue to subvert the system…for our own good OF COURSE.

Reed A. Cartwright Wrote:

The Simpsons and Family Guy versus Fox News. I don’t know which one is more powerful.

It’s America. Bet on the entertainment channel over 24/7”news” every time. (scare quotes obligatory with Vulpes)

The Simpsons and Family Guy versus Fox News. I don’t know which one is more powerful.

Aren’t they all on Fox?

Aren’t they all on Fox?

Yup. The Simpsons at least seems to have near-total political autonomy from Rupert’s ‘central office’, judging from how they’ve made fun of Fox News and Fox News mentality.

Yup. The Simpsons at least seems to have near-total political autonomy from Rupert’s ‘central office’, judging from how they’ve made fun of Fox News and Fox News mentality.

Good old hard cash remains a stronger American value than religious fundamentalism.

I doubt this is changing anytime soon, either. When it comes to corporations, the one thing you can always count on is that money > all.

The Simpsons at least seems to have near-total political autonomy from Rupert’s ‘central office’, judging from how they’ve made fun of Fox News and Fox News mentality.

In any fight between God and Mammon, bet on Mammon. Every time.

a dear, eh?

Damn it, I knew something was wrong.…

The Simpsons and Family Guy versus Fox News.…

It’s America. Bet on the entertainment channel over 24/7”news”

I’m sorry, be more specific, which one are you calling entertainment and which one news?

But seriously folks, all the Fox channels have more to do with entertainment than news — by design.

Fox News’ format is among the most finely tweaked and most successful in all of niche-market broadcasting. In fairness, Fox is reasonably upfront about this in the trade publications.

Their niche is white, middle-aged men who are convinced the country is going to hell in a hand basket, and like to yell at their TV.

Advertisers know that these viewers are more likely than most to buy under-performing American cars and worry about financial stuff, and will pay well for those eyeballs. After all, where else are you going to find this kind of market concentration for erectile dysfunction?

Rupert Murdoch cares about hard news roughly as much as W.R. Hearst cared who blew up the Maine. If this demographic suddenly decided it liked gay cowboy movies Fox would switch overnight to a 24 hour Brokeback Mountain format.

It’s just business.

After all, where else are you going to find this kind of market concentration for erectile dysfunction?

perfect.

Those crazy manatees, what will they think of next?

The Simpsons at least seems to have near-total political autonomy from Rupert’s ‘central office’, judging from how they’ve made fun of Fox News and Fox News mentality.

Didn’t Fox news sue or threaten to sue the simpsons at some point?

Regarding NCSE Steve #740, Steve Reuland:

I decided to get a Ph.D. just so I could be on the list.

Just the threat of a lawsuit, Chris. Fox took exception to the portrayal of their news as being (gasp!) somewhat biased (using somewhat in the sense of “somewhat pregnant,” of course). There’s an article about it here.

I especially liked the mock news bulletin, “Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple.”

Yeah, I thought it was much funnier than the Simpsons, who seem to have lost their touch, IMHO.

This is the episode in question:

With Krusty running for congress we see another unbiased Fox News presentation; Fox: Welcome to Fox News. Your Voice for Evil. Tonight we’ll be interviewing the top two candidates for Springfield’s 24th congressional district. For the Republicans? Beloved children’s entertainer, Krusty the Clown…and for the Democrats, this guy. (Candidate appears with on-screen devil’s horns, communist flag in background) Candidate: I have a name! Fox: Yes, I’m sure you do, comrade. I appreciate your being here, you’re (switches to split shot of both candidates, and Krusty has an on-screen halo) usually so mired in sleaze (they both react) it must be an effort to come down to the studio. Krusty: May I say something? Fox: Certainly congressman. (switches to split shot of both candidates, and other guy is now upside down) Candidate: He hasn’t won yet!! Fox: You make a very adulterous point! We will now conclude this debate with a Krusty campaign commercial..

During the above dialogue, a Fox type news crawl appears across the bottom of the screen; Pointless News Crawls Up 37 Percent… Do Democrats Cause Cancer? Find Out at foxnews.com… Rupert Murdoch: Terrific Dancer… Dow Down 5000 Points… Study: 92 Percent of Democrats Are Gay… JFK Posthumously joins Republican Party… Oil Slicks Found to Keep Seals Young, Supple… Dan Quayle: Awesome…

details here: http://www.snpp.com/guides/foxswipe.html

don’t make fun of erectile dysfunction. It’s an up and coming field.

grrrrooooaaaannnnn!

That was my fav family guy episode.

Seth M. is genius.

Greatest show of all time= Family Guy

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