Sportress of Blogitude

Rob Gronkowski to make animated cameo on ‘Family Guy’ episode? (pics)


Tom Brady has done it, so why shouldn’t Rob Gronkowski follow suit? Photos surfacing Wednesday on social media detail how the New England Patriots tight end dropped by the offices of the long-running FOX animated series, “Family Guy.”

FOX executive Jonathan Gabay posted a photo to Instagram of himself posing alongside the charismatic Gronk, writing, “Special guest this morning at the #FamilyGuy table read? Frickin #Superbowl champ #RobGronkowski!! #Patriots #Gronk #87 #cloud9 #workperks”

Kyle Lau, listed as a “Family Guy” production assistant on IMDb, also shared some images from Gronkowski’s visit that indicate the tight end actually autographed a bottle of booze for him.


A photo posted by Kyle Lau (@kidklau) on

“That one time #Gronk stopped by the office and signed a fifth of #Fireball. I love my job,” Lau wrote.

Gronkowski has some history with that particular liquor as he caught a bottle of Fireball during the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade and proceeded to take a nice pull.

Make that a better than nice pull.

But what does Gronk showing up at the office of “Family Guy” all mean? Is it possible that Gronkowski will be making a cameo in an upcoming episode? Gabay’s post to Instagram indicates Gronkowski participated in a table read, so odds are will be seeing a cartoonish Gronk literally sometime soon as opposed to the quasi-cartoon character he arguably is in real life.

Robert Goon, one of Gronkowski’s pals who is known as the driver of the Patriots star’s party bus, posted a pic to Twitter showcasing a copy of a “Family Guy” script that had been signed and presented to Gronk.

As noted above, Gronkowski wouldn’t be the first member of the Patriots to make an appearance on “Family Guy.” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a big role in the 2006 episode, “Patriot Games,” the plot of which surrounded family patriarch Peter Griffin becoming a member of the Patriots.


Hilarity, of course, ensued.

Suffice to say, it’s Rob Gronkowski’s world, folks. We’re just living in it, whether it be in reality, in animation, or otherwise.

[New England Patriots]