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Family Guy MacFarlane Set to Hassle the Hoff

Posted by ERIN in Baywatch, Family Guy, celebrity gossip

July 21st, 2010, 11:21 AM

David Hasselhoff and puppies picO’ David Hasselhoff: Ye of hairy-chested, slow-motion beach-running; sloppy, drunken cheeseburger-eating; baffling lounge-singing seduction of the German nation; and limited acting talent. We hail thee.

Since his stints on Knight Rider, Baywatch and as a former judge on America’s Got Talentthe Hoff’s been fading ever further from the limelight. You know what that means? He’s a perfect candidate for Comedy Central’s next humiliating celebrity roast!

Today, it was announced that acerbic Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, will be roast master and the event will feature roasters Pamela Anderson, Hulk Hogan and Jerry Springer - to name a few.

I hope Comedy Central secures more celebs to give the Hoff a proper rake over the coals. After all, David’s blessed our country and pop culture with a cornucopia of point-and-laugh fodder, so there should be no shortage of material for them to use! In yo’ face, Hoff Stuff!

The roasting of Mr. Hasselhoff will be filmed August 1st and aired on Comedy Central August 15th. Mark your calendars!

Past Comedy Central roastees have included William Shatner, Bob Saget, Chevy Chase and Pamela Anderson.

[source: EW.com]

Glee’s Jane Lynch to Guest on The Cleveland Show

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, Glee, The Cleveland Show

December 30th, 2009, 12:17 PM

The Cleveland Show: Ms. Eck and Roberta

Yay!  Kind of awesome: Glee’s Sue Sylvester, actress Jane Lynch, will be guesting on The Cleveland Show January 10th. 

Lynch will voice character Ms. Eck, Roberta’s new teacher, on the Family Guy spin-off.  Michael Ausiello posted a mini interview with Lynch to commemorate the occasion:

Are you a fan of Family Guy?
JANE LYNCH:
I love
Family Guy. I am also appalled and shocked by Family Guy. And I am proud to say that several children in my family under the age of 10 get it and love it, too.

How is Ms. Eck similar to Sue Sylvester?
LYNCH:
They both lack filters and say whatever awful thing comes into their mind. In-the-head-and-out-the-mouth syndrome.

And how are they different?
LYNCH:
Ms. Eck lacks Sue’s icy Nordic aggression.

Your first reaction upon viewing yourself in ‘toon form?
LYNCH:
Ms. Eck may have the largest, most disproportionate butt in cartoon history.

Should be awesome!  Though I’ve gotta say, I’m gonna miss that icy Nordic aggression.

Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane Gets Put on Blast

Posted by KAT in American Dad, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show

November 11th, 2009, 06:01 PM

ZING!  College Humor has truly got Seth MacFarlane’s number in this one!  Watch as they lambaste the Family Guy / American Dad / Cleveland Show creator in this new video:


I think that is SPOT ON!  I’ve always had an irrational distaste for Family Guy, even though I’ll admit to chortling it up as I watch.  Glad the College Humor folks are of the same mind.

Though I suppose Seth MacFarlane hate is nothing new.  His shows can be funny, but there’s a definite lack of artistry in everything he does (MAD MEN I MISS YOU ALREADY).
Comedy snobbery or comedy standards?  You be the judge.

Microsoft Pulls Out of Family Guy Variety Special

Posted by KAT in Family Guy

October 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM

Oh boy.  So Microsoft was all on board to exclusively sponsor a Family Guy variety special… until executives watched the show, that is.

Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show,” set to air November 8th, was supposed to feature creative Windows 7 promotion within the show (see above video), in lieu of standard commercials.  However, Microsoft bigwigs attended a live taping of the show - which reportedly features jokes about incest, deaf people, the Holocaust, etc. - and were unamused.

Here’s the statement we got from the man upstairs:

“We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of ‘Family Guy,’ but after reviewing an early version of the variety show it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand. We continue to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and are working with them in other areas. We continue to believe in the value of brand integrations and partnerships between brands, media companies and talent.”

Ha!  I bet.

I must agree, a serious company like Microsoft shouldn’t be affiliating itself with all that hoopla.  However, COME ON, MICROSOFT!  Have you never seen an episode of Family Guy?  Did you really not know they’d throw some off-putting jokes in there?  Sheeshkabobs.  Poor Microsoft has ended up looking more out of touch than ever.

Still looking forward to checking out Windows 7, though.  I’m a PC, dudes.  Gimme!

Family Guy & The Cleveland Show Premiere Big!

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, The Cleveland Show

September 28th, 2009, 03:01 PM

Ha!  From Buzzfeed, a photo of Stewie and Brian from Family Guy, IRL:

Family Guy:Brian & Stewie IRL

Adorable!

Regs Family Guy and it’s spin-off, The Cleveland Show, premiered last night to big ratings: 10.2 million viewers for Family Guy, and a very respectable 9.4 million for Cleveland.

I happened to catch both last night and thought them both to be pretty decent. Cleveland was actually a pleasant surprise, as my expectations were set low low low.  The series follows Cleveland and Cleveland Jr’s move to Virginia, where Cleveland is reunited with his high school one-that-got-away, Donna and her family.  Though off to a slow start, there were a few good zingers, decent characters (aside from that terrible baby!), and fewer of those half-funny non-sequitors that make Family Guy so unbearable at times.  Sounds good to me.

Did you watch?

Yep, He’s Gay: Stewie Griffin Comes Out

Posted by KAT in Family Guy

August 13th, 2009, 04:00 PM

Newsflash!  A major celebrity has been outed!  You probably could’ve called this one.

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane finally confirmed one of the biggest  is-he-or-isn’t-he’s of the past few years.

Stewie Griffin: Yep, he’s gay.

Family Guy: Stewie

Some more deets from MacFarlane himself:

“We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out… It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school.  He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination… But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation.”

Wow!  It’s nice to get some affirmation.  Think of all the closeted cartoon characters out there!  From Peppermint Patty from Peanuts and Smithers on The Simpsons, to Velma from Scooby Doo and a whole shizzton of Smurfs, the rumor mill has been churnin’ for years.

What do you think of the news?  Surprised?  Pleased?  Disappointed?  Disinterested?  I’m here to listen.

The Cleveland Show Gets a Promo!

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, The Cleveland Show

May 15th, 2009, 04:24 PM

Oh man!  It seems like months ago when we first heard about the Family Guy spin-off, The Cleveland Show.

In fact, it HAS been months since we’ve received any updates on the Cleveland Brown-centered series.

But finally, something new has popped up, in the form of the show’s trailer, posted yesterday on Fox’s official YouTube channel.  Take a look at our jumping off point:

Not bad!  Though I must admit, I’m still a bit surprised Cleveland’s the Family Guy character who got his own series (as is Stewie!).

Which character would you rather see starring in his or her own spin-off?  Don’t say Meg, I won’t believe you.

Bone Tingling! Stewie Griffin Guest Stars…

Posted by KAT in Bones, Family Guy

May 7th, 2009, 10:45 AM

LOLZ!  Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin guest stars on Bones tonight! Thanks to TV Squad for the sweet, sweet reminder.

Sneak peek!  Here’s him in a scene with David Boreanaz (who’ll always be Angel to me):

Weird!  Strange to see those two in the same room, no?

What other character crossovers would you like to see go down?  I’d love for Michael Scott from The Office interact with Mad Mens Don Draper.  They totally wouldn’t get each other.

Chuck Bass on The Hills?  Audrina wouldn’t know what hit her (does she ever?).


Lauren Conrad In Bed With Kohl’s

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, The Hills

April 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM

Tee hee!  “Member how I said that The Hills‘ Lauren Conrad would be guest starring on Family Guy in May?

Well, I wasn’t lying, thank you very much.  I just came across a preview clip from the episode:

LOLwut?  Now, I know what you’re thinking: since when does LC have a side part?

Heh.  In other Lauren Conrad news, The New York Freaking Times reports on the reality star/designer’s latest project: an apparel line with Kohl’s.  Following the bust of her higher-end Lauren Conrad Collection, Lauren will be releasing a line of shoes, handbags, apparel, and jewelry in the $20-$60 range for the retailer.  They shall call it LC Lauren Conrad.

Can’t wait to see Heidi Montag for TJ Maxx!  You KNOW it’s coming.

Mamma Mia! It’s-a Me, Peter Griffin! Let’s-a Go!

Posted by KAT in Family Guy, Gossip Girl, The Golden Girls

March 26th, 2009, 04:13 PM

Awesome?

Peter Griffin from Family Guy playing Super Mario!

A 2D fighting game engine called MUGEN lets you play video games using the character of your choice.  Sshhh shh!  Don’t make me explain it any more than that.  Ssshhhhh.

What person, real or fictional, dead or alive, would YOU choose to represent you in the virtual world?

. . .

Oh, cool, good answer!

Who would I pick, you ask?  Well, let me stop you right there and tell you no, you’re wrong, it’s NOT Blair from Gossip Girl, though that’s a great guess.  I’d actually have to go with Sophia from The Golden Girls, mostly because I’d like to see her whack things with her bamboo handbag in two dimensions.


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