Family Guy’s latest episode (Season 16, Episode 2,) has certainly caused a stir among casual fans.
Whether you love or hate family guy, chances are that you’ve seen enough to know that one of the main characters of the family, Stewie, has an identifiable British accent that distinguishes him from his more unrefined relatives.
After 16 seasons, the accent has become unnoticeable–more than accepted, more than expected,it is almost a necessity. You’d think the character’s wouldn’t be able to surprise you after 16-years.
I’d define myself as a family guy fan, though I wait until a new season is over to binge watch it. So when I read the clickbait title’s that things like, “Stewie reveals huge secret to his therapist on the latest episode of Family Guy,” I pretty much expected it to be that Stewie is gay, which really isn’t a big reveal because we all know he is gay…he just hasn’t said it outright yet.
So you wanna know the secret?
STEWIE IS FAKING HIS BRITISH ACCENT.
His real voice sounds like every other character on the show. If you watch the clip, the show jokes about all the voices that Seth Macfarlane does.
Stewie reveals that his voice is something that makes him feel one of a kind, something that is almost like a coat of armor. When you hear his normal voice, you cringe and ache for the British voice back. We don’t like change, Seth.