..you don't wanna hear from me you just want to hear the voices..
June 10, 2006 3:47 PM   Subscribe

Seth MacFarlane's Harvard Speech (as himself, Peter, Stewie and Quagmire).
posted by zenzizi (29 comments total)
posted by 517 at 3:54 PM on June 10, 2006

I'm still waiting for the eBaums version of the YTMND spoof of the YouTube video of somebody reading...what's this site called again? Oh yeah, MetaFilter.

Which I'll subsequently post here, of course.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:06 PM on June 10, 2006

If I just wanted to hear the voices from Family Guy ramble on, I'd, um, watch Family Guy.

Plus, I didn't this this particular instance of McFarlane-backed rambling was all that impressive; I found that my eyes glazed over for most of the speech, only snapping back into focus when a line was stumbled over.
posted by esd at 4:07 PM on June 10, 2006

Rather, I didn't *think* this particular instance...
posted by esd at 4:08 PM on June 10, 2006

ugh i managed to misspell MacFarlane
posted by zenzizi at 4:09 PM on June 10, 2006

esd : showing solidarity with MacFarlane via the stumble, eh? Ingenious! :)
posted by kaemaril at 4:15 PM on June 10, 2006

What can I say, kaemaril? I let the presumed authority of a post's spelling affect my better, Google-powered judgement. Never again!
posted by esd at 4:19 PM on June 10, 2006

Meh, made me chuckle. Slight dig at South Park too.
posted by Acey at 5:01 PM on June 10, 2006

The two speakers at the end are such squares. Ouch.
posted by Mach3avelli at 5:30 PM on June 10, 2006

Hooray! Finally Family Guy takes a shot back at South Park. I agree with Stewie Seth. These days (namely, the latter seasons), being funny is an indulgence which South Park obviously considers itself well above.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:42 PM on June 10, 2006

Not as polished as some of the Family Guy writing, but pretty funny. I approve.
posted by danb at 6:18 PM on June 10, 2006

Those anti-Family Guy South Park episodes were hilarious, though.
posted by graventy at 6:29 PM on June 10, 2006

The Stewie segment was by far the best. And yes those muppets at the end were painful to watch in contrast. I was also glad to see a salvo fired in the South Park debate.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:30 PM on June 10, 2006

What about Brian?
posted by jaronson at 6:33 PM on June 10, 2006

Brian went to Brown, and was a college drop out. After failing to graduate after going back, he probably wanted to stay well clear of colleges for a while.

Or, more likely, Seth didn't want to do Brian's voice because it would remind everyone just how much like his own voice Brian's is.
posted by Effigy2000 at 6:42 PM on June 10, 2006

Oh. The Simpsons rip off guy on YouTube.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 7:05 PM on June 10, 2006

Oh. The Simpsons rip off guy on YouTube.

I'd rather someone else pick up the ball and run with it than watch it sit there on the field, disappearing behind the ever-growing astroturf.

...Not that I don't think comparing The Family Guy to The Simpsons is like dismissing all music after 1970 because the "The Beatles were good once."
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 7:20 PM on June 10, 2006

Mod note: fixed fpp typo
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:27 PM on June 10, 2006

posted by zenzizi at 7:29 PM on June 10, 2006

who else thinks that the guy in the red tie behind MacFarlane needs a real good cock punch? anyone?
posted by ronv at 7:59 PM on June 10, 2006

Why is finding something unfunny such a big sport here? A lot of things posted on Metafilter don't appeal to me, and I don't expect them to. Is it something to do with your tiny penises, or what? I await your enlightening replies.
posted by uosuaq at 8:26 PM on June 10, 2006 [1 favorite]

uosuaq: My calling the address not "all that impressive" has more to do with the fact that I expected it to be much better than it actually was, given that I really like Family Guy. They were on two close, but discrete, levels of quality (as danb noted).

On reflection, though, I suppose it would be pretty cool, if not tremendously enlightening, to have my graduation address delivered by Quagmire, Peter, and Stewie. Anyone can say, "Congratulations, Class of 2006," but only one man can say it with giggity.
posted by esd at 8:46 PM on June 10, 2006

I don't think anything has yet come close to emulating the inspiring mixture of pathos and humor that was Conan O Brien's Harvard Commencement Speech.
It's exactly the kind of talk you need on graduation, assuaging those private anxieties about the kind of identity you are going to carve out, and holyshit whatifyoufuckitup??
posted by Thoth at 9:16 PM on June 10, 2006

That was a way cool commencement speech by Conan, thanks Thoth (I feel a bit like Daffy Duck trying to say "thanks thoth" in my thoughts).
posted by nickyskye at 10:03 PM on June 10, 2006

I enjoyed the speech, but that "laughing" guy seated behind MacFarlane was a annoyingly distracting.
posted by Juggermatt at 10:39 PM on June 10, 2006

Indeed Juggermatt, after a while I just switched to another window and listened to the address, its not like I missed much physical comedy anyways.
posted by SirOmega at 10:51 PM on June 10, 2006

Oh Christ. I'll say it.
Loved the speech Loved the voices.

Nice link.

posted by TangerineGurl at 11:53 PM on June 10, 2006

He was quite amusing at the beginning.
It went rapidly downhill after he started the voices though.
posted by madajb at 12:44 AM on June 11, 2006

i think this speech, in each of its four parts, was written for a batch of inexperienced, horny young adults who, at least in the male component, would repeat some of the quotes to each other later and high-five.

don't you think that's a good description of the audience?
posted by clyde at 11:43 AM on June 11, 2006

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