Jeffrey “Jeff” Fecalman (Family Guy)
Jeffrey “Jeff” Fecalman is a minor antagonist from Family Guy. He appeared briefly in the season 8 episode, “Jerome is the New Black”, and made another appearance as the main antagonist in the infamous season 10 episode, “Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q”. He is the abusive boyfriend of Brenda Quagmire, Glenn's sister.
Why He Sucks
- He's a very poor representation of a domestic abuser in the abusive relationship.
- He has no personality other than being overly hateful.
- He is extremely mean-spirited and unlikeable.
- He complains about everything and is always in a bad mood for an unexplained reason.
- He is highly abusive towards his girlfriend, Brenda, who is too intimidated to stand up for herself and just accepts the abuse he throws at her.
- In fact, Brenda is so scared of Jeff that she just accepts it as if it is a normal thing in a relationship.
- Most of the time he'll abuse Brenda right in front of people and still get away with it.
- He’ll constantly insult Brenda for petty, insignificant reasons.
- Even after finding out Brenda was pregnant, Jeff still intends to violently beat her, which could lead to an unhealthy pregnancy or even worse, A MISCARRIAGE!
- He’ll get mad at Brenda over small and ridiculous things, like accidentally parking in a handicap space, and smacks her because he didn't understand a joke while watching The Jay Leno Show. What?
- He is very demanding and throws Brenda around without giving her a break.
- He is also a xenophobe, as Brenda has said that he hates immigrants. However, this may be an excuse for the writers to justify his death.
- His voice actor, Ralph Garman, did a terrible job voicing him.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- He only appeared in two episodes and was killed off at the hands of Quagmire in his second appearance so he wouldn’t harm Brenda anymore.
- His design is passable
Many critics have bashed Family Guy's depiction of Jeff. This is because, unlike many abusers in real-life, Jeff openly abused Brenda in front of others and in public, a sign that the show's producers didn't do any research. This is because real-life abusers generally abuse their spouses behind the scenes rather than out in the open, and rarely over the top in their methods and behavior.