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Collage by Critt Johnson and Gerrard Simpkins

By Critt Johnson and Gerrard Simpkins

Seth MacFarlane  is the creator of three popular cartoon shows: Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, which are shown on three different stations: Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, Fox, and TBS. Each show Mr. MacFarlane created, and he produces and even provides the voice for some of the main characters. The Cru Defensor recently polled its readership to see which show was the most popular.

Fan favorite?

“I would say Family Guy. It is original and the first one I watched, and I like the random aspects about it,” said long time fan senior Darius Whitehurst.  

Family Guy, the oldest of the three shows, was created in 1999 and first aired January 31st. The family consists of six main characters, Peter, Meg, Lois, Brain the dog, and Stewie. Mr. MacFarlane voices threes characters: Peter, Stewie and Brian.

The second show, American Dad, first aired February 1, 2005. The main characters in family are: Stan Smith, Francine Smith, Hayley Smith, Steve Smith, Roger, and Klaus Heissler. In this television series, Mr. MacFarlane voices both Stan Smith, and Roger. This show was voted the least in a poll put out by the Cru Defensor.

MacFarlane’s most recent show was favored second in the poll, The Cleveland Show, which was created in 2007.  The main characters in this show are: Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs, Donna Tubbs, Roberta Tubbs, and Cleveland Jr. Mr. MacFarlane also is a voice the show of Tim the Bear.

“I started watching The Cleveland Show in 10th grade because that’s when it came out,” said senior Victoria Rojas.

Not only is Mr. MacFarlene successful from creating the shows, but also from voicing them. At an estimated net worth of $150 million, according to Forbes, Mr. MacFarlene is extremely successful.. Due to so much success, the public should only expect more works from him.


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