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Family Guy and Freud

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Skylar Thompson
Dr. Russell Carter
English 111-F18
February 20, 2013
Thesis Statement
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and when it comes to the television series, Family Guy, everyone does. A person either loves the series or absolutely hates it. Antonia Peacocke voiced her opinion on the hit series in her article, Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. At first she was just another addition to the other Family Guy haters, but she eventually came around and saw the humor after the hard to swallow punch lines. “Family Guy does not aim to hurt… creators take certain measures to keep it from hitting too hard.” Peacock says (307). What the creators are reenacting in the shows are not exactly, socially
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Furthermore, the cancellations were the least of the series producers problems, they have also been sued for a numerous of times for their controversial jokes. Family Guy is notorious for their, what some would say, crude jokes; although, they are just really shedding light on truthful things going on in the world today. Basically, the show says things that the rest of the world is scared to speak on. Peacocke also noticed this, that the creators did not mean any harm by the
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