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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

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 Peter Griffin / ... (272 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Lois Griffin / ... (272 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Chris Griffin / ... (271 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Meg Griffin / ... (261 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Cleveland Brown / ... (253 episodes, 1999-2016)
Danny Smith ...
 Jim Kaplan / ... (204 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 TV Announcer / ... (203 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Joe Swanson / ... (186 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Jesus Christ / ... (153 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Various / ... (150 episodes, 2001-2016)
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Storyline

Sick, twisted and politically incorrect, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife Lois reside in Quahog, R.I., and have three kids. Meg, the eldest child, is a social outcast, and teenage Chris is awkward and clueless when it comes to the opposite sex. The youngest, Stewie, is a genius baby bent on killing his mother and destroying the world. The talking dog, Brian, keeps Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues. Written by Jwelch5742

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Seth McFarlane dated Emilia Clarke in real life and Emilia Clarke never made a guest appearance in the show. See more »

Goofs

The most frequent animation error seen in the show is the appearance of the eyebrows (and some cases the eyes). The eyebrows are known to disappear and/or reappear at times, or in rare cases even "duplicate", creating an extra pair of eyebrows (as seen on Lois' father when Peter meets him in "Death Lives"). See more »

Quotes

Good Peter: Hey sorry, man, am I late? What did I miss?
Peter Griffin: Thank God you're here. What do I do?
Bad Good Peter: Tell him to keep lying. He's in too deep.
Good Peter: Well, I don't know...
[Looks for good side]
Good Peter: Hey, where's the other guy?
Good Good Peter: [Is stuck on the same highway in his tiny car] Ah, this is unbelieveable!
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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

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible (2000) See more »

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Lucky There's A Family Guy
Music by Walter Murphy
Lyrics by David Zuckerman and Seth MacFarlane
Performed by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis
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Losing its edge
26 September 2005 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

While I know that I run the risk of being chased out of town for saying this, I feel that since the beginning of Season 5, the show has lost its edge.

90% of the jokes in "Family Guy" fall into one of 3 categories: 1) Jokes making fun of pop culture (especially old TV shows and celebrities) 2) Gags that run so long that they become absurd 3) Flashbacks, most of the time introduced with "This is more ___ than that time I ___"

I'm sure that a lot of people find this stuff funny, but after 4 seasons with this kind of humour, it just becomes so expected that it ends up being routine. This doesn't do it for me.

I still like this show and I think it has a lot of potential, but it needs some new ideas!


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