Celebrities have discovered that adding their voices to animated series can bring about new career opportunities as well as expand their own fanbases. The best appearances take on a life of their own and expand well past the episode’s original airdate.
1.Ricky Gervais as Billy Finn(Family Guy)
-Season 10 Episode 14 “Be Careful What You Fish For”
2.Meryl Streep as Jessica Lovejoy(The Simpsons)
-Season 6 Episode 7 “Bart’s Girlfriend”
3.Seth MacFarlane as Ben(The Simpsons)
-Season 24 Episode 22 “Dangers On A Train”
4.John Goodman as Robot Santa Claus(Futurama)
-Season 2 Episode 8 “Xmas Story”
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Archer is an animated thirty-minute comedy on the FX network, based on the main character, Sterling Archer, the self-proclaimed “Best Secret Agent in the World”. Voiced by the iconic H. Jon Benjamin, he works for an international intelligence organization known as ISIS, which is, not coincidentally, run by his mother, Mallory Archer (legendary actress Jessica Walter). Although the ISIS team is constantly trying to keep the world safe from villains and other international intelligence agencies, there is still plenty of time for them to backstab, undermine, and betray each other for Read the rest of this entry »
While audiences are now used to weekly allotments of animated sitcoms like The Simpsons, and Family Guy, how they got here has been a hard climb over five decades and one century. And if it wasn’t for a particular Stone Age family, they may have never gotten here at all.
The first animated sitcom was The Flintstones, which aired from 1961 to 1966 on ABC. The series about a prehistoric man and his family was so successful Read the rest of this entry »
When The Simpsons first premiered, it was somewhat of a cultural happening. Crucial to its early and continued success was Homer, the somewhat dim-witted father with a good heart. While the years have caused writers to stretch the plots of the show to the point of ridiculousness, The Simpsons still has a devoted following.
Peter Griffin, the father of Family Guy, is more representative of the rowdier, raunchier, and somewhat low-brow comic dad. Family Guy episodes are currently edgier than The Simpsons, dealing with more risque topics and darker humor. Read the rest of this entry »
The Seth MacFarlane animated comedy “Family Guy” is cut out of the same cloth as “The Simpsons” as a prime time cartoon based around a family and pushing the boundaries of what is considered appropriate television for a family audience. “Family Guy” often delves into material that some would deem offensive, but it also cleverly comments on many aspects of pop culture, often making random references to both current and long-ago shows, movies and music. Read the rest of this entry »
In September of 2013, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie will reach a historic moment in television when they begin their 25th season on FOX’s The Simpsons. With over 500 episodes and one motion picture under their belt, they haven’t slowed down, even when other animated sitcoms have long since faded away.
Its longevity can be credited to a number of factors. First is the long list of writers and producers who have honed the Simpson clan from its crude late 1980s beginnings to Read the rest of this entry »
Family Guy- Certainly one of the most popular animated sitcoms of all time, Family Guy is full of pop culture references that are both easily recognizable and impossibly obscure. Full of memorable characters and known for its hilarious flashbacks, Family Guy pokes fun at everything and everyone loves it.
Archer- One of the newest contenders to the animated world, Archer is also one of the only animated shows on TV today that hasn’t overstayed its welcome. The animation and humor are a lot different than the other shows on this list, which makes it definitely worth checking Read the rest of this entry »