The WORST 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.

You Can't Handle the Booth

#1 - You Can't Handle the Booth

Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 24, 2019

The Griffin family offers their own special commentary for an episode of "Family Guy" and provides little-known facts about Peter and Lois' drama.

star 6.27
789 votes
Brian & Stewie

#2 - Brian & Stewie

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired May 2, 2010

In the 150th episode, Brian & Stewie get locked in a bank vault, they are forced to deal with each other on a whole new level. Unlike any other FAMILY GUY episode, the acts will play out in real time as Brian and Stewie react to being locked in a small space with no baby food or martinis to keep them from losing their minds while they hatch an escape plan.

star 6.76
2,642 votes
Directors: Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Gary Janetti
Road to Europe

#3 - Road to Europe

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 7, 2002

Stewie is addicted to the British children's show "Jolly Farm Review" based on Mother Maggie, a benevolent figure who looks after kids on a farm. They stow away on a plane they think is bound for England. They are wrong, and soon they are in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of a long, strange trip back home. Back in the US, Peter and Lois have an odd encounter with the band Kiss.

star 6.80
1,278 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Daniel Palladino
The Juice is Loose!

#4 - The Juice is Loose!

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2009

Peter finds an old winning raffle ticket from 1989 that entitles him a golf outing with O.J. Simpson. After befriending him, Peter brings O.J. home home to meet the family. However, the people of Quahog aren't too fond of the former running back.

star 6.83
2,124 votes
Directors: Cyndi Tang
Writers: Andrew Goldberg
Send in Stewie, Please

#5 - Send in Stewie, Please

Season 16 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 18, 2018

Stewie gets sent to the office of his school's child psychologist, Dr. Cecil Pritchfield, after pushing one of his classmates. During the session, Stewie experiences a series of personal and emotional revelations.

star 6.86
1,322 votes
Directors: Joe Vaux
Writers: Gary Janetti
Excellence in Broadcasting

#6 - Excellence in Broadcasting

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2010

When Brian learns that Rush Limbaugh is going to be at the Quahog Mall for a book-signing, he decides to go down there and give him a piece of his left-wing mind. But when Rush unexpectedly comes to Brian's rescue, Brian has a political change of heart.

star 6.90
3,812 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Mr. Saturday Knight

#7 - Mr. Saturday Knight

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 5, 2001

Peter's boss comes to dinner at the Griffin house but soon dies. The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is turned into the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. Unemployed, Peter begins his search for a job and ends up going after his lifelong dream of becoming a knight at a traveling Renaissance Fair. Caught in a compromising position with the infamous Black Knight's wench, he must defend his family's honor in an duel with the Black Knight.

star 6.94
1,596 votes
Writers: Steve Callaghan
FOX-y Lady

#8 - FOX-y Lady

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 22, 2009

Lois gets a job working for FOX News and has to do a report on a liberal filmmaker. However, she loses the job when her story implicates a conservative radio host.

star 6.95
2,221 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Matt Fleckenstein
When You Wish Upon a Weinstein

#9 - When You Wish Upon a Weinstein

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 2, 2003

The day that Peter buys volcano insurance is the day that Lois becomes fed up with their constant money problems. When Peter wishes for a Jewish "money guy" to help them, Max Weinstein comes to the rescue. After meeting Max, Peter decides Chris could be successful if he converted to Judaism as soon as possible, but the plans for a "quickie" bar mitzvah in Las Vegas are quickly foiled by Lois.

star 7.00
1,451 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Ricky Blitt
Love Blactually

#10 - Love Blactually

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2008

Dissatisfied with his current love life, Brian decides to slow things down when he meets the girl of his dreams, Carolyn. However, Cleveland soon sweeps Carolyn off her feet, and Brian must do anything he can do, to win her back, even if it means involving Cleveland's ex-wife, Loretta.

star 7.01
2,868 votes
Directors: Cyndi Tang
Writers: Mike Henry
Stewie is Enceinte

#11 - Stewie is Enceinte

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 8, 2015

Brian decides he doesn't want to hang out with Stewie anymore, so Stewie tries to save their relationship by having a baby ... or seven ... by using Brian's DNA to impregnate himself. Meanwhile, Peter, Joe, Quagmire and Cleveland attempt to make a viral video.

star 7.01
1,700 votes
Directors: Steve Robertson
Writers: Gary Janetti
Peter's Progress

#12 - Peter's Progress

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired May 17, 2009

Peter learns from a psychic through a palm reading that he had a fascinating past life in the 17th century as Griffin Peterson, a dignified English gentleman who vied for the love of Lady Redbush in the newly founded American colony of Quahog.

star 7.03
2,109 votes
Directors: Brian Iles
Writers: Wellesley Wild
Dr. C and the Women

#13 - Dr. C and the Women

Season 13 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 15, 2015

Meg gets a new job at the airport, where she's instantly popular for being the hottest employee there. Meanwhile, Cleveland becomes a therapist and starts giving Peter and Lois relationship advice, but Peter quickly becomes frustrated and threatens to tell Donna a big secret about what went down at Cleveland's bachelor party.

star 7.05
1,660 votes
Directors: Mike Kim
Writers: Travis Bowe
The Kiss Seen Round the World

#14 - The Kiss Seen Round the World

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 29, 2001

When Meg, due to her crush on Tom Tucker, the newscaster, applies for an internship at the local television station and gets the job, she is disappointed to find that her news partner is the most reviled nerd in school, Neil. Caught in a life-threatening news situation, Meg laments that she never had a first kiss and agrees to kiss Neil only to find that he taped the whole thing in order to broadcast it across the world. Meg broadcasts her own news that she has no interest in Neil, sending him to the ledge on top of Town Hall. She breaks his fall, only to find out that he had no intention of jumping and was just trying to get her attention again. Stewie's prized new tricycle is stolen by the neighborhood bully, but the bully soon learns not to screw with Stewie.

star 7.06
1,538 votes
Directors: Pete Michels
Writers: Mark Hentemann
Bill & Peter's Bogus Journey

#15 - Bill & Peter's Bogus Journey

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 11, 2007

Peter helps Bill Clinton with his flat tire, and they soon become friends. They begin spending a lot of time together and Lois begins to believe that Bill inflicting bad influence on Peter. But when she confronts Bill, they end up having sex. Peter, upset that his wife would do this, tries to get back at Lois by having an affair of his own, but soon realizes that he loves her too much to do so. Meanwhile, Lois and Stewie try to potty-train Brian.

star 7.08
1,524 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Steve Callaghan
Brokeback Swanson

#16 - Brokeback Swanson

Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2015

When Joe is trampled in a local running of the bulls and becomes a quadriplegic, the guys find it too difficult to hang around him. Meanwhile, Brian sleeps with a married woman, and when the husband returns home, he pretends to be the family’s new dog.

star 7.08
2,062 votes
Directors: Julius Wu
Writers: Ted Jessup
Quagmire's Mom

#17 - Quagmire's Mom

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 8, 2015

Lois takes Peter to open a checking account, and they discover that his first name is actually Justin, which Peter adopts as the name of his younger "bro"-style alter-ego. Then, Peter/Justin throws a party, during which Quagmire unknowingly gets into some trouble with his mother.

star 7.09
1,393 votes
Directors: Greg Colton
Writers: Tom Devanney
Trump Guy

#18 - Trump Guy

Season 17 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2019

The Griffins move to Washington D.C. where Peter is hired as the new White House Press Secretary.

star 7.09
939 votes
Directors: Joe Vaux
Writers: Patrick Meighan
Movin' Out (Brian's Song)

#19 - Movin' Out (Brian's Song)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2007

Peter convinces Brian to move in with his girlfriend Jillian and Stewie tags along to help pay the rent but he tries to interfere with their relationship. Meanwhile Meg and Chris get jobs at the convenience store where Chris befriends the manager Carl who leaves Meg to do all the work. Carl soon fires her and promotes Chris to the co-boss.

star 7.10
1,864 votes
Directors: Cyndi Tang
Writers: John Viener
Our Idiot Brian

#20 - Our Idiot Brian

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 11, 2015

Meg convinces Brian to take the SAT's for her, but when he tests poorly, they start to suspect that Brian might not that smart after all. Peter decides to spend the day showing Brian the joys of being stupid and the benefits of having a low IQ.

star 7.10
1,387 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Aaron Lee
A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas

#21 - A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 21, 2001

Christmas comes to Quahog! While Lois attempt to make the holidays perfect for the Griffin family, Peter messes it up. Meanwhile, Stewie learns of Santa Claus’ ability to keep 24-hour surveillance on all the world’s children.

star 7.11
1,473 votes
Directors: Brian Hogan
Writers: Danny Smith (IV)
Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows

#22 - Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 17, 2002

When Brian is arrested for drunk driving, he's forced to do community service, which consists of helping Pearl, a middle-aged, agoraphobic, bitter woman. Meanwhile, Peter grows a beard and learns that a swallow has nested inside it.

star 7.11
1,448 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Allison Adler
A Picture's Worth A Thousand Bucks

#23 - A Picture's Worth A Thousand Bucks

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 18, 2000

Peter runs into a former classmate of his while at the amusement park that the classmate founded. Contemplating his own legacy, Peter starts to think about his future. Chris gives Peter a painting that he painted in order to cheer Peter up, but Peter ends up selling it to a New York art gallery for $5,000. Realizing that Chris might be his only hope to have a lasting legacy, Peter pushes Chris to follow his dream of becoming an artist. The family then moves to New York so Chris can become famous.

star 7.12
1,487 votes
Directors: Gavin Dell
Writers: Craig Hoffman
Yacht Rocky

#24 - Yacht Rocky

Season 18 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

When the brewery announces it will be firing one employee, Peter is nervous he will be the one let go; the family departs on a Yacht Rock cruise that doesn't go as expected.

star 7.13
867 votes
Directors: John Holmquist
Writers: Travis Bowe
Peter's Daughter

#25 - Peter's Daughter

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 25, 2007

After Quahog is hit by a flood, Meg winds up in the hospital in a coma. When she wakes up and sees a cute med student, they immediately hit it off. Overprotective of his daughter, Peter is determined to drive the med student away. That is until Meg reveals that she is pregnant.

star 7.13
1,759 votes
Directors: Zac Moncrief
Writers: Chris Sheridan