Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blog 8

Season 12 episode 10 of Family Guy was entitled Grimm Job. This episode included different versions of the Grimm tales how the believed it should have happened. The creators of family guy's interpretation of family guy was very realistic. They included some very realistic things like while little red riding hoods mother was telling her about taking the basket of goodies to the grandmother's house she looked through and noticed the wine and asked if grandmother would be entertaining any guest. After her mother told her about not straying off the path, she said "You know grandmother lived 60 mines away; you know your sending your child out there to die." This scene is realistic but also comical to the audience. A normal mother wouldn't send there child off into the woods alone with dangerous animals, so this scene shows what a child might be thinking when their parent tells them that or what we might have thought when we first read that scene. As she walks into the forest she runs into a talking tree that tells her,"If you were my son I would kill you." (because the character in the show is actually a little boy) She runs into the wolf but she is not afraid by him and actually starts walking with him and having a conversation. They start talking about why he wanted to eat the three little pigs so much; he started telling little red riding hood that one of the pigs was his ex girlfriend. The grandmother is married to the man who own owned the "big shoe", so while he goes out to check on his property the wolf knocks on the grandmothers door posing as little red riding hood. The wolf then gets into bed posing as the grandmother. Little red riding hood began to play along with the wolf being her grandmother when she knows how the story goes. She then goes on complaining that she can't finish the scene because she can't understand how this can be a real scene when it's obvious that her grandmother is a human and not a furry beast. The wolf then jumps out of bed saying he's the wolf and he should be the one upset because hes about to get killed by the woodcutter. The woodcutter ends up coming in and killing the wolf with the chainsaw but little red riding hood believed that the woodcutter was actually just a crazy person that liked to kill people. He then goes over to the next house and kill someone else. This cartoon is a social cartoon because social cartoons usually poke fun at situations. This cartoon uses humor and comedy to poke fun at how the Brother's Grimm made their little red cap story and gave a more realistic interpretation of the story. I like this version of little red riding hood because it's funny and shows another side of little red riding hood that adults today could relate to after reading and understanding how little red riding hood actually happened. 
Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy Season 12 Episode 10.

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