A couple months ago, we brought you the finest GIFs of Homer Simpson’s voracious eating habits. To keep the journalistic standards up to par in 2014, we figured it was time to turn our attention to that other exemplar of animated gluttony: Family Guy’s Peter Griffin. Arguably the second most beloved cartoon dad of the 21st century, Peter is many things: a loyal (albeit incessantly jealous) husband, a loving (unaware and constantly outsmarted) father, a close friend, and an often naive Irish-American family man.
Family Guy has been an American cartoon sitcom staple since the early 2000s. Coming straight from the wildly inventive and twisted mind of Seth MacFarlane, the Griffin family’s hilarious dysfunctionality has cemented itself in American popular culture. Peter may not have the iconic love of donuts or beer that Homor Simpson does, but, like Homer, he becomes a child around food. Peter will eat just about anything you put in front of him.
Peter rejects anything that’s healthy—for example, there was the time Lois ruined Kix cereal by telling him it’s nutritious, or the time he nearly killed himself after eating a rice cake. He’s defiant whenever he’s told not to eat anything, like when he disobeyed his new step-father Tom Tucker by eating ice cream before dinner and got spanked. He’ll eat whatever’s in front of him, whether pills or wild berries or even a pinecone, for the amusement of his father-in-law.
We wanted to honor Peter Griffin and his wondrous eating habits and so we tracked down the best videos of Peter eating, cut them up into GIFs, and compiled them into gallery. Enjoy, and let them be an inspiration for this weekend’s feasting.
Click through the gallery above to see the best GIFs of Peter Griffin stuffing his face, childishly refusing to eat, and inhaling things that aren’t even supposed to be food.