Family Guy

Season 10 Episode 5

Back to the Pilot

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 2011 on FOX
out of 10
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278 votes

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Episode Summary


Brian and Stewie travel back in time to the very first episode of the series.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • One slight step in a very wrong direction...

    The first thing I should mention about this episode is that it's not necessarily a bad one in terms of the overall plot. In fact, the way it's laid out is pretty diverse and quite clever in parts. So why the poor rating you ask? It all comes down to the 9/11 humor contained within. Basically what this episode is doing is insulting each and every person who died in a way that has become standard with this show over the years. There is absolutely no way they should have taken it to that degree and I shudder at how those people would react to something like this. I am also aware of the fact that the show's creator had a close call with that same event. I'm not saying flat out that the episode itself was wrong, but the humor sure was...moreless
  • family guy road to the pilot

    Fantastic absolutely fantasic this episode was great i loved it so much they go back to the first episode of family guy to find Brian's tennis ball and i liked it when they looked inside the house and they did a cutaway and they just stood there making Brian and Stewie worried they're like i know we shouldn't alter the past but should we call an ambulance. Very clever and funny episode i recommend this episode to all fans of the showmoreless
  • Awesome episode

    Brian and Stewie travel back in time to the very first episode of the series. Although season 10 had been enjoyable, this may be on the best episode for the season. Brian and Stewie going back in time was very interesting. There are are parts I laughed like the dog saying "Son of a b***" after Brian not to tell any dog, the Griffins just standing there (because they are making a cutaway), Brian and Stewie almost got crashed by the blimp, the Kool Aid Guy's appearance, Brian and Stewie going to the future to found out the animation is clay like, Joe shooting Quagmire, Brian and Stewie kept traveling in 1999, and the ending (and a few more as well). Overall, an excellent episode. 10/10moreless
  • This was Great.

    I thought 'Back to the Pilot' was one of the best episodes since 'Road To the Multiverse' the cutaways were short, the mistakes Brian and Stewie saw from the pilot were funny as like Peter's eye going over his nose and what they used to do during a cutaway when the Griffins were off screen. Brian's amateur footage preventing 9/11 was pretty damn funny considering he was using information that nobody knew at the time. Bush losing in 2004 with no 9/11 leading to another civil war was also pretty funny even though it killed 17 million people mostly through a series of concentrated nuclear strikes all along the Eastern seaboard ( Most likely a reference to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings). But the most hysterical part was where alot of Brian and Stewie's show up from the future and a Peter because he was looking for the can. The only thing that dragged down my vote slightly was most parts of the episode wasn't HD but still I enjoyed the episode.moreless
  • Good quirky, time travelling episode featuring Brian and Stewie.

    The only problem I have with it is, if they travel in time to 1999, when the first episode took place, how is it they haven't aged in the years since? Stewie is still a baby, 12 years on and Brian should be dead of old age. Weird.

    I like these Brian-Stewie episodes and think that Seth should have done a Stewie and Brian spin-off series rather than the Cleveland Show. It could have been a rival for Futuramamoreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

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