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"The single most asked question about the show. They can , they can hear him and understand him, its just that he's a baby and for that reason they just don't take what he says with any seriousness." - Seth MacFarlane

From the commentary of Family Guy: E. Peterbus Unum (#2.18): "The way I always looked at it was they treat him like, how in real life you'd treat... if a four-year-old who can speak told you to F off, you'd laugh because it's cute even though... even if he was deadly serious" - Seth MacFarlane

Basically, if the scene requires Stewie to communicate with adults (or vice versa) he does, otherwise, people pay him no mind.

It was shown briefly in earlier episodes (Chris questioning Stewie's Ewok joke & hearing him after Lois gives birth) but Chris can fully understand and talk to Stewie. The B-plots in Family Guy: Secondhand Spoke (#12.15) and Family Guy: Turkey Guys (#13.5) & Family Guy: Stewie, Chris & Brian's Excellent Adventure (#13.7) Chris & Stewie converse openly.

"We are well aware that the labeling of the seasons on these DVDs are confusing, but for some reason FOX in the UK has decided to categorizes the episodes differently to FOX in the States."

"Originally "Family Guy" was only available on DVD in the UK and were sold as seasons 1, 2 and 3. Then the States caught up by selling those seasons as two volumes. Since then FOX has opted for global releases, which seems to have resulted in the UK DVDs (as well other non-region-1 areas) continuing to be labelled as seasons despite not being complete seasons."

After Season 3, the sets were released as identical "Volumes" for all regions but remain labeled as "Seasons" (or "Series") outside R1, despite NOT being complete seasons.

Prior to Season 10, the only complete season release for any region was Season 3. It appears though w/ Season 10 FOX is now releasing complete season sets.

Season 10 was called Volume 11 (Region One) & Season 12 (outside R1)

Season 11 was called Volume 12 (Region One) & Season 13 (outside R1)

It wasn't until Season 12 that FOX finally changed the packaging, calling the Region One set Season 12. The non-region one sets is called Season 14.

All information below is based on how Family Guy aired originally & presently on FOX in the U.S.

Region 1 ......................................................Region 2,3,4

"Volume 1" (Complete Seasons 1 & 2) = "Season 1" (Complete Season 1 & Seven episodes of Season 2)

"Volume 2" (Complete Season 3) = "Season 2" (Remaining 14 episodes of Season 2)

N/A = "Season 3" (Complete Season 3)

(Sets now become identical but named differently)

"Volume 3" (First 13 episodes of Season 4) = "Season 4" (First 13 episodes of Season 4)

"Volume 4" (Remaining 14 episodes of Season 4 (minus "Stewie B. Goode", "Bango Was His Name-O" & "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure")) = "Season 5" (Remaining 14 episodes of Season 4 (minus "Stewie B. Goode", "Bango Was His Name-O" & "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure"))

"Volume 5" (First 13 episodes of Season 5) = "Season 6" (First 13 episodes of Season 5)

"Volume 6" (Remaining 5 episodes of Season 5 and the first 7 episodes of Season 6 (minus "Blue Harvest")) = "Season 7" (Remaining 5 episodes of Season 5 and the first 7 episodes of Season 6 (minus "Blue Harvest"))

"Volume 7" ("Back to the Woods", "Play it Again Brian", "The Former Life of Brian" & "Long John Peter" and Season 7's episodes - "Love Blactually" to "The Juice Is Loose!") = "Season 8" ("Back to the Woods", "Play it Again Brian", "The Former Life of Brian" & "Long John Peter" and Season 7's episodes - "Love Blactually" to "The Juice Is Loose!")

"Volume 8" (Season 7's episodes: "FOX-y Lady", "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", "420", "Stew-Roids", "We Love You Conrad", "Three Kings", "Peter's Progress" & Season 8's episodes: "Road to the Multiverse", "Family Goy", "Spies Reminiscent of Us", "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag", "Hannah Banana", "Quagmire's Baby", "Jerome is the New Black" & "Dog Gone"), it does not contain the 'banned' episode "Partial Terms of Endearment" = "Season 9" (Season 7's episodes: "FOX-y Lady", "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven", "420", "Stew-Roids", "We Love You Conrad", "Three Kings", "Peter's Progress" & Season 8's episodes: "Road to the Multiverse", "Family Goy", "Spies Reminiscent of Us", "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag", "Hannah Banana", "Quagmire's Baby", "Jerome is the New Black" & "Dog Gone"), it does not contain the 'banned' episode "Partial Terms of Endearment"

"Volume 9" (the rest of Season 8: "Business Guy", "Big Man on Hippocampus", "Dial Meg for Murder", "Extra Large Medium", "Go Stewie Go", "Peter-assment", "Brian Griffin's House of Payne", "April in Quahog", "Brian & Stewie", "Quagmire's Dad" & "The Splendid Source") minus "Something Something Something Dark Side" & the first 3 episodes of Season 9: "And Then There Were Fewer", "Excellence in Broadcasting" & "Welcome Back Carter") = "Season 10" (the rest of Season 8: "Business Guy", "Big Man on Hippocampus", "Dial Meg for Murder", "Extra Large Medium", "Go Stewie Go", "Peter-assment", "Brian Griffin's House of Payne", "April in Quahog", "Brian & Stewie", "Quagmire's Dad", "Partial Terms of Endearment" & "The Splendid Source") minus "Something Something Something Dark Side" (& the first 3 episodes of Season 9: "And Then There Were Fewer", "Excellence in Broadcasting" & "Welcome Back Carter")

The U.S. banned episode, "Partial Terms of Endearment" is included in the U.K.'s "Season 10" but since it was released as a stand alone DVD in R1, it is not included in "Volume 9"


"Volume 10" (The rest of Season 9: "Halloween on Spooner Street", "Baby, You Knock Me Out", "Brian Writes a Bestseller", "Road to the North Pole", "New Kidney in Town", "And I'm Joyce Kinney", "Friends of Peter G", "German Guy", "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair", "Trading Places", "Tiegs for Two", "Brothers & Sisters", "The Big Bang Theory" & "Foreign Affairs" ) Minus "It's A Trap" = "Season 11" (The rest of Season 9: "Halloween on Spooner Street", "Baby, You Knock Me Out", "Brian Writes a Bestseller", "Road to the North Pole", "New Kidney in Town", "And I'm Joyce Kinney", "Friends of Peter G", "German Guy", "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair", "Trading Places", "Tiegs for Two", "Brothers & Sisters", "The Big Bang Theory" & "Foreign Affairs") Minus "It's A Trap"

"Volume 11" = "Season 12" Both sets contain all of Season 10

"Volume 12" = "Season 13" Both sets contain all of Season 11

"Season 12" = "Season 14" Both sets contain all of Season 12

No, they don't. After finally standing up for herself in Family Guy: Seahorse Seashell Party (#10.2), she realizes the abuse is actually the glue that holds her family together, otherwise they would turn their anger on each other and the family would be torn apart.

Although closed captions have written "effin' cry,"Seth MacFarlane maintains on the DVD commentary that the lyric has always been "laugh and cry." Seth MacFarlane re-recorded the lyric for season 4 and enunciated the words more clearly.

Listen to the intro of Family Guy: A Fish Out of Water (#3.10) for an excellent example of the "Laugh and Cry" line (at least on the DVD anyway).

The basic plot of Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment (#8.21) is Lois agrees to be a surrogate mother for a couple. The couple dies and Lois must decide whether to get an abortion.

FOX released a statement on 29 July 2009, this episode would not air but it would get made and be released on DVD. The assumption was it would be released on Volume 8 but that was not the case.

It made its world premiere on the UK channel BBC Three on 20 June 2009.

The DVD titled "Partial Terms of Endearment Banned from TV!" was released on September 28, 2010. http://jaredandkyal.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/release-news-family-guy-partial-terms-of-endearment/

"Partial Terms" does appear on the non-region 1 DVD releases of "Season 10" but not on region 1's "Volume 9"

Interview with Brandon Voss, from The Advocate February 26, 2008:

"Stewie arguably is the most complex character. He originally began as this diabolical villain, but then we delved into the idea of his confused sexuality. We all feel that Stewie is almost certainly gay, and he's in the process of figuring it out for himself. We havent ever really locked into it because we get a lot of good jokes from both sides, but we treat him oftentimes as if we were writing a gay character." - Seth MacFarlanehttp://www.advocate.com/issue_story.asp?id=51793&page=1

So will Stewie ever come out of the closet?

"Not yet," Seth MacFarlane told Playboy magazine. "We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination.' ... But we decided it's better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he's a one-year-old. Ultimately Stewie will either be gay or be a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he's so hell-bent on killing Lois and taking over the world. He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation." http://www.playboy.com/articles/seth-macfarlane-playboy-interview

Stewie also has several heterosexual romances: with Janet in Family Guy: Dammit Janet (#2.15); with Olivia in Family Guy: From Method to Madness (#3.18), Family Guy: Chick Cancer (#5.7) and Family Guy: The Juice Is Loose! (#7.9); with

Kevin Swanson? The writers couldn't think of anything interesting to do with him. In Family Guy: Stew-Roids (#7.13), Joe says that he died in the Iraq War. Though Kevin does return in Family Guy: Thanksgiving (#10.6), revealing he faked his death and went AWOL after deciding he couldn't stand what the United States was doing to the Iraqi population.

Cleveland Brown, Junior? He is now fourteen years old and is a main character on The Cleveland Show, where he is now extremely obese.

Loretta Brown? She separated from Cleveland in Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (#4.5) and died in The Cleveland Show: Gone with the Wind (#1.17).

Lacey Chabert.

"You know, it was just purely a contractual thing. Lacey Chabert, I think there was a mistake in her contract, and I guess she had not intended to be involved for, like, the full run of the show. I don't even remember. To be honest, I don't really, to this day, know what it was. It was nothing there was no tension or anything. She wanted to go, and she was very cool about it. We obviously don't want to keep anyone there who doesn't want to be there. So, you know, it was early on enough in the show that it wasn't a huge that happens from time to time, you've got to replace a voice actor. Fortunately, what Mila Kunis brought to it, Mila Kunis, was in a lot of ways, I thought, almost more right for the character. I say that Lacey Chabert did a phenomenal job, but there was something about Mila Kunis something very natural about Mila Kunis". -- Seth MacFarlane

"I actually left the show of my own accord. And only because I was in school and doing Party Of Five at the time." - Lacey Chabert

Several episodes of Family Guy are featured in longer versions on DVD due to censorship issues. Sometimes, special cuts were released on DVD as well, because they were too long for regular TV airings. Detailed comparison between the TV versions and DVD versions with pictures can be found here.

According to a recent episode in which we are shown Peter's driver's license, the Griffin household is at 31 Spooner St. Quahog, RI 00093.

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