The BEST episodes of Family Guy

Every episode of Family Guy ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Family Guy!

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.

Last Updated: 9/24/2023Network: FOXStatus: Continuing
Meet the Quagmires
2144 votes

#1 - Meet the Quagmires

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/20/2007

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.

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Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure
490 votes

#2 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/21/2006

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.

Directors: Pete Michels
Writer: Gary Janetti
Road to the Multiverse
3893 votes

#3 - Road to the Multiverse

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2009

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.

Directors: Greg Colton
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Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
2579 votes

#4 - Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/23/2010

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.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
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The Simpsons Guy
2879 votes

#5 - The Simpsons Guy

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2014

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.

Directors: Peter Shin
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Blue Harvest
2559 votes

#6 - Blue Harvest

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2007

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.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writer: Alec Sulkin
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And Then There Were Fewer
4940 votes

#7 - And Then There Were Fewer

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2010

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.

Directors: Dominic Polcino
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To Love and Die in Dixie
1778 votes

#8 - To Love and Die in Dixie

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/15/2001

Chris chooses a robber out of a lineup, but after Peter accidentally tells the robber where the family lives, the Griffins are placed in the witness protection program. They are sent to the Deep South, where Chris makes a new friend, Sam. Peter questions the truth of a Civil War reenactment that showed the South winning the war, leading to Sam's father forbidding Sam from seeing Chris. Upset, Sam runs away with Chris and kisses him on the mouth. Chris tells Sam that he doesn't like boys and doesn't like him in a physical sense. The FBI agents guarding the Griffin house in Quahog accidentally tell the robber the location of the Griffins. Sam reveals to Chris that she is not a boy, but a girl. Then the robber arrives in the South, about to kill Chris, but the towns folk stop him just in time.

Directors: Dan Povenmire
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The Munchurian Candidate
485 votes

#9 - The Munchurian Candidate

Season 21 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/16/2022

Lois hypnotizes Peter into satisfying her sexual proclivities. Meanwhile, Stewie renovates his treehouse in an attempt to win over Brian and Chris.

Directors: Joe Vaux
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Yug Ylimaf
3083 votes

#10 - Yug Ylimaf

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/11/2012

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

Directors: John Holmquist
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E. Peterbus Unum
1822 votes

#11 - E. Peterbus Unum

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/12/2000

A zoning malfunction committed by the city planners gives Peter the opportunity to convert the Griffin household in the sovereign nation of Petirua.

Directors: Rob Renzetti
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Road to Germany
2697 votes

#12 - Road to Germany

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2008

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.

Directors: Greg Colton
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Road to the North Pole
3312 votes

#13 - Road to the North Pole

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/12/2010

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.

Directors: Greg Colton
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Stewie B. Goode
707 votes

#14 - Stewie B. Goode

Season 4 - Episode 28 - Aired 5/21/2006

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.

Directors: Pete Michels
Bango Was His Name Oh!
523 votes

#15 - Bango Was His Name Oh!

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/21/2006

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.

Directors: Pete Michels
Back to the Pilot
3683 votes

#16 - Back to the Pilot

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2011

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

Directors: Dominic Bianchi
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I Dream of Jesus
3278 votes

#17 - I Dream of Jesus

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2008

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.

Directors: Mike Kim
Writer: Brian Scully
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Da Boom
2310 votes

#18 - Da Boom

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/26/1999

Peter, who is concerned that the world is about to end becase of Y2K, convinces the family into canceling all their New Year's Eve plans. After bombs destroy everything, the Griffins set off to a Twinkie factory in Natick.

Directors: Bob Jaques
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Emission Impossible
1703 votes

#19 - Emission Impossible

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/8/2001

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.

Directors: Peter Shin
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Fifteen Minutes of Shame
1941 votes

#20 - Fifteen Minutes of Shame

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/25/2000

Sick of being embarrassed by the family, Meg books them on a talk show where a network executive gets Peter to sign the family up to be on a reality show based on their home life.

Directors: Scott Wood
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Killer Queen
3161 votes

#21 - Killer Queen

Season 10 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/11/2012

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

Directors: Joseph Lee
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Lois Kills Stewie
2269 votes

#22 - Lois Kills Stewie

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2007

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.

Directors: Greg Colton
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3059 votes

#23 - Forget-Me-Not

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/18/2012

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.

Directors: Brian Iles
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Dammit Janet
1864 votes

#24 - Dammit Janet

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/13/2000

Lois fears that Stewie needs to learn how to be social, so she sends him off to pre-school, where he falls in love with Janet, a girl who likes his cookies. Meanwhile, Lois becomes a flight attendant, and Peter takes advantage of the free flights.

Directors: Bert Ring
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Livin' on a Prayer
3595 votes

#25 - Livin' on a Prayer

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/29/2012

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.

Directors: Pete Michels
Writer: Danny Smith
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