Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 15

Brian Griffin's House of Payne

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2010 on FOX
6.8
out of 10
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229 votes
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Episode Summary

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Lois encourages Brian to submit his pilot script to a network. James Woods gets involved and things don't exactly go according to Brian's original plan. Meanwhile, Stewie has a bit of a mishap.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Enjoyable.

    8.5
    Did anyone notice the Beyonce poster.
  • Decent

    7.0
    Lois encourages Brian to submit his pilot script to a network. James Woods gets involved and things don't exactly go according to Brian's original plan. Meanwhile, Stewie has a bit of a mishap.

    The beginning was dumb, but Stewie's plot was funny, Brian's plot was boring, but James Woods made it a whole lot funnier.



    7/10
  • Eh, it was decent but not the best episode I've seen.

    7.5
    I thought that this was an overall good but not so great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't a bad episode at all and it pretty good for the most part but I just thought there could have been different plot than the writers majorly changing Brian's script and James Woods stars in his show which turns into a sitcom instead a serious dramatic show that Brian wanted. The main plot which I just basically told you right now was okay. The subplot was better when Meg and Chris injured Stewie and they're trying to hide his injury from the family. The Hitler cutaway was hilarious. "Italians Are Not Jews" really had me laughing hard. Stewie's imagination in the beginning of the episode was also very funny. The cast of Two and a Half Men being at Brian's house was hilarious. It was also very funny when Brian asked everyone what they thought of his show and then Joe gets furious at Brian and was about to attack him. It was hilarious when Peter wanted to blame Lois for the injury of Stewie so he throws Stewie under the car and Lois runs over him thinking that it was all her fault which was Peter's idea. The ending was also hilarious when Stewie woke up from being unconscious and said "Hey I just realized that it is November... what the **** happened?". I just really hated how the writers are majorly changing Brian's script big time and James Woods was really getting on my nerves. Overall, a decent but not great episode of "Family Guy". 7.5/10moreless
  • Wow.

    5.5
    Well, as a big fan of TV I liked the in-depth look at what goes into making a pilot and how network executives like to play around with shows before putting them on the air, but the other storyline, with Stewie having a cracked head was beyond dumb. What was the point of this? Why not just tell Peter and Lois what happened?



    For the return of James Woods I think that they could have come up with something a little bit better than this (although I did like the one line where he asked for the lawyers when he slept with the underaged girl.)



    After a good Family Guy last week, it's back to the usual suspects tonight.moreless
  • james woods returns

    7.0
    in this episode i like the beging because it had Stewie in a spaceship battling the Death Peter it was so awesome it was in CGI not in a cartoon way thats why i enjoy it. any way the episode is about stewie finding Brian's old tv script and it has a chance of being on CBS show it was going great intill James Wood stars on the show i bet he plan to be on it to ruin Brian's show meanwhile Chris and Meg hurt stewie and as a not funny part Lois thinks he hurt Stewie and doesn't want to take him to the doctor. then Stewie wakes up and learns that he's been out cold for monthsmoreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin/Brian Griffin/Stewie Griffin

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris Griffin

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Himself

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Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

Himself

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Wellesley Wild

Wellesley Wild

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James Woods (I)

James Woods (I)

Himself

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Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan

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Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

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