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Sex & Nudity

  • Both censored and uncensored versions have jokes about pedophilia, necrophilia, masturbation, incest, sexual fetishes, BDSM, rape, erotophonophilia, and more. Some of this is shown onscreen in both versions, and the uncut version also includes a little more nudity.
  • Sometimes Glenn Quagmire can be a little weird or when he says giggty
  • References to disgusting and disturbing subjects like Rape, Pedophilia, Sexual Deviancy (not glamorized)....Etc.
  • There are rare instances of blurred nudity.
  • In the DVDs, the sexual references are much more detailed and the nudity is uncensored. Mostly of male genitalia.

Violence & Gore

  • Violence includes decapitations, torture, mass murder, excessive gore, explosions, hate crimes, and dismemberment. This is all played for laughs, but it gets pretty extreme after the third season.
  • There are numerous scenes of animal cruelty, including some with graphic violence.
  • In some cases, there are scenes of child or spousal abuse/domestic violence including scenes where men punch kids or a woman.
  • References to genital mutilation
  • Peter survives many injuries that would kill a normal person throughout the show.
  • Strong Violence.


  • Who're Slut and Hoe sometimes used
  • Frequent use of "hell," "damn," and "ass" as well as occasional use of slightly stronger language like "bitch," " dick," and "prick"
  • Words like "Fuck," "Shit," Goddamn," and "Asshole" are censored on TV, but not on the DVD version.
  • Before season 3, swearing was limited to "bitch". but it took off after the episode "The Thin White Line" which had Stewie saying "I don't have to fucking impress you!"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters regularly smoke tobacco and drink to excess, and occasionally smoke marijuana. Characters use crystal meth, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, 5-meo-DMT, heroin, and other stronger drugs rarely, usually in comedic gags that last a few seconds.
  • Occasional use of drugs for comical reasons, but nothing explicit is shown.
  • Peter is an alcoholic, used for laughs like Homer Simpson's alcoholism in "The Simpsons."

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Rated TV-14 for sexuality/nudity, crude humor, language including racial and religious epithets, drug use and comic violence.
  • Some discussed mature themes can be upsetting.
  • Occasional mild comic threat (mostly from one of the main characters Stewie Griffin, who is a baby, which is used for comedic effect).


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • In one episode called 'Peter Problems', Peter Griffin tries to save a beached whale using a forklift, but he ends up brutally killing it. We first see the whale being impaled by the forklift, with lots of blood coming out graphically and leaving a trail. Peter then attempts to return the whale back to the ocean, but he ends up shaking the whale so much that he brutally disembowels the whale, with very large amounts of blood, gore and viscera shown and part of the ocean being tinted in red because of the blood. This is extremely graphic, insanely disgusting and very disturbing.
  • In another episode they recreate a scene from Kill Bill. Peter chops of peoples head and blood spurts out. He also chops one women in half and the seperate halfs are show on the floor with organ details. Very disturbing.
  • In one episode, there is a skit that shows Peter getting whipped, (with wounds) and then standing up, saying "Hey, stop it... stop it." This is making fun of a story out of the Bible.


  • In one of the episodes of season 10, Peter curses a lot while falling down some new stairs Lois built for Stewie. (Censored on TV, can be uncensored on DVD or Netflix versions). While Family Guy was on Netflix, all swear or nudity was uncensored from season 10 and onwards.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In the episode "Life of Brian" Brian dies. His passing will upset some viewers.

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