VIDEO: Was Family Guy Meant to be a kids’ Show?

Family Guy is still one of the hardest hitting comedies on TV with off color humor that would never be considered children’s entertainment, but this retrospective video from Channel Awesome looks at creator Seth MacFarlane’s first shots at animated shows and how they influenced his big hit series. If you are a fan of 90’s Cartoon Network, you will see how the risque comedy of Family Guy is rooted in a short pilot that was featured on ‘What A Cartoon’, a show that featured shorts that would grow into their own individual series. ‘Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Johnny Bravo’ all got their start on ‘What a Cartoon’ but MacFarlane’s ‘Larry & Steve’ never got called up for it’s own show.