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“Family Guy and Freud”

Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. “Family Guy” portrays carnivalesque imagery such as those seen in “South Park” and “The Simpsons.” The author Peacocke is a fan of “Family Guy” but she says, “It’s important not to lose sight of what’s truly unfunny in real life-even as we appreciate what is hilarious in fiction (308).” Peacocke liked “Family Guy” at first when she realized that the jokes were taking things too far she started to dislike it then liked it again. She felt some people was going overboard and not looking at it to be funny. The show is based on how you look at it. Some people took offense to it and thought it had bad influence and brought negative energy. Others thought the show was funny and most jokes hit home. The show was cancelled many times, because people were against the show and it had inappropriate and humiliating things in the show. Then it came back on the air because of the fans who loved it. Peacocke felt like “Family Guy” shouldn’t be taken so seriously and it’s not there to humiliate people, it’s just satire. Firstly, everything in life is not supposed to be intentional, something’s are funny, others are to be taking at a certain extent and some things are meant to hurt, “Family Guy” is not there to hurt anyone’s feelings, it’s just a cartoon. “Family Guy” has some scenes to whereas it’s funny and gives positive reinforcement. For example, in an episode of “Family Guy” there was a kid smuggling for someone and in rewards he had received a bunny. The character used the bunny as his stimulus in order for the kid to continue smuggling drugs for him. In this example positive reinforcement is used to increase a bad behavior. This scene wasn’t to offend anyone it was a good example of positive even though it wasn’t funny. If you don’t pay attention or...
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