Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889-April 30, 1945), an Austrian-born German politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (commonly known as the Nazi Party), was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 until his death. After the 1934 death of German President Paul von Hindenberg, he declared himself Führer und Reichskanzler, and ruled the country as an absolute dictator of Germany.
Hitler's goal was to establish a "New Order" of absolute Nazi German hegemony in Europe, achieving this through seizing Lebensraum, or "living space," for Aryan people, rearming Germany and invading numerous countries in Europe; the invasion of Poland led to the outbreak of World War II. Before and during the war, Hitler's Nazi forces engaged in countless acts of violence, including the murder of more than 17 million people, 6 million of whom were Jewish. His death came as Allied forces had invaded Germany and Soviet forces closed in on Berlin.
Hitler's caricature has appears in several episodes of Family Guy. Often appearing in blackout gags, the Hitler character is played mainly for comedic effect, usually making him appear foolish or incompetent.
In "Death Has a Shadow," a blackout gag features Hitler as a weakling visiting a fitness center and becoming enraged after seeing a buff Jewish man surrounded by beautiful women. The gag depicts Hitler's frustrations as a possible trigger for Hitler's later atrocities.
In "I Never Met the Dead Man", an overweight man with a Hitler mustache selling German bratwurst takes over a vendor's station selling Polish sausage and plans to take over the next station selling Czech wieners.
In "Death Is a Bitch," Death describes what life would be like had Hitler survived. The scene then cuts away to Hitler hosting his own late night talk show called Hitler with Christian Slater as a guest. Jewel, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry would also be guests.
In "No Meals on Wheels", Peter builds a scarecrow with a face made in Hitler's likeness and places it at his front door; the purpose of the "Scarejew" is to scare off Jewish neighbor Mort Goldman who was frustrating Peter because he was borrowing his things and not returning them.
In "Untitled Griffin Family History" Peter explains his heritage by introducing Peter Hitler and, as Peter is Adolf's brother, Adolf is indirectly related to Peter Griffin. He was killed by Peter he was in his office he was playing with one of Hitler's guns and accidentally shot Adolf and his wife Eva.
In "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One", Mayor Lois Griffin claims that Hitler is plotting with The Legion of Doom to assassinate Jesus Christ to get taxpayer money for the sake of Lake Quahog.
In "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air," Hitler briefly appears, juggling fish while riding a unicycle. After a cutaway where Cleveland remarks about the scene, Peter is shown kicking Hitler in the groin, causing him to fall off the unicycle, and explains the cutaway wasn't random after all.
In "Road to Germany," Stewie sneaks into a laboratory in Berlin, Germany to smuggle uranium (to repair a time machine which caused him, Brian and Mort to travel to WWII Berlin. Stewie disguises himself as Hitler, and Brian and Mort as Nazi army officials. They nearly succeed with their mission until they run into the real Hitler. Hitler wants to capture and kill them, but Stewie and Brian break into a comedic skit until Mort pulls them away and helps them escape.
The success of Brian's screenplay in "Brian Griffin's House of Payne" is compared to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. When a publisher teases Adolph about his book before expressing enjoyment with it, Adolph jokes about getting even with the publisher, Mr. Weinberg.