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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

Complete series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Peter Griffin / ... 312 episodes, 1998-2018
Alex Borstein ...  Lois Griffin / ... 312 episodes, 1998-2018
Seth Green ...  Chris Griffin / ... 311 episodes, 1999-2018
Mila Kunis ...  Meg Griffin / ... 302 episodes, 1999-2018
Mike Henry ...  Cleveland Brown / ... 295 episodes, 1999-2018
John Viener ...  TV Announcer / ... 241 episodes, 2005-2018
Danny Smith Danny Smith ...  Jim Kaplan / ... 233 episodes, 1999-2018
Patrick Warburton ...  Joe Swanson / ... 225 episodes, 1999-2018
Ralph Garman ...  Various / ... 188 episodes, 2001-2018
Alec Sulkin ...  Jesus Christ / ... 178 episodes, 2005-2018
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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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UnCut, Un-PC & Unsuitable for Kids See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Fox.com | Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brian has driven a Toyota Prius since the fourth season, with a license plate that reads: "BRI DOG" on it, and a Kucinich bumper sticker. See more »

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When shown a quick view of Cleveland's House it is one and a half story Cape Cod house, like Peter's House. But, whenever Peter does one of his "Shenanigans' near Cleveland's house, it is a full two story, non-Cape Cod home. See more »

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Chris Griffin: Hey dad, you didn't tell us how we got our house back.
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Every few seasons, the instrumental version of the title theme that plays over the end credits is replaced with a new arrangement. To date there have been 5 main arrangements of the closing credits theme (this, of course, does not include "one-shot" versions that are relative to a specific episode.) 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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We're All Lucky There's A Family Guy
25 July 2007 | by kyle-hannahSee all my reviews

Family Guy is without a shadow of a doubt an intriguing, funny, and unique experience every week it is aired. This television series has survived through adversity and overcame challenges after being canceled twice and brought back.

The humour of Family Guy is definitely something the future will call "family guy humour" it's random off the wall antics generally focus on priceless flashback sequences and stammering over awkward sentences to keep you laughing. The once very promising series is beginning to wear down however as season 5 was full of very dull and humourless episodes and i believe it is because of Ricky Blitt temporarily leaving the show to do The Winner which coincidentally flopped. Seasons 1-4 have been as pleasure and the first six or so episodes of Season 5 as well but only time will tell if this series stays as consistently funny as it's almost always been.

Many criticize it and claim it as a Simpsons rip off which is totally inaccurate and unfair. Homer Simpson is a dim witted easy angered character while Peter Griffin is a pop culture obsessed moron who always means well. Marge Simpson is an intelligent, nagging, wife while Lois Griffin is a good hearted mother whose party girl side is always emerging. Bart Simpson is a little hell-raiser who loves to cause trouble and pull pranks while Chris Griffin is a slow, dopey, lummox. Lisa Simpson is an intelligent, kind, liberal while Meg Griffin is a self pitying, neglected, border line suicidal loser. Maggie Simpson doesn't speak or do much throughout the show while Stewie Griffin is a quick witted baby bent on world domination with a lot of homosexual tendencies. The shows are very different and share few similarities.

The show revolves around family and the struggles and over the top things that occur throughout their daily lives. The humour is totally random with irrelevant and hysterical flashback sequences occurring throughout the episode and contains a ton of satire that is both offensive and true.

Seth MacFarlane reminds me of Quentin Tarantino with the way he pays homage to things he loved or remembers growing up and the pop culture references will make you think "oh yeah i remember that". I believe Family Guy will become a classic and in my personal opinion already has but i see a very sunny future for this great animated series. Watch out for it in the fall of 2007 as it enters it's sixth season with Ricky Blitt back on board.


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