In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
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Complete series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Peter Griffin / ... 370 episodes, 1999-2021
Alex Borstein ...  Lois Griffin / ... 370 episodes, 1999-2021
Seth Green ...  Chris Griffin / ... 370 episodes, 1999-2021
Mila Kunis ...  Meg Griffin / ... 360 episodes, 1999-2021
Mike Henry ...  Cleveland Brown / ... 352 episodes, 1999-2021
John Viener ...  TV Announcer / ... 293 episodes, 2005-2021
Danny Smith Danny Smith ...  TV Announcer / ... 266 episodes, 1999-2021
Patrick Warburton ...  Joe Swanson / ... 265 episodes, 1999-2021
Ralph Garman ...  Various / ... 227 episodes, 2001-2021
Alec Sulkin ...  Jesus Christ / ... 216 episodes, 2005-2021
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Storyline

Sick, twisted and politically incorrect, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife Lois reside in Quahog, R.I., and have three kids. Meg, the eldest child, is a social outcast, and teenage Chris is awkward and clueless when it comes to the opposite sex. The youngest, Stewie, is a genius baby bent on killing his mother and destroying the world. The talking dog, Brian, keeps Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues. Written by Jwelch5742

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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

All of the characters only have three fingers and a thumb on each hand, which is typical of animation. See more »

Goofs

Peter's shirt buttons the wrong way. Men's shirts button with the left side over the right side, but Peter's shirt is backwards, in the same direction as Lois's shirt. Occasionally, but very rarely, this changes. See more »

Quotes

Stewie Griffin: [to Dying Therapist] Sorry, this for me is like: No Biggie.
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Crazy Credits

Every few seasons, the instrumental version of the title theme that plays over the end credits is replaced with a new arrangement. To date there have been 5 main arrangements of the closing credits theme (this, of course, does not include "one-shot" versions that are relative to a specific episode.) See more »

Alternate Versions

There are 3 different versions of almost every episode. The original airing on FOX is somewhat edited for content and bleeps the strong language while the adult swim and tbs airings are uncut but still bleep the language, then there's the DVD version which is uncut and has the language uncensored. See more »


Soundtracks

Lucky There's A Family Guy
Music by Walter Murphy
Lyrics by David Zuckerman and Seth MacFarlane
Performed by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green and Mila Kunis
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Seth MacFarlane, YOU'RE A GENIUS!!
28 February 2005 | by loismustdie125See all my reviews

I cannot even begin to discuss how ridiculously smart and outrageously funny is this show. Not only does this program far surpass most of the comedies on television, it has the guts to hit topics that most of the overly sensitive public shies away from. I never understood why it was taken off the air in the first place. Fox can show something as tawdry and humanly degrading as Temptation Island, but Family Guy was too racy? Riiiight.

I absolutely must comment on the incredible voice talent done for this show, most especially the amazing creator himself, Seth MacFarlane. First of all, his versatility is unlike anything I have ever heard. When I discovered how many voices he actually performed, I was floored. I am currently receiving my masters in speech pathology so I find his ability particularly interesting. Not only can he speak in these individual voices, he can sing in them, and very well I might add.

The musical numbers in this cartoon revive a dying art. The "Road" episodes are a hysterical throw back to the Crosby/Hope movies, which is a reference I usually have to explain to my friends though they often must explain a few that I miss. In fact, the scope of the references range from cheesy 80's TV to political commentary to Broadway. This is why everyone will find something funny about this show. Everyone in one form or another can relate to it.

Most of my guy friends think I should be offended by the show because I am a woman and this is a "guy's show." Let me tell you, this is not the case at all. Lois Griffin is a freakin role model. I like to think I have half of her savvy when dealing with my ignorant boyfriends.

Absolutely excellent television. Edgy, funny, intelligent and extremely creative. This show was a breath of fresh air for mundane television and will soon awaken the network again. Seth MacFarlane, you are a genius!!


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English | Portuguese

Release Date:

31 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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