Top 10 Minor Family Guy Characters

Written by Sean Newman This controversial TV series has kept viewers in stitches for years, and that’s largely thanks to the impeccable side characters that reside in Quahog. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Minor Family Guy Characters. For this list, we’re excluding immediate members of the Griffin family, as well as Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland. All other characters will be evaluated based on their popularity, hilarity, and relevance. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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This controversial TV series has kept viewers in stitches for years, and that’s largely thanks to the impeccable side characters that reside in Quahog. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Minor Family Guy Characters.

For this list, we’re excluding immediate members of the Griffin family, as well as Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland. All other characters will be evaluated based on their popularity, hilarity, and relevance.

#10: John Herbert

“Family Guy” is not exactly known for being politically correct, and our dear neighbor Herbert the Pervert exemplifies this. Both Herbert and his quote unquote dog have one foot in the grave and every third word he speaks has an obnoxious ring to it. Nonetheless, the neighborhood children are his livelihood… and not in a good way. Chris Griffin is a favorite of his, and for the most part, he remains painfully oblivious to Herbert’s sinister motives. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where sex offenders are a source of comedy, but Seth MacFarlane has done just that with a character you constantly find yourself unintentionally laughing at.

#9: Tomik & Bellgarde

One of the great aspects of “Family Guy” is its ability to unearth stereotypes you were never fully aware of. Tomik and Bellgarde, aka the two guys that “have been living in the United States almost long enough to sound American,” are never incorrect with their speech patterns, but they’re also never quite right. Do they ever have any pertinence to the show’s plot? No. They’re more of a filler when the runtime needs an additional 30 seconds of padding. On some occasions, these extra 30 seconds are the funniest part of an episode and the gag can be readily repackaged again, and again, and again.

#8: Tricia Takanawa

Tricia manages to take on two stereotypes for the price of one, as an Asian and a drab news reporter. Most statements made by her start the same way and are over within 3 to 4 seconds. Rarely do they offer any relevant news, but frequently do they create muffled laughter. Tricia’s actions aren’t necessarily on the nose for either, but there’s just something about her that makes us cross our fingers whenever a Quahog news report pops up on the screen. If you’re watching this, Tricia, please know you are always welcome to guest host a WatchMojo video. (wait, what? Says who? That’s my job!)

#7: Mort Goldman

Have you noticed that every entry so far has been a not so subtle stereotype? Well, Mort Goldman essentially beats you over the head with the countless Jewish stereotypes presented every time he appears on screen. Jewish last name? Check. Timid uncertainty of Woody Allen proportions? Check. Local business owner with tedious attention to detail of all things related to money? Double check. The comedy envelope is constantly pushed with each gag involving Mort. For every one that doesn’t land, there are ten more that leave you laughing uproariously due to its irreverent humor.

#6: Carter Pewterschmidt

It’s a tale as old as time. Man and woman fall in love, woman’s wealthy parents don’t approve, the lovers run off and get married in spite of them. Mr. Pewterschmidt is the wealthy father of Lois Griffin and he’s never approved of her decision to be with Peter. He’s also comically out of touch with the world, leading him to make subtly racist and disrespectful remarks to most people he encounters. Perhaps we all know a guy who’s just similar enough to Carter that his character is especially well liked by fans everywhere. His bouts of childishness also certainly help his case.

#5: Death

What if the entity that carries out all terminations of earthly life were just a regular guy in a cool, hooded cloak? In the “Family Guy” universe, this is the case, and that’s how he manages to keep popping up in Quohog. For countless years we’ve been faced with the uncertainty of death, and oftentimes, laughing at the void is the healthiest and most rational response. His casual demeanor and frequent brushes with central characters may in fact be the best example of catharsis throughout the series and he’s typically game for an irreverent joke or two as well.

#4: James Woods

One of the most memorable and hilarious “Family Guy” characters is also a real life celebrity, and we sincerely wonder what his thoughts are on such a blatant public roast – and on having a school named after him. James Woods does not get along with Peter and even tries to steal his identity at one point. Unfortunately for James, he has one fatal flaw—his insatiable sweet tooth. Plus, he doesn’t seem to learn from a rather obvious contraption that defeats him every time. Are there any specific ties to the real James Woods or is he a side-splittingly devious caricature that carries the name simply for comedic effect? Either way, when he appears on screen, it’s likely to be a highlight.

#3: Bruce


Perhaps the most often quoted character throughout the series, this middle-aged man was merely known as the “Oh No” guy for many years. So as you can imagine, Bruce never passes up an opportunity to express disbelief with his two favorite words. He also views the world in a slightly different way, leading to commentary that is equal parts extraneous and hilarious. One thing’s for certain: Bruce should try and avoid dramatic courtrooms, lest the Kool-Aid Man inflict major property damage as a direct result of Bruce’s rhetoric.

#2: Consuela

Okay, we’re awful people for loving this one so much, but Consuela’s over-the-top Hispanic housekeeper stereotype never seems to get old. She rarely manages to respond in the affirmative, and will more than likely be little help if you need to get information from her. She’s made appearances at Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and many Quahog households, not to mention Jabba the Hutt’s palace. When Consuela comes on screen, we’re surely guaranteed a clean place, a safe kitten, and plenty of belly laughs that we feel slightly guilty about if we’re being honest.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

- Tom Tucker & Diane Simmons
- The Greased-up Deaf Guy
- Ollie Williams

#1: Mayor Adam West

This character is so inexplicable; we can’t even begin to understand the reasons behind his ridiculous actions. His dialogue is so stupid that only a genius could write it. Mayor West has married one of his hands, nearly conjured up Beetlejuice, and enjoys playing ding-dong ditch during his free time. It makes you wonder when he finds the time to actually be mayor of Quahog, and how the town isn’t on the brink of destruction from his absolute obliviousness to social norms. Hey, we’ve probably all encountered politicians worse than Mayor West, but none has come close to inducing his level of comedic gold. Oh, did we forget to mention? He’s also voiced by the REAL Adam West.
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