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Goodbye, Langley Falls by jbwarner86 Goodbye, Langley Falls by jbwarner86
A couple of years back, I pitched my concept for a "Family Guy" spinoff focusing exclusively on Meg [link] . It certainly has its supporters, but I've kinda grown tired of the idea in recent years - the more I look at Meg, the less she seems able to carry her own show.

On the contrary, I now think Hayley from "American Dad" would be a much better candidate for something like this. Like Meg, she's frequently ignored by her current writing staff - but unlike Meg, it's not because she lacks the personality to do anything interesting. We know who she is, what she wants, what she believes, and how she lives and interacts with others. With her strong will, creative spirit, and fiery personality, there's still tons of stuff a girl like her could do...but as long as she's on the same show as Stan and Steve and Roger, she's not going to get to do any of it. And being married to Jeff doesn't help either - their relationship was much funnier when she kept dumping him every other week.

So the way I see it, Hayley realizes she made a huge mistake in getting married at 18 years old and sets off on her own, going off to a genuine four-year college to redefine her life. I still need to think up some new characters for her to interact with, but at least I've got a start here.
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tritie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
its a good idea, she is one of my fav characters from the show.  they way it should go is, since jeff is MIA in the series right now because of being in space she should go off to a college like you said.  he could come back and kinda try to reconnect/follow her and the relationship would slowely build back up.  i DO think she should take klaus with her, i really like him and he and hayley have a cool, fun relationship
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dubin2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Little late in the Game, but has anyone ever thought about given Joe his own show? I know that's more related to giving meg a show, but it would be great to see Joe in say, New York, becoming chief of police, maybe commissioner. Still, Hayley show would be pretty great.
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Support this all the way, I can already picture the series.
Her going to college and making friends with some green peace, pot smoking dude with a surfer/stoner accent and a half still in the closet pro life geeky book worm chick who has a wild crush on her but tries so hard to hide it. (for comedy's sake, not for fan-service) meanwhile Jeff constantly trying to get back into her life while she tries to escape the chaos and keep focused on her studies, rallying, etc

I doubt it'll be long before Roger enters the picture though, posing as a party animal frat student then seeing an opportunity for mischief and posing as a lecturer in Haley's class just to annoy her. It'll only be a matter of time till he eventually spills the beans to Stan and before you know it, the whole family is back in the picture and annoying her. Stan getting drunk and showing off with the frat groups, Francine over-mothering her and playing den-mother and Steve still trying miserably to get lucky with every other girl on campus.

Was that what you had in mind, I bet it was. ;P
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Pretty close, except for the rest of the family showing up. The idea is to focus primarily on Hayley, since she keeps getting eclipsed by Stan and Steve and Roger as it is. The rest of the Smiths might visit for parents' week in one episode, but that'd probably be it.
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Child-Of-Hades Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE it! If only they really made an American Dad spin-off about Haylee T-T She's my favorite AD char next to Roger
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Random101Man Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really think that is am great idea, and I hope if you don't mind, I came up with a similiar idea for a spin off for Hayey, but my idea is more different. I plan to work on it, but Eventually I will. Really good idea! Hope to see more soon!
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Artist
I'd watch it!
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RebeccaAnzu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
A show with Meg & Hayley? Sounds cool. Such a spin-off I would like to watch, but unfortunately, the authors would never do something like that.

Nevertheless, great picture.
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Shake-zula Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I wonder if Hayley & Meg had their own show. I think it would be interesting.
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pjcb12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool and awesome
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supersonichero Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a pretty interesting idea for a show. How about a show where both Meg and Hayley are roommates and go to the same school and stuff? Like a mixture of both ideas you have?
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jbleichman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Oh, if only Fox had the balls to greenlight something like this.
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only FOX had balls to greenlight a GOOD animated show, or at least a teenage themed animated show.
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Ruler101 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I would support this...but it would just be American Dad, but from a liberal perspective. I mean, Hayely is just Stan, but a stereotypical Liberal, rather than a stereotypical conservative.
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I won't argue with you on the idea about Meg, and how she should get a spin-off, let's move past this okay?

Now then, last season of American Dad, there was a big story about how Hayley dropped out off college to run off with Jeff Fisher and get married to him. Episodes later in, "There Will Be Bad Blood", where Stan and his family have Thanksgiving at his half-brother's home, only to get kicked out after attempting to steal his house because he's rich, then after wondering in the desert for hours, the Smiths reunite with Hayley. But after this, Hayley doesn't appear as often on the show anymore, probably because Jeff and her are still working on there relationship (but then again this is just my guess). So I have no abjection with Hayley getting her own show, even if she doesn't get much screen time as of late.

Once again, great job on this, your artwork on Macfarlane characters is awsome.
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Raptor1989 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
It would be great if Hayley gets her own show. I like her as much as Meg. So at this point, I hope they both get their own shows.
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vasglorious Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meg and Hayley getting there own show, now that's smart.
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Raptor1989 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Two different shows to be specific.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
At least Hayley's not a butt monkey like Meg.
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Yeldarb86 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They really haven't given Hayley much screentime, have they? They never explored her college life, and she doesn't have her own group of friends.

Giving her her own show wouldn't be that far-fetched.
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cire2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I defiently think Meg should go with her, their the right ages and I think it'd lead tosome funny moments.
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Symbionia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I'm defiently up for Meg & Hayley in their own spin-off; Gail Simone should be a writer on that show since she knows how to write female characters.
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RockyJoe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Hayley is even more boring than Meg. I kinda want to punch that drugged up broad in the face.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd watch this. I love Hayley. I want more Hayley!
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torquesmacky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
It makes me wonder. Alex Borstein's female-centered version of Family Guy is still in development. What's going to happen THAT time? Will they just forget the main character after two episodes?
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HeartlessSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
What's that show about?
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torquesmacky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
All anyone knows so far is that it's about a family, it's on Fox and it'll be in Seth-imation...but this one is different because the main character is a woman. Alex said this and she was serious. >_<
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HeartlessSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Makes me wonder why FOX keeps buying Seth to make those kind of shows. Do you have any links about this show?
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Dishdude87 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Actually, I think that was an April Fool's joke.
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MRottweilerDogBarks Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I like your idea, and the poster you did for it "launching" fits pretty well her personality and the show's itself... but, different from Family Guy, I don't see Hayley from American Dad as an underdevelopment character; in general... I think the write staff from that show is different and always focusing overall in the whole cast of characters they've, I know Roger and Stan kinda take the spotlight a lot, but still... I mean, compared to Meg in FG, Hayley is taken as another important one...
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Junitea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A crossover show with her and Meg would be kinda funny I think.
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ChainsawGenie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
And, since both spin-off ideas are set in college, I can see an opportunity here. :aww:

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Junitea Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HAHAA!! I remember that one!!
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! I dunno if she'd be interesting enough to carry her own show, though. Like Meg, her personality is stuck in a bit of a rut.
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HeartlessSlayer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
You have a real love for the underdeveloped Macfarlane women don't ya?
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