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Didn't even have to watch the video--the thumbnail was enough to know that this parodies the printer-destroying scene in Office Space.


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That's Jodie Lee-Ann Sweetin, an actress and recovered drug addict, who wrote a book about it, called unSweetined. She tweeted about it in 2013: @SethMacFarlane I love Family Guy and was so stoked to have made it the ranks of being made fun of by you. Seriously, honored! Haha!!


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Because the main characters can hear and understand him anyway so there is no point. Can all the characters hear Stewie when he talks? The single most asked question about the show. They can, they can hear him and understand him, its just that he's a baby and for that reason they just don't take what he says with any seriousness. So it's just funny that he ...


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In a interview with Seth MacFarlane the same question was made: Can all the characters hear Stewie when he talks? The single most asked question about the show. They can, they can hear him and understand him, its just that he's a baby and for that reason they just don't take what he says with any seriousness. On The Stewie Griffin Wikpedia page they ...


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It's a reference to the movie Fatal Attraction. In that film, Glenn Close's character has a brief affair with Michael Douglas' character and then begins to stalk him, etc. There is a scene where her character, Alex, listens to a song from Madame Butterfly (which is also about a man who has a casual affair with a woman and then dumps her) and switches the ...


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When asked about the Adam West character in an interview with A.V. Club, Seth MacFarlane said: I wrote on a show called Johnny Bravo when I was at Hanna-Barbera, and he guest-starred as himself. He was so funny, and he's got this way about him. I think he likes playing into what he's known for, even on a casual basis. He's a really fun guy to work with, ...


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Because it's cartoons — Stewie is still a baby, too. Generally, cartoons are not too happy about altering the state of the show by letting big things happen. Cartoons are for a lot of people not shows they follow consistently, rather they just watch a few episodes once in a while in no particular order. To that end, if the scenario changed in every episode (...


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From what I've been able to piece together is this all started with Seth MacFarlane deciding to name the High School, in the show, "James Woods High". Primarily, because Seth MacFarlane is from Rhode Island, and James Woods is the first famous person also from Rhode Island that came to mind when deciding on a name. It was also a running joke to name the ...


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It's a standard phrase used to call contestants on the show. The "Paramedics" part of the quote just indicates that emergency personnel are wanted. The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing by identifying accurate pricing of ...


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This is a reference to the dilophosaurus in Jurassic Park. . Although this dinosaur exists, it did not actually have a folding cowl (this idea was taken from the frill-necked lizard) and it is unknown whether it was venomous.


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Though the dialogue isn't a direct copy of it, the entire scene is an homage to the end of Stand By Me: Peter writing about his old friend on an old computer, his son and and his friend coming in, the song Stand By Me playing in the background etc. You can see most of the scene the show referenced here:


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That Wiki link actually has a lot of insight. The first line in the plot section: The episode uses the premise that Family Guy is based on a British television show. Premise being the key word. In the Cultural References section: In the interlude to the Chap of the Manor segment, Stewie jokingly says that Family Guy is based on The Simpsons, ...


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It has featured occasionally: Some examples are: Halloween on Spooner's Street (S09E04) - here is a video of it. Ready Willing and Disabled (S03E15) Wasted Talent (S02E20) - when Peter and Brian try and find the "golden ticket" to get entry to the Pawtucket Brewery they get drunk in the sun room. That's the episode the image above is from. Stewie Loves ...


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I think the joke is about Rollen Stewart, the person who's famous for bringing the "John 3:16" signs to sporting events. He first appeared at sports games wearing rainbow-colored wigs and was frequently seen on Television, but then later started bringing the signs to promote Christianity. Apparently at first just in it for the publicity, Stewart became a ...


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It is Opie (voiced by Mark Hentemann) Opie is a mentally challenged ex-co-worker of Peter Griffin at the Pawtucket Brewery and ward of the state. He has won "Employee of the Month" at least twenty times and has been promoted ahead of Peter. He has a mental retardation and he never really does anything. He sometimes tells Peter to stick his finger ...


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He first appears in the episode "Oceans Three and a Half" when Peter turns on Three and a Half Men, which begins with the line "Three and a Half Men was filmed in front of a live ostrich." After a lame joke, the ostrich is shown laughing as the lone audience member. He appears in several later episodes, reprising his role ...


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To elaborate a little bit on what I said, Stewie is a megalomaniac who wishes to conquer the world. (At the first seasons, he later changes a lot) He sees Lois as his bigger threat as she brought him into the world but gets really frustrated because he still needs her to take care of him even though he sees that as an insult. Plus, what I've said in the ...


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It is a reference to a scene from the movie Flash Gordon. You can see the scene here.


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There is no indication that it was the real George R. R. Martin I have searched all of the relevant resources: Wikia Page for that episode Wikia Page for the GRRM character Wikipedia page for that episode George R. R. Martin's Wikipedia page The only indication we get is from this IGN episode review, clearly stating that it is not GRRM's voice: That ...


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Notice Meg's short hair and tattoo? That's Lena Dunham. They're parodying Hannah from Girls, who ate a cupcake in a tub in the very first episode. She was talking to Marnie at the time, though, and Peter's clothes look like something Jessa would wear, so they could be from another episode. Dunham's hair was longer in season one, but Hannah eating cake and ...


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Because he is a dog. That's the point of the character and we are shown it for the rule of funny many many times. Brian is unlike most dogs this way but he is still a dog. He knows this and it causes problems for him. From http://familyguy.wikia.com/wiki/Brian_Griffin Brian seems somewhat ashamed of his dog instincts and insecure about his canine status ...


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It's a clip from the movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad. In this case Peter's been put over Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) who is talking with Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley) who is giving him details of her boss's evil plot. In the wheelchair is superimposed Joe Swanson as Frank's partner and friend Nordberg (OJ Simpson) , who ...


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Sue Bird's teammate Breanna "Stewie" Stewart used that line in this article: Stewie fixed my shot. Alright, so you know how I said that Stewie hasn’t gotten enough credit for Game 5? Well most of that is because of what I already talked about: 28 and 7, 11 for 21 from the field, refusing to let Phoenix run away with it early, pretty much anchoring ...


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This is a parody of a scene from Fatal Attraction. In Fatal Attraction, Glenn Close's character is obsessed with Michael Douglas's character, much like Meg is obsessed with Brian in this episode. Clip here:


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It's a reference to hall-of-fame baseball player George Brett. https://deadspin.com/george-brett-would-like-to-tell-you-about-that-time-he-5052185 It's basically a reference to defecating in one's pants.


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Yes. By 2009 it was known, but not explicitly stated in the show. It still hasnt in a decade after. According to creator Seth: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/seth-macfarlane-outs-baby-stewie-family-guy-gay-macfarlane-playboy-interview-article-1.395390 "We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does ...


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There is never any answer given in the show for this, but since Seth MacFarlaine seems to revel in deprecating humor, it's only natural that one character should be made an easy target. Mila Kunis was quoted as saying; "She's the scapegoat," Kunis described her cartoon character. "Meg gets picked on a lot. But it's funny. It's like the middle child....


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The actor who voices Adam West in Family Guy actually is Adam West (the guy who plays the Batman you pictured). Whether it's a real representation of the actor himself (modern appearance) is something you'll have to determine yourself. Whether there's some in-joke or particular reason why Adam West was cast or the character name was the same is something ...


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Yes, multiple dogs can talk. Another one that has in multiple episodes is Brian's gay cousin Jasper in L.A., whom has a full time job and even gay married a human. Most animals have a variation in how much they can talk and who can understand them, because Family Guy runs on the rule of funny.


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As @Longshanks commented, it is a joke at the expense of the story about Richard Gere stuffing a Gerbil up his rectum (which Snopes tags as fake). In Family Guy, the gerbil is called Tony and it's just another way to show Quagmire's extreme promiscuity and sexual deviancy.


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