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Family Guy Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Season 8 continues the animated antics of the Griffin family. Among the highlights are an appearance by Jesus, who mediates a religious dispute between Lois and Peter; a "Spies Like Us" parody that features Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd as government agents who move into the neighborhood; and a "Star Wars"-themed outing in which Stewie is Darth Vader and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Season 8 also included an episode that Fox refused to air. "Partial Terms of Endearment" had Lois agreeing to be a surrogate mother for a friend, but the woman unexpectedly dies and Lois is forced to make a life-altering decision.

Episode 1

Road to the Multiverse

Sun, Sep 27, 2009 30 mins

Stewie and Brian tour parallel universes using a special remote control. Included: a place where dogs are in charge and humans are pets; a "Flintstone"-esque society; a place where Japan won World War II; and a world where everyone has two heads, one happy and one sad.

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Episode 2

Family Goy

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 30 mins

Lois learns that her mother is Jewish, but it's Peter who embraces Judaism most wholeheartedly---until he has a nighttime conversation with his father's ghost. Voice of Francis' Ghost: Charles Durning. Ben Stein has a voice cameo as a rabbi.

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Episode 3

Spies Reminiscent of Us

Sun, Oct 11, 2009 30 mins

Two guys (voices of Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase) who turn out to be spies move into Cleveland's old house and soon have dossiers on everybody in Quahog. Then they head to Russia for a secret mission, with suspicious Stewie and Brian in hot pursuit. A "Cleveland Show" crossover includes brief appearances by Cleveland and Tim.

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Episode 4

Brian's Got a Brand New Bag

Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins

Brian falls in love with an older woman, and he takes flak from the rest of the Griffins for it. Meanwhile, Peter goes on a kicking kick (he kicks just about everyone he meets) after watching the movie "Road House."

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Episode 5

Hannah Banana

Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins

Stewie gets to know Hannah Montana (voice of singer Candace Marie) when she arrives in Quahog for a concert, and discovers something surprising about her. And Chris finally meets the Evil Monkey, who has been bedeviling him, and finds that he's not so evil after all.

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Episode 6

Quagmire's Baby

Sun, Nov 15, 2009 30 mins

Quagmire becomes a not-so-proud papa and quickly realizes that fatherhood crimps his style. He also sells a ham radio to Peter, who uses it to communicate with the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Meanwhile, Stewie clones himself. Voice of Candy: Brittany Snow.

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Episode 7

Jerome Is the New Black

Sun, Nov 22, 2009 30 mins

Peter and his pals miss Cleveland so much that they decide to replace him with a guy named Jerome (voice of Kevin Michael Richardson). Trouble is, Quagmire can't stand him.

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Episode 8

Dog Gone

Sun, Nov 29, 2009 30 mins

Brian is dismayed that a dog's accidental death stirs little empathy in his human companions; Lois' new maid pays Peter no heed.

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Episode 9

Business Guy

Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins

Lois' dad slips into a coma after celebrating too much at his bachelor party and even Dr. House (voice of Hugh Laurie) can't get him out of it. That leaves an opening at the top of Pewterschmidt Industries, and into it steps Peter. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons have voice cameos in their "Big Bang Theory" roles.

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Episode 10

Big Man on Hippocampus

Sun, Jan 3, 2010 30 mins

Peter gets amnesia after hitting his head on the set of "Family Feud" during a scuffle with the host, and he must relearn everything, including sex. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a voice cameo as himself.

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Episode 11

Dial Meg for Murder

Sun, Jan 31, 2010 30 mins

While tailing Meg to research a magazine article on American teen girls, Brian discovers that she has a secret boyfriend (voice of Chace Crawford), and that he's in jail. But he won't be for long. Allison Janney has a voice cameo as "Woman."

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Episode 12

Extra-Large Medium

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 30 mins

When Chris and Stewie get lost in the woods, Lois sees a psychic (voice of Michelle Lee), who assures her that the kids are alright. They turn out to be, and a Griffin-family obsession with ESP takes hold. Meanwhile, Chris falls for a new girl at school.

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Episode 13

Go Stewie Go

Sun, Mar 14, 2010 30 mins

Stewie auditions for a kids show in drag (the producers are casting girls) and lands the part. He also makes a friend in the cast (voice of Mae Whitman). Meanwhile, Meg dates a boy everyone likes, especially Lois. Other guest voices include Anne Hathaway (Mother Maggie) and Lucas Grabeel (Anthony).

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Episode 14

Peter-assment

Sun, Mar 21, 2010 30 mins

Peter gets a job as a paparazzo, then must fend off the unwanted advances of his boss (voice of Carrie Fisher). Meanwhile, Stewie gets the lead role in a school play, but gets a bad case of stage fright. Richard Dreyfuss and TMZ's Harvey Levin have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 15

Brian Griffin's House of Payne

Sun, Mar 28, 2010 30 mins

Network executives buy a script that Brian had written for a TV drama and turn it into a raucous comedy, against his wishes, of course. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris accidentally knock Stewie down the stairs while they're fighting, and he won't come to. Charlie Sheen, Elijah Wood and James Woods have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 16

April in Quahog

Sun, Apr 11, 2010 30 mins

It's the day before the end of the world, and folks in Quahog look for ways to pass their final hours. But first, Peter has jury duty. Anne Hathaway and Jason Mraz have voice cameos.

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Episode 17

Brian & Stewie

Sun, May 2, 2010 30 mins

Brian and Stewie are locked in a bank vault together, and must deal with each other in new ways. Previously unaired musical segments follow the episode (the series' 150th).

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Episode 18

Quagmire's Dad

Sun, May 9, 2010 30 mins

Quagmire gets a Mother's Day surprise when his father begins to go through the change of life.

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Episode 19

The Splendid Source

Sun, May 16, 2010 30 mins

Peter, Quagmire and Joe's search for the source of all dirty jokes leads them to Stoolbend, Va., where they reconnect with old friend Cleveland (voice of Mike Henry) and meet his new family.

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Episode 20

Something, Something, Something Dark Side, Part 1

Sun, May 23, 2010 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. The "Star Wars" saga, "Family Guy"-style, continues with Peter's spin on "The Empire Strikes Back". John Bunnell and James Caan provide their own voices.

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Episode 21

Partial Terms of Endearment

30 mins

Lois meets an old school friend at a reunion, who asks her and Peter for a favor.

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Episode 22

Something, Something, Something Dark Side, Conclusion

Sun, May 23, 2010 30 mins

Conclusion. The "Star Wars" saga, "Family Guy"-style, continues with Peter's spin on "The Empire Strikes Back." John Bunnell and James Caan provide their own voices.

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