Minions are small, yellow creatures who serve the villain Gru in the Despicable Me film series, and have also starred in their own films. They are notable for having either one or two eyes and speak their own language. In the film Minions, they are shown having existed since the dawn of time and have a desire to serve whom they consider to be the most evil being at a particular time.

After being kicked off of Family Guy in "Inside Family Guy", Peter gets to take part in his true passion of weaving sexually explicit tapestries featuring the Minions.

To look like a big spender while on a baseball fantasy camp weekend with Lois in "Peter's Lost Youth", Peter offers to loan her his Minions Discover card.