Family Guy - Episode Guide

Episodes » Season 4
Tot. Ep. # Title Original Airdate Production Code Media
51 401 North by North Quahog May 1, 2005 4ACX01 Links (2)

Peter and Lois go on a second honeymoon, but when Peter crashes the car, he poses as Mel Gibson so they can stay in his luxury hotel suite. There they find and attempt to destroy a copy of the unwanted sequel of Passion of the Christ, and run afoul of the priests who come to retrieve it.

52 402 Fast Times at Buddy Cianci, Jr. High May 8, 2005 4ACX02 Links (2)

Brian becomes a substitute English teacher, but is transferred to a class for troubled teens while Chris becomes attracted to Brian's sexy replacement teacher. She promises to return his love if he helps her murder her current husband, though Lois and Peter attempt to cover up the crime.

53 403 Blind Ambition May 15, 2005 4ACX04 Links (1)

Noticing the great achievements his friends have attained, Peter does whatever he can to achieve something he'll be remembered for. His ambitions, however, ultimately cost him his eyesight, though not before the Giant Chicken from "Da Boom" returns with a vengeance to challenge Peter to a rematch.

54 404 Don't Make Me Over June 5, 2005 4ACX03 Links (2)

Meg gets the ultimate makeover in an attempt to boost her confidence. Meanwhile, Peter aspires to start a rock band which, along with Meg's new attractiveness and talented singing voice, causes the entire family to become a traveling band and earns them a spot on Saturday Night Live.

55 405 The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire June 12, 2005 4ACX08 Links (1)

Cleveland's wife Loretta has an affair with Quagmire and is secretly caught red-handed by Peter and Brian. When Loretta leaves Cleveland because of how boring he is, Peter decides to teach Cleveland to express his true emotions. His plan, however, seems to work a bit too effectively.

56 406 Petarded June 19, 2005 4ACX09 Links (1)

Peter becomes so convinced that he's a genius that Brian challenges him to prove it; the IQ test he takes reveals that Peter is mentally retarded. Peter exploits the perks that come with his handicap until Lois is injured, and while she recovers, Peter is deemed mentally unfit for parenting alone.

57 407 Brian the Bachelor June 26, 2005 4ACX10 Links (2)

Brian appears on the ABC reality show The Bachelorette, which he doesn't like and only joins for a vacation, but falls for the Bachelorette when he sees her as more than an actress. Meanwhile, Chris makes friends with a talking pimple on his face, who orders him to make mischief.

58 408 8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter July 10, 2005 4ACX11 Links (2)

Peter offers Meg to Mort Goldman's son, Neil, to pay off a tab at the pharmacy. Meg is obviously against the idea at first, but when she discovers that Neil is going out with someone else, she grows jealous. Meanwhile, Stewie falls for his new, beautiful babysitter who already has a boyfriend.

59 409 Breaking Out Is Hard to Do July 17, 2005 4ACX12 Links (1)

The kleptomaniacal Lois is sent to prison after she goes on a shoplifting spree, which leaves the rest of the family in a terrible state of disarray. To bring their lives back to normal, Peter breaks Lois out of jail and, as fugitives from the law, aim to start life anew in "Asiantown".

60 410 Model Misbehavior July 24, 2005 4ACX13 Links (1)

Lois fulfills her lifelong dream of being a fashion model after appearing in her underwear in the newspaper. Peter, however, grows increasingly concerned that she may be losing touch with reality. Meanwhile, Brian works on a pyramid scheme with Stewie to pay off a debt to him.

61 411 Peter's Got Woods September 11, 2005 4ACX14 Links (2)

Brian falls for an African-American teacher and petitions to have the name of the school changed just to please her. Peter feels uncomfortable about this and has James Woods take care of the situation. Peter eventually befriends James, who eventually overshadows Brian as his new best friend.

62 412 Perfect Castaway September 18, 2005 4ACX15 Links (2)

Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe get shipwrecked on a desert island during a storm out at sea. Thinking that Peter is dead, Lois marries Brian. She is, of course, overjoyed to see Peter safe when they are saved by a cruise ship, but is torn between her love for Peter and her comittment to Brian.

63 413 Jungle Love September 25, 2005 4ACX16 Links (2)

Chris runs away from his home after getting hazed on his first day of school and joins the Peace Corps, after which he is dropped off in South America. Meanwhile, Peter gets a job at the newly renovated Pawtucket Patriot Brewery, but finds that his new job is not all it's cracked up to be.

64 414 PTV November 6, 2005 4ACX17 Links (1)

A "trouser malfunction" on live-broadcast TV prompts the FCC to censor even mildly objectionable content on TV. Outraged, Peter and Brian create their own TV station, filled with all-around obscene programming. When the FCC picks up on this, they go to drastic measures by censoring all of real life.

65 415 Brian Goes Back to College November 13, 2005 4ACX18 Links (1)

When it's revealed that Brian never finished college, he decides to return to complete his last credit. However, he must deal with his temptations to cheat in order to pass the class. Meanwhile, Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe become the new "A-Team" after winning a costume contest.

66 416 The Courtship of Stewie's Father November 20, 2005 4ACX19 Links (2)

Lois thinks Stewie's matricidal behavior is just a cry for fatherly attention, so she makes Peter bond with Stewie, although Peter and Stewie play tricks on her instead. Meanwhile, Chris does chores for Herbert after breaking his window to pay for it, which makes Herbert feel closer to him than ever before.

67 417 The Fat Guy Strangler November 27, 2005 4ACX20 Links (1)

Lois discovers that she has a brother she never knew about who, after a traumatic experience involving Jackie Gleason, is locked in a mental hospital and holds a grudge against the obese. Meanwhile, Peter starts an advocacy group for overweight men after the doctor tells him he's fat.

68 418 The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz December 18, 2005 4ACX22 Links (2)

Peter's father Francis tries to impose his religious beliefs onto the Griffins during a visit. Stewie ends up in a plastic bubble after getting baptized with contaminated holy water, so Peter starts his own religion based on his faith in Fonzie from Happy Days.

69 419 Brian Sings and Swings January 8, 2006 4ACX21 Links (2)

Brian sinks into a depression after a near-death experience, but finds a new lease on life as a back-up singer for Frank Sinatra, Jr.; this, however, does not last very long. Meanwhile, Meg pretends to be a lesbian in order to make friends with a group of real teenage lesbians.

70 420 Patriot Games January 29, 2006 4ACX25 Links (1)

Peter becomes a player for the New England Patriots football team after Tom Brady picks up on his display of impressive charging skills at a high school reunion. Meanwhile, Stewie becomes a sports bookie and Brian loses a bet to him, but when he doesn't pay up, Stewie takes drastic measures.

71 421 I Take Thee Quagmire March 12, 2006 4ACX23 Links (1)

Quagmire actually falls in love with a maid whose service Peter won on a game show, and even marries her. But when the old Quagmire returns behind her back after the ceremony, Quagmire tries to get out of the relationship. Meanwhile, Stewie has a withdrawal when Lois weans him from her breast milk.

72 422 Sibling Rivalry March 26, 2006 4ACX24 Links (2)

Peter gets a vasectomy after a pregnancy scare from Lois, which puts a kibosh on their sex life. Lois begins overeating and gets fat, which spices things up between them. Meanwhile, Stewie's equally-malicious sperm brother from "Emission Impossible" is born and battles Stewie for control over the playground.

73 423 Deep Throats April 9, 2006 4ACX26 Links (1)

Brian tries to expose Mayor West as the corrupt politician he is, and becomes even more determined after discovering that he is dating Meg, who has become his new intern. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois start smoking pot in the hopes of finding musical inspiration for a talent show.

74 424 Peterotica April 23, 2006 4ACX27 Links (2)

After reading an erotica book that he thought was bad, Peter writes a collection of his own, but a lawsuit partially relating to his series leads to Lois's father, Carter, losing his money. Unable to cope with their middle-class lives, Peter and Carter set all differences aside and team up to get rich quick.

75 425 You May Now Kiss the... Uh... Guy Who Receives April 30, 2006 4ACX28 Links (2)

Mayor West tries to ban gay marriage to divert attention from a bad investment he made with the taxpayers' money, prompting Brian to fight for the right of his gay cousin, Jasper, to get married. Meanwhile, Lois deals with her views on gay marriage, and Chris becomes a conservative to feel up a girl.

76 426 Petergeist May 7, 2006 4ACX29 Links (1)

In a parody of the film Poltergeist, Peter decides to build a multiplex to top Joe's new theater, but comes across an Indian skull in his backyard. As a result, a poltergeist haunts the Griffins' house and spirits drag Stewie away to the other side, followed by even stranger events.

77 427 Untitled Griffin Family History May 14, 2006 4ACX30 Links (1)

Robbers break in to the Griffins' house, so the family flees to safety in their panic room. Trapped with no way out, Peter decides to pass the time by telling his family the story of the Griffin family history, narrating a chain of events that describe their equally exotic and dysfunctional ancestry.

78 428 Stewie B. Goode (1) May 21, 2006 4ACX05 Links (1)

Stewie's attempt to kill a boy he doesn't like backfires and lands him in a near-death experience where he gets a brief taste of life in Hell. This is enough to make Stewie resolve to act nicer to everyone. Meanwhile, Peter gets a new job as an editorial reporter on the local news.

79 429 Bango Was His Name, Oh! (2) May 21, 2006 4ACX06 Links (1)

Stewie sees a man on TV who looks just like him. Convinced this man must be his real father, Stewie takes Brian to go on a cross-country road trip with Quagmire to find him and discover the truth. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois try to help Chris and Meg get dates so that they can have some "alone time".

80 430 Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure (3) May 21, 2006 4ACX07 Links (1)

It turns out that the man Stewie saw is his 35-year-old self, so Stewie joins him in the future to discover how his life will turn out, which he finds appalling. After discovering that the source of it all is his near-death experience, Stewie resolves to go back in time and prevent it from ever happening.