This thing about the message is so bizarre that I did some research. Maybe it's completely unrelated, but I learned that Seth MacFarlane's mother died last July after a battle with cancer. MacFarlane is unmarried, and I know he has a younger sister (Rachael McFarlane, who does a lot of the female voices on his shows).
Apparently his mother and his uncle were talking about a person they both knew. “Did you know she has M.S.?”, one asked the other.
My friend could not help himself and blurted out “She has a monkey scrotum?!”
Quoting Peter Griffin when your extended family has gathered for a Sunday afternoon meal is probably not a good idea. Choosing what may be one of Peter’s more offensive quotes should definitely never be done.
Low and behold, this past weekend my wife and I were talking about the same woman. My wife asked me the same question; “Did you know that she has M.S.?”
The Family Guy “Star Wars” episodes have brought mixed reviews. For those who are fans of both the show and the Trilogy, the blending of George Lucas’ storyline with the Family Guy characters is a joy to watch. Following the standard set by the first two of these episodes, “It’s a Trap!” will probably not be as liked by those who never got into these movies. Much of the humor comes from typical Family Guy randomness. Funny spoofs on the Star Wars story make up the rest of the humor. While “It’s a Trap!” had limited humor, some of the scenes were quite funny.
Sigmund Freud and his work have been referenced numerous episodes. In fact, the episode “And The Weiner Is…” had an entire storyline that was based on the work of the master of psychoanalysis. The writers have found ways to incorporate psychology, which adds subtle, yet intelligent humor... to a cartoon.
In one plot, Bonnie has to leave town, so she asks Meg to look after Joe. Honestly I was a little disappointed that Meg's duties seemed to involve boring stuff like making dinner. (Remember when Quagmire had to change Joe's diaper? This episode didn't go anywhere near that topic.)
Meg's duties also involve feeding the baby. But not like that! OH GOD NOT LIKE THAT.
Family Guy has managed to offend most of it watchers at one time or another. Throughout the ten seasons of the show, one of the writers’ favorite targets has been religion. Their jokes could be offensive enough to bother even the non-believers. I, however, find them hilarious.
It seems that since Seth Macfarlane's Family Guy first hit the airwaves, there have been suggestions that the show was modeled after the other profitable animated series on FOX: The Simpsons. These accustations have come from all types of sources, but the most interesting of them have come from one regarding the other. How warranted are these claims?