Family Guy- Best of last season3,246 views
Any fan of Family Guy knows that the past few seasons have been hit or miss, more miss than hit, unfortunately. American Dad is actually a more consistently funny show these days.
There were several good episodes, many so-so episodes, but only 2 really stand out episodes, those being Road to Germany and the Not All Dogs Go To Heaven. Stew-roids was fair, as was the episode where Peter becomes gay. But Germany and Heaven were by far the best.
As you all know, the bets episodes of Family Guy are the “Road to” episodes featuring Brian and Stewie: From the original series, Road to Rhode Island and the one where Stewie wants to live on Jolly Farm. And from the newer episodes, the one where the two go to find Rupert and the Road to Germany.
The entire episode was a rip roaring adventure filled with movie references, including Back to the Future and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Not a single boring part of this episode, though McFarlane’s political pushing is getting very annoying. Claiming we didn’t invade Germany in the 40′s because they have no oil was in poor taste. I am getting sick and tired of what I consider Seth’s very ignorant, very Hollywood political commentary. But that is a discussion for another time.
The bets part of this episode was when Hitler offers to let the trio of Mort, Stewie and Brian go if they perform a lively showtune. Now, as you know form past “Road” episodes, they are filled with songs, some okay, some annoying. And we fully expect Brian and Stewie to break out into song. Until Mort goes to the two, “Just get into the (bleeping) time machine!” This- was -hysterical. All in all, a fun episode that you wish wouldn’t end.
As for the Not All Dogs Go to Heaven, the Meg part of the episode is not great, but the Star Trek part is AWESOME. I loved Star Trek: TNG, and I admit, I miss it. And if I can not get new episodes of this series (now off the air for 15 years), I can be happy watching scenes like those found in this episode. I have it taped on my computer and watch it every couple of days. The interaction between the characters, and the on-liners, are memorable, from the drive through at McDonalds, to the Bowling Alley, to the end of the episode, where Stewie teleports them all away. While it helps a little to know the show and the characters, it is not necessary to enjoy this episode. I highly recommend everyone to watch this episode. or at least teh Stark Trek parts of the episode. you can fast forward through the rest.
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