ericjamahl

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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

So many bits in this episode (the above scene, the saxophone subplot, the “prank call” scene) just exemplified the differences between the shows, and even though it really seemed like it was Family Guy calling the shots, the Simpsons kept coming off better. I mean, they kept pointing out that The Simpsons used to be better, but how is that a worse criticism than increasingly depending on shock value, uncomfortably long gross-out gags, and ~*randomness*~?

ericjamahl

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The longer video of ol’ boy killin it!

Yesssss

YAAAAASSSS

yasss i was just watching this, he did that !

Yesss I was hoping someone uploaded this!

I flipped at the same moment everyone else did, such great timing! I love black people!

ericjamahl
woodmeat:

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So I was just minding my own business invited my bike in my damn neighborhood and the police pulled me over. I was in the bike lane and observing all traffic rules like I normally do because I’m a good upstanding citizen of New York City. So anyways this officer of the law hops out of the car and walks over to me. I asked him why he stopped me. He told me he stopped me because my backpack looked suspect. (I had to wrap my backpack in plastic because what was inside of it was too big to fit into the backpack and I didn’t want it to fall out while I was riding my bike) I told him “your ponytail looks suspect Rico”. He laughed. He had to. He knew he looked just like Rico Sauve. Then he put on the serious face again and asked me what was in my backpack. I told him it was none of his business and I know my rights. Then I said “that being said, I have a sausage making machine in my backpack”. He laughed again. He said “seriously what’s in your backpack” I said “I already told you Rico” if you don’t believe me then you’re going to have to do an illegal search and it’s going to make more problems for you because my lawyer is a bad son of a bitch. Also I told him that I was a professional chef and these are just the tools of the trade. I have to make some sausage and I had to grab a machine and I wanted to ride my bike whilst completing that task. He stood there looking confused. I told him that I was going to take my phone out of my pocket so he didn’t shoot me or anything crazy like that and then I grabbed my phone and I showed him my Instagram account and then he said okay sir have a good day. Thank you all of my followers. Have a good day Rico. Also, are police officers allowed to have ponytails if they’re not women? (at Lafayette Gardens(LG)Projects)


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woodmeat:

bleeziethechef:

So I was just minding my own business invited my bike in my damn neighborhood and the police pulled me over. I was in the bike lane and observing all traffic rules like I normally do because I’m a good upstanding citizen of New York City. So anyways this officer of the law hops out of the car and walks over to me. I asked him why he stopped me. He told me he stopped me because my backpack looked suspect. (I had to wrap my backpack in plastic because what was inside of it was too big to fit into the backpack and I didn’t want it to fall out while I was riding my bike) I told him “your ponytail looks suspect Rico”. He laughed. He had to. He knew he looked just like Rico Sauve. Then he put on the serious face again and asked me what was in my backpack. I told him it was none of his business and I know my rights. Then I said “that being said, I have a sausage making machine in my backpack”. He laughed again. He said “seriously what’s in your backpack” I said “I already told you Rico” if you don’t believe me then you’re going to have to do an illegal search and it’s going to make more problems for you because my lawyer is a bad son of a bitch. Also I told him that I was a professional chef and these are just the tools of the trade. I have to make some sausage and I had to grab a machine and I wanted to ride my bike whilst completing that task. He stood there looking confused. I told him that I was going to take my phone out of my pocket so he didn’t shoot me or anything crazy like that and then I grabbed my phone and I showed him my Instagram account and then he said okay sir have a good day. Thank you all of my followers. Have a good day Rico. Also, are police officers allowed to have ponytails if they’re not women? (at Lafayette Gardens(LG)Projects)

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