The BEST episodes directed by James Purdum

The Perfect Castaway
1915 votes

#1 - The Perfect Castaway

Family Guy - Season 4 - Episode 12

When Peter and the guys decide to go fishing, they end up caught in a storm. Stranded on a desert island, their families fear the worst. Rescued by a cruise ship months later, Peter surprises Lois at home, where he finds out that she has a new husband.

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A Taste of Freedom
2340 votes

#2 - A Taste of Freedom

Futurama - Season 5 - Episode 4

When Zoidberg publicly devours an Earth flag, he is sentenced to death for his anarchic behavior. Before the sentence can be carried out, the Decapodians come to Zoidberg's aid by invading Earth, teaching the populace the true meaning of freedom.

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Saturated Fat Guy
2940 votes

#3 - Saturated Fat Guy

Family Guy - Season 15 - Episode 16

In an attempt to avoid eating the healthy food that Lois forces him to eat, Peter opens up his own food truck with fattening foods. Meanwhile, Meg joins a roller derby team, despite Chris thinking it’s too dangerous.

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Ratings Guy
3182 votes

#4 - Ratings Guy

Family Guy - Season 11 - Episode 2

When the Griffins are selected to have their TV-watching habits monitored, Peter hatches a scheme to control the airwaves.

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The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire
1862 votes

#5 - The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire

Family Guy - Season 4 - Episode 5

When Peter hears Loretta scream, he tries to help out, but discovers Loretta is cheating on Cleveland. Peter figures out that it was Quagmire and decides to tell Cleveland about it. But when Loretta walks out on Cleveland he doesn't take it lightly. Peter also takes to the skies in the Hindenpeter and the Petercopter.

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Emmy-Winning Episode
2876 votes

#6 - Emmy-Winning Episode

Family Guy - Season 16 - Episode 1

Tired of not winning an Emmy, Peter embarks on his own For Your Consideration campaign for FAMILY GUY by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows - and no category is off limits.

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The Birdbot of Ice Catraz
2297 votes

#7 - The Birdbot of Ice Catraz

Futurama - Season 3 - Episode 9

A sober Bender crashes a dark matter tanker on Pluto, threatening the penguin reserve nearby. Leela helps out in the clean-up, but when the penguins begin mating out of control, drastic action must be taken to thin the herd.

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Prick Up Your Ears
2138 votes

#8 - Prick Up Your Ears

Family Guy - Season 5 - Episode 6

Lois discovers that Chris has some bad information about sex and she volunteers to teach a sex-ed class at the high school. Some parents become upset with her brutal honesty, and they have her replaced. A conservative christian comes to Quahog and gets rid of the condoms at James Woods High. As a result the kids find an interesting loophole. Meanwhile Stewie, terrified of the Tooth Fairy, decides to set traps to destroy him.

Bend Her
2131 votes

#9 - Bend Her

Futurama - Season 5 - Episode 13

In order to compete in the Fembot's division of the 3004 Olympics, Bender is surgically rebuilt to become a woman. Her trashy behavior catches the eye of Calculon, with whom she develops a strong and confusing celebrity relationship.

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Cop and a Half-Wit
2822 votes

#10 - Cop and a Half-Wit

Family Guy - Season 15 - Episode 15

Peter helps Joe out with several crime cases, but when Joe tries to take all the credit, Peter gets extremely angry. Meanwhile, Brian convinces Stewie to join a football team and panics when he gets a concussion.

I Dated a Robot
2366 votes

#11 - I Dated a Robot

Futurama - Season 3 - Episode 15

Fry discovers the ability to download any celebrity onto a blank robot, and chooses to download Lucy Liu, with whom he falls madly in love. Repulsed by this disgusting display of human/robot love, Leela, Bender, and Zoidberg set out to shut down and put an end to illegal celebrity downloads forever.

Family Goy
3400 votes

#12 - Family Goy

Family Guy - Season 8 - Episode 2

When Lois finds a lump on her breast, she goes to the doctor to test for cancer. The tests come back benign, but the doctor looks at her family medical history and reveals some news about Lois' heritage.

Peter's Lost Youth
2735 votes

#13 - Peter's Lost Youth

Family Guy - Season 15 - Episode 17

Peter gets jealous of Lois when she upstages him at a Red Sox fantasy baseball camp. Meanwhile, Stewie runs away from home when Meg is left to babysit.

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Fonz
1278 votes

#14 - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Fonz

Family Guy - Season 4 - Episode 18

When Peter’s dad comes to visit, he tries to impose his religious beliefs on the family. But after a mix-up with the holy-water leaves Stewie in a bubble, Peter decides to form a church worshiping his hero, the Fonz.

Peter's Sister
2317 votes

#15 - Peter's Sister

Family Guy - Season 14 - Episode 6

Peter’s sister, Karen, decides to come for Thanksgiving and bullies Peter the same way Meg treats him. While Meg is at first amused, she later feels badly and decides to help Peter train to defeat his sister in a wrestling match. Meanwhile, to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving, Stewie and Brian decide to go on a cleanse, which Stewie takes one step too far.

Peternormal Activity
2569 votes

#16 - Peternormal Activity

Family Guy - Season 14 - Episode 4

The guys go to an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Meanwhile, Stewie is on a mission to destroy Brian's glasses because he's annoyed by how pretentious Brian's been acting when he wears them.

Mother Tucker
2064 votes

#17 - Mother Tucker

Family Guy - Season 5 - Episode 2

Peter's mom gets a divorce. Peter feels abandoned until he sees a father figure in his mom's new boyfriend, Tom Tucker. Meanwhile, Brian gets his own NPR style show on the radio.

Gay Bash
500 votes

#18 - Gay Bash

Drawn Together - Season 1 - Episode 3

With some not-so-gentle coaxing from his roommates, Xandir finally comes to terms with his homosexuality. But after awkwardly breaking the news to his girlfriend, and getting dumped as a result, Xandir desperately tries to find a way back in the closet. Meanwhile, after seeing Ling-Ling's incredible sewing abilities, Spanky exploits him as a source of cheap sweatshop labor, hoping to make a fortune selling knockoff sneakers to the NBA.

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Dirty Pranking Number 2
391 votes

#19 - Dirty Pranking Number 2

Drawn Together - Season 1 - Episode 6

Clara becomes addicted to a prank made up by Spanky, crapping on pizza. This only makes things worse for Clara, due to the fact that her father refuses to let her to do the prank, or see Spanky anymore. Meanwhile, Captain Hero and Xandir try to bond, as they are roommates.