Some people might not want to admit it, but there is very little doubt that Family Guy has had a pretty massive effect on pop culture. The show had such an effect that Fox went out of its way to bring the program back after it had actually given up on the show. There are very few programs that can boast that kind of loyalty from a network. Since the program came back on the air, it has gone out of its way to offend just about everyone while still being a show that people tune into in record numbers. Despite that level of loyalty, there are likely a few things about the show you didn’t know. Check out our list of 10 shocking facts you didn’t know about Family Guy and let us know what you think.

Lois Was Originally Blonde

In the pilot episode of the show that has long been put away, Lois sported blonde hair. This is why Chris has blonde hair and meg is a brunette like Peter. The kids actually take after their parents in the way they are drawn, or least they take after the parents the way they were originally drawn.


William H. Macy Wanted To Be Brian

While Seth MacFarlane voices a number of the characters on the show, including Brian, William H. Macy tried out for the role of the spunky dog when the show was just getting started.

The show’s producers have never said why Macy didn’t get the role, but it’s a safe bet MacFarlane wanted complete control over one of the show’s most popular characters.

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