Family Guy Season 19 Premiere Features Joke About PSL Teams Karachi Kings & Lahore Qalandars

Long-running popular animated comedy sitcom ‘Family Guy’ premiered season 19 on September 27 with what seemed to be a joke about — much to everyone’s surprise — Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. People found it amusing that the much talked about rivalry between the two teams made it to the sitcom.

In the scene, from Family Guy Season 19, Episode 1, central character Peter Griffin is seen sitting with his friends at their favourite hangout having a beer when the conversation turns to ‘foreign’ sports fans at the pub.

“On Saturday mornings, it’s just weird foreign sports fans, like those Pakistani cricket hooligans,” Griffin’s friend, Glenn Quagmire, remarks.

The screen then focuses on two Pakistani sports fans, sporting light green shirts with ‘Lahore’ emblazoned on the front and with what look to be cans of soda in their hands.

“If you’re not rooting for Lahore, please you may leave I can tell you,” one of the two Pakistanis, sporting a light moustache, says in a thick accent.

“Lahore cricketers are the best and the others are not the best, dear friends,” says his companion, who sports an even thicker moustache.

The camera then cuts to Joe Swanson — a recurring character in the show — who it seems is a Karachi (Kings) fan. He covers up his Karachi jersey with a jacket as he doesn’t “have a death wish about it [his preferred team]”.

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However, what’s more interesting is the usage of Indian accents for Pakistani characters. This blunder did catch a lot of people’s attention who took to Twitter to talk about it:


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