Family Guy

Sunday 9:00 PM on FOX Premiered Jan 31, 1999 In Season



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Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and freakin' sweet. The animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids - the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and world domination. Chris, like his father, is obese, has a low IQ and no common sense. Meg desperately tries to be part of the popular crowd, and is coldly rebuffed. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting out his own life issues. After being canceled in 2002, having an outstanding performance in DVD sales and syndication ratings that beat late-night talk shows, its cult status reached great heights. As a result, the series was added back to the FOX Summer 2005 line-up. Family Guy returned to the small screen with new episodes on Sunday, May 1st, 2005. A DVD Movie was released in September of 2005. Family Guy has won 3 Emmy awards and 3 Annie awards.



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    Seth MacFarlane

    Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

    Alex Borstein

    Alex Borstein

    Lois Griffin & Others

    Seth Green (I)

    Seth Green (I)

    Chris Griffin & Others

    Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis

    Meg Griffin & Others

    Mike Henry (VI)

    Mike Henry (VI)

    Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

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    Lacey Chabert

    Meg (Production Season 1) [uncredited]


    Fan Reviews (2880)

    • Super controversial awesomeness and hilarious originality!! Decent entertainment!! Classic satire and Intellectual Brilliance!!

      Damn you vile microscopic pricks. What a bunch of overly sensitive crybabbies whining & complaining about Family Guy selling out! Look shut the fuck up or die slowly in a fucked up hellish cesspool because Family Guy and South Park are still the same as always and the two most popular competitive shows for teens & adults. As one of the biggest fans of the show for over the last 18 years I loved Family Guy. I've watched every episode since the unaired pilot in 1998 and to me Family Guy is one of the best 1990s shows in history. The show survived cancelation twice and became even more hysterically funny and awesome since the resurrections which are the many reasons why this my #1 show all time. Seasons 1-14 were the best classic Era of Family Guy. All 270 episodes were awesome as hell. I can't wait for season 15 and up. It always speaks the super brilliant sick truth of the aspects of life. It's also brings light to our boring reality. It remains hilariously badass every episode. Dear all haters, you're the ones that don't have any originality or talent. So fuck off & burn in hell!! BitchassLosers!! Especially you LaserAlloy, NatT96, and all other haters of Family Guy. Where the hell do you immature mindless shit for brains lowlives have the right to express your lameass opinions on adult comedy tv shows? The Griffins Rule!! One of the greatest smartest adult comedies since the last 18-21 years. Family guy is about a family dealing with the insanely psychotic sociopathic opportunities of domestic violence and complicated adversities in every day life. What the hell did you dickheads expected? Their Lives are about coping with cryptic surrealism and dysfunctional endless possibilities. Honesty and mayhem is what Family Guy is about. I'm still a huge Die Hard Fan to this day!! It's based on dark edgy satirical chaos in classic & modern day society. It's supposed to be unexpected. Family Guy Rocks !! People who hate FG are nothing but abused weakminded talentless lifeless fucks that can't take tough criticism themselves and waste their times on the Internet using their bullshit hatred and anger on any cartoons as an excuse to cover up their own shitty lives to understand the smart values and concepts of comedy tv! Haters make me sick! You all suck ass! Expressing your weak hatred towards cartoons by displaying hate art and hate comments are really stupid and annoying. I hope FG do alot episodes of the griffins beating the shit out of all the haters and that pussy Mr Enter for shitting on Seth all the time just because he wants to express his disgusting animosity towards great cartoons to reflect on his stupid tragic past in which i don't give a flying fuck about in order to gain alot of sympathy from other Internet trolls who followed him that are also emotional unstable as well. Not to be a cold-hearted jerkass but, I have to be completely sincere about him. Mr Enter needs to learn his place because he's nothing but a waste of a fucking lying Nazi white trash robotic unfunny critic who destroyed his own life & deserved the shit he got for being an expendable lost cause. A jealous psychopath hell bent on ruining alot of great cartoon & anime shows reputations. My little ponies are for 5 year olds and he still watches it. The biggest pretentious loser on the fucking internet alive. He always keep using his so called mental disability as an excuse in order to manipulate the situation in his favor to control his submissive pawns as they continue to finish his dirty work for him from behind the scenes. The reason why I'm saying this is that I really find him so irritating that I should write that disturbed ghostly virus a note to tell him to get some real help because he bashed on everyone's favorite cartoons for years by reflecting his so called miserable childhood on them to gain self-importance by getting thousands of people to feel sorry for him. He belongs in a psychiatric hospital or jail because he stole credit from other better critics and copyrighted videos from various cartoons on youtube making him the most pathetic waste of human life in the entire universe. No fucking wonder that his parents despised him so much. He should be called the devil spawn atrocity from hell. His new show called Growing around will suck ass anyway. Family guy is one of the best realistic cartoon shows that never lost it touch! Assholes that said FG went downhill are seriously the most pathetic sorry ass excuses for fans that I've ever saw! Seriously read a damn book or newspaper, go outside, or watch something else. I loved the Mad Tv family guy parody sketch that Seth did in 2006. It was very cool. After all these years as every seasons got stronger and deeper all the Family guy characters are still very fucking redeemable & lovable, especially the six main characters. They are the most creative, imaginative, unique, different, original, and funniest Badass family that makes everything about the new century the shit which reminds me of South Park in the old and new days too. Pushing shit to the limit is what they're suppose to do. Seth MacFarlane is awesome and all 5 of his shows are the best. The Voice actors and actresses are fantastic. The story lines are always randomly on point and I love every Star Wars and other FG parodies. All of Seth's shows has been amazing since The life of Larry and Steve in 1995-1997. The chaotic situations & randomness are what the show is about. I really wish we had more Family guy 3D CGI Anime episodes, movies, prequels, sequels, trilogies, reboots and timeskip seasons too. For all the true fans of Seth MacFarlane and his Cast. Thank you for loving FG! Family guy will stay alive Forever!! Haters are irritable diseased cancerous unintelligent hypocritical brainwashed dicks who can't comprehend the brutal controversial well-written hilarious truth that FG had intellectually displayed over the years. Family Guy will always be one of the most ideological well-connected developed shows of our generation. Stop comparing it to the simpsons already. Family Guy has it's own originality of its own kind. The show is very phenomenal and superior. It's definitely not a ripoff. Give it up and get a life haters. Family guy will last forever. Your hateful comments are irrelevant, uninteresting, condescending, and seriously illogical. It's completely ridiculous and immature of you people hating on fictional characters just because you expected sickening good morals and wimpy life lessons from every episodes of all kid and adult cartoon & anime shows which explains how sadly idiotic and unrealistically stupid you nostalgic freaks are. Every fucking cartoon and anime shows had alot of hilariously awesome mean-spirited shit. It didn't mean it was bad. For years you damned entitled losers had always kept over analyzing the continuity of each episode which ruins every show for everybody else by making nasty accusations of all the characters have gone through multiple flanderizations. Fuck off and read some goddamned books for once in your shitty lives! The 90s are over and the 90s weren't always that great. Have you dumbasses learned it's the goddamned 21st century. Times had changed. This is how the real world works. Learn to laugh you fucking self-absorbed invisible cherrypickers. Even the family guy movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story was epic and the film received 3 wins for it's stupendous performance. Constructive cynicism and political incorrection is how family guy is supposed to be. Violently crazy, destructively kickass, and insanely fucked up funny as hell. Family Guy is one of the best critically fantastic shows in history. The show has won 5 primetime awards, 24 wins and 75 nominations for being one of the greatest intellectual shows in years. It's not like the real world's perfect itself. So fuck off and get laid you pieces of shits. Enough of this Bullshit war already you overly sensitive hicks. Family Guy had improved for over the past 18 years for the best. Both the Original and revival series are still great & built depth & idealism in the creation of the show. The characters are still likable and the story lines are always 100% super A+++ every season. The new Family Guy movie should be called All Hell breaks loose in LA: The Explosive Death of Fox. Their next movie should be called The Griffins Vs. Mr Enter: The Critic who must die. Keep on living unapologetically FG! End of story Losers. Don't let your most successful show die out Seth MacFarlane: The most talented and Intellectual Creator of the late 1990s. Congratulations on being successful and freakin sweet. Victory shall be yours. We need 5-10 more seasons because Family guy needs all the love and support for being great. Keep being nominated and win all the awards for your years of genius story lines and epic comedic smartness just like Matt Stone and Trey Parker on South Park my #2 favorite show of all time. A huge true fan of both of the baddest cartoon shows ever.moreless
    • This show is still going strong.

      While the plot of the episodes may have gotten mediocre, Family Guy always seems to make me laugh. The jokes are fresh and relevant with pop culture these days and are reeling in a new audience. This is where the Simpsons fail ; one can argue that Family Guy's beloved characters have changed (Peter's more dumb, Lois is bland, Stewie's gay, Brian is a liberal) But most of them are just amplified versions of the old characters. Overall the jokes are still funny and Family Guy is much still relevant.moreless
    • This Show Has Ran Its Course, The Humor STILL Doesn't Work Anymore (Updated)


      It was a really funny show, the last seasons have been lacking in humor though. Family Guy should have retired with positive nostalgia while it was still on top, now every season its reputation shrinks more and more and its too late. It's humor is massively stretched now and the producers seem to just copy and paste older gags into the plots in recent episodes. They continued to follow this trend with there recent seasons without noticing that even using those older gags over and over makes the show less enjoyable (especially with the cutaway gags). So even when they don't do that they go overboard on the shock humor and it can't even be called "shock humor" anymore because they will somehow make it overly disturbing than it has to be, it does not work anymore, this type of formula just does not work, its time to stop! I used to be a big fan of the show, but the writers seem to not care anyways. Its been so many years and the show has not been back on track yet. I recommend any new comer to try to watch some of the older episodes and avoid any modern day episode altogether. UPDATE So i decided to watch this show years later and it still hasn't improved, its just not what it used to be.moreless
    • i will watch faithfully even reruns

      love family guy yaaaaa netflex
    • Overall a good show but it really has been going downhill lately, with boring episodes, bad jokes, and the characters have all negatively changed.

      Before I begin, I will say that Family Guy is my favourite show of all time. I would definitely consider myself a "die-hard" fan of the show, and nearly all of the time, it really amuses me. Even as one of the show's devoted fans, I can say for certain that the show has definitely gone downhill lately. Jokes became dry, flat, lazy or offensive (which usually doesn't bother me, but offensive jokes is what causes a lot of controversy for the show lately) and most the character's personalities changed for the worst. But what REALLY has become a major problem for Family Guy lately is the overuse of boring and stale cutaway gags that have no relevance to the plot whatsoever, and that actually make me lose interest in the episode. These cutaways weren't used much in the earlier seasons, but for the past few seasons they're honestly a regular occurrence and they're the reason I kind of dislike a few of the later seasons (as well as the flat jokes and some bad plots) Some people think Family Guy started to run out of steam after it was put back on air in 2005, others think it was at Season 7, and some people think it went downhill but went back uphill in the later seasons. Here is MY personal opinion.

      Season 1- Good season, the episodes were funny and it was a great start to the show. Of course, it's underrated due to being badly animated and only having 7 episodes, which I agree with. But it was still a good beginning for the show nonetheless.

      Season 2- Even better season. HILARIOUS episodes, and the characters were lovable and funny, and had good personalities. Some of my favourite episodes are within this season.

      Season 3- Same as above, though I don't have a lot of favourites in this season, but it was still brilliant.

      Season 4- My favourite season by far. The funniest episodes ever are in this season IMO, and since it was the first season after a 2-3 year cancellation, the animation improved. Seasons 1-4 is the golden era of Family Guy, I think.

      Season 5- Not as good as the first 4 seasons, but was still funny and had great episodes.

      Season 6- Same as above.

      Season 7- Kind of a hit or miss. Some episodes were humorous, others were a little dumb and stale. Still decent enough though.

      Season 8- Decent, though not brilliant, a few brilliant or even funny episodes, but some were kind of boring.

      Season 9- Pretty good, better than 7-8. Definitely a lot of gore/raunchiness compared to other seasons, but the episodes were fairly enjoyable or intense.

      Season 10- This is where Family Guy started to go downhill. Too many jokes or even whole episode plots revolved around domestic abuse, rape, child abuse, pedophilia, etc, and even too much shock humour. The episodes that didn't involve those jokes were either decent or mediocre. The humour found it's way out of the show in this season. Definitely one of my least favourite seasons.

      Season 11- Good enough, better than 10. Some episodes were GREAT, some were only fair. But the show was still declining and less funny or smart.

      Season 12- A great season I thought! The only good RECENT season of Family Guy which made up for the show getting staler. Besides two AWFUL and disgusting episodes, the season was still brilliant and had good plots.

      Season 13- This put the show in a pit of fire again. The show was already getting tedious and repetitive since Season 10, but this season made everything 100x worse. Jokes were awful, lazy and lacked any intelligence, cutaway gags became an even bigger problem here, Peter acted like a misogynist and the plots were boring, poorly written or tasteless. Only a handful of episodes were actually good.

      Season 14- Really bad. A bigger slump after 13. The most awful season of Family Guy. The worst, poorly written, most boring plots and jokes ever, many continuity errors, and EVEN MORE cutaway gags just to fill up time. This season had a lack of effort put into it, and it proves how much this show took a turn for the worst since 2011.

      It's still my favourite show, but it started to lose it's touch at Season 10, and even more at Season 13 - 14. Season 14 almost made me quit the show. The writers are just running out of ideas and jokes at this point. But overtime, the characters have changed dramatically. Peter went from a dumb father but still very loving to his family and had some common sense (like Homer) to an arrogant, abusive, disrespectful, careless prick with NO common sense at all, who is even more ***ed than ever, who treats his wife, daughter and friends terribly and who just acts like an immature baby all the time. He annoys me a lot. Lois went from the voice of reason to a pretty hypocritical character and a bad/irresponsible mother who likes to put other people down for her own superiority. But she is sweet and loving to Peter considering he's awful to her, so that's where I feel sympathy for her. Meg was once a normal stereotypical "geeky" teenage girl who just wanted to be accepted by everyone and wasn't abused by her family, but rather EMBARRASSED by them, which is pretty normal, but now she is a depressed, suicidal punching bag who is physically and emotionally bullied by Peter (which I hate most about the show) and is put down and teased by the rest of the family. I notice that they always fat-shame her and pick on her weight, it really isn't that funny. I know it's a cartoon, but I really don't find the Meg-bashing that amusing. It's milder now, but there's still the occasional insult. Chris is just a cardboard cut-out of Peter, but his worst change is that he's no longer funny like he used to be. Episodes centered around Chris are just boring and dull these days. Although hes sweeter and nicer than Peter so that's a plus, but he's still the most bland character on the show. Stewie went from an evil genius to a gay sterotype who has shown feelings for Brian. Although I still have Stewie as my favourite character so even if I miss his evil behavior I can still tolerate him. And lastly, Brian went from the sarcastic dog, but the voice of reason, the smart one and the one saving Peter from his shenanigans with Lois, to a pompous, somewhat selfish character who takes advantage of others and likes to show his views as better than everyone else's. Yes the character's have changed really dramatically, but I can still love most of them (Stewie and Brian are my favourites when they're paired together and go time travelling and all) but I still want to see a change.

      This is a great and funny show overall, but the last 5 seasons just haven't been the same (besides Season 12 being mostly amazing). Season 10 and 13 were terrible, but Season 14 was by far the worst and was a huge dip for Family Guy. I didn't laugh much during the season and I almost quit watching until I realised that I am a hardcore fan and I didn't want to give up. But it really lacked humour or sense, the writers really aren't trying anymore. Season 15 is starting in September and I hope to see some improvement. I heard this is going to be the final season. If this happens to be true, I'll be sad because it's still my all time favourite show, but I know it'll be ending for the better, because the show is just worsening, and airing it for any longer wouldn't be worth it if it was going to keep going downhill. But I still love the show and I can say that Seasons 1-4 are the best, while 10 and 13-14 are the decline in the show. But hopefully soon we'll get the long awaited movie. I will forever love Family Guy though, no matter what.moreless

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