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This season of Family Guy promises to deliver more evil chicken and more evil monkey than ever before, including some of your favourite characters Brian, Stewie, Meg, Lois, Peter, Joe, Cleveland, Quagmire and many more. This includes the acclaimed 100th episode in which Stewie kills Lois, Or does he? These episodes promise to keep you Laughing more than you ever thought you could with there endless jokes and punchlines (the guys who think these up must be geniuses) With such episodes as: Padre de Familia, in which Peter finds he's Mexican and technically an illegal immigrant and ends up working for his wifes dad as a illegal immigrant worker, Boys do cry, where the whole family have to move to Texas to avoid The towns people thinking Stewie is the Devils spawn and have to wait till the town has forgotten about Stewie sort of being the devil. It is very hard to explain if you haven't seen Family Guy before but if you like comedy in every way possible this is the show for you and oh yes i forgot to mention it was a cartoon! And even some special features to keep you entertained!
Family Guy Season 7 was a bit of a turnaround from the lacklustre episodes of the last couple of seasons. This is definately not the best season out there. Season 3 and 4 are much more entertaining and provide plenty more laughs.
The first disc contains just 5 episodes and my two favourite from this disc are No Meals on Wheels and Boys Do Cry.
No Meals on Wheels is the first episode on the disc and in this episode Peter bys a full body set of pyjamas but after constantly shocking his family with the static electricity he builds up when sliding along the floor Lois takes up the carpets to find a coin with $50,000. With the money the family opens up a restaurant which soon becomes the haunt of Qauhog's disabled community to the annoyance of Peter. This episode starts of well with Peter's antics in his new pyjamas but it is more a case of the best of the worst on this first disc.
The season has just 12 episodes which makes it feel like FOX want to make as much money over here by limiting the amount of episodes in each dvd season released. In America the episodes come from their fifth and sixth season which begs the question why dont they release those same seasons on dvd over here with more episodes making them more value for money.
The second disc is an improvement on the first and has 7 episodes. It contains the best 2 episodes of the season and two of the best recent episodes of Family Guy. Stewie Kills Lois (the shows 100th episode) and Lois Kills Stewie are must see Family Guy episodes for any fan of the series.
In the first episode Stewie is ridiculed by Brian who is adament that Stewie will never go through with his plan to kill Lois. With Peter and Lois on a cruise Stewie takes his oppurtunity to finally kill Lois. With it almost certain that he has gotten away with his crime he continues his plan for world domination but only one person is capable of stopping him.
These two episodes are a highlight of a below par effort from the makers of Family Guy and I hope that things improve in the next season. Overall the better episodes of this season manage to make the purchase worthwhile but if Family Guy continues in this fashion it could drive away its fanbase.
Family Guy season 7 is currently £10.98 on amzon which is good value for money and I wouldnt pay to much more than that for this season.
Am I one of the few people who has actually gone off Family Guy now? I loved the first three seasons, which were a refreshingly cutting approach to the genre, with no subject or taboo being off limits, but after its cancellation and resurrection, things just weren't the same. Admittedly, Seasons 4 and 5 were still pretty good with only the odd dud episode, but Six was a bust, and this, the Seventh season, is evidence of a TV show absolutely running on empty.
The problem is that the show is so insistent to rely on formula now, and McFarlane thinks that by drawing attention occasionally to how formulaic the show is with postmodern asides mentioning the criticism, that this somehow negates them, simply because they are aware of it. It doesn't, however, and this is by far the worst season of the show, with cheap gags throughout and a depressingly low laugh ratio.
It's frustrating that the show relies on such formula, and my main problem is that unfunny jokes are stretched out far too long far too often; someone will fall over, and then be grabbing themselves for 2-3 minutes before we cut to something else, and this simply ISN'T FUNNY. It's self-indulgent and cheap, and shows a real lack of care for your audience. There are a few timely jokes in there, such as a rather clever parody of Christian Bale's hissy fit on the Terminator Salvation set, but not enough of this to really make this season worth watching.
The problem is also the ridiculous reliance on pop culture references without a well-developed story around it; anyone with a half-decent knowledge of pop culture could write an episode of this season, and it'd probably be just as good as what's on the screen here.
If you liked the previous seasons, avoid this botch job.
Family guy (created by SethMcfarlane) has been one of my favourite adult cartoons since its debut on 20th December 1998. I was still a nipper at school then and remember rushing home to watch the first episode. From then on ive found it to be a consistantly funny show with a slew of jokes based around "remember when i did this" or "like when that happened". For me it certainly earns its place among the "big 3" along with the simpsons and futurama.
However i have found since series 5, family guy has been going down hill.Its like Seth Mcfarlane can no longer be bothered, with some of the more recent episodes failing to tickle anything let alone a funny bone.
Series 7 for me epitamises this slump in the teams creative juices and at times you can almost visualise them sat round a table banging their heads against it while they desperately scrabble enough ideas together to fill up another show.
There is however one exception, and that comes in the rippling slab of comedy that is "Stew-roids". Now, as you have almost certainly deduced for yourself this outing sees the matricidal, megalomaniachal infant turn to steroids after he is imasculatingly pummeled by a little girl. Meanwhile Chris has become cool and is dating connie d'amico, only to dump her at a party so he can go out with two other girls.
My favourite bit by far is when Stewies coming up the stairs and confronts Brian, and the resulting scene is possibly the most quoted thing in my household (i just happen to have the good fortune to live with a number of other family guy freaks : P ).
The worst episode in my opinion is "420" which sees Brian campaign and succeed in legalising Marijuana, with a lame song thrown in for good measure. it was whilst watching this episode that i realised how strained the writers must have been for new and funny ideas.
I would say that series 7 as a whole is pretty disappointing, my reccomendation to anyone would be stop at series 5 otherwise it could mar your opinion of the show.
Family guy is back and better then ever! even though it has be cancelled a couple of times it is back and hopefully will be staying!
The griffins getting up to their everyday hectic lives is greater then ever.
Season 7 contains some of the best episodes of family guy that i have ever seen! i cant believe that the quality of this cartoon is still going long and strong!
There is a bit of confusion is which episodes are actually on this season because there have been a few dotted around the internet which arent on the season.
Below is a list of episodes on season 7:
No Meals On Wheels
Boys Do Cry
No Chris Left Behind
It Takes A Village Idiot, And I Married One
Meet The Quagmires
Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air
Stewie Kills Lois
Lois Kills Stewie
Padre De Familia
These episodes are timeless and i have watched them again and again without getting bored!
Family guy may not be for you because of its outragous language jokes and behavior, but if you dont take things seriously and like a good laugh then dont hesitate in buying this!
Family Guy is really not to everyone's taste. I sit there in stitches of laughter whilst my Dad sits there in stony silence.
I have been a Family Guy fanatic since Season 1 and own all the DVDs. I simply love the fact that it is quite fringe and I often sit there laughing at thinking ' I should NOT be laughing at that, its sick'
The DVD consists of three disks, the first two being Family Guy episodes and the third being special features (deleted scenes, 100th episode special, Family Guy Live etc)
No Meals on Wheels.
An old coin is found under the Griffins carpet which turns out to be worth a fortune. They decide to use the money to open a restaurant, which Peter invites Joe to come to and to bring all his friends, thinking it will give Restuarant a cool reputation. However, he is less than impressed when Joe turns up with a truck load of paraplegics and issues a "no legs, no service" policy.
Boys Do Cry.
Stewie vomits up wine after drinking it in church, which leads the people of Quohog to think he is possessed. The family flee to Texas to hide out until the fuss dies down.
No Chris Left Behind.
Chris is expelled for being too dumb. He does off to attend his Grandfathers posh school but hates it. Meanwhile The Chicken comes back for revenge on Peter!
It Takes a Villiage Idiot and I Married One.
Lois runs against Mayor Adam West and wins the election. The reason for her running is because she wants to clean up Quohog lake. However, she soon becomes corrupt!
Meet The Quagmires.
Peter convinces Death to send him back in time to live out his glory days, however in doing so he alters the future and finds Lois married to Quagmire and he is married to Molly Ringwald! He has to go back in time (again) to win her back.
Movin' Out (Brian's Song)
Brian moves in wth his thick girlfriend, but struggles to pay the rent. So Stewie moves in to help pay it.
Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking on Air
Joe undergoes leg transplant surgery and suddenly has a new lease on life. He finds some new friends and dumps Peters, Cleveland and Quagmire. So they decide they need to 're-cripple' him.
Stewie Kills Lois - 100th Episode.
Brian buys Lois a cruise for her birthday and she goes off with Peter. Stewie decides he will kill Lois for not taking him.
Lois Kills Stewie.
Lois comes back from the dead just as Peter is being sentenced for her murder and points the finger at Stewie. After killing Cleveland he decides to play out his ultimate goal of world domination - and it doesn't quite go to plan!
Peter becomes obsessed with having a mustache, which is burnt off when he saves a man from a fire at McBurgertown. To show their gratitude he gets free burgers for life and suffers a stroke.
Padre De Familia.
After going to a Veterans day parade Peter becomes extremely patriotic - only to find that he is a mexican immigrant. He has to learn how the life of an immigrant works.
Brian and Stewie pull an insurance job. Meg goes into a coma after being told to get Peters beer from the fridge. When she comes too he vows to be the best Dad possible but actually scares away her first real boyfriend.
Seth Mcfarlene is brilliant as the voices of Peter, Quagmire, Brian and Stewie as always.
The drawings seem to improve every series and the characters look more crisp.
Seth McFarlene is on form with this latest series. Shocking, crass and as weird and random as ever - it's a must have for all Family Guy fans!
I am an avid fan of Family Guy and when series 7 was released I hurried to buy it. I had watched many of them before but I still brought it as i thought it was just as funny as ever.
Family Guy is a long running TV series featuring an American Family with 6 main characters. Two parents, 3 children and an educated talking dog.
This will be my only review of the family series as although I have them all I feel it i would just be repeating myself. All series are similar really, if anything they increase in humour. All I can say is that Family Guy is amazing, they are witty and an episode has never failed to make me laugh.
The boxsets retail for about £25 and are available from Amazon UK. In my opinion these prices are very reasonable and well worth the investment. The only downside is that there is only 12 episodes in the boxset.
This is a show that you will either love or hate. You will either appreciate the politically incorrect, irreverent, random often offensive comedy or not. Personally I love it, and find it to be one of the funniest programmes on TV today. Season seven contains some of the funniest episodes that family guy has produced so far as far as I am concerned. I particularly recommend Mcstroke and Peter's daughter. One of the downsides of this season is that that only 12 episodes are included but virtually all of them are hilarious and can be watched again and again. The comedy is very random and criticisms often levied at this show such as the fact that the plots often don't make sense and that the flashbacks add nothing to the story are true, but nothing can escape the fact that this programme is simply hilarious. It is not all shallow random comedy however and some serious and valid political statements are made such as highlighting the way migrant workers are often undervalued in the episode Oadre De Familia. If you don't take this show at all seriously you are almost guaranteed hours of entertainment.
Running time: 260 minutes
Family Guy always gets me laughing. I have all the series and have to say that I have watched them all several times. Whenever there is nothing on TV and I fancy watching something light, easy to watch and extremely entertaining I will put family guy on and no matter how many times I see it and I know what is coming it always makes me laugh.
So it's not to everyones taste and a lot of people just don't get it but thats the beauty, a lot of the gags your not supposed to get that is why they are funny. They are funny because it is so random, bizzare and twisted.
It's amazing what they get away with so cheeky but hilarious at the same time. The mad talking baby who swore to take over the world and has issues with his sexuality. The talking alcholic dog who is in love with louis i could go on all day.
The bottom line is that this programme is like a mixture of the simpsons and south park and it works so well.
It will make you laugh and your jaw will drop as you just can't believe they said that.
This is my favourite series yet i think the last couple of series were definately the worst but still pretty funny and if you are a fan you will still buy them.
Its so hard to describe this dysfuntional family but i guess its the modern day simpsons, which I am finding to get a little boring now!
I don't buy the new Family Guy Seasons to often as there normally about £25.99 each. However, I bought Season 7 about a week after it came out due to a recommendation from my friend.
And I have to say, it was a good choice. I have seen about 5 out of the 7 seasons released in the UK, and Season 7 is possibly the best one yet. The thing I like most about the new season is the 100th episode specials. These extra features include; Family Guy 100th epidsode special, Family Guy Live, the making of the 100th episode, Deleted scenes and more.
Personally I think that putting Family Guy Live on the season is a bit of a waste as its really boring to watch. However, the 100th episode special is just fantastic. It features the best moments from the 100 Family Guy's made so far: Brilliant!
The rest of the episodes keep up the good standard as well. Even the evil monkey and another peter vs chicken fight is on it. The ony dissappointing part of the Season is that there is ony 12 episodes across 3 discs.
However, since the Season cost around £10 now, I would strongly recommend it. Providing you're the kind of person that likes comedy.
I personally thought that after season 4, Family Guy started slipping. Season 5 and 6 were even too random for this show and half the jokes caused me confusion rather than laughter...
Nonetheless, Seth MacFarlane has brought it back and improved on the previous two seasons. There are only twelve episodes (on three discs) which is pretty short but it's also a cheap boxset, so you're not getting less for your money. Even though, it would have been nicer to have a few more episodes because it's a great season and some that I will end up watching over and over are Stewie Kills Lois, Lois Kills Stewie and Boys Do Cry.
The jokes are the same classic Family Guy but they're slightly more sophisticated now. There's still the edging-on-sue-worthy jokes such as insults about celebrities, races, sexuality etc. but it's really not to be taken seriously, just like South Park (who arguably take it a little too far). Peter is still my favourite and then Stewie and both are hilarious in this season. I didn't find Peter as funny in the sixth season so I'm glad he's back on form! I'd like to think there are less episodes because more time was put into each one after some disappointing episodes previously.
For only £9.98, this season is definitely worth it, even if it is shorter than normal and if you loved seasons one to four of Family Guy, then this won't disappoint.
I used to be a massive fan of Family Guy, and own most of the box sets for the earlier series, but since I'd felt that the quality had gone down a bit in series 5 and 6, I wasn't too enthusiastic about watching the seventh season. That was, however, until I had a night with very little to do, and so decided to borrow this DVD set from my friend, in the hope that it was better than I was expecting it to be. Fortunately, I feel that this latest series was a return to form on behalf of the Family Guy writers, and so am happy to give Family Guy: Series 7 a the following positive review.
Family Guy is a cartoon series made by Seth MacFarlane, who also made American Dad. Family Guy has become famous throughout many parts of the world for its satirical comedy and occasional downright offensiveness, and it is a show that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Many people have called it a cheap copy of The Simpsons, and whereas I agree that if it weren't for The Simpsons, then Family Guy would probably not exist, but that doesn't mean that they are not very different from each other and are aimed at a different audience. Whereas The Simpsons is predominately a show for children which can also be enjoyed by adults, Family Guy is more a show for adults which can be enjoyed by teenagers and children.
Family Guy is, unsurprisingly, about an American family living in Quahog, Rhode Island in the present day. The main character, Peter, is the father of the family, and his frequent bouts of stupidly and bizarre actions make for stress and trouble for his family, but entertainment for the viewer. His wife, Lois, is a beautiful housewife, who despite having several small jobs throughout the show, spends most of her time at home. They have three children: Meg, the older teenager, who is unfortunately fairly ugly and is Peter and Lois's least favourite child; Chris, a younger teenager, who is a lot like his father yet entertaining in his own way; and Stewie, the diabolic one year old baby hell bent on killing his mother and taking over the world, and who also speaks with a standard English accent, despite his age and nationality. The family is completed by Brian, the dog, who can talk and walk on his hind legs, and is the most well-educated and sensible one in the family, and who has been in love with Lois for many years. Like many other cartoon series, despite the show now being in its seventh series, the characters have not aged at all since its beginning, though there are occasional flashbacks to the past. Despite now being very popular, Family Guy was cancelled after its second series several years ago, but was brought back due to impressive DVD sales, and now is going strong and shows no sign of stopping.
So, the Seventh Series. After loving the first four series but being unsure of the quality of the fifth and sixth, I am very happy that season seven was very enjoyable viewing and has regained its earlier quality and entertainment value. This series contains twelve episodes, each lasting 20-25 minutes, and I don't feel that there is a weak link among them. There are many original episode ideas and storylines, as well as repeated jokes and features for the benefit of long time fans of Family Guy. If you liked the previous six series, you will be happy to see the reappearance of the giant fighting chicken, Death, creepy old man Herbert, as well as all the usual regular characters. There are many of the expected bizarre moments, and even if there's an episode which you're not finding amazing, you will still find yourself laughing at least a few times during the episode if not more.
In conclusion, I loved this series of Family Guy, and am very impressed that it has appeared to come back to its original high quality. I am worried that by the eighth series it will have run out of steam somewhat, but even if it has, that doesn't mean that it won't be less enjoyable to watch DVDs of old series such as this one. This DVD will be available from all good DVD shops, and online from sites such as Amazon and HMV, though it's a good idea to shop around to find the best deal. I would recommend this box set to most people, so unless you have seen Family Guy in the past and hated it, give this series a go.
Family Guy has been cancelled twice now and brought back due to popular demand; the mixture of humour, family and anything rude and crude has proved a success and this seventh series does not disappoint.
For anyone who has never seen Family Guy: Family Guy is based around the Griffin family. Head of the household is Peter, officially retarded but loveable in his own disgusting way. Then there is his long suffering wife Lois who tries very hard to keep her family together. They have three children together; Chris who is an overweight teenager and isn't the sharpest tool in the box. Meg is their older daughter who seems to be hated by everyone. Then there is the baby Stewie, easily one of the most popular characters on the show. In what other show would you find a homicidal baby with plans to kill his mother and become dictator to the world? They have a dog called Brian who just happens to talk and is a boderline alcoholic. Watching the interaction between Brian and Stewie is one of the most entertaining parts of the series, constantly picking on each other but with homosexual undertones. Other characters include neighbours Quagmire, Cleaveland and Joe, the Fighting Chicken, the Evil Monkey (who lives in Chris's cupboard) and Herbert the Pervert (has to be seen to be belived).
Series 7 has 12 episodes, including the 100th episode special.
The most entertaining episodes are easily Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie in my opinion...fascinating to finally watch Stewie carry through his long time threat..or does he? Other great moments include seeing Quagmire married to Lois, Joe walking again and the appearence of George Bush's y-fronts. Long time fans of the series will be glad to see references to previous episodes including the Fighting Chicken but you do not have to have been a fan to enjoy this DVD.
Although series 7 is entertaining and won't disappoint it lacks the clever humour of the first few series'. Family Guy is a lot more controversial in this series, possibly as a result of the cancellations and complaints the programme has received. Unless you are easily offended do not let this put you off. Family Guy is still very funny, controversial and well worth the money.
If you are a family guy fan, this series doesn't disappoint. Pushing the boundaries of obscenity to the limits... if you offend easily don't watch!
What I love about the show is the complete and utter randomness, it makes no sense whatsoever but is so addictive and highly watchable.
There is alot of sexual humour and toilet humour and sometimes foul language so the rating of '15' should be taken into consideration!!
This series focuses on rivalry and fights. For example: Peter and the chicken, Louis and stewie. But this makes for great entertainment and the fighting scene between peter and the chicken is absolutely hilarious (if you're a family guy type of person). Throughout watching this series I was in stitches. Some of the things are outrageous but what the heck. If you're a fan this is another for your collection. If you've never seen family guy and think you have the stomach for it... give it a go.
If you're easily offended, under the age of 15 or not a fan... dont!