Sunday, March 22, 2009

Like Sticking Your Arm in a Backed-Up Sink

Does it bother anyone else when the shows that comprise Fox’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” line-up feature similar plots on the same night? It’s happened before and happened again tonight: Both King of the Hill and Family Guy featured episodes that centered around female characters trying to make it big as TV news reporters. Does anyone else even notice these things? Does anyone else even bother with Fox’s Sunday night TV shows?


  1. I did notice! I don't think even Fox bothers with their Sunday night shows anymore.
    And I thought American Dad was incredibly bizarre in general.
    I still don't understand how a bunch of conservatives ended up on fox. Somehow I had it in my mind that a network that features a baby bent on killing its mother and a show that opens with a fart machine last night would be a wee bit more on the liberal side. (I still have it in my head that conservatives are a bunch of white people who have no sense of comedy or humor, so I'm probably a bit off).

  2. I haven't watched King of the Hill in years, but I have noticed that they sometimes run shows with similar plots on the same night, and I don't think it's such a good idea.

    As for Fox, I think Rupert Murdoch is in favor of anything that will result in more money for him. If that means an ultra-conservative news channel and a TV station full of shows that make fun of conservatives, so be it.

  3. King of the Hill is actually pretty funny again. It's a shame it's ending.

    I never really thought of it that way, but it makes a lot of sense. I checked out their site, and they claim to be "Fair and balanced" But not sure how a bunch of "Ultra conservatives" can be that way. Sometimes they sound like a crappy pop-culture ''news'' channel.

  4. It is a weird dynamic the network has, with the offensive cartoons and the puritanical news. The thing that gets me most about the times when similar plots air on Sunday night is that it has to be a total coincidence. It takes so long to make those animated shows that it would be next to impossible to plan for that, even if it was desirable.