History Trivia / SethMacFarlane

18th Dec '17 4:12:55 PM omnicritic
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Family Guy'' was subjected to this back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has been this way as well, especially ever since ''Family Guy'' was UnCancelled (''Family Guy'' even has jokes about ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' being nigh-unknown, such as Peter referring to the show as "...whatever FOX is limping to the barn with," and in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Brian Griffin stares at Stan and scoffs, "Do I know you?"). Amazingly, ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' wasn't subjected to this treatment, despite the fact that most Creator/SethMacFarlane fans don't care much for this show -- however, on April 2013, Fox still cancelled the due to low ratings and the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''Family Guy'' was subjected to this back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has been this way as well, especially ever since ''Family Guy'' was UnCancelled (''Family Guy'' even has jokes about ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' being nigh-unknown, such as Peter referring to the show as "...whatever FOX is limping to the barn with," and in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Brian Griffin stares at Stan and scoffs, "Do I know you?"). Amazingly, ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' wasn't subjected to this treatment, despite the fact that most Creator/SethMacFarlane fans don't care much for this show -- however, on April 2013, Fox still cancelled the show due to low ratings and the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
25th Sep '17 1:14:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* A bit of frivolous trivia: [=MacFarlane=] is one of two veterans of CartoonCartoons to release his feature film debut in 2012. The other was Creator/GenndyTartakovsky with ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania''.[[note]]Coincidentally, Seth had also written a couple of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.[[/note]]

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* A bit of frivolous trivia: [=MacFarlane=] is one of two veterans of CartoonCartoons Creator/CartoonCartoons to release his feature film debut in 2012. The other was Creator/GenndyTartakovsky with ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania''.[[note]]Coincidentally, Seth had also written a couple of episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.[[/note]]
18th Sep '17 5:45:11 AM jormis29
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [=MacFarlane=] was hired to do cartoon shorts for the Creator/{{FOX}} sketch show, ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', and later to Music/WeirdAlYankovic's [[LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow short-lived Saturday morning show]], but backed out in favor of doing his own series. Had either of these situations worked out, he would have to those shows what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was to ''The Tracy Ullman Show.''

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [=MacFarlane=] was hired to do cartoon shorts for the Creator/{{FOX}} sketch show, ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', and later to Music/WeirdAlYankovic's [[LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow short-lived Saturday morning show]], but backed out in favor of doing his own series. Had either of these situations worked out, he would have to those shows what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was to ''The Tracy Ullman Show.''''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow''.
27th Aug '17 10:10:16 PM SpideyTerry
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* PromotedFanboy: Being a big fan of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Seth was positively ecstatic to do a couple of guest appearances on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Not to mention regularly collaborate with Creator/PatrickStewart and have other cast members make occasional guest spots in his shows.
27th Aug '17 6:23:11 AM jormis29
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Ever since ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' ended after 12 years on the air and ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' flopped so badly that it was canceled after four episodes (along with other animated shows that got the shaft after a short run, like ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory''[[note]]even though viewer and critic opinion of the show is not-at-all positive[[/note]] and an animated version of ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite'' [[WereStillRelevantDammit that came five years too late]]), the Sunday night "Animation Domination" line-up is mostly made up of Creator/SethMacFarlane's cartoons (now down on just ''Family Guy'' following ''The Cleveland Show'''s cancellation and ''American Dad'' moving to Creator/{{TBS}}). Currently, the only cartoons that aren't created by Creator/SethMacFarlane on the "Animation Domination" line-up are ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', the reboot of ''WesternAnimation/GolanTheInsatiable'' (which most likely has been canceled), and ''Bordertown'', which is technically Mark Hentamenn's [[note]]Mark Hentamenn was a writer and producer of ''Family Guy'' in its pre-2002 cancellation days and was the man behind the short-lived MTV animated show ''3 South'', about a Harvard-bound college student who ends up in Barder College, the most corrupt, anti-intellectual college in the country after Harvard reaches its quota of white males[[/note]] creation though [=MacFarlane=] has a co-producer credit on the show (and now ''Bordertown'' has been canceled, leaving ''The Simpsons'' and ''BobsBurgers'' as the only non-Seth [=MacFarlane=] animated works on the network).

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Ever since ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' ended after 12 years on the air and ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' flopped so badly that it was canceled after four episodes (along with other animated shows that got the shaft after a short run, like ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory''[[note]]even though viewer and critic opinion of the show is not-at-all positive[[/note]] and an animated version of ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite'' [[WereStillRelevantDammit that came five years too late]]), the Sunday night "Animation Domination" line-up is mostly made up of Creator/SethMacFarlane's cartoons (now down on just ''Family Guy'' following ''The Cleveland Show'''s cancellation and ''American Dad'' moving to Creator/{{TBS}}). Currently, the only cartoons that aren't created by Creator/SethMacFarlane on the "Animation Domination" line-up are ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', the reboot of ''WesternAnimation/GolanTheInsatiable'' (which most likely has been canceled), and ''Bordertown'', which is technically Mark Hentamenn's [[note]]Mark Hentamenn was a writer and producer of ''Family Guy'' in its pre-2002 cancellation days and was the man behind the short-lived MTV animated show ''3 South'', about a Harvard-bound college student who ends up in Barder College, the most corrupt, anti-intellectual college in the country after Harvard reaches its quota of white males[[/note]] creation though [=MacFarlane=] has a co-producer credit on the show (and now ''Bordertown'' has been canceled, leaving ''The Simpsons'' and ''BobsBurgers'' ''Bob's Burgers'' as the only non-Seth [=MacFarlane=] animated works on the network).
7th Jul '17 4:52:42 PM infernape612
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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: His film ''Film/{{Ted}}'' is the first time that anything created by him has been shown in Japan, since none of his famous shows are broadcast there.



* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: His film ''Film/{{Ted}}'' is the first time that anything created by him has been shown in Japan, since none of his famous shows are broadcast there.
30th May '17 6:17:05 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [=MacFarlane=] was hired to do cartoon shorts for the Creator/{{FOX}} sketch show, ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', and later to WeirdAlYankovic's [[LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow short-lived Saturday morning show]], but backed out in favor of doing his own series. Had either of these situations worked out, he would have to those shows what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was to ''The Tracy Ullman Show.''

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [=MacFarlane=] was hired to do cartoon shorts for the Creator/{{FOX}} sketch show, ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', and later to WeirdAlYankovic's Music/WeirdAlYankovic's [[LiveActionTelevision/TheWeirdAlShow short-lived Saturday morning show]], but backed out in favor of doing his own series. Had either of these situations worked out, he would have to those shows what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was to ''The Tracy Ullman Show.''
19th May '17 9:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* TheCastShowoff: ''Family Guy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' have often been used as platforms to show off Seth's amazing singing ability with musical numbers (some memorable musical moments from both shows include: ''Shipoopi'' from "Patriot Games", ''A Bag of Weed'' from "Episode 420", ''The Fellas at the Freakin' FCC'' from "PTV", the ''SchoolhouseRock'' bit on Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Scandal on the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold", ''The N.A.A.F.P Anthem'' from a DeletedScene in "The Fat Guy Strangler", ''You've Got a Lot to See'' from "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows", and any song from the Brian and Stewie "Road To..." episodes)

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* TheCastShowoff: ''Family Guy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' have often been used as platforms to show off Seth's amazing singing ability with musical numbers (some memorable musical moments from both shows include: ''Shipoopi'' from "Patriot Games", ''A Bag of Weed'' from "Episode 420", ''The Fellas at the Freakin' FCC'' from "PTV", the ''SchoolhouseRock'' ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'' bit on Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Scandal on the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stanny Slickers II: The Legend of Ollie's Gold", ''The N.A.A.F.P Anthem'' from a DeletedScene in "The Fat Guy Strangler", ''You've Got a Lot to See'' from "Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows", and any song from the Brian and Stewie "Road To..." episodes)
9th May '17 2:34:48 PM Golondrina
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** Downplayed and subverted with ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': [=MacFarlane=] only played two characters on the show (Tim the Bear and Dr. Fist), who were later replaced with other actors (Creator/JessHarnell played Tim the Bear during the show's final episodes and Dr. Fist was voiced by TomKenny in one episode and Bryan Cranston in the show's last episodes).

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** Downplayed and subverted with ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': [=MacFarlane=] only played two characters on the show (Tim the Bear and Dr. Fist), who were later replaced with other actors (Creator/JessHarnell played Tim the Bear during the show's final episodes and Dr. Fist was voiced by TomKenny Creator/TomKenny in one episode and Bryan Cranston in the show's last episodes).
11th Apr '17 10:10:22 AM KoopaKid17
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Seth has stated in recent years that he wants ''Family Guy'' to end but Fox won't let him stop making episodes.
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