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"'This reminds me of the time we were made fun of on South Park."

References to Family Guy in other media.

  • Brian and Stewie make a cameo appearance in a commercial for The Peanuts Movie merchandise from Target. Stewie is dressed in Charlie Brown's shirt, and Brian is dressed in Snoopy's Flying Ace helmet and scarf.
  • A 2007 Subway commercial had Peter reciting a poem called Ode to the Subway Feast. "Beat that, Jared."
  • A 2008 Coca-Cola commercial had Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons of Stewie and Underdog fighting over a balloon of a Coke bottle. It ends up getting caught by a Charlie Brown balloon.
  • A 2012 commercial had Stewie and Brian promoting Wheat Thins, which Stewie pronounces "Hweat Thins."

Comic Books

  • The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis: The hardcover edition adds two extra pages to the second issue of the first miniseries. On the second of those pages, a ball of dark matter produced by Nibbler goes through all the floors at the Simpsons' house before ending up in Hell. There, the Devil is shown watching Family Guy, with Brian Griffin appearing on the TV screen.
  • In Spider-Ham: Aporkalypse Now, Mojo decides Spider-Ham's World of Funny Animals needs to be more "mature", and reinvents Peter Porker as "Hammy Guy", with Mary-Jane Waterbuffalo as Lois, Captain Americat as Stewie, and Thrr, Dog of Thunder, as Brian.
  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) Imposter Syndrome miniseries, Surge can be seen in the infamous death pose during a failure montage in issue 3.

Comic Strips

Fan Works

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Film -- Live-Action

Live-Action TV

  • Bones: In "The Critic and the Cabernet", Stewie makes a guest appearance (as a brain tumor-induced hallucination) to give Booth some couple advice.

Video Games

  • Fallout: New Vegas: The Courier's brain's voice in Old World Blues was based on Stewie Griffin's.
  • In Infinite Craft, the name "Family Guy", and more specifically "Peter Griffin", are both possible items to craft.
  • In Mario Party 8, Dry Bones and Hammer Bro's team name is "What-The-Deuce".
  • In The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic's death pose is laid out exactly like the "fallen down" pose.

Web Animation

  • At the end of the Deku vs Asta episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Deku dies from overuse of his powers and then ends up in the Family Guy death pose.

Web Original

  • FU DW: In "DW Calls Her Mom a *****", when Matt makes a particularly dirty joke, Cleveland Brown appears to say "That's nasty".
  • The Greatest Freakout Ever: In the first video, Stephen has a calendar featuring Jasper and the Greased-Up Deaf Guy on his wall.
  • Honest Trailers:
    • In the trailer for The Incredibles, Dash's teacher is called "Grown-Up Stewie".
    • In the trailer for Deadpool, Epic Voice Guy says that the movie feels like a really expensive, longer episode of Family Guy. Which causes Deadpool, himself, to ask WHICH season of Family Guy.
    • In the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time (2018), a clip of Peter saying "Shut up, Meg" plays in response to characters in the movie saying the same thing to Meg.
    • In the trailer for The Meg, the film is given the alternate title Shut Up, Meg.
      • The trailer for M3GAN gets the same title.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
  • SCP Foundation: SCP-5981 is a city called "Nuke City" that only appears to those who believe in it. It became known to the public after a Family Guy episode aired about the protagonists visiting the place. The public's memories about the episode and the place got wiped out by the foundation.

Western Animation

  • The Amazing World of Gumball: In "The Name", when Zach hits Mr. Small in the head with a skateboard, Small falls over into the infamous "death pose".
  • American Dad!, being a show also created by Seth MacFarlane, features several references to Family Guy:
    • In "The People vs. Martin Sugar", Stan lists his favorite fictional dogs and names Brian #1:
      Brian: Uh, do I know you? [walks away]
      Stan: Stop pretending I don't exist!
    • The ending to "Hurricane!", the third part of a crossover of MacFarlane's shows, involves Stan meeting Peter and Cleveland (the latter of whom had his own show at the time).
    • In "The Unbrave One", Francine takes several pregnancy tests from a shady online gynecologist. In The Stinger, "Dr. Vadgers" is revealed to be Quagmire.
  • Drawn Together: In "The Lemon-AIDS Walk", Peter and Lois pass by Wooldoor when he is on the street begging for change. Alex Borstein voiced Lois for this joke.
  • Futurama: In "Bender's Big Score", Fry, after returning to the year 2000, hangs a Family Guy "12 Laughs a Year" calendar in his new apartment.
  • MAD: Peter makes a cameo in the sketch "Two and a Half Man".
  • Robot Chicken: Peter Griffin appears as one of the judges in "Suck It".
  • The Simpsons:
    • At the end of "Missionary: Impossible", Betty White tells the audience to donate to a FOX pledge drive to prevent "crude, lowbrow programming" from going off the air, while she stands next to a TV with the ''Family Guy'' logo on the screen.
    • In the segment Send in the Clones from "Treehouse of Horror XIII", Peter makes a cameo among the many clones of Homer, a reference to criticisms that Family Guy is a clone of The Simpsons.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XVI", executive producer Al Jean is credited as "Al 'Family Guy' Jean".
    • In "The Italian Bob", Italian cops look through a book of wanted felons containing a photo of Peter labeled "Plagarisimo", followed by one of Stan Smith labelled "Plagarisimo di Plagarisimo".
    • In "'Tis the 30th Season", it's shown that Disney World is constructing a new "Family Guy World" (also referencing Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox):
      Stewie Mascot: I was the it-boy in 2006!
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII", one of the theme parks at the end of the "Simpsons World" segment is Family Guy Town. The dome is in the shape of Stewie's head.
  • South Park: The two-part episode "Cartoon Wars" revolves around the news that Family Guy will do a joke about the Prophet Muhammad, and Cartman (who is sick of being compared to it) taking advantage of the ensuing panic to get the show cancelled.
    Cartman: I am nothing like Family Guy! When I make jokes, they are inherent to a story! Deep, situational and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a point, not just one random, interchangeable joke after another!