The third season of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy finds television's most dysfunctional cartoon family even more animated than usual. As MacFarlane himself noted, he was inspired to go for broke, thinking that the series--already juggled like a hot potato in the US TV schedules (at one point, it aired opposite the mighty Friends)--had been cancelled.
Like The Simpsons, Family Guy lends itself to multiple viewings to catch each densely packed episode's way-inside "one-percenter" gags (so-called by the creators because that is the percentage of the audience who will get them), scattershot pop-culture references, surreal leaps and gratuitous pot shots at everyone from, predictably, Oprah, Kevin Costner and Bill Cosby to, unpredictably, Rita Rudner. Also like its Springfield counterpart, this series benefits from a great ensemble voice cast, with surprising contributions from a no-less-stellar roster of guest stars.
So what's new with the Griffin family? Well, Brian has become addicted to cocaine - not ideal for a newly trained sniffer dog, Stewie's plot to take over the world is foiled by Bill Cosby and Peter is shocked to discover that his teenage son Chris has a bigger weiner than he does! Family Guy Season Three contains 21 lewd and crude episodes across 3 discs including Screwed the Pooch, Brian Does Hollywood, Ready, Willing and Disabled and Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 - a special episode in which Brian reads out viewer mail and does his best to answer their questions.