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.
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.
The Simpsons minus the genius-ness that the Simpsons series has equals an overrated TV show for people who find irrelevant and random clips humorous (aka Family Guy).
Some people may think that South Park was being "random" with the manatees on the Cartoon Wars episode, but unlike Family Guy, this idea was a great use of metaphor of how it seems as if the writing staff of Family Guy just take random ideas ("idea balls") and put them together to form a "Remember the time when..." joke.
The only way I`ll ever credit Family Guy as "genius" is if the whole reason of creating Family Guy were to make easy money by targeting the not-as-mentally-or-emotionally-intelligent group of America (which appears to be a lot) with cheap jokes.
"Laundry" + "Date" + "Winning" + "Mexico" + "Gary Coleman" = Lois asks Peter to do the laundry, and Peter recalls winning a date in Mexico with Gary Coleman.
"Remember the time when I won a date in Mexico with Gary Coleman?"
Meg: Oh, I don't know. Is it KITTY?
Chris: GET OUT OF MY HEAD (runs upstairs in tears)
Me: HOLY SHIT I'M LAUGHING SO HARD THAT MILK SHOT OUT MY ASS
Also manages to spawn annoying catch phrases that trendies and wannabe liberal hipsters like to repeat.
The fans are usually irritating too.
Kid 2: No, go and watch some Blackadder, Red Dwarf, or if you realy need animated comedy, South Park. At least they don't resort to 1937284562 "remember the time when..." jokes