The Best Episodes Directed by John Holmquist

Yug Ylimaf

#1 - Yug Ylimaf

Family Guy Season 11 - Episode 4

When Brian accidentally causes Stewie's time machine to make reality run in reverse, the two must fix the problem before Stewie is unborn.

star 7.67
3060 votes
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Leggo My Meg-O

#2 - Leggo My Meg-O

Family Guy Season 10 - Episode 20

Meg's exciting European adventure comes to a halt when she is kidnapped; Stewie and Brian embark on an action-packed rescue mission..

star 7.58
2866 votes
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Stewie Kills Lois

#3 - Stewie Kills Lois

Family Guy Season 6 - Episode 4

Lois and Peter sail off on a cruise. Jealous that he was left behind, Stewie's matricidal tendencies are rekindled. When Brian challenges him to actually do it, Stewie carries out his diabolical plan.

star 7.55
2165 votes
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Airport '07

#4 - Airport '07

Family Guy Season 5 - Episode 12

Quagmire takes Peter to work but Peter messes things up, causing Quagmire to lose his job as a pilot. After not being able find another job, Peter and Cleveland make plans to help him get his old job back. When the plan fails, Quagmire receives advice from his idol, Hugh Hefner.

star 7.52
1771 votes
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Amish Guy

#5 - Amish Guy

Family Guy Season 10 - Episode 7

On the return from an adventurous day at an amusement park, the Griffins’ car breaks down in Amish country and they are stranded with no way out. When Meg falls for an Amish boy, the Griffins then find themselves in a crusade against the conservative locals.

star 7.52
3393 votes
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Call Girl

#6 - Call Girl

Family Guy Season 11 - Episode 14

When Lois gets a job at an adults-only phone line to earn extra money, she takes a call from Peter.

star 7.51
2346 votes
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Finders Keepers

#7 - Finders Keepers

Family Guy Season 12 - Episode 1

Word that Peter believes a restaurant placemat is a treasure map pits the citizens of Quahog against each other as they search for the prize.

star 7.50
2741 votes
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Take My Wife

#8 - Take My Wife

Family Guy Season 13 - Episode 18

Lois books a fun couple’s vacation in the Bahamas. But, much to Peter’s surprise, it turns out to be a marriage counseling program instead. Meanwhile, Carter watches the kids at home and becomes frustrated that they’re too into their electronics to play games the old-fashioned way. So he tries to fix it himself.

star 7.45
1558 votes
We Love You, Conrad

#9 - We Love You, Conrad

Family Guy Season 7 - Episode 14

Brian is devastated to learn that his ex-girlfriend Jillian is getting married until he meets The Hills star Lauren Conrad. Though Brian begins to think he and Conrad are the perfect match, he finds his heart may still belong to Jillian.

star 7.45
1928 votes
Ocean's Three and a Half

#10 - Ocean's Three and a Half

Family Guy Season 7 - Episode 7

After being pregnant for seven years, Bonnie finally gives birth to a beautiful baby girl named Susie! Stewie quickly falls for the little tyke and vows to do anything to win her heart and get in her diaper. Meanwhile, Joe borrows $20,000 from a bookie to pay for Bonnie's medical bills, but then plans to steal the money from Mr. Pewterschmidt to pay his debt.

star 7.45
2844 votes
Cop and a Half-Wit

#11 - 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.

star 7.44
2808 votes
Hannah Banana

#12 - Hannah Banana

Family Guy Season 8 - Episode 5

After attending to the concert of a teen superstar, Stewie discovers a surprising secret about the singer. Meanwhile back at home, Chris tries to prove the existence of the Evil Monkey.

star 7.43
2951 votes
Running Mates

#13 - Running Mates

Family Guy Season 2 - Episode 10

When Lois decides to run for the local school board, Peter runs against her in effort to get his favorite teacher reinstated. Peter and his supporters start a negative campaign against Lois, including a bunch of lies and even sexy pictures of her. Peter's mudslinging works and he is elected. Peter starts some strange policies, including armed robots taking over for hall monitors. The new policies backfire after Chris is caught bringing inappropriate magazines to school. Peter must then think of a way to get Lois back and regain his reputation with the town of Quahog.

star 7.42
1754 votes
The Carwash

#14 - The Carwash

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 10

Stu and Chaz take the babies to a carwash to get the car cleaned, but Angelica tells them something bad about it and now they're afraid to go.

star 7.42
12 votes
Grumpy Old Man

#15 - Grumpy Old Man

Family Guy Season 10 - Episode 9

It’s winter in Quahog, and Lois’ parents take Stewie away on a trip. But when Carter falls asleep at the wheel, the family decides it might be time for him to retire. Peter and Lois take the clan to Florida to check out some fine retirement communities, but Carter refuses to go down without a fight.

star 7.41
3073 votes
Take a Letter

#16 - Take a Letter

Family Guy Season 14 - Episode 17

To pay for Stewie’s private school, Lois becomes a postal worker. She finds a letter from Peter that was never sent to his old fling, Gretchen, dated a week before their marriage. When Gretchen tries to come between Lois and Peter, Lois has a plan of her own.

star 7.40
2438 votes
Hot Shots

#17 - Hot Shots

Family Guy Season 15 - Episode 6

In order to "save" Stewie from autism, Peter and Lois decide not to vaccinate him and then proceed to convince the rest of Quahog to follow suit. Stewie runs away to save himself from diseases until Sean Penn swoops in to save the day and brings vaccines to the whole town.

star 7.40
3482 votes
Christmas is Coming

#18 - Christmas is Coming

Family Guy Season 18 - Episode 9

When Meg takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa, she has a surprising response. Meanwhile, Stewie is entirely scarred from the same experience and Brian tries to help him process it

star 7.37
651 votes
Mom's the Word

#19 - Mom's the Word

Family Guy Season 12 - Episode 12

After Peter's mother dies, he befriends her longtime pal, Evelyn (Lauren Bacall); Stewie is upset when he comprehends the reality of death.

star 7.33
1960 votes
Bri, Robot

#20 - Bri, Robot

Family Guy Season 17 - Episode 12

Brian worries about the legacy he's leaving behind, so Stewie makes a robot duplicate as a living biography.

star 7.32
876 votes
Pawtucket Pete

#21 - Pawtucket Pete

Family Guy Season 17 - Episode 9

The Pawtucket Brewery hires new bosses, who decide to change the company's mascot. In an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

star 7.31
906 votes
Brian the Closer

#22 - Brian the Closer

Family Guy Season 13 - Episode 4

Brian's cosmetic surgery leads him down a new career path as a real estate agent, which gets him into trouble with Quagmire.

star 7.28
1921 votes
Extra Large Medium

#23 - Extra Large Medium

Family Guy Season 8 - Episode 12

When Chris and Stewie go missing for several days, Lois is at her wit's end until she sees a psychic who assures her they are safe. Even after the boys return home, Lois and Peter's psychic obsession continues, and Peter takes it a step too far when he starts charging neighbors for his extrasensory perception. Meanwhile, Chris develops a crush on a girl at school.

star 7.27
3037 votes
Veteran Guy

#24 - Veteran Guy

Family Guy Season 16 - Episode 14

After Peter and the guys get caught pretending to be military veterans and are found guilty of the Stolen Valor Act, a judge sentences them to join the U.S. Coast Guard.

star 7.27
1242 votes
Play it Again, Brian

#25 - Play it Again, Brian

Family Guy Season 6 - Episode 10

Peter and Lois's marriage hits a bit of a snag. When Brian wins the New England Rising Writer's award, the three of them head to Martha's Vineyard for a nice relaxing vacation. Peter's usual drinking habits take over, and he soon spirals out of control, as does Brian's self restraint, as he soon professes his love for Lois. Peter and Brian test their friendship over the woman of their dreams.

star 7.27
1963 votes
Peter's Sister

#26 - 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.

star 7.25
2295 votes
Customer of the Week

#27 - Customer of the Week

Family Guy Season 19 - Episode 15

After feeling unappreciated by her family, Lois taps into her villainous side and attempts to win "Best Customer" at her favorite coffee shop.

star 7.23
395 votes
Dust Bunnies

#28 - Dust Bunnies

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 14

Didi cleans around the house and there's dust all over, so Angelica tells Tommy and Chuckie that they are dust bunnies. Throughout the whole episode they try to outrun the dust bunnies, but will they make it!

star 7.10
10 votes
Yacht Rocky

#29 - Yacht Rocky

Family Guy Season 18 - Episode 1

When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.

star 7.10
982 votes
Our Idiot Brian

#30 - Our Idiot Brian

Family Guy Season 13 - Episode 8

Meg convinces Brian to take the SAT's for her, but when he tests poorly, they start to suspect that Brian might not that smart after all. Peter decides to spend the day showing Brian the joys of being stupid and the benefits of having a low IQ.

star 7.10
1409 votes

#31 - Heatwave

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 11

Trying to fight their thirst on a hot day, the Rugrats get a drink from a drinking fountain, only to get their relief thwarted when Grandpa broke a water main after a couple of workers leave for a "mid-morning pre-lunch break" (to get away from Grandpa's boring storytelling). However, with the help of Sabu, they manage to find relief before the most brutal time of the day, "The Time of No Shadows" (noon).

star 6.92
12 votes
Excellence in Broadcasting

#32 - Excellence in Broadcasting

Family Guy Season 9 - Episode 2

When Brian learns that Rush Limbaugh is going to be at the Quahog Mall for a book-signing, he decides to go down there and give him a piece of his left-wing mind. But when Rush unexpectedly comes to Brian's rescue, Brian has a political change of heart.

star 6.90
3846 votes
Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too

#33 - Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too

Father of the Pride Season 1 - Episode 4

Settling into the fame of his new position as lead lion, Larry looks forward to his debut in the show until Siegfried and Roy proclaim to Matt Lauer during their appearance on the Today Show that they will unveil the greatest magic trick the world has ever seen with their new star. Panicked over the pressure, Larry turns to the crafty veteran performer -- Sarmoti -- to help prepare him. However, when the trick backfired during practice, a concerned Seigfreid and Roy turn to their proven veteran white tiger Blake to save the day much to the disappointment of Larry and Sarmoti.

star 6.80
5 votes
Educating Angelica

#34 - Educating Angelica

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 15

Charlotte finally decides to take Angelica to preschool, but Angelica soon learns that its not as easy as it seems. She has a problem with sharing, so she brings Tommy to school but even he makes better friends than Angelica. In the end she makes friends and learns the value of sharing.

star 6.57
7 votes
The Smell of Success

#35 - The Smell of Success

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 13

After trying countless remedies to cure Chuckie's stuffed-up nose without any success, Chazz took him to Dr. Brander, where she cured Chuckie's congestion with "The Noserator". Afterwards, Chuckie can smell anything and everything. However, success has its price.

star 6.50
14 votes
Faire Play

#36 - Faire Play

Rugrats Season 4 - Episode 12

The Rugrats and the Pickles go to a medieval fair, where Didi, Stu and Grandpa will be helping out. While Didi makes stained-glass windows, Stu and Grandpa operate a mechanical dragon that Stu invented. However, thanks to the mechanical dragon's numerous glitches, it ended up making an "Ye Olde Mess" out of the entire fair. However, there's one thing that can help defeat the dragon... Reptar. And its all based on the Rugrats' wishes.

star 6.25
12 votes

#37 - Rehabilitation

Father of the Pride Season 1 - Episode 11

Overworked and feeling the strain of being lead lion, Larry takes advantage of a bad landing during practice to over-emphasize a leg injury, giving him a week of bed rest. However, when his blissful time off is interrupted by Sarmoti's bitterness, the exhausted lead lion slips his surly father-in-law a medicated meatball in the hope of quieting the African lion.

star 6.25
4 votes