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You know you're reaching when you have to resort to frequent swearing to get a laugh. That's never happened before in a Family Guy season and very obviously compensates for the weak material.
The offensive stuff now makes you want to fast foward (how is Peter's hand exploding funny?) and too often it just appears that the writers are using any old excuse to have a snide dig at celebrities they don't like.
Family Guy peaked with the sublime Season 4, probably because it was Quagmire's finest hour.
Oh yeah, and the Mickey Rooney segment was pitiful.