We all love Family Guy but it wasn’t quite always the show you’ve come to know. Here you can see Seth MacFarlane’s original idea of a man with his talking sidekick of a dog evolve into what the show is now.
It all started with McFarlane’s original creation “The Life of Larry.” This was presented to networks in 1995. It stars Larry (an older, skinner man than Peter), his talking dog, unattractive wife Lois, and their son.
If 1996 Seth created this pilot, “Larry & Steve.” It’s a bit more polished then the previous one but there is a lack of “family”, no Lois, no Chris…just a little story about a man finding a talking dog and their adventure.
Here we see “Family Guy” really take shape with all the main characters, even Cleveland and Quagmire make an appearance (too bad Charlie didn’t catch on).
This the first episode of what we now has as “Family Guy”, it is called “Death Has A Shadow” and aired January 31st, 1999. Since that time MacFarlane and his crew have been pumping out the shows and are currently at 147 episodes.
Here is Seth talking about the creation of “Family Guy” at the University of Texas.