In my apartment, there has been an unspoken ritual that neither of us takes pride in. My two roommates and I, who are all apparently empathetic and culturally involved, would find ourselves slouched on the couch at around 11:30 PM.

LED screens are illuminating your ashamed faces as you are too exhausted to get up from your chair but not yet asleep enough to close your eyes. Look! Brian and Stewie are performing a song! I’m not ready to turn in yet.

There is hope, though. A link that was broken. This week, BBC Three stopped airing on television and switched to an online-only service. Family Guy was not included in this transition. ITV2 will air it again in the UK on February 29.

Three things, in my opinion, make it worth watching:

  • Pace
  • Identification
  • Vibrant hues


First, is the tempo. The appeal of Family Guy can be partially understood when compared to the typical British sitcom of 2016. In the mess left behind by Peep Show (sorry).

Family Guy: The universes of MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane’s gradual growth of the Fox Sunday night schedule continues. It reminds me of a well-executed game of Risk. He first established his control over the 9 p.m.

Slot with family guy pictures which is equivalent to, say, conquering Asia. Although there have been some ups and downs, such as being canceled or losing Ural, once it is secure, you gain access to the additional seven pieces per round. After then, you’re forced to make a change.

The image of Buckle writhing in agony as Steve walked away yelling voice-over was my favorite. He kept twitching in the background, and I chuckled every time.

Most obscure reference

Stewie notices an obese cat with dollar signs for eyes and a hat that reads “social security” emptying a “alternative minimum tax” bucket over a dejected Statue of Liberty carrying a democracy umbrella in the Washington Post cartoon universe. That looks to be pretty accurate, but I have no idea what that implies.

The evening’s most potentially insulting joke

In one of the “Family Guy” multiverses, Mayor McCheese is killed rather than JKF. The shooting through his sesame seed bun head wasn’t as shocking as Jackie O eating his tasty remains while perched on the trunk.

Even Brian raises the possibility that it might have been offensive, but Stewie dismisses it because he’s only a cheeseburger. Still, it wins the night’s prize.

Family Guy Physics

In most circumstances, Family Guy isn’t exactly appropriate for school, but it is for physics. In one episode, Peter, the tubby man, receives advice on his weight problem from Brian, the dog. Brian continues to prove his claim that Peter has his own gravitational pull by putting an apple next to his tummy. The fruit then moves into an orbit that is focused on Peter’s midsection.

Here are the specifics of the case, assuming that a 44-year-old man named Peter may reasonably weigh 100 kg (220 pounds), that an apple weighs.15 kg on average, and that the orbit’s radius is around 1 meter from Peter’s center.

Blue Harvest

Myths are fantastic because they simply repeat themselves. From the first cavemen passing the time by a late-night fire to the matinée showing of the most recent high-budget movie, all the great and epic stories have been repeated time and time again.

Family Guy is fantastic. It can be annoying at times since the writers occasionally use a heavy hand that doesn’t quite suit the satirical tone of the program. The way the show takes all these moments from pop culture and feeds them back into one another, though, is what gives it its true brilliance.

By Alberta