Family Guy

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

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AIRS ON 2/14/2016

Season 14 : Episode 13

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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

    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)

    Lacey Chabert

    Lacey Chabert

    Meg (Production Season 1) [uncredited]

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    • Unbearable!

      2.0
      I agree that American Dad is the superior show. I hope Family Guy gets cancelled before too long.
    • Sometimes it works, other times it just fails :/

      5.5
      Family Guy is an adult cartoon that people either love or hate; I've sat through several adult cartoons and most of them were just okay while some failed miserably. Family Guy is in the okay category; there are some jokes I actually find funny, but most of the time the humor is just so blandly executed it makes you wonder why it's still on the air. Then there's the matter of the characters; Homer Simpson- I mean Peter Griffin is an idiot, but unlike Homer at least he has a sense of reason in some episode. Lois is Peter's wife who tries to keep things in order, Chris is the typical teenager that watches porn and is as dumb as his father, Stewie is the evil baby and Brian is the straight dog. I'm going to talk about Meg separately from her family because she's every teenage daughter we've seen before; she's belittled, she's humiliated, she's abused, she's harassed etc etc. And what's worse is that she just puts up with it and we as the audience are supposed to laugh at her torture. That's not how it works, if you're going to make torturing someone funny, they need to deserve it. Squidward is a jerk to SpongeBob, he gets hurt, the audience laughs. That's what we call slapstick, when a character gets his comeuppance for being a jerk. Meg never acts like a bitch to anyone, unless they treat her like shit; having her tortured for no reason isn't good comedy. Let's talk animation; it's not bad, but I've seen much better. The character designs have this really awkward look to them, especially with their heads; but like Hey Arnold, the rest of the animation is find and it's really a nitpick. The animation itself moves rather quickly, so quickly in fact that when they move a frame or two of animation is missing. Then there's the writing for each episode and---ughhhhh---it is just bad. For the plot of each episode doesn't pick up until several minutes in and when it does pick up, it is executed very poorly with pointless cut aways and annoying gags. So, yeah Family Guy has its moments, but there are much better shows than this; it's now gotten to the point where the people that were demanding the show be brought back after it was cancelled in 2003 are now the same people who want it to die. Maybe the should've been content with what they got instead of acting like a bunch of spoiled brats; then they wouldn't complain as muchmoreless
    • This Show Has Ran Its Course, The Humor Doesn't Work Anymore

      6.5
      PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING!

      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 of 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. 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.moreless
    • I'm a hardcore fan indeed. But this show needs serious changes.

      7.5
      I am a huge fan of family guy. And I probably always will be. But I've noticed how it has declined lately. Seasons 1-6 were definitely the best seasons, my favorites are 4 and 5. The first 6 seasons were the most original and had good plots and funny humor that everyone would love. It has slightly gone downhill since Season 7, but I still really loved Seasons 7-12, in fact some of my favorite episodes are among those seasons. But Family Guy DEFINITELY showed the downfall in Season 13. It was a horribly desperate season with lazy writing, boring plots and dry jokes, as well as unnecessary cutaways that make me lose interest in what I'm actually watching. I could only name a handful of episodes I actually enjoyed from that season.



      But this show seriously needs a comeback, fast. Whoever is doing the job right now need to get working because the newer episodes are just less funny. Now I'll admit that Season 14 has been pretty good so far (except for the premiere, that was awfully painful to watch). But before this show ends before it's time, they need to make serious changes:



      1) PLEASE give Stewie more screen time, and Peter and the guys less screen time. A lot of the plots lately have been centering around Peter and his friends and they've been extremely boring. Plus, I hate Peter as well as Quagmire. 2) Change Peter's personality back to the way it was in Seasons 1-3, because to be honest, his self-importance, ignorance, and abusive personality is really putting me off. 3) Make sure the Meg abuse, or even the slightest comment or joke towards her is over completely now. I love Meg a lot and even though many people find it funny, I certainly don't. I find it disgusting, I've probably only laughed at it a couple of times when I first watched it. and,4) stop with the boring, unneeded, time-filling cutaways. They make me want to turn the *** show off. Idk, maybe you need them to fill up the episode time because there has been a lack of effort in them? Just please stop with them because they make the show unbearable to watch.



      Clearly, I know that this show has lacked in sense or even humor since maybe 2011, but I still enjoyed the show from then up until Season 13. That season was horribly awful. Season 14 is an improvement indeed and I'm enjoying it a lot but they'res still some things that I want to see changes to. And all 4 of them are above. I'll always love Family Guy, but I'm not afraid to admit that this show has been lackluster lately. And if things don't change then it will end sooner than wanted. It certainly won't run as long as The Simpsons, it's most comparable show, but that's the way it is. Family Guy has just gone downhill lately and it's certainly not what it used to be. I kind of agree with people who say they rehash old stuff too. Please, just please, get your shit together and make serious changes to what was once a good effort. This show has hit the bottom of the pit. (my rating is 7.5 due to my love for the show including all the awful changes and because of s13)moreless
    • mehh its ok but has some serious problems

      6.5
      easy things that will make modern family guy better (1. give it more chicken fights come on writers they're a fan favorite (2. try to tell more actual jokes ( poop jokes,sex references,random pop-culture references that come out of no where ,and being gross doesn't count as a joke) (3. get rid of Cleveland he is unfunny and annoying, (3. give Stewie more screen time he is the best character on the show (4. Stop being preachy Its Family Guy not South Park the last episode they made was about racism and how it is bad ( * GHASP* Imagine that racism is BAD may be next time they will teach us stealing is bad or that FISH live in WATER) that kind of plot isn't funny not funny family guy you had one job be funnymoreless
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