Very formulaic and repetative mainstream animated comedy. Other than a few jokes that could be cast-offs from the NEWER series of The Simpsons, half the humour starts with words such as "remember the time when..." which lead into some "humorous" random flashback sequence, the other half being visual references to pop culture past and present that you can see coming from a mile off... Loses it's freshness well within the 3 episode mark.

Also manages to spawn annoying catch phrases that trendies and wannabe liberal hipsters like to repeat.

The fans are usually irritating too.
Kid 1: family guy iz so awesum!1
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
by PsychoFox October 19, 2007
probably the world's most hilarious show

funniest character: peter, brian, or stewie
uh...u been w watching family guy? it looks like ur gonna choke to death from laughing.
by incroman January 11, 2006
A funny comedy show that Fox decided to air more seasons after it gained popularity on Adult Swim in a sad attempt of getting intelligent viewers back to their network.
Tom: Did you see Family Guy on Fox last night?
Diane: No, Fox sucks, I watched the reruns on AS though.
Tom: Same with me. I can't wait for AS to get the new episodes.
by Yep Nope October 02, 2005
Greatest show ever.

They were cancelled by FOX because of the episode where Peter "needs a Jew". The Jewish community got pissed and filed a lawsuit or something. Then the DVD sales were SOO fantastic, they were like screw you. We want money. So the show started up again.

God bless DVDs.
Family Guy!

Brian: You ever stop and think "Wow, I'm married to that guy"?
Lois: Yeah, but I usually just suppress it.
Brian: Is that healthy?
Lois: What's the worst that could happen?
Peter: inside Lois' head I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor. I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, I'm a tumor, oh-oh, I'm a tumor!

by Shickashombon April 09, 2006
A cartoon show superior to The Simpsons.
Ofently misunderstood by ignorant people who have not the intelligence to get the jokes and dismiss them as "random pop culture references" because they just parrot that South Park episode.
Ignorant person: "Hey, in that Family Guy episode, the thing with 'Round Table' with Al Michaels, Harold Ramis, Ray Romano and Kermit the Frog was completely random! That sucks!"
Family Guy fan: "The joke was that all their voices sounded the same, you uneducated twat!"
by TomSFox January 19, 2007
Possibly the best show to tkae place in Rhode Island since, maybe something by the Farrley Brothers. The only people who truely get the jokes of the shows are those who grew up in Rhode Island (we're the tiny spot below Massachusettes, next to Conneticut people), and nobody else.
Man from NY: You're from RI? I've been meaning to pay a visit to that town called Quahog, know where I can get i room?
by a man with a dream December 07, 2005

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