Seth McFarlane has produced quite an endearing television series, as almost everyone has come to love the unpredictable and fantastical world developed by Family Guy. Even if you have kept up with series and seen every episode, there is plenty more to be learned. We have ten facts that you probably never learned about this television favorite, so let’s get started with Part 1! Be sure to come back for Part 2!
Number Ten: Family Guy Got Cancelled. Or at least, they tried to cancel it. The cancellation didn’t last, and the show was brought back to life after the skyrocketing DVD sales demanded the show’s return. Thank heaven it did, and now they are still popping out hit after hit!
Number Nine: Episodes are Expensive. If you thought it was easy creating a hit animated television series, you are dead wrong. Each individual episode costs an estimated whopping two million dollars to produce. It gets expensive to animate the artistry, utilize computer graphic technology, and voice the characters of the show.
Number Eight: The Origin of Chris’ Voice. The voice of character Chris Griffin, performed by Seth Green, was originally based on Ted Levine’s “Buffalo Bill” from the movie The Silence of the Lambs. When Green auditioned for the role of Chris’ voice, he even did an impersonation of Levine’s performance as if Buffalo Bill were speaking through a PA system at McDonalds.
Number Seven: Shut Up, Meg. Who could possibly voice the heinous and underappreciated character of Meg? Well, unbelievably the stunning Mila Kunis. Although the two women are polar opposites in terms of likability, Kunis gives the perfect performance for the teenage Meg. We like to believe she can accomplish this by reaching out to the Jackie (from That 70’s Show) that is still buried inside her.
Number Six: You Saw It Here, Folks. Although, there are a lot of places you won’t see it. Because of the show’s raunchy and often demeaning nature, the airing of this show has been banned in multiple countries. If you plan on vacationing in Indonesia, Taiwan, Iran, Vietnam, Egypt, South Korea, South Africa, or Malaysia, leave you DVDs at home.