I will level with you: I don't like Family Guy. I won't get into why and I don't begrudge the people who do like it, but comedy is like a language, if you don't speak the same lingo as everyone else it can be alienating and more than a little irritating. Stop telling me how funny that chicken fight is; nicht sprechen sie Family Guy!
I prefer MacFarlane's American Dad, which seems to be an unpopular opinion, because the humour is rooted in character and situation, whereas Family Guy is predominantly pop culture-based non sequiturs.
Ted, the story of one grown man and his sentient teddy bear, intrigues me a lot. It seems to lean more towards the American Dad approach to comedy, which makes sense because Family Guy's structure would not work particularly well in a narrative feature. I also like the Massachusetts accent and I 100% approach of more films using them (On that note: Thank you, Ben Affleck).
To ramp up to Ted's June 29th release in America, Universal have released a toy box's worth of new stills and four short clips.
The clips don't stir up any big belly laughs (more like a few sharp chuckles) but I like the weird, casual tone to the exchanges; it looks and feels more like a low-key Sundance flick than a big budget studio comedy. It's an oddity, one I can't help but gravitate towards even if I am not particularly won over by what I am seeing.