A couple of days ago Family Guy (a show that has long since run it's course and that many people agree is now pretty consistently bad) released an episode that even fans of the show are unwilling to defend. Many people are labelling it as either the most boring episode of Family Guy ever, or the absolute low point of the show (which is saying quite a lot). https://www.reddit.com/r/familyguy/comments/85frzx/march_18th_2018_the_worst_episode_of_family_guy/ The episode is pretentious and incredibly boring. It can't be defended on the basis of trying something different, since a Hey Arnold episode used the same premise (Helga In The Chair) and the show itself already tried something similar with an earlier episode (Brian and Stewie). The episode is, essentially, Seth Macfarlane monologuing for almost the entire runtime, often using an incredibly annoying voice because part of the episodes 'deconstruction' of Stewie involves the reveal that 'gasp' the American baby doesn't actually have a natural British accent. People generally agree that the low point of the episode was when Stewie rambles on for about 5 minutes about the past of the psychiatrist (a character we've never seen before, and will never see again). The worst part of Family Guy has always been it's tendency to come across as being laughably out of touch with the common person (check out Brian's unrealistic large furnished apartment in the slum when he gets kicked out of the Griffin's house over a racist tweet) and incredibly blind/deaf when it comes to social issues (the infamous 'lightning rod' speech telling abuse victim to allow themselves to be abused). This episode combines both of Family Guy's main failings, and taints the episode with two more sins. It's incredibly pretentious, and it is arguably the most boring episode of any show that has ever been released. Even Space Ghost's slightly controversial Fire Ant episode wasn't as boring as this, mostly because the opening before the purposefully boring fire ant following scene was packed with great jokes, and the punchline at the end of the episode after the ten-minute sequence was phenomenal. Thoughts?