Family Guy: Season 8 (2009 - 2010)


Season 8
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Air date: Sep 27, 2009
Air date: Oct 4, 2009
Air date: Oct 11, 2009
Air date: Nov 8, 2009
Air date: Nov 8, 2009
Air date: Nov 15, 2009
Air date: Nov 22, 2009
Air date: Nov 29, 2009
Air date: Dec 13, 2009
Air date: Jan 3, 2010
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Series 8 continues the animated antics of the Griffin family. Among the highlights are an appearance by Jesus, who mediates a religious dispute between Lois and Peter; a "Spies Like Us" parody that features Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd as government agents who move into the neighborhood; and a "Star Wars"-themed outing in which Stewie is Darth Vader and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Series 8 also included an episode that Fox refused to air. "Partial Terms of Endearment" had Lois agreeing to be a surrogate mother for a friend, but the woman unexpectedly dies and Lois is forced to make a life-altering decision.


Seth MacFarlane
as Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire
Seth Green
as Chris
Patrick Warburton
as Coffee Pot Joe/Dog Joe
Mike Henry
as Cleveland Skunk/Witch Herbert
Adam West
as Mayor West
John Viener
as Dog Police Officer/Weight Guesser
Lori Alan
as Diane Simmons
Ralph Garman
as Dog/Weight Guesser
Danny Smith
as Soda Jerk
John Bunnell
as Himself
Chris Cox
as Classmate
Christine Lakin
as Joyce Kinney
Steve Callaghan
as Head Executive
Anne Hathaway
as Mother Maggie
Chris Sheridan
as Fourth Executive
Patrick Meighan
as Executive
Wally Wingert
as Kevin Cronin
Joe Flaherty
as Man in Hat
Phil LaMarr
as Black Guy in Crowd
Candace Marie
as Hannah Montana
Jackson Douglas
as First Step
Gary Janetti
as Producer
Bruce Willis
as Officer John McClane
Gary Cole
as Principal Shepherd
Charles Durning
as Francis' Ghost
Tico Wells
as Bobby Brown
Ioan Gruffudd
as White Guy/Lead Singer From Asia
Lisa Wilhoit
as Connie D'Amico
Jeff Bergman
as Max Weinstein
Jenn Birmingham
as Female Passerby/Woman in Crowd
Reginald VelJohnson
as Sgt. Al Powell
Kotaro Watanabe
as Japanese Brian, Quagmire
Debra Skelton
as Whitney Houston
Will Shadley
as Doctor/Protester
Luke Adams
as Karaoke Host
Sterling Beaumon
as Kid/Protester
Jameson Yang
as Japanese Chris, Stewie, Peter
Paul Gleason
as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Kei Ogawa
as Japanese Lois, Meg
William Woodson
as Super Friends Announcer
Rick Pasqualone
as Crocodile Dundee
George Christy
as Dr. Hasseldorf
Max Hodges
as Long-Haired Blond Guy
Alex Breckinridge
as Woman No. 2 and 3
Steve Urquilla
as Paparazzo
Rachael MacFarlane
as Kindergarten Teacher/Person in First Photo
Hart Bochner
as Harry Ellis
Maurice Lamont
as Paparazzo
Dave Boat
as Person in Second Photo
Jim Goldenberg
as TMZ Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Family Guy Season 8

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It felt like the team running the show were just phoning it in and hoping that the show's previous successes would create some kind of reality distortion effect that would make people think their crappy jokes were actual comedy.

Apr 11, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

This time around, the show definitely seemed more self-aware.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's comforting to know that the creative team behind this show still has it in them to churn out some fantastic work if they want to.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: 9.6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Family Guy: Season 8

  • Dec 29, 2015
    This show is amazing!!!!!!!!
  • Sep 15, 2015
    None of the later episodes could match the season premiere, "Road to the Multiverse," in quality, but it was still a decent season nonetheless.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Very funny, best one of the cartoon shows in my opinion!
  • Jan 22, 2014
    i hated the season, because of Quagmire hatred on Brian unfairly.
  • Jan 05, 2014
    The show is turning self-aware a bit and becoming more of a guilty pleasure rather than a straight-up bad show.
  • Dec 18, 2013
    The hilarity remains and excels that of the previous season as well as providing better episodes in terms of plot.

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