For most of the series, Peter is shown as an obese , unintelligent, lazy, outspoken, immature, and eccentric alcoholic. He has several jobs, which have included working at the Happy Go Lucky Toy Factory, a fisherman , and currently as a shipping clerk at the Pawtucket Brewery. It is discovered that his legal first name is Justin, in season She is an Anglo-American housewife who cares deeply for her kids and her husband, while also working as a piano instructor. Lois is also very flirtatious and has slept with numerous people on the show. She is a self-conscious, insecure, and sensitive teenager who is more often than not ridiculed and ignored by the people around her.
Production Executive producers MacFarlane has served as an executive producer during the show's entire history. Goodman joined the show as a co-executive producer in season three, and eventually became an executive producer. Both left the series to create the ongoing adult animated sitcom American Dad! Barker would depart American Dad! These scripts generally include cutaway gags. Various gags are pitched to MacFarlane and the rest of the staff, and those deemed funniest are included in the episode.