Previously on Family Guy Season 11 Episode 7 “Friends Without
Benefits”, When Meg finally gathers the courage to ask out her crush,
Kent, she is devastated to learn he’s gay. But when Meg discovers that
Kent has feelings for Chris, she uses her brother in the worst way to
get closer to Kent.
On this week’s Episode title “Jesus, Mary & Joseph”, It’s
Christmas time again & Peter tells his own version of the Nativity.
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane
for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a
dysfunctional family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their
children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog
Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island,
and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often
lampoon American culture.
The family was conceived by MacFarlane after developing two animated
films, The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve. MacFarlane redesigned
the films’ protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them
Peter and Brian, respectively. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot
to Fox on May 15, 1998. The show was given the green light and started
production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy aired in 2001,
Fox canceled the series. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings
for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the
show in 2004.
Family Guy has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and 11
Annie Awards, and has won three of each. In 2009, it was nominated for
an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, the first time an animated series
was nominated for the award since The Flintstones in 1961. Family Guy
has also received criticism, including unfavorable comparisons for its
similarities to The Simpsons.
Many tie-in media have been released, including Stewie Griffin: The
Untold Story, a straight-to-DVD special released in 2005; Family Guy:
Live in Vegas, a soundtrack-DVD combo released in 2005, featuring music
from the show as well as original music created by MacFarlane and Walter
Murphy; a video game and pinball machine, released in 2006 and 2007,
respectively; since 2005, six books published by Harper Adult based on
the Family Guy universe; and Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy
Trilogy (2010), a series of parodies of the original Star Wars trilogy.
In 2008, MacFarlane confirmed that the cast was interested in producing a
feature film and that he was working on a story for a film adaptation. A
spin-off series, The Cleveland Show, premiered on September 27, 2009,
as a part of the “Animation Domination” lineup on Fox. The eighth season
of Family Guy premiered the same night. Family Guy holds a TV-PG and
TV-14 rating, with the latter being used more often.
I love everything about family guy.
My favourite characters in family are Brian and Stewie and I like the
episodes when it mainly features them such as “Road to Rhode Island”,
as they interact very well. The comments they make just have me in
stitches. Peter’s behaviour is also very funny as some of the things he
does “are just so brilliant they’re retarded.” The voice acting is
excellent, especially Seth MacFarlane as he provides the voices for half
of the Griffin family as well as their perverted neighbour Glenn
Quagmire and how he manages this range (particularly with singing) I
just don’t know. He deserves his two Emmy’s for providing the voice of
evil baby genius Stewie. Adam West also steals the show with his funny
and completely insane regular character the mayor of Quahog. What I like
about Chris (voiced by Seth Green) is the things he says show that he
takes after his father when it comes to intelligence and common sense.
The only thing I have found annoying is that in the UK Fox has
decided to change the seasons to increase DVD sales, which in no way
reflect the programme itself but rather the marketing.
If you enjoy Family Guy then I would thoroughly recommend Seth
MacFarlane’s other project American Dad which uses a different style of
humour but is still extremely hilarious.