Family Guy (1999– )

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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Peter Griffin / ... (229 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Lois Griffin / ... (229 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Chris Griffin / ... (229 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Meg Griffin / ... (217 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Cleveland Brown / ... (213 episodes, 1999-2014)
Danny Smith ...
 Jim Kaplan / ... (175 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Announcer / ... (166 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Joe Swanson / ... (149 episodes, 1999-2014)
Alec Sulkin ...
 Jesus Christ / ... (136 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Various / ... (121 episodes, 2001-2014)
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Storyline

The Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and an evil baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his mother. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do what's right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends. Written by Ronos

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Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Numerous cutaway gags involve characters from the Jetsons and the Flintstones, who are arguably Hanna-Barbera's most famous characters. This is because Seth MacFarlane was a writer for Hanna-Barbera before creating Family Guy. See more »

Goofs

Peter's shirt buttons the wrong way. Men's shirts button with the left side over the right side, but Peter's shirt is backwards, in the same direction as Lois's shirt. Occasionally, but very rarely, this changes. See more »

Quotes

Brian Griffin: [laughing]
Ms. Romano: Damn it Julie, I am not shacking up with my boyfriend, I am just going away for the weekend.
Schneider: Yeah! All, the a-way!
Brian Griffin: Whoo-hoo! Oh, damn Schneider what will you say?
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Crazy Credits

In the season 5 episode "Stewie Loves Lois", the end credits are rearranged to mimic the end credits of "All In The Family", complete with the show's closing theme song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shin Chan: Shin Wars (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Another One Bites the Dust
Queen
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Seth MacFarlane, YOU'RE A GENIUS!!
28 February 2005 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

I cannot even begin to discuss how ridiculously smart and outrageously funny is this show. Not only does this program far surpass most of the comedies on television, it has the guts to hit topics that most of the overly sensitive public shies away from. I never understood why it was taken off the air in the first place. Fox can show something as tawdry and humanly degrading as Temptation Island, but Family Guy was too racy? Riiiight.

I absolutely must comment on the incredible voice talent done for this show, most especially the amazing creator himself, Seth MacFarlane. First of all, his versatility is unlike anything I have ever heard. When I discovered how many voices he actually performed, I was floored. I am currently receiving my masters in speech pathology so I find his ability particularly interesting. Not only can he speak in these individual voices, he can sing in them, and very well I might add.

The musical numbers in this cartoon revive a dying art. The "Road" episodes are a hysterical throw back to the Crosby/Hope movies, which is a reference I usually have to explain to my friends though they often must explain a few that I miss. In fact, the scope of the references range from cheesy 80's TV to political commentary to Broadway. This is why everyone will find something funny about this show. Everyone in one form or another can relate to it.

Most of my guy friends think I should be offended by the show because I am a woman and this is a "guy's show." Let me tell you, this is not the case at all. Lois Griffin is a freakin role model. I like to think I have half of her savvy when dealing with my ignorant boyfriends.

Absolutely excellent television. Edgy, funny, intelligent and extremely creative. This show was a breath of fresh air for mundane television and will soon awaken the network again. Seth MacFarlane, you are a genius!!


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