Rush Limbaugh is a conservative-Republican political commentator, talk show host, and author. He has appeared a few times in Family Guy, voiced by himself. Most notably, when he was the main character of "Excellence in Broadcasting".
Limbaugh provided his voice in "Blue Harvest" as he decried the hiring of Lando Calrissian as affirmative action in a parody of his show.
Limbaugh also appeared in "FOX-y Lady" after Lois Griffin, a Fox News Channel reporter at the time believed he was in a homosexual relationship with Michael Moore, it is revealed that he is one of the many celebrity personas of Fred Savage.
He appears in "Excellence in Broadcasting" where it is revealed that he is not actually Savage's persona, because that story became a lie just by being reported by Fox News. He meets Brian Griffin at a book signing, convinces him to actually read one of his books, and the two become friends. Griffin temporarily becomes Republican, but Limbaugh tells him he'll always be a liberal. After a brief scuffle, they show signs of mutual respect. It is also revealed that he can transform into an eagle.
Limbaugh appears as the Rancor in "It's A Trap!".
The episode "Boy's Best Friend" was dedicated him Limbaugh, as it aired after his death.
- The real Rush Limbaugh and Seth MacFarlane completely disagree with each other, politically, with Seth being a liberal democrat. However, the two are still really good friends and have fun taking good-natured jabs at each other. Rush loves Family Guy and is honored to provide his own voice in certain episodes.
- On February 17, 2021, Rush Limbaugh died. The episode of Family Guy to air after that, "Boy's Best Friend", was dedicated to him in memoriam.