Family Guy‘s Stewie Griffin has finally spoken his very first word on the animated series – more specifically, the first word understood by the other characters.
The Griffin family baby has of course been understood by viewers throughout the show’s run, speaking with an adult voice (Seth MacFarlane) and comprehended usually only by dog Brian.
However, Sunday’s (September 27) season 19 premiere attempted to address the question of just who can understand the baby as Stewie screams the word “fuck” in the middle of a church service.
Stewie, who swore out of frustration that Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies would not be served at coffee hour, answers: “I don’t know. I was feeling such intense emotion in the moment, and that one word somehow just burst through.”
Speaking about including the storyline, Family Guy executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin told TVLine: “This episode showcases Stewie’s first word in the traditional sense that parents always document: the first word they understand. Otherwise, yes, it’s Stewie’s 1,345,693th word.”