He has the body of a Care-Bear and a mouth like Peter Griffin. He is Ted and yes he is real.
TED is the live-action directorial debut of Family Guy creator/lead voice actor Seth McFarlane. The premise to McFarlane's first feature film is just as ridiculous, if not more, as the on-again-off-again TV show that made him famous.
Today is April 5, 2012, the twenty fifth anniversary of FOX Network. In these last two and a half decades, we have seen a lot of shows come and go. Some were successful, and some were not. But one thing the network was not afraid to do, was to innovate.
A few years ago, a co-worker told me that he was afraid of clowns. This phobia piqued my interest, and I asked him how clowns could possibly scare him. He told me that when he was young, he watched It, and ever since then, he was terrified of clowns.
In the Family Guy universe, Santa Claus really does exist. Not only that, Road To The North Pole explained in great deal, the setting in which a world where Santa Claus is real can possibly happen. It turned out the world was consumed with wanting presents, making the the North Pole into a mass manufacturing dystopia.
Most blackmail plots in comedy follow a very standard formula. Person A finds out that Person B did something bad, and Person B does not want Person C to find out. This usually results in Person A blackmailing Person B, and hilarity ensues. The plot thinkens in a predictable way: Person B has had enough of the blackmail, and comes clean to Person C.
Family Guy's appeal has relied on its type of humor, that usually consists of the absurd, nonsensical, and countless cutaways. In celebration of its 150th episode, the show did the complete opposite. The entire storyline, except for the brief introduction and the musical recaps, consisted of Brian and Stewie being stuck together in a bank vault.
Have you ever begun watching a new television show at the beginning of the fall season and become immediately hooked? What makes that show appeal to you? Is it an actor or actress? Is it the show's writing? Or are you hooked because everyone at work talks about it by the proverbial water cooler?
I am not talking about a show that goes on for 10 seasons and becomes part of nost