Meg explains in " A Fistful of Meg " that her father changed her birth certificate to "Megatron" after her mother had already selected Megan. Despite this, she is still commonly called Megan such as by Mr. Contents [ show ] Biography When Family Guy debuted in , her age is assumed to be fifteen years old although this is never established. She is later assumed to be sixteen by the events in " I Never Met the Dead Man " when she got her drivers license and remained that age throughout the show's initial run.
In " Let's Go to the Hop ", it is implied that Meg once had a younger sister but murdered her. However, it is also implied that this is just a dream Chris had, although he says "It seemed so real! Meg was originally depicted as the "sweet, teenage daughter" who typically took the blame for the terrible things done by the other members of her family.
However, over the years, the writers stripped Meg down to a desperate teenager who is hardly noticed by her family. This worsens in later episodes where the family, especially Peter, doesn't care about her or even love her as a part of the family, often harming her physically and emotionally.
For example, shoving her face into his bottom and then farting in it in " The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou ". This gag is revisited in " Bango Was His Name Oh " when Peter is teaching Meg how to endure a boyfriend's farts and traps her in the car with his fart, and again in " Call Girl " when Peter's parting gift to Meg is a slow fart in the face. Meg is also frequently the butt of jokes and various bits of bad luck in episodes, seemingly more so than the rest of the family.
The Griffins are shown avoiding her company in " Jungle Love ", disparaging her in person and gathering in her bedroom to read her diary for laughs in " Stuck Together, Torn Apart ".
Out of all the relationships with the rest of the family, Lois, Brian and Chris seem to treat her the most normally.
However, Lois has sometimes been cruel and dismissive towards her daughter. In " Wasted Talent ", Lois forced Meg to practice the piano through the use of an ankle bracelet attached to an iron ball and forcibly restrained her when she tried to ask Peter for help. In " Model Misbehavior ", when Meg compares Lois' childhood bedroom to her own, Lois notes that they were the same except that hers contained many trophies and pictures of friends; Lois nearly dropped Joe to his death during a chase through the sewers in " Breaking Out is Hard to Do " when he asked her to pretend that he is her child, and then quickly directs her away from thinking of Meg after Lois loosens her grip; and after Meg told her mom she loved her during " Peter's Daughter ", Lois pointedly did not say anything in response.
This also shown when Meg was having a difficult time in " Stew-Roids ", it is shown that Meg gets food waste for school lunch i. Lois also makes a point of washing Stewie's diapers with Meg's clothes and get a sarcastic attitude when Meg asks for advice on asking out Kent Lastname in " Friends Without Benefits ". Lois does show a slightly kinder side in " Call Girl " when she refers to Meg by her real name while dismissing Chris and Stewie as "dummy and big-head.
Peter reminds Lois in " Petergeist " that if they could only save two they would leave Meg. When the family tries an anger management technique of writing letters and not sending them, Meg finds Peter's letter to her in " Lethal Weapons " which says "Dear Meg, for the first four years of your life, I thought that you were a housecat.
In " Road to Rupert ", Peter is disgusted that Meg has to become his personal driver and he and his friends play several pranks on her like setting her hat on fire while she is driving. In " Stewie Kills Lois " Peter tells guests on a cruise ship about how he and Lois had gone to get an abortion but decided against it when they arrived at the clinic. He then says "3 months later, our daughter Meg was born" indicating that they had not planned her birth.
But despite this he also once was going to say 'I love you' in " Hell Comes to Quahog " and in " Road to Rupert " he stated they were 'secret best friends' before throwing lemonade in her face, saying he would have to continue to treat her badly in public in order to maintain his reputation. Peter also once tried to seduce Luke Perry in order to protect Meg from a libel suit, going so far as to state he "would take a bullet for Meg" in " The Story on Page One ". On Meg's 17th birthday in " Peter's Two Dads ", her mother and father both try to hide from Meg that they don't remember her age.
Even though he gets into arguments with her from time to time, Chris usually goes to Meg for advice. Chris, however, seems to have more of a typical brother-sister relationship with Meg, and even once threatened to quit his job in " Movin' Out Brian's Song " if his boss didn't re-hire Meg. They tear their hair out in frustration together in " A Shot in the Dark " when Peter's stupid idea causes Lois to start beating him.
Stewie enjoys taunting Meg about several topics of her supposed "ugliness", her virginity, and inability to keep a boyfriend, but she rarely seems to notice his comments, where all the main cast except Brian are not able to hear or interpret Stewie's speech unless at writer's discretion. However, when he is kidnapped in " Leggo My Meg-O ", he will go to lengths to rescue her.
She also conspires with him in " A Shot in the Dark " to embarrass Brian over his predictable pretentiousness. Brian does not seem to join in the others' frequent "Meg-bashing," although he is prone to ignoring her and coldly shot down her attempt to congratulate his recent writing award. He insults her quite brutally on occasion. However, in " Dial Meg for Murder ", he showed that he really cared her when he wrote an a very sentimental article on her and helping her come to her senses when she was on a wild streak after being released from prison.
However, in " Quagmire's Dad ", despite her being the only one to show genuine concern for his trip, he harshly brushes her off, even though only moments ago, he complained that no one cared about his trip. In " Screwed the Pooch ", her grandmother says that she will give Meg a coupon for liposuction in her stocking. There apparently also exists a double standard against Meg which further underscores the mistreatment she suffers at the hands of the people around her.
In " Model Misbehavior ", when Lois starts a modeling career, Meg claims that she will pleasure herself to Lois' pictures; even though Chris said exactly the same thing, Peter only snaps at Meg and forces her out of the house. In " Airport '07 ", Peter then hypocritically threatens to have sex with her that she won't remember until she's forty.
In " Big Man on Hippocampus ", Peter loses his memory and has reacquainted himself with the pleasures of sex, Lois tells him that it is inappropriate to have sex with his own children; in response, Meg attempts an incest joke for which she is lambasted by her family then kicked and pushed out of the room by Chris.
Later that year in " Partial Terms of Endearment ", Lois tells a joke that implies that it was Meg that gave birth to Stewie, and apart from a shocked reaction from the latter, Lois receives no such violent reaction. The neighbors also openly dislike Meg. Joe encouraged Lois to keep him from falling down a giant sewer pipe in " Breaking Out is Hard to Do " by telling her "pretend I'm your child"; when Lois' grip slips a little, Joe yells "Not Meg!
Quagmire attempts to act on a sexual attraction to Meg in " Quagmire and Meg " despite being nearly three times her age. In " Dial Meg for Murder " after returning from prison Meg finally took out her pent up anger for all of the abuse she's took over the years out the family, namely Peter by severely beating him up and proverbially taking his place as head of the household and abusing him in the shower, she also used bits of Lois' shirts as toilet paper for her 'poop bucket', everyone soon became terrified of her, and when she heard Brian calling her a freak, they all passed the blame to Stewie who she made himself and Peter punch him.
In " Seahorse Seashell Party ", Meg stands up to the abuse she receives from her family, and harshly criticizes Chris for being a bad brother, and Lois and Peter for being bad parents. This leads to them turning their abusive criticisms on each other. Meg comes to the conclusion that she serves as a "lightning rod" that absorbs the family's dysfunction, and apologizes for her comments. The situation then returns to normal. Appearance Meg is relatively unremarkable in appearance, sporting shoulder-length brown hair, visually short arms, lack of curves and nearly always wearing a beanie-like hat.
Most characters on the show always consider her grotesque. She wears the cap under her yellow top hat in the show's opening dance number. She has been seen without her hat on in a handful of episodes for extremely small periods of time. However, in " Untitled Griffin Family History ", she is seen without her hat on, as she is in pajamas for most of it.
She appears to have inherited the shape of her nose and head from her mother, and her brown hair and myopia from her father. In " A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks ", an employee at a carnival guesses her weight as being "a lot".
There are several comments aimed at her weight in various episodes, though her girth may be due to her height, as she is the same weight as her mother, making her approximate weight pounds. In " Don't Make Me Over ", Stewie has a disturbing thought picturing Meg in low-rider jeans, which shows Meg striking a pose which her belly is exposed up to an inch or two above the belly button, which the fat in her stomach hangs over her waist, resembling a muffin top.
Stewie proceeds to beat the thought bubble with a rolling pin. In " Barely Legal ", she says she has to buy a new dress to go to the prom with Brian because all her dresses makes her look fat, implying that she is actually fat, not just because of the dresses. Her plain look is often a topic of humor for the show; characters on the show act as though she were horrifically ugly. Griffin Goes to Washington ", a very ugly girl is hired to stand next to Meg so she will look better by comparison.
In " Don't Make Me Over ", two people drench themselves in gasoline, set themselves on fire, and throw themselves out a window screaming in horror after simply looking at Meg. In another episode , a young man fired a nail gun into his own stomach in order to avoid a date with her. Also, in " Barely Legal ", Meg's "backup" date, Jimmy , says he has to attend his little brother's funeral after briefly closing his front door and promptly shooting his little brother.
Her "ugliness" may also be a source of her unpopularity. Meg is often mistaken for a boy such as when she asked Craig Hoffman to go out on a date with her in " Don't Make Me Over ". There was also when Meg was held hostage by three burglars who mistook her for a boy in " Untitled Griffin Family History ".
Later in that episode she asked one of the robbers if they were going to "have their way" with her. They refused, disgusted by her appearance and she got angry, shouting at them to have sex with her and insisting she was 'pretty'.
They then filed a sexual harassment suit against her, which went ignored by Peter, who thought she was going to a dance, leading to her arrest. In " Quagmire's Dad ", Ida Quagmire believed that Meg also got a sex change operation to become a girl like he did.
In " Prick Up Your Ears ", Meg took an abstinence vow with her new boyfriend up until the end of the episode, where after seeing her nude, he dumped her. Another brief boyfriend of hers, nudist Jeff Campbell had no objections to her looks at all. In " Long John Peter ", Chris lifts Meg's top up, exposing her bra, as a means to make Brian throw up as an excuse to take him to the vet.
Also, her appearance is displayed as ugly in alternate dimensions, where even her sexy version was still considered ugly by the dimensions standards in " Road to the Multiverse ". Meg once received a makeover, drastically increasing her sexual appeal in the eyes of characters in the show after several people in the episode covered themselves in petrol and burned themselves. It was during this brief period when Meg, a popular singer at the time, lost her virginity to Saturday Night Live comedian Jimmy Fallon as part of an elaborate cold open sketch.
In " Quagmire and Meg ", Meg rarely has eyebrows when she is seen without her glasses. Social life Meg desperately tries to be part of the cool crowd, and is coldly rebuffed.
Eager for acceptance, she is shown in two stories unwittingly recruited by a religious cult, and accepting a mistaken invitation to join her school's Lesbian Alliance. It has also been shown that when she actually gets into a dating position, she forms a mentally unstable grasp onto that person. She will also go to great lengths such as kidnapping, forcing sex, and living in denial of break-ups or other activities.
She will also try desperately to get sex in some cases; for example in " Untitled Griffin Family History ", she asked a group of robbers breaking into the house to rape her, much to their disgust, to the point where they charged her with sexual harassment and got her arrested. However, in some episodes Meg is depicted with her friends in a slumber party, and gossiping about boys; in later episodes these girls are characterized as dateless losers like Meg.
Dating Meg is a very unpopular student in high school. However, she is sought by pimply nerd Neil Goldman , and perverted neighbor Quagmire has shown an interest, mostly due to his very broad standards. Despite her unpopularity, in several episodes she is shown dating and participating in sex.
She loses her virginity on live television to Saturday Night Live host Jimmy Fallon after having a drastic make over. She believed herself to be pregnant with Michael Milano and Jerome also claims to have had sex with her. Early in the series she had a crush on Kevin Swanson , who seemed to enjoy her company. In " Da Boom " he asked her to Quagmire's New Year's party, in " Holy Crap " he was mentioned as holding her hand on the walk home from school.
They become fast friends and start to date each other. At first, Peter and Lois discouraged Meg to date Jeff. They decide to make up by inviting him over while they were nude to help him feel more comfortable. In " Brian Sings and Swings ", she befriended by a girl named Sarah who Meg later discovers is a lesbian.