A few evenings ago, I found myself in the middle of a discussion about Family Guy. Not just how great the sitcom was, but also about the characters and what made them what they were. The history, Bruce’s way of saying “I Know” and Stewie’s gender confusion and hate of Lois and more.
But mostly, we were talking about Stewie and it struck me that Family Guy will probably be studied by students and anthropologists and cultural experts decades from now to figure out how our generation was.
It is a brilliant satirical take on today’s civilization. Yes, I’m one of those people who enjoy Family Guy and the jokes, including the ones that are not politically correct. Perhaps those in particular.
Our society as such has gone so overboard on narcissism. We broadcast our thoughts every single minute of the day and obsess over details that do not require a thought.
Stewie is the perfect anecdote to such a society… sarcasm at its best – Family Guy.
(And that is what people who hate it perhaps do not get – sarcasm)