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Which do you prefer?

South park
19 (70.4%)
Family guy
7 (25.9%)
Both are pure trash
1 (3.7%)

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South Park vs. Family Guy
« on: July 21, 2018, 05:13:09 PM »

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I’m a fan of both shows but I give the edge to family guy.

The thing that turns me off about South Park is the writers. I recently heard an interview with them where they said they “don’t respect the writing of family guy and don’t see it as a legitimate form of comedy.” Something along those lines. I absolutely hate that sort of snobbery. It’s like musicians who don’t respect hip hop as a legitimate form of music because they don’t play instruments. If it makes people feel good isn’t that all that matters? Why do they care how jokes get laughs? Like I can laugh at Three Stooges or Frazier. Since they get laughs in different ways does that make one more legitimate? South Park has always had a cult following of fans who think they’re intellectually superior because South Park is “profound” and family Guy is “for stupid people.”

I do, however, think South Park is a bit better and more consistent now. But in terms of overall Family Guy is funnier to me.
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Re: South Park vs. Family Guy
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 05:32:31 PM »

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South Park is a smarter funnier show.  It is more relevant, more biting, and just better done. 

Re: South Park vs. Family Guy
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »

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South Park is annoying-like hearing the same joke over and over.....Family Guy is much better.

to me anyway....but then again, I like Monty Python--while some hate it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »

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South Park is a smarter funnier show.  It is more relevant, more biting, and just better done.


I can’t say South Park doesn’t have family Guy beat in some categories..

Like I said it is a better show RIGHT NOW.

It is good the whole way through. The first 3 seasons of family Guy were weak to me...but I love how the tone and characters and overall humor has evolved

Also South Park is less watered down, less bad episodes. Makes sense because it has around 10 episodes a season. Family Guy does around 20-25.


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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2018, 06:49:51 PM »

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Family Guy and it’s not even close for me. I also believe it has gotten better and better through the years (the Stewie-psychologist episode this past season was incredible).

I also gave a strong edge to Beavis and Butt-Head over South Park in the 90s (again, a show that got much better with age) so maybe I just don’t like South Park much...which is strange because I have always been a bit obsessed with cartoons.

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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2018, 07:28:42 PM »

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I feel like I’m in a time warp to 2006.

South Park is more clever and topical, but they’re both usually funny, if a bit stale at this point.


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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 09:51:39 PM »

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South Park without a doubt. The way they make fun of every single group without pulling any punches is fantastic

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 10:55:17 PM »

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South Park and it is not even close
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 11:00:43 PM »

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South Park and it is not even close
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 11:02:33 PM »

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early South Park was pure genius.

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 11:03:52 PM »

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Both great shows in their hey day, but if I had to give an edge to one over the other, I'd choose Family Guy.

That said, both shows lost their edge and became stale a long time ago, IMO.

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 07:58:31 PM »

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I don't really find either to be funny. But I am in my 30s now and have lost touch.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 08:25:40 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 08:36:53 PM »

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South Park. They’ve managed to stay relevant by dealing with today’s issues in a very comical way. Family Guy constantly leaves  the plotline for their laughs.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 08:51:06 PM »

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Family Guy. Used to live in RI and love giving my RI friends a hard time about how Family Guy is a perfect reflection of RI people. Lol.