The BEST Episodes of Family Guy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Network: FOX

Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

Brian Goes Back to College

#1 - Brian Goes Back to College

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 13, 2005

After writing a story for a local magazine, Brian gets a job at The New Yorker.

star 8.15
1,970 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Matt Fleckenstein
Meet the Quagmires

#2 - Meet the Quagmires

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired May 20, 2007

Death grants Peter's wish to go back in time to 1984 when he was 18, but only for one night. He ends up bailing on a date with Lois to hang out with a movie actress. When he returns to the present, he soon realizes that everything is anything but normal, as he is now married to the former actress, and Lois is with Quagmire. Meanwhile, Stewie, Chris and Meg have also taken on Quagmire's charming characteristics.

star 8.01
2,032 votes
Writers: Mark Hentemann
E. Peterbus Unum

#3 - E. Peterbus Unum

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 12, 2000

The town zoning laws won't allow Peter to build a pool in his yard. When he tries to get a permit, he discovers that his property is actually not part of Quahog, and therefore not part of the United States. Armed with this new information, Peter makes his land his own country, calling it Petoria. When Peter gets no respect in the United Nation, he decides to invade Joe's pool, which brings the U.S. Army to his border. The Griffins can only survive so long without water, electricity, heat, or access to the United States, and finally, Lois and the kids leave President Peter, along with Brian, to his third-world country. Peter finally repatriates only a week after seceding.

star 7.94
1,996 votes
Directors: Rob Renzetti
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman
Emission Impossible

#4 - Emission Impossible

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 8, 2001

Peter goes with Lois to visit her sister Carole, who is now pregnant, but alone since her husband walked out on her. Carole goes into labor and Peter helps deliver the baby. Caught up in the moment, Peter and Lois decide that they want another baby. Stewie however, does not agree. Stewie does everything possible to keep Peter and Lois away from each other, but when he is locked out of their room, he is forced to take desperate measures. Stewie ends up shrinking himself down to microscopic size and seeking out his sperm-brother inside Peter's body. Instead of trying to kill his unborn brother Stewie and him unite to destroy Lois.

star 7.86
1,871 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: David 'Dave' Collard, Ken Goin
Death is a Bitch

#5 - Death is a Bitch

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 21, 2000

When Peter tries to get out of paying a doctors bill by faking his own death, he is visited by Death himself, who wants to take Peter away. After Death twists his ankle while chasing Peter, everyone on Earth becomes immortal while death is incapacitated.

star 7.85
2,345 votes
Writers: Ricky Blitt
Family Guy Viewer Mail #1

#6 - Family Guy Viewer Mail #1

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 14, 2002

Three stories inspired by viewers' letters: Peter loses his bones, the Griffins gain superpowers, and Peter and his friends appear as Little Rascals.

star 7.85
1,687 votes
He's Too Sexy For His Fat

#7 - He's Too Sexy For His Fat

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 27, 2000

Thanks to Brian's embarrassing flea problem the Griffins move into a hotel while the house is fumigated, and Lois and Peter discover that Chris has been skipping gym class because he's self-conscious about his body. Peter tries to talk Chris into getting liposuction, Lois starts preparing him special low-fat meals and Stewie taunts him by eating everything in sight and packing on the baby fat.

star 7.84
1,941 votes
Directors: Glen Hill
Writers: Chris Sheridan
Road to the Multiverse

#8 - Road to the Multiverse

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2009

With the help of an out-of-this-world remote control, Stewie and Brian travel through alternate universes, including a post-apocalyptic world and a parallel world run by dogs where humans are pets.

star 7.83
3,890 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Wellesley Wild
PTV

#9 - PTV

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 6, 2005

After a “wardrobe malfunction” occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peter’s favorite shows. As a result, Peter creates his own station, PTV, which broadcasts from the Griffin home. Peter and Brian create their own edgy programming until the FCC shows up to shut down PTV and censor all controversial material in Quahog.

star 7.83
1,791 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin
The Simpsons Guy

#10 - The Simpsons Guy

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2014

The Griffins travel through Springfield, where they meet The Simpsons - who greet their new "albino" friends with open arms. Homer and Peter debate which is the better beer, Bart shows Stewie some classic pranks, Lisa attempts to find Meg's talent, while Marge and Lois become bosom buddies.

star 7.79
3,110 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

#11 - Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired May 23, 2010

Peter makes good on another power outage at home--by entertaining his family with a retelling of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Newcomers to the story include Mort as Lando Calrissian, Chris' boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett.

star 7.78
2,529 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Kirker Butler
Blue Harvest

#12 - Blue Harvest

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2007

Peter retells the story of Star Wars in this hour-long episode of Family Guy. When Princess Leia is captured by the evil Darth Vader the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 escape to the planet Tatooine to find help from the Rebel Alliance. There they encounter Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Obi-Wan Kenobi who infiltrate the Death Star then rescue the captive princess from the Death Star and return to aid the Rebellion in its fight against the Galactic Empire.

star 7.76
2,513 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Alec Sulkin
And Then There Were Fewer

#13 - And Then There Were Fewer

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2010

In this murder mystery special, The Griffins as well as all the other major characters become trapped in a mansion while they are killed off one by one.

star 7.71
4,898 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Yug Ylimaf

#14 - Yug Ylimaf

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 2012

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 7.68
3,121 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Mark Hentemann
Road to the North Pole

#15 - Road to the North Pole

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 12, 2010

Stewie’s favorite thing after his teddy bear, Rupert, is Christmas. So when he hears that Santa is making an appearance at the mall, he begs Brian to take him so that he can tell Santa in person what he wants for Christmas. Brian begrudgingly takes Stewie to the mall, only to get the brush-off from Santa. As a result, Stewie and Brian travel to the North Pole to find Santa and teach him a lesson in holiday cheer.

star 7.67
3,263 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith
Back to the Pilot

#16 - Back to the Pilot

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 13, 2011

Brian and Stewie travel back in time to the pilot episode of FAMILY GUY to change history, and then to change history again.

star 7.62
3,706 votes
Directors: Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Mark Hentemann
I Dream of Jesus

#17 - I Dream of Jesus

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2008

When Peter re-discovers his love for the painfully annoying yet seductively catchy tune "Surfin' Bird," Brian and Stewie decide to take matters into their own hands to ensure that the song will never be heard again! On the verge of tears, Peter goes to every record store in Quahog to track down his beloved jingle, and he runs into a familiar face and ends up hanging out with Jesus Christ.

star 7.61
3,265 votes
Directors: Mike Kim
Writers: Brian Scully
Road to Germany

#18 - Road to Germany

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2008

Mort Goldman accidentally steps into Stewie's time machine and goes back in time to 1939 Poland, and Brian and Stewie follow to retrieve him. When they find him, the Nazis invade and Mort is taken to Germany, where Stewie and Brian must go to save him, as well as find a way back to the present.

star 7.61
2,661 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Livin' on a Prayer

#19 - Livin' on a Prayer

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 29, 2012

When Stewie's new best friend falls ill, Lois takes him to the hospital where she finds out he has a critical, but treatable, disease. However, the boy's parents refuse treatment due to their religious beliefs, leaving Lois no choice but to take drastic measures to seek treatment for the boy herself. Meanwhile, Peter has a religious experience of his own.

star 7.60
3,605 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Danny Smith
Forget-Me-Not

#20 - Forget-Me-Not

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 18, 2012

After a night out, Peter, Joe, Brian and Quagmire awake in a hospital and discover that they don't remember anything and that the town has been deserted.

star 7.60
3,073 votes
Directors: Brian Iles
Writers: David A. Goodman
The Blind Side

#21 - The Blind Side

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2012

Brian starts dating a blind girl and things get a little dicey when she divulges that she hates dogs. Meanwhile, the Griffin family installs a new staircase in their home, causing Peter to continually injure himself on the new one and decide to live upstairs full-time.

star 7.60
3,141 votes
Directors: Bob Bowen
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Killer Queen

#22 - Killer Queen

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 11, 2012

Peter and Chris go to fat camp where they cross paths with a serial killer who targets overweight kids; an album cover frightens Stewie.

star 7.60
3,173 votes
Directors: Joseph Lee
Writers: A. Spencer Porter
Christmas Guy

#23 - Christmas Guy

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 15, 2013

Peter fills Lois' dad with holiday spirit; Stewie tries to get the only thing he wants for Christmas.

star 7.59
2,490 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Leggo My Meg-O

#24 - Leggo My Meg-O

Season 10 - Episode 20 - Aired May 6, 2012

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
2,936 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Brian Scully
Lois Kills Stewie

#25 - Lois Kills Stewie

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 2007

Presumed dead, Lois returns from the wilderness and names Stewie as her killer. On the look out for Stewie, Joe leads a manhunt around Quahog. Determined to take over the world again, Stewie auditions for the American Idol. Desperate to stop Stewie, Lois realizes what she must do.

star 7.57
2,258 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan