Family Guy

Season 6 Episode 2

Movin' Out (Brian's Song)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 30, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Peter convinces Brian to move in with Jillian. Stewie moves in with them to help pay the rent, but he tries to interfere with Brian and Jillian's relationship. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris get jobs at the local convenience store. While Chris and the manager, Carl, talk about their favorite movies, Meg is stuck with all the hard work. She eventually stands up for herself and as a result, gets fired.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Classic

  • This is where the show starts to dropped in quality a bit

    Peter convinces Brian to move in with Jillian. Stewie moves in with them to help pay the rent, but he tries to interfere with Brian and Jillian's relationship. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris get jobs at the local convenience store. While Chris and the manager, Carl, talk about their favorite movies, Meg is stuck with all the hard work. She eventually stands up for herself and as a result, gets fired. OK, this episode was okay and this is where the show started to decline a little bit because of the ridiculous storylines...and it get worse (but not bad) in season 7 until season 9. Both storylines for this episode was okay...but there are some problems. Brian's plot...I didn't like that conversation where Brian wanted to move, then Jillian breaks up with him, plus Stewie (as usual in these Brian themed episode lately) gets annoying. Subplot could have got it better if weren't for two things...Carl and Chris being jerks to Meg then she is fired. Also that time's just Carl and Chris talking about some movie. Waste of time. It's only if they talked about it for 30 seconds not 2 minutes... <:( There's a few funny parts...but they are mainly during the first hald of the episode. Second half got dragged. Overall this episode is boring and the decline of the show (2007-2011) starts here. 6/10moreless
  • great

    what i liked- everyone laughing at lois mentioning to brian that maybe now he has another chapter for his book, lois laughing uncontrollably at brian as he describes his book to her, the disney on ice mentionings at the beginning, the sad ending with brian learning jillian has moved on and is seeing adam west, amongst other things.

    this was OK. Two things brought my score down. One, was the sub plot with Chris and Carl. Sorry, but hearing them talk about movies and the 'hot' actressess in those movies is only funny for a short time. problem is, it was never really that funny to begin with. how they made a sub plot with basically nothing happening but two guys talking about movies, i'll never know.

    the other thing was the simpsons gag. that wasn't in bad taste; that was just bad. first, you got quagmire having sex with marge, then you got him killing the Simpsons, but to add insult to injury, you give them the most pathetic voices i have ever heard. "Ay carumba! Mom and dad are dead!" "Oh no! Who will pay for my saxophone lessons!" yea, not funny. I might be biased because i like The Simpsons, but i think if they did this joke with a show i don't like, i'd still hate it. it's disgusting and not funny.

    other than those two things, fairly good episode. B- or so.moreless
  • Not bad for a dating episode.

    Peter convinces Brian to move in with Jillian. Stewie moves in with them to help pay the rent, but he tries to interfere with Brian and Jillian's relationship. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris get jobs at the local convenience store. While Chris and the manager, Carl, talk about their favorite movies, Meg is stuck with all the hard work. She eventually stands up for herself and as a result, gets fired.

    The movie part was the only reason this episode didnt get a perfect score.

  • Overall great but it could have been a little better

    I thought that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't the best episode I've seen but it was quite enjoyable. It was hilarious when Jillian asked Peter if he wanted to go with her to "Disney On Ice" and then Peter gets really excited. Peter hanging out with Jillian in the first 5 minutes of the episode was really entertaining to see and it was very funny. The Founding Fathers cutaway was very funny. It was funny when Carl offered Meg the job to work at the convenience store after Stewie tipped over the magazines and Meg picked it up and put it in alphabetical order. Chris getting a job at the convenience store with Meg was also very good to see.. well.. until it got to the part where Carl and Chris were being mean to Meg (that made me score lower a little low). It was funny that Peter convinced Jillian that Brian should have committed relationship with her and move into an apartment. Stewie being the roommate along with Stewie and Jillian was also very funny. Brian/Stewie story got a little more weaker though after Jillian broke up with Brian and the plot got worse when Jillian going out with Mayor West now... although, the fact that she is going out with Mayor West is funny but the way they ended it was pretty lazy to me. As for the Chris/Meg plot, I'm glad that Chris asked Carl to give Meg the job back. Overall, an overall great episode of "Family Guy". 8.5/10moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

Carla Delaney

Carla Delaney


Guest Star

Anthony Tavera

Anthony Tavera


Guest Star

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore


Recurring Role

H. Jon Benjamin

H. Jon Benjamin


Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • During the scene where Brian lets Peter go with Jillian to Disney on Ice, the tag on Brian's collar briefly disappears in one shot and then returns in the next.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Stewie Griffin: That's right, I'm paying Mr. Lickety-Self's half of the rent.
      Jillian: Is that true?
      Brian Griffin: All right, yes, fine, it's true.
      Jillian: Why didn't you say anything?
      Brian Griffin: Because you wanted me to move in so badly, and God knows I didn't want to...
      Jillian: Wait, you didn't wanna move in with me?
      Brian Griffin: Well... honestly, no.
      Jillian: Oh, my God! I've never felt so stupid!
      Brian Griffin: Really?
      Jillian: Well, I don't wanna be your guilty burden, Brian. We're through!
      (Jillian grabs her clothes and leaves
      Brian Griffin: Jillian, wait!
      (Door slams)
      Brian Griffin: Damn it!
      Stewie Griffin: I'm sorry, Brian. You'll feel better in the morning.
      Stewie covers himself, then Brian turns the light out to go to sleep)
      Stewie Griffin: Hey, you know what you should do? You should have sex with somebody else just to get back at her for walking out on you. Ju-just have sex with somebody. Anybody. Just don't-don't even think about it. The next person you see, the very next person you see.
      (The light turns back on; Stewie is staring Brian dead in the face with a smirk on his face. Brian then punches him out of bed)

    • (Brian and Jillian are having sex)
      Brian: Oh, yeah. You like that, huh?
      Jillian: Yeah, it's rad!
      Brian: Please don't talk.

    • Stewie: Meg, lend me twenty-five cents so I can ride the toy airplane outside and make the immigrant kids jealous.

    • Jillian: Brian, did you know that Daryl Hannah has one wooden finger?
      Brian: Really? Where'd you read that?
      Jillian: In Pee-opple Magazine.

    • (Jillian finds out Brian didn't actually want to move in with her)
      Jillian: Oh my God, I have never felt so stupid.
      Stewie and Brain: Really??

    • Lois: So Meg, any luck in finding another job?
      Meg: No, hardly anybody is hiring right now. The only job I could find was for a phone sex line and I sucked at it.
      (cuts to living room, Meg is on the couch talking on the phone)
      Meg: What am I wearing? Um, a hat, and glasses. What kind of underwear? Um, I don't know, big underwear I guess. I'm sorry, what? Oh, what would I do to you? Well, um, I guess maybe we'd get pizza, and we could watch House?
      (Cuts to Peter upstairs, also on the phone)
      Peter: Alright, I am totally flaccid, but thank you anyway ma'am, I appreciate your time. (hangs up the phone)

    • Brian: She's gone. Jillian's gone.
      Stewie: Look Brian, I know you're upset now, but I think it's important to see things in perspective. Remember when Alex P. Keaton lost his girlfriend, and then he got another one and everything was alright? And then he got Parkinson's...yikes.

    • Carl: Uh Chris, you ever see the movie Cruel Intentions?
      Chris: No.
      Carl: Oh, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar make out, it's pretty hot. Fourty-seven minutes, sixteen seconds in.
      Chris: No way!
      Carl: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know what's another great movie? Career Opportunities with Jennifer Connolly. I mean, that's one of those movies that... I mean, she's really hot in it, but it's also a good movie.
      Chris: She was in A Beautiful Mind, and I've got to say, the direction was excellent, but I was very disappointed that she, um, wore clothes the entire film.
      Carl: Was she hot in it?
      Chris: Yeah, in the way that like, classy women with expensive clothing, who never take them off are hot. Ya know?
      Carl: (pauses) No.
      Chris: Alright, so ya see a hot girl, and you're like "okay, I appreciate your exterior beauty, because you've definitely worked at it. With the clothing and the jewelry, and the makeup and stuff." But secretly, I'm just like "hey man, where is the chase, and how do I cut to it?"
      Carl: Wow, you're smart.
      Chris: W...what?

    • Herbert: Well OshKosh B'gosh, it's a brand new paperboy. That's a mighty full sack you're carrying.
      Stewie: Piss off you perverted old freak.
      Herbert: Oh, we got a fighter.

    • Brian: (answers door) Stewie, hey, what's up?
      Stewie: Oh, I was just on my way back from the cobbler. Figured before I stopped by the apothecary I'd come here, and then its off to the haberdasher. These turn of the century business jokes doing anything for ya?
      Brian: Not really.
      Seamus: (to Stewie, from down the hall) Did ya use the jokes?
      Stewie: Yeah, they're not landing.
      Seamus: (groans)

    • Stewie: Oh, Vince Vaughn is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Here's my summary of every Vince Vaughn movie: Oh, I'm incapable of loving another person. Oh wait, no I'm not. The end.

    • Carl: Hey, Meg.
      Meg: Hey, Carl.
      Carl: Why are you always here by yourself? Are you like a bitch or something?

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the Adult Swim and Canadian airings as well as the DVD release, there is additional footage after Brian's argument about what kind of guy he is that wasn't in the original version. An advertisement pops up at the bottom of the screen for The Simpsons featuring Marge. Eventually, Quagmire comes out and tries to have sex with her, but she fights him off and runs away, only to be heard off-screen enjoying it. At the end of the scene, Quagmire and Marge reappear, and she takes him back to her house, where Quagmire ends up killing all the members of the Simpson family.


    • Mr.

      During the episode Chris and his boss, Carl, make several references to actresses that are nude in different movies and give tell each other how far into the movie the nude scenes occur (i.e. she get's naked 39 minutes 30 seconds in). The website Mr. informs users when nude scenes occur in the same way.

    • Lifetime

      The title of the movie in the opening sequence is shown on the Lifetime Network. Lifetime is a network that is aimed at a Female audience. Often, made-for-TV movies are broadcast that are based on real-life events, where Women are abused by men.

    • Movin' Out (Brian's Song)

      This is an allusion to the song Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) by Billy Joel. Also it is a reference to the made for TV movie Brian's Song, about Brian Piccolo, a football player for the Chicago Bears who falls terminally ill, and the bond that he establishes with his teammate Gale Sayers.