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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Random Facts

Here are some random facts about Family Guy that you may not have known!

- The characters of Peter and Brian are based from to Larry and Steve from the shorts The Life of Larry (1995) and Larry & Steve (1996). They were both written and directed by Seth MacFarlane.

- Before Seth MacFarlane created the idea of a regular half-hour series, he conceived of the Griffin family appearing as characters in animated shorts to appear on "MADtv" (1995). Many of the regular voice actors (including Alex Borstein, Phil LaMarr, Debra Wilson and Nicole Sullivan) are Mad TV alumni. Alex Borstein was the first cast on this show and is the only "official" cast member as the voice of Lois Griffin.

- "Quahog," the name of the Griffin's hometown, is also the name of an edible clam. The bar the characters frequently visit, "The Drunken Clam", is a reference to this.
Brian's voice is simply Seth MacFarlane speaking normally.

- Seth MacFarlane based the voice of Peter Griffin on a security guard he knew while going to college.

- Stewie's voice is based on Rex Harrison.


  1. "- Seth MacFarlane based the voice of Peter Griffin on a security guard he knew while going to college."

    LOL one interesting security guard.

  2. nice ... i knew only the first one :) .. following

  3. Oh wow I never knew any of this! This is great; thanks for posting! Following, mate!

  4. Did not know any of this, thanks :)

  5. haha i didnt know any of those apart from Stewies voice - thx for the info!

  6. That's some interesting information there. I knew none of that! Got to say that's a pretty cool voice if it's just like Brian's.

  7. Didn't know that about Brian's voice.

  8. wow i love family guy! i didnt know any of this.. thanks for sharing that was really interesting :]

  9. Thanks for the info, interesting stuff.