"Buying half a season for what you would pay for a full season of any other show just encourages the jackasses who put this together to do it again. Wait until the price drops then buy."
Please release the full seasons
Ross A. Miller | Wisconsin | 11/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This review wil not be helpful to other readers, but I just wanted to voice my displeasure with the repeated release of half seasons. This is an unacceptable format and is just one little screw you that the target audience of the show (college age - 35 year old males) will put up with for awhile. This will and has inspired resentment in friends of mine and has caused them to view recent seasons more harshly. This is still a great show, but when half a season costs $39.99, the listed price, that means the price of a full season would be 80$. With other shows, such as the simpsons, selling COMPLETE seasons for 20$ it makes it dificult to shell out cash for another half season of Family Guy. The goodwill the show has built up with its hilarity won't last much longer when it continually screws its fans. Either release full seasons or sell the half seasons at $20 or less.
In summary buy this DVD if you love Family Guy, which I do, but beware that your only getting half a season. You may want to buy some Simpsons seasons instead and get twice the length of entertainment."
Episode list (I always wish I knew before I bought)
Paul W. May | New Bern, NC | 10/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always wanted to know what episodes I was looking to buy, so here. Hope this helps.
Stewie Loves Lois - Lois saves Rupert and Peter gets a prostate exam.
Mother Tucker - Peter's mom starts dating TV's Tom Tucker.
Hell Comes to Quahog - Meg gets a job at a store just like "Wal-Mart."
Saving Private Brian - Stewie and Brian join the Army.
Whistle While Your Wife Works - Lois has to help an injured Peter at work. This is also the first episode with Jillian.
Prick Up Your Ears - Lois teaches sex ed at Meg's school.
Chick Cancer - Peter makes a chick-flick. Stewie and Olivia reunite.
Barely Legal - Meg falls for Brian. Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland become policemen.
Road to Rupert - Brian and Stewie go to Aspen to save Rupert. Meg becomes Peter's personal driver.
Peter's Two Dads - Peter accidentally kills his "father" and learns that his REAL father is an Irish drunk.
The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou - Stewie gets his tan on. Peter becomes a bully.
Airport '07 - Peter gets Quagmire fired, so he must get him rehired.
Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey - Peter and Bill Clinton partake in shenanigans. Lois has a "meeting" with Clinton.
All good episodes, especially Whistle While Your Wife Works, Peter's Two Dad's, Tan Aquatic..., and Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey. Enjoy."
I've gotta echo the negative sentiments here
N. Cassidy | New York, NY United States | 09/20/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I think the show is still quite funny, and almost all of the episodes in this set are worth having, but come on. Thirteen episodes for $40? That's absurd. Especially for a show that owes its resurrection to supporting fans and DVD sales. This is a spit in the face. They should be selling 4 discs for the price of two, not the other way around. They should be making Dane Cook look like Kurt Cobain as far as fan appreciation goes. They shouldn't be selling a three-disc set (that should, by all rights be a two-disc set, as the third is entirely special features that would've fit onto the other two quite easily, thus saving the packaging fees) for an outrageous sum. This is another egregious misstep after the "movie" debacle, in which they strung three episodes together, tossed a few curse words in, and marketed it as an uncensored, saturnalian romp. It's ridiculous and unfair."
Hilarious but only 13 episodes? No way man!
Francisco Javier Nunez | Somewhere in Florida, United States | 11/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Family Guy Vol. 5 is as hilarious as ever but what's certainly not funny is the price. For a retail price of $39.99 you get just 13 22-minute episodes making it a not-so-good deal. Sure quality is more than quantity, but quantity still counts. Regardless this volume contains some very funny episodes but you may want to the consider the overpricing before you buy it."