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Is Winchester, Virginia the basis of Quahog, RI ( TV's The Family Guy ) ?

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Today at work from a co-worker I heard that the town on TV's The Family Guy though called "Quahog, Rhode Island" is really based on Winchester.

OK for me thats hard to believe BUT through searches I did find some interesting things between Winchester and the Griffins.

*The high school on The Family Guy is called "James Woods" ( Yes the actor )..BUT the Winchester area has a real life high school called James Wood. One of their graduates in 1987 was country music songwriter Thom Shepherd...about 10 years ago I can remember hearing on the old Q102 Jenny Lynn show one of his supporters was a young cartoonist named Seth MacFarlane who of course today is the creator of The Family Guy. Then again Jenny wasn't the most credable of local announcers.

*The mayor of Quahog is Adam West..West is a former grand marshall for Apple Bloosom and of course had in the past attened events there ( source: www.thebloom.com )

*Local radio station WRNR-AM 740 their long time morning guy was TOM TUCKER. Same name as the TV anchor on Quahog's channel 5. www.dcrtv.com has some info on the local Tom Tucker.

For the record for some reason I seem to recal many years ago a local dj in the Winchester area having the name of "Quagmire" on the old Fox 99 FM ( though it could had been WKMZ ). Of course Quagmire is the name of a character on the show.

..any despite all of this, i just have a hard time believe that these connections are nothing more than a coincidence.

Of course for "legal" reasons I doubt MacFarlane and company will ever admit any connections between Winchester and The Family Guy......but still..Hmmmmmm
Date: Nov 16, 2013   


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