On a recent episode of Family Guy, the animated Fox show mocked the Tea Party (video below).
The episode, entitled 'Tea Peter,' featured the show’s main character, Peter, joining the local Tea Party after the government shuts down the unlicensed mall he is running out of his house.
Brian the dog warns Peter that the Tea Party is a ruse run by rich businessmen who want to use populist anger to get rid of regulations.
Peter eventually discovers that his rich father-in-law is running the Tea Party, wearing a mullet wig and pretending to be a guy named 'Joe Workingman.'
The Tea Party ends up demolishing the government, anarchy rules in the streets, and Peter learns the valuable lesson that rich people aren’t actually looking out for any of us.