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“Oh Yeah!”: Family Guy as Magical Realism?

“Oh Yeah!”: Family Guy as Magical Realism? alison crawford the premiere episode of family guy, titled exclaim, “Oh no!”—first Lois, then the family ’s “Death Has a Shadow,” was first broadcast talking dog, Brian, followed by oldest son Chris, on the FOX Network on 31 January 1999, after and then daughter Meg. The scene reaches its Super Bowl XXXIII. It begins with patriarch Peter climax when a giant anthropomorphized jug of Griffin preparing for the bachelor party of a Kool-Aid bursts through the courtroom wall and work colleague and promising his wife, Lois, bellows, “Oh, yeah!” Everyone in the courtroom that he will not overindulge. He does, however, stares, nonplussed, at the large talking jug, to the tune of thirty-seven beers, which his son and then, as if realizing the impropriety of his Chris heralds as a “new family record.” Despite outburst, the Kool-Aid Man backs slowly out of suffering from a hangover, Peter goes to work the room via the hole he just punched through the next morning and falls asleep while moni- the wall. toring the production line at the toy factory. The scene continues, and Peter is exoner- Following a subsequent local news report on ated of his crime with the help of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

“Oh Yeah!”: Family Guy as Magical Realism?

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 61 (2) – May 16, 2009

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Abstract

alison crawford the premiere episode of family guy, titled exclaim, “Oh no!”—first Lois, then the family ’s “Death Has a Shadow,” was first broadcast talking dog, Brian, followed by oldest son Chris, on the FOX Network on 31 January 1999, after and then daughter Meg. The scene reaches its Super Bowl XXXIII. It begins with patriarch Peter climax when a giant anthropomorphized jug of Griffin preparing for the bachelor party of a Kool-Aid bursts through the courtroom wall and work colleague and promising his wife, Lois, bellows, “Oh, yeah!” Everyone in the courtroom that he will not overindulge. He does, however, stares, nonplussed, at the large talking jug, to the tune of thirty-seven beers, which his son and then, as if realizing the impropriety of his Chris heralds as a “new family record.” Despite outburst, the Kool-Aid Man backs slowly out of suffering from a hangover, Peter goes to work the room via the hole he just punched through the next morning and falls asleep while moni- the wall. toring the production line at the toy factory. The scene continues, and Peter is exoner- Following a subsequent local news report on ated of his crime with the help of

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 16, 2009

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