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. 

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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
    September 27, 2009
    9,960 votes
    • Season: 8
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Episode Description: Brian and Stewie travel through alternate universes, including a world run by dogs where humans are pets, and a post-apocalyptic world.

    Brian and Stewie embark on an extraordinary journey through alternate universes, where they encounter various versions of themselves and the Griffin family. This Emmy-nominated episode features a multitude of creative animations, satirical takes on pop culture, and even a guest appearance by Frank Sinatra Jr., providing a perfect combination of humor and imagination.

  • And Then There Were Fewer
    September 26, 2010
    6,517 votes
    • Season: 9
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Episode Description: James Woods invites Quahog residents to his mansion, and the evening turns into a murder mystery when guests end up dead.

    In this Agatha Christie-inspired whodunit, the residents of Quahog are invited to a mysterious mansion for dinner, only to find themselves being picked off one by one. The suspenseful storyline is complemented by impressive animation (in wide-screen format), clever nods to classic murder mysteries, and an engaging ensemble cast that keeps viewers guessing until the very end.

  • Petarded
    June 19, 2005
    5,037 votes
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Episode Description: After winning at Trivial Pursuit, Peter claims to be a genius, so Brian asks him to take an IQ test to prove it.

    Peter discovers he is mentally challenged after taking an IQ test; however, instead of feeling discouraged, he decides to exploit his newfound status. As Peter's antics escalate, guest star Gary Cole delivers an unforgettable performance as a judge who must determine if Peter is fit to be a parent in this hilarious yet controversial episode.

  • Back to the Pilot
    November 13, 2011
    6,082 votes
    • Season: 10
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Episode Description: Brian and Stewie travel back to the pilot episode of the series to change history.

    Brian and Stewie travel back in time to revisit the show's pilot episode using their time machine. Filled with meta-humor, self-referential jokes about Family Guy itself, and even commentary on 9/11 conspiracy theories—this time-travel adventure offers intelligent satire while poking fun at its own origins.

  • PTV
    November 6, 2005
    4,474 votes
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Episode Description: Peter broadcasts a television station out of the Griffin home.

    When Peter gets fed up with censorship on TV, he starts his own network called PTV—and it quickly becomes a hit. However, when Lois takes matters into her own hands by inviting the FCC to shut down PTV, this highly rated episode turns into a battle over freedom of speech—with numerous clever jabs at real-life controversies in television history.

  • Stewie Kills Lois
    November 4, 2007
    3,195 votes
    • Season: 6
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Episode Description: When Stewie vows to carry out a diabolical plan against Lois, Brian challenges him to go ahead with it.

    In this two-part story arc beginning with "Stewie Kills Lois," Stewie finally carries out his long-standing threat to kill Lois, only for her to reappear a year later. The ensuing chaos takes viewers on a thrilling ride filled with twists, turns, and even nods to the Terminator franchise.