Family Guy

Season 9 Episode 7

Road to the North Pole

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 12, 2010 on FOX
7.2
out of 10
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253 votes
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Episode Summary

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Brian and Stewie take their adventures to the North Pole to seek out Santa Claus.

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  • Horrible

    2.5
    Re-watched this double episode (I say double cause its running time is twice that of the usual FG episode) as I was checking my Christmas playlist (composed of Christmas specials from my favorite TV shows like Beavis and Butt-Head, Batman TAS and Batman: The Brave And The Bold) and honestly, it's AWFUL.

    The live-action segments with Ron McFarlane are horrid (unfunny bunch of poop jokes) and it's overall a really dark (look at Santa's workshop) and quite violent (how many people die in this one episode ?!) episode - I know FG has had dark or violent stuff, as it's usually to be expected with that show. But here, it seemed like a compilation of shock imagery (Santa's workshop as a whole, then a family gets with a bunch of random and often unfunny jokes.

    The only good things in here are the All I Want For Christmas musical number at the start and the robots built by Stewie to cover his and Brian's absence.



    And to think I considered buying the DVD release (cause this episode got released on its own on DVD), good thing I read the reviews and checked it first... Still slightly better than the Christmas Guy episode where Peter tries to get his father-in-law in the spirit while Stewie tries (and manages) to bring Brian back...moreless
  • About this episode

    10
    It had great sound mixing.
  • Road to the north pole

    10
    I think is was great family guy is my favorite show anyway I would love to see more different episodes older ones or new ones rather than the same rewinds but road to the north pole was the best :) go family guy go! And for the person that said my homie stewie acted to violent toward the family you must be new to family guy thats what he do hes a psycho baby he dont take no s##t and he always covers his a## lol duh dont f##k with stewiemoreless
  • I can't believe the high numbers for this episode. Come on!! Sevens and nines?!! I also agree that this was the worst road to episode and they should stop after this. The first Christmas episode was the best. Seth, time to go back to basics. This was bad.moreless

    1.0
    The Griffins and everybodyelse in Quahog were getting ready for Christmas. Brian was the only one who was being a Scrooge and was not in the spirit. Stewie wants to see Santa so Brian takes him to the mall. When the mall Santa leaves his shift, Stewie was sad and wants to see Santa. After Brian takes him to a fake North Pole, Stewie takes off for the North Pole in a truck. He convinces Brian to take him there. They got there and Santa was in bad shape. Brian and Stewie have to deliver the gifts to save Christmas. On telivision, Brian told the people of Quahog to receive one gift and it will make a differance. I'm sorry but this was a let down. The premise sounded good but the way it was handled ruined it. Brian was just a bigger jerk in this one. This is the third episode with Brian as a douchebag. He was a Scrooge. Hogging down a cookie and on purpose pour milk on the floor was mean spirited. He wasn't likeable and the break in with Stewie hitting the father and scaring the mother and daughter wasn't funny. It was offensive and they stupid to find out they were in the wrong house. Seth, enough of Brian and Stewie!!! This isn't the Brian and Stewie show. It's called Family Guy. Give those two a rest and split them up for a while. Mutant reigndeer, a deformed Santa and bad songs. Horrible!! Futurama did something like this and it was much better. Stewie cutting an elfs' arm slowly like a piece of turkey was another bad long joke which would have been better if he cut it off quickly. The ending was another way Seth could shove a lesson down our throats. A Family Guy Freakin Christmas was the best because it involved everybody and there was more heart to it and Stewie at the end gave a message of hope. I'm for dark humor if it is clever but this one had none. Just blood and gore. Seth, no more road to episodes and give Brian and Stewie a rest. No more of them for a while.moreless
  • The Premise Sounded Cliched But....

    10
    It was completely original. It seemed like a usual Christmas episode, one doesn't think Santa is real while the others sing a song to try to convince him. That person realizes Santa exists and offers to save Christmas. It was different. Well, yeah it happened but unlike most other Christmas specials Brian and Stewie failed horribly at delivering the presents. It ended with them beating an innocent family senseless and realizing they have the wrong house. Yes Tigerdude22 really. That's how Seth McFarlane is! Funny as hell!moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Carter Pewterschmidt, Seamus & Dr. Elmer Hartman

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)

Herbert John/Consuela/Bruce the Performance Artist/Cleveland Brown)

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Himself

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Karley Scott Collins

Karley Scott Collins

Abby & Little Girl

Guest Star

J Lee

J Lee

Black Elf

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Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan

Various

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Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

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Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Jillian Russell

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Near the end of the episode, Cleveland is watching the Quahog Channel 5 News, which he shouldn't have been able to do since he is in Stoolbend, Virginia.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ron McFarlane: Do you want to hear a real fart? Not one of those fake cartoon ones, but a real one? (long pause, then a fart) Now, I'm going to need new pants... and a new chair.

    • Pooh: Come on Eeyore, let's go play.
      Eeyore: I don't feel like it.
      Pooh: Why are you always in such a bad mood?
      Eeyore: I have a nail in my anus.
      Pooh: Oh...

    • Peter: Joe, did you get any Christmas presents?!
      Joe: NO!
      Quagmire: Me neither!
      Mort: I got eight mediocre things.

    • Ron MacFarlane: Hi, I'm Ron MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlane's father, and I'm here to tell you about a very special Christmas in Quahog. Kenny Rogers was supposed to be here, but I think he's dead. Anyway, Seth came out of my penis, and now he made this.

    • Stewie:: You can't joke me when it come to Santa Claus, Brian! There is a ferris wheel here and a guy hosing vomit! Nobody vomits at the North Pole, except for Santa's wife, because she has an eating disorder!
      Brian:: What?
      Stewie:: Yeah, because he can have anyone he wants and she knows that!

    • Stewie:: This can't be it. This can't be Santa's workshop. This looks like Bridgeport, Connecticut.

      Brian:: Oh boy, get ready for the letters.
      (cuts to a man from Bridgeport writing a hate letter)
      Bridgeport Guy:: "Dear Family Guy Bastards, Who the hell do you think you are?! I'll have you know that Bridgeport is among the world leaders in abandoned buildings, shattered glass, boarded-up windows, wild dogs and gas stations without pumps. So eat my s**t, Jew writers!"

    • Stewie:: What the hell? Why isn't the line moving?!
      Brian:: I dunno. It's always the same thing; some fat kid sitting on Santa's lap taking all day.
      (cuts to Peter sitting on the mall Santa's lap)
      Peter:: (giggles) And I want a Charles in Charge lunchbox and I want a Magna-Doodle, and a new Uno game on a-'cause I lost the "Draw Two" card, and I want a pet animal that's half chinchilla and half mink, 'cause it'd be really soft and I could call it "Chink" and that's okay.

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