Happy 34th Birthday, Seth MacFarlane!
Today we celebrate the birthday of a man who has given us so much cause for hilarity, Seth MacFarlane, the man-child responsible for the shocking and hilarious television series, Family Guy. In addition to being the show’s chief creator and writer, his malleable timbre is behind many of the show’s characters, including Peter Griffin, Brian, Baby Stewie, Tom Tucker the Anchorman, Glenn Quagmire and a host of supporting characters. Although Family Guy was cancelled in 2000 and then again in 2002, it is the first show to be resurrected based on DVD sales. And let’s not forget to acknowledge the thousands of us who watched reruns on "Adult Swim." All those nights of bong hits and brownie binges were well worth the effort.
Thank you, teenagers and stoners nationwide, for your commitment to topical and nerd-material-citation humor. No one can deliver a Star Trek reference like MacFarlane can. Or for that matter, a Commencement Day speech at Harvard: