How the Cutaway Problem Changed Family Guy

  • Published on Sep 17, 2019
  • The Family Guy cutaway has become a topic of conversation amongst fans for years. The best Family Guy episodes are often referenced using their cutaways. But what happens when you break down the numbers of Stewie and the Griffins, what do those numbers have to say about the show. Family Guy is not going anywhere, but what is clear, is that the show has a problem that is not going to be easily solved.
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  • Nerdstalgic
    Nerdstalgic  Month ago +972

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Correlation is different than causation. While there's correlation here, you may disagree with my feelings about causation! But in my opinion in this case, the two co-exist!

    • Stoned Shenanigans
      Stoned Shenanigans 3 days ago

      Don't forget the over usage of the Song bits too.

    • Unknown
      Unknown 24 days ago

      Nerdstalgic a youtuber named shadow stranger stole your how marvel cant buy spiderman back video

    • Wenslo D.
      Wenslo D. 27 days ago

      What happened to courage the cowardly dog video?

  • DueloftheFates86
    DueloftheFates86 5 hours ago

    What is the closing song? It sounds so familiar

  • david johnson
    david johnson 12 hours ago

    This guy sounds like too tall desk


    Imagine someone making a 10 hour loop of all the cutaways ever used...

  • sKyRyu
    sKyRyu 18 hours ago

    As a person who have only seen family Guy on TVclip by titles of cutaways
    I think those cutaways were reason the why I ever first saw it.. like idk remember the first one ever but it was probably cuz of a cutaways

  • Doctor Daddy
    Doctor Daddy 19 hours ago

    Dude comparing Family Guy to the Super Bowl is like comparing pancakes with syrup to pancakes with mustard

  • Olafoos
    Olafoos Day ago +1

    Family guy was funny when the drawings were bad. Everyone moved to American Dad.

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob Day ago

    Cutways is what makes family guy family guy

  • Paul Martin
    Paul Martin Day ago

    Seasons 1-3 had the cutaways on point though.

  • Mitchell Skene
    Mitchell Skene Day ago

    I'd like to point out that it's kind of unfair to compare a Superbowl, or any championship games, to a TV show that's episodic in nature. The Superbowl, for all intents and purposes, is a 1 time deal, whereas if you missed the latest episode of a TV show, you can watch it another time. I do agree with you on this though, I just wanted to point that out

  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins Day ago

    Wow this video is so true, it's just random cutaways to fill up the episode.
    This is a worse realisation than that time I ran out of socks in my cupboard.
    Me: "Ughhh! I'm out of socks mother."
    Mother: "What about your Jared Leto Joker Socks?"
    *Shows the pair of socks*
    Me: "I think I'll go without socks to work."

  • Pipi Pikksukk
    Pipi Pikksukk Day ago


  • my dad is unemployed

    family guy and the simpsons are on the same level as the queen, betty white, and jenna marbles' dog. they should probably die soon, but life wouldnt be the same.

  • Sergeantmajormario
    Sergeantmajormario 2 days ago

    Were my Sister and I the only ones that didn't get the Conway Twitty cutaways? Whenever we rewatch those episodes we just instantly fast-forward passed the cutaway

  • SCU Later
    SCU Later 2 days ago

    I love the cut aways.

  • Jonah Grignon
    Jonah Grignon 2 days ago

    Family guy is a trash show for stupid people. Can't put it better than that...

  • Rutch Johnson
    Rutch Johnson 2 days ago

    I think it has something to do with streaming services. Now people can watch there favorite seasons over and over and skip on the bad ones.

  • Noah Malamut
    Noah Malamut 2 days ago

    how about the fact netflix streaming started to blow up and people watched less tv when family guys viewership went down

  • Mo G
    Mo G 2 days ago

    What's the beat at 8:16?? It's 🔥

  • Artixskillz
    Artixskillz 2 days ago

    I like the cutaways

  • Flippert
    Flippert 3 days ago

    Honestly I like the cutaway transition joke, in context it’s kinda funny to me

  • Ben Acri
    Ben Acri 3 days ago

    I disagree

  • Bait_01
    Bait_01 3 days ago

    I hate the pacing of your videos it sounds like you drag out your voice to make it your own shitty aesthetic which is so unnapealing and idiotic.

    • Bait_01
      Bait_01 3 days ago

      It's like your trying to drag out the video to try to reach the 10 min mark. I have to watch it at 1.25x to not leave the video, I would make it faster but your voice gets to squeaky. Honestly

  • Justin Gordon
    Justin Gordon 3 days ago

    Last place I thought I'd see 28-3.

  • Randy Films
    Randy Films 3 days ago +1

    The cutaways are getting ridiculous in the newer episodes. They are running out of story lines. They now instead use them to extend the episodes by dragging on scenes that completely draw away from the story. RIP Family is dead.

  • Nathan Tinsley
    Nathan Tinsley 3 days ago

    Shut up, Meg

  • Pad Alex
    Pad Alex 3 days ago

    Every tv show is loosing it's ratings, what had 8-10 mil viewers in 2003-2010 has 3 million now. Everyone uses streaming services

    • Pad Alex
      Pad Alex 3 days ago

      And you compared a sporting event that is only valid if watched live to a show that cand be viewed at any time

  • max Jives
    max Jives 3 days ago

    revolution of the family sitcoms? you grandiloquent hack. The whole show is akin to Sunday comic strips

  • Scaly Ribit
    Scaly Ribit 4 days ago

    Personally I think cutaways are a big part of family guy they have been doing it ever since the show was made and I find most of them funny it kind of explains and shows what happened and what there talking about

  • Jamie McNeil
    Jamie McNeil 4 days ago +5

    Never liked the Conway Twitty cut aways, always thought they were annoying.

  • Fatal Berry
    Fatal Berry 4 days ago

    They do them too often and for too long nowadays...

  • Amy The Brawler
    Amy The Brawler 4 days ago

    I'd rather see Peter shrink down to microscopic size & destroy the tumor from within only to get raped by a bug.

  • Andreas yahoomail
    Andreas yahoomail 4 days ago

    5:59 the song/melodi?

  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci 4 days ago

    This is an extremely shallow analysis of a complex phenomenon. Does the cutaways relate to the decline in ratings? You say probably, an honest analysis is maybe. It isn't impossible. I would lean towards if it does, it's merely a symptom of the disease.

  • Seal Dogg
    Seal Dogg 4 days ago

    I might be a h.s. drop out but saying one cut away every single 2 mins can not be a properly structured sentence...

  • K. Beam
    K. Beam 4 days ago

    seasons 5-9 will always be the funniest collection of any television show episodes of all time

  • Saucy Quis
    Saucy Quis 4 days ago

    Your video quality is superb, excellent video 10/10

  • shaydee313
    shaydee313 4 days ago

    What's that Jay-Z Dead President's sounding like track you have used for the background music?

  • Chris Medina
    Chris Medina 5 days ago

    Seth mcfarlane legit just said family was really just ment to make an audience laugh for 20 really does try to stay relevant with its cutaways or similar experiences everyone has is like snl....some sketches suck and some are just pure gold ....sometimes people just understand the references but it's not well thought of....

  • Brandon Cole
    Brandon Cole 5 days ago

    Don't dis the Conway Twitty cutaway. I watched that scene for the first time when I was like 10, and its stuck with my ever since. We made jokes and references about it ever since.

  • Quarter 55
    Quarter 55 5 days ago +1

    This is like that one time _____

  • ThatGuyMorganWall
    ThatGuyMorganWall 5 days ago

    Rating are probably down because everybody either streams, records, or watches Family Guy on demand. I still watch pretty much every episode, but I never watch it when it premieres.
    The funny thing is that 10 years ago, it was cool to watch it when it premiered on Sunday night. People just don’t that anymore.

  • Nick Molnar
    Nick Molnar 5 days ago

    How is it still on the air after 9 seasons of consecutive declining ratings who’s dick is macfarlane sucking

  • Attmay
    Attmay 5 days ago

    3:41 BINGO!!!!!! That's the problem. Relying too heavily on modern references for cutaways felt like a cop-out.
    But every network show is going downhill. Streaming is part of it. And how many people who watch the new episodes watch them on Hulu? Does that number count in your total? And what about non-US viewership?
    The biggest season-to-season drop is S13 to S14. The debacle over Brian's death probably hurt them, but that was season 12. The drop from S12 to S13 wasn't nearly as big.

  • EricJrTheRed
    EricJrTheRed 5 days ago

    You dare mock Peter-Chan?

  • Dani Lind
    Dani Lind 5 days ago

    I'm so sad that they milked family guy. If it would have ended after season 9 or 10, it would have gone down it history. I still enjoy the old seasons but the new episodes makes me want to puke.

  • Enda Dorgan
    Enda Dorgan 5 days ago

    Ah fuck another channel I've subbed to. .. You're not special you know.

  • Daniel Marticorena
    Daniel Marticorena 5 days ago

    ur graphs r stupid

  • Supes Me
    Supes Me 5 days ago

    I’ve worked in Broadcasting for decades. And it all comes down to numbers, so this is what I don’t understand… Everyone universally agrees that the Simpsons and family guy suck, Yep the numbers are still more than good enough to keep them being renewed every year. If everyone hated it so badly There would be no numbers in both shows would be canceled. So does that mean that people watch it just so they can hate it? Seems like a pretty masochist hobby to me .

  • lil shaun
    lil shaun 5 days ago

    I like the cutaways

  • Earl Johnson
    Earl Johnson 5 days ago

    Family Guy has been intentionally starving itself. It’s now a platform to let young comedy writers try shit out.

  • Earl Johnson
    Earl Johnson 5 days ago

    Family Guy started dying after season 8 and started getting really bad by 12

  • Dickin’ Around - Michael

    I’d rather die then leave family guy

  • Jacob380
    Jacob380 6 days ago

    That shit is still funny

  • John Dang
    John Dang 6 days ago

    South Park will always be superior

    MEMEYBOI 6 days ago +1

    S10 should have been the final season.

  • Matthew Roman
    Matthew Roman 6 days ago

    I would say by seasons 8 and 9 they were already stale. Surprised this was their peak albeit it was more watchable then than now. Their golden years were from seasons 3 to 6 to me.

  • BB 27
    BB 27 6 days ago +1

    Those conway twitty cutaways always used to annoy me 😒

  • Luke Tyler
    Luke Tyler 6 days ago