Family Guy: Season 2, Episode 4

Brian in Love (7 Mar. 2000)

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Brian suffers from a mid-life crisis that may be due to unrequited love.


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Episode cast overview:
Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Jake Tucker / Angus Griffin / Additional Voices (voice)
Lois Griffin / Tricia Takanawa / Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Griffin / Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Diane Simmons / Charles Lindbergh's Wife (voice)
D.D. Howard ...
Judy Jetson / Various (voice)
Dr. Kaplan (voice)
Various (voice)


Brian realizes he is on love with Lois. Written by Bukue_One

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Animation | Comedy



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7 March 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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While Peter is attempting to potty train Stewie he suggests just giving him whiskey. Stewie sarcastically comments they might as well light up a Doobie and watch porn to which Peter replies "...yeah?". This means Peter can understand Stewie. See more »


In the beginning, when Stewie is complaining to Lois abut the tuna fish sandwich, he throws two quarters at her, and they land at her feet. In the next shot, when Peter comes in, the quarters are gone. See more »


Stewie Griffin: Up! Stewie wants to go uppie! Mmm, mama's skin's so soft...
Lois Griffin: Oh, aren't you affectionate tonight. Well,let me give you a kiss...
Stewie Griffin: Another! Another! Mama has candy kisses!
Brian Griffin: All right, that's enough!
[laves the table in disgust]
Lois Griffin: Stewie... did you unhook mommy's bra?
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Spoofs Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


All Out of Love
Performed by Air Supply
Plays during the "Logan's Run" parody.
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Unexpectedly touching!
6 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The most subtle difference between Family Guy and something like South Park is that the characters are believable and the way they relate to each other is credible. In this episode, Brian is having a midlife crisis - he's seven years old in human terms (in case you didn't know, the maximum life expectancy of a dog is fourteen) and can't stop himself from peeing on the carpet. He blames it on Stewie at first, but when he's caught in the act he decides to see a psychiatrist. The unsettling truth comes out - he's in love with Lois, his owner's wife. This is the cue for a number of surprisingly sensitive (but also funny) scenes in which Brian gets hot under the dog collar watching Lois and Peter chasing each other with a hosepipe, Brian barely containing his emotions whilst he and Lois watch the news together, and Stewie flirting quite outrageously with his mother just to annoy the lovesick pooch! It's a testament to how well-made and thoughtful this series is that I actually felt myself not only identifying with Brian but also falling in love a little with Lois - well, who wouldn't sell their soul for such a sympathetic character who'd fight to the death for her husband and kids, and who cooks a mean 'noodle caboodle' with M&Ms substituting for paprika?! This episode revealed a new dimension to Family Guy, and helped me enjoy the series in a completely different light. No doubt the no-brainers whose idea of sophisticated humour is Cartman kicking somebody in the nuts would find themselves getting antsy during this show, but as Stewie would no doubt say, damn them to pus-filled blood-gutted hell!

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