Family Guy is an American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. It was created by Seth MacFarlane for in 1999. The show uses jokes in the form of tangential vignettes that do not advance the story.
Family Guy was summoned once in 2000, and again in 2002, but strong DVD sales and the large viewership of reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim convinced FOX to resume the show in 2005. It is the first cancelled show to be resurrected based on DVD sales .
The show revolves around the adventures of Peter Griffin, a bumbling but well-intentioned blue-collar worker. During the course of the series, he discovers he is part African-American and has been known to have Spanish, Mexican, Scottish and German ancientors. He is known for his trademark laugh. His wife Lois, who has a similar accent, is a stay-at-home mom / piano teacher, and is a member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy Protestant socialites. Peter and Lois have three children: teenage daughter Meg Griffin who is frequently the butt of jokes for her homeliness and lack of popularity; goofy and unintelligent teenage son Chris Griffin, in some respects a younger version of his father; and diabolically evil infant son Stewie Griffin, bent on world domination and the death of his mother. Stewie speaks fluently and eloquently, with an upper class English accent and stereotypical arch-villain phrases.
It is deliberately ambiguous as to whether other characters can hear and understand Stewie, and this ambiguity is utilized for humor. Usually, it appears most of his dialogue is ignored or not taken seriously. Brian (the talking pet dog) is the only character that regularly interacts with Stewie on an intellectual level. Stewie reiter to his mother and father as "Lois" and "the fat man" respectively. Brian is anthropomorphized in that he walks on two legs, drinks Martinis, owns his own car (a Toyota Prius, circa 2004) and engages in human conversation, although he is still considered a pet in many respects. Occidentally, Brian will act in a stereotypically canine manner, usually for comedic effect (such as his inability to stand up in the back of a car, chasing tennis balls, fear of vacuum cleaners and barking uncontrollably at black people-which he blames on his father's side of the family). He does, however, object to any overly submissive domestic behavior.
Fox's "Family Guy" and "Subway" team up together. Well done Subway, you just scored big with me and I like the fact he jabs at Jared.