- Glenn Quagmire
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy character
First appearance "Death Has a Shadow" Voiced by Seth MacFarlane Information Full name Glenn Quagmire Species Human Gender Male Occupation Commercial airline pilot Family Dan/Ida Quagmire (father)
Gary Quagmire (brother)
Spouse(s) Joan Quagmire (deceased) Relatives Children: Anna Lee
Glenn Quagmire, often referred to as just Quagmire, is a character from the animated television series Family Guy. Quagmire is a neighbor and friend of the Griffin family. He is best known for his hypersexuality. Creator and voice actor Seth MacFarlane describes Quagmire as "an appalling human being who is still caught in the rat-pack era" based on anachronistic 1950s party-animal clichés. His neighbor and friend Peter Griffin describes him as a "heartless sex hound" and refers to him as "a rapist" in The Cleveland Show. By profession, Quagmire is an airline pilot.
Origins and appearance
The name Quagmire was chosen by a college acquaintance of MacFarlane's; the word quagmire refers to both a soft soil that yields easily (such as quicksand), and a situation that is difficult to get out of. The title of the infidelity-themed episode "The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire" plays on the second meaning. MacFarlane came up with Quagmire's voice after listening to fast-talking radio jockeys from the 1950s era, describing the character as a "50s radio guy on coke." The "giggity" phrase was inspired by Steve Marmel's Jerry Lewis impression. Quagmire's home follows the same retro theme, decked out in a style reminiscent of the swinging party set of the 1950s and '60s; nearly every part of the house has a discreetly hidden bed. Quagmire drives a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, which Peter later destroyed in "Airport '07" after he accidentally reversed his pickup truck into it.
In a DVD bonus feature, Seth MacFarlane singled out a line in the season two episode "Love Thy Trophy", in which Quagmire answers a one-night stand's question about his job with the words, "I have a question for you, too. Why are you still here?" as the moment where the character's over-sexed personality was crystallized.
Among other notable episodes: in "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", he has sex with Cleveland Brown's wife, Loretta, which ends their marriage; and in "Jerome is the New Black", he says he despises the Griffin family dog, Brian, igniting a mutual animosity that develops over several episodes.
Quagmire is characterized as indulging in several sexual fetishes, from frotteurism and autoerotic asphyxia to bestiality and incest. He is also an implied rapist; several episodes feature gags in which he has sex with women who are unconscious. Quagmire has been described by other characters as "a heartless sex hound".
- ^ "Death Has a Shadow". Family Guy. Fox. 2005-05-15. No. 1, season 1. First appearance. A more crudely-drawn Quagmire can also be seen in episode 1 sitting on a bench behind Peter (with Cleveland) in the courtroom, wearing his Hawaiian shirt.
- ^ "Jerome Is the New Black". Family Guy. Fox. 2009-11-22. No. 7, season 8.
- ^ Miller, Shaun (2007). "Quagmire: Virtue and Perversity". In Wisnewski, J. Jeremy. Family Guy and Philosophy: A Cure for the Petarded. The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 27–35. ISBN 1405163163.
- ^ a b c Seth MacFarlane Interview. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKURWCicyQU. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
- ^ "Love Thy Trophy". Family Guy. Fox. 2000-03-14. No. 5, season 2.
- ^ "Seth MacFarlane on Family Guy #100". http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/tv/article/seth-macfarlane-on-family-guy-100-64669.
- ^ "The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire"
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