History Trivia / FamilyGuy

14th Jul '16 10:31:08 AM Anddrix
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* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: It flip-flopped with this throughout its development. Its prototype short ''Life With Larry'' was something of a faux-sitcom and had already invented the cutaway setup and heavy pop culture humor (which is pretty much what ''Family Guy'' is now). The second prototype, a [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow What-A-Cartoon]] short ''Larry And Steve'' played out more like a wacky, Saturday morning cartoon with the satirical humor being more subtle. In its initial run, ''Family Guy'' played something of a mix of both, utilizing the original cutaway and pop culture humor, but maintaining heavy use of light-hearted slapstick and keeping most of the BlackComedy to a minimum. During its third season and definitely following its [[UnCanceled revival after three years of being canceled]], the show slowly evolved into a [[BlackComedy shock value]] SadistShow, which has become a BaseBreaker for a lot of fans.

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* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: It flip-flopped with this throughout its development. Its prototype short ''Life With Larry'' was something of a faux-sitcom and had already invented the cutaway setup and heavy pop culture humor (which is pretty much what ''Family Guy'' is now). The second prototype, a [[WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow What-A-Cartoon]] short ''Larry And Steve'' played out more like a wacky, Saturday morning cartoon with the satirical humor being more subtle. In its initial run, ''Family Guy'' played something of a mix of both, utilizing the original cutaway and pop culture humor, but maintaining heavy use of light-hearted slapstick and keeping most of the BlackComedy to a minimum. During its third season and definitely following its [[UnCanceled revival after three years of being canceled]], the show slowly evolved into a [[BlackComedy shock value]] SadistShow, which has become a BaseBreaker for a lot of fans.SadistShow.
22nd May '16 12:07:59 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: Drew Barrymore, who play Jillian, had previously voiced Mrs. Lockhart in "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High".

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* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: Drew Barrymore, who play plays Jillian, had previously voiced Mrs. Lockhart in "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High".
22nd May '16 11:53:50 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** Because of Creator/RobinWilliams' suicide, the episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2" has been banned from airing on Adult Swim because of the "Fatman and Robin" story in which Peter is cursed with the power to turn anything he touches into Robin Williams, which leads Peter to suicide to break the spell.

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** Because of Creator/RobinWilliams' suicide, the episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail #2" has been banned from airing on Adult Swim because of the "Fatman and Robin" story in which Peter is cursed with the power to turn anything he touches into Robin Williams, which leads Peter to suicide cut off his hands to break the spell.
22nd May '16 11:48:21 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** Chris is opening sewer grates so he can see the Ninja Turtles. Seth Green voices Leonard in the new [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Ninja Turtles series]].

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** Chris is opening sewer grates so he can see the Ninja Turtles. Seth Green voices Leonard Leonardo in the new [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Ninja Turtles series]].
10th Apr '16 5:52:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[HeyItsThatVoice/FamilyGuy Has its own page.]]
26th Nov '15 7:42:13 PM LiamA
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** Chris is opening sewer grates so he can see the Ninja Turtles. Seth Green voices Leonard in the new [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Ninja Turtles series]].
22nd Nov '15 9:47:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* ColbertBump: "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen has had an ''enormous'' surge in popularity after the song was featured in Season 7's "I Dream of Jesus".
14th Oct '15 6:09:38 AM rafi
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* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: Drew Barrymore, who play Jillian, had previously voiced Mrs. Lockhart in "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High".
15th Sep '15 10:37:05 PM glickmam
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Tom Tucker was partially modeled on real life anchorman John Beard of Fox Los Angeles O&O KTTV. Ironically, however, in real life, Beard is actually a very competent, very professional anchorman, and in fact, it was this professionalism which actually cost him his job there, when KTTV management fired him in 2007 over disputes on what he would report on during the station's main newscasts, with Beard wanting to do more hard news and the management wanting him to do more celebrity fluff. Beard ended up going to work at NBC affiliate WGRZ in Buffalo, NY, as their morning and midday anchor, in effect, working in a media market with a job that amounted to a career downgrade. Far from being egotistical, however, Beard was more than willing to accept the position if it meant not having to compromise his journalistic integrity.
** ... With the name of another anchorman. Tom Tucker is the name of the anchor at CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs.
21st Aug '15 10:17:19 AM rafi
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* TheCastShowoff: Happens often. Mostly when a character voiced by [=MacFarlane=] sings -- he has extensive vocal training and ability.
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