Written on: 21/02/2013 by Daniel.Eastburn (11 reviews written)
I started watching this show in 2001 when people at school were telling me that it was funniest show they had ever seen. I still watch the show now. All I say is that the 2 years it was off the air (at least on Fox) was hell. You had to keep watching re-runs on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
The show is about the Griffin Family who lives in Quahog, RI. The father is Peter. He is the biggest example of big fat oaf. He likes Pawtucket Ale and he is a safety inspector at a toy factory. His voice is provided by the show's creator Seth McFarland. He also does many of the other voices on the show. His "trophy" wife (that's me saying trophy wife, you have to see the show to understand) is Lois. She seems like a mild-mannered woman, but she has a wild side if her inhabitions get the best of her. She is voiced by Alex Borstein, mostly known for acting on MadTV. They have 3 children. The oldest is Meg. Poor Meg. She is the person in the family that everyone picks on, and she can never catch a break. Almost nobody likes her at school, and all she wants is a date. Mila Kunis does her voice. Her most notable role was Jackie (sp?) on That 70's Show. Chris is the middle child. He is built like Peter, just not quite as big. He is more popular than Meg, but he is very awkward. Sometimes he has trouble remembering how to do things. He also tries to thrive on being funny or telling jokes which usually don't work out. He is voiced by Seth Green. The baby is named Stewie. Now, Stewie is 1, talks with a British accent for some reason, and is bent on world domination. He also doesn't like Lois, and will do anything to wipe her off the face of the Earth. His voice is also done by Seth McFarland. There is also a drunk talking dog named Brian. He loves drinking, and he is a very wise, middle aged dog (7 years old). He is in love with Lois, and multiple times has hit on or flirted with her. He is probably the exact polar opposite of Stewie, which makes it great when every so often, the producers of the show decide to have an episode or two where Stewie and Brian accidently find themselves in foreign locations such as Iraq with the Army. Brian's voice, once again, is done by Seth McFarland.
There are a couple of secondary characters that I should probably mention because they make the show. Without them, the show just would not be the same. All 3 of them are neighbors. Cleveland is Peter's African-American friend. He owns a deli in downtown Quahog. He has a very smooth, mellow voice. He tends to talk very slowly, and always tries to give advice to Peter. Joe Swanson is the Griffin's crippled police officer neighbor. He lost the use of his legs on the job and is now confined to a wheelchair. That does not stop him from catching criminals and competing in sports. He has hulk-like arms, so he doesn't need legs. Ahem...moving on...His best friend out of all of those guys in Glen Quagmire. In almost episode he is pushing the envelope on things he can say or do that won't get himself censored. He, like Brian, is also mad about Lois. If Peter were to ever die, Glen would probably knock on the door holding flowers. He is best known for uttering the phrase, "Giggity, giggity, giggity." Nobody knows what is means, but he always seems to say it whenever he says something inappropriate.
That is Family Guy in a nutshell. Definately must see TV.