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Is Family Guy the Best Animated Primetime Comedy on TV?

There was a bit of a gasp heard yesterday when the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced and Family Guy was listed, right alongside shows like 30 Rock and Entourage, in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. It's a triumphant moment for all animated comedies everywhere to be recognized even this much by the Emmys. But as cool as this is (and it really is cool), I have to wonder: is Family Guy the animated show most worthy of an Emmy nomination?

What do you think? Does it make sense that Family Guy is up there with other big-shot comedy series? Or do you wish a different animated series were nominated?

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NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
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J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
South Park all the way! So smart. (The episode where they make fun of Family Guy is hilarious.) Not to say that Family Guy isn't deserving. I just think that there are others that are way better. Simpsons should have an Emmy by now. It's so ridiculous that they don't.
PirateKitty PirateKitty 8 years
South Park is so f'ing Brilliant! Family Guy gets so boring.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
No. Family Guy can't go a full 60 seconds without saying or expressing sexual content. The Simpson's and King Of The Hill would probably be better for the award nomination.
eveday eveday 8 years
apparently I'm the only one on here, but I think American Dad is waaaayyyy better than Family Guy, I can't stop laughing when I watch that show. Sarahcateh, you're not the only one. I think American Dad is better than Family Guy too. Actually, I'm not really getting this nomination :shrug:
eveday eveday 8 years
South Park is better, in my opinion. Even though I find Family Guy very funny, we have to admit it's almost a shameless plagiarism of The Simpsons -- which is not as good as it used to be, but the first 10 seasons are still better than Family Guy. I'm with all the ones who are pointing out the fact The Simpsons deserved the honor (of being nominated) a lot more than Seth MacFarlane's cartoon.
Aurora-87 Aurora-87 8 years
I mean it wasnt the best. lol
Aurora-87 Aurora-87 8 years
I love Family Guy but this season was the best.
Whitfield517 Whitfield517 8 years
Family Guy is fresh and funny. I also love the way they take on current events in a funny, how dumb are we way.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Family Guy was good before it got cancelled the first time and then came back. The Simpsons isn't as good as it used to be but it is still better than Family Guy and deserved this honor far more.
marcied23 marcied23 8 years
i have to go with KOTH too. it's an awesome show and Hank Hill is one of my favorite animated characters, he's honest, believes in what he believes but still manages to be respectful of others. did i mention that he's really kind. that show and it's writing and the characters def. deserve a emmy nom over FG (though i watch that show too) i think the emmy's are trying to show how hip they are by choosing a "hip" show.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
I LOVE Family Guy. I even got my mum watching it :P I do think it's the best animated comedy show today and the Emmy nomination is well deserved. Good job Seth :D
pargie pargie 8 years
King of the Hill, a thousand times better. Classic, and not as crude.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I love Family Guy, it's my favorite animated comedy :) although I have to admit this past season wasn't my favorite.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 8 years
South Park is so much better
sarahcateh sarahcateh 8 years
apparently I'm the only one on here, but I think American Dad is waaaayyyy better than Family Guy, I can't stop laughing when I watch that show.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I'm glad there's an animated series in the running...Family Guy's pretty awesome. I haven't watched the Simpsons in ages so I can't comment on that...and South Park is pretty good, but recently I've found that it seems like it's trying too hard to be shockingly/strangely funny. Then again, I live off of [adult swim] - Robot Chicken's pretty awesome, but not in the same league (not worse! just not the same!) as most Emmy-nominated shows. :D
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
i love family guy, but the simpsons is much better.
luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
The Simpsons are WAY better.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Back in the day, The Simpsons was amazing. It's been ok for a long time, but season 3-12 are fantastic. South Park is also superior to Family Guy
Quirks4me Quirks4me 8 years
Simpson isn't as good as it once was, but back in it's heyday it was waaay better than Family Guy and it never received a nomination. Ugh, I hope it doesn't win.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
South Park (At least, South Park a few years ago)!
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