Family Guy Volume One: Seasons 1 & 2 Watching the "Simpsons"-doppelgänger Griffin clan -- with clueless dad, doting mom, and embarrassed daughter -- is like seeing a beloved celeb with fresh plastic surgery:… Family Guy Volume One: Seasons 1 & 2 Watching the "Simpsons"-doppelgänger Griffin clan -- with clueless dad, doting mom, and embarrassed daughter -- is like seeing a beloved celeb with fresh plastic surgery:…
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Family Guy Volume One: Seasons 1 & 2 (2003)

Family Guy | D'OH! ''Family Guy'' never quite lives up to ''The Simpsons''' genius
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D'OH! ''Family Guy'' never quite lives up to ''The Simpsons''' genius
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; DVD Release Date: Apr 15, 2003

Watching the ''Simpsons''-doppelgänger Griffin clan -- with clueless dad, doting mom, and embarrassed daughter -- is like seeing a beloved celeb with fresh plastic surgery: It looks familiar enough to like, yet something's not quite right. Family Guy Volume One: Seasons 1 & 2 rips through edgy gags, TV references, and fantasy sequences (some of which are hilariously inspired), but Fox's other buffoonish family has none of ''The Simpsons''' heart. As Homer and family have shown, a cartoon doesn't always have to be this cartoonish.

Originally posted Apr 22, 2003 Published in issue #706-707 Apr 25, 2003 Order article reprints
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