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Is Fox falsely advertising for the Family Guy?
December 11, 2005 11:20 PM   Subscribe

Family Guy 's website advertised that tonight's episode would be new. It turns out it was not new, and a few people told me the same thing happened last week. Should we start a boycott?
posted by spigoat (78 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: guh? maybe try your personal site?



 
This is metafilter?
posted by oddman at 11:22 PM on December 11, 2005


Sure, let's boycott.
posted by thirteenkiller at 11:22 PM on December 11, 2005


I say we boycott spigoat. We need exclusion zones and embargoes. Now!
posted by gsb at 11:24 PM on December 11, 2005


I'm boycotting this thread.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 11:24 PM on December 11, 2005


Aah crap!
posted by SeizeTheDay at 11:24 PM on December 11, 2005


Oh man, this reminds me of the time that guy posted a FPP that got deleted . . .

::flashback::
posted by Mikey-San at 11:26 PM on December 11, 2005


Last Comment!
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:28 PM on December 11, 2005


12/11/05 NEVR FORGET
posted by chasing at 11:35 PM on December 11, 2005


Hopefully certain people will make certain complaints to the right people.
posted by Rothko at 11:35 PM on December 11, 2005


This kind of post is a natural consequence, when companies like Apple lay claim to the courage of people like Rosa Parks. Everyone uses the grammar of revolution to discuss the most banal and reactionary impulses.

I hope the connection here is not too oblique, because I don't want to explain it in detail. Sad stuff.
posted by cloudscratcher at 11:36 PM on December 11, 2005


Please cloudscratcher, this is just a shit post. It's not about bad TV and how Apple computers suck. Embargo!
posted by gsb at 11:42 PM on December 11, 2005


I'm actually 7 feet tall
posted by I Foody at 11:44 PM on December 11, 2005


Sucks that there wasn't a new ep, but even old rerun FG is better than most on TV tonight anyway.
posted by davelog at 11:44 PM on December 11, 2005


As Stewie would say, "I'm going to crap double for you tonight!"
posted by brain_drain at 11:47 PM on December 11, 2005


Let me see if I understand. Some lame TV show didn't come on, and you're outraged To the point of action?

Here's an idea. Take that outrage, and frikken channel it into something useful; like getting rid of that ambulatory human smegma, Karl Rove, and his foul familiar, George Bush.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 11:50 PM on December 11, 2005


I'm already boycotting my cable company. Can I, you know, sub-boycott? Or do I have to end my boycott of Comcast so that I can get Family Guy and not watch it?

How about if I refuse to download it via BitTorrent, which is easy enough given that I don't use BitTorrent. Unless BitTorrent pisses me off, in which case I'll have to start using BitTorrent so that I can stop using it, which means I won't be able to refuse to use BitTorrent to download Family Guy, because I'll already be refusing to use it for its own sake.

I suppose I could go ahead and get busy not downloading Family Guy now. At my current download rate, I should be able to not download the entire series in about a week. I could avoid downloading them even faster, but I'm boycotting the company that I was considering getting a T1 from if I ever made enough money.

However, I should check their Web site. Maybe they've reformed and I can go from boycotting them to simply not being able to afford them, in which case I should be able to not get it installed in a couple days if I don't order their express service, and assuming the lack of install goes smoothly -- and I'll boycott them if it doesn't -- then I should be able to not download Family Guy by not using BitTorrent while I'm asleep, if I wasn't boycotting The Sleep Number guys.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 11:54 PM on December 11, 2005 [1 favorite]


Since I know this will be deleted, I want to 'fess up: I killed Chandra Levy.
posted by Falconetti at 11:57 PM on December 11, 2005


Don't make me boycott teh interwebs!!
posted by Goblindegook at 12:00 AM on December 12, 2005


This thread is worth it just for Lore's comment.
posted by thethirdman at 12:02 AM on December 12, 2005


If we're not going to close sign-ups, can there at least be some elaborate screening ritual?
posted by nathan_teske at 12:06 AM on December 12, 2005


Last post!
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:34 AM on December 12, 2005


Do we really want this to happen again? Also, last comment.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:42 AM on December 12, 2005


this probably wont be the last comment.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 12:54 AM on December 12, 2005


No its not.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 12:58 AM on December 12, 2005



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posted by wakko at 12:58 AM on December 12, 2005


hey TwelveTwo, good idea!


posted by thirteenkiller at 12:58 AM on December 12, 2005


Footcandle stifle,
sappanwood softhead thyself,
jewelry Orion.
posted by I Love Tacos at 1:01 AM on December 12, 2005



posted by bud_fles at 1:06 AM on December 12, 2005


< !-- beginn keine zielgruppe -->

Keine Zielgruppe


< !-- ende keine zielgruppe -->
posted by item at 1:09 AM on December 12, 2005


You need to boycott this
posted by bud_fles at 1:09 AM on December 12, 2005


first comment!!
posted by item at 1:09 AM on December 12, 2005


dammit
posted by item at 1:10 AM on December 12, 2005


What have I done?!! last comment
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:21 AM on December 12, 2005


Sometimes you just have to let it all hang out when you are talking about things that need boycotting....

I will tell you what we really need to boycott!

We need to boycott toilet water that spashes against your anus after dropping a manchester.
posted by bud_fles at 1:27 AM on December 12, 2005


No really, famine, disease, pain, unemployement, exploitation and we should strike and boycott for family guy ?

Nah
posted by elpapacito at 1:31 AM on December 12, 2005



posted by Pseudonumb at 1:32 AM on December 12, 2005


It's peanut butter jelly time!
Peanut butter jelly time!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly!
Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!

I'm boycotting sleep! w007!!1 OMG THIS THRED PHR34K1N RUL32!!1
posted by RokkitNite at 1:35 AM on December 12, 2005


I'd just boycott it because it kind of sucks.
posted by travosaurus at 1:35 AM on December 12, 2005


Y'know, this isn't coming out nearly as well as I expected it. Good night everybody!
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:48 AM on December 12, 2005


I found this post useful as it explains why I can't find the latest episode, and tells me not to bother looking. Thanks!
posted by TheophileEscargot at 2:05 AM on December 12, 2005


GYOBFW

last comment
posted by geekyguy at 2:22 AM on December 12, 2005



posted by loquacious at 2:30 AM on December 12, 2005


My peepee goes up.

Sometimes.
posted by Perigee at 2:31 AM on December 12, 2005


Well, if you stupid fuckers keep falling for it, Fox is going to keep doing it.
posted by graventy at 3:22 AM on December 12, 2005


Everyone asleep yet?
posted by ScottMorris at 3:27 AM on December 12, 2005


Family Guy is still on TV? Wait, TV still exists? It hasn't been replaced by teh intarweb?

You low tech bastards, actually watching shows when they are broadcast. All my programming is memorized by an underpaid third-world immigrant. He then recites the show verbatim to me as I soak in a tub of warm gel, smoking a cigar and drinking fermented yogurt out of a Korean prostitute's navel.
posted by neek at 3:45 AM on December 12, 2005


I'll join the boycott, but only if you call it a Christmas boycott. None of that secular "holiday boycott" crap for me!
posted by TedW at 5:06 AM on December 12, 2005


It was a "holiday" before it was "Christmas!"
posted by ?! at 5:42 AM on December 12, 2005


wow, that's a sad window into someone's priorities.

On a much more important matter channel 61 said that the star trek episode to air this weekend would be Plato's Stepchildren, when in fact it was The Corbomite Maneuver. Bastards! I, for one, am forming a picket line outside their offices in Waterbury, CT. We as a society can't let them get away with this!
posted by Busithoth at 6:19 AM on December 12, 2005


BABA BOOEY!
posted by mkultra at 6:35 AM on December 12, 2005


I went for Japanese food last night, and we ordered the tempura appetizer. They brought us the entree portion! Should I burn the place down?
posted by mkultra at 6:36 AM on December 12, 2005


FA FA FOOHA.
posted by spicynuts at 6:40 AM on December 12, 2005


I work in the town where Family Guy is set. Not Quahog, which doesn't exist, but the real town Quahog is based on. Yep.

LAST COMMENT.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:47 AM on December 12, 2005


Boycott? Hell, we should blockade!
posted by odinsdream at 6:49 AM on December 12, 2005


LAST COMMENT
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:05 AM on December 12, 2005



posted by thirteenkiller at 7:06 AM on December 12, 2005


Last comment!
posted by sveskemus at 7:12 AM on December 12, 2005


Can my first comment be my last comment? Todd Lokken.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:13 AM on December 12, 2005


Last week's episode was leaked online earlier in the year. I would suggest not being too vocal about last week's episode not being "new".
posted by null terminated at 7:16 AM on December 12, 2005



whateva d00d
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:18 AM on December 12, 2005


Is this something you'd need a TV to boycott?
posted by found missing at 7:18 AM on December 12, 2005



This thread has me excited
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:19 AM on December 12, 2005


No, found missing, not having a TV actually makes it easier to boycott this show, which is a TV show generally shown on TV.

(last comment)
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:19 AM on December 12, 2005


blah
posted by NationalKato at 7:26 AM on December 12, 2005


I'm posting this LAST COMMENT for poppo.
posted by languagehat at 7:45 AM on December 12, 2005


Instead of boycotting, how about checking the TV Guide web site first, so as not to create unreal expectations for yourself?
posted by bshock at 7:54 AM on December 12, 2005


I love these threads; I imagine myself a GIF farmer squinting into the dawn as he surveys his crops from a hilltop,"It's been a good season, frutydancer.gif and ighlpt.gif will sell well at market."

/me spurs his Homo steed and decends into the valley...
posted by Loser at 7:56 AM on December 12, 2005



posted by notmydesk at 7:58 AM on December 12, 2005


Why the hell is this still here?


posted by cmonkey at 8:05 AM on December 12, 2005


On the Metafilter homepage, it said there would be a new FPP. This is it. Should we boycott?
posted by klangklangston at 8:08 AM on December 12, 2005


The Simpsons took a jab at The Family Guy last night. I laughed.
posted by sharksandwich at 8:11 AM on December 12, 2005


Everone said this post was going to be deleted, but it hasn't been. Look at me boycott!
posted by Songdog at 8:20 AM on December 12, 2005


This post falls dead center in the thread!
posted by Manhasset at 8:25 AM on December 12, 2005


I prefer girlcotts, thank you very much.
posted by AllesKlar at 8:36 AM on December 12, 2005


Matt just woke up I think. Last comment.
posted by Falconetti at 8:38 AM on December 12, 2005


Last week's episode was leaked online earlier in the year. I would suggest not being too vocal about last week's episode not being "new".
posted by null terminated at 10:16 AM EST on December 12 [!]


It was also on TV earlier in the year. Thus, it's not new. Unless being broadcast previously and then repeated is now "not new".
posted by juiceCake at 8:38 AM on December 12, 2005


Matt is boycotting the delete command.
posted by Evstar at 8:38 AM on December 12, 2005


who wants to join me in a boycott boycott?

wait, do boycotts that boycott boycotts boycott themselves?


posted by lord_wolf at 8:57 AM on December 12, 2005


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