These are the (mis)adventures of Peter Griffin—an endearingly ignorant patriarch of the Griffin clan—and his hilariously offbeat family of middle-class New Englanders in Quahog, Rhode Island. Lois, Peter’s wife, is a stay-at-home mom with no patience for her brood’s antics: 18-year-old Meg is an outcast at school and the Griffin family punching bag; 13-year-old Chris is a socially awkward teen who doesn’t have a clue about the opposite sex; and one-year-old Stewie is a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian, the family dog and a ladies’ man who is one step away from AA.
With its razor-sharp humour, spot-on parodies, well-executed animation and orchestra-backed, original music, Family Guy continues to entertain its die-hard audience. Since premiering in 1999, the Seth MacFarlane creation has reached bona fide cult status among fans and has garnered numerous awards, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series—only the second animated series in TV history to be receive that nom.