Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a 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 in 1998, and the show was greenlit and began production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2002, Fox canceled the series, with one episode left unaired. Adult Swim burned off the episode in 2003, finishing the series’ original run. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.
Since its debut on January 31, 1999, 287 episodes of Family Guy have been broadcast. Its fifteenth season began on September 25, 2016. 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 Primetime Emmy Award 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 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, featuring Cleveland Brown, aired from September 27, 2009, to May 19, 2013. “The Simpsons Guy”, a crossover episode with The Simpsons, aired on September 28, 2014. Family Guy is a joint production by Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Family Guy the ninth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.
On May 15, 2016, Family Guy was renewed for a fifteenth season, which premiered on September 25 the same year.
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Meg: Dad, something is going on. Some men just broke in. [sees Ruth being taken through the window] Meg: Oh my god! They got Ruth! And now I think they are coming after me. Peter: Alright Meg, I need you to listen to me very carefully... Panic, pay no attention to detail. Let your mind…
Peter: We're going to New Orleans, the party capital of America. Cleveland: Home of the "all you can pee" street. Peter: I'll tell ya one thing, it's all about the beads down there. [pans through 3 of the guys showing thought bubble of them tossing beads from balconies] [shows Quagmire's thought bubble of him pulling…
Mustached Rebel Soldier: I think we're doomed. Jim: Nah, unless they've got any big, giant robot camels I think we're OK. [AT-AT walkers approach] Mustached Rebel Soldier: Ah, Jim. Robot camels.
Cleveland: Oh, That's Nasty
[Just prior to special forces killing Osama Bin Laden] Osama: I ACCEPT JESUS AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR. [Dies and goes to heaven] Osama: Yes!
Peter: Excuse me, how do I get back through the looking glass? Sane Hatter: Oh yeah. Take two lefts, and it's the first door on your right. Peter: Cool. Great. Thanks for not giving me the run-around. [Peter points out the Mad Hatter] Peter: I asked that guy over there, but he just gave me…