Where did ‘Ted’ Come From?
June 30, 2012 Leave a Comment
The Creator of the character and movie Ted, Seth MacFarlane, has some history with characters similar to that of John (Mark Wahlberg) and his best friend Ted.
So where did Ted originate from?
Take it back to 1997 with one of MacFarlane’s first shows called Larry and Steve. All of his characters share very similar qualities. Take a look at the videos.
Larry and Steve
The plot of Larry & Steve is that Larry adopts Steve from the dog pound, after noticing that he was the only talking dog (although to everybody else throughout the cartoon, Steve is just barking) and the two have a fast-paced day trying to buy furniture and appliances for Larry’s apartment.
There is also an airline pilot in this cartoon whose voice and appearance is very similar to the Family Guy character Glen Quagmire who is also a commercial airline pilot in Family Guy. Larry mentions a furniture store called “Stewie’s”, a name that will later be used for the character of Peter Griffin’s baby son.
Family Guy (Peter and Brian Griffin)
Since we all know what Family Guy is, there is no reason for a plot summary, but lets take a deeper look into how this show stemmed from Larry and Steve.
Take a look at the video below. After watching the video of Larry and Steve (above), you can tell how similar the characters and their relationships are.
Larry sounds exactly like Peter Griffin, while Steve sounds exactly like Brian. They also happen to have very similar personalities.
John and Ted
Listen to the voices, pay attention to the characters habits, and watch how similar their relationships are.
I would suggest going to see Ted if you are in the mood to laugh uncontrollably like you are a kid again.