Wednesday, October 21, 2009
TBG TV: FOX's Animation Domination – 10/18/2009
Sunday's Rankings (5-3-2-1 scoring)
(1) American Dad! ("Brains, Brains & Automobiles") - Best episode of the season, so far, with a steady stream of Roger-centric gags. But, it was the smaller moments (the fish bowl filled with vodka and "famous 10-day period") that won the night. By the way, this show doesn't lie: in college, I made the permanent switch from briefs to boxers and a social life soon followed. Take heed, dweebs!
(2) The Cleveland Show ("Birth of a Salesman") - Fine. I'm willing to concede that this show is growing on me. And, I'd admit it even without the Rickey Henderson reference in this week's episode. I'm not crazy about yet another closeted gay caricature on a Seth MacFarlane show, but this one isn't likely to be featured as much as "Stewie" or "Roger" on their respective programs.
(3) The Simpsons ("Treehouse of Horror XX") - Not a good sign when the two-minute opening sequence is the highlight of the entire episode. Simpsons traditionalists might not know this, but the last few Halloween "Treehouse" shows were pretty good. This time around, it all felt like familiar turf. And, don't tell me I needed to see "Dial 'M' for Murder" or "Sweeney Todd" or "28 Days Later…" in order to "get" it. I haven't seen 'em and I still "got" it. It just wasn't funny.
(4) Family Guy - Repeat. No points.
MVP - Rallo's emcee act during the "Don Rickels imitator" segment get him some lightly-read blog honors.
Quote of the Night (tie) - "And, now…introducing the girl who gets to third base faster than Rickey Henderson!", Rallo ("The Cleveland Show") and "Aw, Cleveland…you know I'm your Ryde or Die Bitch!", Donna ("The Cleveland Show")
The Simpsons – 15
The Cleveland Show – 12
American Dad – 11
Family Guy – 5