Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 5

The Man with Two Brians

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 09, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Realizing that Brian may be getting old, Peter gets a newer, happier dog who the Griffins love, prompting Brian to leave. But things go awry when the "new Brian" crosses the line and humps Stewie's favorite toy.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Brian: Old vs New

    This episode had a great plot, yet it reminded me of something on Deviant Art that has something to do with SpongeBob; New Brian reminded me of the old vs new SpongeBob pictures. (No, I am NOT a post-movie

    Now I am not here to talk about SpongeBob. I am here to review this episode. It was enjoyable and I liked how Peter and his friends were trying to be like Jack Ass, but I thought the bees around Quagmire's penis was a bit much. I also liked how Joe rescued Brian and Peter.

    I liked New Brian's character, but I did feel bad for Brian. I also thought that Stewie murdering New Brian was a bit much.

    I am going to give this episode an 8.5/10.moreless

    I KNOW THIS IS YEARS LATE, BUT THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE EPISODES OF ALL TIME. First of all, the Jackass segment in the beginning is so hilarious, I literally cry every time I see it. The whole episode is perfect from start to finish. I've seen the episode countless times! I love episodes where all the guys are involved.
  • Brian > New Brian

    This episode was a rather funny one, though New Brian is rather bland and uninteresting. The Jackass parody was really fun and seeing Brian going along with Cleveland or Quagmire was kinda nice - this was back when Brian wasn't just a douche and Quagmire hadn't show how he despised him.
  • Wow, a new episode I liked.

    Realizing that Brian may be getting old, Peter gets a newer, happier dog who the Griffins love, prompting Brian to leave. But things go awry when the "new Brian" crosses the line and humps Stewie's favorite toy.

    New brian humps Rupert, and stewie kills him.

  • great

    what i liked- the ending, everyone loving the new Brian, Stewie making the comment about that lady's leg (after Quagmire just told Brian not to), "cool hwip", "I'm going to make you a little less gross each day", Stewie washing Rupert in the shower, Stewie murdering new Brian after discovering what he did, Stewie saying that Brian is "my douche", the karaoke scene, etc.

    good episode. i really liked it. New Brian was an interesting character, and it is in a way, kind of sad to see him die, but oh well. They obviously had to do something so that Brian could return, and they worked well (Stewie dragging trash bags and blood dripping is dark, yet kind of funny in a way). Good episode, B- or so is my final grade.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)

Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville


Guest Star

John Viener

John Viener


Recurring Role

Kirker Butler

Kirker Butler


Recurring Role

Mark Hentemann

Mark Hentemann


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lois: (comes out of a door with a bag of trash) Peter, what are you... (sees that Peter is in a shopping cart on the roof held by Cleveland and Quagmire) What are you boys doing up there? Get off the roof!
      Peter: Go back in the house, Lois! We're being Jackass! Okay, ready?
      Joe: All, right! We're rolling.
      Peter: Hi, I'm Peter Griffin and this is Shopping Cart... Roof... R... R-Roof... Roof Shop... Roof Shopping Cart Guys. (to Cleveland and Quagmire) Okay, go! (Cleveland and Quagmire let go of the cart; Peter rolls down and lands badly) Ow. Ow. Ow.
      (he gets up and his head is hanging upside down and four jagged bumps are visible under his skin; everyone groans in horror)
      Cleveland: Oh, my God!
      Quagmire: Oh, my God! Are you okay?
      Peter: I don't know! I don't... W-what does it look like? What do I do? What... (feels the bumps) Aah! Aah! What is that? What is... I feel something!
      Joe: It's your spine, dude! It got, like, yanked up a bunch of notches!
      Peter: I'm scared! I'm scared! I'm scared! I'm sca...
      (vomits on Brian)
      Brian: Aah! Oh, God!
      Peter: Does this get fixed with ice or heat?
      Cleveland: Ice now, heat later.

    • (Stewie is in the shower with Rupert scrubbing him off)
      Stewie: We'll talk about it when you want to talk about it. I don't blame you. I... (Whispers and begins to rock back and forth) I don't blame you.

    • (New Brian is baking in the kitchen and Stewie comes in)
      Stewie: Hey, New Brian, bad news, you gotta leave.
      New Brian: Huh? What are you talking about. This is my home.
      Stewie: Nobody likes you here man.
      New Brian: Well, I disagree. I think everybody likes me.
      Stewie: No we don't. We don't like your cooking, your stupid karoke nights, and we especially don't like the way you hump that chair in the den.
      New Brian: Well, Rupert seems to like my humping.
      (Stewie gives a stagnant pause)
      Stewie: What did you say?
      New Brian: Rupert. Humped him for two hours yesterday. He just laid there and took it.
      Stewie: Did he.
      New Brian: Yeah. Now every time you're sleeping with him, he's gonna be thinking of me.
      (Dramatic pause. Nest scene shows Stewie draging a trash bag to the garbage can outside with a trail of blood following it)

    • Peter: Hey Brian, I though maybe we could spend the afternoon together.
      Brian: Really? That'd be great.
      Peter: Awesome, 'cause I got this new gun.
      Stewie: Here we go.
      Peter: And I thought we could go deep in the woods, uh, where no one would ever think to look.
      Stewie: Oh boy.
      Peter: And uh, just shoot it.
      Stewie: Awkward.
      Peter: You know, like so far in that no one can hear gun fire.
      Stewie: Little on the nose.
      Peter: Or screaming.
      Brian: Uh, I don't think so Peter. (Brian walks away)
      Peter: (to Stewie) Jeez, Its like he thinks I'm gonna shoot him.

    • New Brian: (Singing) I don't like fancy learnin' books, I don't like apple tarts. I don't like cozy breakfast nooks, I don't like modern art. Well I like farts.
      Peter: Ah!
      New Brian: (Singing) Yes I like farts! I like long farts, short farts, wet farts, your farts, I like farts. If you've got heart.
      Peter: (Singing) Oh, I've got heart.
      New Brian: (Singing) Let's hear those farts.
      Peter: (Singing) How do I start?
      New Brian: (Singing) Well Peter I will help you get your fartin' started.
      (New Brian and Peter proceed to make farting noises in tune with the song)

    • New Brian: Think fast!
      Meg: Wow, deodorant! Are you sure I'm old enough?
      New Brian: Oh, I think so. I'm gonna make you a little less gross every day.

    • Meg: Dear Diary, today at the school library, I saw a picture in National Geographic of a woman with nipples that cover most of her breasts too. And suddenly, I didn't feel so alone.

    • Peter: Trust me, you guys are gonna get along better than Abraham Lincoln and his neighbor.
      (cut to a scene outside of a log cabin, Lincoln walks out to get his paper)
      Lincoln: Hey Dale, I noticed your lawn is getting a little high.
      Dale: Yeah, I used to have a guy for that, dick.
      Lincoln: Okay now, you have a good one.

    • Peter: I'm Peter Griffin, and I am The Greatest American Hero. My special power is being somehow memorable after a very short run on TV.

    • Peter: Cleveland shut up! I saw something on TV that I want to imitate.

    • New Brian: Hey gang! Whose leg do you have to hump to get a hug around here?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Airplane!

      Peter's line, "Oh, you have a guitar" is spoken and pronounced almost exactly like Jill Whelan's line in Airplane!

    • ThunderCats

      Watching Cleveland and Brian is Mumm-Ra, the chief villain of the ThunderCats in the '80s animated series with the same name.

    • American Dad

      "Is that the one with the fish?"
      "No, that's American Boy"

      This is an allusion to one of Seth MacFarlane's other animated sitcoms, American Dad!

    • Peter claims to be "The Greatest American Hero" during one of his stunts. The Greatest American Hero was broadcast on ABC from 1981 to 1983.

    • The Man With Two Brians

      The title of this episode is a parody of the 1983 Steve Martin movie The Man With Two Brains.