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04.16.2009

Seth McFarlane was on The Adam Corolla Podcast the other day, and the conversation moved quickly to the idea of a FAMILY GUY movie. And it might just have a live-action element to it:

MCFARLANE: I can say with definitive assuredness that it will be out. Within the next few years. We already know what itís gonna be. Weíve been trying to lock into something that makes it so that it has to be a movie, as opposed to an extended Family Guy episode. And I like the Simpsonís Movie , but thatís something they could do with animation on TV because theyíre not constrained by sets. [...] You have to find some way to make it so that it has to be a movie.

CAROLLA: Are you hinting at some live action?

MCFARLANE: Possibly, possibly. Here and there. It will not be a 90-minute Family Guy episode.


Obviously, Family Guy is one of the best shows around right now, so this is a great thing. Live action, though? That sounds pretty wild. Who could possibly play a character on the show? Will Brian ever get Lois? Will Nick George bring his family back together? Will I ever find true love? Find out next week!
Extra Tidbit: Chris Griffin's middle name is "Cross".
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5:46PM on 04/18/2009
if chris farley was still alive he would be peter griffin! no doubt.
if chris farley was still alive he would be peter griffin! no doubt.
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2:18PM on 04/17/2009
Let me suggest as an alternative, a live action film based on Coach Mcguirk from Home Movies with Jon"The Hammer" Benjamin reprising the role (provided he puts on a few lbs for the role). You're welcome Hollywood. No charge.
Let me suggest as an alternative, a live action film based on Coach Mcguirk from Home Movies with Jon"The Hammer" Benjamin reprising the role (provided he puts on a few lbs for the role). You're welcome Hollywood. No charge.
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12:28PM on 04/17/2009
If they did some wierd Who Framed Roger Rabbit, animated characters in the "Real" world thing, it could be intersting...as long as it's more Rabbit than Space Jam
If they did some wierd Who Framed Roger Rabbit, animated characters in the "Real" world thing, it could be intersting...as long as it's more Rabbit than Space Jam
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9:50AM on 04/17/2009
how many "this is almost as ______ as the time that ______" flashback moments can you fit into 90 minutes? we'll see!
how many "this is almost as ______ as the time that ______" flashback moments can you fit into 90 minutes? we'll see!
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7:35AM on 04/17/2009
Yeah, I feel like Family Guy jumped the shark a few seasons ago.
Yeah, I feel like Family Guy jumped the shark a few seasons ago.
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7:33AM on 04/17/2009
"Obviously, Family Guy is one of the best shows around right now.."

Really?
"Obviously, Family Guy is one of the best shows around right now.."

Really?
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7:12AM on 04/17/2009
peter griffin is just fking irritating. stewie & brian are the reasons i watch it.
and, I prefer american dad to family guy.

anyway,
DOnt think it will work as a live action movie -- i'm thinking it'll be as shitty as flinstones.
peter griffin is just fking irritating. stewie & brian are the reasons i watch it.
and, I prefer american dad to family guy.

anyway,
DOnt think it will work as a live action movie -- i'm thinking it'll be as shitty as flinstones.
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6:21AM on 04/17/2009

Movie yes, live action, eh...

I really don't like the simpsons. Just not funny to me. South Park gets a little under my skin. Trey and Matt are funny but just not my type of humor. Family Guy is definitely the best of the three in my opinion. I loved the Star Wars episode and I have all the seasons. I don't think a live action talking Brian would work for me. Now a live action Herbert would be funny.
I really don't like the simpsons. Just not funny to me. South Park gets a little under my skin. Trey and Matt are funny but just not my type of humor. Family Guy is definitely the best of the three in my opinion. I loved the Star Wars episode and I have all the seasons. I don't think a live action talking Brian would work for me. Now a live action Herbert would be funny.
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3:37AM on 04/17/2009

an R rating? LOL

an R rating might seem like it makes sense, but all that would really do is allow nudity, and un-bleeped foul language - which really isn't what Family Guy is all about.
an R rating might seem like it makes sense, but all that would really do is allow nudity, and un-bleeped foul language - which really isn't what Family Guy is all about.
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1:47AM on 04/17/2009
Fuck family guy, viva la southpark!
Fuck family guy, viva la southpark!
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12:54AM on 04/17/2009
Family Guy > Simpson > South Park.
Family Guy > Simpson > South Park.
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12:25AM on 04/17/2009

BAD IDEA

I love Family Guy. I love Family Guy much more than The Simpsons, and no Im not some 17 year old who never saw The Simpson premiere. Ive been watching The Simpsons since the beginning and I still love Family Guy much more. That being said a live action Family Guy would be the worst film ever made. You just cant recreate that show in a live action format without it being cheesy. DONT DO IT SETH!
I love Family Guy. I love Family Guy much more than The Simpsons, and no Im not some 17 year old who never saw The Simpson premiere. Ive been watching The Simpsons since the beginning and I still love Family Guy much more. That being said a live action Family Guy would be the worst film ever made. You just cant recreate that show in a live action format without it being cheesy. DONT DO IT SETH!
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11:17PM on 04/16/2009
Family Guy is probably one of my least favorite animated shows on network primetime. Not that I watch much of any of them, but with the exception of Brian and Stewie, I tend to find the characters and plots a bit ADD, and crude on a level that I don't find terribly funny. But one thing it is is a little more risque than The Simpsons, and were I a fan, I'd feel let down if it didn't aim for an R rating.
Family Guy is probably one of my least favorite animated shows on network primetime. Not that I watch much of any of them, but with the exception of Brian and Stewie, I tend to find the characters and plots a bit ADD, and crude on a level that I don't find terribly funny. But one thing it is is a little more risque than The Simpsons, and were I a fan, I'd feel let down if it didn't aim for an R rating.
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10:06PM on 04/16/2009
You haters are ridiculous. Family Guy is one of the best animated shows on television, fact.

I may prefer The Simpsons, but still, I'm as shocked as Buddha. And as much as I love the show, this live action idea is poison.
You haters are ridiculous. Family Guy is one of the best animated shows on television, fact.

I may prefer The Simpsons, but still, I'm as shocked as Buddha. And as much as I love the show, this live action idea is poison.
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8:35PM on 04/16/2009
It's an ok show. I do get a little tired at times when people make it to be the funniest shit on TV.

I'd probably check it out but live-action piece? yikes. Maybe for a small segment for the movie but nothing else.

buddha has a neat idea in that they should push the rating up to R. It's a vulgar show as it is and an R rating is definitely a way to give it a means to seperate it from the TV Show. Yeah it would bring a controversy behind it but Family Guy revels in that and it would only
It's an ok show. I do get a little tired at times when people make it to be the funniest shit on TV.

I'd probably check it out but live-action piece? yikes. Maybe for a small segment for the movie but nothing else.

buddha has a neat idea in that they should push the rating up to R. It's a vulgar show as it is and an R rating is definitely a way to give it a means to seperate it from the TV Show. Yeah it would bring a controversy behind it but Family Guy revels in that and it would only draw MORE people to see the movie.
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8:30PM on 04/16/2009

Interesting ...

I think the only way they should incorporate live action is to have all of the flashbacks/asides/day dreams, whatever, played out with the actual actors they are making fun of. That could be funny and work with out making the actual characters real ... which in my humble opinion would suck.
I think the only way they should incorporate live action is to have all of the flashbacks/asides/day dreams, whatever, played out with the actual actors they are making fun of. That could be funny and work with out making the actual characters real ... which in my humble opinion would suck.
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7:27PM on 04/16/2009

Family Guy: The Movie

Family Guy is the only show on television I make sure not to miss, however, I understand the humor in it isn't for everyone. I happen to think it is the funniest show ever. That's just my taste in humor.

If I had to cast it, I would throw Seth McFarlane in a fat suit for Peter. Have Alex Borstein shed the weight for Lois. Throw Seth Green in a fat suit and have Mila Kunis gain weight for Meg. Of course CGI a mouth onto a real dog for brian and cgi a mouth onto a baby for stewie.
Family Guy is the only show on television I make sure not to miss, however, I understand the humor in it isn't for everyone. I happen to think it is the funniest show ever. That's just my taste in humor.

If I had to cast it, I would throw Seth McFarlane in a fat suit for Peter. Have Alex Borstein shed the weight for Lois. Throw Seth Green in a fat suit and have Mila Kunis gain weight for Meg. Of course CGI a mouth onto a real dog for brian and cgi a mouth onto a baby for stewie.

The movie will still do as good as "Garfield" did.
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7:25PM on 04/16/2009
I'd rather watch the live-action Flintstones movie than this. Family Guy is one of the most formulaic shows on TV, and reeks of network comedy. I've never liked it; the damn thing just tries way too hard. Hahaha I'm loving xxxoverridexxx's comment, sounds groundbreaking!
I'd rather watch the live-action Flintstones movie than this. Family Guy is one of the most formulaic shows on TV, and reeks of network comedy. I've never liked it; the damn thing just tries way too hard. Hahaha I'm loving xxxoverridexxx's comment, sounds groundbreaking!
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7:11PM on 04/16/2009
I was a huge Family Guy fan before FOX pulled the show, after the "break" it hasn't been AS funny as it was to me before the "break". I still give it a look when it's on basic cable(cause nothing else is on), but i don't find myself cracking up the way i used to. I'm still a hardcore Simpsons fan, but my heart is with South Park. Do you like fishsticks?
I was a huge Family Guy fan before FOX pulled the show, after the "break" it hasn't been AS funny as it was to me before the "break". I still give it a look when it's on basic cable(cause nothing else is on), but i don't find myself cracking up the way i used to. I'm still a hardcore Simpsons fan, but my heart is with South Park. Do you like fishsticks?
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7:09PM on 04/16/2009
I'm a proud atheist and I hate Family Guy almost as much as I hate christians. I think people who hate Family Guy are usually people with a sense of humor who are offended by terrible comedy shows. Some people are easily entertained. Maybe if Seth hired some comedy writers the show will improve. He'll soon have 3 horrible shows invading my beloved Adult Swim programming. Who greenlights this crap? I need to know where to mail my bomb.
I'm a proud atheist and I hate Family Guy almost as much as I hate christians. I think people who hate Family Guy are usually people with a sense of humor who are offended by terrible comedy shows. Some people are easily entertained. Maybe if Seth hired some comedy writers the show will improve. He'll soon have 3 horrible shows invading my beloved Adult Swim programming. Who greenlights this crap? I need to know where to mail my bomb.
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6:33PM on 04/16/2009

People who hate FG

People who hate Family Guy are usually religious nuts.
People who hate Family Guy are usually religious nuts.
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6:09PM on 04/16/2009

Tired of this....

Family Guy is funny and I like it, but I am feeling it is more and more the same. I have less of an urge to see it. People act like it is the funniest thing ever. I take South Park over Family Guy anyday even with South Park not being as good as it
Family Guy is funny and I like it, but I am feeling it is more and more the same. I have less of an urge to see it. People act like it is the funniest thing ever. I take South Park over Family Guy anyday even with South Park not being as good as it
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5:36PM on 04/16/2009

i'm stunned...

I'm a long-time fan. I wrote asking for the show to come back to tv. I have all the dvd sets of the show. I never miss a Sunday night show. So, i'm obviously a huge fan. HOWEVER...

I am scared of the "live action" idea. Theyve done an episode where Peter was filmed with a "real" body, and it was kind of cool for a few seconds, but i dont know about a full 90min. movie done that way, as i'm too used to the animated show, and it might look less like a fg show too much.

Real baby Stewie?
I'm a long-time fan. I wrote asking for the show to come back to tv. I have all the dvd sets of the show. I never miss a Sunday night show. So, i'm obviously a huge fan. HOWEVER...

I am scared of the "live action" idea. Theyve done an episode where Peter was filmed with a "real" body, and it was kind of cool for a few seconds, but i dont know about a full 90min. movie done that way, as i'm too used to the animated show, and it might look less like a fg show too much.

Real baby Stewie? yuck.Didnt the wayans bros. do some goofy movie with a mans face on a kids body or something?

I trust the fg team, they are consistent when it comes to making me laugh, so i have high hopes it will accomplish that, it just sounds weird.

A better idea might be to do a really cool cg version with 3d effects, that would really be cool i think.

I'm in, either way, just to see what comes out, and hope and pray, like the unrated dvd's, that we get an r-rated version, skip the p g rating, and go at least south park rude with it...push the envelope, it deserves nothing less.
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5:25PM on 04/16/2009
Boo. Screw Family Guy. They really have dragged that show on for far too long.
Boo. Screw Family Guy. They really have dragged that show on for far too long.
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4:43PM on 04/16/2009
I find the popularity of this show annoying. I think its's because in a sea of shitty tv programs turds like Family Guy rise to the top. I tried to like the show and failed. I tried to look past the ugly animation to find the humor and came up empty handed. The people that find Family Guy funny are the same people that buy tickets for movies whose titles end in the word "Movie".
I find the popularity of this show annoying. I think its's because in a sea of shitty tv programs turds like Family Guy rise to the top. I tried to like the show and failed. I tried to look past the ugly animation to find the humor and came up empty handed. The people that find Family Guy funny are the same people that buy tickets for movies whose titles end in the word "Movie".
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4:43PM on 04/16/2009

nope

this is NOT one of the best shows around, it sucks. its not funny.
this is NOT one of the best shows around, it sucks. its not funny.
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4:10PM on 04/16/2009

who wants to bet?

This shit is going to be 3D and thats what he means by that
This shit is going to be 3D and thats what he means by that
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4:01PM on 04/16/2009
that shows sucks. HATE HATE HATE. I'm a hater.
that shows sucks. HATE HATE HATE. I'm a hater.
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2:51PM on 04/16/2009
Keep it animated.
Keep it animated.
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2:07PM on 04/16/2009
Fuck the hate. I still find Family Guy pretty damn funny for the most part. Im curious to see where this goes.
Fuck the hate. I still find Family Guy pretty damn funny for the most part. Im curious to see where this goes.
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1:49PM on 04/16/2009
This could be interesting, I like Family Guy. I would rank it right up there with The Simpson's and South Park. The flashbacks get alittle old at times, but when you have a character like stewie it makes up for it.
This could be interesting, I like Family Guy. I would rank it right up there with The Simpson's and South Park. The flashbacks get alittle old at times, but when you have a character like stewie it makes up for it.
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1:37PM on 04/16/2009
Agreed Dallasdowdy. It's a funny show. I get tired of people hating on it, really. It's mindless entertainment, not striving to be anything more or less.
Agreed Dallasdowdy. It's a funny show. I get tired of people hating on it, really. It's mindless entertainment, not striving to be anything more or less.
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1:34PM on 04/16/2009
a terrible movie idea for a terrible show.
a terrible movie idea for a terrible show.
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1:34PM on 04/16/2009
I have seen two or three episodes of Family Guy, and seriously never laughed. I always just wanted to punch Peter in the face. So, needless to say, this movie will not be my cup of tea.
I have seen two or three episodes of Family Guy, and seriously never laughed. I always just wanted to punch Peter in the face. So, needless to say, this movie will not be my cup of tea.
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1:11PM on 04/16/2009

Deal with it...

Knock it off with the 'why so much hate' jargon. Some of us out there just don't find the show funny. I never did. I only sat through one episode, and thank the heavens, it focused soley on Brian and Stewie. 'Family Guy' is a terrible show.

I'd rather watch the "The Hills". Actually...no...no I wouldn't. *lol*
Knock it off with the 'why so much hate' jargon. Some of us out there just don't find the show funny. I never did. I only sat through one episode, and thank the heavens, it focused soley on Brian and Stewie. 'Family Guy' is a terrible show.

I'd rather watch the "The Hills". Actually...no...no I wouldn't. *lol*
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1:09PM on 04/16/2009

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The reason everybody liked it back then but hates it now is because they've been doing the same dumbass cutaway/flashback jokes forever. Like it was funny at first but then it got really old.
The reason everybody liked it back then but hates it now is because they've been doing the same dumbass cutaway/flashback jokes forever. Like it was funny at first but then it got really old.
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1:06PM on 04/16/2009
My suggestion is that they should take Family Guy in a new direction and make it funny.
My suggestion is that they should take Family Guy in a new direction and make it funny.
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1:01PM on 04/16/2009

Good Idea

I enjoy Family Guy (and American Dad) quite thoroughly. Seriously, why so much hate? A couple years ago it seemed that EVERYONE loved Family Guy with not so much as a harsh word. Why the sudden switch? Is it not the "cool" thing anymore?

Bah. Family Guy is hilarious and this is a genius of an idea. I hope it's something in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit with live action areas mixed with animation. Maybe a Roger Rabbit spoof? That'd be grand. :)
I enjoy Family Guy (and American Dad) quite thoroughly. Seriously, why so much hate? A couple years ago it seemed that EVERYONE loved Family Guy with not so much as a harsh word. Why the sudden switch? Is it not the "cool" thing anymore?

Bah. Family Guy is hilarious and this is a genius of an idea. I hope it's something in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit with live action areas mixed with animation. Maybe a Roger Rabbit spoof? That'd be grand. :)
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12:53PM on 04/16/2009
Get back to me when someone decides to do a live-action Venture Bros. movie.

The Venture Bros. is the last truly funny animated show on tv.
Get back to me when someone decides to do a live-action Venture Bros. movie.

The Venture Bros. is the last truly funny animated show on tv.
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12:31PM on 04/16/2009

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Family guy is hilarious, whats ur guys' deal? Its definitely one of the most funny shows on television these days. Everything else is just pollution made of reality TV and way too many cop and doctor shows that are mediocre...plus i really cant think of a funnier show besides, arguably, South Park
Family guy is hilarious, whats ur guys' deal? Its definitely one of the most funny shows on television these days. Everything else is just pollution made of reality TV and way too many cop and doctor shows that are mediocre...plus i really cant think of a funnier show besides, arguably, South Park
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12:28PM on 04/16/2009
...make it go away.
...make it go away.
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12:26PM on 04/16/2009
One of the best things around? Not even close.
One of the best things around? Not even close.
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