hello all, i am homor sampson, you may remember me from such hits as the long running tv show "the sampsons" or the hit movie based on the tv show "the sampsons movie" or the video game based on the hit tv show "the sampsons: hit and file insurence charges"
but in all seriousness im here to review a dvd, not to make an elaborate parody of the simpsons.
(and by elaborate, i mean shitty)
in this blog post i will review "family guy: the freakin' sweet collection" and spoiler alert: its not that sweet.
well, first of all this dvd is NOT a box set, so no, it doesn't have a seasons worth of episodes.
second, this dvd only contains five episodes and one short.
The episodes on the disc include:
When You Wish Upon a Weinstein
Road to Rhode Island ("Uncensored" version)
To Love and Die in Dixie
I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar
all the episodes are pre comeback, before the show was canceled and un-canceled.
the problem with that? this is debateable but in my humble opinon all the best episodes are post comeback.
the gimick to this dvd is that the episodes on this dvd were the handpicked favorite episodes of the creators.
that and it had a banned episode on it "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" but, that episode is no longer banned so its basicly just, an episode.
it also had a deleted sence from "Road to Rhode Island", but i swear to Odin i saw it on adult swim before.
it also has new commentary, so thats kinda cool, and one of the commentarys is a big skit between brain and stewie.
i guess every episode on the dvd should be reviewed individualy.
When You Wish Upon a Weinstein-
this episodes kinda funny, it has some good jokes and a decent plot.
one thing about this episode is that it was once cut from fox because the song about the jewish peter sung contained the line "even though they killed my lord" when the episode first aried on adult swim it was changed to "i don't think they killed my lord"
its nice to hear a deleted line, but its just not on par with a deleted sence.
this episode also has NO COMMENTARY, you read that right, unless you read that as "BLAGRBLAHBLUBLAHBLAH I WANT TO SQUEEZ YO' GIRLFREINDS TITS BOOLGBLARGHBLAHBAHBOO!" in that case you should consider suicide.
but seriously, no commentary was added to this episode, and that really pissed me off, did they think that just bcause it was banned that they can get away with that shit? well now its not even banned anymore, and im sorry but one cut line can't make up for an entire episode of commentary.
decent episode, nothing too funny, lacks commentary.
Road to Rhode Island ("Uncensored" version)-
ok, lets clear one thing up first, the "uncensorded" part of this episodeis the sence with osama bin laden that was cut out, ethier this episode aried before 9/11 and it was cut out then or wikipedia is an idiot liar and they were always cut out.
its just osama bin laden singing showtunes, nothing to cream your pants about, it was never on dvd but i swear to every god imagenable i saw it on adult swim.
anyway this episodes fair, nothing luagh out loud funny but it had some good momments, and if you're one of those fan-fiction freaks it has brain licking stewie in his sleep and stewie telling mr.griaffe to "get all the marmelade" during.
the commentary for this episode is just one big skit between brain and stewie, acting like real life actors, its not really a substitute for real commentary but its kinda funny
episode with commentary
episode without commentary
To Love and Die in Dixie-
this episodes ok to, nothing amazing, there are a few stand out jokes such as the jeff foxworthy joke and when peter gets covered in piss, but nothing too funny.
this is the first episode on the dvd to have any real commentary, so i have to give it credit there, but really the episode itself isn't the best episode ever.
I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar-
another episode that doesn't really stand out, but is still ok, this episode is the origin of the gif of stewie sucking peters boob, so yeah, thats kinda funny, and if fat mans tits getting sucked by babies turns you on i guess this episode...and years of intesne emothinaly painful therapy are for you.
this episode also has commentary from seth macfarlen or whatever and a writer and the chick from mad tv who does the voice of lois, and shes my favorite cast member so that makes it stand out.
this is the episode where the family beats the shit out of each other, a classic episode indeed and the real crown jewl of this dvd, but to be fair you can fin it on other family guy dvds so don't get to hasty.
the commentary is very intresting, seth explains where the term "leafers" comes from and his experiance with them as a child, as well as many other things that i would have to go on about every detail of this episode to explain.
the best episode on the dvd.
theres also the original pilot for american dad, but that isn't a family guy episode so i'll skip it, its the short version BTW.
so in summary, this dvd isn't all that freakin' sweet, its nice and all, but nothing incredible is on this dvd.
if you're a collecter of family guy dvds then i would by this episode to add to the collection.
but for everyone one else there really isn't much reason to buy this dvd, as it will just end up collecting dust in a matter of weeks.