Family Guy: Season 9, Episode 2

Excellence in Broadcasting (3 Oct. 2010)

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Brian does a 180 on Rush Limbaugh and befriends him after he reads one of his books.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Griffin (voice)
Chris Griffin (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Brady (voice)
George W. Bush (voice)
Joyce Kinney (voice)
Ollie Williams (voice)
Rush Limbaugh ...
Rush Limbaugh (voice)
Carol Brady (voice)
Danny Smith ...
John McCain (voice)


When Brian learns that Rush Limbaugh is going to be at the Quahog Mall for a book-signing, he decides to go down there and give him a piece of his left-wing mind. But when Rush unexpectedly comes to Brian's rescue, Brian has a political change of heart Written by Fox Publicity

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3 October 2010 (USA)  »

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First episode of Family Guy to feature the updated widescreen opening credit sequence. See more »


Lois Griffin: Even true things, once said on Fox News, become lies.
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Republican Town
Set to the tune of "The Company Way"
Music and Original Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Rush Limbaugh
Parody Lyrics by Patrick Meighan
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Sorry, I just can't defend this episode...
1 March 2015 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's so dull you are almost baffled. Am I really watching Family Guy? Is this the show I know and love? The plot is really, really, really uninspired. Brian hates Rush Limbaugh's guts, reads his book, then becomes his best friend, then is taught that he didn't really think his politics were THAT great. If you think the plot sounds boring already, you won't like this episode. I'm not sure what Mark Hentemann was thinking, but I wish he at least had tried to put some damn jokes into the episode. There are almost none. And several of the few jokes that are there are not even good. If the episode had been funnier, I'd have forgiven the bad plot. But since the very little at all humor stops when Brian becomes a fan of Limbaugh, I can't give this episode any positives. Family Guy has handled politics in a way that's both smart and funny, plenty of times. This episode is not an example of that. Limbaugh is very unfunny in his guest role and the ending is F UCKING STUPID. Rush turning into a vulture and flying away? Excuse me, WHAT???? What this episode should have done to work is mocking both political sides equally and write more jokes into it. Hmmmm... Nah, you know what? This episode simply just shouldn't have been made. One of the worst episodes of the whole show.

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