An animated comedy show which, although would not have existed without the heavy influence of The Simpsons, has now arguably stolen the mantle of funniest and most popular cartoon in recent years. It's more adult themes and randomn non-sequiteurs seems to have caught the imagination of a younger, more sophisticated Simpsons-weary generation. Less obtuse and sweary than South Park, which also appears to have had it's day.
"Family Guy is the Simpsons for the new Millennium"
by Bobx December 02, 2006
Family Guy is a vastly popular animated comedy that originally aired on FOX. Notably, it's entire fan-base consists of pretentious 12 to 15-year-old children with no taste or sense of humor.
Family Guy was created by Seth MacFarlane, who is very self-congratulatory and egotistical about the success of his show. However, it's a mostly undeserving success, as the show contains nothing but mediocre animation, and ugly art style, bland and tasteless humor, prejudiced political and racial opinions, and empty, soulless characters. The only thing this show deserves an award for is coming up with a genius marketing scheme by targeting an audience of confused, socially-inept teenagers.
The characters of Family Guy, as well as the show itself, have bloated in popularity over the years that it's been on television. Mr. MacFarlane is commonly praised for his genius writing and character development, however, if you have the intelligence to look a little deeper, you'll realize the characters are all extremely inconsistent in personality, and are simply rehashed personalities filling an otherwise empty shell.
As of now, the show is scraping at the bottom of the barrel, airing on failures of networks such as "Adult Swim", struggling to stay afloat in a sea of superior television shows. Every few months, Seth will release another unfunny, boring episode that's immediately loved unconditionally by it's pathetically unintelligent fan-base.
Jared: "Hey, man, did you see that new episode of Family Guy?"

Alex: "Yes. It was terrible and unfunny, same as always."


Alex: "Get out of my house."
by DangerH April 30, 2011
A synonym for The Simpsons.
1: Remember that episode of Family Guy we saw a few nights ago?
2: Dude, that was The Simpsons
1: Yeah, that's what I said.
by David Horv January 09, 2006
A genuinly funny show in its early years. Still funny, but as it has grown in popularity, its quality as steadily declined, just like other shows (The Simpsons, Roseanne)
My problem is, FOX is cancelling the real greatest show of all time, King Of The Hill, to make room for a spinoff for Family Guy.
Lets watch family guy!

by Sweet_Tea_Sipper July 26, 2009
A hilarious cartoon that had 3 good seasons before they recently came back for a 4th with complete crap. Yes, Seth, we know you were supposed to be on one of the 9/11 planes, and we were all stunned and pissed on 11/2, just get over it and make good episodes...
"Blast who the devil do the teenagers like...Morgan Freemon!"
by Johnny X. June 19, 2005
A well-known animated TV show from FOX. Being a ripoff from "The Simpsons", it resembles the new episodes of that cartoon much more than the classic, old ones (before the 8th season). Some people say that "Family Guy" is even (!) duller than the new Simpsons.
"Family guy" has been cancelled by FOX. But now, some new episodes are being made again.
by Alex Nayle October 09, 2006
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