Family Guy Season 4 Episode Guide
Family Guy’s fourth season aired from May 1, 2005 to May 21, 2006. The season consisted of thirty episodes. The first half of the season is included within the Volume Three DVD box set, which was released on November 29, 2005 and the second half is included within the Volume Four DVD box set, which was released on November 14, 2006. Season 4 was split into seasons 4 and 5 in regions outside the United States, leading to confusion over season numbers between US and Australian/UK fans. The last three episodes of season 4 were the basis for the movie known as Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, and are edited for content; Fox does not include these episodes in the official episode count.
After Stewie meets his look-alike, he discovers that the man is his future self, enabling him to see what life has in store for him. However, when Stewie doesn’t like what he sees, he realizes that the only way to ensure a different outcome is to change his ways immediately and hope for he best.
Stewie searches a man he saw on TV whom he believes is his real father. He convinces Quagmire to take him to San Francisco But Stewie gets an even bigger surprise when he learns the real identity of the look-alike. Meanwhile, Lois and Peter try to play matchmaker.
After Stewie takes swimming lessons and meets a fellow student he doesn’t like, he attempts to kill him by sabotaging a lifeguard stand. But… A near-death experience inspires Stewie to change his life.
When the Griffins get robbed, the family runs into Peter’s panic room to escape the trespassers. Now isolated and trapped, Peter insists the family know about their ancestry and narrates a chain of events in world history that explain the Griffin name. Meanwhile, after Meg is chosen to go back into the house, she scares off the robbers in an unexpected way.
When Joe buys a new home theater system, Peter gets jealous and decides to build a multiplex movie theater in his back yard. But while doing so, he finds a human skull. It begins haunting the Griffin house, and Stewie gets sucked through a portal into the realm of the dead.
Brians gay cousin Jasper comes to town for a visit to see Brian. He then meets a guy he likes, but Mayor West won’t let them be married. Meanwhile, Lois questions her view toward gay marriage and Chris joins the extremist “Young Republicans” group to win a girl’s heart.
After reading an erotic novel, Peter decides to write one of his own and gets Carter to publish it. But when Carter gets sued for Peter’s book on tape, he loses all his money and is forced to become a middle-class citizen, much to his chagrin
While Meg interns for Mayor West, Brian uncovers a scandal; Peter and Lois decide to reunite their old groovy band.
Peter is set to have a vasectomy against his will, but has an accident at the sperm bank, which causes Stewie’s rival sibling to be born. Meanwhile, Lois gains weight after an angry Peter refuses to have sex with her anymore. Meanwhile, Stewie’s half-brother and archrival Bertram confronts him and they declare an all-out war for control over the playground.
Quagmire falls in love with and marries the Maid that Peter won on a game show only to find out that she’s a psycho and must figure out a way to get out of it. Meanwhile, Stewie fights against breast-feeding withdrawals when Lois tries to wean him.
After quarterback Tom Brady witnesses Peter pummeling several people in order to get to the bathroom, he recruits him to play for the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Stewie becomes a sports bookie.
After an accident lands Brian in the hospital, he has a near-death experience that leads him to take a new lease on life. He finds a passion for singing and develops a new nightly gig with Frank Sinatra Jr., but his “live in the moment” lifestyle only goes so far. Meanwhile, Meg’s sexuality swings the other way.
When Peter’s dad visits the Griffins, he tries to impose his religious beliefs on the family. But after a mishap leaves Stewie stuck living in a bubble, Peter searches for a new religion finding faith in his television hero the Fonz. But “Happy Days” are not quite here as the newly established Church of the Fonz struggles to retain its members.
When Lois drags Peter to the doctor for a physical, his diagnosis is clear: he’s too fat. This news drives Peter to form the NAAFP, an advocacy group for the advancement of fat people. Meanwhile, Lois discovers her long-lost brother, Patrick, and fights to get him released from an insane asylum. But a string of fat guys go missing soon after, and Peter and the NAAFP band together to get to the bottom of it.
When Stewie intensifies his efforts to kill Lois, she thinks he is acting out and orders Peter to spend more time with him. They begin to do some bonding until a theme park outing ends disastrously. Meanwhile, Chris does some bonding of his own when he develops a friendship with Herbert after breaking his window.
Brian lands a dream job at The New Yorker, but gets fired when it’s revealed that he dropped out of college. Frustrated, he decides to turn his life around by going back to school and finishing his degree. Peter and his buddies, meanwhile, win an 80’s TV look-alike contest dressed as the A-Team, and find that today’s world still has a place for a team of renegades who can get the job done.
After a controversial mishap occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peter’s favorite television shows. Peter retaliates by creating his own TV station – “PTV” – which he operates out of the Griffin home. Peter and Brian create some edgy hits for the station, until the FCC shows up and starts to censor their everyday lives.
To avoid Freshman hazing, Chris runs away to South America to join the Peace Corp. When Peter and the family come to get him, Peter learns that he’s the richest man in the tribe and goes about exploiting the tribe.
When Peter and the guys go on a fishing trip so Peter can save his failing business, they end up in choppy waters that leave them stranded on a desert island. Months later, the guys are rescued from the island and Peter returns home to discover the new man of the house has a bark that’s worse than his bite.
When Brian attends a PTA meeting, he meets Meg’s high school teacher and starts to date her. This new relationship puts a strain on Peter and Brian’s friendship, so Peter finds solace in new best friend, James Woods.
After a yacht race that the Griffins win through disobeying Lois’ father, Lois decides to fulfill her dream of being a model, which her father never allowed. After she begins partying and using drugs, it is up to Peter and Lois’ father to bring her back. Meanwhile, Stewie starts a pyramid scheme business and hires Brian as his assistant.
When Lois is short on cash and can’t pay her grocery store bill, she resorts to stealing. The adrenaline rush from shoplifting sends her on a stealing spree that spirals out of control and leaves her behind bars. Back at home, the family is a mess without Lois, so Peter and the kids decide to break her out of the clinker to get things back to normal.
When Peter runs up a tab at the local pharmacy, the only way out of paying the bill is to sell Meg to Mort’s son, Neil, who has been stalking her for months. But when Neil starts dating another girl, Meg becomes jealous and goes on the hunt to find a boyfriend of her own. Meanwhile, Stewie goes gaga over his hot new babysitter, Liddane.
Brian decides to take a break from things by auditioning for a TV show called “The Bachelorette” in which a beautiful model picks her true love from a pack of hopefuls. While he’s first skeptical of the program, he discovers the bachelorette is actually an intelligent and interesting woman, and begins to fall for her. Chris meanwhile, is occupied with talking to his new pimple, but the zit is determined to get him into trouble.
At a game night among friends, Lois lets Peter win at Trivial Pursuit, which leads Peter to gloat and think he’s a genius. Brian knows the truth and challenges Peter to prove his intelligence by getting an IQ test. But when the test results determine Peter is legally mentally challenged, everyone ends up looking stupid.
When Peter hears screams coming from Cleveland and Loretta’s house, he tries to help but discovers Loretta in a compromising position. Peter identifies the other man as Quagmire and decides to tell Cleveland of his wife’s extracurricular activities. But when Loretta walks out on Cleveland he doesn’t take it lying down.
Meg receives a free makeover from a TV station and becomes beautiful. When the Griffin family starts a band, the producer decides to put the now-gorgeous Meg at the front and promote her as the star. Meg comes to believe the hype about her and feels that the rest of the family is holding her back. When they go to New York to perform on Saturday Night Live, will Meg’s ego get her in trouble?
Quagmire gets caught spying on Lois in a public toilet and is forced to confront his sex addiction. In the course of his recovery he saves a woman’s life and is hailed as a hero. Jealous of Quagmire’s new fame, Peter hatches a plan to get into the world records book by swallowing the most nickels. Unfortunately, swallowing so many coins has a side effect that Peter hasn’t counted on.
Chris’ new English teacher turns out to be a seductive young woman. When she begins returning the attention Chris shows her, he finds himself falling in love with her. The teacher’s intentions, however, extend far beyond simple romance. Meanwhile, Brian gets a job as a substitute teacher and is assigned to a class of gang thugs. Somehow, he must find a way to inspire them to learn.
Worried that their love life is growing routine, Peter and Lois decide to try going on a second honeymoon, and manage to sneak into Mel Gibson’s personal suite at a fancy new hotel. While there, they discover film for a horrible new movie Mel is producing, and decide that it must be destroyed before he can release it. Meanwhile, Chris is caught drinking at a school party, and it’s up to Stewie and Brian to discipline him.