(Yes I know there are not three Ls in Taco Bell thats a part of the joke)
Paramore has a song for every emotion I have ever felt.
This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
This perfectly sums up why I don’t like Family Guy.
This. ALL of this.
Gerard’s different drawings for The Black Parade
[X] Save Rock and Roll (VEVO Tour Exposed)
Please do not remove the caption or repost.
- Aries- The Phoenix
- Taurus- Grand Theft Autumn
- Gemini- Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
- Cancer- A Little Less 16 Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
- Leo- “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”
- Virgo- Sugar, We’re Goin Down
- Libra- America’s Suitehearts
- Scorpio- Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today
- Sagittarius- Thnks fr th Mmrs
- Capricorn- Fame < Infamy
- Aquarius- Dance, Dance
- Pisces- 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
Steal His Look: Andy Hurley
Real D 3D glasses ~ $50.00 (assuming you saw a movie and bought food)
Cool Emoji ~ $600
Tattoos ~ like ur life savings
luke: “you know, i’m not the biggest cat fan”
My thesis when I eventually get into higher degrees:
"Listen here motherfuckers, Pluto doesn’t have enough mass to dominate its orbit, it’s a KBO, build a bridge and get the fuck over it."