A striking and consistently brilliant feature of Family Guy, a superb popular animation which breaks taboos and flies in the face of American conservatism as it pokes fun in all directions, is the music. Seth MacFarlane the writer / producer is musically very gifted and it’s no surprise this emerges.
In this episode, impossibly precocious child, Stewie, meets another baby and writes her a love song. In the event it turns into a screamingly funny version of “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” which totally sends up the hit. But at first, he strums away and sings about the music he is writing. It’s the most wonderful self-awareness, and in the middle of this hilarious comedy, manages to be genuinely educational.
Take it away, Stewie: