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The Best Episodes of Family Guy

Every episode of Family Guy ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into 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.


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The best episode of "Family Guy" is "Road to the Multiverse", rated 9.1/10 from 4581 user votes. It was directed by Greg Colton and written by Wellesley Wild. "Road to the Multiverse" aired on 9/27/2009 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Back to the Pilot".

  • Road to the Multiverse
    9.1/10 4,581 votes

    #1 - Road to the Multiverse

    Season 8 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-09-27

    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.

    Director: Greg Colton

    Writer: Wellesley Wild

  • Back to the Pilot
    8.8/10 3,110 votes

    #2 - Back to the Pilot

    Season 10 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-11-13

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

    Director: Peter Shin, Dominic Bianchi

    Writer: Mark Hentemann

  • And Then There Were Fewer
    8.6/10 3,571 votes

    #3 - And Then There Were Fewer

    Season 9 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-09-26

    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.

    Director: Dominic Polcino

    Writer: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

  • PTV
    8.5/10 2,929 votes

    #4 - PTV

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2005-11-06

    After a “wardrobe malfunction” occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peter’s favorite shows. As a result, Peter creates his own station, PTV, which broadcasts from the Griffin home. Peter and Brian create their own edgy programming until the FCC shows up to shut down PTV and censor all controversial material in Quahog.

    Director: Dan Povenmire, Peter Shin

    Writer: Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin

  • Meet the Quagmires
    8.4/10 2,420 votes

    #5 - Meet the Quagmires

    Season 5 Episode 18 - Aired 2007-05-20

    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.

    Director: Dan Povenmire

    Writer: Mark Hentemann

  • Yug Ylimaf
    8.4/10 2,257 votes

    #6 - Yug Ylimaf

    Season 11 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-11-11

    Brian abuses Stewie's time machine and causes reality to run in reverse. So the two must work together to set things right before Stewie is “unborn.”

    Director: John Holmquist

    Writer: Mark Hentemann

  • The Simpsons Guy
    8.4/10 5,113 votes

    #7 - The Simpsons Guy

    Season 13 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-09-28

    In a special hour-long crossover with The Simpsons, the Griffins meet the Simpson family when they end up in Springfield after their car is stolen. Stewie takes lessons in pranks and skateboarding from Bart, while Lisa discovers - to her annoyance - that Meg is as good at playing the saxophone as she is. Peter bonds with Homer as they locate the missing car, but then they fight after Peter loses his job when Pawtucket Patriot is revealed to be a copy of Duff Beer.

    Director: Peter Shin

    Writer: Patrick Meighan

  • Stewie Kills Lois (1)
    8.3/10 2,487 votes

    #8 - Stewie Kills Lois (1)

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-11-04

    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.

    Director: John Holmquist

    Writer: David A. Goodman

  • Lois Kills Stewie (2)
    8.3/10 2,440 votes

    #9 - Lois Kills Stewie (2)

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2007-11-11

    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.

    Director: Greg Colton

    Writer: Steve Callaghan

  • Death Is a Bitch
    8.2/10 2,900 votes

    #10 - Death Is a Bitch

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2000-03-21

    When Peter tries to get out of paying a doctors bill by faking his own death, he is visited by Death himself, who wants to take Peter away. After Death twists his ankle while chasing Peter, everyone on Earth becomes immortal while death is incapacitated.

    Director: Michael Dante DiMartino

    Writer: Ricky Blitt

  • Road to Rhode Island
    8.2/10 2,737 votes

    #11 - Road to Rhode Island

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2000-05-30

    Stewie misbehaves while visiting his grandparents.

    Director: Dan Povenmire

    Writer: Gary Janetti

  • Petarded
    8.2/10 2,530 votes

    #12 - Petarded

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2005-06-19

    After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the kids are taken away because Peter is not mentally fit for parenting.

    Director: Seth Kearsley, Peter Shin

    Writer: Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin

  • Stewie Loves Lois
    8.2/10 2,246 votes

    #13 - Stewie Loves Lois

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-09-10

    Stewie becomes obsessed with Lois, after she saves Rupert. Though Lois doesn't take to the new Stewie all too well. Meanwhile, Peter thinks his doctor is molesting him, when he undergoes a prostate exam.

    Director: Mike Kim, Peter Shin, Pete Michels

    Writer: Mark Hentemann

  • Blue Harvest
    8.2/10 8,069 votes

    #14 - Blue Harvest

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-09-23

    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.

    Director: Dominic Polcino

    Writer: Alec Sulkin

  • Road to the North Pole
    8.2/10 2,573 votes

    #15 - Road to the North Pole

    Season 9 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-12-12

    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.

    Director: Greg Colton

    Writer: Chris Sheridan

  • Emmy-Winning Episode
    8.2/10 2,418 votes

    #16 - Emmy-Winning Episode

    Season 16 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-10-01

    Tired of not winning an Emmy, Peter embarks on his own For Your Consideration campaign for Family Guy by making the show more like Emmy-winning shows - and no category is off limits.

    Director: Peter Shin, James Purdum, Dominic Bianchi

    Writer: Aaron Lee

  • Da Boom
    8.1/10 3,147 votes

    #17 - Da Boom

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1999-12-26

    Paranoid about Y2K, Peter herds the family into the basement for protection.

    Director: Bob Jaques

    Writer: Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan

  • E. Peterbus Unum
    8.1/10 2,425 votes

    #18 - E. Peterbus Unum

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2000-07-12

    After learning that his property is not officially part of the United States, Peter forms his own country.

    Director: Rob Renzetti

    Writer: Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan

  • Emission Impossible
    8.1/10 2,207 votes

    #19 - Emission Impossible

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2001-10-08

    Lois' pregnant sister inspires her and Peter to have another baby.

    Director: Pete Michels, Peter Shin

    Writer: David Collard, Ken Goin

  • To Love and Die in Dixie
    8.1/10 2,295 votes

    #20 - To Love and Die in Dixie

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2001-11-15

    The Griffins are put into the witness protection program.

    Director: Pete Michels, Dan Povenmire

    Writer: Steve Callaghan

  • Road to Germany
    8.1/10 2,317 votes

    #21 - Road to Germany

    Season 7 Episode 3 - Aired 2008-10-19

    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.

    Director: Greg Colton

    Writer: Patrick Meighan

  • Three Kings
    8.1/10 2,170 votes

    #22 - Three Kings

    Season 7 Episode 15 - Aired 2009-05-10

    Peter imagines his friends and family in three of Stephen King's most famous works. Stand by Me parody - Twelve-year old Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe travel along a railroad track on a journey of self-discovery. Misery parody - Brian is injured in a bad car crash only to be "rescued" by his "number one fan," Stewie. The Shawshank Redemption parody - Cleveland and Peter become fast friends in prison.

    Director: Dominic Bianchi

    Writer: Alec Sulkin

  • The Big Bang Theory
    8.1/10 1,915 votes

    #23 - The Big Bang Theory

    Season 9 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-05-08

    Stewie and Brian go back in time to stop Bertram from killing Leonardo da Vinci in order to erase Stewie from the universe.

    Director: Dominic Polcino

    Writer: David A. Goodman

  • The D in Apartment 23
    8.1/10 1,893 votes

    #24 - The D in Apartment 23

    Season 16 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-11-12

    When Brian posts an offensive tweet that goes viral and the rest of the Griffins are also treated as outcasts, he's forced to move out of the Griffin house.

    Director: Julius Wu

    Writer: Artie Johann

  • I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar
    8.0/10 2,623 votes

    #25 - I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2000-03-28

    Forced to go to a women’s retreat for telling sexist jokes at work, Peter resists the idea at first. After two weeks, however, Peter becomes a sensitive male. No one likes the new Peter, especially Lois. While attending a charity dinner, Lois does something that snaps Peter out of his feminine phase.

    Director: Monte Young

    Writer: Chris Sheridan