Family Guy

Show Premise: 

The show showcases adventures of the family of Peter Griffin, a bumbling blue-collar worker. Peter is married to Lois, a stay-at-home mother and piano teacher who is a member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy socialites. Peter and Lois have three children: Meg, their teenage daughter, who is awkward and does not fit in at school, and is constantly ridiculed and ignored by the family; Chris, their teenage son, who is overweight, unintelligent and a younger version of his father in many respects; and Stewie, their diabolical infant son of ambiguous sexual orientation who has adult mannerisms and uses stereotypical archvillain phrases. Living with the family is Brian, the family dog, who is highly anthropomorphized, drinks martinis, and engages in human conversation, though he is still considered a pet.

Production History: 

Family Guy was conceived by Seth MacFarlane after developing two animated films, "The Life of Larry" and "Larry & Steve." MacFarlane redesigned the films' protagonist, Larry, and his dog, Steve, and renamed them Peter and Brian. MacFarlane pitched a seven-minute pilot to Fox on May 15, 1998 and the show was given the green light to start production. Shortly after the third season of Family Guy had aired in 2001, Fox canceled the series, putting the series on a 2-year hiatus. However, favorable DVD sales and high ratings for syndicated reruns on Adult Swim convinced the network to renew the show in 2004 for a fourth season, which began airing on May 1, 2005.


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Hey man. For starters I'm 15 and a female.
But I have an episode idea for you.

Maybe you could do an episode where Meg actually kills herself. It'd be fucking great. Like have something over the top happen. Have her kill herself. And then have the family go to shit. People would get depressed. But of course funny shit has to happen. That's how it works.

I'm one of those people who enjoys bad jokes. My favorite being 9/11. Which I know is risky because of tv show restrictions. Or whatever it's called. So I say. Have her kill herself. Then have like Chris go into a deep depression. Then Peter. Then Brian of course. Because he's Brian. Lois goes insane. The. Stevie gets extremely annoyed and goes back in time. And finds her. Tells her to stop and then she does and everything goes back to normal. But then Meg turns into an absolute cunt. Am I allowed to say that? That's like my favorite word. I'm saying it. Peter of course getting into into something else. Like while Meg is dead he decides to start a thing to help suicidal people. But he sucks and people kill themselves anyway.

I'm just pitching ideas out there man. I know you guys put some funny shit together and make it work. But Meg should kill herself. The shock factor would be great.

I have to say if I could relate to anyone in that show. It's probably Chris. He's hilarious. I'm hilarious. I make myself laugh a lot. But world domination would be pretty badass. Haha my mom is right next to me helping me come up with ideas. She's badass too. I have another idea. But it's not going in this message. But it'd be great. Alright man. This is just an idea. If this actually goes through. I'll
Be impressed. But okay. Keep on being hilarious. I appreciate it.

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Family Guy is one of the greatest tv shows to ever be produced. I honestly watch it every single day on my netbook. I wake up to it and I go to sleep to it. Besides the Fresh Prince and Martin, nothing can compare to the energy you guys put into the show. It is a harmonious balance of memorable characters, continuous laughter, and just a complete and genius thoughtful masterpiece of work. I thank the creator and the whole cast worthy of the highest praises available.

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I love the giant dump you took on Donald during emmy season. Absolutely magnificent.

Submitted by BIGGEST FAN EVERRRR (not verified) on

Hey Seth I'm like your biggest family guy fanatic EVERRRR but as much as I love the show you don't ever combine it with my other favorite subject, Astrology. You should make an episode where Peter gets his palm read and takes astrology wayyyy to serious asking everyone they're signs, because I'm dying to see what sign each character is, your biggest fan ever Ash ☺️

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So I have this idea for an episode where Brian gets a pilots license and becomes new pilot of the group and it pisses off quagmire. The episode would end with Brian and quagmire dog fighting in ww1 bi planes.

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I want vinny back for at least the other 3 episodes he was contracted for! Make them all awesome trips with the criteria of the "Brian and stewie" episodes. Those are honestly the best ones because it focuses on two friends doing crazy things. Vinny deserves to fill out his contract in that way. He has three more episodes unless I'm wrong . And if you make this happen I will be so happy you are an incredible cartoon artist and even movie maker. Make this happen!!!!

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Hi I'm From Iran and Wanted to Say That Family Guy Is The Greatest and Funniest Show That I've Ever Seen. I Have The Full Archive Of Family Guy Episodes On My PC And Have Watched Every Single Episode Of It Many Times.
I Just Wanted To Thank The Creator Seth MacFarlane and The Writers.

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Hey, been a family guy lover since the beginning. I was thinking (but you probably won't see this due to all the fan mail you get) that Brian tells Peter that Stewie made a time machine and let the secret out. Stewie gets upset and tells Brain he doesn't want the fat man to join him and Brian on the time machine adventure. But Brian insists its a good idea because Peter is stupid and won't remember a thing. Even telling someone will make him look crazier. Then Stewie says this will be a bigger disaster then when he had to bring him to Bring Your Child to Work Day. The cutaway shifts to Peter's Brewery and Peter tells him he's gonna work now so don't go near the office with the beer cellar that is highly unsupervised and then he goes to drink and is completely drunk. He is set up in the news as a bad father. The cutaway ends and we see Brian Stewie and Peter in the time machine going back in time to 9/11 Tragedy where we see Mort in the building picking up any loose change that was dropped and Brian and Stewie lose the return pad by Peter throwing it out the window of the building. Mort takes the change and jumps. Peter runs to a piece of meat and says "aw cool free building meat" he puts it over a flame and eats it. But turns out it's an infected heart. Peter says "I swear to god I thought this was a very tiny chicken breast" Stewie says "you bastard that return pad was the only thing getting us home. Well that and my soundtrack for Arabian men."

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Why not do a episode where Peter realizes that he has a hot wife that has been so faithful for never cheating until she cheats with someone she's been secretly sexually attracted to. Brian and stewie have their own problems trapped a few years ahead of time trying to find way back and also stop lois from cheating cause of a terrible change in the future. Stewie shoots the guy and says, "That's for f***ing my mom d***."

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Why not do an episode featuring the Impractical Jokers? Peter can act like Sal, Quagmire as Q, Joe as Joe, and Cleveland as Murr or the other way with Quagmire and play jokes across town pissing everybody off as they were only joking to people like the Impractical Jokers do. They can end the episode with Peter getting punished in front of the whole town in a punishment developed by Quagmire, Joe, and Cleveland to make everyone happy now that something happened to him to get back at all the jokes.

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herpales, hercules with herpes. if i see this on ur show i want my face on there, i seen that shit you did for that goofy little blonde kid

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I love family guy but I find it offensive that joe's legs are always looking like theres nothing in them im fine with him being in a chair but it feels like your picking on people in wheelchairs

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Dear Seth MacFarlane,
I am writing this letter to let you know that I think Family Guy is the funniest show on TV, and that you are inspiring the people of America, as well as making them laugh. I am 14 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy. As a person who is handicapped, I am a VERY big fan of Joe Swanson. He is very inspiring to me, and when I watch him on TV, I feel invincible, like I can do anything. I love that Joe doesn't let anything stop him from doing what he loves and serving his community. And, on top of all that, he is super good looking. If I had to choose a hero, I would definitely choose Joe Swanson. I'd like to tell you that I have lots of respect for you and your work. It's because of you, and Family Guy that I have been drawing a lot of cartoon characters lately. I've been looking at animated movies and shows in a new way. I am hoping to make an animated short film about Cerebral Palsy soon. Do you have any tips for beginners? I do ask though, can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stop with the whole "Bonnie hates Joe" thing? In the earlier seasons, Bonnie was so sweet, caring and, compassionate towards Joe. I've noticed recently though, that Bonnie has been completely hating him, (ex; Looking into buying a house on a hill so she could push Joe off a cliff, going to a shooting range with Joe and shooting at a silhouette of a person in a wheelchair.) I know that it's meant to be funny, but I really don't like how Bonnie has been acting towards Joe lately. I feel like it's getting to be a little too much. I mean, Joe can't help that he's in a wheelchair, and Bonnie has become almost completely careless and ignorant of that. That's the only thing that I'm not liking about Family Guy and asking you to stop, PLEASE. Anyway, thank you for reading my letter and have a nice day.
Sarah Waltz

P.S. I live in Massachusetts, and it's so cool when Peter and the guys go to places like Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park, because I've been to those places and I'm not far from them either. I love New England and I'm proud to tell people that I live in New England.

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Sorry. Me again. Seth I also want to tell you that I admire all your work. I loved "Ted", "Ted 2" and "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Please make "Ted 3". I watch all your shows and think you are amazing and super talented. I know Family Guy is centered around the Griffins, but have you ever thought about doing an episode about Joe's past and introducing his family? Besides Bonnie, Kevin, Susie, and Joes dad, we don't know anything about Joe's parents and siblings (if he has any). Also, how old Joe is. I think it's an interesting idea to consider. Anyway, I love you and your work, and thank you again for creating a character as awesome as Joe Swanson. I love his winning attitude! He is my hero and he inspires me.

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Petter wants to start a business and become an entrepreneur. He orders his business cards and goes to the bar and have a conversation with Quagmire, Joe and Cleveland. While in the bar Peter jokes around that he will break the car windows and put the business cards in order to promote his business. Joe takes it serious and ask Petter not to do that because is breaking the law. Joe goes on and start surveillance on Petter because he thinks he really going to do it, Joe follows Petter everywhere, becomes tired and while in a parking lot of a mall Joe wakes up hearing glass breaking. Joe calls 911 and runs towards Petter(while Petter chased the thief and made him drop all the items but scaped) and arrest him. Petter claims it wasn't him but a thief with the face covered, but Joe, after seeing the business cards on every car with broken glass called Petter a liar and a thief and send him to jail. The next day Joe goes to the bar where he will be confronted by Quagmire and Cleveland who claims the Petter could not do something like that, and the next morning in the news reports comes out that a thief stole several items from cars in a parking lot. Joe realized his mistake, free Petter and start chasing the thief with the A team :)

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Why is there a screened porch on the Griffen house that has never been in a single scene? Cmon now, make use of the set

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The screen porch was actually used for a very small scene in the episode "Ready, Willing and Disabled" in season 3. Stewie is sucking up to Brian so Brian will give him the money clip. Also, in the episode in like season 2 (not sure exactly what episode) Meg walks in the house through the screened porch and tells Francis that Kevin walked her home, and Francis yelled at her, telling her it was a sin for her to like boys. It was also used in a cutaway gag I think in season 9 (again, not 100% sure which episode). Stewie asks Brian "How come you don't know the your reflection in the patio door isn't another dog?" Then Brian says "that guy is a dick" Then they cut away to Brian walking past the patio door and he sees his reflection and yells "hey, get out of here. This is my house." Then Brian runs into the door and gets knocked unconscious. Then Peter walks in and sees Brian knocked out on the floor and says "Oh my God, Brian, what happened?" Then Peter sees his own reflection and says "Did you do this? You son of a bitch!" Then Peter proceeds to follow Brian's footsteps, running into the patio door and getting knocked unconscious. Those are the only thumbs I can think of. But you're right, the patio isn't used enough. I can understand why you would forget about those scenes, they are so small and unimportant. Also the den with Lois' piano is used only a few times. I can remember a few scenes, but that's mainly at the beginning of the series, when Lois was still teaching piano. Anyway, I hoped this helped.

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They forgot to cement a grave like mayor west said and zombies Rome the street of quahog

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Peter griffin gets into the mixed martial arts phase and an exorism is performed on Meg..

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Dear Family Guy, please making Star Wars episodes. I'm getting sick of it, I mean when it first comes on I want to change the channel but I can't find the remote so I just sit there. About halfway through I think "eh this isn't too bad" but then it turns to garbage. No more Star Wars!

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So I had the best idea ever; American Dad/Family Guy episode, stan goes undercover as a handicap guy that Joe "meets" at some store and stan is actually on a secret mission to stop Peter and the guys from stealing something for stewie who had hypnotized them to take over the world.

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That would be FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Please do that, Seth MacFarlane

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I think quagmire should say boom goes the vaginamite.

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October 19, 2016

Stewy is based out of Antarctica. A continental war between all continents. A free for all between every continent. He will ride penguins to each country and turn them into submarines, and build in guns on their wings and a machine gun into their beak. Polar bears will be able to fly using jet locks, and we will ride them to every continent. Stewy will use eskimos as shields. Stewy will live out of an igloo . Stewy Antarctica) will win World War 3.

Thought of by: Cole Eiland and Ethan Brown

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There should be a family guy episode where Meg Catfishes people to get them to fall in love with her and someone calls Catfish the TV show on Meg and confronts her.

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Family guy-american dad hybrid episode. You can do it!

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Peter hangs out with Jesus and Jesus can't help but make a lot of childish homophobic comments all the time. Peter ends up calling him on it and Jesus has to admit he gets it from some stupid source.

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Instead of " X Filies" be "Pedofiles" use the theme song and have fbi stand for federal butthole inspector haha you figure the rest out....

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This is a episode about Peter and Mr Knee friend.Its Peter knee, and squish the fat together to make it look like its talking Have Peter glue google eyes to the knee to make it look like it has eyes.They will Crime fight together solving a mystery of a Immigrant Killer Go to the Drunkn clam go to clubs get drunk.But then Peter find out mr knee is the killer.Who then trys to kill peter because he's a Immigrant and he found out Mr knee is the killer.

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Peter as guy fieri doing the intro to diners drive-ins and dives. He crashes the car and goes through the windshield and bloody skids along the road.

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Zombies are the new thing this year.time to do an episode Seth

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Dear family guy,

We have no idea if you’re even going to see this or not, let alone be able to do it. My name is Jordan I am 15 and my brother Tyler, we are huge fans of the show and we had an idea for an episode or a cut away for an episode. So we’re a huge fan of Twenty One Pilots and they got really big in 2016 with their newest album. One of their most popular songs was “Stressed Out’ and we were thinking that you could make an episode where one of the characters is really stressed and nothing is going right for that person. So we were thinking you guys can come up with the whole episode but we thought you could have a cut away where Peter says this is how stressful Tyler Joseph was in his music video “Stressed Out”. Then you have an animated character that looks like Tyler Joseph in that video and you have him riding the big wheel down the street and then the song starts playing..

“I wish I had some better sounds no one’s ever heard”
“I wish I had a better voice that sang some better words”

Play that much of the song at the very beginning of the music video and then have Peter off to the side and then Peter yells YOU SUCK!! Like he does in some of the other episodes and then have Josh Dun the “Drummer” for the band Twenty One Pilots have him come up to Peter and he hits Peter with his drum stick. We think it would be funny and the band just got really popular and Family Guy is a popular show so we think if they both go together it would be good for the both of you. We have no idea if you guys could even do this but we like the idea and everyone we’ve told liked the idea so we were wondering if it was possible. Thank you for all the laughs from the show, we hope we get to see that episode one day. Thank you for taking your time to read this too. Also if you could mention our names Jordan and Tyler for this idea we would appreciate it. We would love to tell our friends that the episode was because of us, that would be sweet to rub it in their faces. Okay thank you for your time.

Jordan and Tyler

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I think there should be a scene, somewhere, where Peter is doing his meh-meh to the Mario theme. Jumping through the house, coming to Meg. Then either, jump on her head, use a flame thrower and shoot her with it (Fireball Mario), or throw a "fire fart ball" at her

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Dear Family Guy,

Me and my brother have already made one of these but here is another. So we thought you could make an episode where they find out that Meg is not their child. She was switched at birth. So they go to the hospital to see what other children were born on that day. Only one other person was born on that day. Their real child is Patty. When Meg found out she was in shock that she was a friend with her fake parents real child. She told Patty and she was shocked too. Knowing Peter he threw out Meg real quick. He took Patty in the house right after he found out they she knew that she was his daughter. So then Meg had to go live with Patty's lesbian mothers. So the episode plays out however you want and make Patty the official daughter in Family Guy for the episode and leave people confused when Patty isn't in the next episode and Meg is. Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope you can do this. Also, please mention us in the video.

Sincerely, Tyler and Jordan

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Hi, I'm a big fan of Family Guy. There hasn't being an episode with Connie D'Amico for a while now, so could you bring her back, plus could you also bring back Kimi (seen in Take my Wife) and Mrs. Lockhart for some episodes as well?

For episode ideas, Could you make an Australian theme episode because there hasn't ever being one? Maybe add some Australian theme cutaway gags, like for example some shows and movies like Housos, Fat Pizza, Home and Away, Swift and Shift Couriers, Round the Twist, The Black Balloon etc. The episode could be called 'Australian Guy'. You know there was the Simpsons Australian theme episode called 'Bart vs. Australia. Maybe have the Griffins, Swansons, Browns and Quagmire going on that holiday (like you did with Take my Wife, but with everyone). It's when Peter (in Australia) suggests that he and his family and friends wanted to become Australians (like he did in one episode).

Another episode idea would be 'Peter Hunterz' when Peter, Joe, Cleveland and Quagmire became bounty hunters. The cutaway gags I can think of are:
1) Lois, Jillian, Kimi, Bonnie and Donna all had breast implants competition.
2) a cutaway gag with Ren and Stimpy, since there isn't one.

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One of their last remaining kids from stewie is enceinte comes back on a kick of revenge for abandoning him. I was thinking Finn. The one that looks like Brian with human skin. Just a thought. :)

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There should be an episode where Quagmire, Peter, Joe and Cleveland try to track down all of Quagmires children. We all know he has children out there all over the United States and maybe even Korea. They should go on an adventure to track down all of Quagmires children. Kind of like the episode of them trying to track down the source of all the worlds dirtiest jokes. Make it happen

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The word "further" pertains to information. "farther" pertains to information. You mix this up frequently. I know this because I watch the show frequently and this is my only criticism. Thanks

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You should make an episode where Peter actually has another long lost son, Peter Griffin jr. Peter jr will look exactly like Peter (same voice actor, but a little higher, similar clothing) and behaves exactly like Peter. There should even be a giant chicken fight (godzilla sized chicken) and there should be a line "Quick! To the Peter Megazord!" When both Peter and Peter jr controlled the giant mecha.

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Hey guys.. My name is Eduardo and I'm a big fan. Im here at the park meadows mall of colorado, sitting in the food court and a funny reooccurence made me think of the show! You guys should totally do a reference joke about people who walk around and just eat the food samples at mall foodcourts and pretend that they are interested in buying food but they rrally arent! I could totally see Peter making fun of those people or being one of those people!! :)

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Peter, quagmire, Joe, and Cleveland visit Colorado all because peter has the urgent uncontrollable need to go make a "Colorado snowman Aka a bong made out of snow " after it is made the guys dare quagmire to shove his junk in the hole of the bong. Knowing quagmire he does it without hesitation then the remainder of the episode is about how hey try to get it out !

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Mad max fight scene, Chris is the big guy, Stewie is master blaster, trying to use chain saw but engine won't turn, Stewie tells him to push the gas plunger 5 times (making squishy sound) then tries again and basically arguing directing Chris on how to do it.
Should make me piss myself?

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Hey my name is blake rogers I have an amazing idea for family guy an epis ode called American Peter were American dad meets family guy and I have a great back story were stuie discovers Roger and so does Brian and there is alot more I can add

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Do a spoof of the 1986 movie Labyrinth where Meg is Sarah who wishes for Stewie as Toby to be taken by the Goblin King who is Quagmire. Brian is Hoggle, Peter is big Ludo, Joe is the dog Ambrosius as rode by Mort as Sir Didymus, and so forth. It could be funny as fuck!

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There should be an episode with Patrick Warburton and his eyes are flat Asian lines. Peter could say something like "holy crap Joe that guy sounds a lot like you"

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can i be a part of family guy cos i make family guy style jokes and can draw in that style if you say yes your great if u say no screw u

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I would love to see a full length episode, recreating the movie Snatch. A comedy film from 2000 staring Brad Pitt, about a diamond heist. I think Stewie would be perfect to portray Brick-Top.

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Peter finds an infestation of human centipedes, decides to call Orkin.


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