Well, I had a feeling that Seth MacFarlane had a 100% total fart episode brewing in his head and here it is. If you like farting, this is your episode!
I'm actually somewhat shocked that they killed off Loretta at this stage. I thought that'd be at least one or two seasons down the road, which should be a hint that someone doesn't see this show lasting beyond the two seasons it's signed up for.
What really bothered me about this one (aside from all the farting) was that it really felt like the conflict was tacked on. Divorcees, help me out here, but are you really not allowed to grieve for an ex? I think that whole thing really made Donna completely unlikable and she was one of the few likable characters this series had. The likability factor is lacking now more than ever.
Best part of the episode was the end of Quagmire's cameo.
"Have fun on your spin-off, Joey," and Cleveland's reaction almost convinced me to give this episode a pass.
It was Joey not Joanne. I thought that scene made the episode. I also agree Donna was a bitch. I even asked my wife if someone who I dated died and I got weepy about would she be this much of a bitch about it? Her response was no, but if I jumped on the coffin then she would get pissed. I think that was the main point was Cleveland making a spectacle out of himself more then if he got upset. The farting took away from what could have been a pretty good episode.
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Pairing the two Abrams shows makes sense to me. I'd rather see Alias @ 10 sunday, since it would an interesting lead out from Housewives. That Soderbergh thing is very reminiscient of, I think, the Decalogue.