With the new South Park game, it’s great to see that humor has a place in gaming. Now Ted, the modern comedy classic by Seth MacFarlane, has gotten a slot game.
So Brian Griffin was killed on Family Guy. Then he came back. Fans were furious. And many are probably still furious, because it was a pretty manipulative thing to do to your audience. There’s an art to killing off a character in a story, and you have to play fair with your fans.
Several weeks ago, Family Guy killed off Brian Griffin. This shocked the show’s loyal fanbase, who took to Facebook in protest. Instead of marching in the streets, these days people take to the net to make their feelings known, and a lot of fans were not happy that Brian was killed off.
There were recent reports that a major character on The Simpsons will soon die on the show. The sad irony of this is that we just lost Marcia Wallace, the voice of one of my favorite characters on the show, Mrs. Krabappel. While we don’t know whether plans will still go forward to have a character on The Simpsons pass away, we did just lose a character on Family Guy, and fans aren’t too pleased about this.
Seth MacFarlane is one of those guys in television like JJ Abrams who always has a million things going on at once, and you wonder when either of them ever get any sleep. MacFarlane’s Family Guy empire is still going strong, and there’s a sequel in the works to Ted, one of the highest grossing comedies in history.
ALF, the story of a rather cantankerous puppet from another world, was shown on NBC for several years back in the 80s.
A creative genius like Seth MacFarlane just seems to keep creating new projects on a dime.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane wants to bring Star Trek back to television for a new generation of young fans and older Trekkies who fondly remember the original series, TNG, Voyager, DS9 and Enterprise.