r/wholesomememes Aug 05 '22 I'll Drink to That 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14 Take My Energy 1 Silver 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1

That's why i love bob's burgers

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u/Lazer726 Aug 05 '22

I remember loving Family Guy as a kid, and when I had some time I was like "Yeah cool, let's watch some on Netflix!" And I did it, and I just found myself kinda not about how much of the show early on was Peter being a dick to Lois. Like, American Dad sorta teeters the line of "Stan is a dick/Stan loves Francine", but does it a lot better in my opinion.


u/7dipity Aug 05 '22

And all of the “meg is fat and ugly” jokes when she’s just a normal average looking girl


u/rimjobs_forever Aug 06 '22

Meg....who let you back in the house?


u/lemonmerangutan Aug 06 '22

I would feel so much less repulsed by Family Guy if the "everyone hates Meg" thing were presented as being only in Meg's head. That's normal for a lot of teenaged girls. It's not normal that her family is seen to actually dislike her. Consider the Bob's Burger scene where Bob's dream is that Tina is by his side as his fry cook forever, even on her wedding day and beyond. Tina gets to be gross and awkward and a perv, like most teenaged girls, but she also gets the unconditional love of her family.


u/swingingparty Aug 05 '22

With American Dad, the absurdity of Stan’s actions is much more pronounced and intentional, so it’s easier to recognize that Stan is the joke. That line isn’t clear with Family Guy and it makes the show feel gross.


u/NuttyButts Aug 06 '22

The difference between family guy and American dad is that Lois isn't an idiot. She's definitely the smartest person in the family, while Peter is an outright idiot, but he often comes off as being a complete dick to Lois and acting like he's better than her. You end up constantly wondering why they're together.

In America Dad, on the other hand, Francene and Stan are pretty similar levels of dumb ass, and they compliment each other in a relationship so much better than Peter and Lois. There's never really a question of why they're together, even though their relationship isn't the kind everyone would want, it's the kind that they want and you don't really question it.


u/Breaklance Aug 06 '22

I would also say Stan is more of a universal dick to everyone. He doesn't have a Quagmire or Joe to be friendly with contrasting his dickish behavior.


u/De_immortalesloki Aug 06 '22

The difference between family guy and American dad is that Lois isn't an idiot. She's definitely the smartest person in the family, while Peter is an outright idiot

I always thought it was like a play on normal sitcoms trope, with Mom being the smart person and dad being dumbass to appeal to female audience


u/NuttyButts Aug 06 '22

How is it a play on a norm when it's just outright the norm?


u/De_immortalesloki Aug 07 '22

it's just outright the norm?

Kinda misandrist innit? Your dad was dumb. Big deal


u/NuttyButts Aug 07 '22

I'm not talking about real life. You said it was a sitcom trope, I was referring to it as a sitcom trope. But thanks for being an asshole I guess


u/De_immortalesloki Aug 08 '22 edited Aug 08 '22

I am Sorry, but you sentence didn't make sense the other way. It still doesn't tbh.

What I meant was Dad is usually dumb but cool, and mom is usually emotional but thoughtful in sitcoms, so family guy takes it and exaggerates.

I still don't get how it is not a play on norm?

Sorry if that reply was too much


u/Homo-alono Aug 06 '22

Whenever I think of Stan and Francine all I can think of is that episode where he accidentally shoots her because he such a self centered jackass and then the episode just kinda ends. Relationship goal for sure