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
greatest animated show ever. cancelled by fox but revived years later through the tireless efforts of fans. it is now a top rated show on sundays and a best selling dvd. it has also become a popular site to steal jokes from and pretend they're your own.
I watched family guy last night.
by sam james July 29, 2005
A show that copied The Simpsons and the two shall never meet....A.K.A. El Plagirisimo, La copia
Man 1: Ever watch family guy =D
Man 2: so I'd rather watch the original: Simpsons
by Croatoan October 10, 2009
A rip-off of the simpsons.
Simpsons-Family guy
by ninjacow October 16, 2010
The most overrated show in TV history. Peter Griffin is just Homer Simpson with hair, glasses, and a Boston accent, and the show's most famous jokes are either dragged out too long and/or repeated too many times. Not to mention the show relies too much on pop culture references to be funny. And anytime a song appears on the show (Rock Lobster, Surfin Bird, etc.), then suddenly every teen in America knows everything about the song and band-even if they never heard of either before.
FOX was smart to cancel Family Guy in 2002, but then they stupidly brought it back in 2005.
by GaaraoftheDamned December 14, 2012
Family Guy is a show that comes on Fox and on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. The show follows a disorderly family, Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, and Brian the dog.
The show uses flashbacks for it's humor, and it is often overused. These flashbacks have very little to do with the main plot, which is often hidden behind these flashbacks. The show is often bashed for the flashbacks and often accused of being a rip off of the Simpsons(In total irony, the Simpsons was accused for being a rip off the Flintsones). Sometimes the flashbacks work and other times it doesn't and the show has been going downhill since season 3, which is the common opinion of Family Guy fans.
Moving on to other things, the charathers are very predictable. And the running gags are never really mixed up, and running gags from certain episodes will come in to later episodes, they wern't like the "Kill Kenny" gags and you know it will happen.

Overall, I personally think that the show is unintelligent.
But I think it's a great show for a few laughs for anybody.
Why do you need an example for Family Guy? Just watch the show.
by Rurouni Kenshin June 15, 2007
The funniest, most random, and entertaining show ever created by man kind in the history of the world. The show kicks ass. Seth Mcfarlen is a pure genious! There is not a better show out there.
I have quit my religion and made Family Guy my bible.
by Josh Havier August 02, 2005
FOX cartoon that uses pop culture and tongue in cheek humor to induce hilarity to an otherwise lame lineup of FOX shows. Centers around the Griffin Family- Dad Peter, Mom Lois, Daughter Meg, Son Chris, Baby Stewie (evil genius), and Dog Brian- and their life on Spooner St. in Quahog. Everything and everyone is mocked from Osama Bin Laden making his next address to the U.S. to Optimus Prime being jewish. It is presented in rapid sequence, usually not adding to the plot, but that is where the appeal is.
Did you see Kate Moss on Family Guy? Everytime she turned sideways she disappeared... (Obviously making fun of how thin she is)
by Courtney_Ottawa_Canada March 07, 2006
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