‘Family Guy’ Plot Point Depicts Trump Supporters As Hitchcockian Villains

While the irreverent animated series “Family Guy” has sparked backlash from countless groups over its often offensive content, conservatives continue to be among the most common targets of creator Seth MacFarlane’s satire.

In the most recent episode of the half-hour comedy, protagonist Peter Griffin and his family travel across the country on a mission to see the final Blockbuster Video store still in operation. Along the way, they encounter a group of Midwesterners who support former President Donald Trump.

Wearing Trump’s trademark “Make America Great Again” campaign caps, the group soon becomes a swarm that pursues the Griffins in a scene that mimics the conclusion of Alfred Hitchock’s classic thriller “The Birds.”

As the family seeks shelter in their vehicle, the crowd begins shouting “Trump” in the style of Hitchock’s avian menaces.

Sunday’s episode was just the latest to take pot shots at the former president and his supporters. During the Trump administration, “Family Guy” referenced him on multiple occasions, including one scene in which he sexually assaulted teen Meg Griffin and another that depicted him committing suicide behind bars.

MacFarlane has made his political bias known in various forums, including through his donation to Democratic candidates and causes including a political action committee tied to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

After Trump contracted COVID-19, MacFarlane saw an opportunity to lambast the then-president’s physique and persona.

“To me he just looks like a fool, they all look like fools,” he said of Trump and other GOP leaders. “They’ve made a political statement out of not wearing a mask which is insane. It’s medical advice. … And they shunned it so of course they got sick, it’s crazy.”

Asserting that it was “inevitable” that Trump would contract the virus, he went on to ridicule those whom he believed had given the president a heroic reception upon his return to the White House.

“I don’t know any superheroes with that body,” MacFarlane said.

Another long-running animated comedy has also been explicit in its disdain for Trump. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, “The Simpsons” released a pair of short videos portraying how both nominees would answer an emergency call in the middle of the night.

The scene featuring Trump depicted him without his trademark coiffure and engrossed in a book filled with Adolf Hitler’s speeches.