History YMMV / FamilyGuy

22nd Feb '17 4:24:07 PM plcthecd
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In "''The Kiss Seen Around The World''", after Meg's report n how gross Neil Goldman is, Tom Tucker's only comment is "I guess beggars ''can'' be choosers."



** The "Death Of Brian" arc ended two episodes after it began and was resolved in a way that left many people unsatisfied, although that didn't stop millions of others from rejoicing.

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** The "Death "Life Of Brian" arc ended two episodes after it began and was resolved in a way that left many people unsatisfied, although that didn't stop millions of others from rejoicing.rejoicing.
*** The idea of [[spoiler: who ran over Brian Griffin would've been a great murder mystery plot but ever since Brian was BroughtBackFromTheDead, it seems that [[KarmaHoudini Brian's killer will never be known.]] ]]
21st Feb '17 9:04:38 PM TomServo3000
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* MemeticMolester: Quagmire. One particularly memorable joke involved him raping [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] and then murdering every member of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons family. As you might expect Creator/MattGroening was so appalled that he threatened never to speak to Creator/SethMacFarlane ever again as a result. Seth himself eventually realized that he'd gone too far with that one.

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* MemeticMolester: Quagmire. One particularly memorable joke involved him raping [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]] and then murdering every member of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons family. As you might expect Creator/MattGroening was so appalled that he threatened never to speak to Creator/SethMacFarlane ever again as a result. [[EveryoneHasStandards Seth himself eventually realized that he'd gone too far with that one.one]].
18th Feb '17 6:25:44 PM redandready45
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** In "Road to Germany", we learn that Mort's grandparents were Polish Holocaust survivors who got married the day the Nazis invaded. The story of their survival is one with a lot potential, but instead it was forgotten in favor of Stewie, Brian, and Mort figuring
11th Feb '17 7:12:33 PM Noah1
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Aw, jeez, this is getting worse than [[CutawayGag that time I visited that place where]] {{nerd}}s go to disagree on things!



* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The Disney universe in "Road to the Multiverse". It's widely considered the best part of the episode.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The Disney {{Disney}} universe in "Road to the Multiverse". It's widely considered the best part of the episode.



** The season seven episode "We Love You Lauren Conrad" has Stewie refer to Bruce Jenner as a beautiful ''woman''. In April 2015, [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/bruce-jenner-im-woman/story?id=30570350 Bruce Jenner came out as transgender]], and two months later, Bruce Jenner got gender reassignment surgery and is now known as Caitlyn. Stewie knew her true gender identity six years before anyone else did and even funnier when Brian tries to correct him saying "Bruce Jenner is a man."

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** The season seven episode "We Love You Lauren Conrad" has Stewie refer to Bruce Jenner BruceJenner as a beautiful ''woman''. In April 2015, [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/bruce-jenner-im-woman/story?id=30570350 Bruce Jenner came out as transgender]], and two months later, Bruce Jenner got gender reassignment surgery and is now known as Caitlyn.CaitlynJenner. Stewie knew her true gender identity six years before anyone else did and even funnier when Brian tries to correct him saying "Bruce Jenner is a man."



** In an early episode, Peter mentions that he hates the later seasons of ''M*A*S*H'' when Alan Alda made the show preachy and dramatic, which ''is'' what arguably happened to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (though ''Family Guy'' is making an effort to turn itself around, or -- at the very least -- be less preachy, but [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped have a good point to make about certain prejudices or ways of thinking]], even if the audience doesn't agree with what's being said. In short, some of the later episodes are trying to be like what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used to be from seasons one to four).

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** In an early episode, Peter mentions that he hates the later seasons of ''M*A*S*H'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' when Alan Alda made the show preachy and dramatic, which ''is'' what arguably happened to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' (though ''Family Guy'' is making an effort to turn itself around, or -- at the very least -- be less preachy, but [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped have a good point to make about certain prejudices or ways of thinking]], even if the audience doesn't agree with what's being said. In short, some of the later episodes are trying to be like what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' used to be from seasons one to four).



** A 2007 episode contained a joke in which Carl Sagan's ''Cosmos'' was "edited for rednecks" by dubbing over an explanation of the Big Bang. In 2014, [[http://gawker.com/fox-station-cuts-evolution-out-of-neil-degrasse-tysons-1543147417 an Oklahoma City Fox affiliate just happened to interrupt Neil Degrasse Tyson's mention of evolution on the updated ''Cosmos''.]] Not to mention that Seth [=MacFarlane=] is actually involved with the ''Cosmos'' reboot.

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** A 2007 episode contained a joke in which Carl Sagan's ''Cosmos'' was "edited for rednecks" by dubbing over an explanation of the Big Bang. In 2014, [[http://gawker.com/fox-station-cuts-evolution-out-of-neil-degrasse-tysons-1543147417 an Oklahoma City Fox affiliate just happened to interrupt Neil Degrasse Tyson's interrupt]] NeilDegrasseTyson's mention of evolution on the updated ''Cosmos''.]] ''{{Cosmos}}''. Not to mention that Seth [=MacFarlane=] SethMacFarlane is actually involved with the ''Cosmos'' reboot.



** Possibly deliberate; eight years after a cutaway joke about the implausibility of Creator/LiamNeeson playing an American cowboy because of his Irish accent and being in more UK movies than American ones, Seth [=McFarlane=] cast him in his sophomore directorial effort, ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'' as an outlaw American cowboy (and, is considered by some, to be the [[JustHereForGodzilla only good part of the movie]]).

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** Possibly deliberate; eight years after a cutaway joke about the implausibility of Creator/LiamNeeson playing an American cowboy because of his Irish accent and being in more UK movies than American ones, Seth [=McFarlane=] SethMcFarlane cast him in his sophomore directorial effort, ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'' as an outlaw American cowboy (and, is considered by some, to be the [[JustHereForGodzilla only good part of the movie]]).



** The "Rocky VI" cutaway gag from "Petergeist". Said sixth Rocky film (titled ''Rocky Balboa'') came out just a few months later.

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** The "Rocky VI" cutaway gag from "Petergeist". Said sixth Rocky {{Rocky}} film (titled ''Rocky Balboa'') ''RockyBalboa'') came out just a few months later.



** There was a cutaway gag poking fun of John Goodman's weight and eating habits to the point that the rest of his family are all skin and bones. As of 2015, [[http://nypost.com/2015/11/10/the-secrets-behind-john-goodmans-100-pound-weight-loss/ he lost a lot of weight]].

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** There was a cutaway gag poking fun of John Goodman's weight and eating habits to the point that the rest of his family are all skin and bones.NothingButSkinAndBones. As of 2015, [[http://nypost.com/2015/11/10/the-secrets-behind-john-goodmans-100-pound-weight-loss/ he lost a lot of weight]].



** In "North by North Quahog" Peter and Lois find a fictional sequel to ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' in Mel Gibson's home. In June 2016, it was announced that Mel Gibson would be making a sequel.
* HypeBacklash : The show's final {{un|Canceled}}cancelation alienated a lot of long-term fans who didn't like that this quirky cult series which occasionally aired on late-night TV had now become a pop-culture behemoth which, for a time, blew their [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons long-time]] [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark competition]], and almost all other animated shows for that matter, out of the water in terms of popularity. There exists a theory that the only reason ''Family Guy'' got as popular as it did was that it was revived just as those shows were [[SeasonalRot beginning to run out of steam]], but this hasn't stopped ''Family Guy'' from continuing to go through this trope despite its own alleged SeasonalRot, leading to ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' comparisons and similar accusations of appealing to the "dudebro" masses. What was once being called a daring groundbreaker is now being called the worst thing to happen to adult animation.

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** In "North by North Quahog" Peter and Lois find a fictional sequel to ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' in Mel Gibson's MelGibson's home. In June 2016, it was announced that Mel Gibson would be making a sequel.
** In "The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou", Peter grumbles about getting MegaBlox instead of bonafide {{LEGO}}s. Much later, MegaBlox (since renamed MegaConstrux) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AgDVph0rKQ released an official Peter Griffin collectable figurine]].
* HypeBacklash : HypeBacklash: The show's final {{un|Canceled}}cancelation alienated a lot of long-term fans who didn't like that this quirky cult series which occasionally aired on late-night TV had now become a pop-culture behemoth which, for a time, blew their [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons long-time]] [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark competition]], and almost all other animated shows for that matter, out of the water in terms of popularity. There exists a theory that the only reason ''Family Guy'' got as popular as it did was that it was revived just as those shows were [[SeasonalRot beginning to run out of steam]], but this hasn't stopped ''Family Guy'' from continuing to go through this trope despite its own alleged SeasonalRot, leading to ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' comparisons and similar accusations of appealing to the "dudebro" masses. What was once being called a daring groundbreaker is now being called the worst thing to happen to adult animation.



** Inverted with Connie D'Amico, though. Connie, InUniverse, is [[AlphaBitch very popular]] with the high school kids at James Woods High , [[TheScrappy but is one of the most despised and unpopular character in the fandom]] [[TheWoobie (particularity to Meg fans).]]

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** Inverted with Connie D'Amico, though. Connie, InUniverse, is [[AlphaBitch very popular]] with the high school kids at James Woods High , High, [[TheScrappy but is one of the most despised and unpopular character in the fandom]] [[TheWoobie (particularity to Meg fans).]]



* WriterCopOut: "Lois Kills Stewie" ends after the titular event happens... Only to reveal that it was all just a virtual reality simulation. Of course, this gets lampshaded to Hell and back as part of a TakeThat against [[NoEnding the ending]] to Series/TheSopranos.

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* WriterCopOut: "Lois Kills Stewie" ends after the titular event happens... Only to reveal that it was all just a virtual reality simulation. Of course, this gets lampshaded to Hell {{Hell}} and back as part of a TakeThat against [[NoEnding the ending]] to Series/TheSopranos.
11th Feb '17 11:18:10 AM 123456789
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** In "April in Quahog", Peter's comment seconds before the supposed "end of the world," expressing shame and disgust for his children, uttered deliberately in thinking that he will have no price to pay. How sadly mistaken he is once the "April Fools Day" hoax passes without incident ... and even Peter's heartfelt apology is fruitless -- Meg, Chris and Stewie are still very pissed at their father.

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** In "April in Quahog", Peter's comment seconds before the supposed "end of the world," expressing shame and disgust for his children, uttered deliberately in thinking that he will have no price to pay. How sadly mistaken he is once the "April Fools Day" hoax passes without incident ... and even Peter's heartfelt apology is fruitless -- Meg, Chris and Stewie are still very pissed at their father.father, so he ends up buying an Xbox 360 to be EasilyForgiven by his kids.
10th Feb '17 8:07:20 AM 123456789
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** Season 12 is the current low point for the series according to most fans. The main reason being Brain getting killed off in “Life of Brian” only to be brought back three weeks later in “Christmas Guy” in a ratings grab so desperate and shallow that it caused several longtime fans to lose whatever respect that they still had for the show by that point. Other episodes that play a big part in why the season is so reviled include “Peter Problems” (for the one-minute long scene of Peter accidentally killing a whale while trying to push it back into the ocean using a forklift), “Brian’s a Bad Father” (the main plot being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin according to some and the subplot ending with an overly-gory scene of Quagmire shooting Peter in the head), “Fresh Heir” (aka “Let’s See How Many Unfunny Incest Jokes We Can Force Down Your Throat in 22 Minutes”), and “Herpe, the Love Sore” (Brian intentionally gives Stewie & Chris herpes when he becomes blood brothers with them and the subplot involving Peter, Joe, and Quagmire which has one of the show’s worst UnfortunateImplications).

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** Season 12 is the current low point for the series according to most fans. The main reason being Brain getting killed off in “Life of Brian” only to be brought back three weeks later in “Christmas Guy” in a ratings grab so desperate and shallow that it caused several longtime fans to lose whatever respect that they still had for the show by that point. Other episodes that play a big part in why the season is so reviled include “Peter Problems” (for the one-minute long scene of Peter accidentally killing a whale while trying to push it back into the ocean using a forklift), “Brian’s a Bad Father” (the main plot being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin according to some and the subplot ending with an overly-gory scene of Quagmire shooting Peter in the head), “Fresh Heir” (aka “Let’s See How Many Unfunny Incest Jokes We Can Force Down Your Throat in 22 Minutes”), and “Herpe, the Love Sore” (Brian intentionally gives Stewie & Chris herpes when he becomes blood brothers with them them, which is not helped by the fact that this took place some time after Stewie saved Brian, and the subplot involving Peter, Joe, and Quagmire which has one of the show’s worst UnfortunateImplications).UnfortunateImplications from the show, if not ''the'' worst Unfortunate Implication from WesternAnimation).



** This is why a lot of fans hate "Back To The Pilot", finding the tasteless and unnecessary 9/11 plot nothing more than a wry reference to [[ScapegoatCreator Seth MacFarlane]] [[AuthorExistenceFailure almost going on one of the planes in said attacks]] [[AvertedTrope but missing it in the end]], and wishing there would be more of riffing the first episode.

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** This is why a lot of fans hate "Back To The Pilot", finding the tasteless and unnecessary 9/11 plot nothing more than a wry reference tasteless and unneccesary excuse to mention that [[ScapegoatCreator Seth MacFarlane]] [[AuthorExistenceFailure almost going went on one of the planes in said attacks]] [[AvertedTrope but ended up missing it in the end]], it]], and wishing there would be more of riffing the first episode.



** Peter Griffin gets fired from the news in Stewie B Goode because Stewie Griffin got drunk and crashed a car into the Drunken Clam, even though it was Brian who was looking after Stewie and got him drunk in the first place.

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** Peter Griffin gets fired from the news in Stewie B Goode "Stewie B. Goode" because Stewie Griffin got drunk and crashed a car into the Drunken Clam, even though it was Brian who was looking after Stewie and got him drunk in the first place.
9th Feb '17 5:28:06 PM Camarokid2011
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** In the rather Squick-worthy "Stewie is Enceinte", two of the mutant "babies" that more closely resemble Brian and Stewie are actually ''adorable''.

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** In the rather Squick-worthy "Stewie is Enceinte", two of the mutant "babies" that more closely resemble Brian and Stewie are actually ''adorable''.
9th Feb '17 5:26:58 PM Camarokid2011
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** In the rather Squick-worthy "Stewie is Enceinte", two of the mutant "babies" that more closely resemble Brian and Stewie are actually ''adorable''.
9th Feb '17 9:15:21 AM ironicusername
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** "HEY PETER"
** The "Family Guy Funny Moments" compilations on YouTube have also become the butt of many ironic shitposts.
8th Feb '17 2:18:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Stewie in general is a fairly complex character for the series. Depending on how you view him, he could be seen as a full-blow psychopath, or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Exactly how sympathetic is his person? Is he a [[EnfantTerrible psychopathic little brat]] without excuses who enjoys killing people, to the point of wanting to kill his own mother? Or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds?

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** Stewie in general is a fairly complex character for the series. Depending on how you view him, he could be seen as a full-blow full-blown psychopath, or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. Exactly how sympathetic is his person? Is he a [[EnfantTerrible psychopathic little brat]] without excuses who enjoys killing people, to the point of wanting to kill his own mother? Or a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds?
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