Family Guy Season 1 Episode Guide
The first season of Family Guy aired on the Fox network between January 31, 1999 to May 16, 1999, and consisted for seven episode. The series follows the dysfunctional Griffin family-father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and the family dog Brian-who reside in their hometown of Quahog. The show features the voices of series creator Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Lacey Chabert in the roles of the Griffin family. The executive producers for the first season were David Zuckerman and MacFarlane.
Brian agrees to help out Peter by entering a dog show, but then quits in mid-performance when commanded to beg. After storming out of the house following an argument with Peter, Brian gets stopped by the police for using a drinking fountain meant for people, and finally ends up under arrest and facing the death penalty for biting someone.
The Griffins head to New York in order to re-gain Chris entry back into the Boy Scouts which Chris doesn’t even want to be in. But on the way the decide to stop at an Indian casino. Once there Lois loses all of the family’s money and then the car.
Peter gets in trouble at work when he accidentally injures the ringer his boss has hired for the company softball tournament. All seems lost until some new neighbors move in next door, and Peter sees that Joe is a former softball champion. Peter invites him to come play, not noticing that Joe is in a wheelchair.
After inadvertently punching out a pregnant woman, Peter is sentenced to house arrest. Bored out of his mind, he gets an inspiration to build a bar down in the basement so that his friends will want to hang out there. Meanwhile, Stewie is going through his first teething pains, and so tries to invent a time machine to bypass the painful experience.
Stewie’s first birthday is coming up, and Peter has managed to lose the family’s reservation at Cheesy Charlie’s. Desperate to find a solution so that Lois won’t miss this birthday like she missed Chris and Meg’s first birthdays, Peter has to come up with a drastic solution. While all this is going on, Stewie muses on his origins and comes to the conclusion that he’s going to be re-imprisoned in the womb.
After taking Meg out for a driving lesson, Peter manages to smash the car into Quahog’s TV transmitter, knocking out the entire town’s reception. After first going through some intense withdrawal, Peter soon comes to enjoy living a life that doesn’t revolve around the tube. His new high-activity lifestyle is wearing out the rest of the family, however, so they try to find a way to bring Peter back to the couch.
In this pilot episode to the series, Peter goes out to a friend’s bachelor party, but first promises Lois that he won’t get drunk. He does, of course, and the resulting hangover causes him to lose his job the next day. After several unsuccessful attempts to get a new job, Peter applies for welfare, only to discover that a clerical error has now made the family rich.