Western Animation: The Family Guy

aka: Family Guy
From left to right. Brian, Lois, Peter, Stewie, Chris, Meg.


The Family Guy, also known as just Family Guy, is an American animated series created by Seth Mac Farlane for FOX. The series centers on the Griffins, a dysfunctional family who gets into, well a bunch of crazy stuff. Most episode plots consist of everyday hijinks with the occasional Hilarity Ensues 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 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 Crosses the Line Twice, controversy was not avoidable. The other unavoidable controversy is the opinions of some critics that it the show itself ripped-off The Simpsons. After its third season, the show was unfortunately cancelled in early 2002. Despite this, the show retains a huge fanbase.

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Family Guy