Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Family Guy Season 2 Episodes

21 Episodes 1999 - 2000

Season 2 continues the animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffin family. The most noteworthy episodic development was the introduction of what would go on to become a very popular theme: "Road to" parodies that hearkened back to the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby song-and-dance comedies of old. The first one was "The Road to Rhode Island," which featured an elaborate musical number and had Stewie and Brian stranded in California and trying to make their way back to their home state. Stars who did voice cameos as themselves included Gregg Allman, Luke Perry, Robin Leach and Lee Majors.

Episode 1

Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

Thu, Sep 23, 1999 30 mins

The Griffins are movin' on up (to a Newport mansion, specifically), when Lois inherits a "weekend house" from a rich aunt. Robin Leach provides his own voice in a "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" spoof. Voices include Seth MacFarlane (Peter, Stewie, Brian), Alex Borstein (Lois, Aunt Margarite), Seth Green (Chris), Lacey Chabert (Meg).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 1 image

Episode 2

Holy Crap

Thu, Sep 30, 1999 30 mins

Peter's dour and devout 80-year-old father (voice of Charles Durning) moves in with the Griffins after he retires from the mill where he has worked for 50 years. He's a hellfire-and-damnation man, and he thinks family is heading south. Voices include Carlos Alazraqui (Gnome, Road Manager, Mr. Weed).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 2 image

Episode 3

Da Boom

Sun, Dec 26, 1999 30 mins

The Griffins usher in the Millennium with a bang----a nuclear one. Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy have cameos (as their "Dallas" characters Pam and Bobby Ewing) in a live-action coda to the program, in which every Y2K bug that can bite Quahog (and the rest of the world) does. But the Griffins survive and head off, "Mad Max"-like, on a sardonic odyssey through post-apocalyptic New England, where Griffin's Law prevails---until Peter shoots himself in the foot.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 3 image

Episode 4

Brian in Love

Tue, Mar 7, 2000 30 mins

Brian is having "accidents" (on rugs and other places) and seeks out a therapist (voice of Sam Waterston) to find out why. The therapist's conclusion: Brian's in love. The object of his yearning: Lois. Series creator Seth MacFarlane provides the voices of Brian and Peter, as well as Stewie.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 4 image

Episode 5

Love Thy Trophy

Tue, Mar 14, 2000 30 mins

Peter and his neighbors enter a float in Quahog's annual Harvest Festival Parade. They win, but then the trophy turns up missing and the winners all suspect each other of stealing it. Meanwhile, Meg (voice of Lacey Chabert) needs $1100 for a purse, so she takes a waitress job, and takes Stewie with her---pretending that she's an unwed mother and Stewie is her crack baby.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 5 image

Episode 6

Death Is a Bitch

Tue, Mar 21, 2000 30 mins

Peter survives a health scare but gets a killer bill. So he writes "deceased" next to his name on a form---and is visited by the Grim Reaper himself. How, Peter wonders, did Death get the form? "It was e-mailed to me by your HMO." But Death must take a forced holiday when he sprains his ankle chasing Peter, who has no desire to go gently into that good night. In addition to Peter, series creator Seth MacFarlane lends his voice to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Freddy Krueger, Hitler and other characters.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 6 image

Episode 7

The King Is Dead

Tue, Mar 28, 2000 30 mins

Lois is named artistic director of the Quahog Players and makes Peter the producer of the troupe's upcoming show, "The King and I." She had to find something for him to do---Peter was complaining about a lack of outlets for his "creativity" (and he certainly can't act).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 7 image

Episode 8

I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar

Tue, Mar 28, 2000 30 mins

Peter's sense of humor is no laughing matter to the woman who sues him for sexual harassment. He can escape the lawsuit, though---by attending a training session on workplace sensitivity. It's a chance for him to get in touch with his feminine side. Candice Bergen provides the voice of feminist lawyer Gloria Ironbachs. Other voices include Faith Ford (Miss Watson), Jennifer Tilly (Debbie).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 8 image

Episode 9

If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'

Tue, Apr 4, 2000 30 mins

When Peter and Chris's favorite TV show, "Gumbel 2 Gumbel," is canceled, Peter concocts a plan to get it uncanceled. He goes to the Grant-a-Dream Foundation and says that Chris is dying. His dream: bring back the Gumbels. It's granted, but Peter's "white lie" comes back to plague him. Voice of Mr. Harris: Martin Mull. Voice of God: series creator Seth MacFarlane.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 9 image

Episode 10

Running Mates

Tue, Apr 11, 2000 30 mins

Peter and school-board candidate Lois have divergent views on an education issue, so Peter decides to run against her. The issue: a wacky old science teacher of Peter's is fired after the school's annual "egg drop" experiment because he had the kids drop California-condor eggs. Meanwhile, Chris gets into trouble at school for peeking into the girls' locker room. James Carville, Lee Majors and Andrej Kozlowski appear as themselves.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 10 image

Episode 11

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks

Tue, Apr 18, 2000 30 mins

A New York art dealer sees a painting of Chris's and immediately christens "Christobel" as the next big thing in art. So the Griffins head for the Big Apple for the launch of his career. Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Charles Kimbrough have cameos as their "Murphy Brown" characters. Other voices include Seth Green (Chris) and Alex Borstein (Lois).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 11 image

Episode 12

Fifteen Minutes of Shame

Tue, Apr 25, 2000 30 mins

Everything Lois and Peter do seems to embarrass Meg, and now the Griffins are to be featured on a reality TV show. Not surprisingly, Meg is appalled. To make matters worse for her, the audience-research report comes in and she's the "least popular." Adam West has a voice cameo as himself.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 12 image

Episode 13

Road to Rhode Island

Tue, May 30, 2000 30 mins

Hope and Crosby they're not, but Brian and Stewie do have some odd adventures when they bum their way across the country together after losing their plane tickets. In another plotline, Lois makes Peter watch a video designed to help couples communicate more effectively. Sam Waterston has a cameo as Brian's analyst. The topic: Brian's loss of his mother. Other voices include series creator Seth MacFarlane (Brian, Stewie, Peter) and Alex Borstein (Lois).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 13 image

Episode 14

Let's Go to the Hop

Tue, Jun 6, 2000 30 mins

A psychedelic drug craze (licking Colombian toads) hits Quahog's teens, so Peter goes undercover at the high school to stop it, and ends up being the most popular guy in school. Scenes send up John Hughes movies and "Grease." Greg Allman has a cameo as himself. Other voices include series creator Seth MacFarlane (Peter/Lando and Neil), Mila Kunis (Meg) and Alex Borstein (Lois, Hooker, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 14 image

Episode 15

Dammit, Janet!

Tue, Jun 13, 2000 30 mins

Lacking excitement in her life, Lois decides to get a job, and Peter steers her toward being a flight attendant (because husbands fly free). Elsewhere, Stewie is dispatched to a day-care center, where he promptly falls in love with a girl named Janet (voice of Tara Charendoff). This rattles him. "I want absolutely nothing to do with the wretched enterprise," he declares, to no avail. Series creator Seth MacFarlane voices Peter and Stewie (as well as Fidel Castro and the Cat in the Hat).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 15 image

Episode 16

He's Too Sexy for His Fat

Tue, Jun 27, 2000 30 mins

Tired of being overweight, Chris (voice of Seth Green) decides to diet and exercise. That doesn't work, but there's always liposuction and plastic surgery---if not for Chris, then for another Griffin man (Peter---the one with the fat head). Other voices include Danny Smith (Dr. Ling, James Caan, Keenan, Lyle Lovett, Phineas, Salesman and Quentin Tarantino); and Mike Henry (Broderick, Cleveland, Cop, Eskimo Man, Performance Artist and Roman).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 16 image

Episode 17

There's Something About Paulie

Tue, Jun 27, 2000 30 mins

Peter finds himself tied to the mob after he buys a car that turns out to be a lemon, and a wiseguy (voice of Jon Cryer) offers lemon aid. Other guest voices include Michael Chiklis (Big Fat Paulie) and Alan King (the Don). Series creator Seth MacFarlane provides the voice of Peter.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 17 image

Episode 18

E Peterbus Unum

Wed, Jul 12, 2000 30 mins

When Peter goes to City Hall for a pool permit, he discovers that the Griffin house is not located in Quahog---or even in the U.S. And so a new nation---Petoria---is born. Not surprisingly, Peter (voice of series creator Seth MacFarlane) proves to be a saber-rattler, and that leads to a cooling in U.S.-Petorian relations. Other voices include Adam West as Quahog mayor Adam West.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 18 image

Episode 19

The Story on Page One

Tue, Jul 18, 2000 30 mins

Luke Perry (who provides his own voice) is the subject of Meg's journalistic excess. Actually, it's Peter's: he writes an article "outing" Perry (with no evidence whatsoever), puts Meg's name on it and submits it to her school newspaper. Adam West provides the voice of Quahog mayor Adam West. Other voices include Mila Kunis (Meg) and series creator Seth MacFarlane (Peter, Brian, Stewie and Thomas Jefferson).

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 19 image

Episode 20

Wasted Talent

Tue, Jul 25, 2000 30 mins

The men of Quahog drink themselves into stupors trying to win a contest sponsored by the mysterious brewer Pawtucket Pete. The prize: a tour of his near-mystical brewery (and a lifetime supply of beer). Meanwhile, Lois (voice of Alex Bornstein), a frustrated pianist who competes vicariously through the students she teaches, finds one with real promise just before a big competition. Series creator Seth MacFarlane provides the voices of Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin. Chris: Seth Green.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 20 image

Episode 21

Fore, Father

Tue, Aug 1, 2000 30 mins

Chris takes up with Quagmire when he feels neglected by Peter, who coaches Cleveland Jr. to play with him in a golf tournament. Patrick Warburton, Mike Henry, Nicole Sullivan.

Where to Watch
Family Guy, Season 2 Episode 21 image