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Family Guy

Family Guy is an animated comedy about the dysfunctional Griffin family. Head of the house is lazy drunk Peter, married to Lois, with dim son Chris, unattractive daughter Meg, evil genius baby Stewie and talking dog Brian. FOX 1999-???

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Season 8

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1 Road to the Multiverse Stewie shows Brian a device he uses to move betwee...
Stewie shows Brian a device he uses to move between different universes. They proceed on a journey through a variety of different realties before becoming trapped in one where dogs and humans have the opposite roles. The Stewie and Brian of that universe help them find their way home.
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2 Family Goy Peter falls in love with a cardboard cut-out of Ka...
Peter falls in love with a cardboard cut-out of Kathy Ireland, the old Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl. Lois discovers that she is Jewish and Peter takes that to heart. He forces the whole family to become Jewish before his father comes to him in a dream to warn remind him that he is a Catholic.
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3 Spies Reminiscent of Us Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd rent Cleveland’s hou...
Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd rent Cleveland’s house and when Stewie and Brian investigate what they are up to, they find out that they are spies. They accidentally “activate” Mayor West who it turns out was a Soviet sleeper spy. They track West back to Russia and prevent him from detonating a nuclear weapon. Meanwhile Quagmire tries to make an Improv group with Peter and Jo.
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4 Brian's Got a Brand New Bag After watching Roadhouse on DVD, Peter begins kick...
After watching Roadhouse on DVD, Peter begins kicking everything in site. He eventually crashes the car and Brian asks out the woman they crashed into. She stands him up but he ends up falling in love with her mother Rita. He endures abuse from the Griffins about her age until her age begins to bother him too. eventually
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5 Hannah Banana Chris is doing badly at school and blames it on th...
Chris is doing badly at school and blames it on the evil monkey in his closet. To prove it he catches the monkey and brings him to his family. The monkey begins to be a better father to Chris than Peter is. Meanwhile Brian helps Stewie meet Miley Cyrus and then they discover that she is a robot.
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6 Quagmires Baby Quagmire is left a baby but doesn’t think he can...
Quagmire is left a baby but doesn’t think he can raise her. He gives her up for adoption but soon regrets it. Stewie clones himself in order to have a dumb assistant. Brian asks for one too but they don’t last long.
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7 Jerome Is The New Black Peter, Quagmire and Jo decide they need a new blac...
Peter, Quagmire and Jo decide they need a new black guy to replace Cleveland. They all like Jerome until Peter finds out that he once slept with Lois. His jealousy blinds him and he throws Jerome out of his home. Meanwhile Brian learns that Quagmire doesn’t like him and endeavours to change his mind.
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8 Dog Gone Brian accidentally runs over a dog and is racked w...
Brian accidentally runs over a dog and is racked with guilt. He confesses and is upset to discover that no one cares. He begins an animal rights group which fails disastrously and Stewie has to step in to reassure him that his life has value.
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9 Business Guy When Peter finds out that Carter didn’t have a b...
When Peter finds out that Carter didn’t have a bachelor party he takes him to a strip club. Carter has a heart attack and slips into a coma. Peter assumes control of Pewterschmidt Industries and when Carter awakes he won’t give it back.
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10 Big Man on Hippocampus Peter leads his family on the game show Family Feu...
Peter leads his family on the game show Family Feud. Angry at losing, Peter gets into a scuffle with host Richard Dawson and loses his memory. When Peter relearns about sex he goes out to have it with other women. This drives Lois away and the family move out leaving Peter alone. Quagmire takes this opportunity to step in and seduce Lois but Peter’s memory returns just in time.
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11 Dial Meg for Murder Peter joins the rodeo and gets more than he bargai...
Peter joins the rodeo and gets more than he bargained for. Brian writes an article about teenage girls for a magazine and decides to follow Meg around. He discovers that she has started a relationship with a convict. He escapes and she is arrested for harbouring him. When she returns from three months inside she is a changed person.
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12 Extra-Large Medium Chris and Stewie are lost in the woods and Lois fe...
Chris and Stewie are lost in the woods and Lois fears for their lives. She visits a psychic who reassures her that things will be ok. Chris vows to Stewie that if they survive he will ask out a girl from school called Ellen. Once they are saved Lois continues to seek advice from the psychic and so Brian gets Peter to act like a psychic to demonstrate how fraudulent they are. Of course Peter soon believes he really does have psychic powers. Stewie encourages Chris to ask Ellen out and prepares his for his date. Ellen, who has Down Syndrome, is mean and demanding.
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13 Go, Stewie, Go! Stewie auditions to be on the U.S. version of his ...
Stewie auditions to be on the U.S. version of his favourite show "Jolly Farm." When no male parts are available he dresses up as Karina Smirnoff and gets the role. He is a great success and falls for his co-star Julie. Meanwhile Meg's new boyfriend Justin catches Lois' eye just as Peter is making her feel old.
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14 Peter-assment Peter tries to become a celebrity paparazzo and su...
Peter tries to become a celebrity paparazzo and succeeds only in getting his glasses broken. At work his boss Angela is suddenly attracted to his unadorned face. She begins harassing him and he tries to find ways to get out of the horrible situation. He turns her down and she tries to kill herself because no one finds her attractive. Saddened by this Peter tries to give her a perfect night by pretending to be Reginald Knickerbocker.
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15 Brian Griffin's House of Payne Stewie discovers an old script of Brian's and show...
Stewie discovers an old script of Brian's and shows it to him. Brian forces Lois to read it and she loves it. She uses her connections at CBS to get him a pilot deal. But the network wants to turn the drama into a sit com and Brian goes along with it. Meg and Chris accidentally knock Stewie out and try to cover up what they did.
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16 April in Quahog Peter gets called to jury service and so is thrill...
Peter gets called to jury service and so is thrilled to hear that the Earth will be sucked into a black hole in 24 hours. Quahog loses its inhibitions as its inhabitants react to the news. In the final seconds before oblivion Peter admits that he doesn't like spending time with his kids. The Channel 5 news team then admit it was all an April Fool's joke and Peter is left to live with his disgruntled family.
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17 Brian and Stewie The 150th episode of Family Guy. Brian and Stewie ...
The 150th episode of Family Guy. Brian and Stewie get locked in a bank vault together. Then they air a few musical numbers.
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18 Quagmire's Dad Brian heads out to a seminar while Quagmire's Dad ...
Brian heads out to a seminar while Quagmire's Dad arrives in town. Peter has to tell Quagmire that his Dad is gay. But he isn't, he is however a woman trapped in a man's body and has a sex change operation. Quagmire freaks out and pushes his Dad away. Ida ends up at the hotel bar and sleeps with Brian. When everyone finds out Brian is disgusted and Quagmire beats him up.
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19 The Splendid Source Peter hears a dirty joke which makes him soil hims...
Peter hears a dirty joke which makes him soil himself. He wonders whether there is a source for all dirty jokes. He takes Joe and Quagmire on a quest to find out, picking up Cleveland on the way. They end up on a secret island where the world's most intelligent men write dirty jokes.
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20 Something, Something, Dark Side During a blackout Peter tells the family the story...
During a blackout Peter tells the family the story of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. All the characters of Family Guy reprise their roles in the Star Wars universe and are joined by Carl (Yoda) from the video shop, Joe (as a probe droid), Carter (The Emperor), Mort (Lando Calrissian) and the Chicken (Boba Fett). An hour long episode.
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21 Partial Terms of Endearment Lois meets an old friend from Naomi who can't conc...
Lois meets an old friend from Naomi who can't conceive a child. She asks Lois to be her surrogate mother and Lois agrees. But after conception Naomi and her husband are killed in a car accident and Lois has to decide whether to keep the baby. She and Peter agree on an abortion until he meets some pro-life advocates.
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