Family Guy “Prequels”

special peter1.bmp Two shorts from Seth MacFarlane illustrating the evolution of Family Guy.
After being hired at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., MacFarlane was given a chance at the age of 22 in 1996 to direct an animated feature entitled “Larry and Steve“, a nine minute short which was broadcast as part of Cartoon Network’s World Premiere Toons.       

Before that, MacFarlane created a short film entitled “The Life of Larry” while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. It featured a middle-aged slob named Larry Cummings, his cynical talking dog, Steve, wife Lois, and pudgy teenage son Milt. The film begins with a live-action segment where MacFarlane, as himself, briefly describes the show and its characters. The film includes many of the same gags that would appear in the first few episodes of Family Guy, such as the Star Trek parody in “I Never Met the Dead Man”.

And one more of Seth MacFarlane as he spoke at Harvard’s Class Day for the 2006 graduating class.
The majority of the speach was presented as the characters Peter, Stewey and Quagmire.

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