An amazingly hilarious show. Best cartoon on earth. The characters are:
Peter Griffin- the main character, very very fat. Very very dumb. Very very random
Lois Griffin - peters wife. The logical one. Tends to get crazy once in a while and cut loose. Comes from a rich family, who dont approve of her marraige to peter, who is completely rude and ill manered.
Brian- their talking dog. Likes to be treated like a human. Sometimes his dogish quirks come out. Always has a martini on hand. Has the hotts for lois. Hates stewey but always gets roped into looking after him.
Stewey- the extremely smart baby of the family. Somehow turned out british. Has a secret plan to dominate the world. Tags along with brian all the time.
Meg- the eldest daughter. Hated by all. usually find humor in her depression and how suicidal she is. Extremely ugly. If the family had to lose one child, it would be her.
This show had its first season on Fox but was cancelled due to its dirty, crude humor. Millions of people were crushed. Other stations started playing the show, and fox lost many many viewers to those stations, after a while they realized their mistake and took the show back for a 3rd season in '05. This show is completely random, and the weirdest things always happen. A lot of times they make fun of political issues. Or other tv shows. You think one thing is going to be the plot for the first 15 minutes, but then it makes a drastic turn from there.
In one episode of Family Guy Peter became convinced that Jewish people were much more advanced, much smarter, and much better with money than non-jews. so he sang a song about needing a jew and voila a jewish accountant showed up at his door the next morning. then, he asked lois if he could give chris a bat mitzvah so he could be jewish because he thought that all jewish people were rich just because they were jewish. So, when lois said no he drove across the country to las vegas to get a quicky bat mitzvah. nice eh?
an example of the randomness:
on the side of an episode they could also be following a battle between snap krackle and pop and the keibler elves, which they did in one.