Articles for Family Guy Season 5

Seth Green, voice of Chris Griffin on Fox‘s Family Guy, has played a variety of geeks in his career, but he‘s also kind of a geek himself.One of his geeky hobbies is collecting vintage action figures from the seventies and eighties. He‘s managed to turn this obsession into a stop-motion-animated show, "Robot Chicken," in which action figures and other toys and props are used to act out comedy skits and pop-culture parodies.The second season of "Robot Chicken" is now airing as part of Cartoon Network‘s Adult Swim Sunday night lineup. Family Guy also airs Sundays, on Fox. Read more »
Family GuyFamily Guy would have been higher on this list a couple of years ago, but the last two seasons have been wildly inconsistent. Family Guy is the most devoid of plot or story on the list but, when a good episode airs, you won‘t find a show with more laughs per minute. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
The category of Best Actor in a Comedy Series has always been full of heavyweights. This year is no different. The Golden Globe nominees in this category are big names and all quite deserving, but I have a couple questions (though they may be deemed moot for eligibility reasons). The dearth of comedy on TV these days has thinned out the field, but what remains is still formidable.Digressing for a second; Isn‘t it about time we nominate voice actors in a category? Think about who would be nominated in a Best Voice Actor - Comedy category: Read more »
The writing staff of Family Guy has come back to work. After an almost three month break/delay/boycott, Seth MacFarlane has wrangled up his writers and they‘ve gotten back to work on creating some comically insane episodes of Family Guy. MacFarlane and FOX have been renegotiating their contract and, while they haven‘t seemed to have reached a formal agreement as of yet, the fact that production is being resumed is a good sign.Ever since South Park satirized Family Guy in a two-part episode last year, there has been some notable Family Guy backlash, especially on the internet and in the media. While Trey Parker and Matt Stone may have legitimate arguments about Family Guy (it‘s formulaic, easy to produce, the animation is mediocre, the jokes don‘t have anything to do with the story, etc.), they are largely moot points. Read more »
Last week, actress Carol Burnett filed a lawsuit against Fox’s animated show Family Guy at the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California. The complaint was for copyright infringement, statutory violation of right of privacy, and misappropriation of name among other claims. With the said violations, Burnett is seeking more than $2 million. Family Guy, a series created by Seth MacFarlane, centers on the adventures and mostly misadventure of the Griffin family comprising of the married couple Peter and Lois, and their three children Meg, Chris and their sadistic baby Stewie, plus their talking dog Brian.  Read more »
Fall 2006 Returing Shows Rank: 7During it‘s 9th season, South Park ran a two-part episode entitled "Cartoon Wars". The gist of the story was that Cartman despised the cartoon Family Guy, so he Power Wheel-ed out to Hollywood to destroy it. The story was actually about censorship, but South Park took some pretty brutal digs at Family Guy (the FG writing staff turned out to be a group of trained Manatees). Their complaint about Family Guy was that their jokes are totally random and rarely have anything to do with the story. If you‘ve ever seen an episode of Family Guy, you know about these jokes. A character will finish a sentence with a line that resembles, " the time when ____." Then, we will flashback to what the character was reminiscing about. Read more »
Well, yesterday. Really, what the hell is going on?I tuned in to Family Guy last night (well, I DVR‘ed it, cause The Amazing Race takes precedent) and found myself watching the worst episode of Family Guy ever made. I did laugh a couple times, but there were more crickets than chuckles. I wasn‘t alone; my viewing partners echoed my sentiments (Does the term "viewing partners" sound weird? Should I just say "friends�" I think I‘ll stick with "viewing partners" for the time being, only because it sounds like I posted on Craigslist for people to watch Family Guy with me.) Read more »
The Simpsons aired "Treehouse of Horror XVII" last night amid little fanfare. I started watching The Simpson‘s annual "Treehouse of Horror" episodes before I knew what those roman numerals even meant, which makes it incredible that FOX is still airing new ones. While longevity may be admirable in theory, in practice it‘s usually a depressing letdown. Cal Ripken Jr., while impressive during "the streak", was a legitimately bad baseball player in his last few years on the diamond. It‘s really cool that Joe Paterno is still coaching football in his eighties, but his press conferences do no favors to the thought that the game has simply passed him by. The Simpsons, like JoePa, are an institution. Though they both did enough in their heyday for them to decide exactly when and how they hang it up, most fans would be pleased to see them gracefully ride into the sunset sooner rather than later. Read more »
Family Guy has had quite an interesting life. Underground hit, derided by critics, canceled with little uproar, picked up by Cartoon Network, slowly builds an audience, sells millions of DVDs out of the blue, recommissioned by FOX, and, finally, turning into a consistent top 30 show. Now, on the eve of what was supposed to be the first day of production of its sixth season, the tumultuous nature of Family Guy‘s history has once again reared its ugly head.  Read more »
2K Games announced that the original voice cast will be in their upcoming adventure game based on the TV series Family Guy.Seth MacFarlane will voice all of the three playable characters in the game: Peter, Stewie, and Brian the Dog. Read more »
Family Guy originates back to two shorts of around ten minutes each made by Seth MacFarlane during the mid-1990s, featuring two main characters: Larry, a fat, old, balding idiot man, and Steve the dog, a talking dog who was much smarter than most people. The second of these shorts was broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1997. Fortunately the executives at Fox saw both shorts, and MacFarlane was offered the opportunity to develop a show based on them, which evolved into Family Guy.  Read more »
Family Guy’s fifth season may have already aired its last episode on May 20 but the popular animated show returns with the promise of a Star Wars tribute. Scheduled to return in September the sixth season of Family Guy will premiere with an hour-long episode of a special recap of the Star Wars saga using Family Guy characters.Family Guy, an Emmy award winning animated series, is about a family who resides in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. Created by Seth MacFarlane, the show features the characters Peter Griffin, the blue-collar worker and head of the family, Lois Griffin, Peter’s wife and stay-at-home mom, Meg Griffin, the teenage daughter, Chris Griffin, the goofy teenage son, and Stewie Griffin, the diabolically evil infant son. Also included in the Griffin household is Brian, the talking pet dog. Read more »
Peter Griffin, Played By Seth MacFarlanePeter Griffin has taken the throne from Homer Simpson as the funniest dad on TV. Offensive, insane, idiotic...what more can you ask for?#10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »