Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q
Studio: Fuzzy Door Productions Release Date : October 30, 2011 Series: Family Guy
Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)

Associated Studio(s)

Yearim Productions Co., Ltd.

Synopsis

When Quagmire asphyxiates himself and lands in the hospital, his sister and her boyfriend come over to help him. Quagmire, however, quickly realizes that his sister is really the one in need of help.

Characters

Peter Griffin
(Voice: Seth MacFarlane)
Joe Swanson
(Voice: Patrick Warburton)
Glenn Quagmire
(Voice: Seth MacFarlane)
Lois Griffin
(Voice: Alex Borstein)
Stewie Griffin
(Voice: Seth MacFarlane)
Brian Griffin
(Voice: Seth MacFarlane)
Meg Griffin
(Voice: Mila Kunis)
Chris Griffin
(Voice: Seth Green)


Broadcasters

Fox (Original broadcast network)

Television

Family Guy (Season 10, Episode 3)

Technical Specifications

Production No.: 8ACX21
Animation Type: Standard Animation - Digital Ink and Paint
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD - Television)
Color Type: Color
Sound Type: Dolby Digital
Print Type: Video (HDTV)
Negative Type: Digital
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From PopKorn Kat :

I know Family Guy isn’t exactly the kind of show to go to if you want a deep, nuanced portrayal of human relationships (episodes like “Brian and Stewie” being rare exceptions). Its characters devolve into walking caricatures more and more with every season, and almost every horrible disaster you can think of has been played for laughs at least once...which makes this, a rare attempt at treating the subject of domestic violence seriously, easily one of the worst episodes in the series. For one, having one of your main characters write a letter essentially berating the victim for not leaving an abusive relationship is not a good look, to say the least. Joe isn’t much better – he claims he can’t take action unless Brenda files a formal complaint...despite Jeff abusing her right in front of everyone’s faces. Maybe this was intended as commentary on how our justice system treats victims of domestic violence, but it just comes off as contrived. The cutaway gags and jokes (which, to their credit, aren’t as abundant as your average Family Guy romp) stick out like a sore thumb among a story that, mind you, is about three guys convincing a domestic abuser to go on a camping trip so they can murder him. No lessons are learned.
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