As Jerry Seinfeld put it, “I’m not offended as a Jew, I’m offended as a comedian.”
I realize by now it sounds like I have a rabid hatred for Family Guy, but I really don’t. Heck, I’ve got a friend who records the episodes where H. Jon Benjamin appears. I watch those episodes, because his character makes me laugh.
I think that’s a pretty good point, EJ. Family Guy does sort of take on the role of bully. But in it’s defense, so many different people get skewered, I believe the core audience gets it’s share. And really, the Griffins and friends are examples of what a great family IS NOT. And (and maybe I’m giving Seth MacFarlane too much credit here) isn’t that supposed to be the ironic thing about calling it Family Guy?