Family Guy Season 8 Episode Guide
Family Guy’s eighth season first aired on the Fox network in twenty episodes from September 27, 2009 to May 23, 2010 before being released as two DVD box sets and in syndication. Family Guy follows the dysfunctional Griffin family-father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and dog Brian, all of whom reside in their hometown of Quahog. The eighth season, which premiered with the episode “Road to the Multiverse” and ended with “Partial Terms of Endearment”, was produced by Chris Sheridan, David Goodman, Danny Smith, Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan as well as series creator Seth MacFarlane along with showrunners Hentemann and Callaghan.
Lois agrees to become a surrogate for an infertile friend’s baby, but when her friend unexpectedly dies, Lois considers having an abortion. This episode has been banned by FOX from airing on television in the US.
Peter makes good on another power outage at home – by entertaining his family with a retelling of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Newcomers to the story include Mort as Lando Calrissian, Chris’ boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett.
Peter, Quagmire and Joe search to find the source of all dirty jokes leads them to Virginia, where they reunite with Cleveland and meet his new family.
Quagmire gets the surprise of his life on Mother’s Day, when his father starts to go through the change of his life.
In the “celebrated” 150th episode Brian and Stewie get locked in a bank vault, they are forced to deal with each other on a whole new level. Unlike any other Family Guy episode, the acts will play out in real time as Brian and Stewie react to being locked in a small space with no baby food or martinis to keep them from losing their minds while they create an escape plan.
After it’s announced that the Apocalypse is coming in 24 hours, everyone in Quahog tries to live out their last day to the fullest.
Brian writes a television show, but it ends up getting sabotaged by James Woods.
Peter and Lois go to watch first Stewie’s musical and record it on camera. Instead, Peter records Richard Dreyfus. He sent the tape to TV and got paid for it, so he decided to become full-time paparazzi.
Stewie pulls a “Tootsie” and cross-dresses in order to star in the American version of Jolly Farm Revue. Meanwhile, Peter makes Lois feel bad about her age, and she gets a bit jealous of Meg’s new boyfriend.
When Chris and Stewie go missing for several days, Lois is at her wit’s end until she sees a psychic who assures her they are safe. Even after the boys return home, Lois and Peter’s psychic obsession continues, and Peter takes it a step too far when he starts charging neighbors for his extrasensory perception. Meanwhile, Chris develops a crush on a girl at school.
Brian gets a gig writing for a teen magazine about the average American girl, but when he starts trailing Meg for research he discovers that her desperate attempts at dating have led her to a guy in the slammer. When Brian tries to expose Meg’s secret to the family, he finds that her boyfriend, Luke, has broken out of jail and has been hiding in the Griffin’s house.
After Peter hits his head and develops amnesia, he forgets everything, including his family and his friends. Lois takes extra care of Peter and tries everything to jog his memory and until he starts hitting on other women. Fed up with his antics, Lois takes the kids and leaves, giving Quagmire his opportunity to swoop in and score.
When Peter gives Lois’ dad the bachelor party he never had, Mr. Pewterschmidt goes into a coma. Even Dr. House can’t help. Lois gains control of Pewterschmidt Industries which she passes to Peter. He gets power-hungry and fires the board. Mr. Pewterschmidt bounces back and tries to regain control of what he’s built.
When Brian accidentally kills another dog, he is surprised to see that no one cares, so he tries to convince everyone that the life of a dog should have the same value as a human one. Meanwhile, Lois hires a maid who doesn’t listen to Peter.
A new guy named Jerome is a candidate when Peter and the guys interview potential friends to fill the vacancy left by Cleveland. However, things don’t look so good for Brian when it’s discovered that Quagmire hates him. Peter turns to jealousy when he finds out that Jerome used to date Lois.
When Quagmire assumes responsibility for a baby who looks just like him, he quickly realizes he may be in over his head. Meanwhile, Stewie clones himself in order to have a personal assistant.
Stewie attends a concert of the teen superstar, Miley Cyrus, and discovers a surprising secret about the singer. Meanwhile back at home, Chris tries to prove to the family that the Evil Monkey is real.
When Brian snags an older woman, he’s the laughingstock of the family, but things get really bad when she breaks her hip and Brian has to be her errand-boy.
Stewie and Brian are suspicious when two guys move into Cleveland’s old house, and when they find out Dan and Chevy are spies and they have dossiers of all the people in Quahog they follow them on a mission to Russia and end up in hot water.
Lois discovers she is partially Jewish. Peter decides to try and make their whole family Jewish. Peter sees his late father who says he will go to hell if he doesn’t act like a Christian. After his vision, Peter does everything he can to remove any Jewish aspect from their family.