I can't speak for the rest of the AICN staff, but I love FAMILY GUY. I'm pretty sure I remember Quint loving it too, but while I don't know if he still keeps up with it, I sure do. It misses about as much as it hits, but when it does hit, it's hilarious. Seth MacFarlane's a pretty smart guy, too, if his guest spots on Bill Maher's show are any indication. And now he's got a live-action film getting ready for production called TED, which stars Mark Wahlberg as a guy who can't seem to get rid of his childhood teddy bear (voiced and performed in motion capture by MacFarlane). His bear comes to life after a childhood wish and has become something of a pain in the ass to Wahlberg's character. Mila Kunis, who does Meg's voice on FAMILY GUY, is cast as Wahlberg's girlfriend. Giovanni Ribisi has also been cast for the film.
And now, another funny guy has been cast, according to Deadline. Joel McHale, of COMMUNITY and E's THE SOUP, plays Mila's boss who is constantly hitting on her and causing problems with her relationship to Wahlberg. Now, this is the part where I'm going to get kicked around a little bit, and I deserve it: I haven't seen COMMUNITY yet. I know it's awesome. I know it. I'm dying to watch it and I want to pick up the DVDs of the first season and catch up. I just haven't done it yet. Too bad they're not on Instant Netflix or I would have done it already. But I have watched THE SOUP before and I know McHale's hilarious. I'm going to catch up to this show as soon as I can. Until then, I'm really looking forward to what Seth McFarlane does with his first film.
When Mike Judge went into live-action, we got OFFICE SPACE and IDIOCRACY. Here's hoping that Seth MacFarlane can make the same leap from television to silver screen with the same quality.