May 2, 2005

Family Guy Night

Sunday night was the premiere of the new season of “Family Guy.”

If you don’t know what “Family Guy” is, then let me welcome you to my blog, because it’s likely you’re new here.

Last week we decided to make a night of it. Our earlier plans for this weekend had fallen through, so we replaced them with a small Family Guy gathering. Sara, Sharon, Julie, Mike, Maggie and I started the evening out with drunken summer sausage and various fermented beverages while dinner readied itself (oven roasted Italian-style veggies and mesquite-smoked chicken breast burgers). Time flew.

After dinner, Ryan surprised us, showing up after a day of wedding rehearsal obligations. None of our plans to help him escape were needed, as it turned out that the events completed in plenty of time for him to make it.

More cider and beer was imbibed as we played a quick few rounds of Apple to Apples. That game always cracks me up, but I was the loser of the bunch with no green cards to my name by the time 9PM rolled around.

The first new episode of Family Guy was a definite success.

Peter tried to rekindle the spark of his marriage to Lois by taking her on a second honeymoon. They sneak into Mel Gibson’s private hotel room (because he rarely uses it) and stumble across Gibson’s footage for The Passion of the Christ II: Crucify This! (Cue action music. “Let he who is without sin… kick the first ass!”) Starring Chris Tucker and that guy who played Jesus in the first Passion movie.

Bent on sparing the world this abomination, they steal the film and the chase is on.

Meanwhile, Brian (the dog) has been left in charge of the children. That doesn’t work out so well, as Chris is caught in the bathroom at the school dance with a bottle of vodka (just before GI Joe warns them about alcohol, and that knowing is half the battle)

This first new “Family Guy” is extremely promising. The characters are still great, and the jokes are still coming fast and furious. “Family Guy” is as good as ever.

After the show, we watched “American Dad,” which just wasn’t as good as “Family Guy.” I’d really prefer more “Arrested Development.”

To wind down from all the excitement, we had the traditional ice cream and peanut butter cups along with a game of “Loaded Questions.” I revealed my fondness for groundhogs, Sharon her fondness for Koalas. We all avoided the question about where our birthmarks were, and Sara’s laugh spot was located. Maggie killed Dr. Kevorkian by trying to resurrect him. Julie and Sharon both seem to like Tom Jones, and Ryan and I agree on Barry White. Mike is still working on guessing musical tastes by age, but I think he’s got something there. Is the island of Homos part of Greece? Only the Angel of Death knows.

Finally, we let everyone go home. It was a great way to kick of the new season of a show we’ve waited 4 years for.

Posted by James at May 2, 2005 12:29 AM
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Posted by: Maggie at May 2, 2005 4:39 PM

That car animation is hypnotic. I keep tuning in to see if Jesus has arrived at his destination yet. It would make a good header graphic for the website.

Posted by: Mike at May 2, 2005 9:28 PM

Jesus is the vehicle, not the destination, man. ;-)

Posted by: briwei at May 3, 2005 11:32 AM

Oh that's Jesus? I thought it was Johnny Damon!

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