The Best Episodes of Family Guy

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2019

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

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 8.23
508 votes
Writers: Kirker Butler
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Blue Harvest

#2 - Blue Harvest

Season 6 - Episode 1

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 8.13
634 votes
Writers: Alec Sulkin
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#3 - Forget-Me-Not

Season 10 - Episode 17

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 8.11
743 votes
Directors: Brian Iles
Writers: David A. Goodman
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Road to the Multiverse

#4 - Road to the Multiverse

Season 8 - Episode 1

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 8.08
928 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Wellesley Wild
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Back to the Pilot

#5 - Back to the Pilot

Season 10 - Episode 5

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

star 8.06
932 votes
Writers: Mark Hentemann
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Meet the Quagmires

#6 - Meet the Quagmires

Season 5 - Episode 18

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 8.05
405 votes
Writers: Mark Hentemann
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The Blind Side

#7 - The Blind Side

Season 10 - Episode 11

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 8.04
685 votes
Directors: Bob Bowen
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
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Christmas Guy

#8 - Christmas Guy

Season 12 - Episode 8

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

star 8.03
1,322 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Patrick Meighan
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The Simpsons Guy

#9 - The Simpsons Guy

Season 13 - Episode 1

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 8.01
2,130 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Patrick Meighan
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Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

#10 - Mr. & Mrs. Stewie

Season 10 - Episode 19

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

star 8.00
695 votes
Directors: Joe Vaux
Writers: Gary Janetti
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Stewie B. Goode

#11 - Stewie B. Goode

Season 4 - Episode 28

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 7.99
234 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Steve Callaghan, Chris Sheridan
Roads to Vegas

#12 - Roads to Vegas

Season 11 - Episode 21

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

star 7.98
987 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan
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The Big Bang Theory

#13 - The Big Bang Theory

Season 9 - Episode 16

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

star 7.97
605 votes
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Killer Queen

#14 - Killer Queen

Season 10 - Episode 16

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 7.96
719 votes
Directors: Joseph Lee
Writers: A. Spencer Porter
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Yug Ylimaf

#15 - Yug Ylimaf

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.

star 7.95
1,038 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Mark Hentemann
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Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

#16 - Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

Season 4 - Episode 30

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 7.94
189 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Gary Janetti
Bango Was His Name-O

#17 - Bango Was His Name-O

Season 4 - Episode 29

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 7.94
204 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Alex Borstein
E. Peterbus Unum

#18 - E. Peterbus Unum

Season 2 - Episode 18

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
471 votes
Directors: Rob Renzetti
Writers: Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan
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Quagmire's Dad

#19 - Quagmire's Dad

Season 8 - Episode 18

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

star 7.91
480 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Tom Devanney
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Leggo My Meg-O

#20 - Leggo My Meg-O

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..

star 7.91
750 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Brian Scully
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I Dream of Jesus

#21 - I Dream of Jesus

Season 7 - Episode 2

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 7.90
692 votes
Directors: Mike Kim
Writers: Brian Scully
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Emission Impossible

#22 - Emission Impossible

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 7.90
428 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Dave Collard, Ken Goin
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It's a Trap!

#23 - It's a Trap!

Season 9 - Episode 18

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 7.90
529 votes
Directors: Peter Shin
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, David A. Goodman
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Lois Kills Stewie

#24 - Lois Kills Stewie

Season 6 - Episode 5

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 7.90
588 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Steve Callaghan
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Internal Affairs

#25 - Internal Affairs

Season 10 - Episode 23

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 7.89
660 votes
Directors: Julius Wu
Writers: Wellesley Wild
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