The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve

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Oh, hi, there.  You scared the crap out of me.  I'm Seth MacFarlane, Associate Production Coordinating Directorial Associate Managing Departmental Divisional Office Supervisor of the International Network Amalgamation Distributors Corporation Management Organisational Association of Men Who Like Pussy
Seth MacFarlane

The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve are two animated short films created by Seth MacFarlane in the mid-1990s that eventually led to the development of the animated sitcom Family Guy.  The cartoons feature a middle-aged man named Larry Cummings and an intellectual dog named Steve.  Executives at Fox saw both Larry shorts and contracted MacFarlane to create a series based on the characters, to be called Family Guy.  Peter Griffin, one of the main characters in Family Guy, was largely based on Larry, while Steve served as the main inspiration behind the Griffin family dog, Brian.


The Life of Larry (1995)[edit]

But, it's a miracle when you think about it.  Idn't it, y'know?  This, this whole, this-this "birth" thing.  Like, I mean, y'know, wha-what happens?  I unload, uh-uh-uh—a whole batch of this—these, uh, these little reproductive apostrophes in-in-into your, uh, y'know, uh-uh-uh "miracle bucket," and then, nine months later, Milt comes out, y'know?  I mean, it's-it's—it's-it's-uh, for me, it's got the same kind of, uh, uh, y'know, awe-inspiring mystique as-as-as, like, Shrinky Dinks.
~ Larry Cummings

The Life of Larry is a 1995 animated film created by Seth MacFarlane as his thesis film during 19941995, while he was studying at the Rhode Island School of Design.  It features a middle-aged slob named Larry Cummings; his cynical, talking dog, Steve; supportive wife, Lois; and pudgy teenage son, Milt.  It also features live-action segments in which MacFarlane describes the film and its characters in the form reminiscent of Masterpiece Theatre.  Many of the jokes and cutaway gags used in The Life of Larry were later used in many of the first season Family Guy episodes.

Created, written, directed, produced, edited, and music by Seth MacFarlane.
Contents

1.1 Seth MacFarlane
1.2 Dialogue
1.3 Cast
1.4 External links

Seth MacFarlane[edit]

  • Oh, hi, there.  You scared the crap out of me.  I'm Seth MacFarlane, Associate Production Coordinating Directorial Associate Managing Departmental Divisional Office Supervisor of the International Network Amalgamation Distributors Corporation Management Organisational Association of Men Who Like Pussy.
  • Wang, for love of Christ, you're an American now.  Use a napkin.

Dialogue[edit]

Captain James T. Kirk:  It could be dangerous—we may be killed—but that's why we're out here.  The landing party will consist of myself, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and Ensign Skippy.
Ensign Skippy:  Oh, shit.

Man in underwear:  You have any Cheez-Its?

Alex Trebek: For eight-hundred dollars, this chemical dye's found in ninety-five percent of all cosmetic products.
Larry CummingsDiarrhœa.  [audience laughs]  What?  Oh, oh, oh, sorry!  Sorry.  What is diarrhœa?

Larry Cummings:  It says here there's another state that's goin'a abolish the death penalty.
Lois Cummings:  Oh, is that right?
Larry Cummings:  Yeah, instead they make ya share a popsicle with Tom Waits.

Larry Cummings:  [to Lois Cummings]  But, it's a miracle when you think about it.  Idn't it, y'know?  This, this whole, this-this "birth" thing.  Like, I mean, y'know, wha-what happens?  I unload, uh-uh-uh—a whole batch of this—these, uh, these little reproductive apostrophes in-in-into your, uh, y'know, uh-uh-uh "miracle bucket," and then, nine months later, Milt comes out, y'know?  I mean, it's-it's—it's-it's-uh, for me, it's got the same kind of, uh, uh, y'know, awe-inspiring mystique as-as-as, like, Shrinky Dinks.
Steve:  For God sakes, people are trying to sleep around here.

Preacher:  And so, the Lord God smote poor Job with disgusting boils from head to toe.
God:  Oh, God, I hate it when he tells this story.
  • Actual Biblical quote from Job 2:6–7:
And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.  So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

Cast[edit]

  • Seth MacFarlane Himself / Larry Cummings / Steve / Lois Cummings / Man in underwear / Captain Kirk / Mr. Spock / Sulu / Ensign Skippee / British man / Jeremy / Tom Hanks / Alex Trebek / Preacher / God
  • Newt Gingrich Himself (archive sound)
  • Han Chang Wang

External links[edit]

Larry & Steve (1997)[edit]

Hi, there.  My name's Steve.  I'm a dog—in-in case you're, um, well, stupid.
~ Steve

Larry & Steve, a sequel of sorts to The Life of Larry, was created by Seth MacFarlane in 1996 and aired on 5 February 1997 on Cartoon Network as part of their What a Cartoon! series.  Larry being the only human Steve can find that can hear him, Steve gets Larry to save him from the pound.  Unfortunately for Steve, Larry is an imbecile.

Created, written, and directed by Seth MacFarlane.
Contents
2.1 Steve
2.2 Larry
2.3 Dialogue
2.4 Cast
2.5 External links

Steve[edit]

I'm house-broken, I'm neutered, and I'm well-versed in the works of Chaucer.
~ Steve

Larry[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Larry:  Whoa, a dog that speaks English!
What:  What?
Larry:  Y'know, once I had a Jack Russell Terrier that spoke Dutch, but I-eh-I couldn't understand a word he was saying.

Steve:  Uh, Larry, it says here your licence was suspended.
Larry:  Oh, n-no; th-th-they just took it away temporarily.

Redneck:  [from an adjacent vehiclePardon me, but might you have any yellow redneck mustard?

Larry:  How do you feel, Steve?
Steve:  Like Agamemnon after the fury of Clytemnestra.
Larry:  Hell, ye—who?

Larry:  I-I think I know what I'm talking about, alright?  Alright?  I-I-I didn't spend twelve years in Kindergarten 'cause I'm stupid.
Steve:  Why, then?
Larry:  I got my foot caught in the radiator.

Cast[edit]

  • Seth MacFarlane Larry / Steve / Old man / Pilot / Ricky / Redneck / Scottsman / Kid in pound
  • Lori Alan Cindy / Loudspeaker voice

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


Seth MacFarlane
  Television     Animated TV series     Family Guy  (1999–2003, 2005–present) · American Dad!  (2005–present) · The Cleveland Show  (2009–13) · Bordertown  (beginning 2016)  
  Live‑action TV series     The Winner  (2007) · Dads  (2013–14) · Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey  (2014) · Blunt Talk  (2015–present)  
  Television hosting     Comedy Central Roast  (2010–11) · Saturday Night Live  (2012) · 85th Academy Awards  (2013) · Breakthrough Prize  (2014–15)  
  Animated web series     Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy  (2008–2009)  
  Films     Ted  (2012) · A Million Ways to Die in the West  (2014) · Ted 2  (2015)  
  Novels     A Million Ways to Die in the West  (2014)  
  See also     Fuzzy Door Productions · The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve · Rachael MacFarlane · Night of the Hurricane