DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IDON’T know that I can ever recall seeing so much bloodshed on this show. I am talking about Family Guy as it happens. But you thought I was referring to last week’s episode of Australia’s Got Talent, so let’s go with that.
Not sure that I’m entirely happy with how it’s all gone this year (a pole dancer?) but they only really need one halfway good act for all of us to believe we’ve been sold a decent series. And the winner? Dannii Minogue.
I’m more at home in front of Family Guy, even though I haven’t watched a new episode for ages.
I thought I’d seen them all, but this one tonight is only a month old. I was quite shocked. It’s kind of a rip-off of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure; a fine piece of ’ 80s cinema featuring Keanu Reeves at his most awesome and it tells the riveting story of how the universe was created.
It’s fairly complex, but not as complex as Stephen Hawking makes it out to be.
Family Guy begins innocuously enough with Lois going to the IGA and directing Brian the dog, nursing a martini, to keep Peter from the cookie dough.
But it turns when Stewie wants Brian to help him send
DA BOMB: Stewie thinks global. away for a hot model from a mail-order catalogue and Brian nails him with a oneliner he hadn’t prepared a comeback for.
Clearly the only thing Stewie can do is retreat to his homemade time machine and seek to redress this vile insult, and then tomorrow buy backup plutonium from the Quahog farmers’ market.
He only uses organic plutonium – think global, buy local. He’s related to Leonardo Da Vinci, apparently.
This is a fairly weak episode, by Family Guy standards. The best joke is one of the random asides. It’s about Neil Armstrong. Hilarious. Australia’s Got Talent Channel 7, 7.30pm Family Guy 7 Mate, 8.30pm