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[[labelnote:note]]This is a JustForFun [[AlternateUniverse AU]] page about WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy, treating the un-cancellation and post-revival seasons as if [[FanonDiscontinuity they never happened]]. Let's face it, some of us well remember ''Family Guy's'' golden years and we're not letting the NostalgiaFilter get in our way.[[/labelnote]]

'''''The Family Guy''''', also known as just '''''Family Guy''''', is an American {{animated series}} created by Creator/SethMacFarlane for Creator/{{FOX}}. The series centers on the Griffins, a {{dysfunctional family}} who gets into, well [[{{Understatement}} a bunch of crazy stuff]]. Most episode plots consist of everyday hijinks with the occasional HilarityEnsues moment and they mostly center around, Peter--the father and apparently, main protagonist (it's called ''The Family Guy'' for a reason).

The show first aired in 1999 and has pretty much the quirks of a [[TheNineties 90s]] animated sitcom. For a while, it was a success during its three season run and DVD sales were impressive. It had great ratings, a huge fanbase, and of course, like any animated sitcom that sometimes delves into CrossesTheLineTwice, controversy was not avoidable. The other unavoidable controversy is the opinions of some critics that it the show itself ripped-off ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. After its third season, the show was unfortunately cancelled in early 2002. Despite this, the show retains a huge fanbase.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Peter when he got plastic surgery.
* AdaptationDecay: PlayedForLaughs in Peter's version of ''TheKingAndI'', featuring InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja.
* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Drunken Clam
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Meg. At least, around in school.
* AlphaBitch: Connie D'Amico to Meg.
* ArtEvolution: [[http://images.wikia.com/familyguy/images/8/8e/Pilot_Pitch_1.jpg The pilot]] compared to what you've seen in the running show.
* AxeCrazy: Stewie used to be much more prone to violence and brutality than any other character in the cast. Also shows a hilariously maniac behavior.
* BigBad: Stewie.
* BiggerBad: Carter.
* ButtMonkey: Peter.
* BrainyBrunette: Meg.
* BrattyHalfPint: Stewie plays this trope UpToEleven.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Meg. Especially in her earlier appearances.
* BumblingDad: Peter.
* CatchPhrase:
** Stewie has a few of these:
*** "Victory is/shall be mine!"
*** "Damn you all!"
** Lois too though she seldom says it but could've developed as her StockPhrase.
*** "Chris, that's a terrible word--[insert aforementioned terrible word]."
* DrinkingTheKoolAid: Parodied, of course. Meg unknowingly joins a cult trying to be popular, wherein the leader of said cult tries to initiate a mass suicide through... You guessed it. [[spoiler: Stewie kills him]].
* FatIdiot: Peter and Chris.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Stewie.
* {{Jerkass}}: Stewie.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Peter.
* LaughablyEvil: Stewie. In fact, one could say that was his only more sympathetic trait before.
* {{Meganekko}}: Meg.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Guys and Girls]]: Chris, Meg, Lois, Cleveland, and Brian.
** Also Joe.
* OnlySaneMan: Brian and Lois.
* ReferenceOverdosed
* ShootTheDog: Literally done in one episode
* SpiritualSuccessor: After it got cancelled, Seth [=MacFarlane=] created ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''
* TakeOverTheWorld: Stewie's chief motivation.
* TooDumbToLive: Peter has several moments.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In its 3 year run the show made various references to the popular culture of 1999-2002
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