The BEST Episodes of Family Guy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 20, 2019

Network: FOX (US)

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.

Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

#1 - 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 8.22
523 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Kirker Butler
Blue Harvest

#2 - 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 8.11
659 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Alec Sulkin

#3 - 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 8.10
765 votes
Directors: Brian Iles
Writers: David A. Goodman
Road to the Multiverse

#4 - 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 8.10
950 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Wellesley Wild
Back to the Pilot

#5 - 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 8.07
957 votes
Directors: Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Mark Hentemann
Meet the Quagmires

#6 - 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 8.06
426 votes
Writers: Mark Hentemann
The Blind Side

#7 - 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 8.03
702 votes
Directors: Bob Bowen
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Christmas Guy

#8 - 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 8.03
1,339 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Stewie B. Goode

#9 - Stewie B. Goode

Season 4 - Episode 28 - Aired May 21, 2006

After losing at a swim competition, Stewie trys to eliminate his rival by blowing up a lifeguard tower. His plan backfires though, and Stewie has a near death experience that seems to change him.

star 8.01
246 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Steve Callaghan, Chris Sheridan
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 8.00
2,155 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

#11 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired May 21, 2006

Stewie finds out that his life in the future is miserable. So he decides to go back in time and change events for the better.

star 7.99
202 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Gary Janetti
The Big Bang Theory

#12 - The Big Bang Theory

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired May 8, 2011

Stewie and Brian go back in time to stop Bertram from killing Leonardo da Vinci

star 7.99
624 votes
Roads to Vegas

#13 - Roads to Vegas

Season 11 - Episode 21 - Aired May 19, 2013

Stewie's teleportation machine malfunctions when he and Brian use it to travel to Las Vegas for a Celine Dion concert.

star 7.98
1,011 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan
Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

#14 - Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

Stewie meets a female version of himself and falls in love; Peter and Quagmire step up their friendship.

star 7.98
717 votes
Directors: Joe Vaux
Writers: Gary Janetti
Killer Queen

#15 - 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 7.95
738 votes
Directors: Joseph Lee
Writers: A. Spencer Porter
Yug Ylimaf

#16 - 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 7.94
1,060 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Mark Hentemann
Bango Was His Name-O

#17 - Bango Was His Name-O

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired May 21, 2006

Stewie convinces Brian to go on a road trip with him to San Francisco to search for a man Stewie believes is his real father.

star 7.93
212 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Alex Borstein
E. Peterbus Unum

#18 - 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 7.92
489 votes
Directors: Rob Renzetti
Writers: Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan
Lois Kills Stewie

#19 - 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 7.92
607 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan
Leggo My Meg-O

#20 - 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 7.91
769 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Brian Scully
Quagmire's Dad

#21 - Quagmire's Dad

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired May 9, 2010

Quagmire can accept his dad's lifestyle choices, but not when they involve Brian.

star 7.91
495 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Tom Devanney
And Then There Were Fewer

#22 - 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 7.90
837 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Emission Impossible

#23 - 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 7.89
445 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Dave Collard, Ken Goin
It's a Trap!

#24 - It's a Trap!

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired May 22, 2011

In this spectacular and offensively uproarious final chapter, Luke Skywalker (Chris) and Princess Leia (Lois) must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo (Peter) by infiltrating the wretched stronghold of Jabba the Hutt (Joe), the galaxy's most loathsome and dreadful gangster. Reunited, the Rebels team up with a tribe of Ewoks to combat the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor. Meanwhile the Emperor (Carter Pewterschmidt) and Darth Vader (Stewie) conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, and young Skywalker is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi within his father. The Galactic Civil War has never been more outrageous, as the Rebel forces gather to attack the seemingly defenseless and incomplete second Death Star in the battle that will determine the fate of the galaxy.

star 7.88
546 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, David A. Goodman
Internal Affairs

#25 - Internal Affairs

Season 10 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 2012

Peter encourages Joe to have a one-night stand with his attractive new partner in order to even the score with Bonnie for her own indiscretions. But when Bonnie finds out and threatens divorce, Lois insists that Peter get them back together. Meanwhile, Peter has another run-in with the angry chicken which makes for yet another epic fight.

star 7.88
677 votes
Directors: Julius Wu
Writers: Wellesley Wild