A friend of mine just sent me this article. I'm not sure what publication its from.
What do Ringo Starr’s song-writing ability and the New York Knicks have in common? They’re both central to great gags in the 100th episode of Family Guy, which hits the air waves Sunday night.
The fact that the animated sitcom, which obviously has no sacred cows, even has made it to 100 episodes is amazing. It has been cancelled twice since debuting in 1999, but also has been resurrected twice due to strong rerun ratings and DVD sales. Series creator Seth MacFarlane – who is the voice of Peter Griffin (the dad), Brian Griffin (the dog), Stewie Griffin (the baby) and Glenn Quagmire (the pervert), among others – was asked if Family Guy’s humour works best when it offends people or when it doesn’t offend people. “The thing I try to do with Family Guy is to have this balance between the classic and the edgy,” MacFarlane said. “You know, we do a lot of poop jokes, but at the same time, we use a 45-piece orchestra every week with a full string section.
“If something is just shocking and not funny, then we’ll cut it out ... We’re never out to shock for the sake of shocking.” Is there anything in this world that actually shocks or offends MacFarlane? “I don’t know,” he said. “The Bush administration, I guess.”
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Aww, are they gonna make a joke about Ringo's songwriting? Apparently. Oh well. I love Family Guy and I'll be sure to tape it (since I wont be home tonight)
Caught it last night...
... (circa 1966) you see an excited Ringo walking into the studio "Hey look lads, I've just written my first song" (or something like that) to which Paul, George and John respond with some sarcastic "Oh... that's great !" kind of remarks... and then Paul takes the song sheet out of Ringo's hand and (as she comments on how the song will be used)... he then sticks in on the fridge's door !
People are crazy, times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm... out of range
I used to care, but... things have changed
When I get the daycare kids at my moms work scribbling me five second scribbles (Without effort.) I put them on the fridge and say "I will put it right there! So we can see it every day!" Some that they work hard on a I keep.Like one little girl spent half an hour copying my Ringo drawing. It was so cute! and it was really good. So I kept it.
Ringo's songs had a lot of effort. They should have taken him more seriously.
Anyways I still love Family Guy! They make fun of everyone!
They had a spoof of the Beatles in a cameo appearance once on The Family Guy. Ain't no sacred cows there - even that weird dude with the weird head, you know the one, that giggity giggity goo guy looks like a cross between Tricky Dick and Bob Hope.
Oh, and don't forget that Ringo guest STARRed on The Simpsons in 1993 and George Harrison put in a brief appearance in the episode featuring The B Sharps. (didn't look a BIT like Harrison)!
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963
If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966