Family Guy is not afraid to make jokes about any subject, but it is still hard to believe they got away with these 20 jokes. The edgy animated comedy has been a staple of Fox's programing for the last 20 years and has found a major following over this time. Seth MacFarlane's series introduced viewers to the Griffin family, and the decades of content has seen Family Guy tell some unbelievable stories centered around Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie, and Brian, as well as their unique friends like Quagmire.
Even though Family Guy is not intended for all audiences with its TV-14 rating, its particular style and sense of humor has made it stand out amidst increasing competition. The series is not afraid to push the limits of what audiences will find funny, but has gone too far in the past with several deleted scenes. While those moments did not make it to air, there have been many instances where Family Guy had scenes or jokes that still did air despite their dark content.
The latest Screen Rant video takes a look at 20 times that Family Guy went dark, but still got away with it. All of these moments are intended to be done in humorous ways, and that meant the series tackled subjects that most shows would never even think about covering. Some viewers may have found these moments to be funny, but we're more shocked that they included them to begin with. Check out every example in the video at the top of this post.
Most of these instances involve Family Guy tackling political topics that are hotly debated to this day or just ones that could be viewed as insensitive. The series has made jokes out of JFK's assassination, abortion, and school shootings, which are not topics that most would attempt to make light of. They didn't even wait very long to put Bill Cosby in their crosshairs to make jokes about the sexual assault cases against him, and have repeatedly made fun of Michael J. Fox for having Parkinson's disease.
While there are certainly going to be some who find these types of jokes distasteful, they are exactly the type of jokes that Family Guy has been making from the beginning. The show has never shied away from a topic they think could be used to get a big laugh, and it is this dark sense of humor that many have come to know and love from Family Guy, making it the hit that it is.