Top Ten Reasons Why The Simpsons is Better than Family Guy

For those who agree that Family Guy dosen't compare to The Simpsons, these are the reasons why.
The Top Ten
1 Family Guy was pretty much based on The Simpsons.

Yeah! Family Guy is just trying to be like the Simpsons but failed miserably and it’s a ripoff of the Simpsons because Family Guy came out 10 years after the Simpsons did

Well, Family Guy is a sitcom. An animated sitcom. You know that The Simpsons did'nt owned this sitcom genre, it was the Flintstones. Every animated sitcoms has the same formula especially Family Guy and The Simpsons (or every other sitcoms). I know both shows were great but I don't think Family Guy is actually a rip-off. Because Family Guy has different perspective as The Simpsons did. The Simpsons have kid-friendly tone while Family Guy has adult humor as South Park have. I mean, did you see the theme songs are the same? No. The Simpsons opening was just seeing every people in Springfield and what The Simpsons are doing (also the couch gag is the same but more of a twist). While Family Guy theme is more of a type of Broadway musical kind of thing. Also, did you see a baby and a dog can talk in The Simpsons? No. It's belong to Family Guy. There is no such thing as talking baby and a dog in The Simpsons (unless it was just a crossover: The Simpsons Guy).

The humors were also ...more

Actually, The Simpsons is the rip off show. Matt Groening found out about Family guy so he travelled in a time machine back to 1987 where he debuted his first short on the Tracey Ullman show, Good Night. Now people don't know that Family Guy came before The Simpsons and when convinced that it is they completely deny it.

Of course, if you were going to believe this story, please jump off a cliff, the world will benefit.

Family guy is a hilarious show, however, it contains too much disrespectful terms and slurs against all people. Unlike the Simpsons, who make us laugh, cry, and smile. In the theme song of Family guy, they state "lucky there's a man who positively can do, all the things that make us. Laugh and cry".. But, I never cried. I may have laughed, but it didn't make me release emotion like the Simpsons did.

2 The Simpsons is actually funny.

The Simpsons is not funny, unlike the Simpsons family guy actually put work into their jokes and cutaway gags, the writers on family guy know what there doing, they know what offends people and what makes people laugh. The whole staff on Family guy makes each and every episode good with they're ideas, since the Simpsons has gone down hill they probably take jokes from family guy, there was this one episode of the Simpsons when they tackled terrorism, Lisa assumes homer is a terrorist. Now even before the episode aired family guy was doing this they we discribing Jews as bad people and in the Simpsons episode they act as if Muslims are terrorist. So it's safe to say that I exposed The Simpsons for who they are, lying hypocrites.

The Simpsons actually tries to be funny and they are funny while Family Guy just tried to hard to be funny but Family Guy isn’t funny at all

Lots of jokes on Family Guy are used at the wrong moment. When Peter saw the news that two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, he says "must have been a woman pilot." That's offensive in two ways.

People believe Family Guy is better because they think being offensive is funny. The Simpsons actually try to make jokes.

3 D'oh!

D'oh was the most wisest word whenever you get ticked-off with. But do you know much funnier than D'oh? Peter Griffin fistfights with Big Chicken was much funnier.

D'oh is actually so popular a catchphrase that it was put into the dictionary!

D'oh is one of the funniest quiotes in the history of television, always makes me laugh

This quote is so unforgettable and probably one of the most iconic quotes in the Simpsons

4 The characters are more complex.

Oh my god, so I'm not the only one with this opinion. For a minute there I thought I was wrong for liking the Simpsons characters better... but I'm not! I mean, I always thought I saw something in most of the Simpsons characters that wasn't there and didn't in Family guy's, but let's face it... I wasn't the only one who saw it; we all did when we watched anything of seasons 1-8 (or, more like 2-8... whatever.) because back in the day, the Simpsons characters weren't just funny, but also flawed, likeable (though annoying to a more shallow or biased person) and most notably, kind of relatable. Since I think of the Simpsons as only being made up of the older seasons and not the newer ones, I think I have the right to say that the characters probably are exactly what makes it better than its ripoff. While I must sadly confess that Family Guy is pretty funny, it's characters are one of many reasons why it sucks. None of them have the depth of those in The Simpsons, and because of this, ...more

They are not only more complex with more emotional depth (in the early days at least) but have more variety. Family Guy followed the principals of modern marketing and made the show revolve around Peter the stereotypic overgrown slacker. But The Simpsons is a Neapolitan ice cream with Homer and Bart as the vanilla and dozens of wonderful off-beat characters as the chocolate and strawberry.

It seem like all the Griffin kids are just half-assed rip off of the Simpson kids.
Bart might not be bright but he never got stupidly dumb but Chris is just a moron and Bart at least is interesting and all the Simpson family and most of the characters have good personalities while all the Family Guy characters are just forgettable. And the Simpsons are not

Outside of the griffin family Family guy has maybe 3 three dimensional supporting characters. Almost all of the Simpsons supporting characters have multiple sides to them

5 Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Homer's a lovable oaf. He also still loves his family, just not the things they do. In one episode, Lisa passes out at one of her concerts and Homer says "when I prayed for this to end, I didn't mean like this." It's funny but you can still see Homer loves his family.

Homer loves all his kids and wife with all of his heart while Peter has no respect for Meg and Lois and doesn't even know who Stewie is. Even if Homer messes up you can see his heart is in the right place and Peter is just a jerk.

When I look at Homer, I see a lazy, sometimes selfish man, but I also see a big heart behind him. I cannot deny that Homer Simpson is practically a big role model. Peter Griffin, on the other hand, I don't really want to be like.

Homer loves and cares about his family way more than Peter. Even if he believes silly things like Bart could be turned into a box, even if he strangles Bart in every episode he loves and cares about him.

6 Appropriate for kids

Where the episode natural born kissers or something where they get in the golf thingie where they used to hang out and then the Flanders come and one of the kid's ball gets stuck in the thing where Homer and Marge are and everybody from town comes to get the ball from there and Marge and Homer are having sex there and everyone is touching them saying "hmm there is a bunch of meat in there! " And then the couple runs away as quick as possible then the police sees them and they gotta hide and they get in a balloon and they fly up but homer trips and falls but then he grabs a rope on the balloon and he just swings there and when marge tries to get down they land on an AFL stadium and then they land there naked and homer is like "yeah yeah make pictures idiots! " And everyone starts makeup get pictures and then they get home and they are on the newsletter and a picture of them naked on it and that's how the episode ends. Phew my fingers are tired from typing! �". Thanks for reading! :3

You see, this is the main reason I kinda like The Simpsons. They don't overdose on the adult jokes. There's a cuss and a sex reference here and there, but they don't do it too much, and I think it's MUCH more PG than Family Guy. And the adding of soccer references just makes me like it BETTER!

Family-friendly is more like it. There is a curse and a sex reference here and there, but not in overdose. We all know that Simpsons is better than Family Guy just like we all know SpongeBob is better that Fairly Odd Parents.

Family Guy is childish. Anyone of any age can watch The Simpsons unless you are scared of your kids watching it? I remember a Simpsons gameboy game that was from 3+

7 The Simpsons support and love each other despite their flaws. The Griffins treat each other badly and constantly do horrible things to each other.

This is so true! The Simpsons actually support and love each other while Family on the other hand just hate each other, do bad things to each other, abuse each other, and hurt each other.

This one scene from "The Simpson's Guy" summarizes the different mentalities of each family:

Meg Griffin: Look at all these trophies! There must be, like, 20 of them!
Lisa Simpson: 23. But I'm sure you have a lot of trophies of your own.
Meg: No. I'm not good at anything.
Lisa: Oh, Meg, I'm sure you're good at something. We just have to find out what it is. After all, Nelson Mandela said it's our obligation to shine.
Meg: You mean like my oily face and back?
Lisa: No. Maybe don't sit on my bedspread, please. But I mean the light within you that makes you an individual. Meg, you need to know that you matter.
Meg: Really? No one's ever told me I mattered before.
Lisa: That's why you have to say it. So say it.
Meg: I matter.
Lisa: Louder!
Meg: I matter!
Peter Griffin: (from off-screen) Shut up, Meg! You don't matter!
Meg: (slumps over feeling defeated)

Yeah SO TRUE! The Simpsons actually love each other while crappy Family Guy just hate each other and abuse each other especially Meg Griffin who the WHOLE ENTIRE Griffin family hate and abuse her. I actually feel bad for Meg cause no one in Family Guy treats her with respect. The Simpsons are way better than that Family Guy Crap!

Would Homer shoot Lisa for saying high to him?
Would Homer attempt to marry Bart to get money?
Would Marge encourage Lisa to kill herself?
Would Homer, Bart, and Lisa let Maggie go for days and weeks with a cracked head in attempt to hide her injury from Marge?

No! Because even though the family has their troubles and disagreements, they genuinely love each other.

8 Family Guy bases their show almost entirely on their high shock value.

Actually people have different tastes in humour. Family Guy is also childish.

Family Guy is crap!

9 There are more characters to work off of in The Simpsons.

Family Guy is filled with such awful characters like Quagmire and Brian.

The simpsons has more side characters and barts school friens like ralph and milhouse are hilarious

Yeah simpsons

I love Family Guy but the Simpsons is AWESOME! WAY BETTER IN MY OPINION! GO THE SIMPSONS!

10 Family Guy can be really annoying sometimes.

What happened to the guy who made Family Guy he wrote kids shows that everyone who loves the 90s mention Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I am Weasel.
But he made his own adult shows and suddenly it's a like dumbed down version of The Simpsons. A friend who everyone calls boring has his own show.

This baby in family guy is it was like "good morning! Good morning! To You! " And it kept on going after a while the baby came when he finished and said "good morning! Good morni-oh I though we continued so bye..."

Family guy awlays makes jokes with the Jews and other nations and it's black and blue humor just PASSES THE LINE! There are awlays nudists and other things. While The Simpsons has veeery much better humor

I also hate when they take a joke that isn't funny and drag it out for 3 mins and think that that makes it funny.

The Contenders
11 It has seniority.

The Simpsons is classic. Family Guy is not classic, but it's rather nuisance and trash.

Cancel Family Guy for Family Guy is 💩☠️!

12 Bart Simpson Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.

Bart would only prank, but if he killed a guy or at least injured a guy, he would feel guilt. Once, Chris smashed his father's head and just laughed.

He is so much better than all the family guy characters put together!

If Bart has a fight with Chris, I can already tell that Bart is going to win.

He's the best their is so cool and awesome

13 The Simpsons appeals to a wider audience than Family Guy

Family Guy is designed to appeal to frat boys and immature teens. The Simpsons can appeal to a wide range of groups. A ten-year-old and a seventy-year-old alike could watch an episode of The Simpsons and find different things about the episode that appeal to them.

The Simpsons is beloved and respected. Family Guy is hated and shunned. Cancel Family Guy before Seth MacFarlane becomes senile. Even Seth wants to end Family Guy!

Family Guy is designed to appeal to frat boys and immature teens. The Simpsons can appeal to a wide range of groups. A ten y

14 The stupid Meg-hating gag

This is probably the worst thing about Family Guy! The stupid Meg-hating gag! There always like "Shut up Meg!" or they tell her she doesn't matter and Lois encourages Meg to FRICKING KILL HERSELF! This is why Lois is probably the worst mother in cartoon history!

IronSabbathPriest we know that Family Guy is just a T.V. show, but Meg has been abused too much, to the point where it's just unoriginal and not funny anymore! If that was just an episode where they abused her but they apologized at the end of the episode, then I'm fine with it, but NOT IN ABOUT MOST EPISODES OF THE SERIES!
The Simpsons over Family Guy anyday!

Only one joke with that gag ever slightly worked with me. I could compare this with Bart being strangled a lot, but he's always fine right after and doesn't act as though it is tearing his life apart, like a lot of the Family Guy gags led to.

Ah yes, the infamous Meg-hating gag is one of the biggest problems I have with earlier seasons of Family Guy, and it's only gotten worse in later seasons.

15 Brian gave Stewie Herpes and didn't even care

Family Guy characters are trash anyway, except Adam West (Batman). Digressing, Family Guy should be cancelled for its disgusting craps.

Okay, that’s just creepy...

16 The Simpsons have a feature movie

I KNOW! And Family Guy just put 3 episodes together and called it a feature movie, which proves my "Family Guy Copies off The Simpsons" theory true.

I watched it! It was awesome! If u are talking about the one where they put a giant thingie on spriendfield and yeah that was awesome

Family Guy would be cancelled before they ever have a shot of having a movie.

It is the best movie in the world

17 Better storylines

No there are not... Family guy has a lot parodies and other AWESOME episodes

Well season 4 of Family Guy and The Simpsons were good

Family guy is horrible 😡

18 Family Guy tends to go overboard a lot, as The Simpsons rarely ever do.

Family Guy is rubbish and annoyingly irritating. Cancel Family Guy and all the troubles will Ben healed.

19 Family Guy is too mean spirited

There are comedy shows that are way more funnier than that Family Guy trash.

Especially when Meg was being bullied a lot.

20 The Simpsons is timeless. Family Guy is not.

SHUT UP! Although The Simpsons came out like, 10 years before Family Guy, it will live on forever! Also, Seth MacFarlane went on strike for like, 2 weeks, unlike Matt Groening, who didn't give up on his characters!

That's not true.. I have watched every episode of Family guy 4 times and still not bored.. Simpsons have so boring episodes...

They'll never stop The Simpsons.
Look at some of the oldest kids shows still around Sooty, Blue Peter, Newsround, Sesame Street, Noddy.

The Simpsons will be remembered forever. Family Guy will be forgotten a year or two after it ends.

21 Better parodies

Haste la vista, Abey!

Oh Margie.You came and you found me a Turkey.

Cancel Family Guy! Long live the Simpsons! Family Guy is 💩 while the Simpsons is 😂

The Simpsons is 👑 👑.
Family Guy is 💩 💩! Cancel Family Guy!
Long live The Simpsons!

22 Family Guy sucks at being heartfelt

Yeah, it just seems like they make fun of actual emotional scenes and try to be emotional but the emotional never make me cry

Uhh no... that's Simpsons your talking about now
Duh that's why there is a list of Simpsons being heartfelt and not Family Guy which is as heartfelt like 90s cartoon Three Friends and Jerry.

The Simpsons is well meaning and great. Long live The Simpsons!
Family Guy isn't well and it's rather pathetic. Cancel Family Guy!

So true, I almost have tears when Simpsons does emotional, no tears family guy

23 Eat my shorts!

Actually the Eat my shorts joke is from what has been called The Classic Simpsons. Before the ridiculous Skinner is an imposter episode. But people still like The Simpsons but it's not disturbing.

No, family guy doesn't make new jokes. It doesn't even make jokes at all - just offensive garbage.

Whats fun about him saying the same joke for 30 years... Family guy can even make new jokes

Like on Boaz the Simpson's.

24 The Simpsons has never been cancelled.

The Simpsons will never end!
But Family Guy may get cancelled, and it would be a great joy for y'all.

I was worried that The Simpsons may get cancelled.

This show started in the 1990's...
And it will never end!

On the road since 1989 baby!

25 Family Guy relies on fart jokes too much

Just throw in the farting moose from Doogal, maybe the dog too. Then three talking dogs. Brian, Vinny, Doogal (Who was from a little kids movie)

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