Family Guy Season 2 Episode Guide
Family Guy’s second season first aired on the Fox network in twenty-one episodes from September 23, 1999 to August 1, 2000 before being released as a DVD box set and in syndication. It premiered with the episode “Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater” and finished with “Fore Father”. The second season of Family Guy continues the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family-father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and Brian, the family pet, who reside in their hometown of Quahog. The executive producers for the second season were David Zuckerman and series creator Seth MacFarlane.
After Chris neglects his responsibilities, Peter tries to teach him to be more mature by getting him a job as a ball collector at a driving range. When Peter starts helping Cleveland Jr with his golfing, Chris feels abandoned and turns to Quagmire for a father figure.
In an attempt to win a tour of the Pawtucket Brewery, Peter drinks an insane amount of beer. In the process, Lois discovers that as long as Peter is wasted, he can play the piano like a professional. Lois desperately searches for a piano player good enough to beat her rival teacher at an upcoming competition, and finds such talent in an intoxicated Peter.
Peter is unimpressed by Meg’s first story as a writer for her local paper, so makes up a different one, accusing Luke Perry of homosexuality, which makes the front page. The next morning, Meg’s story is the talk of the school, but a certain Mr. Perry isn’t too happy.
After discovering that the plot on which his house is built technically isn’t part of the United States, Peter goes about getting his new country recognized. Things go well for the fledgling nation of Petoria until Peter, frustrated with the lack of respect he receives at the UN, invades Joe’s swimming pool and touches off a war with America.
When Chris becomes insecure about his weight, Peter initially agrees to help him, but soon becomes sidetracked and chooses cosmetic surgery instead. Chris opts out of the operation at the last minute, but Peter decides to have the procedure done himself, followed by implants and reconstruction that turn him into a self-centered hunk. Meanwhile, Stewie tries to taunt Chris by overeating, but ends up with a weight problem of his own.
Peter enlists the help of the local mafia to buy a new car, but is forced to spend time with Big Fat Paulie to return the favor. Paulie has a wonderful time and comes to enjoy hanging out with Peter, much to Lois’ disapproval. When Paulie then puts out a contract on Lois’ life, Peter must go straight to the top of the Rhode Island underworld to save his wife.
Stewie falls for a girl at his new day care center, but is devastated when he learns she only wanted him for his cookies. Meanwhile, Lois decides to take advantage of her new free time by taking a job as a flight attendant, while Peter decides to take advantage of Lois’ new frequent flier miles.
A species of toad that secretes an LSD-like drug has appeared in Quahog, and suddenly all the teens are getting hooked on toad-licking. When the practice begins to touch even the Griffin family, Peter decides to take action by pretending to be a teenager and going back to high school. Through a creative song and dance number, Peter manages to convince the kids to kick the habit, but Meg feels jealous over the attention he gets from the other kids.
While collecting Stewie from his grandparent’s house in California, Brian’s plane tickets are stolen and the two are forced to find another way home. Convincing Lois that they’ll be traveling by train, Brian manages to stall for some time, but they still must find a way to make the long journey to Rhode Island. On the way, Brian stops at the puppy mill where he was born to try and make amends with his mother.
Meg, sick of her family’s dysfunctions, takes them on a Jerry Springer-like talk show presented by Diane Simmons. fter the show, a TV producer makes the family an offer to set up cameras in their house and create a reality show around their home. The experience is interesting for them at first, but eventually they all want out of the project.
After Chris becomes a successful artist when an art dealer sees a picture he painted for Peter’s birthday, Peter tries using his son’s talent to fulfill his own dreams.
Lois runs unopposed for president of the Quahog school board, but Peter steps in when she reveals she’s planning to fire one of his old teachers.
Peter and Chris’ favorite television show gets canceled, so Peter attempts to trick the “Grant-a-Dream-Foundation” to put it back into production.
When a woman at Peter’s workplace accuses him of sexual harassment, he is forced to attend a feminist retreat to learn how to respect women.
Lois is given the job of directing a play at Quahog Theater, but Peter insists on stealing her thunder by directing it himself.
In an attempt to avoid paying expensive hospital bill, Peter says that he is dead on hospital sign-out sheet. Later that night he visited by Death who has come to take him away. While chasing Peter down, Death twists his ankle and cannot fulfill his duties. So Peter must take his place.
Everyone on Spooner Street becomes enemies when a trophy they all won mysteriously goes missing; Meg makes extra tips at her new job as a waitress by telling everyone she’s unwed, teenage mother of Stewie.
Brian begins having urinary problems; he initially blames Stewie for his accidents, but is ultimately forced to see a psychiatrist to discover to root of his problem. Dr. Kaplan reveals that he thinks Brian is in love with Lois.
On December 31, 1999, a costumed man warns Peter about the dangers of Y2K. Peter locks his family up in a bomb shelter that evening. A nuclear holocaust occurs at the stroke of midnight, destroying much of Quahog and mutating or injuring many of the surviving citizens. The Griffins are free from mutations.
Peter tries to win his father’s approval by inviting him to stay with the family after his retirement. His father, however, is an ultra-religious Catholic who hates Lois and is absolutely intolerant of anyone else. Still, Peter hopes to have the kind of bonding that was missing from his childhood, and when all his plans fair to work out, he resorts to kidnapping the Pope.
When Lois wealthy aunt dies, she leaves Lois Cherrywood Manor in Newport Rhode Island; the Griffins promptly move in. This new found lifestyle leads Peter to believe that he can afford to live in such a way, bidding $100,000,000 for a vase at an auction. Naturally, Peter cannot come up with the money himself, so tries to make out that the manor is much more valuable than it actually is; he is unsuccessful, but then he inadvertently discovers pictures which prove that the manor was once a famous whorehouse. The Griffins use the house as collateral, and move back to Spooner St.