Family Guy

Sunday 9:00 PM on FOX
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  • Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and freakin' sweet. The animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids - the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and world domination. Chris, like his father, is obese, has a low IQ and no common sense. Meg desperately tries to be part of the popular crowd, and is coldly rebuffed. Their talking dog Brian keeps baby Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting out his own life issues. After being canceled in 2002, having an outstanding performance in DVD sales and syndication ratings that beat late-night talk shows, its cult status reached great heights. As a result, the series was added back to the FOX Summer 2005 line-up. Family Guy returned to the small screen with new episodes on Sunday, May 1st, 2005. A DVD Movie was released in September of 2005. Family Guy has won 3 Emmy awards and 3 Annie awards.moreless

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  • S 14 : Ep 14

    Underage Peter

    Airs 2/21/16

  • S 14 : Ep 13

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  • S 14 : Ep 12

    Scammed Yankees

    Aired 1/17/16

  • S 14 : Ep 11

    The Peanut Butter Kid

    Aired 1/10/16

  • S 14 : Ep 10

    Candy, Quahog Marshmallow

    Aired 1/3/16

  • Cast & Crew
  • Seth MacFarlane

    Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

  • Alex Borstein

    Lois Griffin & Others

  • Seth Green (I)

    Chris Griffin & Others

  • Mila Kunis

    Meg Griffin & Others

  • Mike Henry (VI)

    Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2072)

    • Peter: How the hell am I going to break this to Lois? If she finds out I got fired for drinking, she's going to blame me!

    • (on TV: The Brady Bunch) Jan: Mom, Dad, I found cigarettes in Greg's jacket. Mike: Greg were you smoking cigarettes? Greg: No Dad. Mike: Well he's lying. There's no doubt about that. Greg I'm afraid your punishment will be 4 hours in the snake pit. Maybe that'll give you some time to think about what you've done. Greg: Aw man. Jan: That'll teach him. Mike: And Jan I'm afraid you've earned a day in the Chamber of Fire for tattling on your brother.

    • Stewie: You know mother, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Your life, however, is more like a box of active grenades!

    • Mr. Weed: Peter, I like you. But I need you to be more than just eye candy around here.

    • Peter: (To the kids) Not a word to your mother about my getting canned. Lois: What? Peter: Nothing. Ooh, the lost-my-job smells great! Lois: Excuse me? Peter: Uh...Meg, honey, could you please pass the fired-my-ass-for-negligence? Lois: Peter, are you feeling okay? Peter: What are you talking about, Lois? I feel great. I haven't got a job in the world!

    • Quagmire: Hey Peter, you want to play "drink the beer"? Peter: Sure. (takes drink of beer) Quagmire: You win! Peter: What do I win? Quagmire: Another beer! Peter: Oh man, I'm going for the high score! Quagmire: Actually, Charlie has the high score. Charlie: (peeing in grandfather clock) Hey man, your clock won't flush.

    • (Everyone is at the Dinner table) Lois: All right then, let's eat. Now I know you all hate eggplant, but... (A fire blast shoots right past her head) AHHHHH! What on earth was that? (They all look at the table, where Stewie is holding a sandwich. There is a smoking gun barrel that is sticking out of the sandwich) Stewie: What the deuce are you staring at? This is tuna fish... (presses side of sandwich, which causes the gun barrel to go inside the sandwich) ...and nothing else.

    • Brian: Amazing, you can barely drive a car, and yet you are allowed to fly a blimp? Petter: Yeah, America's great, except for the south.

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    Notes (286)

    • The fifteen minute version of this episode that Seth pitched to the network is available on the Family Guy: Volume 2 DVD. Seth animated it entirely by himself at home, being paid only $50,000 from the network, where a pilot pitch normally runs around $1,000,000.

    • The transitional music heard in this episode is not heard again throughout the series.

    • Death Has a Shadow and the next 3 episodes are from a time when Seth MacFarlane wanted to do all the episodes like old Radio shows. Most of the old radio mysteries were stuff like Death Has a Shadow, Death Knocks Twice, Driver Death, and so on. However this proved unmanageable as the writers and producers found it hard to talk about the episodes unless they alluded to actions, not the titles such as The One Where Peter is Under House Arrest.

    • Based on Seth's student film The Life of Larry.

    • This episode originally aired following Superbowl XXXIII.

    • The scene where Peter is drunk on Communal wine was cut from the first showing of the episode. It did air on reruns, and is included on the DVD. Subsequently, the scene was added to the episode Fifteen Minutes of Shame, so it appears twice in the series.

    • In the Region 2 DVD release this Episode is Number 4 with Mind Over Murder being Episode 3.

    • On the Region 1 DVD description of this episode, it says Meg becomes the lounge singer when it was actually Lois.

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    Trivia (645)

    • If you look carefully at the cheerleaders, you can see they are not wearing skirts.

    • Peter's shirt, throughout the entire series, is buttoned on the girl's side -- right over left.

    • In the flashback where Peter gets drunk from butter rum ice cream, his eyes constantly change size.

    • The sign outside of the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery says Because You're No Prize.

    • In one of the courtroom scenes, Stewie is missing his overalls.

    • The Black Knight looks different than he later does in "Mr. Saturday Knight". The main difference is that his helmet is not beaked.

    • When Peter is being questioned by the judge, a microphone in front of him is shown in some scenes, but in others, there is no microphone.

    • When Peter says they're going to have the most expensive meal they have ever had, Stewie's eyes become large.

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    Allusions (1258)

    • Tienanmen Square When Peter says "I didn't really hold up that tank in Tienanmen square." it is a reference to the incident in Beijing China on June 4th 1989, where a single protest referred to as the unknown rebel stood in front of an oncoming tank to halt is progress.

    • G.I. Joe
      The G.I. Jew is a parody of the popular American hero.

    • Forrest Gump Stewie: You know, Mother, life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're going to get. Your life, however, is more like a box of active grenades!
      The first part of the quote comes from the movie Forrest Gump.

    • Cocoa Puffs
      Peter does a commercial for CooCoo Puffs, which sounds amazingly like the popular American cereal.

    • Black Knight
      The Black Knight - often seen as a powerful and scary figure from the middle ages - is kept at bay by the Griffins' new moat.

    • John Madden John Madden: I don't care what he's doing it for, that guy's ruining a perfectly good game of FOOTBALL! This man is supposed to be John Madden, a Hall of Fame NFL coach and current football broadcaster.

    • Aunt Jemima: You guys want some pancakes? This is Aunt Jemima, the figurehead for a very popular brand of pancake syrup.

    • Kool-Aid Man: OHHHH YEAHHHH! The giant jug of juice that bursts into the courtroom is the Kool-Aid Man, the icon for the '80s drink with the same name (Kool-Aid). The older commercials featured him busting into houses when kids were thirsty.

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  • Fan Reviews (2870)
  • Never liked the Family Guy, but an episode did save my husbands life

    By jguidry726, Yesterday

  • Unbearable!

    By DerekWarren1, Jan 30, 2012

  • Sometimes it works, other times it just fails :/

    By a34trgv1, Jan 23, 2016

  • This Show Has Ran Its Course, The Humor Doesn't Work Anymore

    By NatT96, Apr 21, 2013

  • I'm a hardcore fan indeed. But this show needs serious changes.

    By nkeeley01, Feb 07, 2015