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{{TelevisionInfobox
|Image= 119266941.jpg
|Caption="He's...a...Family Guy!"
|Genre= Fantasy<br/>Comedy
|Running Time=22 minutes
|Country=United States
|Release Date=January 31, 1999 – present
|Network(s)= Fox
|Created by=Seth MacFarlane
|Distributed by=20th Television (1999-2020)<br>Disney-ABC Domestic Television (2020-present)
|Starring=Seth MacFarlane<br/>Alex Borstein<br/>Seth Green<br/>Lacey Chabert (Seasons 1-2)<br/>Mila Kunis (Season 2-present)<br/>Mike Henry<br/>Patrick Warburton
|Seasons=19
|Episodes=351
}}
'''''Family Guy''''' is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It has aired from January 31, 1999 to November 9, 2003, and has aired again since May 1, 2005. This era of the show is widely regarded as one of the best animated shows in television history, despite a dip in quality afterwards.
 
== Plot ==
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.
 
== Why These Seasons Rock ==
# Being a show that was created in 1999 like SpongeBob, it's currently one of the longest-running cartoons that's still putting out new episodes.
# Decent animation.
# Likable characters, especially Brian, Stewie, Cleveland, Joe and Peter.
# Covers topics that are usually shunned by the public.
# Amazing voice acting, especially Seth MacFarlane himself.
# Tries to see how much it can get away with its dark humor and delightfully controversial jokes.
# Brilliant and creative episodes, such as the "Road to..." series.
# Hilarious parodies such as ''The Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This!''.
# Great songs, such as "The Freakin' FCC" and "The Bird is the Word".
# Helped to prove that people can have different opinions about shows despite crude nature
# Considerably realistic character designs.
# Memorable gags, especially the Quagmire gags and Peter's violent rivalry with Ernie the Giant Chicken.
#Even Scrat appeared in "Sibling Rivalry" as a cutaway gag with Peter saying these funny quotes such as "NO, NO, BAD SQUIRREL, THOSE ARE MY NUTS, MY NUTS" and Scrat attacking Peter while saying "Oh no, my nuts, my nuts", which was very hilarious.
#Many famous celebrities are fans of the show, such as Rihanna, Brittney Spears, and Dwayne Johnson.
#Brilliant jokes, without having to rely on shock value
 
== Bad Qualities ==
# Mild overuse of violence, sex, abuse, and farting due to how vulgar the show is.
# Some of the voice acting is pretty annoying, like Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin in the later seasons.
# Extreme amounts of toilet humor especially on the new seasons.
# Went horribly downhill since the {{Terrible|Family Guy (Season 7-present)|7th season's 11th episode: Not All Dogs Go To Heaven}}
#At some points it can rip off elements from ''The Simpsons''.
 
==Reception==
The older seasons of ''Family Guy'' were met with very positive reception. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it the 9th greatest television cartoon of all time, and in 2009, IGN ranked it #7 on their top 100 animated series list.
 
== Trivia ==
* George Lucas officially gave the producers clearance to do ''Star Wars'' gags because he's a fan of the show. Alternately, Seth MacFarlane is a huge fan of ''Star Wars''.
* Seth MacFarlane based the voice of Peter Griffin on a security guard he knew while going to college.
* By May 2, 2003, there was an online petition with over 111,000 signatures on it to revive the show after its second cancellation.
* Angela, Peter's boss, is based on Joanna, Rachel's boss on ''[[Friends]]''.
* Brian's voice is simply Seth MacFarlane speaking normally. In addition, many of Brian's personal beliefs, including his generally liberal political views and his atheism, are shared by MacFarlane.
* Lois was originally drawn as a blonde. After much debate, the creators decided to make her hair red.
* Brian Griffin was named "Stoner of the Year" by High Times magazine in 2009.
* The average Family Guy episode takes a full year to produce.
*2009 marks Family Guy's 10th anniversary.
*2019 marks Family Guy's 20th anniversary, leading up to a compilation DVD called "20 Greatest Hits".
*In "Sibling Rivalry" Peter's cutaway gag has Scrat from Ice Age in which it was to promote Ice Age: The Meltdown.
 
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