Yeah, I guess I overreacted a bit there. I just hate to see how most cartoons today are terrible.
And once again, if you knew anything about me after the 2 months I’ve been on here, you would know that I’m slow. That’s my claim to fame here. Posted in Pony general V like on the 6th page, missed 2 weeks’ worth of episodes and it took me 2 more weeks to catch up, still haven’t watched Dragon Quest, joins discussions after they’re already over, posts when no one’s on, etc. I pride myself that I’m the most reliable unreliable person I know.
Hey, that actually wasn’t that bad. I guess terrible shows can be funny sometimes too. Yeah, I’ll admit that I am prone to bashing things that I really don’t know much about. Ponies for one thing.
But 1 funnyish sketch doesn’t make the entire show any good. Family Guy is a hit and miss show, and most of the time, it’s miss. Which makes it terrible. This is even moreso. From the portion of one episode of Mad that I saw, it was terrible. And that led to my pointless and stupid rant up there in that post.
Those 3 minutes in that clip did make me squirm in my seat a bit. Sure, the shout-out was decent, and they seemed to be commending bronies. But it was too all over the place, and like I said, referencing as much pop culture references you can is terrible. The voice acting was bad, the animation was worse (although I suppose that’s part of the charm of the show). The jokes did work, and Pinkie’s impression was spot on accurate. However, it didn’t have any sort of flow. It went all over the place. First you have this English guy who wants to save Pinkie Pie, and then you have the war, and then you have Adventures of Tin Tin, and then some more stuff. It seems highly reminiscent of the “movie” parody movies, and we all know how bad those are.
I still adhere to my view that the writers are terrible, although I suppose that they wouldn’t need to be castrated, since hey, we gotta give them a chance right? It really isn’t that hard to derive humour from parodies. There are funny parodies, and there are good ones.
Or maybe it’s just not my brand of humor. And judging from the rather low reviews of the show as a whole, most people don’t like it either.
Apologies if there is still some rage in this post. I hate when I go off on rants and bashings, but I always seem to do it. If only I could go back in time and tell myself not to post…
Also, I found the contract thing with Hasbro.
I quote: "OK, so here’s the down low… A while ago, When Tara Strong first started trolling/loving Bronies, I approached her about possibly voicing an animated short for us, offering payment and everything. She saw some of my older MLP animations and really seemed to love the idea, but told me that she couldn’t be hired to voice her MLP character outside of her contract with Hasbro/SAG. So that’s it right? No animation… Then all of the sudden, BAM! VocalTwit: The holy alternative! "
Unless I’m getting something wrong here, Tara breached the contract. She clearly was hired to do her MLP character outside of her contract with Hasbro/SAG.
Either Hasbro is really lenient with their contracts, or Tara was just trolling the guy. Which makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
One day I’m going to start a comedy TV show. Seems easy enough. You don’t need a lot of talent or actually be funny, you just need to know about every facet of popular culture there ever is. Reference them all multiple times in your show, fill it up with pointless gags, go nowhere with the jokes, reused said jokes over and over, reference pop culture some more, get cancelled a few times, get uncancelled because of fans, get 2 spinoff shows which are the exact same thing and completely take over Fox’s airtime, and make $100 million.
Seems like a good idea.