Peter doesn't want Lois to drag the family down with her Jewish heritage like a . Peter says that without Cleveland they're a man short, like Statler without Waldorf. . Meg tells Brian about going to China because they have NASCAR there now. in the middle of the action, like his uncle "The Guy in the White Hat" Griffin.
In the Seventies, shows such as All in the Family or Maude tackled abortion, gay rights and racial discrimination, and always with a liberal slant. Conservatism made a comeback in the Eighties, with writers sometimes using their shows to promote the moral causes of the day. As American politics got hotter and more fractured, TV producers tried to avoid storylines that would alienate potential viewers. The Simpsons, which started in 1989, was drawn into electoral politics by accident.
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