The Manatees are the writers of the animated television series Family Guy. Their names are Gretchen, Flubber, Tigger, Pete and Lucy, and hail from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. They live in a tank filled with idea balls, each containing a noun, verb, adjective, celebrity, etc. They pick five balls and they are placed in a compartment which arranges them into a cutaway joke. If one idea ball is taken away, the manatees stop working, losing money for the series. No matter what the executives do, the manatees refuse to work, even if they offer a raise. They appear in "Cartoon Wars Part II".

Judging from their location, they are likely West Indian Manatees.


  • A manatee first appeared in "Fat Camp".
  • The Family Guy writers embrace the joke, and even previews for episodes sometimes include the term "This week, the Manatees decided..."

Minor Characters from Season Ten
911 Truth Webmaster | Adams County Pee-Wee Hockey Team | Al Gore | Allied Atheist Alliance (AAA) | Bart Simpson | Ben | Beth | Biggie Smalls | Brian Griffin | Cesar Millan | Deborah Carroll | Detective Jarvis | Detroit Red Wings | Fenton Hardly | Gary Coleman | Gavin Throttle | George Clooney | Hardly Boys | Jeffrey Dahmer | Jenkins the Griefer | Jo Frost | John Wayne Gacy | K-10 | Keenan Williams | Linda Triscotti | Manatees | Mr. Jarvis | Mr. and Mrs. Brown | Mr. and Mrs. Triscotti | Ms. Stevenson | Nanny Skexis | Nelson Brown | Oprah Winfrey | Park County Pee-Wee Hockey Team | Peter Griffin | Ranger McFriendly | Richard Dawkins | Stella Reid | Super Adventure Club | Ted Bundy | Unified Atheist League (UAL) | United Atheist Alliance (UAA) | William P. Connelly | William P. Phineas | Yvonne Finnerty

See Also: List of Minor Characters from Season Ten | Season Ten

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