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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. Fans will also enjoy hilarious pictures of real people who look like Family Guy characters and disturbingly dark Family Guy jokes. The first three seasons of MacFarlane's hit cartoon are so classic, but many believe the show hit its 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. Considers this your definitive guide to the best Family Guy episodes featuring the greatest moments from characters like Peter, Stewie, Brian, Lois, Chris, and that other girl. 

If you're wondering what the top 10 Family Guy episodes are, this list shows you guys the answer! 

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. Including good episodes, highest reviewed episodes, the rudest episodes, top rated episodes, and the funniest Family Guy episodes, this list has it all. 

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Road to the Multiverse ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Family Guy - Season 8

Original Airing: September 27, 2009

Season 8, Episode 1

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
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And Then There Were Fewe... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Family Guy - Season 9

Original Airing: September 26, 2010

Season 9, Episode 1

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.
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Back to the Pilot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Family Guy - Season 10

Original Airing: November 13, 2011

Season 10, Episode 5

"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 ...more
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Petarded is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Family Guy - Season 4

Original Airing: June 19, 2005

Season 4, Episode 6

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 ...more
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PTV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Family Guy - Season 4

Original Airing: November 6, 2005

Season 4, Episode 14

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 ...more
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Stewie Kills Lois is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Family Guy - Season 6

Original Airing: November 4, 2007

Season 6, Episode 4

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
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McStroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Family Guy - Season 6

Original Airing: January 13, 2008

Season 6, Episode 8

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 ...more
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Lois Kills Stewie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Family Guy - Season 6

Original Airing: November 11, 2007

Season 6, Episode 5

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 ...more
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Brian & Stewie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Family Guy - Season 8

Original Airing: May 02 2010

Season 8, Episode 17

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 ...more

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Blue Harvest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Family Guy - Season 6

Original Airing: September 23, 2007

Season 6, Episode 1

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 ...more
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Road to Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Family Guy - Season 2

Original Airing: May 30, 2000

Season 2, Episode 13

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Untitled Griffin Family ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 27, Season: Family Guy - Season 4

Original Airing: May 14, 2006

Season 4, Episode 27

"The Griffin Family History" is the 27th episode of the fourth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on May 14, 2006. The ...more
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12 and a Half Angry Men ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 16, Season: Family Guy - Season 11

Original Airing: March 24, 2013

Season 11, Episode 16

"12 and a Half Angry Men" is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season and the 204th overall episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It aired on Fox in the United States ...more
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Meet the Quagmires is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 18, Season: Family Guy - Season 5

Original Airing: May 20, 2007

Season 5, Episode 18

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 ...more
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Da Boom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 3, Season: Family Guy - Season 2

Original Airing: December 26, 1999

Season 2, Episode 3

"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 ...more
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Road to the North Pole ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 7, Season: Family Guy - Season 9

Original Airing: December 12, 2010

Season 9, Episode 7

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 ...more
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Petergeist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 26, Season: Family Guy - Season 4

Original Airing: May 7, 2006

Season 4, Episode 26

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 ...more
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The Simpsons Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Chris Abraham added Episode: 1, Season: Family Guy - Season 13

Original Airing: September 28, 2014

Season 13, Episode 1

The Griffins go on a road trip and wind up in Springfield where they meet the Simpsons. Stewie becomes fascinated with Bart's pranks, Lois bonds with Marge, Meg is taken under Lisa's wing and ...more
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Family Gay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Family Gay Episode: 8, Season: Family Guy - Season 7

Original Airing: March 8, 2009

Season 7, Episode 8

Peter is injected with the gay gene as part of a scientific experiment to determine whether or not homosexuality is a learned trait or something that people are born with. He ends up in a gay ...more
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Saving Private Brian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Family Guy - Season 5

Original Airing: November 5, 2006

Season 5, Episode 4

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 ...more
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To Live and Die in Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
To Live and Die in Dixie Episode: 12, Season: Family Guy - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 18 2001

Chris chooses a robber out of a lineup, but after Peter accidentally tells the robber where the family lives, the Griffins are placed in the witness protection program. They are sent to the Deep ...more
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Something, Something, So... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 20, Season: Family Guy - Season 8

Original Airing: May 23, 2010

Season 8, Episode 20

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 ...more
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I Dream of Jesus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
I Dream of Jesus Episode: 2, Season: Family Guy - Season 7

Original Airing: October 5, 2008

Season 7, Episode 2

When Peter re-discovers his love for the painfully annoying yet seductively catchy tune "Surfin' Bird," Brian and Stewie decide to take matters into their own hands to ensure that the ...more
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Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 20, Season: Family Guy - Season 4

Original Airing: January 29, 2006

Season 4, Episode 20

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 ...more
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Death Is a Bitch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Family Guy' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Family Guy - Season 2

Original Airing: March 21, 2000

Season 2, Episode 6

When Peter tries to get out of paying a doctors bill by faking his own death, he is visited by Death himself, who wants to take Peter away. After Death twists his ankle while chasing Peter, ...more