Watch out, world, Family Guy can finally buy porn and smokes! January 31st, 1999 — eighteen years ago today — Family Guy premiered on Fox right after the 33rd Super Bowl. Since then, we’ve delighted in nearly 300 episodes of irreverent, and often tasteless, jokes.
So, in honor of its anniversary, here are SuperFan’s 18 favorite offensive jokes from 18 years of Family Guy.
Although Family Guy is celebrating its 18th anniversary, the series is only on its 15th season. After controversy, lawsuits, and a tough timeslot up against NBC’s juggernaut Frasier beset its third season, the series was canceled with one episode never aired — the contentious “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” which was sued for copyright infringement for its song parody “I Need a Jew.”
The show was already very popular in syndication and on DVD at this time, and Fox decided to bring Family Guy back in the Spring of 2005. Since then, creator Seth MacFarlane has been an equal opportunity offender and poked fun at nearly every race, religion, and just about anything anyone has ever held dear.
Family Guy returns to Fox on Sunday, February 12th at 9 p.m.
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