History Trivia / FamilyGuy

19th Jan '18 6:26:43 AM 123456789
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* MoneyDearBoy / CashCowFranchise: Arguably THE reason why FOX decided to revive, and, despite protests from fans and creator Seth [=MacFarlane=], have refused to end production on the show, is due to late-night reruns and DVD sales having the potential for the show to be FOX's most valuable animated franchise since ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* MoneyDearBoy / CashCowFranchise: Arguably THE reason why for FG's final [[UnCancelled uncancellation]]. FOX decided to revive, and, despite protests uncancelled the series when news hit that the money made from fans and creator Seth [=MacFarlane=], have refused to end production on the show, is due to late-night reruns and DVD sales having and the potential for big ratings from Adult Swim reruns were enough to bring the show to be FOX's most valuable animated franchise since ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.back.
19th Jan '18 6:18:55 AM 123456789
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** Creator/SethMacFarlane has stated in recent years that he wants ''Family Guy'' to end but Fox won't let him stop making episodes due to [[MoneyDearBoy the DVD sales]].

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** Creator/SethMacFarlane has stated in recent years that he wants ''Family Guy'' to end end, but Fox won't FOX has absolutely refused to let him stop making episodes do that. This despite fans complaining that ''FG'' should never have been revived due to its decline in quality. Considering that FOX [[MoneyDearBoy received so much money]] [[CashCowFranchise made from the show's reruns and DVD sales]].sales]], this is eventful.
4th Jan '18 2:59:34 AM 123456789
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* TakeThatTitForTat: The infamous gag of Quagmire [[BlackComedyRape assaulting]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]], then going home and murdering the entire Simpsons family was Seth [=MacFarlane=]'s "little jab back" at ''The Simpsons'' for... accusing them of plagiarism. Needless to say, Creator/MattGroening [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't see it as a fair comeback]] and was so offended that he almost broke off his friendship with [=MacFarlane=] as a result.

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* TakeThatTitForTat: The infamous gag of Quagmire [[BlackComedyRape assaulting]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]], then going home and murdering the entire Simpsons family was Seth [=MacFarlane=]'s "little jab back" at ''The Simpsons'' for... accusing them of plagiarism. Needless to say, Creator/MattGroening [[DisproportionateRetribution didn't see found it as too far of a fair comeback]] and was so offended that he almost broke threatened to kill off his friendship with [=MacFarlane=] as until [=MacFarlane=] agreed with Groening that it was a result.not a fair comeback.
23rd Dec '17 8:26:33 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://familyguy.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Family Guy Wiki]].
15th Nov '17 6:25:24 AM 123456789
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** In the "Super-Griffins" segment of "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1", during a town hall meeting to discuss how to handle the newly-enhanced Griffin family, Mayor Creator/AdamWest mentions that [[NoodleIncident he has tangled with super-beings before]], a nod to his role in the 1960s TV series ''{{Series/Batman}}''.

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** In the "Super-Griffins" segment of "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1", during a town hall meeting to discuss how to handle the newly-enhanced Griffin family, Mayor Creator/AdamWest mentions that [[NoodleIncident [[Series/{{Batman}} he has tangled with super-beings before]], a nod to his role in the 1960s TV series ''{{Series/Batman}}''.before]].
10th Oct '17 9:14:47 AM KoopaKid17
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* NamesTheSame: Averted with Mayor Adam West. Originally, the mayor was going to have the same name as the actor. Then the real Adam West called...
4th Oct '17 7:45:23 AM 123456789
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*** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' features in the episode "Road to the Multiverse". Guess who's championing it?

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*** ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' features in the episode "Road to the Multiverse". Guess who's championing it?
29th Sep '17 2:14:07 PM MinisterOfSinister
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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 ''[[WesternAnimation/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 ''The Tracy Ulman Show'''s ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' cartoons) but Seth [=MacFarlane=] decided that the show would fare better as an animated sitcom.
25th Sep '17 1:44:34 PM PrincessGwen
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* FranchiseZombie: Based on [[http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44880176/ns/today-entertainment/#.TpdkHt4r27t this interview]], creator Seth [=MacFarlane=] ''himself'' believes the series has become this, to say nothing of the haters.
--> '''Seth:''' Part of me thinks that 'Family Guy' should have already ended. I think seven seasons is about the right lifespan for a TV series. I talk to the fans and in a way I'm kind of secretly hoping for them to say, "We're done with it". And there are plenty of people who say the show is kind of over the hill.
25th Sep '17 3:44:11 AM 123456789
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** Creator/AllisonJanney, who played the titular mother in "Quagmire's Mom", previously appeared as a magazine editor in "Dial Meg For Murder".
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