Family Guy

Family Guy (1999)

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Corrected entry: During the opening theme when Lois and Peter are at the piano, when the series first started the pictures on the back wall are indecipherable but as the series progresses the pictures show Stewie, Meg and Chris's faces.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: This is because the series starts in 1999, when Family Guy is was just standard definition TV. The animators didn't bother to draw the pictures, as they're only a part of the background, and is not really that important, as the video quality is in SD. When the series began to look a lot more clearer (and closer to HD), the animators decided to draw the pictures a lot more clearer and recognizable.

Agreed. This is like comparing the Simpsons' opening from '92 to '18. As technology progresses so does animation.

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Also, an animated series is typically not given much of a budget until it has proven itself to be a hit and thus worthy of a bigger budget from the network upon which it airs; this is also evident when you compare early episodes of other series such as South Park, American Dad, King Of The Hill, etc. to those from later seasons.


Precisely. A network isn't going to funnel money into something that could sink in the ratings. That's why many shows are contracted for a couple of episodes before a full season is commissioned.

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Corrected entry: In the episode when Bryan goes on The Bachelorette, when Quagmire and Brooke are in the hot tub, Brooke passes out after drinking the champagne that Quagmire put a drug in. You hear the sound of her hitting the ground a moment early, before you see it.

Correction: The sound is her falling, not her hitting the ground.


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Corrected entry: In the opening titles, as the Griffins are dancing up the stairs, Lois is nowhere near Stewie, but in the next shot, she is holding him.


Correction: This is the introduction to the show. It is not supposed to have continuity. Why would a regular family have showgirls and an enormous staircase either?

Gary O'Reilly

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Corrected entry: In the episode "No Chris Left Behind", Peter has three fights with the chicken. Just before the first fight the chicken tells Peter to pick up a coupon notice. In that one shot, you can see the chicken's head shows the man inside, but in any other scene with the chicken, his head is covered.

Correction: The chicken is just a chicken, it's not a man in a suit.

Nick Bylsma

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Corrected entry: "Brian Goes Back to College" - Season 4, Episode 18: If you look at the handicapped teacher in the wheelchair, you can see that the keyboard on his wheelchair's arm only has four rows of five buttons, making twenty in all - not enough for every letter of the alphabet.

Correction: Maybe there are only twenty or so keys to save space. On many PDA keyboards there are special buttons you can hold (i.e. Ctrl, Alt)that allow you to access another keyboard (maybe there are 2 symbols on each key). A full size keyboard would take up a lot of space on a wheel chair.

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Corrected entry: Catholic baptism does not involve total immersion. (Series 4: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz).

Correction: This is a character mistake at best. Peter's father is a bit more extreme than most (after all he has called the Pope "soft") and since he's in a hurry to get Stewie baptized he makes a mistake. Besides a baptizing done by a layperson would usually require that a priest performs a conditional baptizing at a later point, so even if he did it wrong it would still be valid if the intention was to have it redone by a priest later.


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Corrected entry: In the new season, in the episode where Lois goes to jail for shoplifting, the family is visiting Lois in jail where she is wearing orange prison garb. In the next scene where Peter is helping Lois escape, he puts Lois' head in his mouth with her body hanging outside it. She is now wearing her normal uniform of green top and beige pants. Yes, its a cartoon, but she should still be wearing the orange.


Correction: It is possible she put her normal clothes on under the jumpsuit. A prisoner in Houston escaped by having regular clothes under his jumpsuit and taking it off before he walked out.

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Corrected entry: During the opening theme you can see in the background when Lois and Peter are singing on the piano that there is a stereo and three pictures of Stewie, Meg and Chris in the background. However, during episodes the piano is in one room and the stereo and pictures are in the room where they watch TV by the staircase.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: Whilst living in my house I've moved different things from one room to another. My computer was in my back room & is now in the front room.

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Corrected entry: The upstairs in Peter's house has slanted walls, but everyone's bedrooms have straight walls.


Correction: Walls are several inches thick (or more) because there is space for the structural supports of the house inside them, also room for wiring, plumbing, insulation, etc. Just because a wall is slanted on one side does not mean it can't be straight on the other.

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Underage Peter - S14-E14

Plot hole: They're in the Clam complaining that they can't drink when they make the revelation that Brian can because he's technically 56. But Quagmire should be able to drink, as in a much earlier episode, he's revealed to be over 60.

More mistakes in Family Guy

Lois: Hello?
Peter: I can't take the trash out today, I'm working late at the office.
Lois: The caller ID says you're calling from the kitchen. In fact I can see you.
Peter: [Edging sideways.] OK, can you see me now?
Lois: No.
Peter: Now I am at the office.

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Trivia: The voices of Brian, Stewie and Peter (as well as other minor characters) are all voiced by the creator, Seth Macfarlane.

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