The BEST Episodes of Family Guy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

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 8.26
2,326 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 8.02
2,398 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Alec Sulkin
Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

#3 - 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 7.97
443 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Gary Janetti
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 7.89
3,844 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Wellesley Wild
The Simpsons Guy

#5 - 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 7.86
3,070 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Yug Ylimaf

#6 - 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 7.85
3,027 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Mark Hentemann
I Dream of Jesus

#7 - 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 7.80
3,154 votes
Directors: Mike Kim
Writers: Brian Scully

#8 - 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 7.80
2,959 votes
Directors: Brian Iles
Writers: David A. Goodman
Road to the North Pole

#9 - 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 7.80
3,183 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith
Christmas Guy

#10 - 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 7.80
2,398 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Livin' on a Prayer

#11 - 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 7.80
3,475 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Danny Smith
The Blind Side

#12 - 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 7.77
3,039 votes
Directors: Bob Bowen
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Lois Kills Stewie

#13 - 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 7.76
2,182 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan
Leggo My Meg-O

#14 - 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 7.76
2,839 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Brian Scully
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 7.76
3,079 votes
Directors: Joseph Lee
Writers: A. Spencer Porter
Quagmire's Quagmire

#16 - Quagmire's Quagmire

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 3, 2013

Quagmire is excited to meet a woman with a sex drive equal to his own, until she kidnaps him to make him her sex slave; a love triangle forms between Stewie, Brian and Stewie's teddy bear.

star 7.75
2,548 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Meg Stinks!

#17 - Meg Stinks!

Season 12 - Episode 19 - Aired May 4, 2014

Peter brings Meg to college for an interview and introduces her to partying; Brian is prohibited from entering the house when he is sprayed by a skunk.

star 7.75
1,658 votes
Directors: Bob Bowen
Writers: Danny Smith
Back to the Pilot

#18 - 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 7.73
3,627 votes
Directors: Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Mark Hentemann
To Love and Die in Dixie

#19 - To Love and Die in Dixie

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.73
1,744 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Steve Callaghan
And I'm Joyce Kinney

#20 - And I'm Joyce Kinney

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 16, 2011

Lois is forced to defend her reputation after the new local news anchor (Christine Lakin) does a story on her.

star 7.73
2,276 votes
Directors: Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Alec Sulkin
Stewie Kills Lois

#21 - Stewie Kills Lois

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 2007

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.

star 7.72
2,139 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: David A. Goodman
Stewie B. Goode

#22 - 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 7.69
659 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Steve Callaghan, Chris Sheridan
Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

#23 - 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 7.69
2,934 votes
Directors: Joe Vaux
Writers: Gary Janetti
Bango Was His Name Oh!

#24 - Bango Was His Name Oh!

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 7.69
479 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Alex Borstein
E. Peterbus Unum

#25 - 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 7.69
1,776 votes
Directors: Rob Renzetti
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman