Thursday, October 8, 2009
TBG TV: FOX's Animation Domination – 10/04/2009
Sunday's Rankings (5-3-2-1 scoring)
(1) The Cleveland Show ("Da Doggone Daddy-Daughter Dinner Dance") - FOX is not off to a strong start on Sunday nights, but the hits here (the Kurt Cobain bit, Cleveland Jr. as Prince) trumped the misses (the Halle Berry bit, the "ghost-ride" thing).
(2) The Simpsons ("Bart Gets a 'Z'") - One of Bart's wacky antics goes too far with dire consequences for a secondary character. Yes, again. And, was I the only one who got the "Edna's Edibles" reference? God, I hope not.
(3) American Dad! ("Moon Over Isla Island") - Holy crap, that WAS Ricardo Montalbán as the diminutive dictator! His posthumous cameo couldn't save another episode of "Stan & Roger's Conjoined Shenanigans", though.
(4) Family Guy ("Family Goy") - Not knowing what this episode would be about, I caught the "Superfriends" opening and thought I'd struck the DC Comics fanboy satirical mother load. Instead, I got 30 minutes of never-before-explored Jewish jokes (They have hairy chests! They're tight with a buck! Who knew?!)
MVP - Despite looking like "a racial stereotype in a Ron Howard movie", Cleveland Jr. pretty much slayed as an aspiring bathroom attendant.
Quote of the Night - "You're SUCH a Pollyanna! I bet you kiss prostitutes.", Avery Bullock ("American Dad!")
The Simpsons – 8
The Cleveland Show – 6
Family Guy – 4
American Dad – 4