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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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While participating in a newly formed neighborhood watch group, Peter is arrested and charged with a hate crime.

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Sunday, November 22
S14.E7 Hot Pocket-Dial
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Quagmire finally confesses his love for Lois, but it happens while he accidentally pocket dials Peter, who is furious, so Brian tries to fix the situation.

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 Lois Griffin / ... (264 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Peter Griffin / ... (263 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Chris Griffin / ... (263 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Meg Griffin / ... (249 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Cleveland Brown / ... (243 episodes, 1999-2016)
Danny Smith ...
 Jim Kaplan / ... (197 episodes, 1999-2015)
 TV Announcer / ... (192 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Joe Swanson / ... (173 episodes, 1999-2016)
 Jesus Christ / ... (148 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Various / ... (142 episodes, 2001-2015)


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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31 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


All of the high-end hotels seen on the show have Barrington in their name. Series creator Seth MacFarlane has stated they are named after the city of Barrington, Rhode Island, a very upscale community. See more »


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 »


[Peter has bought an sexy version of a relationship tape]
Lois Griffin: $49.95? Are you sure we can afford this?
Peter Griffin: Lois, our relationship can not be measured in nipples and dimes... nickels and boobs... money.
[runs off]
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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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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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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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