Family Guy’s 20 Best Episodes
As hard as it is to believe, Family Guy first aired 20 years ago, debuting after Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999. It’s been a long, interesting road since. Family Guy managed to develop a cult following, survive cancellation, and return to FOX more popular than ever. It’s spawned a spinoff series and made creator Seth MacFarlane a major player in Hollywood.
And while Family Guy isn’t exactly always known for its highbrow quality, what with its emphasis on cutaway jokes, shock value, and pop culture references over plot, it’s still delivered some pretty memorable episodes over the course of 17 seasons. In honor of this anniversary, we’ve selected the 20 best episodes from Family Guy’s long run.