Family Guy (season 13)

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Family Guy (season 13)
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Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) –
May 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
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Family Guy's thirteenth season premiered on Fox in the United States on September 28, 2014, and ended on May 17, 2015.

The series follows the dysfunctional Griffin family, consisting of father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and the family dog Brian, who reside in their hometown of Quahog.

The season begins with an hour-long crossover with The Simpsons entitled "The Simpsons Guy". Guest stars throughout the season include Julie Bowen, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph, Chris Hardwick, Emily Osment, T.J. Miller, Lea Thompson, Allison Janney, Connie Britton,[1][2][3] and Tony Sirico.[4]

Also during this season, Joe writes a children's book ("The Book of Joe"), Peter and Lois open a cookie store ("Baking Bad"), Stewie becomes pregnant with Brian's baby ("Stewie Is Enceinte"),[5] Meg becomes a foot fetish model ("This Little Piggy"),[6] and Brian and Stewie take Chris back through time to help him with his history class, with the three ending in chaos on the Titanic ("Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure"),[7] There is also a Christmas episode with the return of Jesus, who claims that he has never had sex ("The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"), and Peter attempts to beat up guest star Liam Neeson ("Fighting Irish").[8]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
2321"The Simpsons Guy"Peter ShinPatrick MeighanSeptember 28, 2014 (2014-09-28)BACX22
BACX23
8.45[9]
In a crossover with The Simpsons, the Griffins meet the Simpsons when Peter makes a sexist comic, causing the Griffins to escape, but they end up in Springfield when their car is stolen. Stewie takes lessons in pranks and skateboarding from Bart, while Lisa discovers - to her annoyance - that Meg is as good at playing the saxophone as she is. Peter bonds with Homer as they locate the missing car, but then they fight after Peter loses his job when Pawtucket Patriot is revealed to be a copy of Duff Beer.
2332"The Book of Joe"Mike KimMike DesiletsOctober 5, 2014 (2014-10-05)CACX013.63[10]
Peter helps Joe fulfill his dream of getting a book published, only to take over as the writer. In the meantime, Brian develops an extreme thirst for exercise after going for a run with his girlfriend (Maya Rudolph).
2343"Baking Bad"Jerry LangfordMark HentemannOctober 19, 2014 (2014-10-19)BACX204.74[11]
Lois and Peter go into business together and open a cookie store, but they argue when Peter hires strippers in order to get customers. Meanwhile, Stewie becomes addicted to cough medicine, after Brian gives him some to help him sleep.
2354"Brian the Closer"John HolmquistSteve MarmelNovember 9, 2014 (2014-11-09)BACX213.63[12]
Brian gets cosmetic surgery, which leads him to become a real estate agent. Unfortunately, this gets him in trouble with Quagmire.
2365"Turkey Guys"Julius WuCherry ChevapravatdumrongNovember 16, 2014 (2014-11-16)CACX024.46[13]
Peter gets drunk and devours the turkey the night before Thanksgiving (framing Brian for participating), so he and Brian go out to find a new one in an unexpected place. Meanwhile, while Peter is gone, Chris believes he is now the man of the house.
2376"The 2000-Year-Old Virgin"Joseph LeeTed JessupDecember 7, 2014 (2014-12-07)CACX034.44[14]
Peter finds Jesus at the mall, and Jesus shocks him by saying that he has never had sex. Determined to change this, Peter enlists the help of Cleveland, Joe and Quagmire so Jesus can lose his virginity for his 2000th birthday.
2387"Stewie, Chris, & Brian's Excellent Adventure"Joe VauxAlex CarterJanuary 4, 2015 (2015-01-04)CACX045.53[15]
Stewie and Brian invite Chris on a journey through time to help him pass a test that is his only hope of finishing ninth grade, and the three end up stuck in 1912 aboard the Titanic.
2398"Our Idiot Brian"John HolmquistAaron LeeJanuary 11, 2015 (2015-01-11)CACX054.12[16]
When Brian tests poorly on Meg's SAT, he begins to realize he is not as smart as he thinks he is, prompting Peter to show him how having a low IQ can be beneficial.
2409"This Little Piggy"Brian IlesKristin LongJanuary 25, 2015 (2015-01-25)CACX063.19[17]
Meg signs up for a modeling contract, but she becomes skeptical when she realizes that her type of modeling is for foot fetishists. Meanwhile, Stewie decides to take a break from pre-school and live his life at a folk festival.
24110"Quagmire's Mom"Greg ColtonTom DevanneyFebruary 8, 2015 (2015-02-08)CACX072.81[18]
Quagmire is arrested for statutory rape, and his born-again Christian mother, Crystal, returns to try to defend him. Meanwhile, Peter finds out what his real name is and changes his personality accordingly.
24211"Encyclopedia Griffin"Jerry LangfordLew MortonFebruary 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)CACX082.51[19]
Peter starts his own detective agency with Cleveland, Joe and Quagmire, who are shocked to find out Chris is a thief. Meanwhile, Lois worries for Chris after he becomes involved in a delusional relationship with a mannequin.
24312"Stewie Is Enceinte"Steve RobertsonGary JanettiMarch 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)CACX093.98[20]
After Brian seemingly decides he does not want to be around Stewie anymore, Stewie tries to save their friendship by impregnating himself with Brian's DNA. Meanwhile, Peter, Joe, Quagmire and Cleveland attempt to make a viral Internet video.
24413"Dr. C and the Women"Mike KimTravis BoweMarch 15, 2015 (2015-03-15)CACX103.45[21]
Meg becomes popular at her new job at the airport, due to being the most attractive woman there. Meanwhile, Cleveland obtains a new job as a therapist, and gives Peter and Lois relationship advice. Peter soon grows frustrated and threatens to reveal a secret to Donna about the events of Cleveland's bachelor party.
24514"#JOLO"Julius WuArtie Johann & Shawn RiesApril 12, 2015 (2015-04-12)CACX113.11[22]
When Peter accidentally discovers a missing child, he is hailed as the town hero. Meanwhile, Joe quits his job and heads to Niagara Falls to live life to the fullest.
24615"Once Bitten"Joseph LeeAnthony BlasucciApril 19, 2015 (2015-04-19)CACX123.30[23]
Brian becomes more submissive after attending obedience school as punishment for biting Peter, and Peter misses Brian's feistier ways. Meanwhile, Chris befriends Neil Goldman and realizes that he is using him to get close to Meg.
24716"Roasted Guy"Joe VauxAndrew GoldbergApril 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)CACX133.17[24]
Peter makes his friends throw him a Dean Martin-style comedy roast, but when he feels humiliated by the jokes, he decides to find new friends. He makes friends with a group of gossiping women, who offend Lois behind her back.
24817"Fighting Irish"Brian IlesJaydi SamuelsMay 3, 2015 (2015-05-03)CACX153.68[25]
Peter claims that he could beat Liam Neeson in a fight, but his skills are put to the test when Neeson himself actually shows up, bails him out of jail after Peter gets arrested for foolishly confessing his intentions to two security guards, and makes Peter his errand boy. Meanwhile, Stewie is annoyed with Lois when she becomes a class mom and starts paying more attention to other children.
24918"Take My Wife"John HolmquistKevin BigginsMay 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)CACX142.85[26]
Lois books a vacation for her and Peter in the Bahamas, but when they arrive, Peter learns it is actually a marriage counseling program. Meanwhile, Carter babysits Brian and the Griffin kids and tries to teach them how to have fun without TV and electronics.

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