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Family Guy Season 4 Episodes

30 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Season 4 continues the animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffin family. Among the highlights: They form a rock band and land a spot on "Saturday Night Live," where Meg hooks up with Jimmy Fallon (as himself); Lois turns kleptomaniac and goes on a shoplifting spree, which lands her in prison; Freshman Chris gets hazed on his first day of high school and runs away to join the Peace Corps, only to be shipped off to South America; and NFL quarterback Tom Brady (as himself), impressed with Peter's skills at moving bodies, signs him to the New England Patriots. Other stars doing voice cameos include Drew Barrymore, Judd Hirsch, Emeril Lagasse, Bob Costas and Jay Leno.

Episode 1

North by North Quahog

Sun, May 1, 2005 30 mins

Peter and Lois battle Mel Gibson (not voiced by Gibson himself) over their idea for an action-thriller sequel to "The Passion of the Christ." They end up in a parody of "North by Northwest" that takes them to Cape Cod, a Manhattan luxury hotel and, of course, Mount Rushmore. Back in Quahog, Brian and Stewie chaperone Chris's prom. Voice of Mel Gibson: Andre Sogliuzzo.

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Episode 2

Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High

Sun, May 8, 2005 30 mins

Fast times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High: Chris has a crush on his sultry new English teacher (guest voice Drew Barrymore), and she has an indecent proposal for him. Brian's on the faculty as well, and is encouraging his troubled students to strive for the bottom.

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Episode 3

Blind Ambition

Sun, May 15, 2005 30 mins

After Quagmire (voice of Seth MacFarlane) is credited with saving a woman's life, Peter vows to do something memorable as well. Guest voices include Judd Hirsch (as himself), Gina Gershon (a police officer) and Gary Cole (a security guard).

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Episode 4

Don't Make Me Over

Sun, Jun 5, 2005 30 mins

Peter, Joe, Quagmire and Cleveland form a rock band, but it's Meg who looks like the one who'll make it in the music business. All it took was a makeover at the mall. Gene Simmons has a voice cameo as himself.

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Episode 5

The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire

Sun, Jun 12, 2005 30 mins

Peter and Brian set out to help Cleveland get his manhood back after they catch his wife in bed with Quagmire. Guest voices include Macho Man Randy Savage as himself.

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Episode 6


Sun, Jun 19, 2005 30 mins

Peter takes a test for a genius grant and flunks it, to say the least. As his doctor tells him: "You are just over the line of mental retardation." Guest voices include Gary Cole, Michael York and Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 7

Brian the Bachelor

Sun, Jun 26, 2005 30 mins

"The Bachelorette" comes to Quahog looking for contestants, and Brian and Quagmire are selected. Meanwhile, Chris makes friends with a pimple of his---which can talk---and he names it Doug. Bachelorette: Jessica Biel. Dermatologist: Dr. Drew ("Loveline").

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Episode 8

8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter

Sun, Jul 10, 2005 30 mins

Peter runs up a huge tab at Mort Goldman's pharmacy, and settles it by selling Meg to Mort, whose nerdy son Neil has a crush on her. Of course, Meg can't stand Neil. Meanwhile, the Griffins search for a babysitter for Stewie.

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Episode 9

Breaking Out Is Hard to Do

Sun, Jul 17, 2005 30 mins

Lois turns out to be a kleptomaniac and soon finds herself in jail, which leaves the Griffin household in more disarray than usual. And as the plot unfolds, Peter takes up sumo wrestling. Voice of Joe: Patrick Warburton.

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Episode 10

Model Misbehavior

Sun, Jul 24, 2005 30 mins

One-time Miss Teen Rhode Island Lois fulfills her dream of becoming a model. It's a thrill (and diet-pill) ride for her. But not for Peter. Meanwhile, Brian's suffering from worms but can't afford the medication to cure it, so he turns to Stewie, who hires him to work on his pyramid scheme.

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Episode 11

Peter's Got Woods

Sun, Sep 11, 2005 30 mins

Peter and James Woods (who lends his voice) become fast friends when Woods shows up in Quahog. He's in town because of a suggestion to rename James Woods High School after Martin Luther King Jr., a request from Meg's black history teacher, who's dating Brian. (Woods, incidentally, has no problem with the idea.) Principal Shepherd: Gary Cole. Mayor West: Adam West.

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Episode 12

Perfect Castaway

Sun, Sep 18, 2005 30 mins

Peter, Joe, Cleveland and Quagmire are lost at sea for months. Happily they're rescued, but Peter's return home has a very unhappy surprise. Adam Carolla provides the voice of Death.

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Episode 13

Jungle Love

Sun, Sep 25, 2005 30 mins

Chris, a victim of freshman hazing in high school, runs away to South America. Meanwhile, Peter gets a job in a brewery. One of the perks is free beer, and Peter reacts to it predictably. Carrie Fisher provides the voice of his supervisor, Angela. Other voices: Joe Pesci: Jay Mohr. Group Director: Gary Cole. Loca: Mia Maestro. Mayor West: Adam West.

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Episode 14


Sun, Nov 6, 2005 30 mins

When a "trouser malfunction" at the Emmy Awards leads to an FCC crackdown on TV, Peter fights back by starting his own unexpurgated station, PTV. But then Lois fights back against Peter's "inappropriate shows," and the FCC joins the fray. Meanwhile, Stewie finds Osama bin Laden. Series creator Seth MacFarlane provides the voice of bin Laden, as well as those of Bob Hope, Wile E. Coyote, Ozzy Osbourne and President George W. Bush.

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Episode 15

Brian Goes Back to College

Sun, Nov 13, 2005 30 mins

After getting fired from his writing job at the New Yorker because he lacks a college degree, Brian reenrolls at Brown. Stewie comes along to keep him company. Meanwhile, Peter, Cleveland, Joe and Quagmire enter a costume competition at an '80s-TV convention as "The A-Team," then decide to become their own A-Team to "rid the world of injustice and evil."

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Episode 16

The Courtship of Stewie's Father

Sun, Nov 20, 2005 30 mins

Stewie has been taking out his aggressions on Lois, and she decides that the reason is because he isn't close enough to his father, so she orders them to bond. They finally succeed at Disney World. Carrie Fisher provides the voice of Angela, Peter's boss at the Pawtucket Brewery.

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Episode 17

The Fat Guy Strangler

Sun, Nov 27, 2005 30 mins

Lois discovers that she has a brother (voice of Robert Downey Jr.). He's a patient in a mental institution, but he doesn't seem unusual---at first. Meanwhile, Peter's doctor tells him he's overweight, and Peter decides to do something about it: He forms the National Association for the Advancement of Fat People.

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Episode 18

The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz

Sun, Dec 18, 2005 30 mins

Peter's very devout father (voice of Charles Durning) browbeats his son about his lack of religion, so Peter starts his own church: The First United Church of the Fonz. Meanwhile, Stewie is baptized with tainted holy water and gets poisoned, so he must be quarantined in a germ-free environment. Series creator Seth MacFarlane's voices include Fonzie, Potsie, Aquaman, the Coco Puffs bird and Zeus.

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Episode 19

Brian Sings and Swings

Sun, Jan 8, 2006 30 mins

After being hit by a car driven by Peter, a depressed Brian teams up on stage with Frank Sinatra Jr. (who provides his own voice) in a Quahog bar. Soon, Stewie joins in and a new Rat Pack is born. Meanwhile, Meg decides that she's a lesbian.

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Episode 20

Patriot Games

Sun, Jan 29, 2006 30 mins

Peter's broken-field run to the bathroom at his high-school reunion so impresses New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (who provides his own voice) that the next thing Peter knows, he's a Patriot, too. Meanwhile, it's Carol Channing vs. Mike Tyson on Fox's "Celebrity Boxing," and Brian places a losing bet on the bout with bookie Stewie, who demands quick payment. Or else.

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Episode 21

I Take Thee, Quagmire

Sun, Mar 12, 2006 30 mins

Peter wins the services of a maid for a week on a game show, but Quagmire wins her heart. This isn't his usual lechery; he's in love. Meanwhile, Lois decides that it's time to wean Stewie. Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and Bryan Cranston have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 22

Sibling Rivalry

Sun, Mar 26, 2006 30 mins

Before having a vasectomy, Peter has one last fling at the sperm bank. The result: Stewie's equally diabolical half-brother Bertram (voice of Wallace Shawn). Soon, their epic battle for playground dominance begins. Meanwhile, Peter has given up sex, and Lois uses food to compensate.

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Episode 23

Deep Throats

Sun, Apr 9, 2006 30 mins

When cabbie Brian gets a $400 parking ticket, he decides that Mayor West is corrupt and sets out to expose him. This doesn't sit well with Meg, who is the mayor's new intern. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois decide to write songs for a talent show.

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Episode 24


Sun, Apr 23, 2006 30 mins

Peter writes dirty novels and his father-in-law, Carter Pewterschmidt, decides to publish them. But then Carter's sued and loses everything, so he moves in with Peter and Lois, whereupon Peter tries to teach him to be a regular guy. When that doesn't work, they decide to go for the riches by any means necessary. Betty White has a voice cameo as herself.

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Episode 25

You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives

Sun, Apr 30, 2006 30 mins

Brian's gay cousin Jasper arrives for a visit and announces that he's marrying his boyfriend, and Brian offers them the use of the Griffin house for the wedding. But Mayor West, who's facing an impeachment campaign and looking for a diversion, decides to ban gay marriage in Quahog. Meanwhile, a girl Chris likes takes him to an after-school Republican club; and Stewie kidnaps Matthew McConaughey.

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Episode 26


Sun, May 7, 2006 30 mins

While building a cinema in his backyard, Peter digs up a Native American skull. Soon the house is haunted and Stewie's on "the other side". But the ghosts don't go away after Lois goes over to the other side, too, and brings Stewie back. Carrot Top and Jim J. Bullock have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 27

The Griffin Family History

Sun, May 14, 2006 30 mins

While holed up in the attic during a burglary, Peter gives his account of Griffin family history, including caveman days, when Peter invented the wheel and, in biblical times, Moses Griffin led the Israelites to freedom. But it's Meg who finds a way to get rid of the burglars.

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Episode 28

Stewie B. Goode

Sun, May 21, 2006 30 mins

Following a near-death experience, Stewie decides to turn over a new leaf and be nice, but it drives him to drink. Meanwhile, Peter becomes Quahog's newest TV star, ranting about his pet peeves in a commentary segment on the news. Noel Blanc, the son of longtime cartoon voice Mel Blanc, provides the voice of Elmer Fudd.

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Episode 29

Bango Was His Name, Oh!

Sun, May 21, 2006 30 mins

Stewie and Brian head to San Francisco in Quagmire's van to search for the man Stewie's convinced is his real father. Meanwhile, Lois and Peter help Chris and Meg with their dating skills to get them out of the house. Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling have voice cameos in their "Beverly Hills, 90210" roles.

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Episode 30

Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure

Sun, May 21, 2006 30 mins

Stewie travels 35 years into the future and doesn't like what he finds: himself, who's known as Stu as an adult. So Stewie goes about remaking Stu's life, despite Stu's objections. Kiefer Sutherland has a cameo as himself.

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