ixcuincle wrote:Robin Williams is not funny
Actually, it seems you're definitely not alone on that one. I still disagree, at his best I think he is actually funny. He hasn't done an outstanding movie for a while but he did have some good ones in the 90s and what I've seen of his stand-up has been good. He was great in a guest appearance on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
, too. His shtick can admittedly get old though and like Bill Cosby before him, he gone from the one making the jokes to being the punchline because the act hasn't aged well or changed enough through the years.
But even if the critique isn't off-base...should Family Guy really be the ones to make it, time and time again? They're ripping on him for being simplistic, repetitive and stale, but the same could be said of Family Guy's last five seasons and in my view, this segment. How many times have they taken a shot at Robin Williams now? How many times did they repeat the same basic joke and swipe in that segment? You could argue that it's intentional to make their point, but I think that's giving the frat boys way too much credit.
Bottom line, I thought it was a weak segment. It certainly doesn't help that I don't loathe Robin Williams as they and a lot of people seem to but even so, enough is enough. The point has been made. It's time to move on and make their own jokes, prove that they're actually better than the people they're ripping on, because the last five years of the show say otherwise.
I quite liked the first and third segments. A lot of obvious and tired jokes about British stereotypes in the first one, but they did make it work. The third segment was a good one to end on, being the strongest and most creative of the three. Stewie riding underneath the car was one of my favourite parts and they ended the episode on a really good joke with Lois' and Peter's sex represented by the lumberjacks in Stewie's dream. It reminded me of the "It's good to have land" squeaking rocking chair joke from the first revival episode, though I'd say this one was better. Overall, I'd say fairly good except for the second act which I just didn't enjoy.
The final episode though, "Internal Affairs"? Terrible, just terrible. Really, another chicken fight? I didn't much care for the first one and now we're up to the fourth. How fresh! Again, they shouldn't be knocking anyone else for being repetitive when they do stuff like this. If you liked it, fine, but for me it dragged on way too long, we've seen it all before and it just turned the entire first act into a snoozefest. For me there was no chance of the episode recovering after that, not a bad idea for a plot but it was an afterthought thanks to half the episode being taken up by filler. Not a fan of that one at all. Season ends with a thud for me.