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31 Facts About Family Guy



November 5th, 2014 by in Entertainment

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1. Chris’ voice is based on Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.

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Seth Green has mentioned this a few times on Conan and in the commentary forStewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Chris even recreates the infamous scene from the film.

2. Peter and Brian stemmed from MacFarlane’s 1997 Cartoon Network short Larry & Steve.

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After working on Johnny Bravo, MacFarlane created the two characters that would inspire his entire franchise. You can see the whole short here.

3. Family Guy was the first animated program (sinceThe Flintstones) to be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Emmys.

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The series was nominated in 2009.

4. The guy who always calls Peter a “big fat phony” is credited as Holden Caulfield, after the main character of Catcher in the Rye.

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5. The Family Guy theme song pays tribute to All in The Family’s.

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MacFarlane revealed in commentary that he loved the sitcom and wanted to pay homage to the series.

6. After its second cancellation, over 100,000 fans signed a petition to bring it back on air.

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After the unfortunate news, DVD sales skyrocketed and the fan base demanded the show be resurrected.

7. Death was originally going to be a theme in every episode.

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MacFarlane explained during a press tour that each episode would have a very ominous title borrowed from an old ’40s radio suspense drama that had nothing to do with the show.

8. Seth MacFarlane had a ticket for a 9/11 plane.

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Seth told Piers Morgan, “I turned to the guy next to me and said, ‘My God, that was the flight I was supposed to be on.’” He was flying back from giving a speech at his alma mater, and had a ticket for American Airlines Flight 11.

9. American Dad’s Roger, Futurama’s Bender, andHome Movies’ Coach John McGuirk all have cameo appearances in the Star Wars-referencing “It’s a Trap” episode.

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10. Brian Griffin was named “Stoner of the Year” byHigh Times in 2009.

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11. The main cast makes upwards of $225,000 each per episode.

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12. Family Guy has been named the “Worst TV Show of the Week” 44 times by the Parents Television Council.

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13. Lois was originally blonde.

Lois was originally blonde.

The pilot shows Lois with blonde hair rather than her signature red locks.

14. Quagmire is 66 years old according to his driver’s license.

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The gang discovers he was born in 1948 in the episode “FOX-y Lady.”

15. Stewie is exactly 1 ¾ years old.

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