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.

Partial Terms of Endearment (Banned Episode)

(Season 8 Episode 21)
First Aired: June 20, 2010
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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.

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Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

(Season 8 Episode 20)
First Aired: May 23, 2010
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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.

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The Splendid Source

(Season 8 Episode 19)
First Aired: May 16, 2010
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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.

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Quagmire’s Dad

(Season 8 Episode 18)
First Aired: May 9, 2010
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Quagmire gets the surprise of his life on Mother’s Day, when his father starts to go through the change of his life.

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Brian and Stewie

(Season 8 Episode 17)
First Aired: May 2, 2010
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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.

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April in Quahog

(Season 8 Episode 16)
First Aired: April 11, 2010
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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.

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Brian Griffin’s House of Payne

(Season 8 Episode 15)
First Aired: March 28, 2010
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Brian writes a television show, but it ends up getting sabotaged by James Woods.

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Peter-assment

(Season 8 Episode 14)
First Aired: March 21, 2010
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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.

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Go, Stewie, Go!

(Season 8 Episode 13)
First Aired: March 14, 2010
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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.

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Extra Large Medium

(Season 8 Episode 12)
First Aired: February 14, 2010
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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.

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Dial Meg for Murder

(Season 8 Episode 11)
First Aired: January 31, 2010
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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.

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Big Man on Hippocampus

(Season 8 Episode 10)
First Aired: January 3, 2010

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.

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Business Guy

(Season 8 Episode 9)
First Aired: December 13, 2009

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.

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Dog Gone

(Season 8 Episode 8)
First Aired: November 29, 2009

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.

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Jerome Is the New Black

(Season 8 Episode 7)
First Aired: November 22, 2009

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.

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Quagmire’s Baby

(Season 8 Episode 6)
First Aired: November 15, 2009

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.

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Hannah Banana

(Season 8 Episode 5)
First Aired: November 8, 2009

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.

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Brian’s Got a Brand New Bag

(Season 8 Episode 4)
First Aired: November 8, 2009

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.

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Spies Reminiscent of Us

(Season 8 Episode 3)
First Aired: October 11, 2009

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.

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Family Goy

(Season 8 Episode 2)
First Aired: October 4, 2009
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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.

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Road to the Multiverse

(Season 8 Episode 1)
First Aired: September 27, 2009
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In a take off of the sci-fi show “Sliders” (1995-2000), Stewie and Brian travel to different versions of Quahog. When They try to get back home, they run into problems and Stewie’s device keeps sending elsewhere.

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