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Family Guy Corn Maze. Walk among the rows with Brian and Stewie.
posted by jeremy b (29 comments total)

 
Let's flesh this out a bit -- Connors Farm Corn Maize ("Thanks to our sponsors Mead Web Design & Consulting, McDonald's, Home Depot, Cabot Vermont Cheese, etc).
posted by ericb at 2:44 PM on October 8, 2009


Corn Maize

We call it a Maize Corn.
posted by dersins at 2:46 PM on October 8, 2009 [3 favorites]


A picture and a paragraph and it's about family guy. I'm kind of baffled that this is here.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:47 PM on October 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


FOX25 television coverage of the maze.

More from the Boston Globe: Unusual cornfields around the country.
posted by ericb at 2:47 PM on October 8, 2009


We call it a Maize Corn.

Seems they call it Corn Maize. How clever, huh?
posted by ericb at 2:49 PM on October 8, 2009


I've personally seen The Family Guy at least twice, I think. Isn't it the one about the supercilious toddler, the anthropomorphized dog and the horrifically obese retard? Or am I thinking of something else?
posted by Sova at 2:51 PM on October 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Would this be a good time to say that I think The Cleveland Show is an excellent illustration of the perils of brand extension? Also, blackface?
posted by box at 2:51 PM on October 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


ericb is so adorable when he finds things.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:53 PM on October 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Elsewhere in New England: Marini Farm's Maize Quest (Ipswich, MA) || Adams Farm's Mount Snow Corn Maze (Wilmington, VT) Where I'll be during the Halloween weekend.
posted by ericb at 2:54 PM on October 8, 2009


I suspect, but lack proof, that the first person who made Corn Maze was inspired by the fact that the local natives' word for corn was maize. Thus the confusion between words Maze and Maize should be inevitable and excusable. BUT IF WE HAD A 3-MINUTE EDIT WINDOW, THIS COULD BE AVOIDED.
posted by wendell at 2:54 PM on October 8, 2009


Isn't it the one about the supercilious toddler, the anthropomorphized dog and the horrifically obese retard? Or am I thinking of something else?

Free Republic?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:56 PM on October 8, 2009 [4 favorites]


Here's where we go.
posted by ColdChef at 2:57 PM on October 8, 2009


Isn't it the one about the supercilious toddler, the anthropomorphized dog and the horrifically obese retard?

Yep.

Protip: use of the term 'retard' is often frowned upon here on MeFi, But, you knew that, AMIRITE?

The new season 9's first episode: Family Guy -- Disney Style.
posted by ericb at 3:00 PM on October 8, 2009


This seems like a horrific waste of talent and effort.
posted by brundlefly at 3:04 PM on October 8, 2009


Also, blackface?

In related news: Jackson blackface skit sparks race controversy -- "Australian TV show apologizes to shocked guest judge Harry Connick Jr."
posted by ericb at 3:04 PM on October 8, 2009


Oh man, that maze is probably about as interesting as that time I got stuck on an elevator with Wolf Blitzer and Michael Moore. (cut to flashback)
posted by knave at 3:04 PM on October 8, 2009 [5 favorites]


This is just like that time I posted on Metafilter!
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:07 PM on October 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Corn Maze
posted by phelixshu at 3:17 PM on October 8, 2009


In Soviet Russia, corn mazes you!

What, too soon?
posted by tommasz at 3:19 PM on October 8, 2009


There was one of these in Woodland, CA that we used to go to for Halloween. Nothing special about the shape of the maze, but at night they had a guy stalk around in a hockey mask and overalls. He would break through the corn walls to lunge at you with a loud chainsaw toy and chase you around for a little bit, then go run off and hide again.

Pretty awesome until someone pointed out that nobody knew for sure if he was an actual corn maze employee.
posted by Zaximus at 3:20 PM on October 8, 2009 [7 favorites]


Someone has a crush on Mel Gibson, because this picture is not a corn maze. And here I thought the Boston Globe's website only had impressive large-scale images.

In Soviet Russia, corn mazes you!

What, too soon?


Too soon for what? Soviet Russia dissolved in 1991, and corn mazes have been around since 1993 (at least that's what Adrian Fisher claims). In short: I think you were looking for a different punchline, that one was just corny.

OK, it wasn't corny at all. It was ill-fitting, but there's no corn joke or pun for this instance.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:52 PM on October 8, 2009


The maze by my town is "The Lost Tomb" a Indiana Jones rip off. Its a pretty well put together maze, they even have moonlit maze time at night. They also have a way where you have to complete puzzles inside the maze so there's a couple of different ways to play it.
posted by lilkeith07 at 3:55 PM on October 8, 2009


I've personally seen The Family Guy at least twice, I think.

My God, you're cool.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:03 PM on October 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


there's no corn joke or pun for this instance.

I can tell you haven't been keeping an ear out for them.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:05 PM on October 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Protip: use of the term 'retard' is often frowned upon here on MeFi, But, you knew that, AMIRITE?

Except, that's the word they used on the show. Would it have been better to describe Peter as "self-described retard"?
posted by explosion at 5:41 PM on October 8, 2009


filthy light thief: there's no corn joke or pun for this instance.
ROU_Xenophobe: I can tell you haven't been keeping an ear out for them.


I think there's a kernel of truth in that.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:14 PM on October 8, 2009


Not corn, and not a maze, but I love these examples of Japanese crop art. [previously, where some folks posted additional links & images]
posted by dersins at 6:39 PM on October 8, 2009


Damn. I thought it was a Flash Friday.
posted by yoga at 10:31 AM on October 9, 2009


I've loved the word "maize" ever since that Simpsons episode where Bart half-asses a school book report: "One thing they export is corn, or as the Indians call it, 'maize'". The way he draws out the "a" sound in "maize"...it's just one of those things. I couldn't explain why I find it funny if my life depended on it.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:54 PM on October 10, 2009


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