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the simpsons are shit... they would have reduced zappa to the lowest common denominator.


nah i take that back


I love Matt Groening. One of the Futurama episodes makes me bawl, and I don't cry easy. (It's the one with Fry's dog..the episode is called "Jurassic Bark" if you're curious. It's beautiful.")


i like him to, but he has no input with the simpsons anymore (or so it would seem)


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It's true, but back when Zappa was alive he was at least a occasional writer.

Nowadays, it seems like a totally different product than what it used to be..it's occasionally very good now, but most of the time it actually tries to rip off Family Guy. Ouch.


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FeralCats wrote:
It's true, but back when Zappa was alive he was at least a occasional writer.

Nowadays, it seems like a totally different product than what it used to be..it's occasionally very good now, but most of the time it actually tries to rip off Family Guy. Ouch.

In an interview with Seth MacFarlane (on the Jimmy Kimmel show, I think) he said him and MG were friends. Seems South Park
and Family Guy are arch rivals.

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south park is abit too republican for me. and most of the time they try to present themselves as satire, which it isnt. same goes with the simpsons and family guy. merely referring to an aspect of pop culture or something thta is topical does not equal satire. someone tell the writers of all three shows this please.


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It's true, but back when Zappa was alive he was at least a occasional writer.

Nowadays, it seems like a totally different product than what it used to be..it's occasionally very good now, but most of the time it actually tries to rip off Family Guy. Ouch.

In an interview with Seth MacFarlane (on the Jimmy Kimmel show, I think) he said him and MG were friends. Seems South Park
and Family Guy are arch rivals.


There was actually an (2-part!) episode of South Park which was essentially one big jab at Family Guy. The plot was basically that the Muslims were threatening an attack on the US because Family Guy was going to air an episode that displayed a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. The South Park boys went on a crusade to try and prevent the network from airing the episode. Along the way, they make references to the fact that Family Guy isn't even funny because their jokes are all interchangeable and mostly irrelevant to the plot. When they get to the station they find out that the writers for Family Guy are actually a group of manatees in a tank that shove "idea balls" into a container and those random collections of ideas/words form the basis of the Family Guy script. Funny stuff.
http://www.tv.com/south-park/cartoon-wars-1/episode/690934/recap.html

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seth mcfarlenes (that his name?) response was, im paraphrasing "yes te jokes are interchangable and have nothing to do with the plot, they are there because... theyre funny." then said something about how the parker and stone havnt done that or something


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There was actually an (2-part!) episode of South Park which was essentially one big jab at Family Guy. The plot was basically that the Muslims were threatening an attack on the US because Family Guy was going to air an episode that displayed a depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. The South Park boys went on a crusade to try and prevent the network from airing the episode. Along the way, they make references to the fact that Family Guy isn't even funny because their jokes are all interchangeable and mostly irrelevant to the plot. When they get to the station they find out that the writers for Family Guy are actually a group of manatees in a tank that shove "idea balls" into a container and those random collections of ideas/words form the basis of the Family Guy script. Funny stuff.
http://www.tv.com/south-park/cartoon-wars-1/episode/690934/recap.html


BBWWAAAHAHAHAHAHA....I havent seen that episode! :mrgreen:

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I think he did play the radio DJ role once or twice...

Yep i got one kppc 11/27/68

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i love family guy and the simpsons. sure, family guy isn't as highbrow, but its never claims to be, it's just plain hilarious. which is why its awesome.

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Family Guy, The Simpsons and South Park are all pretty hilarious to me. The Simpsons throws too much of the happy family morality crap at you for my liking though. Family Guy and South Park aren't afraid to make fun of serious things in really offensive ways either. South Park can occasionally be a bit too violent for my liking, like the way certain people die throughout the series. Family Guy is just hilarious though, I don't care what anyone says, American Dad can be a bit of a let down though.

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Family Guy, The Simpsons and South Park are all pretty hilarious to me. The Simpsons throws too much of the happy family morality crap at you for my liking though. Family Guy and South Park aren't afraid to make fun of serious things in really offensive ways either. South Park can occasionally be a bit too violent for my liking, like the way certain people die throughout the series. Family Guy is just hilarious though, I don't care what anyone says, American Dad can be a bit of a let down though.

I just hate American Dad. I can't even make myself like it!!
Love FG.

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south park can be abit too republican sometimes


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Can you elaborate on that? Since I don't know much about Republicans or American politics in general.

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Crudblud wrote:
Can you elaborate on that? Since I don't know much about Republicans or American politics in general.


South Park has tended to obliquely but often refer to current issues of the day from a modified libertarian point of view: but like you'd expect little kids to do it -- squeak out the gist of a topic but not necessarily why it does or doesn't make sense. It bleeds out oftentimes in Cartman's misbeguided self-righteousness, stems from Parker and Stone having grown up in Colorado Springs CO (a very rightward town) and offers no kind of rebuttal or opposing point of view. So some people find that aspect distasteful.

I don't take it any more seriously than any other form of entertainment. :roll:

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I see, thanks for that.

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I've always wished Zappa wrote more for solo instruments, especially piano.

David Ocker points out that Zappa always opted for the largest ensemble he could have, but what we have of his smaller pieces are really wonderful.


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FeralCats wrote:
I've always wished Zappa wrote more for solo instruments, especially piano.

David Ocker points out that Zappa always opted for the largest ensemble he could have, but what we have of his smaller pieces are really wonderful.


Frank was a very versatile composer, but I suppose it comes down to personal preference when considering orchestration. Because of Frank's many multi-faceted and highly complex compositions I'm guessing he found it simpler as far as arrangement is concerned to use a larger group.

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but what we have of his smaller pieces are really wonderful.


like 20 small cigars, that just came out of nowhere really and its beautiful


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gave his audience more credit for brains, and played music with more substance and less comedy music.


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I still remember back when South Park was hilarious.

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sarbeez wrote:
gave his audience more credit for brains, and played music with more substance and less comedy music.


Go check out that 'comedy' music again. You might find that there's more substance than you think.

(In which case, he really did give a proper amount of credit..)


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