What was that about Family Guy ripping off the Simpsons?

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What was that about Family Guy ripping off the Simpsons?

Postby Chrono Crow » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:09 pm

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Postby James » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:02 pm

I think the theme's been explored quite a few times, but combined with the similarity of format I guess it is quite notable.
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Postby ntw3001 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:24 pm

I remember reading some rant by a guy who hated family guy, and he really went for everything he could think of. As one might expect, he called every reference 'plagiarism', but what really took the cake was when he pointed out the similarity between Family Guy Death and South Park Death. Seth McFarlane stole the 'cloak-and-scythe' look from South Park!

Actually, it might have been linked from this site. I don't remember at all, but half the non-Wikipedia stuff I read on the internet (I was reading about horseshoes the other day. Isn't that a hoot?) is probably from here.
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Postby James » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:39 pm

ntw3001 wrote:I was reading about horseshoes the other day. Isn't that a hoot?

That is definitely a hoot.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:45 pm

Goddamnit, must you British bastards ruin all of my threads?
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Postby James » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:50 pm

No, you have a good(ish) point. All I'm really saying is that when people get really up in arms about something copying something else, they often forget that in the history of fiction a whole load of ideas have been covered a whole load of times. What really matters is if anything new is brought in one specific rendition of it, I suppose.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:13 pm

James wrote:No, you have a good(ish) point. All I'm really saying is that when people get really up in arms about something copying something else, they often forget that in the history of fiction a whole load of ideas have been covered a whole load of times. What really matters is if anything new is brought in one specific rendition of it, I suppose.


I was mostly referring to Enty's post and your brilliant reply. But yeah, you're right.
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Postby sum yun gai » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:32 am

simpsons did it!! simpsons did it!!!
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Postby fanelian » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:47 am

Oh, come on, how many renditions have there been in which a character somehow ends up taking the place of Santa claus? There are just some ideas that are not really original but end up being played anyway in most shows. Death may have been too morbid for the Flinstons, but it's the same kind of thing, I believe.

And I also end up reading about the most strange and fascinating things through the links in this forum. So, thanks.
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Postby kupo » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:07 pm

James wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:I was reading about horseshoes the other day. Isn't that a hoot?

That is definitely a hoot.


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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:34 pm

kupo wrote:
James wrote:
ntw3001 wrote:I was reading about horseshoes the other day. Isn't that a hoot?

That is definitely a hoot.


hoot


I knew that's what that would be.
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