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Employing Comedy: Family Guy

Summary: Family Guy's spontaneous and sometimes foolish attitude is effective because it targets a general audience to either laugh at themselves or laugh at another specific audience, a light-hearted yet potentially hurtful strategy MacFarlane employs throughout the series.
Seth MacFarlane, creator and director of the animated series Family Guy, employs the strategy of spontaneity and rash sometimes "uncomfortable humor" to capture the audience. By taking advantage of generalizations with stereotypes, race and sex, MacFarlane continuously prods at the fine line of acceptability of the audience by employing these into his humor. MacFarlane prioritizes the use of spontaneity without visual context; where a character will reference an event in the past and the show will rapidly change to that event, wasting no time to let the audience rest. The remarkable popularity of the show brought it back for a new season in 2005 after being canceled late 2001, proving MacFarlane's strategy for comedy original and refreshing.

As seen in the beginning of the clip, Peter, the father of the family, plays two gender roles: he acts as the aggressive husband by using a condescending tone toward Lois, the mother...

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