It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 17 years since Seth Macfarlane spent 6 months at home manually animating the Family Guy pilot all by himself. He had a $50,000 budget for a project that usually costs at least a million. However, the decision-makers at FOX found the episode hilarious, commissioning a 13-episode season based on what they saw.
Since 1999, Family Guy has managed to simultaneously offend and entertain the US public. What started out as an almost-cancelled project brought back to the screen by its cult following, has grown into a globally popular American mainstay.
Check out the video to find out what you really need to know (but probably didn’t) about Family Guy.