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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:


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