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About Family Guy
Imagine a dysfunctional family that includes an evil, scheming baby and a talking dog, and you have the basic elements for the popular show, "Family Guy." This animated sitcom was created by American executive producer Seth MacFarlane. The show follows the daily lives of a five-person family, and it pokes fun at the stereotypes of American culture. It has sometimes been compared to "The Simpsons" because of their similar content and storylines. Popular culture icons have been part of the "Family Guy" episodes, such as the Star Wars trilogy, and cartoon versions of current celebrities are often featured as guests. The sitcom is also well known for its special episodes, such as holiday features like "Happy Freakin' Christmas." The "Family Guy" series thrives off of gags and jokes that parody current events, although some of the show's content has been criticized for being inappropriate and controversial. Despite criticisms, the show maintains a strong following over the years. The sitcom's raunchy comedy has even extended into the musical world as well. Several "Family Guy" episodes have included original music created by the producers. Many of the show's DVDs contain soundtracks of this music along with the episodes. The sitcom has been nominated for and received numerous honors from Emmys to Annie Awards. "Family Guy" first premiered on Fox in 1998, although it was initially cancelled after its third season in 2001. However, positive feedback from viewers caused Fox to renew the show after a two-year break, and the company has since gone on to produce several more seasons. "Family Guy" has also led to a spin-off called "The Cleveland Show," along with a number of video games, and a comic book series. Fans can also enjoy purchasing merchandise related to the show, including "Family Guy" boxed sets, posters, stickers, and casual apparel.