Story: Chris Griffin, known as the middle child and first born son of the Griffin family from the comedy hit series of Family Guy. Chris is a young teenaged boy that fans of the show have consider him to be their favorite for his dopiness, silliness and loveable ways he see’s life. So in this moment, Chris is trying to do some exercise and lose some weight, but does Chris consider that chasing his Twinkie will help him?
Creating: As a fan of the show of Family Guy mainly seasons 1-10 there was one episode from the second season where Chris is trying to lose weight, which other characters notice how over weight he his and use the fat jokes on him. But in the episode, Chris actually does lose a little bit of weight, but after that episode he just stops trying. So with my idea, I wanted to capture a moment of Chris that he still wants to try and lose his weight, which would show the positive and negative side on his method to losing weight. The positive was seeing Chris actually running as he’s trying to catch his Twinkie, which then becomes the negative if he catches it he’ll end up adding back his weight. So this then shows the dopey side to Chris’s character and his humor to succeed and at the same time fail.
Facts: Created and designed by Seth McFarlane, Chris was first seen in a 15-minute episode on December 20th 1998 with his family the Griffin’s. With McFarlane’s early work of The Life of Larry and Steve that feature a middle-aged man and his intellectual dog which aired in the mid 90’s, McFarlane was asked by Fox to pitch a pilot episode from his work and created his first episode of Family Guy in the episode Death has a shadow and here we met Chris.
. Described as a somewhat gregarious and yet unintelligent teenager, Chris throughout the show would become known to being as seen as awkward and idiotic character that fans of the show began to enjoy and remind them when they were teenagers and could relate to Chris with his life of school, girls and growing up.
. When it was time for casting the role of Chris, known for his acting work in Austin Powers as Scott Evil, Oz from Buffy and one of the creators of the hit show of stop-motion comedy Robot Chicken which he does a lot of the character’s voices. When auditioning for McFarlane’s new comedy show, Seth loved the script and wanted to be involved with the show because of McFarlane’s humour to creating the pilot episode and the scene with the Kool Aid Man bashing through the court room and then awkwardly leaves the scene. When creating the voice for Chris, Seth would try and do different voices and found that doing a funny impression of the actor who played Buffalo Bill from 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs it sounded funny and Seth would do his funny voice for his audition but was asked to do it younger and got the role to play Chris.