Guy: Season 13
(2014 - 2015/Fox DVD Set)
B Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B
praised for its creative take on pop culture and the American family,
now ranked amongst the ''greatest animated TV series of all time.''
Now approaching its 14th
no signs of slowing down. The series has no true continuity, nor are
there many ''2 part'' episodes; but does have a plethora of call
backs to previous events, gags, and characters.
a special and almost shocking treat, Season
here on DVD kicks off with ''The
Parts 1 and 2. This was a special cross over episode where the
Griffin's end up in Springfield only to cross paths with the
Simpsons. The families essentially pair up as Peter joins Homer,
Stewie and Brian with Bart, Lois with Marge, Chris with Maggie, and
Meg with Lisa. There are also a plethora of guest stars (voices)
that appear throughout to only heighten this already landmark event.
The episode was a true blend of both worlds, allowing both to shine.
From its beginnings Family
criticized for being a knock-off of The
but here the creators of Family
wrote this episode) show their true admiration and respect for the
now classic series.
events throughout Season
but weren't limited to Meg being a foot fetish model, Joe writing a
children's book, Peter and Lois opening a cookie shop, a time travel
episode, the return of Jesus, and even Stewie carrying Brian's
series remains fresh, full of life, and pushes the boundaries of what
is appropriate for TV. Consistently offensive, yet inspiring Family
amongst the best series on television that allows us to laugh at and
question the ridiculousness of modern culture.
Simpsons Guy, Part 1 & 2
the Road to Springfield: The Making of "The Simpsons Guy"
Commentary on "The Simpsons Guy"
Commentary on "Turkey Guys"
Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure
Commentary on "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"
Commentary on "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent
Episode Animatic on "Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent
C & The Women
Commentary on "Once Bitten"
Commentary on "Roasted Guy"
DVD sets have FINALLY switched from the ''Volume System'' to the
''Season Set System,'' a mistake that was made early with the DVD
releases and finally managed to catch up. The technical features
this season are again similar (if not exactly the same) as the
previous several seasons/volumes on DVD. The picture is again
presented in a clean, clear, crisp 1.78 X 1 Widescreen that
demonstrates vibrant colors and a near pristine image. The sound is
a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track that is lively, getting the
job done without too many issues. A future upgrade to Blu-ray would
truly amp up all technical features; so here's to hoping for that and
perhaps a retroactive release of all previous seasons in one huge
set. The host of musical numbers remains full of lively action and a
packed orchestral back track that make Family Guy a rather
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