Friday, January 18, 2013

The Fuzz Issues Another T.U.

Today is Friday which means, The Fuzz dishes out a T. U. instead of a F.U. Yes, even Fuzzy needs a break from dishing out the middle finger to deserving candidates.

I had a hard time deciding on today's winner. When I pick someone, I want to try to pick a person who some of you (maybe most) have not heard of. Or maybe you have heard of him/her/them but not really familiar with their work. Then again, you may be familiar with their work and just don't like them. My hope is to maybe turn you on to someone who I feel is talented, or a good person deserving of recognition. That means, the winner may not always be a celebrity, but would have probably been in the news one time or another.

So, I was trying to think who could receive the T.U. today, and so many names were running through my head. I focused on one, then another, then another. I just couldn't decide. Then, it struck me. This person needs to receive a thumbs up.

Does this person really need an introduction? Doubtful. You are all familiar with his work, I'm sure. But how much do you know about how this man's career started?

After college, he was hired at Hannah-Barbera where we worked on Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, and Johnny Bravo. He wrote and animated shows such as Cartoon Cartoons on Cartoon Network. He also did some work for Walt Disney Television Animation where we wrote for Jungle Cubs and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Nickelodeon also aired Zoomates, a short he had written for another studio.

Politically, he defines himself as a Democrat. He has donated money to the political campaigns of Democratic congressmen and women, and he is a supporter of current U.S. President, Barack Obama. This man supports legalizing cannabis as well as gay marriage.

Still don't know who this man is? Well, the following will give it away, and that's okay. The works below is what he is truly known for anyway.

Family Guy, do I need to say more? How about American Dad? The Cleveland Show? What about the hit movie Ted? Yea, I think you all guessed it now.

Today's winner of the second Thumbs Up Award is.... SETH MACFARLANE!!!! In my opinion, the man is a genius. Not only does he write the Family Guy episodes, but he also provides voice talent for several of the characters. Same for American Dad. And who can forget Ted. If you haven't seen that movie, I suggest you rent it. Funny as hell. And if you are not familiar with Family Guy, American Dad, or The Cleveland Show, check out Netflix streaming service. The shows are available there.

Well, I hit that time. What time you ask? TIme to shout out from the mountain tops, Seth MacFarlane, you are the winner of today's T.U. Award. The Fuzz, I mean Fonz, approves!

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