Family Guy

Season 9 Episode 6

Brian Writes a Bestseller

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 21, 2010 on FOX
6.0
out of 10
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217 votes
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Feeling discouraged with the progress of his writing career, Brian decides to throw in the towel until Stewie become his manager and one of his books hits the bestseller list. But when the fame goes to his head, Brian gets a wake-up call from Bill Maher. Meanwhile, Lois decides that she and Peter need separate beds, a decision that leaves Peter looking for a new cuddle buddy.moreless

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  • Thanks for acting like a total jerk Brian. I'd rather watch you chase squirrels around a tree.

    2.0
    PLOT: Brian writes a book that becomes a major success.



    THOUGHTS: This episode makes me want to knock out all of his teeth (Thank you, Quagmire!). I mean, he is acting so mad over such small things, like "WHY AM I UNDER AN AIR VENT!!!". It's neither funny nor interesting to watch him be mad at Stewie, who is doing everything he can to keep his fame going. However, I'm giving it a rating of 2, because there is an end scene where Bill Maher brings him down.



    FINAL VERDICT: It was atrocious. This shows that Brian should stop writing books, because the result is nothing but repulsive criticism.moreless
  • Don't waste your time with this episode.

    1.0
    Brian just really made me hate him even more in this episode. So in this episode, Brian is frustrated that his writing skills are terrible and when Stewie becomes his new manager and Brian writes another book, it's a best seller. The problems really begin when Brian's fame goes to his head and he treats everyone like they were scum. Brian even fires Stewie after he helped him become a better writer. Everything Brian does in this episode is just cruel and will make you lose any respect you had for him. Even at the end of the episode Brian doesn't really apologize to Stewie and he didn't seem to care that he hurt him. The jokes and cut aways weren't even that funny and it barely got a chuckle from me here and there. I liked Brian in the first 4 season, but ever since season 6, Brian has become a bigger jerk, he acts cold hearted to everyone, and even those that help Brian, he just treats them badly after he gets what he wants. I don't want to see another Brian and Stewie pair up for a long long time. This is further proof that Family Guy is tanking, and you're better off avoiding this episode.moreless
  • Worst Brian episode ever!

    1.5
    I hated watching this episode of Family Guy, because of the way Brian acted toward Stewie. All Stewie was trying to do was help Brian get to the top with his bestselling novel, but Brian just let all of the fame go to his head. The other thing that really lowers my score is that long conversation between Brian, Dana Gould, Arianna Huffington, and Bill Maher. The only thing that raised my score by half a point is Arianna calling Brian "Snoopy." What I really, really hated was the ending, when Brian didn't really apologize to Stewie, but kept saying that it was his fault that he is where he is. The old Brian from the early seasons would never act like this. Please avoid watching this episode.moreless
  • An actual adult opinion.

    8.5
    The episode begins with a slap to Brian's face as hundreds of un-bought copies of "Faster Than the Speed of Love" are sent to him from his publisher. Stewie convinces Brian to write an uninspired self-help booked soon to be named "Wish it. Want it. Do it." Most of the Stewie lines for the beginning of the show was actually him tearing into other people for not achieving the quality he himself has set upon them, instead of Brian. Stewie needlessly demands Brian not sit next to anyone of Japanese ethnicity on plane rides and vandalizes a dressing room for not having his aesthetic tastes in mind. This is the part that I think most people have not taken to heart. Stewie spoiled Brian into becoming a monster. Brian begins to take in his Hollywood lifestyle and, in a karma-induce change of pace, chastises Stewie for not reaching his standards. The overlying theme I've realized is that Stewie goes out of his way to ruin Brian's relationships and social standing in order to date him, a theme that comes to a point in this episode. It ends with Brian being again cut down to size by Bill Maher. Overall, this episode was good because it kind of brought Brian and Stewie's troubled relationship to a point. Their harmful habits climaxed, Stewie's destructive decisions had a consequence, the loose ends were tightened, instead of just cutting off without showing the effects it has on them.moreless
  • abysmal

    1.0
    Feeling discouraged with the progress of his writing career, Brian decides to throw in the towel until Stewie become his manager and one of his books hits the bestseller list. But when the fame goes to his head, Brian gets a wake-up call from Bill Maher. Meanwhile, Lois decides that she and Peter need separate beds, a decision that leaves Peter looking for a new cuddle buddy.



    Brian was a freaking jerk



    1/10moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin & Tom Tucker

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

Bill Maher (I)

Bill Maher (I)

Himself

Guest Star

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Herself

Guest Star

Dana Gould

Dana Gould

Himself

Guest Star

John Viener

John Viener

Coma Guy

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Alex Breckenridge

Alex Breckenridge

Various

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