Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Family Guy Runs Out Of Pop Culture References

In a stunning blow to the popular Fox animated series, creator Seth MacFarlane announced yesterday that Family Guy has run out of pop culture references.  "This is unfortunate, but we realized about a year ago we were getting low on original references to '80s movies, recent hit songs, and dead celebrities."  The show has been reduced to making references to obscure art films from the 1970s, 17th Century French poets, and up-and-coming Icelandic comedians.  In a recent episode, Peter Griffin, after coming down with the flu, remarks, "Well, this isn't as bad as the time Francois de Malharbe and I caught a disease at the siege of La Rochelle." 
In order to fill time, Kool-Aid Man will break through a wall yelling, "Oh yeah!," at least three times an episode.  In addition, jokes about the Jews and the Holocaust that betray an uncomfortable familiarity with Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion will increase by 15%.  Cutaway gags beginning with "This reminds me of that one time . . ." from the first four seasons will also be recycled more frequently.

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