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'Allen Gregory' Falls Madly In Love With ... His Principal? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 4:45AM
'Allen Gregory' - 'Pilot'It's pretty rare for an animated series to be so clear in its vision with the very first episode, but 'Allen Gregory' (Sun., 8:30PM ET on FOX) seems to know exactly what it's going to be about. It has a crisp look, well-defined characters and a lead who's completely unlikable but utterly fascinating.

Voiced by Jonah Hill, Allen Gregory is more than just another genius grade schooler. He's arrogant, socially clueless and way more confident than he should be. And he's apparently into much, much, much older women.

When he first lays eyes on his principal -- and the first thing he sees is her behind -- he's immediately whisked off into a rather disturbing fantasy, to say the least, of the two of them jet-setting together on a romantic getaway.

Despite being a completely self-absorbed tool, Allen Gregory does manage to make one friend at public school, which he's forced to attend after his father Richard decides his partner Jeremy needs to go back to work. Prior to this premiere, Allen Gregory was home-schooled by Richard.

In other words, this is a classic fish-out-of-water story, but they've done enough to make these characters and relationships intriguing that there could still be laughs once that premise runs dry, which generally doesn't take all that long.

What did you think of Fox's newest entry into their 'Animation Domination' block?

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Aaron

> It's pretty rare for an animated series to be so clear
> in its vision with the very first episode, but
> [AG] seems to know exactly what it's going to be ...

Yeah. Canceled.

October 31 2011 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Spazztastic

This show was absolutely horrid, and I can't believe I watched it. I was hoping it would grow on me some, like King of the Hill did. But it wasn't even awkward-funny, like Bob's Burgers. It was just a load of crap.

October 31 2011 at 3:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nadinebaci21

This is the weirdest show ever. Some parts were funny and other not at all. This Allen Gregory comes no where near Stewie! Goodbye Allen Gregory, you are not funny!

October 31 2011 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake @RiverCityOtter

#AllenGregory I have a 2-episode rule before making a series a keeper or dumper.But sometimes special cases happen where less is more. The 1st 10-minutes of this unfunny show were unbearable.The name behind & on top credits of the show Jonah Hill looks to be the only reason FOX-Network green lite.On top of this show bumping the very funny #BobsBurgers which I hope comes back to claim it's rightful time slot again.

October 31 2011 at 7:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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