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 everythingâ€¦ 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 »