Family Guy, the animated adult sitcom known for being a trifle twisted and almost always politically incorrect, has decided to tackle the phenomena of undecided voters: Who they are, how they think, and how to win their hearts.
The episode focuses on Lois, wife of antihero Peter Griffin and mother to their three dysfunctional children. When she decides to challenge the mayor (voiced by Adam West) in the upcoming election, Lois is dismayed and disillusioned when faced with the reality of how politics really work. During their debate, Mayor West works the crowd like a political Svengali, effectively winning their love and loyality with double talk that reminds one of a quote from MacBeth: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Fortunately for our candidate, her insightful, talking dog, Brian, clues her into how the game is played. However, she could well have come to the same conclusion by observing some real life Presidential hopefuls.
Lois, undecided voters are the biggest idiots on the planet. Try giving short, simple answers.”
The series, created by Seth MacFarlane, airs on the Fox Broadcasting Network. Check out the hilarious clip from this episode.