Family Guy: Season 1 (1999)



Critic Consensus: At first blush Family Guy bears a venomous wit that rivals other adult animated fare, but its inaugural season is marred by an infantile sensibility and shoddy animation.


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Air date: Jan 31, 1999
Air date: Apr 11, 1999
Air date: Apr 18, 1999
Air date: Apr 25, 1999
Air date: May 2, 1999
Air date: May 9, 1999
Air date: May 16, 1999

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Series 1 introduces the animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffin family, who put some fun in dysfunctional. While dad Peter is a tad dim and lazy, mom Lois is none of the above. Then there are hapless teens Meg and Chris; sassy baby Stewie, who's wise (and a wise guy) beyond his years; and family dog Brian, who might be the smartest of the lot. Series creator Seth MacFarlane voices many of the regular characters.

Critic Reviews for Family Guy Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

The bottom line is that The Family Guy is worse than dumb; it's not funny.

Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Nothing warms the heart of a TV critic more than a TV show that bites the hand that feeds it.

Apr 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Family Guy" is irreverent, but decidedly unfunny.

Jan 19, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Family Guy is very funny; the quirky scenarios can induce giggles or even guffaws in grown-ups.

Apr 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Family Guy, like South Park, is nasty without being particularly amusing, cynical without being perceptive, and ugly as sin.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Family Guy is occasionally quite funny ---- but only occasionally. And it's often rather crude -- quite often.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Family Guy" pushes the creative envelope in loopy directions once thought unimaginable.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The writers try to see how far they can go in self-congratulatory irreverence.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

You'd have to bet against Family Guy reaching that level of insight based on an uneven premiere whose humor ranges from inspired to cheap and sophomoric.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Although I'm partial to the human face of live action, I admit animation lends itself particularly well to the free-association comedy of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Family Guy: Season 1



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