Happy Indigenous People’s day y’all!!! We’re taking a very unwarranted day off. In the mean time you should the read the shit out of my feature piece on Radar about the Seth MacFarlane backlash.
… [I]t wasn’t ever thus. Indeed, there was a time where I, and a whole legion of zealous college students, would have found such scornful commentary about MacFarlane to be sacrilege. After all, his cheeky formula of golden-age gags, pop culture riffs and slyly subversive material was once a blast of fresh air in the putrid sitcom swamp of the late ’90s.
But today, things have changed. And even as a former fan of Family Guy, I must admit that there is a staggering inversion between the quality of MacFarlane’s work and his cash bonanza.