Well, here's FG, which has been on a major losing streak. Now let's see if this show can actually be funny again.
Ok, one segment in and it's already ten times better than the last two episodes put together. Quagmire's joke making Peter crap himself was the funniest thing this show's done in a while, especially when Quagmire recruited Freddy Krueger. And no, I can't believe there was a Bender cameo on this show, either.
Then came the rest of the main plot. And man, this just served as a reminder of how sorely missed Cleveland is. Just about everything here worked, except MAN was that Vietnam joke bordering on distasteful. But aside from that, it was really nice to have Peter and the entire gang reunited and this episode proved to me that FG's "jump the shark" moment came with Cleveland's departure.
I thought this episode was great, but I wonder if that's because it was actually great or because it was good compared to those horrendous last few episodes. I'll have to watch it again to find the answer, but the fact that this actually MERITS a second viewing is a victory in itself.
This was a lot more fun then last week's episode which I didn't mind since you almost need an episode like that just to shake things up. As someone who lost a family member in "Nam". I was somewhat offended by that joke, but I laugh at the 9/11, Katrina, Christianity and other shock jokes, so it would be hypocritical for me to get upset about it. I did love the dinner scene especially Peter saying the show was the wedding gift. The rest of the episode was good and yeah Cleveland is missed. They maybe need to make Cleveland or Stewie the Wolverine of the McFarlaneverse where they are on the show for no real reason other then to help with the chemistry and sell books. Not a bad episode, it just needed one big joke to help sell it. Is this the finale since they are supposed to do Something Something Darkside next week or they still have a new show next week then the movie?
I was disappointed they didn't actually go to Maine, but the car trip made up for it. Anyone who has worked in a predominantly female workplace can relate to them talking about their pregnancy and giving birth. They can tell you exactly what time their labor started. where they were, when they were dialated how many centimeters. They all have their story.
I love how Tom kept asking questions of Leslie's now ex boyfriend, like he was a kid of two divorcing parents. Ron Swanson is cool as hell. So smooth, and the way he blew those two old ladies off was great. Tom asking for alimony was great too.