Archive for March, 2009
Both The Family Guy and The Simpsons are Fox Network animated series, and for years each show has been taking on-screen jabs at the other. All in good fun, mostly, but last year an edited clip drew all kinds of fire from people who apparently don’t like to see Marge nearly raped or hear the entire Simpsons family shot to death. Here’s commentary by creator Seth MacFarlane, explaining the backstory of why the clip was banned on Fox.
Long story short: The Simpsons can make fun of Family Guy, but Family Guy can’t make fun of The Simpsons. Go figure. I’ve never been a fan of Family Guy, but I find it interesting that The Simpsons are too precious to be made fun of on their own network.
A last-minute editorial piece for Crave came through on Thursday, and I had to appear at least halfway knowledgeable about Alfred Hitchcock and his many, many films. Apparently I pulled it off: we hit the front page of Digg – my first time.
Here’s the piece: Five Classic Alfred Hitchcock Films.