Family Guy: Season 4 (2005)

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Season 4
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80%

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Critic Ratings: 5

70%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 184
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Episodes

1
Air date: May 1, 2005
2
Air date: May 8, 2005
3
Air date: May 15, 2005
4
Air date: Jun 5, 2005
5
Air date: Jun 12, 2005
6
Air date: Jun 19, 2005
7
Air date: Jun 26, 2005
8
Air date: Jul 10, 2005
9
Air date: Jul 17, 2005
10
Air date: Jul 24, 2005
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Series 4 continues the animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffin family. Among the highlights: They form a rock band and land a spot on "Saturday Night Live," where Meg hooks up with Jimmy Fallon (as himself); Lois turns kleptomaniac and goes on a shoplifting spree, which lands her in prison; Freshman Chris gets hazed on his first day of high school and runs away to join the Peace Corps, only to be shipped off to South America; and NFL quarterback Tom Brady (as himself), impressed with Peter's skills at moving bodies, signs him to the New England Patriots. Other stars doing voice cameos include Drew Barrymore, Judd Hirsch, Emeril Lagasse, Bob Costas and Jay Leno.

Cast

Seth MacFarlane
as Peter Griffin/Stewie Griffin/Brian Griffin/Quagmire
Alex Borstein
as Lois Griffin
Seth Green
as Chris Griffin
Mila Kunis
as Meg Griffin
Mike Henry
as Cleveland, Herbert
Adam West
as Adam West
Johnny Brennan
as Horace/Mort Goldman
John Viener
as Jared/Jesus
Danny Smith
as Donnie Osmond
Ralph Garman
as Mr. Lockhart/Cop
Hunter Gomez
as Pinocchio
John Viener
as Chieftan
Johnny Brennan
as Mort Goldman
Phil LaMarr
as Announcer/Judge
Gary Cole
as Security Guard
Fred Tatasciore
as Prisoner/Rich Hall
Kate Rigg
as Esperanza
Wally Wingert
as Home Ec. Teacher/Prinicpal Sloan
Hunter Gomez
as Terminally Ill Child
Mark Hentemann
as Goth Freshman
Christine Lakin
as Joyce Kinney
Alec Sulkin
as Dan Rather
Kevin Michael Richardson
as Dr. Diddy/Bill Cosby
Patrick Stewart
as Jean-Luc Picard
Danny Smith
as Foreman
Marion Ross
as Marion Cunningham
Corey Burton
as The Tribe's People
Mark Hentemann
as Other Guy
André Sogliuzzo
as Mel Gibson
Stacey Scowley
as Female Customer/Saleswoman
Denis Martel
as Pasqual/Santos
Michael Bell
as Allstar
Tom Bosley
as Howard Cunningham
Bob Widmer
as Tin Man
Michael Bell
as Allstar
Anne-Michelle Seiler
as Female Student
Kate Rigg
as Brandi/Esperanza
Tom Brady
as Himself
Rory Thost
as Brad/Casper
Gilbert Gottfried
as Child Servis
Sherman Hemsley
as George Jefferson
Drew Barrymore
as Mrs. Lockhart
Tom Brady
as Himself
Jessica Biel
as Bachelorette
Pat Sajak
as Himself
Judd Hirsch
as Judd Hirsch
Sarah Utterback
as Lindsay Lohan
Ron Livingston
as Clerk/Detective
Joey Slotnick
as Joan Oates
Randy Crenshaw
as Barbership Quartet Singer
Drew Pinsky
as Dermatologist
Anne-Michelle Seiler
as Female Student
Gene Simmons
as Gene Simmons/Prisoner
Joseph Seal
as Chunk/Mikey
Suzie Plakson
as Contestant/Hillary Clinton/Siobahn
John Joyce
as Barbershop Quartet Singer/Bass Singer
Michael York
as British Narrator/Maitre'd
John Erwin
as Adam/He-Man
Jay Mohr
as Joe Pesci/Senior
Chris Cox
as Bachelorette Host
Paul Ganus
as Falcor/Security Guard
David Boat
as Hand #1
Rick Logan
as Barbershop Quartet Singer
Gina Gershon
as Policewoman
Ricky Blitt
as Cashier
Curtis Armstrong
as Booger/Guy from `American Pie'
Noel Blanc
as Elmer Fudd
Jeff Bergman
as Fred Flintstone
Lynn Lipton
as Cheetara
Juanita Jennings
as Felicia/Ms. Clifton
Stacy Scowley
as Chrissy/Elizabeth
Jennifer Jean Snyder
as Janet/Penelope Cruz
Adam Borstein
as Fireman/Priest
Indigo
as Esther
Peter Chen
as Chinese Man
Amir Talai
as Hindu Man/Hippie/Wedding Priest
James Hong
as Chinese Man
Sherry Romito
as Joanie/Nancy/Young Wife
Alex Thomas
as Dolphins No. 1 and No. 4
Jimmy Iovine
as Jimmy/Tony
Rob Narita
as Man/Sumo Announcer
Jane Carr
as Endora
Tim O'Rourke
as Fat Guy
Will Sasso
as Fat Guy/Todd
Larry Kenney
as Lion-O/Voice from Scanner
Darrel Heath
as Dolphins No. 2 and 3
Michael Clarke Duncan
as Friend/Security Guard
Len Maxwell
as Pundit/Test Administrator/Timer
Dat Phan
as Asian Police Pilot
Beth Littleford
as Jane Kaczmarek
Gary Janetti
as Swim Instructor
Anthony Morris
as UPS Guy/Zit
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Critic Reviews for Family Guy Season 4

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

This kind of material would wear thin after a while if the characters weren't as distinct and endearing as they are, most notably Stewie, the wrathful infant.

Nov 26, 2013 | Full Review…

Family Guy, despite some initial missteps at the beginning of its new season, shows signs of regaining its admirable mix of niche nostalgia and hysterical characterizations.

Nov 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The new Family Guy is much like the first, an animated family sitcom that tries too hard to be quirky and is only sporadically funny.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The time off and the series' subsequent success on DVD and cable has given creator Seth MacFarlane more time to work on character dynamics and sub-references.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The constant cross-references to musicals, literature, plays, and other TV shows might amuse some viewers.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Family Guy: Season 4

  • Jan 12, 2019
    A few cliched episodes and padding that isn't always limited to cutaways can't stop Family Guy from being a real gut-buster in its hilarity and having some well-animated sequences in a few select episodes and not-so-subtle satire on absurd censorship standards of the time in one particular episode.
  • Jan 26, 2017
    Family Guy is a 2-edged sword. At times hilariously irreverent, zany, and clever; other times, deeply uncomfortable and overly insulting. Luckily, the first 6 seasons are far more of the shinny edge of the sword.
  • Dec 23, 2016
    Best Season BY FAR! :)
  • Dec 10, 2016
    I liked old Family Guy but new eps are horrible. Season 4 is ok though. Not seasons 1-3 good but mostly enjoyable.
  • May 08, 2016
    This is the best season of Family Guy, hands down.
  • Sep 15, 2015
    In my opinion, this is still the best season Family Guy has ever had, complete with 2 of my all time favorite episodes, "Petarded" and "PTV"
  • Jul 15, 2015
    This season is particularly interesting because it's the first one back after the show was revived from the dead due to surplus DVD sales and large syndication ratings. The animation is the same quality as with the previous seasons, using hand-drawn techniques colored completely with the computer, but this season follows along with the others in that it offers a large amount of fresh material for fans of the show to laugh at and for others to be offended by and complain about.
  • Mar 02, 2014
    After coming back from the dead, Family Guy returned as a victim of it's own success. It was evident that the writers no longer gave a shit about trying to write remotely witty things, and instead stuck with the same formula and jokes that had proved successful beforehand. Oh, and the next person that tells me Petarted is the best Family Guy episode ever made honestly deserve to smacked in the head with a bag of nickels.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Very funny, best one of the cartoon shows in my opinion!
  • Jan 29, 2014
    Family Guy's return in Season 4 was long-awaited at the time, and MacFarlane doesn't disappoint with a wonderful lineup, especially when Peter Griffin joins the New England Patriots, Lois Griffin ends up snapping and starts stealing items from the mall, and Brian Griffin goes back to college in an attempt to be accepted by the news team while Peter and his gang reform the A-Team. It's also the debut of the vaudeville-duo that always seem to crack me up for some odd reason or another.

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