Family Guy goes to Six Flags Columbus

Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:10 PM


On tonights episode of Family Guy, Peter finds out he's to fat to ride roller coasters. After finding out that Six Flags in Columbus Ohio is building the worlds tallest roller coaster, he makes a weak attempt at trying to lose weight. He then decides to sneak on by wearing a girdle.

After managing to get on the coaster, it climbs to the top of the lift only to fail under the extreme stress of his weight and proceeds to roll backward down the lift and kill a kid.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Monday, November 28, 2011 4:13 PM
Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:22 PM

Huh, I felt something was a-mish.

Six Flags Columbus? Wouldn't that be Wyandot Lake? ;)

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:33 AM

Oh, you mean the zoo. ;)

Monday, November 28, 2011 8:38 AM

Way to put out a bunch of spoilers!

Monday, November 28, 2011 12:36 PM

Sorry, my bad. I thoght that was kind of assumed. Feel free to add "spoiler alert" to the title. I thought I might be able to change it by editing the original post. But, I was mistaken.

Monday, November 28, 2011 2:23 PM

To avoid the spoiler, and in true Family Guy fashion, I couldn't help but laugh about Peter's reaction to the name of the ride.

I found it interesting that they picked a ficticious amusement park in a city located between two cities that have large amusement parks, but decided to use the actual Six Flags name. Again, true Family Guy fashion, so I don't think anything was really a-mish in that regard. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011 4:52 PM

I love Family Guy to death, but not having a recorder, have had to make a very important decision this TV season. I've decided that watching first-run episodes of The Walking Dead takes priority, since it's a continuous narrative. The two air in the same time slot. I'll catch the Griffin Gang in the re-run cycle. Wish I could have seen this one, but the ending of last night's WD blew me away.

Monday, November 28, 2011 9:47 PM

I bet you could watch Family Guy online somewhere... Any time I have a TV conflict, I watch it online.

Edit - "It", meaning whatever I want to watch that is available online, and not necessarily FG... lol

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:26 AM
Monday, November 28, 2011 9:48 PM

I want to be like Seth McFarlane when I grow up....

Last edited by delan, Monday, November 28, 2011 9:48 PM
Monday, November 28, 2011 10:41 PM

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:01 AM

LostKause said:
I bet you could watch Family Guy online somewhere... Any time I have a TV conflict, I watch it online.

A lot of on-line programming is not captioned for the hearing-impaired, and the captioning is usually a mess on the things that are. Like I said, I'll catch the reruns. Fox usually gets their money's worth out of the animation block, running each episode 3-4 times a season.

Friday, December 2, 2011 2:18 AM

The lack of captioning for online programming annoys me to no end. I'm surprised I haven't heard of any large lawsuits filed over it yet. So far the excuses for not having it largely center around copyright issues, which is about the biggest pile of bull imaginable.

Friday, December 2, 2011 9:10 AM

I watched some of it this morning from the link above. No captioning, but I just wanted to see the coaster segment, which was pretty good. I found out the other day, that..sadly...I won't see a new episode of Walking Dead until February. So I'll probably see this FG episode on Fox, with captions, sooner rather than later.

Friday, December 2, 2011 4:35 PM

Captioning is a hard problem for Web video still because the standards vary so greatly. It's not like broadcast TV, where there is only one (US) standard. It's done the same way no matter what you're viewing it on. Not true on the Interwebs.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 5:12 AM

This is the only article I've read on the subject, but it suggests copyright is a hold up, or at least an excuse being given for why captioning has been slow to appear on internet video. Although I suppose the provisions requiring that the quality of the captioning can't decline when it moves from TV to internet could provide some technical hurdles.

While not deaf, I do have a hearing loss which makes captioning very beneficial to me. My alternatives when there are no captions are to turn it up loud enough to annoy my neighbors, sit two feet from the TV, or use headphones. The last option only works as long as you don't want to watch something with someone else, so yah, captions would be awesome. :)


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