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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Chris's voice actor, Seth Green, took inspiration for Chris from infamous "Silence of the Lambs" suit-making murderer Buffalo Bill.

seth_green_by_gage_skidmore_5Source: The Richest, Image: simple.wikipedia.org

In 2009, pot aficionado magazine High Times named Brian Griffin its "Stoner of the Year" in recognition of his musical "Everything Goes Better With a Bag of Weed."

brian weed musical family guySource: High Times, Image: hangthebankers via Pinterest

If you're looking for the more vulgar or risqué versions of each Family Guy episode, check out the DVD's which include scenes which didn't make the primetime window and scenes deemed too provocative to air.

family-guy-tv-setSource: What Culture, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

If it weren't for Cartoon Network's, "Adult Swim," we may have a lot fewer episodes of Family Guy. It's believed Fox picked up the show for further seasons in 2004 (after dropping it for the second time in 2002) because of increased viewership on the CN.

Cartoon_Network_logoSource: The Richest, Image: Wikipedia

Peter's character is based off a security guard MacFarlane knew while in college and represents the stereotype of someone who speaks before thinking.

peter-griffin-security-guardSource: What Culture, Image: E Apels via youtube.com

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