Originally Posted by Call Me Darkman
People started hating on MacFarlane when Family Guy went from a cult hit to mainstream success. The same people who trash MacFarlane now are the same ones who 10 years ago thought he was better than Matt Groening.
For me, I didn't think he was better than Groening. The first three seasons of FG comprised some of the funniest moments ever on TV, and most of all, the humor had a point. But when Fox realized the show was a cash cow and revived it for good, the quality took a HUGE nosedive. Now I don't watch the new episodes anymore, it just isn't what it used to be. It relies too much on random, protracted pop-culture flashbacks that aren't funny, and shock humor just to push the FCC limit.
just doesn't look that funny.