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Family Guy, Vol. 1 - Seasons 1 & 2
     

Family Guy, Vol. 1 - Seasons 1 & 2

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This edgy animated sitcom proved so popular after cancellation that it was subsequently resurrected and brought back to prime time. Family Guy arrives on DVD with some hilarious extras thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Video. Presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround

Overview

This edgy animated sitcom proved so popular after cancellation that it was subsequently resurrected and brought back to prime time. Family Guy arrives on DVD with some hilarious extras thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Video. Presented as originally aired in 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround in addition to alternate Spanish Dolby Digital Surround and French Dolby Digital Stereo. Optional English and Spanish subtitles are available as well. For those who can't get enough of the irreverent series, there are also audio commentaries on select episodes, featuring creator Seth MacFarlane, executive producer David Zuckerman, and various writers and cast members. A behind-the-scenes featurette provides a look at the making of Family Guy and internet promo spots show off some web-savvy marketing.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Peter Marchand
It may lack the cultural-landmark status of The Simpsons or the gross-out slacker cachet of South Park, but Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy is truly a gem among TV’s animated prime-time series, an often hilarious outing that enjoyed an unjustly short (1999-2001) network run. The series about the Quahog, Rhode Island, Griffins -- beer-swilling dad Peter, put-upon mom Lois, teens Meg and Chris, baby Stewie, and family pooch Brian -- obviously found some inspiration in Matt Groening's Springfield. Yet The Family Guy manages to up the ante on irreverence, sinking its teeth into targets ranging from Big Tobacco to tainted elections. The show's power lies in its eclectic ensemble cast -- with the voice and maniacal demeanor of a 007 villain, enfant terrible Stewie is a wondrous creation, a chatty genius baby bent on world domination yet frustrated by the limits facing any one-year-old. But the breakout character is Brian -- a canine who talks, smokes, and drinks like a member of the Rat Pack. The pooch is the linchpin of such bizarrely brilliant episodes as "Brian Does Hollywood," in which, as a struggling screenwriter, he is sucked into the porn industry with adult guests Ron Jeremy and Jenna Jamison. Like The Simpsons, Family Guy shines brightest when its metaphors are stretched to their limit. Take "E. Peterbus," wherein Peter forms his own country of Petoria and, after he invades his neighbor's pool and incurs the U.N.'s wrath, finds the U.S. Army at his border. In the wrong hands, this could have been an experiment in poor taste. In MacFarlane's deft hands, it's merely delicious.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2003
UPC:
0024543069515
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
10:24:00
Sales rank:
10,877

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentaries on selected episodes with series creator Seth MacFarlane, executive producer David Zuckerman, writers and cast members; Internet promo spots; Behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One - Season One
1. The People in Your Neighborhood/Main Titles
2. The Effects of Alcohol
3. Cloudy With a Chance of Lies
4. Well Off on Welfare
5. Paying for Your Mistakes/End Credits
1. Stewie Calling/Main Titles
2. Driver's Ed
3. As Seen on TV
4. Quality Time
5. All in the Family/End Credits
1. #1 Dad/Main Titles
2. Birth Day
3. Party Favors
4. Cult Without Personality
5. The Man in White/End Credits
1. The Freshmaker/Main Titles
2. For Better or Worse
3. House Arrest
4. A Family Affair
5. Past, Present, Perfect/End Credits
1. Fuzzy Wuzzy Spell/Main Titles
2. Toy Boys vs. Pranksters
3. The All American
4. In Search of Danger
5. Heroes/End Credits
1. Stewie's Worst Nightmare/Main Titles
2. Scout Out
3. Roadtrip
4. Native Son
5. The More You Know/End Credits
1. Eight Is Enough/Main Titles
2. Hot Dog
3. Canine Controversy
4. Down and Out in Quahog
5. Pet Laws/End Credits
Side #2 -- Disc Two - Season Two
1. The Color of Money/Main Titles
2. "This House Is Freakin' Sweet"
3. My Fair Peter
4. Blueblood Blues
5. Easy Money/End Credits
1. He's a Jolly Good Fellow/Main Titles
2. Holy Father
3. Work Mule of God
4. Pope-apalooza
5. "To the Popemobile"/End Credits
1. The Sky Is Falling/Main Titles
2. Three, Two, One...
3. Signs of Intelligent Life
4. Twinkle Town
5. New Quahog/End Credits
1. Wee Wee Wee/Main Titles
2. It's My Potty
3. The Seven Year Itch
4. Interspecies Love
5. Lusting for Lois/End Credits
1. Harvest Festival/Main Titles
2. Who's the Boss
3. Trophy Envy
4. Security Breach
5. Daring Rescue/End Credits
1. Lumpy/Main Titles
2. Ding Dong Death
3. Death Defying
4. If the Cloak Fits
5. See You Next Time/End Credits
1. Artistic Direction/Main Titles
2. The King and I
3. Star Power
4. Creative Showdown
5. A Peter Griffin Production/End Credits
Side #3 -- Disc Three - Season Two
1. An Offer You Can't Refuse/Main Titles
2. The Joker
3. Sensitivity Training
4. That Feminine Feeling
5. Showdown/End Credits
1. Gumbel 2 Gumbel/Main Titles
2. Grant a Dream
3. Song for Dying Boy
4. Exploitation
5. Fallen Idol/End Credits
1. School Trouble/Main Titles
2. Unopposed or Not
3. Just Bring It
4. Master Debater
5. I Am Not a Crook/End Credits
1. Bob's Funland/Main Titles
2. You're Nobody 'Til...
3. The Making of Christobel
4. Bye Bye Birdie
5. Art Imitates Life/End Credits
1. Quahog Clam Day/Main Titles
2. Girl Talk
3. Talk to the Hand
4. The Real Live Griffins
5. Meg Season Replacement/End Credits
1. Traveling Companions/Main Titles
2. A Night of Living Dangerously
3. The Long Way Home
4. Soft Core Relationship Counseling
5. A Little Song and Dance/End Credits
1. Don't Do Toad/Main Titles
2. Operation Lando
3. "Give It Up"
4. Double Crossing Daddy
5. Set the Night to Music/End Credits
Side #4 -- Disc Four - Season Two
1. Social Disorder
2. Duck Duck Goose
3. Unfriendly Skies
4. Young at Heart
5. Counterfeit Love/End Credits
1. New Used Car/Main Titles
2. Repaying Favor
3. Big Fat Paulie
4. Hit Me
5. Marriage Is a Team/End Credits
1. Flea Bitten/Main Titles
2. Pest Control
3. School for Slimming
4. Hot to Trot
5. Beautiful People/End Credits
1. Major Purchases/Main Titles
2. Zone This
3. "Can't Touch Me"
4. Crisis in Quahog
5. Peace Treaty/End Credits
1. School Days/Main Titles
2. Membership Has Its Privileges
3. Journalistic Integrity
4. Photo Op
5. "Straightening Things Out"/End Credits
1. Something's Brewing/Main Titles
2. The Final Scroll
3. Brewery Tour
4. A Bit of the Bubbly
5. Best in Show/End Credits
1. Spring Cleaning/Main Titles
2. Pitch a Tent
3. Parenting 101
4. Drug Induced Dreamland
5. Man-Boy/End Credits

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Family Guy, Vol. 1 - Seasons 1 & 2 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ghosthunter304 More than 1 year ago
Iv'e been watching Family Guy for a while now and i have to say i dont like it... I love it. I especially like the many musical numbers. Especially The FCC Song in the episode PTV If I could I would give this show 100 stars out of 5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of all types of shows, my favorite is comedy. I live for funny, as do many people. I have been a loyal Simpsons watcher my whole short 14-year-old life, even the re-runs I religiously watch each night. I love the subliminal humor and how they poke at other programs and celebraties, but Family Guy is much funnier. Although the Simpsons is the greatest show ever, Family Guy is the funniest(with the possible exception of South Park). It's wonderful humor and blunt interpretations of everyday life will have you in stitches. Family Guy will have you laughing for more than half of the episode, guaranteed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Simpsons may have longevity, but no prime time cartoon can possibly beat the intelligent and witty, yet way overboard humor of Family Guy. I am still shocked that this show went off the air so quickly. I guess I really AM more intelligent than 90% of the country. It's content must go over everyone's heads.... sell seasons 3 & 4, and please come back for season 5!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doesn't anyone remember when the Simpsons used to offend everyone in the same way that Family Guy alledgedly did. I can never tire of watching the Griffins, whereas I hardly watch the Simpsons anymore except episodes from their first 3 seasons (They stopped being edgy after that, in my opinion)I wouldn't mind being a character in the show if it was ever brought back. Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Super funny, love it! Great Comedy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Family Guy RULES its much funnier than the Simpsons im glad its coming to dvd. What next Fox Titus?(HINT, HINT)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought the Family Guy DVD's and boy did i laugh. It's the funniest show i have ever seen better then the simpsons and That's 70' Show. THEY BETTER BRING IT BACK ON THE AIR AND MAKE MORE EPISODES
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, I have to clear up some (well, one big) misconception that is currently plaguing the reviews posted here so far. FAMILY GUY IS NOT A BETTER SHOW THAN THE SIMPSONS. Simply put, there is no single show on television today or in the recent past that has been as purely hysterical (not to mention consistently hysterical for such a long time without becoming stale) as The Simsons has during its tenure on the air. Comparing anything to The Simpsons is simply not fair (unless you reach back in your history books and pull some of the old greats). I just could not sit here and read these reviews filled with poor grammar and obvious ignorance to true comedy that constantly bash the greatest show on TV and not say anything. That said, Family Guy is certainly a brilliant show. Not for the faint of heart or sticklers to political correctness. I watched this show maniacally during its run (its unfortunately short run) and laughed for at least 15 of the 22 minutes of show every single episode. The jokes are hilarious and uncommmonly high brow (though there is plenty of low brow hilarity, don't worry) and the casting (Adam West playing himself!) is truly truly inspired. Nobody should pass up the chance to own this DVD, nobody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the minute I first saw Family Guy, I was like WOW THIS IS FUNNY! Unlike the simpsons family guy started hilarous and none of the episodes I saw didn't make me laugh at least 3 times.Im a Family Guy fan it was awesome untill they put it off the air, then i just went back to watching more simpsons. I want you people who read this to know Family Guy was the funniest show on tv ever. If I could I would put it back on the air.
Dunn1inc More than 1 year ago
When this series first came out I didn't like it at all. I found it crass & just pointless. After watching the whole first season I realised that it was the sick kind of humor that I like. Cutting edge & new presented in cartoon form. Brilliant! You really have to wonder what the station was thining when it opted to cancel the show not once but twice! Now Mcfarlane is top of the class. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a great horse laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Family Guy is the funniest. The Simpson's are great but the Griffin's get to do are the gross humor that the Simpson's only dream of. This is a must buy for any lover of The Simpsons, South Park, or The Oblongs!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If You've never seen Family Guy you NEED to see it NOW! It is so funny. And the characters are Unbelivebly FUNNY! And above all STEWIE is adorable. He's a talking baby with the illest lines. And Brian is also a fav of mine. An alchoholic-desperate dog who can also talk.If I were to put all 5 legendary cartoon comedy's in order I would put this list out to the world 1.Family Guy 2.The Simpsons 3.Beavis and Butthead 4.Futurama 5.South Park. FAMILY GUY is... and will always be THE BEST!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Family guy was unreasonably taken off the air. This show was gold, mind you, there are very VERY funny parts but the are ussually are at someones expense. Thos who watch it will agree. There were alternatioves to taking it off and replacing it with stupid reality TV shows like temptation island and married by america. This show owns. Plain and simple. Oh, and to those who argue that the simpsons is better, Think about all the advantages it had! I garuntee that had the simpsons spawned around the same time peter and the family did then they wouldn't have lasted, In fact the only reason they still hold on today is because they have tons of seasons under their belt. Buy this DvD, You'll agree with me when your done watching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show, is plain and simply, histarical. If you buy this, I garentee you will laugh your bum off. Even the SIMPSONS, has no comparison. But anyways, this disc has seasons one and two on a few DVDs, with the cut scenes (which were to inapropriate for TV)... those are purely hillarious. I highly reccomend this for you Family guy fans (like me).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Family Guy is the show that keeps me going everyday. Without this television show, I probably would've killed myself by now. If you don't watch this show, then you might as well just become a Jehovahs Witness, because you have nothing else to live for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is pretty funny with some interesting but weird episodes. Though Peter is the funniest character ever created similar to Homer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People treated this show like the bast@rd son of Matt Groening, accusing the creators of following the working class nuclear family formula of the Simpsons. Aside from the fact that this formula goes back to the days of The Honeymooners, Seth McFarlane and his team created an entirely different world, and argueably catalyzed into popular humor a new wave of fast, witty, sometimes esoteric- but always hilarious comedy. They took chances, laughed at racism, homophobia, terrorism, religion, and even when you didn't get the joke you laughed. Their following of what appeared at first to be just a Freaks and Geeks band of TV junkies, spread the good news of Peter Griffin and his antics and the world is a better and funnier place for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
family guy is great. its funny and smart, as the ultimate simpsons fan i say it is like it but still the simpsons still the greatest show ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love every episode of this show. Each episode is a work of art which deserves more attention and critical acclaim than a thousand Buffy's or Families of Five. Sure the Simpsons were better. Were...back in the day. But if the names Hank Scorpio, or Frank Grimes (a.k.a. Grimey) mean anything to you, or if you can't go a day without saying, ''In your face Space Coyote!!'', then go and buy all of the Family Guy your wallet and the producers will allow. Good Day.
BillyJacksonLee More than 1 year ago
Heres to the good old days! This review is written one day before a new era in politics, an era long hoped for by Reidsville Adventures overlord Al Ralphingmree. But reading the old RVA commentary regarding issues affecting the early '80s additionally makes one nostalgic for the days before there were Wallmarts and McMansions. Everything is done just right, with Axen as the left-wing voice of reason, Jebbinghouse perfectly bigoted as ever, Jade the typical mall rat, and Ackson the black quarterback who enjoys popularity but refuses to act snobby. The political commentary is just perfect; after the outcome of the 1984 election strips were run mocking both Reagan and Mondale. And the Focus on the Family parody is a classic. Easily recommended for anybody who likes politics, or just relationship comics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think pretty much everyone had heard of Family Guy, even if you haven't seen it. It's a great show that is gauranteed to crack you up. Sure, it pokes fun at Catholics, Jews, and Southerners (just to name a few), but this is a fun show- it's nothing personal. I'm Catholic and from the South, and I don't think there's anything truly offensive in this show. It's so funny, irreverant, and quirky! I love it! BUY IT TODAY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD captures the hilarity of the most inventive series to come to TV in years. Barring the Simpsons, Family Guy has brought to light some of our best & worst instincts better than any other show on network and/or cable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The truth: The Family Guy was, and now in DVD form is, the funniest cartoon ever produced. It is a shame that it just lasted for a few seasons, but now that I see the decadence of long-running series like The Simpsons, I'm glad that at least The Family Guy made three solid and classic seasons. All the episodes are good. They are brash, daring, irreverent, creative, intelligent, funny, they have everything you want, or need, to just laugh and have an entertaining half hour. I highly recommend The Family Guy, or else I wouldn't have spent these few minutes writing so.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is safe to say that Family Guy will offend just about everybody on the planet! Having said that...This is some of the funniest in your face humor ever! Kind of The Simpsons crossbred with South Park. Sans the language. What does Family Guy lack? In-depth story telling, Character development, etc etc.(he said,tongue in cheek) Family Guy makes up for these oversights with its biting humor. This humor is so over the top that if you are offended easily avoid the Griffins. But, on the other hand if you can ''take a joke'' (one that may be at your expense!) they will have you rolling on the floor. 3 seasons was not enough for The Family Guy show. They should continue on with it in DVD form. Its that good! In conclusion. This is funny stuff and, it will offend you! But hey, if you've seen an episode or two then you know what getting into. In my book this is a must have DVD ;-) Now if we could only get Ren & Stimpy on DVD.