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The Portrayal of Family Guy

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The show I'm going to portray is Family Guy and how they are portrayed in life and other T.V shows according to how they look personalities, race, sexual orientation, and etcetera.

I will start with Peter Griffin the main character of family. Peter appears to be unintelligent and is consistently shown as crude and is generally uninterested in things that are high class. Peter also has a habit of proving his masculinity, not wanting Lois to fall for another man. He is incredibly jealous of other attractions Lois has in her life, an attitude that tends to get out of hand in most cases, he goes so far as to punch his reflection in the mirror after Lois comments on it being handsome. Among the members of his family, he tends to treat Meg with the least respect; in one episode, for example, he thinks about the various pranks he played on her, including tripping her, flicking her nose with his finger, and even shooting her at one point. He is known to embarrass her at times and with things that mean the most to Meg; the entire family once huddled together to read her diary and continue after Meg catches them.

People that are usually portrayed as funny or the joker are the fat or obese characters. Peter always plays jokes on Lois and does unintelligent things. It is similar to South Park because Cartman always does inappropriate things and pisses everybody off. This has given us the view in life that fat people are a joke such as when they fall it is funny because it just looks more humorous when a fat person falls rather than a skinny person. The next is how he portrays his masculinity combined with him being obese this portrays our view of an unintelligent football player that is talented in football, but fails at school. Peter is a perfect example of this because he used to play football in his high school days and he has also scored on a test that placed him as smart as the mentally challenged. It also shows how Peter tries to prove is masculinity to Lois and gets jealous when she sees other attractions. This portrays the guy in life that likes to prove himself, but in the end he just embarrasses himself because you just got to be yourself for example like in Johnny Bravo he always says cheesy pick up lines and flexes in front of girls, but the girls find it disgusting and are uninterested in him. Peter also likes to embarrass Meg and always disrespects her. This shows how women are disrespected in real life and how they are properties to the men. It is kind of portrayed in Courage the Cowardly Dog because I always see Muriel with an apron outfit and Eustace always nags at her to make him food and clean the house like she is his slave.

Glenn Quagmire is portrayed as the sex addicted, perverted neighbor of the Griffins. Quagmire is often seen saying "all right" or "giggity" while rocking his head back and forward in an amusing way. If Quagmire could be summed up in just one word, it would be "pervert". It is said that Quagmire has had sex with at least 600 women. He also does not seem to care exactly what he has sex with as long as it's a girl and he's happy as in one episode in which a giraffe starts to lick him before he realized what was happening and he then chased it away because it wasn't the same giraffe from the previous night. It is also shown that Quagmire also engages in necrophilia; this is shown in such situations as when Death killed Joan in the episode "I Take Thee Quagmire", he asked if he could leave the body with him for 5 minutes, and he is shown jumping out of a coffin half-naked.

Quagmire both portrays the popular guy that always



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