The Best Family Guy Episodes of All Time TV Episodes

The Best Family Guy Episodes of All Time

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List of the best Family Guy episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Family Guy episodes of all time are. The first three seasons of Macfarlane's hit cartoon are so classic, but many believe the show hit it's stride in seasons 4-7. Fans of Family Guy are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the funniest Family Guy episode of all time is.

List features the Stars Wars specials like "Blue Harvest," and "It's a Trap!" and some funny new Family Guy episodes like "The Simpsons Guy" where the Griffins finally meet the residents of Springfield in an epic crossover. What is the best Family Guy episode of all time? What episodes really grind your gears? List features almost every Family Guy episode, but some of the newest ones might be missing if you want to add them.



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    With the help of an out-of-this-world remote control, Stewie and Brian travel through alternate universes, including a post-apocalyptic world and a parallel world run by dogs where humans are pets.more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 27 2009
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Previous Episode: Hannah Banana
    • Next Episode: Family Goy
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    Back to the Pilot
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    "Road to the Pilot is the fifth episode of the tenth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. The episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on November 13, 2011. In "Back to the Pilot", two of the show's main characters, baby genius Stewie and anthropomorphic dog Brian, both voiced by ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 13 2011
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 10
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Director: Peter Shin
    • Previous Episode: Stewie Goes for a Drive
    • Next Episode: Thanksgiving
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    After a “wardrobe malfunction” occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peter’s favorite shows. As a result, Peter creates his own station, PTV, which broadcasts from the Griffin home. Peter and Brian create their own edgy programming until the FCC shows up to shut down PTV and ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 06 2005
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Director: Dan Povenmire
    • Previous Episode: Jungle Love
    • Next Episode: Brian Goes Back to College
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    After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jun 19 2005
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Seth Kearsley
    • Previous Episode: The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire
    • Next Episode: Brian the Bachelor
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    And Then There Were Fewer
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    In this murder mystery special, The Griffins as well as all the other major characters become trapped in a mansion while they are killed off one by one.more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 26 2010
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 9
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Dominic Polcino
    • Previous Episode: Partial Terms of Endearment
    • Next Episode: Excellence in Broadcasting
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    Peter decides to grow a mustache, and after being mistaken for a fireman, ends up lending a hand when a fire breaks out at a local fast food restaurant. The owner gives him unlimited burgers as a thank you, but he eats too many and has a stroke. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast-food ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jan 13 2008
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Brian Iles, Pete Michels
    • Previous Episode: Peter's Daughter
    • Next Episode: Back to the Woods
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    Presumed dead, Lois returns from the wilderness and names Stewie as her killer. On the look out for Stewie, Joe leads a manhunt around Quahog. Determined to take over the world again, Stewie auditions for the American Idol. Desperate to stop Stewie, Lois realizes what she must do.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 11 2007
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Previous Episode: Stewie Kills Lois
    • Next Episode: Padre de Familia
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    Brian & Stewie
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    In the 150th episode, Brian & Stewie get locked in a bank vault, they are forced to deal with each other on a whole new level. Unlike any other FAMILY GUY episode, the acts will play out in real time as Brian and Stewie react to being locked in a small space with no baby food or martinis to keep them ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 02 2010
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 17
    • Previous Episode: April in Quahog
    • Next Episode: Quagmire's Dad
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    "Road to Rhode Island" is the 13th episode of the second season and the first episode of the 'Road To...' series of the American animated television series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on May 30, 2000. In the episode, Brian volunteers to bring Stewie home from his ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 30 2000
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Director: Dan Povenmire
    • Previous Episode: Fifteen Minutes of Shame
    • Next Episode: Let's Go to the Hop
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    Meet the Quagmires
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    Death grants Peter's wish to go back in time to 1984 when he was 18, but only for one night. He ends up bailing on a date with Lois to hang out with a movie actress. When he returns to the present, he soon realizes that everything is anything but normal, as he is now married to the former actress, and ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 20 2007
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 18
    • Director: Dan Povenmire
    • Previous Episode: It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One
    • Next Episode: Blue Harvest
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    • Season: 13
    • Episode Number: 1
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    "Da Boom" is the third episode of the second season of the animated comedy series Family Guy and the tenth episode of the series. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on December 26, 1999. The episode features the Griffin family after a nuclear holocaust occurs, due to Y2K on New Year's Eve.more

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    • Original Airing: Dec 26 1999
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Previous Episode: Holy Crap
    • Next Episode: Brian in Love
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    Blue Harvest
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    Peter retells the story of Star Wars in this hour-long episode of Family Guy. When Princess Leia is captured by the evil Darth Vader the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 escape to the planet Tatooine to find help from the Rebel Alliance. There they encounter Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Obi-Wan Kenobi ...more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 23 2007
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Dominic Polcino
    • Previous Episode: Meet the Quagmires
    • Next Episode: Movin' Out
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    Road to the North Pole
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    Stewie’s favorite thing after his teddy bear, Rupert, is Christmas. So when he hears that Santa is making an appearance at the mall, he begs Brian to take him so that he can tell Santa in person what he wants for Christmas. Brian begrudgingly takes Stewie to the mall, only to get the brush-off from ...more

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    • Original Airing: Dec 12 2010
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 9
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Previous Episode: Brian Writes a Bestseller
    • Next Episode: New Kidney in Town
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    Chris is approached to join the military. Brian goes to the recruiting headquarters to voice his opinion, when Stewie signs himself and Brian up for the military. They pass Boot Camp and are shipped to Iraq, where they try to get honorably discharged by doing anything they can. Meanwhile, Chris decides ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 05 2006
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: Cyndi Tang
    • Previous Episode: Hell Comes to Quahog
    • Next Episode: Whistle While Your Wife Works
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    Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. Jealous that he was left behind, Stewie's matricidal tendencies are rekindled. When Brian challenges him to actually do it, Stewie carries out his diabolical plan.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 04 2007
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Previous Episode: Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air
    • Next Episode: Lois Kills Stewie
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    Road to Rupert
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    "Road to Rupert" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Family Guy. The episode follows Brian after he inadvertently sells Stewie's teddy bear, Rupert, during a yard sale. In an attempt to retrieve him, Stewie and Brian travel across the United States, eventually discovering he is with a child ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jan 28 2007
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Director: Dan Povenmire
    • Previous Episode: Barely Legal
    • Next Episode: Peter's Two Dads
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    Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
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    Peter makes good on another power outage at home--by entertaining his family with a retelling of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Newcomers to the story include Mort as Lando Calrissian, Chris' boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett.more

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    • Original Airing: May 23 2010
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 8
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Director: Dominic Polcino
    • Previous Episode: The Splendid Source
    • Next Episode: Partial Terms of Endearment
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    At his high school reunion, Peter tries to impress his fellow classmates. When Peter, heading for the bathroom, charges through the crowd of people, impresses quarterback Tom Brady, who offers Peter a spot on the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Brian owes Stewie money, after Stewie becomes a sports ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jan 29 2006
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Director: Peter Shin, Cyndi Tang, Pete Michels
    • Previous Episode: Brian Sings and Swings
    • Next Episode: I Take Thee Quagmire
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    Peter wants to top Joe, who just built a new home theater system, so he starts to build a multiplex in his backyard. In doing so, he discovers an Indian burial ground. He finds an Indian chief's skull and the Griffin house becomes haunted. Stewie gets sucked into the television and strange events ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 07 2006
    • Season: Family Guy - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 26
    • Previous Episode: You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives
    • Next Episode: Untitled Griffin Family History
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