July 15, 2005

Homer Clone Shotgun

Posted by James at July 15, 2005 9:02 AM
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It is strange how the Simpsons/Family Guy story is hitting the media now. I thought that Simpsons episode was years old.

Seth MacFarlane shrugged it off in a recent interview saying Peter was more a clone on Jackie Gleason's character in the Honeymooners right down to his voice. So was Fred Flintstone, come to think of it. Ralph Kramden must be the most emulated character in cartoon history.

Posted by: Mike at July 15, 2005 9:33 AM

Fun stuff Jimbo. I liked the dynamic captions.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 15, 2005 10:13 AM

I've never been interested in getting a tattoo, but even if I were, I would most certainly NOT get a flying penis.

Plus, it looks like a flying dog treat.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 15, 2005 2:26 PM

Those were some awful tattoos. Reminds me of the Red vs Blue PSA on tattoos. Their main point against tattoos was "you are an idiot", and looking at those tattoos, they may be on to something.

Not sure why FG and TS are feuding. They are both funny animated shows. Shouldn't that make them allies?

Posted by: briwei at July 15, 2005 4:13 PM

I still don't really understand the nature of the feud, exactly. Sounds to me like a Simpsons person was annoyed by Family Guy's critical acclaim, and attempted a slam. Of course, that type of insult is little more than a clumsy admission of envy, and MacFarlane seems to have taken it that way.

Personally, I think Griffin *is* more like Simpson than Kramden (in spite of his girth and his voice), but that doesn't make him a clone. Homer and Peter both remind me more of Al Bundy than each other, though it's not quite clear whether Homer Simpson came before or after Al Bundy (both were created in 1987 I believe and it may be a coincidence that they're so alike).

Posted by: Julie at July 15, 2005 4:28 PM
Plus, it looks like a flying dog treat.

Oh... um... IT'S A ROCKET SHIP!

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 16, 2005 9:50 AM

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