Yeah, They Copied “Family Guy”

“Look Maggie, they have a baby too.” – Homer Simpson
“It’s like they saw our lives and put it right up on screen!” – Bart Simpson

I have no real use for the perpetual “Simpsons vs. Family Guy” debate for the obvious reason that I don’t consider The Simpsons and Zombie Simpsons to be the same program.  Nor do I know whether or not Family Guy was originally intended as a low cost replacement for The Simpsons.  I do know that the format of Family Guy resembles that of The Simpsons pretty closely.  I also know that Zombie Simpsons sucks for a lot of reasons and, as of this week, we can officially add aping Family Guy to the list.

Family Guy, “Love Thy Trophy” (Broadcast 14 March 2000):

Peter's Brain

Zombie Simpsons, “The Blue and the Gray” (Broadcast 13 February 2011):

Zombie Homer's Brain

It’s funny because they’re exactly the same.

5 Responses to “Yeah, They Copied “Family Guy””

  1. 1 Kid Presentable
    17 February 2011 at 12:17 pm

    The Family Guy scene was a lot funnier, too. This was just a typical should-I-lie-to-my-wife situation, the FG scene had a much stronger premise.

  2. 2 Derp
    17 February 2011 at 1:42 pm

    This is nothing.
    Go watch Lethal Weapons (Family Guy) followed by Strong Arms of the Ma.

  3. 3 Patrick
    17 February 2011 at 5:04 pm

    The double digit seasons have a lot of moments copied from family guy but last Sunday’s Family Guy episode ‘Friends of Peter G’ copied the Otm Shank gag.

    • 5 Charlie Sweatpants
      17 February 2011 at 8:12 pm

      I know it’s an old concept, but look at those images. Not only are they dressed similarly, they even shot the conference table from the same angle.

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