'Family Guy': "Stewie" And "Brian" Star In Special Coronavirus Short - Watch It Here!
Family Guy fans rejoice! "Stewie" and "Brian" are back in a new five-minute short. In the Family Guy coronavirus special, the pair starts a podcast in quarantine. Creator Seth MacFarlane shared the short online. Watch it below.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane uploaded the new five-minute short to his Instagram account. The short features simple pencil artwork, seeing as MacFarlane is working at home. But "Stewie," "Brian," and several other favourites make appearances in the short. Watch below.
Coronavirus: Family Guy new episode short by Seth MacFarlane
Family Guy cast: Only MacFarlane's characters appear in the short
The short pokes fun at responses to the coronavirus pandemic, including the celebrity cover of "Imagine," toilet paper hoarding, and corporate emails about COVID-19.
Along with "Stewie" and "Brian," "Peter Griffin" and "Quagmire" also appear over the phone in the short. MacFarlane voices all four of these Family Guy characters, which allowed him to bring the show to life from home. Absent in the short are "Lois," "Meg," and "Chris," who are voiced by Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, and Seth Green, respectively.
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Despite the jokes, the new short episode concluded with a message of unity and compassion. MacFarlane had also earlier put "Stewie" to work to send a similar message about remaining at home during the social distancing period.
Seth MacFarlane and "Stewie" encourage social distancing
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For this brief duration: STAY HOME. You may feel healthy. You may BE healthy. The vast majority of COVID-19 cases are mild or asymptomatic. But you still may be a carrier, and you could pass it on to someone more vulnerable to it. This is not the apocalypse. The world has seen pandemics before. This will pass, and life will return to normal. But if you don't make a temporary life adjustment during this pause, you will be helping to increase the likelihood that this disease will spread, resulting in the inability of hospitals to care for the number of serious cases. You can choose to help save lives, or to disregard them. So for the sake of those most exposed to harm, stay home if you have the means. There are people who don't have that option — from doctors to firefighters to transit workers to all those who don't have the financial luxury that perhaps you do — and you will increase their exposure as well if you insist on going to that bar. A virus is not invincible. It can be suffocated, but only with a communal effort can we do so with speed and efficiency, and without buying 100 rolls of toilet paper. Be responsible, and it will pay off.