History WesternANimation / FamilyGuy

5th May '16 11:19:59 PM GoldenSeals
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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland of a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.

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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that because the writers felt her too bland of a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.
30th Apr '16 12:43:04 PM ElatedFalconine
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The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{Creator/FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, FOX called the show "canceled for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''Family Guy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made Seth [=MacFarlane=] THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.

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The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{Creator/FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002.2000. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, season in 2002, FOX called cancelled the show "canceled for "for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''Family Guy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made Seth [=MacFarlane=] THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
22nd Mar '16 6:12:05 PM chaokiwi
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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.

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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland of a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.
21st Nov '15 4:51:21 AM eroock
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'''''Family Guy''''' is an {{animated series}} created by Creator/SethMacFarlane about a DysfunctionalFamily who... well, that's about it, really. It presents us with four main characters--slow-witted blue-collar jerk Peter, who is basically a crueler, more imbecilic, and often more cheerful [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]; smart and efficient (but neglectful and wild) HouseWife Lois; insecure daughter Meg; and good-hearted but moronic son Chris--and puts them through a series of adventures usually sparked by Peter's selfishness and/or idiocy. In addition to these somewhat cookie-cutter characters are Brian, the martini-sipping intellectual and incredibly pretentious dog, and Stewie, the laser-toting megalomaniac baby, although they've gotten much more screen time in recent seasons.

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'''''Family Guy''''' ''Family Guy'' is an {{animated series}} created by Creator/SethMacFarlane about a DysfunctionalFamily who... well, that's about it, really. It presents us with four main characters--slow-witted blue-collar jerk Peter, who is basically a crueler, more imbecilic, and often more cheerful [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]; smart and efficient (but neglectful and wild) HouseWife Lois; insecure daughter Meg; and good-hearted but moronic son Chris--and puts them through a series of adventures usually sparked by Peter's selfishness and/or idiocy. In addition to these somewhat cookie-cutter characters are Brian, the martini-sipping intellectual and incredibly pretentious dog, and Stewie, the laser-toting megalomaniac baby, although they've gotten much more screen time in recent seasons.
30th Aug '15 4:40:00 PM EpicFantasyStory
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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.

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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.
28th Aug '15 1:57:55 PM Kitchen90
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25th Apr '15 9:00:11 AM eneuman96
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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun with [[RapidFireComedy a million gags per minute]]. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.

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Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its {{Cutaway Gag}}s, as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun with [[RapidFireComedy a million gags per minute]].and willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. With later seasons, the randomness increased and character dynamics shifted, with Stewie becoming less of a mad conqueror and more of a showman with homicidal, homosexual, and/or violent tendencies, Meg becoming a ButtMonkey (supposedly due to the fact that the writers felt her too bland a character), Lois becoming much less of a good housewife, and Brian becoming more and more of a pompous loser. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became [[BlackComedy far darker]] and [[SadistShow mean-spirited]]. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better.
11th Apr '15 3:17:28 PM Kadorhal
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'''''Family Guy''''' is an {{animated series}} created by SethMacFarlane about a DysfunctionalFamily who... well, that's about it, really. It presents us with four main characters--slow-witted blue-collar jerk Peter, who is basically a crueler, more imbecilic, and often more cheerful [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]; smart and efficient (but neglectful and wild) HouseWife Lois; insecure daughter Meg; and good-hearted but moronic son Chris--and puts them through a series of adventures usually sparked by Peter's selfishness and/or idiocy. In addition to these somewhat cookie-cutter characters are Brian the martini-sipping intellectual and incredibly pretentious dog and Stewie the laser-toting megalomaniac baby, although they've gotten much more screen time in recent seasons.

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'''''Family Guy''''' is an {{animated series}} created by SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane about a DysfunctionalFamily who... well, that's about it, really. It presents us with four main characters--slow-witted blue-collar jerk Peter, who is basically a crueler, more imbecilic, and often more cheerful [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]]; smart and efficient (but neglectful and wild) HouseWife Lois; insecure daughter Meg; and good-hearted but moronic son Chris--and puts them through a series of adventures usually sparked by Peter's selfishness and/or idiocy. In addition to these somewhat cookie-cutter characters are Brian Brian, the martini-sipping intellectual and incredibly pretentious dog dog, and Stewie Stewie, the laser-toting megalomaniac baby, although they've gotten much more screen time in recent seasons.



The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{Creator/FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, FOX called the show "canceled for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made SethMacFarlane THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.

As a final point, it's worth remembering SethMacFarlane is not as heavily involved in the writing of more recent episodes as you might think. While he's still an executive producer, and thus can veto scripts, chances are [[ScapegoatCreator he's not the one you should aim bile at]] when it comes to specific gags, aesops and messages in the plotlines.

There are currently four video games based on the series. First was the ''Family Guy Video Game!'' for PlayStation2, {{Xbox}}, and PlayStationPortable. Next came ''Family Guy Online'', a browser-based MMORPG. The third is ''FamilyGuyBackToTheMultiverse'' for PlayStation3, {{Xbox 360}}, and PC. The fourth is a village simulator alike ''Videogame/TheSimpsonsTappedOut'' and ''[[VideoGame/MyLittlePonyGameloft My Little Pony]]'' called ''Videogame/FamilyGuyTheQuestForStuff'' for iOS and Android. A LicensedPinballTable was released by Creator/SternPinball in 2007; [[Pinball/FamilyGuy click here for details.]]

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The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{Creator/FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, FOX called the show "canceled for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''Family Guy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made SethMacFarlane Seth [=MacFarlane=] THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.

As a final point, it's worth remembering SethMacFarlane [=MacFarlane=] is not as heavily involved in the writing of more recent episodes as you might think. While he's still an executive producer, and thus can veto scripts, chances are [[ScapegoatCreator he's not the one you should aim bile at]] when it comes to specific gags, aesops and messages in the plotlines.

There are currently four video games based on the series. First was the ''Family Guy Video Game!'' for PlayStation2, {{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, and PlayStationPortable.UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. Next came ''Family Guy Online'', a browser-based MMORPG. The third is ''FamilyGuyBackToTheMultiverse'' ''VideoGame/FamilyGuyBackToTheMultiverse'' for PlayStation3, {{Xbox UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, and PC. The fourth is a village simulator alike ''Videogame/TheSimpsonsTappedOut'' and ''[[VideoGame/MyLittlePonyGameloft My Little Pony]]'' called ''Videogame/FamilyGuyTheQuestForStuff'' for iOS and Android. A LicensedPinballTable was released by Creator/SternPinball in 2007; [[Pinball/FamilyGuy click here for details.]]
1st Apr '15 10:21:09 AM PresidentExpert
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The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, FOX called the show "canceled for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made SethMacFarlane THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.

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The show made history for American network television for being {{uncanceled}} -- twice. {{FOX}} {{Creator/FOX}} announced the show's cancellation after its second season in 2002. The show was resurrected not long after, but ratings suffered as its [[ScrewedByTheNetwork time slot changed constantly and it competed against the ratings-behemoths of]] ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' and ''{{Series/Friends}}''. After the third season, FOX called the show "canceled for good". But in 2005, the show was resurrected yet again, due to popular request, impressive ratings for the reruns on Creator/AdultSwim, and unusually successful DVD-set sales. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is now one of the network's most successful franchises, promoted by the suits with the same fervor as ''Series/TwentyFour'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. This made SethMacFarlane THE highest paid Hollywood writer for a few years after its second revamp- it allowed him to produce the SpinOff series ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', both under the same studio, along with the ''Franchise/StarWars'' spoof ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
9th Mar '15 9:15:47 AM Superjustinbros
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There are currently four video games based on the series. First was the ''Family Guy Video Game!'' for PlayStation2, {{Xbox}}, and PlayStationPortable. Next came ''Family Guy Online'', a browser-based MMORPG. The third is ''FamilyGuyBackToTheMultiverse'' for PlayStation3, {{Xbox 360}}, and PC. The fourth is a TheSimpsonsTappedOut [[FollowTheLeader imitator]] called ''FamilyGuyTheQuestForStuff'' for iOS and Android. A LicensedPinballTable was released by Creator/SternPinball in 2007; [[Pinball/FamilyGuy click here for details.]]

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There are currently four video games based on the series. First was the ''Family Guy Video Game!'' for PlayStation2, {{Xbox}}, and PlayStationPortable. Next came ''Family Guy Online'', a browser-based MMORPG. The third is ''FamilyGuyBackToTheMultiverse'' for PlayStation3, {{Xbox 360}}, and PC. The fourth is a TheSimpsonsTappedOut [[FollowTheLeader imitator]] village simulator alike ''Videogame/TheSimpsonsTappedOut'' and ''[[VideoGame/MyLittlePonyGameloft My Little Pony]]'' called ''FamilyGuyTheQuestForStuff'' ''Videogame/FamilyGuyTheQuestForStuff'' for iOS and Android. A LicensedPinballTable was released by Creator/SternPinball in 2007; [[Pinball/FamilyGuy click here for details.]]
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