"Oh Yeah!": Family Guy as Magical Realism?

Crawford, Alison
June 2009
Journal of Film & Video;Summer2009, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p52
Academic Journal
The article discusses aspects of magical realism in the animated television program "Family Guy." The author discusses a scene from the program in which the narrative is disrupted by the appearance of Kool-Aid Man, the mascot of the beverage Kool-Aid. She comments on how the animated program "The Simpsons" instilled a greater degree of realism and social satire in animated programs and discusses the definition of magical realism as a style in art and literature, such as in the book "One Hundred Years of Solitude," by Gabriel García Márquez. She comments on the fractured narrative structure of "Family Guy" and the linguistic abilities of characters on the show such as a baby and a dog.


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