The Best Episodes Directed by John Holmquist
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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
#18 - 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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#27 - 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.
#28 - 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.
#29 - 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).
#30 - 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.
#31 - 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!
#32 - 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.
#33 - 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.
#34 - 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.