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A painfully unfunny show that tries to make humor with phrases like "remember when someone did something at somewhere?" or any variation of that phrase, which is followed by a scene similar to the phrase, which doesn't add any form of humor to the already crappy joke. Seriously, if humor was a bus and it hit the makers of Family Guy at 60 mph, they still won't know what it is.
The humor in Family Guy is just as interesting as observing the effects erosion that air has on a sugar cube.
by } July 10, 2008
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One of the worst shows ever animated. Poorly animated. Characters have very little in-betweening done. If any. Characters could be drawn by a child. Also not funny. The running jokes (Evil Monkey, Chicken) sre tired and stale. The episodes are for the most part based on pop-culture references and will lose their relevance in a few years. And if a joke is not based on one(pop culture reference), the joke takes forever to set itself up. There isn't really any essentials of normal comedy in the show (Comic timing, Sight gags). If there are there are very few. Family guy goes to show that if you work at Hanna-Barbera a few months, your show can be a total $uccess. Let the sell out merchandising at hot-topic begin!
Ren and Stimpy, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Matt Groening and God Hate Family Guy.
by Steve JS February 08, 2006
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Equivalents:
Simpsons-Family guy
Homer-Peter
Marge-Lois
Bart-Stewie
Lisa-Meg
Maggie-Chris
by ninjacow October 16, 2010
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A television show best described by a shameless plagarism attempt, in an effort to create a cartoon series which could even be 1/2 as entertaining as The Simpsons.

Inspiration, is often the seed for works of great innovation. Imitation, isnt always a bad thing. Influence, is where techniquies are adopted, imitated, learned from and incorporated as a part of one's own unique style. Giving 'nodds', is where a writer will steal an idea for use in one of their own works - yet openly credit the original author. For example, in Office Space, the characters plan to use a bank robbing scheme which was already done in Superman III. So, they introduce this scheme such that one character says "yeah - just like they did in Superman III". Theres no shame in that, its like giving propps.

Then, we have plagarism. Family Guy is a series guilty of shameless idea theft - not just at the dialogue level, or the plot level - but I mean, I have seen exact sequences appear in Family Guy, which were stolen directly from The Simpsons. Its shameless idea theft. It's a crime.

The writers of Family Guy are incapable of creating innovative or original work, so they steal scenes from The Simpsons without even understanding why they are funny.
by TSL January 20, 2006
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LOL, it's that 80s cartoon!
Family Guy thrives on references to past events. Even when people (idiots) don't get what it means, they sure do laugh their asses off at it. Sad.
by The above statement is true. September 21, 2007
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The most poorly writtin show on TV. Everything on the show is stolen, from celebrity jokes to the charectors themselfs. The Family Guy writers couldn't write a joke on there own so they steal from pop culture. The storylines are stupid, ranging from Lois' long lost brother kills fat people and Peter travels to the south and becomes sherrif, and then moves back.

The whole series of Family Guy is constantly followed by fan boys. Often, they just watch family guy for a new catchphrase to use around school. Most of them are from Stewie (which is probably the unfunneist charector in the Show next to Brian)
The Simpsons
Homer: Head of the house, physically largest, stupid, entirely unaware of his own stupidity.
Marge: The voice of reason, opposite background from husband
Bart - tries to follow in father's footsteps
Lisa - social outcast

FAMILY GUY
Peter - Head of the house, physically largest, stupid, entirely unaware of his own stupidity.
Lois: The voice of reasonm, opposite background from husband
Chris - tries to follow in father's footsteps
Meg - social outcast

AMERICAN DAD
Stan - Head of the house, physically largest, stupid, entirely unaware of his own stupidity.
Francine - The voice of reasonm, opposite background from husband
Steve - tries to follow in father's footsteps
Hayley - social outcast
by Spikesy July 09, 2006
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a show not only comprised of flashback scenes, but also Seth McFarlane's annoying-ass voice, men beating up women, and pointless retarded jokes against Meg.
Family Guy is a lot worse than what most people say. The Simpsons is much better.
by Exhoc February 26, 2006
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