TV is a medium. but on rare occasions it is well-done, and actually worth watching .

 

if we take a look at American Dad, and Family guy, it is obvious that without the poetic license of these shows? He would still be a thirty year old who gets wedgies and does shadow puppetry in his parents basement…

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Seth mcfarlane - Silly Satanic Sandwich

In our world today, the only definition of a crazy person is someone who is too 'out there' to be able to make a living. Really, when you sum it up, that's the bottom line. If robin Williams was not a comedian? He would have been homeless. If Seinfeld didn’t have a stage to make millions on, he would be the obnoxious kid living with his folks until they die.

Seth is the perfect example for it. It is not that he is not talented. He is very talented, fiendishly t alented, and in so many crosssections of the creative field. But if we take a look at American Dad, and Family guy, it is obvious that without the poetic license of these shows? He would still be a thirty year old who gets wedgies and does shadow puppetry in his parents basement…

I wouldn’t say seth's sense of humor is weird. This would be like saying the ocean is 'damp'. Seth manages to take a weird sense of humor, drag it on the floor until it crosses each and every line of good taste, add a bucketful of pure violence, sprinkle some disgusting smut on it, and then arrange it in a brodway golden stairs , feathered dancers ultra gay musical. And it works. It works. It works.

 
When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day, your mind starts going to strange places."
 
 

He is smarter than anyone else, he is more open minded than anyone else, and he is making more money than anyone else. You win seth.
All I can do is bow my head in humility. Ok, I will not bow my head, as I know the minute I take my eyes of him, he will kick me in the head and shove a baseball bat up my derrier while apologizing that it is nothing personal. Nope. No bow. I am NOT making THAT mistake again.

 
Stewie: We're playing house...
Lois: But that kid is all tied up!
Stewie: Roman Polanski's house."
 
 

But I do have to take my imaginary hat off for him. I truly enjoy the obscure references, the self awareness the characters show, the prosaic mosaic of undiluted bizaro-logic and , what can I say…the musical numbers. (I know..i know…at least I am not a fan of the twilight series)

And one of the best thing about comedy, is that you can get away with murder. Literally, but also figuratively, and seth gives us a nice mix of political commentary in the guise of silliness, which I have always found not only endearing but highly effective. But then again, this is not the most impressive part of his work, as today, making fun of republicans is really like shooting a one huge fat fish stuck in a barrel half its size without moving…

 
Chris: What do you do at a Young Republicans meeting?
Alyssa: We help those who already have the means to help themselves. Also, we perpetuate the idea that Jesus chose America to destroy non-believers and brown people.
Chris: I don't know why, but I feel safer already."
 

We like to think the political references are subtle and just another gag in the whole scheme, but it is much more then that. The whole show is built on that premise of pure Americanism.

 
 

(on Family guy) The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."

 

Seth is a treasure. That's all I have to say. A real diamond mind of the absurd and the genius.

My recommendation? Keep the cellar door closed tight, and when you do give him the daily  hour in the yard to relax from those full days of creation, keep an eye one him. He is prone to escape, and he is much smarter then he looks.
Like that's very hard…

 

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