Family Guy: Season 8 (2009 - 2010)

Season 8
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Air date: Sep 27, 2009

Season 8 opener: Stewie and Brian tour parallel universes using a special remote control. Included: a place where dogs are in charge and humans are pets; a "Flintstone"-esque society; a place where Japan won World War II; and a world where everyone has two heads, one happy and one sad.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2009

Lois learns that her mother is Jewish, but it's Peter who embraces Judaism most wholeheartedly---until he has a nighttime conversation with his father's ghost. Voice of Francis' Ghost: Charles Durning. Ben Stein has a voice cameo as a rabbi.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2009

Two guys (voices of Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase) who turn out to be spies move into Cleveland's old house and soon have dossiers on everybody in Quahog. Then they head to Russia for a secret mission, with suspicious Stewie and Brian in hot pursuit. A "Cleveland Show" crossover includes brief appearances by Cleveland and Tim.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2009

Brian falls in love with an older woman, and he takes flak from the rest of the Griffins for it. Meanwhile, Peter goes on a kicking kick (he kicks just about everyone he meets) after watching the movie "Road House."

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Air date: Nov 8, 2009

Stewie gets to know Hannah Montana (voice of singer Candace Marie) when she arrives in Quahog for a concert, and discovers something surprising about her. And Chris finally meets the Evil Monkey, who has been bedeviling him, and finds that he's not so evil after all.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2009

Quagmire becomes a not-so-proud papa and quickly realizes that fatherhood crimps his style. He also sells a ham radio to Peter, who uses it to communicate with the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Meanwhile, Stewie clones himself.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2009

Peter and his pals miss Cleveland so much that they decide to replace him with a guy named Jerome (voice of Kevin Michael Richardson). Trouble is, Quagmire can't stand him.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2009

Brian is dismayed that a dog's accidental death stirs little empathy in his human companions; Lois' new maid pays Peter no heed.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2009

Lois' dad slips into a coma after celebrating too much at his bachelor party and even Dr. House can't get him out of it. That leaves an opening at the top of Pewterschmidt Industries, and into it steps Peter.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2010

Peter gets amnesia after hitting his head on the set of "Family Feud" during a scuffle with the host, and he must relearn everything, including sex. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a voice cameo as himself.

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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.

Cast & Crew

Seth MacFarlane
Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Vern / Gregory Peck / Dr. Kratz / Additional Voices
Seth Green
Chris Griffin / Consuela's Husband
John Viener
Video Store Clerk
Mila Kunis
Meg Griffin (archive footage)
Alex Borstein
Lois Griffin as Mary
Mike Henry
Cleveland Brown / Greased-up Deaf Guy
Patrick Warburton
Joe Swanson as Imperial Probe Droid
Danny Smith
Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
Ralph Garman
John Smith
Mark Hentemann
Phony Guy as Admiral Ozzel
Adam West
Mayor Adam West / Fairy Godmother
Nickie Bryar
Additonal Voices
Johnny Brennan
Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian
Chris Cox
Justin Timberlake
Megan Grano
Additional Voices
Chris Sheridan
Thomas Edison's Neighbor
Joseph Lee
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Critic Reviews for Family Guy Season 8

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (0)

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

  • Sep 06, 2020
    Yeah another great season
  • 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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