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Fans complaining 'mean' Family Guy joke about John Goodman went way too far

Gerrard Kaonga

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Fans complaining 'mean' Family Guy joke about John Goodman went way too far

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Even though Family Guy has built a reputation of taking brutal shots at any and every celebrity, one joke seemed to rub some fans the wrong way.

Family Guy is known and loved for its risque comedy-style but according to some fans, Seth MacFarlane and the team of writers can occasionally get a bit too mean-spirited with their jokes.

One particular cutaway gag that has begun to spread on social media is a joke mocking actor John Goodman for his weight.

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The joke is from episode 19 of Season 4, Brian Sings and Swings, which first aired in 2006, so admittedly a lot of fans are late to the party with the joke.

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The cutaway joke shows Goodman gorging from a mountain of mashed potatoes, pies, turkey and gravy while his family - looking thoroughly malnourished - watch on hungrily.

Goodman’s son in the skit - even though Goodman only has a daughter in real life - begs for some food before he is scolded by his father.

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“I told you, when I am finished, you can have what is left.” Goodman snapped angrily, to which his son replied: “There won’t be any left, there is never any left.”

As Goodman’s wife attempted to grab some food she was swiftly stabbed in the hand before sarcastically saying 'Happy Thanksgiving', and the skit ends with his daughter passing out,

One cut-away gag is a joke mocking actor John Goodman for his weight.  Credit: Fox
One cut-away gag is a joke mocking actor John Goodman for his weight. Credit: Fox

The resurfaced clip has so far been viewed more than 3.6 million times since it was posted on X on November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving.

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Family Guy fans took to the comment section to complain the joke was a little too dark for their tastes.

“I love dark humor, but Jesus Christ,” one X user commented.

“Why are they being mean to John Goodman,” another simply wrote.

“This is so mean spirited and unfunny wtf. What did they have against John Goodman,” another added.

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While some were concerned about the cheap shots at Goodman, others remarked that they did still laugh and joked that they hated themselves for it.

Goodman has since lost much of the weight he was known for in the early 2000s and at the ripe old age of 71, he looks to be in pretty good shape.

John Goodman has since lost much of the weight he was known for in the early 2000s. Credit: Arnold Jerocki/WireImage
John Goodman has since lost much of the weight he was known for in the early 2000s. Credit: Arnold Jerocki/WireImage

In 2016, the actor also got very candid about his difficulties with food.

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“You don’t want to look at yourself. It gets dangerous,” he told ABC NEWS.

“I was just eating all the time. I was just eating alcoholically. In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack of bud or whatever and just go back to my old habits.”

But by 2023 he had lost a total of 200 pounds and had spoken to Rolling Stone about his weight loss journey and how he was able to conquer his old habits.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity

Gerrard Kaonga
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