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In addition to these somewhat cookie-cutter characters are Brian, the martini-sipping intellectual and incredibly pretentious dog, and Stewie, the laser-toting megalomaniac baby, although they've gotten much more screen time in recent seasons. Chaotic and somewhat out of the ordinary, the show is notorious for its Cutaway Gags , as well as targeting literally every subject under the sun and being willing to go out of its way to offend. Depending on who you ask, it's either sloppy, unstructured and tasteless, or unorthodox and acceptably simple entertainment. The animation style became stiffer, and the show as a whole became far darker and mean-spirited. It's drawn flak for this, but its fanbase is as loyal as any other, and like South Park , it's up to the viewer to decide which version is better. The show made history for American network television for being uncanceled — twice. FOX announced the show's cancellation after its second season in
Animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffins, a family that 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.
She and Carter are both very wealthy, although she reveals that she grew up in more humble beginnings in Weekapaug, Rhode Island in " Absolutely Babulous " and only maintains a facade of class to please Carter. Barbara was a Jewish holocaust survivor, as revealed in " Family Goy ". When she married Carter, she had to conceal her religion, so that Carter could get into country clubs, which they both agree was "the right thing to do. She once had an affair with Jackie Gleason , which traumatized their son, Patrick to the extent that he had to be institutionalized, as revealed in " The Fat Guy Strangler ".