Family Guy - Season 4 Episodes
Family Guy - Season 4
The hilarity continues this season when Brian and Stewie hit a high note and form a rat pack group with Frank Sinatra, Jr. (who makes a guest voice appearance).
“North by North Quahog”
Peter decides to take Lois on a second honeymoon. But when things go awry, they end up posing as a famous actor/director to stay in his fancy hotel suite, where they inadvertently discover a copy of The Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This.
“Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High”
“Don't Make Me Over”
“The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire”
At a game night among friends, Lois lets Peter win at Trivial Pursuit, which leads Peter to gloat and think hes a genius. Brian knows the truth and challenges Peter to prove his intelligence by getting an IQ test.
“Brian the Bachelor”
When The Bachelorette comes to Quahog, they recruit Brian to be a contestant. He signs up for the free martinis and food, but ends up falling in love with the reality starlet, Brooke.
“8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter”
Peter runs up his tab at Mort’s Pharmacy. When he doesn’t have the money to pay, he decides to sell Meg to the Goldmans. Neil is dating another girl which makes Meg jealous, and Stewie falls in love with Liddane, his new babysitter.
“Breaking Out Is Hard to Do”
When Lois is short on cash and cant 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.
Lois fulfills a lifelong dream of being a model. Stewie starts on a multi-level marketing company. Brian in need of cash to buy his de-worming medication agrees to become his salesman.
“Peter's Got Woods”
Peter and Brian’s friendship becomes strained after Brian begins dating one of Meg’s high school teachers. Peter finds a replacement friend in James Woods, who is visiting Quahog because of a suggestion to rename James Woods High after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When Peter and the guys go on a fishing trip, they end up in choppy waters that leave them stranded on a desert island.
When Chris is supposed to be hazed for a school tradition, he runs off to South America; Peter quickly becomes frustrated by his new job at the beer factory.
After a controversial mishap occurs during a live broadcast, the FCC begins to censor all of Peters favorite television shows. Peter retaliates by creating his own TV station PTV which he operates out of the Griffin home.
“Brian Goes Back to College”
After writing a story for a local magazine, Brian lands a job with the prestigious New Yorker. However, his college dropout status haunts him so he decides to go back to Brown University to get his degree.
“The Courtship of Stewie's Father”
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.
“The Fat Guy Strangler”
Lois discovers she has a brother named Patrick and takes the family cross-country to meet him. It turns out; he’s locked up in a mental institution. Lois thinks he’s sane, so she checks him out to live with the Griffins. Meanwhile, Peter starts the Society for the Acceptance of Fat Men. But when all the fat men of Quahog are strangled one-by-one the group lives in fear. Who could the “Fat Man Strangler” be?
“The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz”
When Peter’s dad comes to visit, he tries to impose his religious beliefs on the family. But after a mix-up with the holy-water leaves Stewie in a bubble, Peter decides to form a church worshiping his hero, the Fonz.
“Brian Sings and Swings”
After Brian has a near-death experience in the hospital, he decides to lead a new life. He ends up getting a nightly singing gig with Frank Sinatra Jr., but his new lifestyle doesn't last very long. Meanwhile, Meg, after joining a new after-school group, pretends to be a lesbian.
At his high school reunion, Peter tries to impress his fellow classmates. When Peter, heading for the bathroom, charges through the crowd of people, impresses quarterback Tom Brady, who offers Peter a spot on the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Brian owes Stewie money, after Stewie becomes a sports bookie.
“I Take Thee Quagmire”
When Peter goes on a television game show and wins a maid for a week, Quagmire becomes smitten with her and ends up popping the question. But when Quagmires bachelor tendencies resurface, he takes some serious steps to get out of the marriage.
Peter gets a vasectomy and loses all his sex drive. Lois begins to gain weight, and as a result, Peter's regains his interest in his wife. When Lois' habits get out of control, she has a heart attack. The surgeon must remove Lois' fat to reach her heart, returning her to her normal weight. Meanwhile, Stewie's half-brother Bertram returns to confront him, where they have a war for control over the playground.
When Meg lands an internship with Mayor West, Brian argues that hes corrupt. Determined to expose his shady ways, Brian and Stewie go undercover and discover that Meg is in deeper than they thought.
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 Peters book on tape, he loses all his money and is forced to become a middle-class citizen, much to his chagrin.
“You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives”
Brian's gay cousin Jasper visits the Griffin house and announces that he is engaged to his partner and wants to be married at their house. When Mayor West bans gay marriage in an effort to cover up and bring attention away from a scandal of his own, Brian resorts to hostile actions to try to change the Mayor's mind. Lois and Peter question their view towards gay marriage while Chris joins the "Young Republicans" Club to impress a girl.
After Joe builds a new home theater system, Peter tries to top it by building a multiplex in his backyard and discovers an Indian burial ground.
“Untitled Griffin Family History”
Lois is trying to get Peter to brush his teeth when they hear a noise coming from downstairs. Peter looks downstairs and find three robbers in balaclavas. The whole family wakes up and Meg startles Peter, and in a delayed response, he hits her in the head with the baseball bat he was carrying. The whole family then flee to Peter's panic room. It is a small steel room with boxes and TV monitors that can be used to watch every room in the house (a reference to the movie Panic Room, which Peter states he created after watching and wanting to get away from The Butterfly Effect). Unfortunately, the room has no phone, or an inside door handle, so Peter decides to tell stories about the Griffin family history.
These stories begin with the big bang, which was actually God farting through a lit lighter, proceeding quickly to the dinosaur-laden Jurassic period and the current ice age. Next is the Paleolithic Age, where it is discovered that Peter's ancestor invented the wheel. Next came the Bronze Age when Moses Griffin led the Israelites to freedom. Peter tells the story of black slave Nate Griffin who lived in the tiny village of Quahogsuana. He was later caught by Cleveland, a white guy from South Carolina, and is taken to a ship en route to America. He along with Quagdingo and Joe Mama (black versions of Quagmire and Joe) pranked the captain of the slave ship by cutting the floor off around the Captain's bed and floating it out in the ocean. Nate was a slave to the Pewterschmidt family (as in “Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?”), who Peter discovered was his ancestor, married Lois’ ancestor Lois Laura Bush Lynn Cheney Pewterschmidt and had a family. When Mr. Pewterschmidt found out, they escaped to the north to start the Department of Motor Vehicles to get back at "the white man". Other stories include that of the greatest silent movie actor of the '20s, Willie "Black Eye" Griffin, who was stabbed to death in a card fight, and Adolf Hitler's annoying brother Peter Hitler who accidentally killed both Hitler along with Hitler's girlfriend, Eva Braun. Unfortunately, after telling the story of Nate Griffin, Peter accidentally activates the fire sprinklers with a flare gun, threatening to drown the family. While the sprinklers flood the panic room, Peter admits he does not care for The Godfather, something shocking that the rest of the family argues with him about, considering all the talented cast in that movie.
Meanwhile, Meg is sent down through a vent to get food. Peter talks to her through a loudspeaker (“I see you in the kitchen, Meg...”) and the robbers find and capture her (although they first mistake her for a boy). She hopes that they will rape her saying that she won’t scream or struggle, but, horrified, they decline her physical advances. As the water is reaching its peak, Joe shows up and opens the door. All the water drains out of the room, saving their lives. Joe also mentions that he caught the burglars, who press charges of sexual harassment against Meg and in the end she is taken down to the police station by Joe. Although he keeps telling the family that Meg needs a lawyer to fight the charges, they ignore him. Peter tells Meg to "have fun at the dance" and assures Lois that "she'll be fine" while adding "I hope she does. That kid really deserves it."
“Stewie B. Goode”
Stewie vows to change his evil ways after he has a near-death experience; and Peter gets to air his gripes on the local news.
“Bango Was His Name-O”
Visiting a local electronic store to get a new VCR, Peter and Lois are persuaded into buying a TiVo. Once home, Brian and Stewie are watching a news interview in San Francisco when Stewie sees someone identical to him. Stewie believes that the man he sees is his real father. Soon he starts trying to make money for a flight to California and once Stewie is ready, Quagmire is all prepared to set out on a cross-country trip in his Winnebago (AKA his “Wanna-Bang-Oh!”) and have sex with a different girl in each state. Stewie decides to go along with him. Brian stops him, but then says he will go along too.
“Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure”
Stewie finds out that his life in the future is miserable. So he decides to go back in time and change events for the better.