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Quagmire From Family Guy Could Be About To Get His #MeToo Moment

Quagmire From Family Guy Could Be About To Get His #MeToo Moment

The new season also features Donald Trump and a Stranger Things spoof.

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

After nearly two decades of doing whatever he wants, it looks as if Family Guy's Glenn Quagmire might be about to get what has been coming to him.

Quagmire is one of the residents of Family Guy's fictional town of Quahog and is largely known for his misogyny, womanising and a generally questionable attitude to members of the opposite sex.

Highlights (if you can call them that) include: mounting dead teenagers at their funeral, slipping date-rape drugs into the drinks of women on a TV show, and sleeping with his friend's wife. Basically, he's a nasty piece of work with more disturbing kinks than a mile of hose pipe.


Now, it looks like he might be about to get his comeuppance.

One of the producers of Seth MacFarlane's long-running irreverent cartoon recently let slip that Quagmire is about to have his '#MeToo moment' in the upcoming series of the show.

Speaking at San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Rich Appel told reporters: "The 'Me Too' stuff became such a cultural force while we were thinking of next season, and we are taking it head-on with an episode around Quagmire,

"Seth encouraged us and even took a special interest while we were writing the episode."


He also said that during the writing process, the team intend to be "pretty fair about the whole history of the character."

We don't know exactly what that means, and Appel refused to say any more, but that strongly implies that Quagmire is finally to be held to account for some of his actions over the past 19 years of the show.

These actions have ranged from the seedy, through the perverted, and then onto the downright horrific. He's also entered into the criminal, murdering a man called Jeff in season 10.

Alongside some of the other scenarios mentioned earllier, he's also been seen trying to spy on an underage sleepover held by Meg Griffin, the daughter of the show's main character Peter.

It's become something of a running joke throughout the show. He's also been seen hiding in the shower to watch her use the toilet, as well as sticking a foot in her mouth whilst she sleeps.


MacFarlane, the creator of the show, has described Quagmire as an "appalling human being" before now.

Despite being the creator of such a sordid character, MacFarlane actually has a pretty good track record with calling out people who have since been accused of being sexual predators before the rest of the world.

When presenting the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013, he famously said: "Congratulations, you five ladies [the nominees] no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein."

Four years after that, Weinstein was accused by more than 80 women of a range of offences from sexual harassment to rape. The allegations against Weinstein were a catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

Season 17 will also feature Donald Trump, a Stranger Things spoof and wedding bells for Brian. Celebrity voices to listen out for include Bryan Cranston, Patrick Stewart and Mandy Moore.

Family Guy Season 17 premieres September 30 at 9 pm on FOX.

Featured Image Credit: Fox

Topics: TV and Film, Harvey Weinstein, US Entertainment, Fox, Family Guy