History Trivia / FamilyGuy

18th Sep '16 8:45:25 AM kquinn0830
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** Kevin Swanson isn't the first time Scott Grimes has portrayed [[Series/BandOfBrothers a character who was in the military]].
9th Sep '16 1:32:15 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheotherMarty: The "Time for Timer" cutaway gag in the episode "Petarded" was originally supposed to have Timer's original voice actor Lennie Weinrib reprise his role. However, Weinrib was very ill at the time and didn't remember doing the recording when the dialogue was played back to him, so Seth [=McFarlane=] did Timer's dialogue in the end.

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* TheotherMarty: TheOtherMarty: The "Time for Timer" cutaway gag in the episode "Petarded" was originally supposed to have Timer's original voice actor Lennie Weinrib reprise his role. However, Weinrib was very ill at the time and didn't remember doing the recording when the dialogue was played back to him, so Seth [=McFarlane=] did Timer's dialogue in the end.
9th Sep '16 1:31:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheotherMarty: The "Time for Timer" cutaway gag in the episode "Petarded" was originally supposed to have Timer's original voice actor Lennie Weinrib reprise his role. However, Weinrib was very ill at the time and didn't remember doing the recording when the dialogue was played back to him, so Seth [=McFarlane=] did Timer's dialogue in the end.
29th Aug '16 1:09:20 PM NWolfman
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** Creator/CreeSummer was initially considered to voice Meg but was dropped because [=MacFarlane=] felt uncomfortable about an African-American woman playing a white character, never mind that Cree Summer has done it before (Penny from ''Inspector Gadget'' and Elmyra Duff from ''Tiny Toon Adventures'').

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** Creator/CreeSummer was initially considered to voice Meg but was dropped because [=MacFarlane=] felt uncomfortable about an African-American woman playing a white character, never mind that Cree despite Summer has having done it before many times in her career (Penny from ''Inspector Gadget'' and Elmyra Duff from ''Tiny Toon Adventures'').Adventures''). Even more baffling, nearly all of the show's regular black characters were eventually played by caucasian actors.



** Peter Griffen was based on a loud mouthed security guard Seth MacFarlane knew from Rhode Island School of Design. Said security guard later appeared in a live-action comedy skit he filmed while there.

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** Peter Griffen was based on a loud mouthed security guard Seth MacFarlane [=MacFarlane=] knew from Rhode Island School of Design. Said security guard later appeared in a live-action comedy skit he filmed while there.
29th Aug '16 1:07:00 PM NWolfman
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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.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: WriteWhoYouKnow:
** Peter Griffen was based on a loud mouthed security guard Seth MacFarlane knew from Rhode Island School of Design. Said security guard later appeared in a live-action comedy skit he filmed while there.
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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.
integrity. Tom Tucker is also the name of the anchor at CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs.
20th Aug '16 11:01:43 AM 123456789
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: After being [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over and canceled]] twice before.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: After being [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over and canceled]] twice before.before, it's more like "Apologized By The Network That Screwed The Show".
15th Aug '16 7:37:21 PM KoopaKid17
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* ThePeteBest: Not too many fans are familiar with Creator/LaceyChabert who was the original voice of Meg until replaced by Creator/MilaKunis stating with the second production cycle. Doesn't help that Chabert was uncredited.
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.
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