25 Family Guy Facts To Make You Say Giggity

Posted by , Updated on January 11, 2017


Family Guy is one of the most popular animated television shows in history, winning countless awards and now chugging along strong into its fifteenth season. The show depicts the life and antics of the Griffin family – Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, baby Stewie, and talking dog Brian – and the other residents of their Rhode Island town of Quahog including notable fan favorites Greased Up Deaf Guy and Herbert the Pervert. The show is particularly known for its frequent cutaway scenes and references to pop culture of both days past and the modern era.

Created by Seth MacFarlane, the show has ballooned into a massive empire worth around $2 billion. Its voice actors make $225,000 per episode, inching up to “The Simpsons” $400,000 per episode. The two shows have a (mostly) friendly rivalry, even creating an episode where the characters from both shows came together. (Speaking of, if you’d like to learn more about the Simpsons, check out our list of 25 Simpsons Facts You Probably Never Knew About.) Whether you’re a long-time superfan or just a casual viewer, in this list you’ll find out the answers to some of the most pressing questions regarding Family Guy, such as why Meg is so frequently abused and if Stewie is really gay. Find the answers to your biggest Family Guy questions in our list of 25 Family Guy Facts To Make You Say Giggity.

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In the pilot episode, Lois had blond hair. The show's designers decided to change it to orange, but they didn't change Chris' hair to match - hence why Chris is the only Griffin with blond hair.

family-guy-blonde-loisSource: The Richest, Image: innocentsays.wordpress.com

Seth MacFarlane had a ticket booked on American Airlines Flight #11 on September 11, 2001. Due to a hangover, he was late to the airport and missed the plane which eventually crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

september 11 memorialSource: What Culture, Image: zawrotny via Flickr

Since MacFarlane voices most of the characters; listen for Dr. Hartman, Seamus the sailor, and Carter Pewterschmidt next time you watch the show. Fans of the show argue they all sound the same and that Peter and Ted (from the film of the same name) also sound the same.

seamus-family-guySource: What Culture, Image: darkwizzard via youtube.com

During Family Guy's initial production stages, the producers named each episode after a 1940's mystery radio show, such as "I Never Met a Dead Man" for Season 1, Episode 2. Since the overly sulky titles didn't match up well with the show's comedic tone, this idea was abandoned early on.

FAP_radio_showSource: The Richest, Image: Wikipedia

Family Guy's opening sequence has become pretty famous, but did you know it's a direct parallel to the opening of the widely popular 1970's sitcom "All in the Family"?

all-in-the-family openingSource: The Richest, Image: Phactual

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