The first season of the animated comedy series Family Guy aired on Fox from January 31, 1999, to May 16, 1999, and consisted of seven episodes. The series also aired on Fox Family on January 5, 2000, to February 16, 2000. The series follows the dysfunctional Griffin family—father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and their anthropomorphic dog Brian, all of whom reside in their hometown of Quahog. The show features the voices of series creator Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Lacey Chabert in the roles of the Griffin family. The executive producers for the first season were David Zuckerman and MacFarlane. The series premiere, "Death Has a Shadow", was broadcast directly after Super Bowl XXXIII and was watched by 22.01 million viewers. The series received praise from most critics, particularly "I Never Met the Dead Man" and "Brian: Portrait of a Dog". however some critics disliked the themes of the episodes. The Volume One DVD box set, including all seven episodes and the second season, was released in Region 1 on April 15, 2003, Region 2 on November 12, 2001, and Region 4 on October 20, 2003. The series has since been released in syndication.
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|Name||Family Guy Season 1|
|Air Date||January 31st, 1999|
|Networks||FOX, Adult Swim|
|Production Companies||Fox Television Animation, 20th Century Fox Television, Fuzzy Door Productions|
|Number of Episodes||7 Episodes|
|Plot Keywords||high school, sex, alcohol, adult humor, satire, parody, middle class, dysfunctional family, alcoholism, anthropomorphism, social satire, dating, boy genius, adult animation, evil baby, talking baby|
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 1 : Death Has a ShadowJanuary 31st, 1999
After Peter heavily drinks at a bachelor party, even though he told Lois he would not, he gets fired from his job at the Happy-go-Lucky toy factory fo...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 2 : I Never Met the Dead ManApril 11th, 1999
While teaching Meg to drive, Peter crashes into the town satellite dish, which knocks out the city's cable. He promises Meg that if she takes the blam...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 3 : Chitty Chitty Death BangApril 18th, 1999
Peter Allows Meg to go to a party with her new friend. This angers Lois because its the same day as Stewie's birthday. What Meg doesn't know is that s...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 4 : Mind Over MurderApril 25th, 1999
At Chris' soccer game, Peter gets into a fight with a woman, that he thought was a man, and punches her in the face. After being placed under house a...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 5 : A Hero Sits Next DoorMay 1st, 1999
When the Griffin Family gets new neighbors that move in next door, Lois quickly becomes friends with Bonnie, Meg soon becomes attracted to their son, ...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 6 : The Son Also DrawsMay 2nd, 1999
Chris loses interest in being a youth scout, as he would rather pursue drawing and art instead. The Scout Master then kicks Chris out of the scouts. P...
Family Guy Season 1 Episode 7 : Brian: Portrait of a DogMay 15th, 1999
When a heat wave hits Quahog, Peter gets Brian to enter a dog show to win $500 so that the family can get a new air conditioner. When they argue over ...