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|Family Guy Vol 6|
Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Mike Henry
Directors: Brian Iles, Chris Robertson, Cyndi Tang-Loveland, Dan Povenmire, Dominic Polcino
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
America's first family of comedy is back with its sixth volume of hilarity and hi-jinx. — Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround Language: Dubbed: English / Subtitled: English, French, & Spanish Aspect Ratio: Full Screen... more »
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Season Vs. Volume confusion
Duck of Life | Georgia, USA | 11/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"People who are complaining that they left episodes off this set have a somewhat valid gripe. The thing is, the Family Guy series is sold in "volumes" as opposed to "seasons" like other shows (this was primarily done because of the short length of the first two seasons (volume 1 DVD)). The problem is that this made the volumes be one number behind the seasons (volume 2 is season 3, volume 3 is season 4, etc). Now it seems they have decided to put a certain number of episodes in each set, regardless of the season they were on. Family Guy Volume 5 has most of season 5 (as according to the season episodes list on [...] except the final five episodes. The volume 6 set starts with those five episodes and goes into season six from there, which is why some season 6 episodes are missing. I suspect they may be doing this to bring the "volume numbers" to be the the same as the "season numbers" so there's less confusion. I don't know for sure. But I'm fairly confident that the missing episodes from this set will be on Volume 7. Hope this helps people. While I don't necessarily trust the people who put out the DVDs, I do believe that Seth MacFarlane and the rest of the people behind the show would not allow the fans to lose out, especially sinc the fans are the reason the show came back with new episodes (a fact that MacFarlane always mentions)."
"I hate shows that cut away from the story for some bull$#*!
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 11/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Definitely the highlights of this volume are the incredible Stewie Kills Lois/Lois Kills Stewie episodes. I remember watching "Stewie Kills Lois" when it first aired and I was blown away (well not as blown away as Lois) and I couldn't wait for the conclusion after the courtroom cliffhanger. They were the debut of the season seven, right? (I can't keep track of which season is which on Family Guy anymore). Did you ever wonder what would happen if the Griffins actually knew Stewie's evil intentions? Well, you'll find out in these episodes without future episodes being jeopardized. Yes, things will return to "normal," but, as Stewie says, he hopes you'll enjoy the ride. I found it funny (and a little odd) that "Stewie Kills Lois" re-aired on Mother's Day. I have the Target special edition of this volume which includes a cool mini poster featuring those episodes. This volume also includes the last we'll see (I guess) of Brian's short lived romance with Jillian. I wish that were not the case because she was hilarious! Anyway, here is what you get with Volume Six:
"No Meals On Wheels"--The Griffins open up a restaurant. To boost the low turnout, Joe offers to make "Big Pete's House of Munch" the new hangout for his buddies...but not his cop buddies. That "Cripple Tron" was pretty stupid.
"Boys Do Cry"--Lois tries out for the new church organist (highlight: Herbert plays and sings "I Know What Boys Like") and when she gets the job, she forces her family to go to church. When Stewie spits up the communion wine, he's believed to be possessed by the devil, so the Griffins flee to a more tolerant part of the country...Texas. This was a good one until Gilbert Gottfried ended it on a stupid note.
"No Chris Left Behind"--Chris is expelled from James Woods High School for being the dumbest student. He ends up at his grandfather Pewterschmidt's alma mater Morningwood Academy, but is hazed for being poor. Highlight: Stewie as King Friday. Oh, and am I the only one who hates that fighting chicken?
"It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One"--While vacationing at Quagmire's cabin, the Griffins swim in a toxic lake. After an Amadeus parody (they sure grew back their hair fast), Lois is outraged when Mayor West tells her he is allowing oil companies to dump waste in the lake. Lois decides to run against him, but will she be just as susceptible to corruption?
"Meet The Quagmires"--In this "Back to the Future" parody, Peter gets death to let him go back in time to 1984 so he can have fun during his bachelor years. When he turns down Lois for a date, he finds he has changed the future. Peter is now married to Molly Ringwald and Lois is Mrs. Glenn Quagmire! Highlight: Peter keeps going back in time to fix his mistake and keeps making the same mistake (he makes Homer Simpson seem like a genius).
"Movin' Out (Brian's Song)"--Brian tries to prove he's serious about Jillian by moving in with her. Meanwhile, Meg gets a job at a convenience store, but when she gets Chris a job, she ends up fired while Chris and the boss talk movies all day. I didn't like the ending because I liked Jillian as Brian's airheaded girlfriend.
"Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air"--Ha! They got the title from "The Greatest American Hero." Highlights: Fred Flintstone confesses something shocking about Betty to Barney Rubble, Dr. Hartman and Mr. Pewterschmidt's voice comparison, frogs on vacation in Ethiopia. Out of guilt for holding Bonnie back, Joe undergoes an experimental procedure to get his legs back, but ends up walking out on his friends and family (get it? "walking out").
"Stewie Kills Lois"--Now for the highlight episodes of the season. Lois and Peter go on a cruise without Stewie. Stewie is so mad he threatens ruthless revenge, but Brian doesn't believe he really means it so he dares him to really go through with it. Stewie: "I did it! I killed her! She's dead! Ha, Ha, Ha!... [falls]... Ow! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!...Oh yeah, that's right." The cliffhanger to this episode is awesome!
"Lois Kills Stewie"--Stewie looks like he has finally taken over the world, but there is one last hurdle: the final showdown with Lois. I don't remember seeing the "Never Will Be Missed" musical number during the TV airing.
"Padre De Familia"--After a Veteran's Day parade, Peter becomes a rabid American patriot who goes on a campaign against all illegal aliens...until his mother gives him some shocking news.
"Peter's Daughter"--After Meg almost dies in a flash flood, Peter becomes overprotective, especially when she wants to date a young, handsome doctor (why he would want to date Meg is never explained). Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian fix up an old house.
"McStroke"--Peter joins the mustache lifestyle, which includes stepping in as a volunteer fireman and saving a man from a burning McBurgertown. Given a lifetime of free burgers, Peter eats so much he suffers a stroke and decides to sue the restaurant. His case is aided by a talking cow he finds in "Dacow." Included is a parody of those chase scenes from "The Monkees." Meanwhile, Stewie becomes the popular high school student, Zack Sawyer, but doesn't fare well at "Anal Point."
Special Features--OK, one episode on a DVD seems like a gyp, but there are a lot of extras on this disc. They include, and are not limited to, "Family Guy 100th Episode Special," "I'm Huge (and the babes go wild)" music video, "Family Guy Live-Just For Laughs," and my favorite part of the bonus features: "Deleted Scenes" of which there are lots."
Get your facts straight and learn to have a sense of humor a
Ryan Rowland | 11/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Seth is trying to rip us off! Why only 12 episodes?"
Here's the deal: I bought the first two volumes for about 40 dollars when they came out. I bought volume six for 25. What you get with the first two volumes are the episodes as they aired on TV. What you get with volume six are twelve episodes - the episodes as they were originally written and the television edits, both of which contain jokes not in the other edit.
You also get a ridiculous amount of other bonus features: just shy of 50 deleted scenes, the 100th episode special (which is hilarious), the Family Guy live feature, three animatic episodes which contain several differences from the final versions, commentaries on every single episode, and dozens of other extras and making of's. I spent the better part of a day watching the special features - there were VERY few special features on the early volumes.
I think paying 25 dollars for twelve episodes and a few HOURS of additional features is worth it, just as I think getting all episodes of season one or two with little extra scenes that got cut, commentaries on just a few episodes, etc. is worth 40.
If you're paying fourty dollars for this, you are getting ripped off.
"They aren't giving us the complete season!"
Keep in mind this is VOLUME Six - NOT SEASON Six. What is contained here is the last half of season five and the first half of season six. After listening to the commentary tracks, I'm lead to believe that the episodes being released like this is being done by someone above Seth & Co.
You're getting all the episodes. We'll get the last half of season six when Volume 7 is released. This isn't hard to understand.
"Why isn't Blue Harvest included? THEY'RE TRYING TO RIP US OFF!!!"
You knew it wouldn't be here. No one made you buy Volume Six.
The two Family Guy movies are movies and they are presented as such. Blue Harvest came with a decent amount of special features, and to cram it in here would have surely taken up another disc if the final edit, television edit, commentary track, and all the extras were to be included - thus bumping the set up about ten dollars, which is about how much you should be paying for Blue Harvest. So what's the point?
"I liked Family Guy, but then Seth made fun of Republicans/Bush/September 11th/The Simpsons/Christianity/my mom/whatever. It's too preachy!"
Because ALL great art should be safe, easy to understand, and should be able to be enjoyed by ALL people.
Get real, folks. Art is not about appealing to as many people as you possibly can. Saying something is too preachy usually means that your own beliefs are so weak and unstable that you feel threatened by others' beliefs.
I believe in practicing what you preach, supporting what you believe in, etc. but STOP TAKING YOURSELVES SO GOD DAMN SERIOUSLY. Learn to have a sense of humor about yourself and your beliefs. Family Guy has made several tasteless jokes, a few of which touch on personal issues for me, but I have a sense of humor about myself and can laugh at a good joke.
I know I've turned this into something other than a review. I like the show, I like Volume Six, but for God's sake - there is a lot if misinformation and stupidity in these reviews and someone needs to say something."
Still a good and funny show...problems with the DVD.
W. Foley | Canandaigua NY | 10/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just purchased this last night and I really do enjoy the unrated and uncut episodes. Even though I have watched all of these episodes on T.V I do like purchasing the DVDs to see the full episodes the way in which Seth McFarland & Co originally envisioned them. Yes, Family Guy is full of crude and irreverent humor poking fun at popular culture and everyone under the sun. I know that it is not everyone's cup O'tea, but if it is, you'll find much to laugh at. I still find the show funny and feel that they have not lost their sense of humor. Some of my all time favorite episodes are on this set.
I do not give this DVD set 5 stars because of a couple of facts. Yes, because they do not release the entire season is one of them. It does create a problem though. As long as we continue to buy them then Paramount will continue to do this. So, what are we to do? Just a little venting. Other than that the only problem I have with this set is that the sound doesn't seem mixed correctly. There are times for example, on the opening theme song, when Stewie sings his solo line "Laugh and Cry" is hardly audible. I wonder if this is a problem anyone else has?
Overall I am happy with this set and hope Family Guy continues for a long while.