Family Guy 'Road to' Episodes
Brian & Stewie get up to several (highly-rated) adventures
Let’s look at the “Road To” episodes of Family guy, where Brian and Stewie go on adventures together. How do they compare to the rest of the episodes aired?
Using the scraper I made, we can get the episode ratings for Family Guy.
fg <- grab_imdb_ratings("tt0182576", c(1:18))
They Make Quite a Pair
Below we plot the ratings, this time highlighting the “Road to” episodes.
# just the "road to" episodes roads <- fg %>% filter(str_detect(title, "Road")) # all other episodes rest <- fg %>% filter(!str_detect(title, "Road")) y_text = 6.8 point_color = "#999999" road_color = "#008080" ggplot(data = roads, aes(air_date, rating)) + # other episodes geom_point(data = rest, aes(air_date, rating, size = votes), color = point_color, alpha = 0.2, stroke = 0) + # line for highlighted episodes geom_line(color = road_color) + # "road to" episodes geom_point(aes(size=votes), color = road_color) + # labels geom_text(aes(y = y_text, label = title, hjust = "left"), angle = -45, color = road_color) + # label lines geom_segment(aes(x = air_date, y = rating, xend = air_date, yend = y_text), linetype = "longdash", color = road_color) + labs(title = "We're Off on the Road to High Ratings", subtitle = "'Road to' Family Guy episodes over time", x = "", y = "IMDb Rating", size = "# Votes", caption = plot_caption)
- The “Road To” episodes are usually highly rated in relation to episodes aired during a similar time
- The ratings for the “Road To” episodes are based on more votes than other episodes (more users gave their opinion for these specific episodes).
- Highest-rated episode for all seasons of Family Guy is “Road to the Multiverse”. I explored the best and worst further in this post, which includes other shows as well.
Till next time!
geom_segment()was helpful to get the dotted lines for the labels