The BEST episodes directed by John Holmquist

Yug Ylimaf
3087 votes

#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.

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Leggo My Meg-O
2891 votes

#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..

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Stewie Kills Lois
2189 votes

#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.

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Airport '07
1795 votes

#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.

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Amish Guy
3419 votes

#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.

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Call Girl
2369 votes

#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.

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Finders Keepers
2766 votes

#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.

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The Carwash
13 votes

#8 - 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.

Take My Wife
1573 votes

#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.

Ocean's Three and a Half
2869 votes

#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.

We Love You, Conrad
1952 votes

#11 - 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.

Cop and a Half-Wit
2821 votes

#12 - 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.

Hannah Banana
2978 votes

#13 - 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.

Running Mates
1795 votes

#14 - Running Mates

Family Guy - Season 2 - Episode 10

Peter resorts to mudslinging, when he and Lois run as opponents in an election for the school board.

Friends of Peter G
2467 votes

#15 - Friends of Peter G

Family Guy - Season 9 - Episode 10

Brian and Peter are required to attend a 12-step program to deal with their drinking problems; Death (Adam Carolla) gives Peter a glimpse of what life would be like without alcohol.

Grumpy Old Man
3095 votes

#16 - 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.

Take a Letter
2454 votes

#17 - 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.

Hot Shots
3502 votes

#18 - 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.

Christmas is Coming
681 votes

#19 - 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

Mom's the Word
1980 votes

#20 - Mom's the Word

Family Guy - Season 12 - Episode 12

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

La Famiglia Guy
583 votes

#21 - La Famiglia Guy

Family Guy - Season 19 - Episode 5

When Joe asks Peter to be the godfather to his daughter, Peter commits to his mistaken interpretation of the role so much that he becomes a real gangster.

Bri, Robot
907 votes

#22 - 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.

Pawtucket Pete
935 votes

#23 - 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.

Brian the Closer
1944 votes

#24 - 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.

Veteran Guy
1263 votes

#25 - 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.

Extra Large Medium
3060 votes

#26 - 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.

Play it Again, Brian
1984 votes

#27 - 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.

Customer of the Week
471 votes

#28 - 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.

Peter's Sister
2316 votes

#29 - 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.

80's Guy
477 votes

#30 - 80's Guy

Family Guy - Season 20 - Episode 4

Impelled by nostalgia, Peter recreates movie scenes from his favorite decade. Stewie and Doug compete to retrieve a Frisbee stuck at the top of the jungle gym.

Dust Bunnies
11 votes

#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!

Our Idiot Brian
1431 votes

#32 - 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.

Lawyer Guy
348 votes

#33 - Lawyer Guy

Family Guy - Season 20 - Episode 13

Peter hires the town’s new lawyer, Brick Baker, to represent him in litigation against his new neighbor…who turns out to be Brick. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie become lobstermen and save Rupert from the perils of the deep.

Yacht Rocky
1024 votes

#34 - 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.

Excellence in Broadcasting
3874 votes

#35 - 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.

13 votes

#36 - 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).

Educating Angelica
8 votes

#37 - 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.

The Smell of Success
15 votes

#38 - 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.

Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too
5 votes

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

Father of the Pride - Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

5 votes

#40 - Rehabilitation

Father of the Pride - Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

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Faire Play
13 votes

#41 - 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.