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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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 Peter Griffin / ... (279 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Lois Griffin / ... (279 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Chris Griffin / ... (278 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Meg Griffin / ... (269 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Cleveland Brown / ... (258 episodes, 1999-2016)
Danny Smith ...
 Jim Kaplan / ... (210 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 TV Announcer / ... (208 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Joe Swanson / ... (190 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Various / ... (155 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Jesus Christ / ... (154 episodes, 2005-2016)
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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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Trivia

Peter's drink of choice is Pawtucket Patriot Ale. See more »

Goofs

Several times throughout the series, characters appear on game shows. But the versions of the game shows are outdated versions that no longer exist. For instance, the Griffins appeared on Family Feud, with its old set style and Richard Dawson hosting. Likewise, Peter appeared on Wheel of Fortune, which used its old "buy prizes after each round" format. See more »

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Stewie Griffin: [trying to get Brian's attention] Look, I'm writing profanity on the walls!
[Stewie has written "poppycock"]
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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 »

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Featured in Cinemania: Oi thryloi tou erotikou cinema (2008) 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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