Family Guy Satirical Speech
Family Guy- Extension English Speech
“Damn Long Ears trying to take Easter away from Jesus”. This quote is one of the many classic examples of Family Guys satirical comments on modern day America. With its ability to entertain and educate, this hilarious animated sitcom has continuously been applauded for its excessive use of clever cut-out gags and tongue and cheek sendups of American culture. Epitomising a dysfunctional family, the show revolves around the adventures of the Peter Griffin clan; each a mask representing stereotypes of typical Americans and satires in themselves. First of all there is there is of course Peter, a larger than life caricature of Middle America. He is characterized by complete social ineptitude and an exceptionally low I.Q.; He has no personal identity of his own and is swept away by the whims of whatever comes to mind, be it patriotism, racism, anti-racism, homosexuality or family values. His character alone is a dig on how debase American society has become, the main satire the show revolves around. Then there is Lois, his wife. Lois Griffin is an atypical housewife that goes along with whatever her very inept husband says or does. While she is the character foil in all episodes, we are made to see that as a female she is powerless to overcome his stupid antics. Next there are their three children, Meg, Chris and Stewie. Meg, their teenage daughter is a caricature of teen angst. She is awkward, doesn’t fit in at school, and is constantly ridiculed and ignored by the family; Chris, their teenage son, is overweight, unintelligent and a younger version of his father in many respects; his character representing the stereotype of the unintelligent child; or the child that is always seeking their parents approval. Finally there is the youngest Stewie; a diabolical infant of ambiguous sexual orientation. He is an inversion of a child ; his adult thoughts and mannerisms creating hilarity in the juxtaposition of his mind and body.