Animated Sitcom Family Guy By Seth Macfarlane

1962 WordsDec 1, 20168 Pages
In the television industry, it is difficult to find a truly successful animated television series that has had more than three seasons on the air and still currently on the air. Often times, the shows that are considered outstanding in their content tend to be live-action shows. However, this is not the case for the Seth MacFarlane’s animated sitcom Family Guy throughout its 17-year life span. Although Family Guy has undergone immense scrutiny for its crude humor and inappropriate behavior, it is those same elements that make the show as humorous and entertaining as it is. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines success as, “favorable or desired outcome; also: the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence” (Merriam-Webster, 2016). Family Guy’s success on broadcast television can be contributed to its edgy jokes and cutaway gags delivered by a voice cast portraying a nuclear family in Quahog, Rhode Island. The family consists of father Peter Griffin (voiced by Seth Macfarlane), mother Lois Griffin (voiced by Alex Borstein), daughter Meg Griffin (voiced by Mila Kunis), son Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green), family baby Stewie Griffin (voiced by Seth Macfarlane) and family dog Brian Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane). Macfarlane, who does a majority of the voice acting by voicing more than 8 multiple characters on the show, is also the creator, executive producer, and creative consultant of the show (IMDb, 2016). Although he derives and draws inspiration from successful
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