I remember a couple of years ago, after the Super Bowl, FOX aired the original Family Guy
episode. It cracked me up immensely. Unfortunately, it was months before another one aired and then FOX yanked the show all over the schedule so you couldn't find it. It faded away and got yanked, which is no great shock when you think of all the great shows FOX had cancelled recently.
Now, it's become successful again, thanks to repeats in the Adult Swim. I've been enjoying catching up with those episodes I've missed in the syndicated repeats. It's one of those shows that at least once per episode I get a really good laugh out of. And this week, we get a run of four episodes, chosen by creator Seth McFarland as his favorites
. And he even hosts them. Ah, the joys of stunt television.
Reminds me of a couple years ago when I first got into Star Trek
. The station I was watching repeats on was near San Francisco where they were filming Star Trek IV
. They got Walter Koenig and George Takei to come by and record intros and bumpers for their favorite episodes--which ended up being about half the series (Seriously, how can Spectre of the Gun be a favorite?!? I mean, the only reason Koenig chose it was he got the girl instead of Shatner, which if you're a Trek
fan, you know is pretty dang rare!)
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/26/2004 02:58:00 PM