Family Guy Stereotypes

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Belonging With Groups
Being part of a group can be a good or a bad thing. The feeling that you belong in something can be fulfilling. In this assignment we will explore different types of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. I have chosen three TV shows: Family Guy, Simpsons, and The Cleveland Show. I have chosen animation TV shows because I have three small children and they love to watch these shows.
Family Guy first aired in 2002 it is an adult animated sitcom. Created by Seth MacFarlane. The show is a family consisting of the parents Peter and Lois and their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. This is a white American family and race is a big part of this show. Race is a social construction,
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The main characters are a working class family. The series has many aspects of American culture, society, politics and history. This show started in the late eighties. Hommer is a loving, lazy, man with three mischievous children that go on crazy adventures with his family and works at a power plant. Marge is a motherly, hard working woman that is the wife of Homer and the mother of Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Bart is a mischievous boy that loves pulling pranks on his close friends and loved ones. Lisa is the smartest and sweetest child of her other two siblings. Maggie is the youngest sibling and a very adorable, sweet baby. The minority group for this show is twelve and up. Their son Bart likes to pull a lot of pranks on people and makes young children want to be like him. A lot of young children were doing things like Bart did on the TV show, so it started a stereotype. People became very prejudice and did not want their children to watch this show because of it. In this episode Bart decides to make a collect call and He calls Australia, where a little boy answers the phone. Bart asks him to go and check the toilets of the neighbors. The call takes six hours to complete. Later, the boy's father is billed a nine hundred dollar bill. The father calls Bart and demands that he pay, but Bart only taunts him. After Bart makes his apology, the Parliament reveals that they want to give him the additional punishment …show more content…
It is a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centers on dysfunctional family consisting of Cleveland Brown, Donna Tubbs, and their children Cleveland Brown Jr, Roberta Tubbs and Rallo Tubbs. This show is about an African family and how to be a step parent. I think this show is marketing African families. The minority group for this show is fourteen and up. Some people would not watch this show because they are prejudice. Prejudice a negative attitude towards an entire group of people because of their skin color (Schaefer 2015). This episode is about how Cleveland wants to impress his stepdaughter and take Roberta to the father daughter dance. The evening seems to be going smoothly until Cleveland runs over the family pet on his way to get an ice-cream cake for celebration. Then his redneck neighbor Lester takes it and eats it. Cleveland is trying to win over his new kids. It is hard for Cleveland because there is a stereotype that he cannot be a good father. No matter how hard it is Cleveland makes it to the dance. This show is portrayed that no matter what happens just do your

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