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Bordertown - (S01E11)

Comedy . Animation

Ernesto and Placido are thrilled that their favorite TV show, "La Fiesta Noche," will be filming in Mexifornia. The Buckwalds and Gonzalezes both get tickets to the taping, but Bud's anger at the spectacle causes him to be called onto the stage. Much to everyone's surprise, the audience loves him and he becomes a big star in the Mexican community.

Episode Title: La Fiesta Noche Show
Airs: 2016-05-08 at 19:00
  • David Wiegand

    [A] terrific, boundary-busting comedy.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Bethonie Butler

    The show is off to a good start with its timely humor.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Isaac Feldberg

    Bordertown, despite sometimes stooping to pick low-hanging fruit, is actually surprisingly smart and funny, an equal-opportunity offender that energetically rips into every side of the immigration debate while demonstrating enough of an absurdist streak to balance out its snark.

    We Got This Covered Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    There's a hit-miss quality to the gags, but enough knowing jabs connect to elevate the satirical component above mere wackiness.

    Variety Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    If you like “Family Guy’s” crude, lewd and offensive humor, you’ll love this one. I lasted 15 minutes.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    With “Family Guy’s” Seth MacFarlane serving as an executive producer, you know what you are in for--rude and crude jokes.... What’s unexpected is how much Bordertown resembles “All in the Family.”

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Satire administered with a Wiffle ball bat. A dull thud, where there should be a sting.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    MacFarlane and Hentemann already have pumped all of these wells all but dry, which leaves Bordertown with its ramped-up topicality and little else.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Danette Chavez

    Despite having a sizable target, Bordertown sprays its pot shots all over the place.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    Bordertown isn't the racist, xenophobic mess you might fear ... but it suffers from exactly the sort of blurry perspective you'd expect from a show that was originally ordered over two years ago — the kind of tonal and storytelling unevenness you'd expect from a still-settling new comedy and a lack of appealing characters that makes it hard to want to return to see how the show evolves.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Mark Peikert

    The show is satirizing smug, middle-class white folks who resent any threat to their status quo, but the only viewpoints presented on Bordertown are those of smug, middle-class white folks and smug, middle-class liberals who resent the white folks’ resentment.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    The best satire acknowledges the humanity of both its subject and its audience. "Bordertown" seems too caught up in its own suddenly timely cleverness to bother.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    As subtle and amusing as a brick border wall.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    Bordertown is a good example of how insipid and smug certain kinds of television can be when it tries to address contemporary issues.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    The jokes that do take on topical issues rely on cheap stereotypes (about both Mexicans and working-class whites) rather than anything insightful. The character design makes everyone look ugly and vapid, which at least matches the dialogue that comes out of their mouths.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review

  • adult animation

  • dysfunctional family

  • immigration