History Trivia / FamilyGuy

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.
30th Jun '15 11:57:54 AM Fogelogel
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/RobertDowneyJr (whose teenaged son loved the show) was the first voice of Lois' long-lost, mentally-ill, fat guy-strangling brother.
** Radio/RushLimbaugh has appeared twice in the series: once as himself on the episode "Excellence in Broadcasting"[[note]]The episode where Brian confronts Rush Limbaugh over his conservative views, then becomes conservative himself after Rush tells him to read his new book to get an insight on right-wing politics rather than blindly bash it[[/note]], and again, as a replacement for the Rancor in the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi "It's A Trap!"]] installment of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
** When Peter turns gay in the episode "Family Gay" he sounds almost exactly like Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (which is actually Seth [=MacFarlane=] doing a Paul Lynde impression)
** Meg was first played by [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Hayley]] [[Creator/RachaelMacfarlane Smith]] in the pilot, then [[Film/MeanGirls Gretchen]] [[Creator/LaceyChabert Wieners]] for the first season and part of the second season, and now she's [[Series/That70sShow Jackie]] [[Creator/MilaKunis Burkhart]].
** Susie Swanson's thoughts are voiced by [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain]] [[Creator/PatrickStewart Picard]] (or [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Avery Bullock]]).
** Peter's boss is [[Creator/CarrieFisher Princess]] [[Franchise/StarWars Leia]].
** Lois' friend, Naomi, in "Partial Terms of Endearment" is former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member Julia Sweeney ([[HarsherInHindsight who, sadly, has issues with conceiving children in real life thanks to a hysterectomy she had to get to get rid of a rare form of ovarian cancer]]).
** Tom Tucker's [[spoiler:former]] co-anchor (Diane Simmons) was [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater a legendary soldier in the Cold War era]]. She was also [[WesternAnimation/SWATKats Felina Feral]] and [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Sue Storm]].
** The Spanish dub holds a partial reunion cast for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'':
*** In Spain, Peter Griffin is Sebastian the Crab.
*** In Mexico: Meg's first voice was Ariel. In season four, Brian is Ray-Ray (a member of Sebastian's band in the prequel).
**** For the first two seasons of the Mexican dub, Peter had the same voice as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] [[Main/{{Expy}} Simpson]].
** Creator/MaeWhitman from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' sometimes turns up in a few episodes.
** Hungarian cast
*** Peter and Lois are [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers Chip and Dale]]
*** Brian is Series/{{Will|AndGrace}}
*** Stewie is [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kyle Broflovski]]
*** Chris is WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Hiccup]], and [[Film/{{Carrie}} Remake!Tommy Ross]]
*** Meg is [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Vanessa Doofenshmirtz]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]], and [[Anime/KikisDeliveryService Ursula]]
*** Cleveland, [[spoiler:Donna, Cleveland Jr]], Mort/Neil, and Quagmire are [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Chef Hatchet, Gwen, Duncan, Harold, and Mike]]
*** Ernie the Chicken is [[Film/{{Superstar}} Sky Corrigan]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess Puffin]], and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Iago]].

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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/RobertDowneyJr (whose teenaged son loved the show) was the first voice of Lois' long-lost, mentally-ill, fat guy-strangling brother.
** Radio/RushLimbaugh has appeared twice in the series: once as himself on the episode "Excellence in Broadcasting"[[note]]The episode where Brian confronts Rush Limbaugh over his conservative views, then becomes conservative himself after Rush tells him to read his new book to get an insight on right-wing politics rather than blindly bash it[[/note]], and again, as a replacement for the Rancor in the [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi "It's A Trap!"]] installment of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
** When Peter turns gay in the episode "Family Gay" he sounds almost exactly like Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' (which is actually Seth [=MacFarlane=] doing a Paul Lynde impression)
** Meg was first played by [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Hayley]] [[Creator/RachaelMacfarlane Smith]] in the pilot, then [[Film/MeanGirls Gretchen]] [[Creator/LaceyChabert Wieners]] for the first season and part of the second season, and now she's [[Series/That70sShow Jackie]] [[Creator/MilaKunis Burkhart]].
** Susie Swanson's thoughts are voiced by [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain]] [[Creator/PatrickStewart Picard]] (or [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Avery Bullock]]).
** Peter's boss is [[Creator/CarrieFisher Princess]] [[Franchise/StarWars Leia]].
** Lois' friend, Naomi, in "Partial Terms of Endearment" is former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member Julia Sweeney ([[HarsherInHindsight who, sadly, has issues with conceiving children in real life thanks to a hysterectomy she had to get to get rid of a rare form of ovarian cancer]]).
** Tom Tucker's [[spoiler:former]] co-anchor (Diane Simmons) was [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater a legendary soldier in the Cold War era]]. She was also [[WesternAnimation/SWATKats Felina Feral]] and [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Sue Storm]].
** The Spanish dub holds a partial reunion cast for ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'':
*** In Spain, Peter Griffin is Sebastian the Crab.
*** In Mexico: Meg's first voice was Ariel. In season four, Brian is Ray-Ray (a member of Sebastian's band in the prequel).
**** For the first two seasons of the Mexican dub, Peter had the same voice as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] [[Main/{{Expy}} Simpson]].
** Creator/MaeWhitman from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' sometimes turns up in a few episodes.
** Hungarian cast
*** Peter and Lois are [[WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers Chip and Dale]]
*** Brian is Series/{{Will|AndGrace}}
*** Stewie is [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kyle Broflovski]]
*** Chris is WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Hiccup]], and [[Film/{{Carrie}} Remake!Tommy Ross]]
*** Meg is [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Vanessa Doofenshmirtz]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]], and [[Anime/KikisDeliveryService Ursula]]
*** Cleveland, [[spoiler:Donna, Cleveland Jr]], Mort/Neil, and Quagmire are [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Chef Hatchet, Gwen, Duncan, Harold, and Mike]]
*** Ernie the Chicken is [[Film/{{Superstar}} Sky Corrigan]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess Puffin]], and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Iago]].
HeyItsThatVoice: [[HeyItsThatVoice/FamilyGuy Has its own page.]]
28th Jun '15 10:27:23 PM NWolfman
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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), then again on ''LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow'' (as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Tracy Ulman Show'''s ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.

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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), then again on ''LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow'' (as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Tracy Ulman Show'''s ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] Simpsons]]'' cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.
28th Jun '15 10:26:47 PM NWolfman
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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), then again on ''LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow'' (as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''TheTracyUlmanShow'''s ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.

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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), then again on ''LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow'' (as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''TheTracyUlmanShow'''s ''The Tracy Ulman Show'''s ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.
28th Jun '15 10:26:13 PM NWolfman
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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.

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** ''Family Guy'' was going to be a recurring animated sketch for ''Series/MADtv'' (as a competitor to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''TV Funhouse'' cartoons), then again on ''LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow'' (as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''TheTracyUlmanShow'''s ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.
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