TEOTWAWKI on "the family guy" on Fox network

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Funny episode on "The Family Guy" tonight on Fox. I've never watched the show before (it's a cartoon) but it's kind of like the Simpsons with a harder edge.

The clock hits midnight, and a jet liner falls on the house and a train derails and crashes into the front yard. Shortly thereafter, all of the nuclear weapons in the world detonate, turning the neighborhood into a nuclear wasteland. Almost every conspiracy theory is covered. While the world explodes, aliens in a space ship are watching from orbit. A human walks onto the alien bridge (anal probe conspicuously showing) asking, "did I miss anything?"

After the holocaust, the family runs out of food (the dad had a year's worth of dehydrated food stored, but he ate it all in one sitting and then drinks a glass of water and balloons up huge) They go looking for food, following a rumor that there is an intact Twinkie factory in the next town over. They find it and begin to build a new town. The dad becomes the mayor. The following year the dad decides they need to manufacture guns for protection. The towns people don't like the idea and run the family out of town. As they burn all of the guns, they're attacked and killed by radioactive mutants because they can't defend themselves. A bit of irony to end the show with.

Pretty silly, but not a bad waste of a half-hour.

-- rob minor (rbminor@hotmail.com), December 27, 1999


LOL, sounds like a good one!

-- Hokie (nn@va.com), December 27, 1999.

Fox is all over the place with y2k. Hank Hill burns all his t.p. in protest against millennium hysteria; Mulder & Sculley share a platonic kiss as the rollover passes uneventfully; the Simpsons end up on a spaceship that sends all obnoxious celebrities directly into the sun, while the planet explodes below them.

Still. If civilization crashes & burns, I think I'm gonna miss Fox.

-- watches (too@much.tv), December 27, 1999.

come on, you missed the best part. At the end, the cartoon switches to live action. We see the characters from "Dallas" wake up. "It was all a dream" (as in the entire year on "Dallas" was a dream). Many, many cultural references.

-- David Holladay (davidh@brailleplanet.org), December 27, 1999.

Sometimes I wish I watched television...glad tonight's not one of them :')

-- justme (justme@myhouse.com), December 27, 1999.

Peanuts is a bye bye also, sad.

-- Notforlong (Fsur439@aol.com), December 27, 1999.

That's right folks, it's all a joke. A big fu$%ing trillion or more (of your money) dollar joke. Have you figured out the punchline yet? You're it! Laugh all the way to the next century. Bad coding is bad coding. It hasn't been fixed, just prepared for. So when the sh&t hits the fan.....die asshole. I hope for all our sakes it doesn't, but I realize what is important to John Q, and the future it isn't. They tried to warn us, prep for a winter storm...they tried to warn us, three days of hardship...they tried to warn us, maybe a couple of weeks...months...THEY tried to warn us. It isn't their fault...it's yours! YOU didn't listen. We told you it COULD be bad, maybe, but we think we are right on track. Anyway, I got a nice house, a nice car, lotta dough, food and stuff. Screw you. We tried to tell you. We just didn't want anyone to freak or something. Bear arms, or wear chains.

-- Willy (Wonka@thechocolatefactory.com), December 27, 1999.

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