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31 Awesome Facts You May Not Know About "Family Guy"

Did you know that the bird is the word?

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1. Chris' voice is based on Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.


Seth Green has mentioned this a few times on Conan and in the commentary for Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Chris even recreates the infamous scene from the film.

2. Peter and Brian stemmed from MacFarlane's 1997 Cartoon Network short Larry & Steve.

After working on Johnny Bravo, MacFarlane created the two characters that would inspire his entire franchise. You can see the whole short here.

7. Death was originally going to be a theme in every episode.


MacFarlane explained during a press tour that each episode would have a very ominous title borrowed from an old ’40s radio suspense drama that had nothing to do with the show.

8. Seth MacFarlane had a ticket for a 9/11 plane.

CNN / Via

Seth told Piers Morgan, "I turned to the guy next to me and said, 'My God, that was the flight I was supposed to be on.'" He was flying back from giving a speech at his alma mater, and had a ticket for American Airlines Flight 11.

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