Over the last eighteen years, we've laughed, been shocked, been disgusted, and have busted many a gut watching sixteen seasons of "Family Guy." After a rocky start and several cancellations, "Family Guy" has proved itself to be a longstanding staple of the television comedy landscape.
The Griffins are one of television's most beloved and reviled families. Both fans and haters of the show have sat slack-jawed watching the antics of Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie and Brian, wondering how on Earth they're getting away with saying what they're saying, and doing what they're doing.
The Paley Center for Media recently hosted some of the cast members as part of their annual PaleyFest and we were able to talk to them about what it's been like being a part of "Family Guy" for such considerable amount of time. Alex Borstein's "Lois" has been married to show creator Seth MacFarlane's "Peter" since Episode 1 and she, with a wink, describes that showbiz marriage as "difficult." But, she then goes on to praise his bathroom habits, letting us know he always puts the seat down, is not a "rim splasher." Good to know. Good to know.
And, as if the Griffins themselves weren't insane, and insanely hilarious, enough, the other residents of fictional Quohog, RI, often contribute to the trials and tribulations of the foolhardy family.
When asked if there was anything he'd ever read in his script that he just didn't think he could say on television, Patrick Warburton, who plays paraplegic town sheriff Joe Swanson, said, "Yes." In fact, everyone we asked that question of said exactly the same thing. Knowing how far "Family Guy" continually pushes the limits, it kinda makes you wonder where they'd ever drawn the line.
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