Episode 153: The Simpsons Meet Family Guy

Simpsons Meet Family Guy

Simpsons Meet Family Guy

You knew we had to talk about this. Joining us is Kittyhawk. This was recorded shortly after watching the 5-minute teaser for the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover. We were kinda hard on it, but then again, Ben and I aren’t big Family Guy fans.

After the show, Ben and I sit down and talk about things we’ve seen. He saw the new TMNT movie. I saw some whiny Robotech fan crying about Happy Console Gamer. We discuss both.

Below are some videos of content discussed in the show:

Episode 139: Death Has A Shadow

Brian is Dead

Brian is Dead. ZOMG!!! SPOILERZ!!!!

Yep, we’re even chiming in on this. A controversial episode of Family Guy kills off beloved character Brian Griffin. Fans are outraged and have started petitions demanding the character be returned.

In this, a very special Animation Aficionados, we discuss other famous on-screen deaths, including some from past episodes of Family Guy.

Note to Family Guy producers: These are NOT facial expressions!

Note to Family Guy producers: These are NOT facial expressions!

Gee, I wonder if this cut-away gag is going to tie into the upcoming Christmas episode.  Derp.

Gee, I wonder if this cut-away gag is going to tie into the upcoming Christmas episode. Derp.

Episode 96: John Kricfalusi

John Kricfalusi

John K – Professional Screwball

Joy! It’s the John K episode! John K was the groundbreaking animator who brought us Ren & Stimpy, The Adult Party Cartoon Show, The Ripping Friends, and two new Ranger Smith cartoons.

Tonight, we’re joined by internet animator Spazkid! Please check out his YouTube channel.

We talk about:
Creator-driving cartoons! What a concept!
Working on some of the worst cartoons of all-time
The astonishingly short list of Spümcø programming
“A Day In The Life Of Ranger Smith”
“Boo Boo Runs Wild”
Eating a girl’s face off
Ripping Friends
Powered Toast Man!
Jimmy The Retarded Boy
The Three Stooges
Games Studio
Bob Jaques
Bob Clampett
Ed Benedict

Ren and Stimpy

The cartoon that changed everything.

Eddie's clean hand

Eddie’s clean hand

Taken from "Stimpy's Invention"

Actual production note from Nickelodeon: “Change duck to woodpecker.”
John K’s response: “No.”

Disciplinary action!

John K pays homage to classic H-B cartoons with the help of Ed Benedict!

Ripping Friends

Weird show, but still animated better than most cartoons on at the time.

Hot Dog and Bun

John K tried to get this obviously dirty joke onto Fox Kids. And he kind of succeeded.

Episode 88: Don Bluth

Don Bluth

Legendary animator Don Bluth

Don Bluth, American animator. Some people revere him as an icon of quality animation in the 80s and 90s, while others say, “Huh, I thought that was a Disney film.” Regardless, Don Bluth’s movies are beloved and cherished, in spite of some of their flaws.

Joining us tonight is The Chu of Slightly Damned as we talk about such Bluth projects as The Secret Of NIMH, An American Tail, Dragon’s Lair, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Land Before Time, Rockadoodle, A Troll In Central Park, Thumbelina, Titan AE, and more! Plus we talk about some of the fever dream sequels, such as Feivel Goes West (no seriously, American Tail 3 writes it off as a dream!) and all of those shitty Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels.

By the way, this was just a few days prior to our appearance on TGT Media, which we mention briefly on this show. After you’re done listening to this episode, you should hop over there and listen to our interview.

Mine is the rooster that pierces the heavens!
The big-lipped alligator moment has a point to the plot, DOUG!
Need to brush up on your third act.
If you can’t beat Speilberg, join Speilberg.
LIving in the shadow of Disney
An Internet Troll in Central Park
Non-Bluth sequels
Bluth’s vidja games

Cute Feivel

The innocent charm of Feivel makes our hearts melt.

Light our darkest hour!

You’ve got the POWAAAAAAAAAH!!!! YEAH!

Princess Daphne

There’s the token babe.

From good to shit

This is a travesty. This is like if Filmation did a sequel to Pinocchio. …oh wait.

Episode 83: The Simpsons – Side-by-Side

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

Tonight, we talk about America’s favorite disfunctional family, The Simpsons. Joining us tonight is Mike “TFG1” Blanchard of the Geekcast Radio Network, as we do a rather unorthadox side-by-side, comparing the first half of The Simpsons versus the second half to determine which is better.

The Simpsons is the longest-running animated prime time show. Over 20 years after it first hit the air, it’s still going strong. But has Simpsons hit its stride? Is it past it’s prime? Is it time to take the show behind the barn and put a 22 in its temple? We discuss this very issue on this week’s edition of Animation Aficionados!

“Hi, I’m Troy McClure.”
Homer is the real star
Continuity in-jokes
Holding off Seth MacFarlane Domination
Ned Flanders is a butt monkey
Simpsons All Growed Up
The McBane trailers
Deconstructing Itchy & Scratchy
Ray Romano compared to Snuffaluffagus (and nobody makes an Ice Age reference!)
“The real gold is in Weekend At Bernie’s 2!”
The greatest center square of all-time
John Lovitz atones for The Critic
Did Mike make a sodomy reference??!?!
Vegan Shaggy
Lisa, go to your room!