Three Reasons CBM Fans Should See TED

Three Reasons CBM Fans Should See TED

As if a foul-mouthed teddy bear that likes to smoke pot and drink isn't enough, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's TED includes a few things for CBM Fans as well

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By Nathan Best - 6/30/2012


Seth McFarlane's TED hit theaters last night, and I have to say that it was pretty darn funny. Seth McFarlane is probably best known for creating FAMILY GUY, but he steps up to the plate as co-writer and director. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and FAMILY GUY regular Mila Kunis.

Not only does the film feature a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear, but it also make light of child stars, hookers, Boston women, Asians, Jews, Muslims and almost every other race known to man. TED also includes a few things directed specifically to comic book movie fans. Here are the three big ones... There may have been others, but I was too busy laughing to notice.

For X-Men Fans the film is narrated by Patrick Stewart, X-Man fans favorite Professor X. You'll definitely hear things that you never thought would come out of Professor X's mouth!

Ryan Reynolds Fans will get a kick out of the film as well. I didn't even realize he was in the film, but the three or four scenes that he is in are absolutely hillarious. You will definitely NOT look at Ryan Reynolds, the Green Lantern, or Dead Pool the same way... You'll probably like the scenes even if you AREN'T a Ryan Reynolds fan.

Superman Fans get probably the funniest clip out of the movie. Granted, it's at the very end of the film, but it's absolutely hillarious. You'll get a laugh regarless of how you feet about 2006's SUPERMAN RETURNS.

The film is laugh out loud funny for the first half, but it flounders a bit towards the end, wrapping up with a car chase and rescue of all things. If you're a fan of McFarlane's FAMILY GUY, and aren't easily offended by pervasive language (plenty of "F" bombs to go around) or stuffed animals having sex with hot women, you'll probably get a few laughs out of TED.

TED is R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use.
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Bandrews1 - 6/30/2012, 9:35 AM
Saw it last night, and it is hands down the funniest movie this year so far.
TempusDominus - 6/30/2012, 9:35 AM
Typo on Patrick Stewart? Great film though, I also highly recommend it!
monkeyhead78 - 6/30/2012, 9:39 AM
Ive been looking forward to seeing this for ages
Weeton - 6/30/2012, 9:43 AM
I don't think Patrick Stewart just plays to X-Men fans; he got his mark as Captain Picard in Star Trek: TNG and he seems well ingrained in the Comicbook community at this point. He's also a constant character on American Dad, which I think is the better show by Seth McFarlane. I love that Patrick Stewart has been able to shed that "proper broadway" image, to become a treasured piece in the comic book + animated cartoon world.

His part in Ted is a bit like watching Bob Sagat swear for the first time in Half Baked after seeing him for years as Danny Tanner in Full House. Startling at first, but absolutely hilarious.
marvel72 - 6/30/2012, 9:45 AM
can't wait,this looks like it could be the funniest film of the year.
LoudNoises - 6/30/2012, 9:53 AM
Saw this last night. It was hilarious. The superman joke near the end was funny as hell.
BigHec - 6/30/2012, 10:00 AM
Dont forget the Flash Gordon moments lmfao
dailycomicsfix - 6/30/2012, 10:04 AM
Hey Galactus,

Ban that Tinman ass on the Marc Webb thread....he's hijacking your site with his omg comment.....couldn't even read the effing comments the page took so long to load...
CapFanLex005 - 6/30/2012, 10:04 AM
It was funny but i found it boring at times...Flash was great!
StarSpangledBruce - 6/30/2012, 10:15 AM
I detest Seth McFarlane.

Family Guy is nothing but tasteless jokes about religion and the mentally challenged, American Dad is shoving Roger into every scene (God I HATE him), and The Cleveland Show is just trash.

The only good thing that he worked on IMO was Johnny Bravo.
GLprime2814 - 6/30/2012, 10:28 AM
So so so so funny!
RSDhillon - 6/30/2012, 10:37 AM
Laura Vandervoort, who was Supergirl in Smallville, is also in this movie.

@StarSpangledBruce Thank you, so much. I knew there were more! It seems like people worship him!
Though, MacFarlane did once say that he hardly does the writing on those shows anymore.
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/30/2012, 10:37 AM
I wanna watch this but I'm gonna watch TASM first
RSDhillon - 6/30/2012, 10:38 AM
And I am really curious about the Superman clip this article refers to...
Keldor - 6/30/2012, 10:38 AM
What is so bad about makinging tasteless jokes about religion?
NateBest - 6/30/2012, 10:51 AM
@BattlinMurdock - A spoiler alert for Ryan Reynolds cameo? I didn't write about WHAT his character does, etc. Maybe if I had wrote something along the lines of "Ryan Reynolds dies in TED" I could see the necessity for a spoiler alert...

@RSDhillon - I totally forgot about Supergirl! I was surprised to see her in the film as well :o)
pyrodude93 - 6/30/2012, 10:57 AM
@NateBest - I think he meant put it because I the fact that he was in it at all is supposed to be a surprise.
He wasnt ever announced being casted in it, so him having the cameo was a fun surprise.
bane187 - 6/30/2012, 10:58 AM
I loved it that movie was hilarious esspecially flash Gordon
xXkryptoniteXx - 6/30/2012, 11:19 AM
Im watching Ted regardless but having Patrick stewart narrating the movie is sick lmao and I'm interested in the superman returns.
MisterNiceGuy - 6/30/2012, 11:44 AM
I can't believe people are going to bitch about a movie with a talking [frick]ing teddy bear not being realistic enough. It's a comedy it's not meant to be takin seriously. What's wrong with peoples sense of humor these days. I blame Justin bieber. God dammit
MisterNiceGuy - 6/30/2012, 11:46 AM
I love you guys
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 11:51 AM
@StarSpangledBruce I'm not a Seth MacFarlane fan at all, although I did enjoy his Family Guy Star Wars films, but I really enjoyed Ted. There were no political jokes, thank goodness. It was really funny and I think its worth checking out.
As for those that saw the movie and didn't think it was funny, I'm sorry but I can't help you. If this movie wasn't funny to you I feel rather bad for you.
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 11:56 AM
@BattlinMurdock You thought 21 Jump Street was smart? It was an ok comedy but smart?
VanCityKid - 6/30/2012, 11:57 AM
I hate family guy with a passion but I gave this movie a chance and I walked out of the theatre in tears. Ted was easily the funniest movie I've seen in a long time
Equivocal - 6/30/2012, 12:07 PM
@natebest
do you work for Seth ???

LOL

I hate HATE family guy show, can't stand it.... is this movie similar to the one sandler is in it ??? and by similar I'm saying "a foul-mouthed guy that likes to smoke pot and drink"
I might check it out, as for this weekend I'll be watching Moonrise Kingdom.

=)
marvel72 - 6/30/2012, 12:09 PM
21 jump st was better than what i thought it would be,the dictator made me laugh as well.

i reckon ted will be the best of the bunch.
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 12:11 PM
I weep for humanity if films like 21 Jump Street and Hangover are considered smart. The reason being is that these films are more crude than clever and the protagonists are extremely irresponsible and pay no consequences for their irresponsibility. It takes no brains to make a film with characters running around doing stupid things and paying no consequences for it. Again, I thought 21 Jump Street was funny and decent but its a far cry from the high quality of comedies we used to get.
SkateandDestroy88 - 6/30/2012, 12:18 PM
Thought the film looked stupid at first but with the great reviews and Family Guy's ability to get me busting up upon viewing am deffinetly inresterd in seeing this.
Mark W. is a pretty cool actor. Haha. Maybe people just need to smoke some doobage first. Don't get penisy. holy f#ckin f#ck peter griffin is f#cking funny.
beane2099 - 6/30/2012, 12:20 PM
I guess I'm in the minority. So far this year I liked 21 Jump Street, The Dictator and That's My Boy (so underrated). 2012 has been a great year for comedies (The Watch looks friggen hilarious too). But thus far Ted is hands down the funniest thing to come out. And yes I agree, the Ryan Reynolds bit was definitely a spoiler. Folks weren't supposed to know he was in it till they saw him in the movie. The act of announcing his presence is a spoiler in and of itself.
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 12:31 PM
I'll admit that the "gay" scene in 21JS was very clever and relevant. I also thought the scene in the police Chief's office about recycling things from the past was also very clever. The cameo at the end was good as well. But the rest of the comedy was teenage-centric drivel. So, yes, I believe Ted presented itself better.
PaulRom - 6/30/2012, 12:32 PM
I'm not a Family Guy fan at all, but Ted looks hilarious. May check it out (especially after reading this article).
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 12:34 PM
Let us all just agree to disagree on what is considered "smart" comedy. I just really want Ted to beat Magic Mike at the Box Office. Seriously, my Facebook has been hijacked by women's status updates about Channing's body. Ugh!
SkateandDestroy88 - 6/30/2012, 12:45 PM
Yeeeeeeeeah. To the bank. Nice.
SkateandDestroy88 - 6/30/2012, 12:46 PM
Niiiice
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 12:48 PM
I thought Ted was clever in a lot of ways. I liked that Ted was out in the open and that he wasn't in hiding as most films would probably have done. I liked that even something as big as a talking teddy bear, would in reality, eventually become forgotten or obscure. I thought the pop culture references were well placed (my favorite being the nod to Indiana Jones). I thought it was clever that MacFarlane used obscure or forgotten pop culture icons (Sam Jones and Tom Skerrit, for example) in the film. I thought the music (which is typical of MacFarlane's work on Family Guy) was well placed in being ironic to the vulgarity of the situation. Wahlberg's character is extremely relevant to today as there are more man-children than actual adults. Also, being irresponsible has consequences. Even when Ted's blatant irresponsibility in the work place got him hired and later promoted, Ted was shocked because he knew behavior like that was supposed to have repercussions (he was hoping for them, in fact). And that really says a lot about today. But most of all, I really appreciated that MacFarlane didn't pull any punches, except thankfully on politics. So many comedies these days have to put in some political joke (almost like its required).
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 12:50 PM
Lastly, I laughed more frequently during Ted than during 21 Jump Street.
SkateandDestroy88 - 6/30/2012, 1:02 PM
Damn you famiy Guyyyyy!!!!!

SkateandDestroy88 - 6/30/2012, 1:07 PM
Matt and Trey's Book of Mormon. Seth M with this. It's good to see dudes who pull no punches winning.
I had hard time stomaching family guy when it first came on air.

Know i think it's fricking hillarious. Maybe all the south park viewing helped.

Damn you family guyyy
Marxman12 - 6/30/2012, 1:18 PM
@SkateandDestroy88 Really, bro? You're gonna bring up the Book of Mormon musical? What an utter piece of propaganda leveled at a religion that doesn't get a fair shake publicly as it is.
UrbanKnight - 6/30/2012, 1:26 PM
@grif you must be hard to please if you dont even like your own movie? lol
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