Does “Family Guy” have morals?
“Family Guy” is a very good show. It uses adjunct non-sequitur humor that can be picked up by any viewer. It is this type of schizophrenic style that has flooded the primetime airways. This show appears to have little to no moral fiber, but if you take a closer look you will find its message implies morality with shockingly witty yet distinct humor. “Family Guy” uses criticism to drive its unique family values. Each adult member of the family represents their own method or style of teaching which keeps the audience laughing and learning. “Family Guy” is very successful at creating role models, as well as anti-role models which reinforce realistic family values through criticism to impact the T.V. world with virtue and laughter.
In order to understand “Family Guy” you must have an understanding of cartoons, movies, and other popular culture in order to comprehend the humor. “Family Guy” is known to reference anything from famous criminals to the pope. The show begins somewhere in Quahog and at any one point may jump to a reference or joke that any character may bring up. It has no limit and therefore the possibilities are endless. It is this type of humor that allows each character to have a variety of facets which can be displayed to set up and solve each episode.
Peter griffin is the head of the Griffin household who on a weekly basis leads the family into and out of countless risky situations. His character is very flawed, it is determined in season three that he is actually retarded. He acts impulsively and irrationally and he rarely uses any kind of logic. After looking upon ground zero Peter states: “wow, so this is where the first guy got AIDS”. Peter is subject to believe anything he is told or reads. In season five episode six “Prick up your ear”, Peter reads a pamphlet, given to him by Meg, and takes a vow of celibacy because it tells him that his penis will fall off if he has sex . This is his weakness; Lois, being...