Family Guy (season 1)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Original release||January 31 –|
May 16, 1999
The first season of the animated comedy show Family Guy premiered on Fox from January 31 to May 16, 1999. The first season of Family Guy had seven episodes. The show is about the dysfunctional Griffin family. The family consist of father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie, and their anthropomorphic (having human abilities) dog Brian. They all live in their hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island. The show features the voices of the show's creator Seth MacFarlane. Other voice actors include Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Lacey Chabert. The executive producers for the first season were David Zuckerman and MacFarlane.
The first episode was "Death Has a Shadow". The episode was broadcast after Super Bowl XXXIII and was watched by 22.01 million viewers. The show received positive feedback from critics. The episodes "I Never Met the Dead Man" and "Brian: Portrait of a Dog", received more positive feedback than the rest of the episodes of season one. Some critics did not like the theme of those episodes. The Volume One DVD box set, included all seven episodes and the second season. It was released in Region 1 on April 15, 2003, Region 2 on November 12, 2001, and Region 4 on October 20, 2003. The show has since been released in other television shows.
MacFarlane first thought of the idea for Family Guy in 1995. He was studying animation at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). There, he created his thesis movie The Life of Larry. His professor at RISD submitted the movie to Hanna-Barbera. This gave MacFarlane being hired by the company. Executives at Fox saw the movie. They contracted MacFarlane to create a show based on the characters. They called it Family Guy. While working on the show, Larry and his dog Steve, became Peter and Brian. The rest of the show's characters were added later.
Episodes[change | change source]
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production|
|1||1||"Death Has a Shadow"||Peter Shin||Seth MacFarlane||January 31, 1999||1ACX01|
|2||2||"I Never Met the Dead Man"||Michael DiMartino||Chris Sheridan||April 11, 1999||1ACX02|
|3||3||"Chitty Chitty Death Bang"||Dominic Polcino||Danny Smith||April 18, 1999||1ACX04|
|4||4||"Mind Over Murder"||Roy Allen Smith||Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan||April 25, 1999||1ACX03|
|5||5||"A Hero Sits Next Door"||Monte Young||Mike Barker & Matt Weitzman||May 2, 1999||1ACX05|
|6||6||"The Son Also Draws"||Neil Affleck||Ricky Blitt||May 9, 1999||1ACX06|
|7||7||"Brian: Portrait of a Dog"||Michael DiMartino||Gary Janetti||May 16, 1999||1ACX07|
References[change | change source]
- Haque, Ashan (July 1, 2008). "Family Guy Flashback: "Brian: Portrait of a Dog" Review". IGN. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
- Levin, Gary (March 24, 2004). "'Family Guy' un-canceled, thanks to DVD sales success". USA Today. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
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