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Family Guy Volume 1 (Seasons 1 and 2) (1999)

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NOTE: Some episodes from these season that don't have commentaries on this release do have commentaries on the Family Guy: Freakin' Sweet Collection.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: "Death Has a Shadow" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:6.6/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by I am Luke on August 9th, 2004:Find all reviews by I am Luke
The problem with many of the commentaries on the first Family Guy box is that Fox cut large portions of them, leaving empty spaces stretching for several minutes.
Reviewed by aph86 on December 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
Best commentary on the set. They what it was like working on the show when it first started. Also these people are pretty funny(but as funny as the show itself). Worth a listen.
Reviewed by JWINGS on December 29th, 2009:Find all reviews by JWINGS
Very funny! It's a hoot when the cast starts arguing with each other
"in character". Fun!
Reviewed by RStanfield146 on February 26th, 2011:Find all reviews by RStanfield146
The commentary was okay but there was a lot of dead air. I think Alex Borstein was the best commentator.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 3rd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
The first track they recorded, and I guess in the beginning tried to talk about the behind the scenes difficulties of getting the show off the ground. But really with two large dead spots, and a lot of going off into tangents, it set the tone for the low bar these commentaries would be.
Commentary 2: "The Son Also Draws" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:6.8/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on December 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
They don't really talk about anything or give any real info. But they are funny, so its worth a listen.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 3rd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Not too many dead spots, but they also do not talk about the episode for about 25% of it. They go off on various tangents. And not particularly funny or informative tangents.
Commentary 3: "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:7.0/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on December 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
Wow, actually info is given here. When not joking around or talking about nothing, Seth talks about the music number in the episode was done. Worth a listen.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 3rd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Sort of middle of the road for me. Not a lot of dead spots, but you can tell the people loved the musical number, but thought a lot of the jokes could have been funnier. They talk about how much the censors argued over obvious sex jokes, and even just Stewie holding a gun. What they really like talking about is the song and dance number, which got an emmy nomination.
Commentary 4: "Holy Crap" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:6.3/10 (10 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on January 6th, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Worse commentary on this set. They are silence for over half of the commentary. With that said when they rarely talk they are funny. Not worth your time.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 2nd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Yep, it is a pretty bad one. Maybe 50 percent silence, and when they do talk it is to point out a joke that did not land, or a side story barely related to what we see.
Commentary 5: "Fifteen Minutes of Shame" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:7.6/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on January 7th, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Nothing is said in this commentary. Donít waste your time.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 2nd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
They talk more than on most of their commentaries, maybe because they had been through a lot of them by now. But really I think they just had more to talk about than many of the others because they go into some detail about Adam West appearing for the first time. And the writers wife appeared as a girl in the slumber party. And Seth points out a cut away joke that appeared in another episode.
Commentary 6: "Let's Go to the Hop" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:6.7/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on December 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
Don't waste your time here. These people just talk about nothing and are not even funny when doing it. There is no point in this commentary being on the DVD.
Reviewed by grimjack on September 26th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Long stretches of dead space. They do point out some interesting animation mishaps as the early episodes did not have the same budget as would come later. Mentions jokes that he hopes lands, but has no idea since he doesnt really get to see these with an audience who wasnt involved in the making of the show.
Commentary 7: "He's Too Sexy for His Fat" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:7.7/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on January 7th, 2007:Find all reviews by aph86
Waste of a commentary. Donít waste your time.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 2nd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Likely the most commentary like one yet. They talk for all of it, tell some funny jokes that did not make it in. Point out some odd animation issues (the reflection when the bear has Chris in its mouth). And makes sure to point out who wrote or came up with the jokes they found the funniest. (Also, this is one of the funniest and most popular episodes, and they acknowledge that, and how they really went crazy with some of the ideas.)
Commentary 8: "E. Peterbus Unum" -- Creator Seth MacFarlane, producer David Zuckerman, and writers and cast members Rating:7.6/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by aph86 on December 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by aph86
Like the other commentaries, no real info is given. But they are as funny as usual. Worth a listen.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 2nd, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
This is one of those where they only talk about 60 percent of the time. Point out some jokes that surprised them because they were so funny but had forgotten them. Two really odd anachronisms caught me off guard. One is when a guy says "If you go Napster, you can find this song we did everywhere." Another moment they joked about wouldnt that be funny if we did invade Iraq before this episode aired. Basically they filmed the show when Clinton was still president, and Bush became president before it aired.