A hilarious animated sitcom about a truly dysfunctional family from Quahog, RI. First aired in 1999 and one of the shining examples of fan activism helping to reverse a show's cancellation TWICE Family Guy has become an icon of American pop culture. Packed with jokes at the expense of almost every demographic imaginable and known for its signature "cutaway gags" where small comic skits interrupt the main action this show has certainly always been a standout in a sea of similar shows of the like.