Family Guy on Watchmen

Peter-There’s just one secret I feel I have to share with you–I did not care for Watchmen.

Lois-What?!?

Peter-Did not care for Watchmen. (Lois-Ugh?)

Chris-How can you even say that, dad?

Peter-Did-didn’t like it.

Lois-Peter, it’s so good, it’s like the perfect comic book. (Peter-eh, the…)

Peter-I, this is what everyone always says. Whenever they say, it’s like “o my…”

Chris-Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, (Peter-I) I mean you never see (Peter-Listen) ALAN MOORE!!

Peter-I know ?#%&*?! fine, fine writer, did not like the book.

Brian-Why not?

Peter-Did not-could not get into it.

Lois-Explain yourself. (Peter-It) What didn’t you like about it?

Peter-It insists upon itself, Lois.

Lois-What?

Peter-It insists upon itself.

Lois-What does that even mean?

Chris-’Cause it has a valid point, SEVERAL of them, to make, IT’S INSISTING!

Peter-It’s got a really bleak atmosphere, takes forever getting in, you spend nearly 10 and a half pages, and then–you know, I can’t even get through it, I can’t even finish the book, I’ve never even read the ending.

Chris-YOU’VE NEVER READ THE ENDING?!?!?

Stewie-W-well, how can you even say you don’t like it if you haven’t given it a chance?

Lois-I agree with Stewie, it’s not really fair. (Chris-It’s outrageous.)

Peter-I have tried on many separate occasions to get through it, and I…I get to the part where the blue naked guy and the lady are on Mars, (Lois-YEAH! It’s a great scene) and he…(Lois-I love that part)…it’s NOT a great part…(Chris-It’s been noted in every annal) I have NO IDEA what they’re getting at, it’s like they’re trying to sneak a–that’s where I lose interest and put the book down.

Lois-You know what Peter?

Chris-THEY’RE BEING METAPHYSICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL!!!

Lois-The conversation they’re having has a lot of subtle meanings, something you don’t concieve very well nor understand.

Peter-I love Mark Gruenwald’s Squadron Supreme–that is my answer to that statement.

Lois-Exactly.

Peter-Well, there you go.

Lois-Whatever.

Chris-I like that book too.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Did this actually happen on the show or are you just copying the whole godfather episode?

Posted by Darkmount1

@Avenging-X-Bolt: I'm spoofing that part of the episode (Untitled Griffin Family History), but switching out The Godfather with Watchmen. It's my guess of what Peter would think of it.

Personally, I can appreciate the book's spot in pop culture history, and when I get the chance, I want to pick up a copy and read the whole thing through (I've read portions of it and saw the movie), but truth is, I don't even like the story myself. Then again, I don't like deconstructionism.

Posted by Billy Batson

Sounds like family guy. Was it a new episode?
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Posted by TheGoldenOne
I remember that episode about The Godfather,
Posted by InnerVenom123

@TheGoldenOne said:

I remember that episode about The Godfather,
Edited by Darkmount1

@Billy Batson: As I said, it's not from an episode, I spoofed the debate from the episode "Untitled Griffin Family History", only I shifted the focus onto Watchmen. It's me guessing if Peter felt the same way about Watchmen as he did about The Godfather.

@TheGoldenOne: The Godfather debate is my favorite part of that episode.

Posted by BlackArmor

That was when Family Guy could still be funny, it wasn't the golden seasons where it was always funny but it's better than what they do now.

Edited by Billy Batson

@Darkmount1:

Forgot to post my reply, so I didn't post this before your second post. Too bad. Would have been nice if they had a family guy moment.
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Posted by Darkmount1

@BlackArmor: Are you saying that the level of good humor declined around 2006?

@Billy Batson: Forget that, I'd think it would be funny to see which member of the Watchmen didn't care for The Godfather!

Posted by BlackArmor

@Darkmount1: I never actually checked when exactly the show started to decline but that may be a good estimate, the last two seasons have just been depressingly bad though

Posted by Darkmount1

@BlackArmor: I swear, there has got to be some surefire way to permanently prevent creative decline....

Posted by BlackArmor

@Darkmount1: I wish there was, the only thing I can think of is knowing when to call it quits and not milking it long after you've run out of ideas, or at least handing it to someone who has new ideas

Posted by Darkmount1

@BlackArmor: Either one should be the rule, not the exception.

Posted by bewarethedarkness

Rorschach vs Herbert the Pervert

Posted by BlackArmor

@Darkmount1: Agreed

Posted by Darkmount1

@bewarethedarkness: We all know how that ends.

Edited by bewarethedarkness

@Darkmount1 said:

@bewarethedarkness: We all know how that ends.

Worse than the beating Brian took for not paying Stewie his money.

Posted by Darkmount1

@bewarethedarkness: Out of all the main characters of Watchmen, which do you think is the one who wouldn't care for The Godfather?

@BlackArmor: Indeed.

Posted by Meteorite

Haha, this is awesome! I'm guessing that you're a Squadron Supreme fan, then?

Posted by Darkmount1

@Meteorite: I couldn't answer that, as I have yet to read that maxiseries--though I've heard it's good. I did find the first issue.

Posted by Meteorite

@Darkmount1 said:

@Meteorite: I couldn't answer that, as I have yet to read that maxiseries--though I've heard it's good. I did find the first issue.

It. Is. Amazing. I'm glad you're interested in it, as I'm like you - not a fan of Watchmen. But I do love Squadron Supreme ^_^

A bit under two years ago Squadron Supreme was re-released as Squadron Supreme by Mark Gruenwald Omnibus, so you should be able to find a copy of that if you're interested.

Posted by Darkmount1

@Meteorite: Last I checked, there was a Squadron Supreme TPB of the original maxiseries for $29.99--I imagine a lil' bit cheaper than the omnibus.

Posted by Meteorite

@Darkmount1:

Fair enough, though the omnibus also has Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe, the epilogue to the series, and a Captain America tie in.

Posted by Darkmount1

@Meteorite: Separate trade for "Death of A Universe". Which issue was the Captain America tie-in?

Posted by Meteorite

@Darkmount1:

#314. It's not essential reading, but it does set up some plot points towards the final few issues, and it certainly doesn't hurt to read it.