Get Ready For A Western Filled With Abortion Jokes: MacFarlane Gets Another Movie
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Get Ready For A Western Filled With Abortion Jokes: MacFarlane Gets Another Movie

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | December 4, 2012 | Comments ()


Listen, kids. At least this isn't a remake, a reborquel, a romantic comedy, a vampire movie, an unofficial prequel, or a standalone Aquaman movie. Seth MacFarlane (I don't need to tell you his previous works here, right?) has once again earned that shit-eating grin of his with another big screen deal. This time, MacFarlane, and his Ted-writing cohorts Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, have written a comedy Western. Since I've heard that Ted was better than anyone thought it would be, I suppose this could work.

There aren't many details as of yet, but the movie's title will be A Million Ways To Die In The West. MacFarlane will, of course, star in the movie. Shall we place bets on which voice he'll use? I'm guessing a Stewie-esque voice, because MacFarlane will find the idea of a gay or possibly gay cowboy irresistible.

Comparisons to the beloved Blazing Saddles have been made by the People Who Write Up That Sort Of Thing For Reporters. Those same People have indicated that the script has "contemporary humor" alongside the myriad of horrible and painful ways to expire back in the 1800s. Get ready for dick and fart jokes with a side of dysentery and murder!

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  • Jezzer

    So lowbrow comedy westerns are only okay when they're "Blazing Saddles"? Pajiba draws the weirdest lines in the sand.

  • David Sorenson

    What would be another example? Wagons East? Wild Wild West? Comedy westerns pretty much begin and end at Blazing Saddles.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I'm just going to ignore the irrational MacFarlane hate, and focus on the question of why people are still trying to make westerns happen. It's just not a thing anymore, guys. I mean, maybe if you set it on Mars, or throw a naked Salma Hayek at it or something, maybe. Otherwise, the mid-20th century called and would like its genre back.

  • Brittaney

    Why does he have to mess with Westerns now? I love Westerns. Don't get me wrong I love Ted, but I don't see how he could make this work. Other than Blazing Saddles I can't think of another Western comedy that was really funny.

  • googergieger

    The Good, The Bad, and The Weird was pretty alright. Granted it was more action comedy. Had a good director and amazing cast. Also was Korean so, umm, carry on.

  • Sherriff McLawDog

    Another MacFarlane post, another spewing of unnecessary hate. We get it, you guys are too highbrow for Family Guy's kind of humor, which makes it totally reasonable to hate a guy. Didn't you all just recommend we watch Bad Santa, Harold and Kumar, and Orgazmo?Good things those aren't full of what could be considered offensive jokes and irreverent humor. Time to step off that horse and move on.

  • David Sorenson

    It's not that I'm too highbrow for his humor. It's that I've seen it before or I've seen it done better. Family Guy is basically The Simpsons plus Robot Chicken (before and better). Most of the funny bits come from the random manatee jokes and rarely come from the story or the situation or the characters themselves. And there's really no point in discussing the rest of McFarlane's work because it's all pretty much a variation on Family Guy.

    I'll consider watching this movie if McFarlane manages to do the whole thing without some sort of talking animal or baby or any other thing talking that wouldn't normally talk. I'll consider it progress if he makes a western without any anachronistic pop culture references. Since he hasn't managed to make one damn thing without some form of either, I'm not going to hold my breath.

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  • googergieger

    Look, I love Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. I don't hide it. I own it. I quote it. I sometimes go into ten minutes of dialogue from it. However I don't act like people just don't get it, if they don't like it. I don't say they are acting like they are better than others for not liking it. It is a stupid, stupid movie. It isn't all that clever but it just works. Hour and a half or so of a guy doing an MST3K bit of a perfect movie to do it with. It works. I just makes me laugh a lot, and I can easily see why people hate it or dismiss it.

    If you like Macfarlane go for it. However don't play some effin comedy martyr card when the guy has clearly made a living out of mostly poorly animating other peoples funny ideas/bits/whatever. When he isn't doing five minute fight scenes, dance scenes, drawn out jokes that always work, and that one country singer bit, anyways. You don't see America's Funniest Home Video fans acting like there is more to it than watching a guy get hit in the nuts.

  • BWeaves

    "Contemporary humor" = dated. Blazing Saddles isn't dated. Well, except for the Heddy Lamar references. Unless this is a story about a black sheriff, I don't see how it would compare.

  • Seany D

    I'm not sure why MacFarlane gets so much hate, especially after Ted. It was a genuinely good comedy. Family Guy's humor isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean the guy's a hack.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Was it the "shit-eating grin" comment? I actually like MacFarlane and have been known to cackle loudly while watching Family Guy and American Dad. But we can go with hate I guess.

  • googergieger

    No but him not having one original bone in his body might make him a hack.

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