Recurring guest voice actors Lori Alan, actress Alex Breckenridge, voice actor John G. Brennan, writer Chris Sheridan, writer Alec Sulkin and writer John Viener made minor appearances. With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. The family decides to move on with their lives and buys a new dog, Vinny. Brian is a rationalist and is often critical of organized religion; when Francis Griffin physically threatens him in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz", Brian sarcastically replies, "That's very Christian; believe what I say or I'll hurt you." Brian eventually gets out of diapers by simply defecating in Mayor West's garden instead, leading Lois to think he is potty-trained. A scene shows Cleveland falling out of the bathtub and subsequently out of his house. Brian and Stewie travel back in time to January 31, 1999 and witness the events that took place in the very first episode of Family Guy, "Death Has a Shadow". He is a smoker, an alcoholic and recovered cocaine addict. On the DVD commentary MacFarlane remarked he thought the latter sounded more offensive. Tired of stepping in his feces, Lois forces him to wear diapers, which he finds extremely humiliating. Meg develops an obsession with Brian, even baking him a pie and using her hair as one of the ingredients. Another example of Brian's "humanity" is his attraction to human women; Brian has dated several since the show began, and is deeply in love with Peter's wife. He even requests to change "James Woods High School" to "Martin Luther King High School" in order to impress her. Family Guy - Peter The Cop # FamilyGuy # Peter. He initially tries to hide this condition by blaming it on Stewie, but is discovered when he has a public accident in the grocery store. To help Meg, Quagmire gives her his copy of The Missing Piece to help give her a better perception of things, and sends her away feeling much better. He suffers mistreatment as a dog, and is humiliated when the Griffins catch him with canine pornography. In "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story", Stewie traveled to a future where he learned that Brian died. In "Blue Harvest", Brian, in character as Chewbacca, uncontrollably chases a pig's ear in a fit of barking. In "Meet the Quagmires" he is shown to be able to play the guitar and keytar. Family Guy 's twelfth season began airing on Fox on September 29, 2013, and ended on May 18, 2014.. He also has a particularly sharp wit. In "Brian in Love", he states: "I'm seven years old and if I play my cards right, I got seven more years ahead of me." In "I Never Met the Dead Man", "Jerome Is the New Black", and in the afterparty of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, he used the phrase "Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here? In "The Thin White Line", Peter points out that Brian will die some 50 years before him. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 8.48 million homes in its original airing. He also possesses various anthropomorphic qualities, such as the ability to speak intelligently, drive a car, and walk bipedally. Play our 'Family Guy'- Season 5 quiz games now!  Brett Love of TV Squad commented: "It seemed like more of a cohesive story than we have seen in a while as the whole family was tied in to the same storyline", later adding "I liked the story of Meg's infatuation with Brian", concluding with "overall, I'd call this one a really good episode. When Jillian was announced to be married, Brian took one last shot to try and get her back but in the end she let him down gently and the marriage goes on as planned much to Brian's dismay. Furthermore, although his maturity and broad range of experiences seem to imply that he is as old as a middle aged human, as a dog he is only eight years old. He then asks for the "Cool Hwip" (this is the first in a series of occasions where Stewie puts emphasis on the "h" sound in a word starting with "wh"). Seth MacFarlaneKotaro Watanabe (in the Japanese universe of "Road to the Multiverse"). When Brian was arrested for pot possession in " 420 ", Joe was not the arresting officer, but he did have to submit Brian to a random urine test. He is said to be 8 years old in "The Man with Two Brians". This gag occurred three more times in the seventh season episodes "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing" and "Family Gay", the season eight episodes "Spies Reminiscent of Us", "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag", and the Cleveland Show pilot. Don't Trust the D___ in Apartment 23 is an episode of Family Guy. It took several attempts to animate it correctly. In "Don't Make Me Over", he is embarrassed for hostility barking at a famous rapper and blamed his upbringing by his father Coco. When the book makes Brian â¦ His mother was named Biscuit, his father was a dog named Coco. The episode featured guest performances by Drew Barrymore, Barclay DeVeau, Phil LaMarr, Kerrigan Mahan, Natasha Melnick, Garrett Morris, Tamera Mowry and Lisa Wilhoit. However, Meg refuses to take "No" for an answer. Despite his anthropomorphic intelligence, Brian shares certain traits and shortcomings with real dogs. He is also an avid writer, having once been invited to write for The New â¦ Brian was born on a farm in Austin, Texas, in a litter of five puppies. Peter, Cleveland and Quagmire join the department to assist Joe. After the overwhelming success of DVD sales and cable ratings on Adult Swim, FOX decided to revive the program, â¦ ", It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barely_Legal_(Family_Guy)&oldid=1000262862, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 11:06.  In his review of the episode, Dan Iverson of IGN wrote: "After a couple more episodes like the one that Family Guy had on Sunday night, we could officially and unequivocally call the show the best animated program to air on the weekend", adding "we are completely willing to raise the once hit-or-miss comedy of Family Guy to the level of most consistently funny comedy on FOX Sunday nights — and that is thanks to great stories and hilarious comedy like that of this week's episode "Barely Legal. The plot sees Meg developing an obsession with Brian after he accompanies her as her date for the Junior Prom, eventually leading to her kidnapping Brian in order to rape him. He loves to sing and can imitate a barbershop quartet without accompaniment. In "Brian in Love", Brian suffers from incontinence due the stress of repressing his romantic feelings toward Lois. In "Brian: Portrait of a Dog", he refused to perform degrading pet tricks for Peter during a dog show, despite it being necessary to win the money needed to buy the family a new air conditioner. The episode also acquired a 3.0 rating in the 18–49 demographic, slightly being edged out by The Simpsons, while still winning over American Dad!. Brian spent some time as a homeless stray washing car windshields for change before he met Peter, who offered him a home with his family in Quahog, Rhode Island. He is also a member of MENSA. After the doomsday threat is revealed to be an April Fools joke, he leaves to go to perform charity at a local soup kitchen as he had apparently promised God. Lois gets enraged at the news, and orders Brian to straighten it out.  The scene where Meg plays Madame Butterfly while turning the lamp on and off and the line "I will not be ignored, Brian" is a reference to the 1987 film Fatal Attraction. Brian discovered that his cocaine habit stemmed from his mother abandoning him for which he saw a therapist. 88 During the credits, Tom Tucker reports that the Quahog Police have called off the search for Elaine Wilder and are heading back to Quahog. It is revealed in "Love, Blactually" that he is an atheist like one Seth MacFarlane himself, who claims that this character represents him most. "Barely Legal" is the eighth episode of season five of Family Guy. He then walks into his bedroom, where two of his one-night stands await with an array of sex toys, and it turns out that all of Quagmire's seemingly erotic antics were actually in preparation for this tryst. The series follows the Griffin family, a dysfunctional 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.. During this â¦ In "Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey", it is revealed that Brian is not potty trained but rather defecates outside like other dogs. In each part of Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, he plays a different character.  A deleted scene had been made for the episode, which showed one of the characters present in the booth after Joe added a substance into their drink, turning into a lizard-like creature from Jurassic Park, but the gag was never used. He is also shown to have a liking for dog food at times. His intellectual bent makes it very difficult for him to form romantic relationships with people, leading to his constant failures with women, highlighted in "Valentine's Day in Quahog". Brian becomes the leading proponent for legalization of marijuana in Quahog. Brian and Stewie steal the body and give it a funeral, for which Stewie made a good-intentioned but insensitive requiem of how nice of a table she was. Peter is his best friend, despite Brian's vastly superior intelligence. At the end of the episode he becomes enraged because he is thinks that the camera man is shocked because he turned off a black TV program and explains that he only turns it off because he's tired and not because it's a black show. After Brian â¦ With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. Peter helps Joe solve crime cases; Stewie joins a football team, and panics when he gets a concussion. Brian Griffin (Last name extended as a courtesy). His age is usually treated differently depending on the joke. Family Guy ' s frequent use of offensive jokes and satire has led to controversy. 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Characters 3.1 Major Roles 3.2 Minor Roles 4 Quotes 5 Songs 6 Trivia 6.1 Cultural References 6.2 Deleted Scenes 7 Gallery 7.1 Videos After making an "offensive" Twitter post, Brian Griffin becomes a social pariah and gets run out of town. RELATED: The 10 Worst Family Guy Episodes Ever According To IMDb By the time the Griffin's had reached the ten-year mark, Seth MacFarlane had created an empire of â¦ Brian expresses that Quagmire being the only one to point out his faults may make him his only true friend, but it turns out to be only a ruse to wait out the last few moments of the clause. Brian occasionally displays racist tendencies, which he claims he gets from his father. Also, he is shown playing drums in "McStroke". In "420", he actually does a whole dance to the song A Bag of Weed. ", which has become a recurring mantra for him, despite only using it three times. He was apparently abandoned by his mother, which lead to most of his personal problems. Voiced by On the commentary of "Road to Rhode Island" he confirmed that he sees in black and white. The episode won an Annie Award for "Writing in an Animated Television Production.". FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular âFAMILY GUYâ production week, with James Woods as the guide. Family Guy 's fifteenth season premiered on Fox in the United States on September 25, 2016, and ended on May 21, 2017. Additionally, in "April in Quahog", he is seen praying, but is quick to deny it when questioned by Stewie. With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. He has also mentioned that he hung out with Andy Warhol in "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks". Meanwhile, Peter and his friends join the Quahog Police Department to assist Joe with his work, but find being a police officer is not always about action. In addition to having attended Brown University, Brian had also served in the Peace Corps in "Jungle Love". For example, he cleans himself with his tongue and scratches at fleas with his hind leg. The longest girlfriend he has had so far was Jillian, but the relationship ended after an attempt to move in together ended badly partially due to Stewie. When Brian decides to take Quagmire as a sucker to buy a dump of a condo in "Brian the Closer", Quagmire points out that even though he was a douche when he was poor, he was at least honest about it instead of resulting to tricks such as hiding out for length of the escape clause in the contract. Brian is notably intelligent, enjoying renowned works of art such as the opera Carmen and the works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The plot sees Meg developing an obsession with Brian after he accompanies her as her date for the Junior Prom, eventually leading to her kidnapping Brian in order to rape him. The jokes that receive controversy are often found in the cutaway gags. For example, in the episode "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", Peter and a barbershop quartet sing and dance around the bed of a man with end-stage AIDS.The airing of this episode â¦ He has also heavily invested in the stock market, and collects first editions of literary classics. The show premiered on January 31, 1999 and originally ended on February 14, 2002. He loves to sing and can imitate a barbershop quartet without accompaniment. Despite being canceled and brought back from the dead, Family Guy managed to make it to their tenth season after being on the air for more than a decade. Brian has a cultured background; he loves opera and jazz, and is a fan of John Coltrane. Stewie however, reconsidered and failed to leap as well. His mother was named Biscuit, his father was a dog named Coco. Stewie arrives and sits next to Brian and asks if he can have some pie. He does not hold steady employment in Quahog, although did once become a substitute teacher at Buddy Cianci Junior High School as well as short stints as a taxi driver in "Deep Throats" and police officer for the Quahog Police Department as a drug sniffing dog in "The Thin White Line". The movie Mayor West is watching on the television is Romancing the Stone. ", However, the Parents Television Council, a media watchdog group and frequent critic, named "Barely Legal" the "Worst TV Show of the Week" ending the week of December 28, 2006. Original air date: 10/23/2016 Runtime: 21:39 min. This is the second time the show has used this gag (as indicated when Cleveland comments that "I gotta stop taking baths during Peter's shenanigans"), the first one being "Hell Comes to Quahog", where Peter blew up Cleveland's house with a tank. Directed by Julius Wu, Dominic Bianchi, Peter Shin. "Dog Gone" however, cements how important Brian is to the Griffin family, and makes him realize that his existence has meaning to them. In âBrian Writes a Bestseller,â Brian becomes so frustrated with his book Faster than the Speed of Love not performing as well as expected, he sets out to write one of the most commercially-viable books ever. Later that night, she knocks Brian out, puts him in the trunk of his car and drives away. 10:10. FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular FAMILY GUY production week, with James Woods as the guide. to which Brian replies "You'd be a black man," which shocked Stewie. However, in ", Brian's catchphrase is "Whose leg do I have to hump to get a martini around here?" He has also made references to either buying, being in possession of, or smoking marijuana in numerous episodes. EP 6 Thanksgiving Joe's son, who was reported missing in Iraq, suddenly and unexpectedly appears during Thanksgiving dinner, but the story of his â¦ However, when working as a cab driver in "Deep Throats", Brian gets in trouble anyway for not picking up Cleveland, stating his hurry to run an errand for Lois as an obvious excuse. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a âFAMILY GUYâ episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs â¦ Brian worries about his legacy, so Stewie makes him a robot duplicate as a living biography; Peter starts working at a massage parlor. Brian goes up to Meg's room and tells her he's not attracted to her. In "Brian & Stewie", he admits to Stewie that he can't find a purpose in his life, and keeps a gun in his safety deposit box in case he ever decides to commit suicide. Peter has been known to tease him about his shorter lifespan. which originated in ". When Brian is explaining the situation with Meg to Lois in the uncensored version he says "this morning she made me eat the hair in her pie" Broadcast standards objected to this and it was changed for air to "hair pie". In earlier episodes, Brian showed some belief in God: In "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'", when Peter was in denial about God's plagues and insisted that there was a logical explanation for them, Brian slapped him repeatedly and stated, "You want an explanation? In the same episode, he discovers that his mother died and was made into a table. Last Reported Age He has also written a novel, although has made little progress other than the title Faster Than the Speed of Love, and a synopsis similar to the film "Iron Eagle III", for which Stewie and Lois mock him, and this subject has since been brought up several times throughout the series. "Brian: Portrait of a Dog" is the seventh episode and the season finale of the first season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. 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