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Family Guy

From left: Brian, Lois, Peter, Stewie, Chris, and Meg
(The Griffin Family)
Format Animation
Comedy
Created by Seth MacFarlane
Developed by Seth MacFarlane
David Zuckerman
Voices of Seth MacFarlane
Alex Borstein
Seth Green
Lacey Chabert (1999-2000; uncredited)
Mila Kunis (2000-)
Mike Henry
Theme music composer Walter Murphy
Composer(s) Walter Murphy
Ron Jones
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 102 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lolee Aries
David A. Goodman
Seth MacFarlane
Daniel Palladino
David Pritchard
David Zuckerman
Running time 20–23 mins
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Broadcasting Company
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run January 31, 1999February 14, 2002
& May 1, 2005 - present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

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The show uses frequent "cutaway gags" — jokes in the form of tangential vignettes that do not advance the story.


Family Guy was cancelled once in 2000, and again in 2002, but strong DVD sales and the large viewership of reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim convinced FOX to resume the show in 2005. It is the first cancelled show to be resurrected based on DVD sales. [1] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Family Guy

Family Guy's first and second seasons were made starting in 1999 after the Larry shorts (its predecessor) caught the attention of the Fox Broadcasting Company during the 1999 Super Bowl commercial. Its cancellation was announced, but then a shift in power at Fox and outcry from the fans led to a reversal of that decision and the making of a third season, after which it was canceled again. Reruns on Adult Swim drove interest in the show up, and the DVD releases did quite well, selling over 2.2 million copies in one year which renewed network interest. Family Guy returned to production in 2004, making two more seasons (for a total of five) and a straight to DVD movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. The sixth season began airing in Autumn 2007, with a seventh season scheduled to air in the Autumn of 2008. In addition, Family Guy went into syndication in Autumn 2003. Family Guys first and second seasons were made starting in 1999 after Larry shorts (its predecessor) caught the attention of the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... The Larry shorts were two animated films made by Seth MacFarlane in the 1990s, which led to the development of Family Guy as a prime-time TV show from 1999 onwards. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


Characters

These are characters from the animated TV series Family Guy. ...

Main characters

The show revolves around the adventures of Peter Griffin, a bumbling but well-intentioned blue-collar worker. Peter is an Irish-American Catholic with a thick Rhode Island / Eastern Massachusetts accent. During the course of the series, he discovers he is part African-American and has been known to have Spanish, Mexican, Scottish, "Hutt" (fictional species from Star Wars), and German ancestors. He is known for his trademark laugh. His wife Lois, who has a similar accent, is a stay-at-home mom/piano teacher, and is a member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy Protestant socialites. Peter and Lois have three children: teenage daughter Meg Griffin who is frequently the butt of jokes for her homeliness and lack of popularity; goofy and unintelligent teenage son Chris Griffin, in some respects a younger version of his father; and diabolically evil infant son Stewie Griffin, bent on world domination and the death of his mother. Stewie speaks fluently and eloquently, with an Upper Class English accent and stereotypical arch-villain phrases. Peter Löwenbräu Griffin is the protagonist in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ... Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánach) are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in the west European nation of Ireland. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Jabba the Hutt as seen in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). ... This article is about the series. ... Lois Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) is a cartoon character on the TV show Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. ... An old family photo of the Pewterschmidt family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Megan Meg Griffin is a cartoon character on the TV show Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. ... Christopher Cross Chris Griffin (born 1993, in Quahog, Rhode Island) is the second child of Peter and Lois Griffin in the TV cartoon series Family Guy. ... Stewart Gilligan Stewie Griffin is a fictional character in the animated television series Family Guy. ...


While other characters can hear and understand Stewie, most of his dialogue is ignored or not taken seriously. Brian (the talking pet dog) is the only character that regularly interacts with Stewie on an intellectual level. Stewie refers to his mother and father as "Lois" and "the fat man" respectively. Brian is anthropomorphized in that he walks on two legs, drinks Martinis, owns his own car (a Toyota Prius, circa 2004) and engages in human conversation, though he is still considered a pet in many respects. Occasionally, Brian will act in a stereotypically canine manner, usually for comedic effect (such as his inability to stand up in the back of a car, chasing tennis balls, fear of vacuum cleaners and barking uncontrollably at black people—which he blames on his father's side of the family). He does, however, object to any overly submissive domestic behavior. Brian Griffin is a fictional character on the FOX animated television series Family Guy, and is voiced by show creator, Seth MacFarlane. ... “Literati” redirects here. ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... Prius may refer to: Hitachi Flora Prius, a personal computer. ...


Recurring characters

These characters include the Griffin family's colorful neighbors: paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson, his perpetually pregnant wife Bonnie, and sex-crazed airline-pilot bachelor Glenn Quagmire who lusts after Lois and just about any other female. When sexually aroused, Quagmire exclaims, "Giggity-giggity!", or, "All right!" with his trademark head-bob. Other characters include mild-mannered deli owner Cleveland Brown, his wife (ex-wife as of the fourth-season episode "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire") Loretta Brown and their hyperactive son, Cleveland Jr. (who hasn't appeared since Season 3, except briefly in the funeral scene in 'Perfect Castaway'), news anchors Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons along with Asian Reporter Trisha Takanawa and Ollie Williams, the weather forecaster, who shouts everything he says in his "Black-u-Weather" forecast (a pun on AccuWeather) and appears to be an "angry black man" version of Al Roker, and mentally disturbed celebrity mayor Adam West (actually voiced by Adam West, star of the 1960s TV show Batman). Drew Barrymore is the voice of Jillian, Brian's girlfriend (ex-girlfriend as of the sixth-season episode "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)"). Paraplegia is a condition where the lower half of a patients body is paralyzed and cannot move. ... Lieutenant Joseph Joe Swanson is a fictional character in the Fox animated television show Family Guy. ... Bonnie Swanson is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy. ... Glenn Quagmire (sometimes spelled Glen) is a character on the animated series Family Guy, best known for his sexual deviancy. ... Cleveland Brown, Sr. ... The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire is an episode of Family Guy. ... Loretta Brown is a fictional character on the FOX animated television series Family Guy, the ex-wife of Cleveland Brown and mother of Cleveland Brown, Jr. ... Cleveland Brown, Jr. ... Quahog 5 is the local television station the FOX network TV show Family Guy. ... Quahog 5 (WQHG) is a fictional NBC television station featured in the FOX network TV show Family Guy, located in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Trisha Takanawa is a character in the Fox comedy program Family guy. ... If youre looking for the revolutionary communist Weather Underground Organization, see Weathermen Weather forecasting is the science (or some argue that it is an art) of predicting the state of the atmosphere for a future time and location. ... AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. ... Al Roker (born August 20, 1954) is an American television broadcaster, best known as the weather anchor for NBCs Today show. ... The fictional version of Adam West on the animated television series Family Guy is a caricature of actor Adam West, who also supplies his voice. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... “Movin’ Out (Brian’s Song)” is a season six episode of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


Family Guy has not used an especially large cast of recurring minor characters (though this has changed to an extent in Season 4, with many one-shot characters from prior episodes reappearing in new episodes), and most of the episode plotlines center on the exploits of the Griffin family.


There are also several semi-regular characters who serve as running gags. Examples include the Evil Monkey in Chris's closet; Herbert, the creepy old man who enjoys "watching" Chris; the Greased-Up Deaf Guy; Jake Tucker, anchorman Tom Tucker's son (who has an upside-down face, and no 'bottom' i.e. buttocks); and Peter's nemesis the Giant Chicken (who originally poked fun at a Burger King commercial), whose fights with Peter parody Hollywood action films and usually cause huge amounts of damage to the city and can last upwards of 7 minutes. The incarnation of Death (originally voiced by Norm MacDonald but now by Adam Carolla) has also made a number of appearances. Olivia, a former partner of Stewie's in "From Method to Madness", makes a second appearance in the episode "Chick Cancer", but their relationship quickly turns into a traditional marriage. These are characters from the animated TV series Family Guy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Ephebe Kisses A Man Tondo from an Attic kylix, 5th c. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... These are characters from the animated TV series Family Guy. ... Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor and comedian. ... Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, comedy writer, radio personality, television personality and actor. ... “From Method to Madness” is an episode of Family Guy. ... “Chick Cancer” is the seventh episode of season five of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...


Words and phrases

The show has coined several words and phrases for humorous effect. In some cases, existing terms (e.g. chumbawumba and shipoopi) have been mistakenly credited to the show [citation needed]. Some words have only been used in one episode (such as "hic-a-doo-lah" in "Fore Father" and "festisio" in "The Thin White Line"), while a few have been used in several episodes. Chumbawamba are a band from the UK who use their music to promote anarchist ideas. ... “Shipoopi” is a song in the 1957 musical The Music Man. ... This article is about the Family Guy episode. ... “The Thin White Line” is an episode of Family Guy. ...


Quagmire's exclamation has been used in many episodes. A single "giggity" followed by "awwwright..." was the number 3 ring tone for the week ending February 7, 2007.[2] Glenn Quagmire (sometimes spelled Glen) is a character on the animated series Family Guy, best known for his sexual deviancy. ...


Cast

The main cast includes the following: Seth MacFarlane himself, who voices Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, and Tom Tucker; Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Loretta Brown (until the character was retired in season four), and Tricia Takanawa; Seth Green as Chris Griffin and Neil Goldman; Mila Kunis as Meg Griffin; and Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown and Herbert. The main cast do voices for several recurring characters other than those listed, as well as impersonate celebrities and pop-culture icons. Alexandrea Borstein (born February 15, 1973)[1] is an American actress, voice actor, writer and comedian. ... Seth Green (born on February 8, 1974, Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Daniel Oz Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Milena Markovna Kunis (Милена Маркoвна Кунис) (born August 14, 1983), better known as Mila Kunis, is a Ukrainian-American actress. ... Mike Henry is a writer, executive producer and voice actor for the animated comedy Family Guy. ...


Recurring cast members include: Patrick Warburton as Joe Swanson; Adam West as the mayor, also named Adam West; Jennifer Tilly as Bonnie Swanson; John G. Brennan as Mort Goldman; Nicole Sullivan as Muriel Goldman; Carlos Alazraqui as Jonathan Weed (until the character was killed off in season three); Adam Carolla as Death (excluding his first appearance, during which the character was voiced by Norm MacDonald); and Lori Alan as Diane Simmons. Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Jennifer Tilly (born September 16, 1958)[1] is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and a World Series of Poker bracelet winner. ... John G. Brennan, aka Johnny B. is an American actor, film writer, and voice actor. ... Nicole Julianne Sullivan (born April 21, 1970) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian and occasional professional poker player, namely in the inaugural Celebrity Poker Showdown tournament, which she won. ... Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is a Latin-American actor, comedian, impressionist and voice actor. ... Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, comedy writer, radio personality, television personality and actor. ... Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor and comedian. ... Lori Alan (July 18, 1966) sometimes credited as Lori Allen, is most recently known to do the voice work as The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater that was released for the Sony PlayStation 2, but she has done other voice work and her resume includes Family Guy... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Lacey Chabert voiced Meg Griffin for the first production season (15 episodes); however, because of a contractual agreement, she was never credited.[3] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Episodes

Common rating
Australia M
Canada 14+
Great Britain 15
Malaysia Banned
New Zealand PGR
Philippines Parental Guidance
Poland 16
Singapore PG
United States TV-14

For the first half of the first season, the writers tried to work the words "murder" or "death" into the title of every episode to make the titles resemble those of old-fashioned radio mystery shows. On the DVD commentary for "Death has a Shadow", creator Seth MacFarlane says that the writers stopped doing this when they realized they were beginning to get the titles confused. Beginning with A Hero Sits Next Door, the episodes feature titles descriptive of their plots. The television content rating systems are a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled List of television rating systems, TV Parental Guidelines, Media content rating in country and Television content rating in country. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled List of television rating systems, TV Parental Guidelines, Media content rating in country and Television content rating in country. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled List of television rating systems, TV Parental Guidelines, Media content rating in country and Television content rating in country. ... Censorship in Malaysia is a growing concern for this south-east Asian Country as it attempts to adapt to a modern knowledge-based economy[1]. The press is tightly restricted and the level of public debate is considered low. ... For other uses, see New Zealand (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled List of television rating systems, TV Parental Guidelines, Media content rating in country and Television content rating in country. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled List of television rating systems, TV Parental Guidelines, Media content rating in country and Television content rating in country. ... The following is an episode list for the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Old-Time Radio (OTR) or The Golden Age of Radio is a term used to refer to radio programs that were broadcast during the 1920s through the late 1950s (with some outlying programs produced earlier and later) in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada and... “A Hero Sits Next Door” is an episode of Family Guy from season one. ...


Most episodes debut on Fox, and are seen internationally. The show has gone into syndication. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ...


Some episodes are not aired in full in their initial broadcast because of profanity or pop culture references. Scenes are either re-edited or removed entirely from the episode. Some cut material is restored for later broadcast on other venues, such as Adult Swim. DVD releases also contain the uncensored material. Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ...


Crossovers with American Dad!

The show has periodically featured the inclusion of certain elements from American Dad!, another animated comedy series created and produced by Seth MacFarlane. Appearances include:

  • "Meet the Quagmires" – Roger, the alien who lives with the Smith family, makes a last-minute cameo, asking the Griffins, "Who ate all the Pecan Sandies?" His line is a reference to a line he said early in the American Dad! pilot episode, asking Francine if she bought Pecan Sandies while she was out shopping. He was voiced by Seth MacFarlane, who also voices him in American Dad!.
  • "Blue Harvest" – Roger can be seen during the cantina scene.
  • "Lois Kills Stewie" – CIA agent Stan Smith, the main character of American Dad!, as well as his boss, Avery Bullock, and the CIA Headquarters, are featured in this episode. Due to the more prominent use of characters and locations, this episode is considered to be the first true Family Guy/American Dad! crossover.

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Feature length productions

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

Main article: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

Originally released as a direct-to-DVD movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story comprises three episode length segments with a wraparound story. Different edits, both adding and deleting material, were eventually televised as the three-part season four finale ("Stewie B. Goode", "Bango Was His Name Oh!" and "Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure") A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... “Stewie B. Goode” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy, consisting of the first part of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. ... “Bango Was His Name Oh!” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy, consisting mostly of the second third of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. ... Stu and Stewies Excellent Adventure is an episode from season 4 of FOX animated television series Family Guy, consisting for the most part of the last third of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. ...


Possible film series

Series creator Seth MacFarlane states an ambition to produce a Family Guy feature film. "We have been trying to figure out how to do that and the series at the same time without the series suffering."[4][5] MacFarlane has stated he hopes to do a series of Family Guy movies after the show ends (intending to air a total of 10 seasons), like Star Trek: The Next Generation.[6] The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...


Music and music video

The show often incorporates music numbers in Broadway style as part of its episode technique, either as tangential flashbacks or to advance the plotline. On April 26, 2005 Family Guy: Live in Vegas was released and was a collaboration between Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane. It features a show tune theme. Only one song is related to the show; the theme song. Also included was the music video "Sexy Party". For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Murphy Walter Murphy (born December 19, 1952) is a pianist, composer, and arranger who had a massive hit with the instrumental, A Fifth of Beethoven, a disco adaption of Beethovens Fifth Symphony, in 1976, when disco was at the height of its popularity. ...


Podcast

Twenty-eight episode podcasts were released on US iTunes, and are also made available on the official site. These are audio-only promos where cast members talk about upcoming episodes and joke amongst themselves.[7] A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


Title sequence

The normal title sequence in Family Guy parodies, in part, All in the Family with its nostalgic longing for values of days past. The sequence has had only small changes since the first episode in 1999: For other uses, see All in the Family (disambiguation). ...

  • Stewie, Meg, and Chris' pictures in the background originally contained outlines, but beginning with "A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Bucks", the pictures have shown the actual characters.
  • Because so many people thought Stewie sang "F-in' cry!" instead of "Laugh and cry" in the opening sequence, Seth MacFarlane resang that line to make "laugh and cry" more clear.[citation needed] The rerecording first appeared at the beginning of "Mr. Saturday Knight" and remained through the end of season three, but the original recording returned when the show resumed airing on FOX in 2005, and has remained since.
  • Starting Season 4, all main characters' vocals during the part "He's a family guy!" have been muted.

“A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Bucks” is an episode from the second season of the Fox animated television series Family Guy. ... “Mr. ...

Unique title sequences

Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, and Mila Kunis at Family Guy Live in Los Angeles

Entirely new, single episode title sequences include: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 118 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 118 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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Awards

Family Guy and its cast have been nominated for 8 Emmy awards, with three wins:[citation needed] An Emmy Award. ...

  • 2000: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance – Seth MacFarlane for "Stewie Griffin"[8]
  • 2002: Outstanding Music and Lyrics – Walter Murphy (composer), Seth MacFarlane (lyricist)[8]
  • 2007: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation – Steve Fonti (storyboard artist)[8]

The show has also been nominated for nine Annies, of which it has won twice, both in 2006. The show has also been nominated for a Golden Reel Award three times, of which it has won once.[8][9] Walter Murphy Walter Murphy (born December 19, 1952) is a pianist, composer, and arranger who had a massive hit with the instrumental, A Fifth of Beethoven, a disco adaption of Beethovens Fifth Symphony, in 1976, when disco was at the height of its popularity. ... The Annie Awards are given to actors for their work in voice-overs including those done in animated film, video games and other vocally-driven art. ... The MPSE Golden Reel Award is an award presented by the organization of Motion Picture Sound Editors in categories related to the craft of audio post production, such as Sound Editing, Music Editing, Dialog Editing, and Sound Effect Editing. The award was first presented in 1953 and has continued into...


Criticism

Family Guy has been panned by certain television critics, most notably from Entertainment Weekly,[10] which was in turn attacked by MacFarlane during a scene in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. The popular animated series Family Guy is the target of complaints concerning taste and indecency, as well as criticism from animators concerning quality and originality. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...

Cover of Issue 423 of Australian Mad Magazine.
Cover of Issue 423 of Australian Mad Magazine.

The show is criticized for using story premises and humor similar to those used in episodes of The Simpsons, another animated series on the Fox network.[11] The Simpsons depicts Peter Griffin as a "clone" of Homer Simpson in a Halloween special,[12] and as the fugitive "Plagiarismo" (implying plagiarism) in the episode "The Italian Bob". Family Guy is also mocked in a two-part episode of South Park,[13] in which characters call the show's jokes interchangeable and unrelated to storylines; the writers of Family Guy are portrayed as manatees who write by pushing rubber "idea balls" inscribed with random topics into a bin. Seth MacFarlane's response to criticism on the Volume 4 box set DVD commentary regarding the interchangeable and unrelated jokes is that the criticism is completely founded and true, even giving reference to many skits and jokes that were meant for previously scripted episodes and later cut and recycled in future episodes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... For other uses, see Plagiarism (disambiguation). ... The Italian Bob is the eighth episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... This article is about the TV series. ... For other uses, see Manatee (disambiguation). ...


Other cartoonists who have publicly criticized Family Guy include John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy: "If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high...the standards are extremely low."[14] John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada) is an Emmy-nominated Canadian animator, better known as John K. He is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends animated series, The Goddamn George Liquor Program, the first animated series made using... Ren and Stimpy are the eponymous characters of two cartoon television series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ...


The show's penchant for irreverent humor led to a controversy over a sequence in which Peter Griffin dances, in classic musical fashion, around the bed of a man with end-stage AIDS, delivering the patient's diagnosis in song.[15] For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


Lawsuits

Carol Burnett

In March of 2007, famed comedian Carol Burnett filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox, claiming that it was a copyright infringement for her Charwoman cleaning character to be portrayed on the show without her permission. Besides that, Burnett stated that Fox violated her publicity rights. She was asking for $6 million in damages. On June 4, 2007, U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson tossed out the lawsuit[16], stating that the parody was protected under the First Amendment, using Hustler v. Falwell as a precedent. [17] Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is a five-time Golden Globe winning American actress and comedienne. ... A charlady or sometimes charwoman was an English house cleaner. ... Holding The creators of parodies of public figures are protected by the First Amendment against civil liability, unless the parody includes false statements of fact made in knowing or reckless disregard of the truth. ...


"I Need a Jew"

On October 3, 2007, Bourne Co. Music Publishers filed a lawsuit accusing Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., the Cartoon Network, Biz Markie, and others of infringing upon its copyright of the song "When You Wish Upon a Star." The lawsuit references a parody made in the episode When You Wish Upon a Weinstein entitled "I Need a Jew". Bourne Co., the sole U.S. copyright owner of the song, alleges that the parody was a "thinly veiled" copy of the music from "When You Wish Upon a Star," paired with anti-Semitic lyrics. They are hoping to stop the program's distribution and are seeking unspecified damages.[18][19][20] Bourne Co. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Harlem, New York) is a rapper and DJ, best known for humorous singles such as Just a Friend. He has been labeled The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop. ... “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” is an episode of Family Guy that would have first aired in 2000, but due to concerns about its content it was not aired until November 9, 2003, when it was broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. ...


References

  1. ^ USAToday. USAToday.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-04.
  2. ^ Alex Woodson. "Net Effect: Voice Tones are a Family Affair." The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2007-03-17.
  3. ^ Daniel Robert Epstein. Interview with Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy. UGO.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-23.
  4. ^ "'Family Guy' to be made into a movie?", Digital Spy, 23 July 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-23. 
  5. ^ Alder. "MacFarlane Casts Live-Action 'Family Guy' Film", MTV Movies Blog, October 1, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-10-18. 
  6. ^ "Dialogue: Seth MacFarlane", The Hollywood Reporter, 29 October 2007. Retrieved on 2007-11-02. 
  7. ^ FOXCAST. FOX.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-14.
  8. ^ a b c d Awards for "Family Guy". The Internet Movie Database. Internet Movie Database Inc.. Retrieved on 2007-10-13.
  9. ^ 2004-2005 Emmy Nominations.
  10. ^ Tucker, Ken (2005). The 5 Worst. EW.com (Entertainment Weekly and Time Inc.). Retrieved on 2006-07-14.
  11. ^ Family Guy's Stewie Has an Untold Story. TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2006-10-25. “You know, it's funny. Matt Groening and I actually have a great relationship. We've talked several times in the past few weeks and joked about this. One day out of nowhere this rumor pops up in papers and magazines. Actually, it was probably one comment that was taken out of context in Blender. Matt's just a cool guy, and fortunately neither of us was ruffled by any of that stuff. We just laughed it off.”
  12. ^ "Treehouse of Horror XIII". [[The Simpsons|The Simpsons The creators of Family Guy have also returned barbs with a joke about the Griffins as they once appeared on the Tracy Ullman Show. This is the show that the Simpson's first piloted on (you can see their original look in the link) back in 1987. In the spoof the Griffins look entirely ridiculous and speak in almost unintelligible tones.]]. Fox. 2002-11-03. No. 292, season 14. Story: "Send in the Clones"
  13. ^ "Cartoon Wars Part I". Created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. South Park. Comedy Central. Continued in Cartoon Wars Part II
  14. ^ John Kricfalusi; "AMID" (31 August 2004). The John Kricfalusi Interview, Part 2. Cartoon Brew. Retrieved on 2006-07-14.
  15. ^ Adams, Bob (2005-08-22). "Family Guy" has fun with AIDS. Advocate.com. PlanetOut Inc.. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. “... showcases a comic musical number called “You Have AIDS.” Overburdened AIDS service organizations are not amused.”
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  18. ^ It's 'Wish Upon a Star' vs. 'Family Guy'. CNN.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
  19. ^ Neumeister, Larry (2007-10-04). Classic song's owner sues over spoof. Yahoo! News. The Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2007-10-05. Retrieved on 2007-10-06.
  20. ^ Bourne Co., vs. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainement, Inc., Fuzzy Door Productions, Inc., The Cartoon Network, Inc., Seth MacFarlane, Walter Murphy,  [4] "Defendants' infringing activities have cause and will continue to cause Bourne great and irreparable harm. By associating Bourne's song with such offensive lyrics and other content in the episode, Defendants are harming the value of the song."

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