Friday, May 18, 2012

Dear Seth MacFarlane, et al

Dear Seth MacFarlane, et al,

I have been a huge fan of Family Guy since the first season. I watched as Fox cancelled the show, and rejoiced as Fox brought it back from the grave. I love the show, despite your obvious liberal bias. The George W. Bush jokes were in poor taste, but then, that's the humor in Family Guy. It's funny that there has not been one Barack Obama, or Joe Biden joke, despite obvious fodder.:

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go."

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

"I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you."

"His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul."

"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya."

That's not why I write this, though. I've long ago put aside our political differences, and enjoyed the humor that is Family Guy.

This is about the last episode that I watched, "Tea Peter."

This is the thing that bothers me about the left... let me see if I can make you understand this:

Wanting a constitutionally limited government is not the same as wanting no government. The group that Peter joined were anarchists, not the Tea Party.

I get the joke. But, in all humor, for it to be truly funny, there has to be some truth to it; or, I guess, some commonly assumed truth; which is why there was some humor in making fun of George W.; despite him having better college grades, and a higher IQ than his last opponent, John Kerry. But, then the common idiom was that John Kerry was a super genius, like Wile E. Coyote, while W. was in idiot...

Can't wait to see how Family Guy portrays our next Republican President...

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