Like many times, this thought was inspired by a conversation on Facebook.
Time for a debate. If you could eliminate one sci-fi / fantasy / Comic book universe from fandom in general which one would it be and why?
Family Guy. The humor is shock for shock's sake, it promotes abuse on women (Meg), it turns literally anything into a cliche, and it's only around because Seth MacFarlane had a hangover which caused him to miss his flight on 9/11.
Plus they're really problematic on LGBT issues
Agreed. It runs it's course and stops being entertaining.
I haven't watched the show for five years.
I liked the show at first. After a while I would watch through painful humor for one of two good laughs. About March 2011 they released the episode "Hand that Rocks the Wheelchair" where evil Stewie cuts a woman in half. After that I was like "Done!" I didn't watch it for almost two years after that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5reFMrtytTk
What was ironic, I actually gave the show another chance in 2012 while in Kuwait and Family Guy was on in the MWR recreation center. They had an episode with a cat, and I missed my cat. So naturally when Peter kills the cat I regretted the time wasted on the show and was REALLY done after that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT40KQiJEFk
The above two were the two I had issue with. Other people have had issues with other occurrences in the show such as those listed by friends 2-4 above. believe in freedom of speech and not advocating the cancellation of Family Guy, but I will say other shows were cancelled for much less.