doombug wrote:You do know Mcfarlane isn't the only writer on Family Guy right?
And he can change his voice up as witnessed in American Dad and Hellboy 2.
I mean I get the annoyance with Family Guy over all but saying Mcfarlane isn't talented just isn't clear cut. The man can sing and can be an extremely good performer and writer, just not seeing it in his current work output.
Yeah, I begrudgingly have to agree with you there. The man has an ironically heavenly voice (get it? 'Cause he's an atheist?), and he did work on some classic Cartoon Network cartoons like Dexter's Lab and Johnny Bravo. And Family Guy was indeed funny for the first two or three seasons.
However, as executive producer, he does have final say (or among final) on any scripts he reviews. So even if he doesn't write the redundant rape jokes, recycled premises and annoying remarks that suckle the butt cheeks of the political left, he still approves it. What's more, he's not really doing anything new or dynamic. I don't even watch his shows, and I can tell from the ads that each episode is more of the same. The sight gags and words may be tweaked, but it's all the same. Sometimes you CAN judge a books by it's cover.
Really, the most annoying thing is his fanbase, which he can't control. People so utterly convinced that his mediocrity is genius that they'll gleefully bully and attack anyone who disagrees in the slightest. Well, his fanbase and the fact that he managed to sell FOX the same show, three times.