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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 / ... (273 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Lois Griffin / ... (273 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Chris Griffin / ... (272 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Meg Griffin / ... (262 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Cleveland Brown / ... (254 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 Jim Kaplan / ... (204 episodes, 1999-2016)
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 TV Announcer / ... (203 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Joe Swanson / ... (187 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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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

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

Goofs

When Lois is in jail following her stealing spree, she's wearing her standard yellow prison garb. When Peter sticks her in his mouth to smuggle her out, she's back to her normal clothes. See more »

Quotes

[live hurricane report]
Tom Tucker: And now to Ollie Williams, with our live hurricane report. Ollie?
Ollie Williams: It's rainin' sideways!
Tom Tucker: Don't you have an umbrella, Ollie?
Ollie Williams: Had one!
Tom Tucker: Where is it?
Ollie Williams: Inside-out, five miles away!
Tom Tucker: Can we get you anything, Ollie?
Ollie Williams: Bring me some soup!
Tom Tucker: What kind?
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Crazy Credits

In the new HD seasons intro, the generic dancers on the stairs are replaced by actual characters from the show. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.101 (2010) 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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Not as memorable as The Simpsons, but Family Guy is a fresh new and funny look at adult comedies
24 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Family Guy is actually one of my favorite shows, the jokes are always a blast to hear and watch and it has one of my all time favorite cartoon characters: Stewie Griffin. A lot of hard core Simpsons fans do accuse this show of being a rip off, I agree, it's similar in some aspects, but still Family Guy is always worth the watch in my opinion. It's also a little more grown up than other cartoons, when it comes to the hard core jokes, Family Guy never disappoints, they will take the joke as far as they can go.

The show is about the Griffin family: Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian. Peter is the head of the household, he's a bit on the slow side, loves beer, and is in love with TV. Lois is the wife and mother, she's always the one you'd want to go to with problems, but when you mess with her, she comes back with a punch! Chris is the son, very slow and stupid, but sometimes has those strange moments of very deep thoughts. Meg is the daughter who just can't be noticed and is finding herself in the harsh world of high school. Stewie, the baby, is a wanna be dictator, wants to kill Lois, will destroy broccoli, kill he man in white, and is always looking for victory to be his! Brian is a man stuck in a dog's body who loves Lois and is trying to figure out why he's with the Griffin Family.

Family Guy has some extremely funny episodes, for me the most memorable are: Chitty Chitty Death Bang, Emission Impossible, A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas, and 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter. Those are the episodes that just always can get a constant laugh from me. But I do recommend Family Guy, it's not for the faint of heart, but it's just a fun show if you want a few good laughs. The cast loves doing this show and they always pull in great and memorable characters. While I still prefer The Simpsons, Family Guy is also a show that I will always watch when I get the chance.


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