Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 8

Dog Gone

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 29, 2009 on FOX
6.9
out of 10
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268 votes
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Episode Summary

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After Brian accidentally kills another dog, and no one seems to care, he tries to convince everyone that they should value the life of a dog the same as a human. Meanwhile, Lois hires a maid who doesn't listen to Peter.

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  • Brian accidentally killed a dog while drunk

    9.0
    After Brian accidentally kills another dog, and no one seems to care, he tries to convince everyone that they should value the life of a dog the same as a human. Meanwhile, Lois hires a maid who doesn't listen to Peter. This was a much better episode over the mess of the previous episode. Consuela's plot was funnier here. There were humorous moments like Brian accidentally killed a dog while drunk (although the scene was bloody), Joe sleep dragging at night, the whole maid plot (Consuela kicking Brian out, Chris trying to touch Consuela's breasts, etc), and a couple more. The people not caring about the value of the life of a dog was the reason why it wasn't a 10. Overall this was a superb episode and it is one my favorite for the season. 9/10moreless
  • Disturbing

    5.0
    After Brian accidentally kills another dog, and no one seems to care, he tries to convince everyone that they should value the life of a dog the same as a human. Meanwhile, Lois hires a maid who doesn't listen to Peter.

    the beginning was disturbing, but the episode was kind of funny until the dramatic end.



    5 out of 10.
  • great

    8.5
    Brian is upset when he runs over and kills another dog, and he is even more upset by the fact that nobody cares. This leads him to wonder if his life has any meaning. Does it? Or does he live just to live?



    Good episode. The maid sub plot annoyed me. I know the point was to be annoying, or I am assuming that was the point, but still. I really liked the ending when Peter and the family think Brian is dead; it is a nice moment that shows they do care for him, and it is one of my favorite scenes in the show. Overall this is a nice episode and my final grade is a B- or so, I think is fair.moreless
  • Great episode

    8.5
    Brian accidentally ran over a dog and he finds out that dog is dead so he buries the dog. Brian decides to confess to everyone in the household and Joe (since he is the policeman). They all laugh because they said it isn't a crime to kill a dog and Brian didn't like it when no one cared about the value of a dog's life. The plot to this episode was great and well-written. One of the better Family Guy episodes this season. I laughed at some scenes but the scene I can remember laughing hard was the cutaway with Stewie reading the "Curious George" book. Stewie saw Brian crying in the bathtub so Stewie decides to help Brian by grabbing his collar and taking it to pretend that Brian was dead from being burned from a fire. Peter, Lois, Meg, and Chris find out that Brian was dead (which he really isn't) and Stewie gets Brian and wanted to show the four of them crying. Peter, Lois, Meg, and Chris hugging and crying made Brian realize that they do care about the value of a dog's life (well... at least Brian's life). Overall, despite everyone not caring about the value of a dog's life (which is the reason my score isn't higher), this was a great episode and the plot was well-written from Seth MacFarlane and the other writers. 8.5/10moreless
  • What's this A GOOD Family Guy Episode?

    8.5
    WOW this was actually pretty good. Last week was horrible besides Quagmire telling brain off but this week was a good back to basics episode. Peter's childish antics has Lois get a maid, The catch is the maid is stubborn annoying and disruptive, Just like real maids.



    The other part was Brain being his old Liberal A-hole self but it was still great to see everything blow up in his face. The gags were kept to a minimum here and the episode had a great flow to it. Being closer to the Family Guy I enjoyed just a few years ago.



    Did the Manatees die? did they put in new balls? I don't know but this was a pretty good episode and I hope there are more to come.moreless
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)

Nathan Gunn

Nathan Gunn

Italian Opera Singer

Guest Star

Kel MacFarlane

Kel MacFarlane

Barney the Dog Owner

Guest Star

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

Himself

Guest Star

Alex Breckenridge

Alex Breckenridge

Various

Recurring Role

Jackson Douglas

Jackson Douglas

Various

Recurring Role

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

Various

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Brian: You killed a dog and burned down a liquor store just to prove a point!?
      Stewie: Don't worry, he was a stray.
      Brian: Oh.

  • NOTES (1)

    • There is an alternate scene at the part where Brian releases the dog from his leash at the ice cream shop which can be seen in the Family Guy, Volume Eight. In it, after Brain releases the dog, it just walks away. Then a man and his son, who turn out to the dog's owners, come out of the ice cream shop and notice the dog is gone. The man then starts yelling at his son, thinking that he didn't tie the leash to the pole tight enough, and the son apologizes in Stewie's voice. Brian notices this, and Stewie tells him that that is one of his "side voices." Which could be a reference to the many characters that Seth MacFarlane voices on the show.

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