Family Guy

Family Guy, the animated television series, was created by Seth MacFarlane. This serial is the story of a dysfunctional American family called the Griffins. The family consists of the Parents Peter Griffin and Lois Griffin; children Chris, Stewie and Meg; and their Talking pet dog Brian. This show is set in the fictional city Quahog, and its humor is shown mostly in the form of cutaway gags of American culture.

The show started in the year 1998 after a seven minute pilot to fox. Family guy series was nominated for 12 Emmy awards and 11 Annie Awards, out of which it won 3 of each.

MacFarlane started Family Guy in the year 1995 while studying animation at the Rhode Island School of design. In college, he made an animated film titled the life of Larry and in the year 1996 he created a sequel to the movie titled as Larry and Steve which was the story of man and his intellectual dog Steve. This show was broadcasted on cartoon network in 1997. Later on he was hired by fox to create a series entitled Family Guy based on the characters of Larry and Steve. While production of the series the characters Larry and Steve evolved into Peter and Brian respectively. MacFarlane was heavily inspired by shows such as The Simpsons and All in the Family. The family guy series however was canceled in the year 2001 but it was again broadcasted in the year 2004.

MacFarlane voices three of the show’s main characters; Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin and Stewie Griffin. He had quite a strong vision for the characters of this series so he decided to voice them himself. He also voices for Glenn Quagmire (Peter’s friend and neighbor), Tom Tucker (news reporter), and Carter Pewterschmidt (Lois’s father). Alex Borstein voices the characters Lois Griffin, Loretta Brown (Cleveland’s wife), Barbara Pewterschmidt (Lois’s Mother), and Tricia Takanawa (Asian news reporter).

The voice of Chris Griffin and Neil Goldman is done by Seth Green while Mila Kunis voices for the character Meg Griffin.

Mike Henry voices the character Cleveland Brown (Peter’s friend and neighbor), Herbert (the Perverted old man in the neighborhood), Greased up Deaf Guy, Bruce the performance artist. Patrick Warburton (mainly known for his performance in the series ‘rules of engagement’) voices Joe Swanson (Peter’s friend and neighbor) and Adam West.

There have been many lawsuits against this show some of which have been able to win the case and some not. In any way Family Guy has been able keep its popularity amongst the people as this show is watched by people from all across the globe.

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