The Inside Joke About Meg on Family Guy

Orrin Konheim
3 min readFeb 16

I’ve often heard complaints about the character of Meg Griffin on “Family Guy” and I wanted to touch on how the use of Meg is an example of Family Guy’s strength.

For those that don’t know (READ: Skip this paragraph if you’re already familiar) , Meg is the middle child on the animated family sitcom and she’s inexplicably the butt of her otherwise decent family’s jokes. Her dad won’t openly admit that he even likes his daughter. Aside from being not as attractive as her mother, no reason for this is ever given, and that incongruity is the source of humor.

Orrin Konheim

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