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The Former Life of Brian 

When Brian decides to look up an old flame on a whim, he discovers, to his horror, that he is the father of her teenage son.


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Episode credited cast:
... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Additional Voices (voice)
... Lois Griffin (voice)
... Chris Griffin / Dylan Flanigan / Matthew McConaughey (voice)
... Meg Griffin (voice)
... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... (voice)
Steve Callaghan ... Cocoa Puffs Bird (voice)
... Boyfriend (voice)
... Tracy (voice)
Erin Hayes ... (voice)
... Tracy Flanigan (voice)
Danny Smith ... (voice)
... Various (voice)
... Various (voice)
... Joe Swanson (voice)


When Brian decides to look up an old flame on a whim, he discovers, to his horror, that he is the father of her teenage son.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

27 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode is a reference to the Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian". This episode mentions watching Monty Python comedy. See more »


At the beginning of the episode, Stewie and Brian are at a child's birthday party. Stewie's face is painted like a Kitty Cat. Moments later, without washing it off, the face paint is gone. See more »


Brian Griffin: [to Lois] Don't worry. I got it under control, Lois. I'm monitoring Dylan from here on Stewie's baby monitor.
[listens to conversation over monitor]
Stewie Griffin: Hey, Dylan? Hey, come on in here for a sec.
Dylan: Stewie, why are you nude?
Stewie Griffin: Oh, just a little something I do once a week around here called a "naked tea party." Got my teacup here and now all I need is a teabag. That something that interest you, my friend?
Dylan: You're weird.
Stewie Griffin: Yeah, and you're attractive. Now take your fucking pants off!
Dylan: I'm out of here.
Stewie Griffin: Huh, did...
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References How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) See more »

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After a long wait arrives a new episode.
28 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

For those wondering what the title of this episode is, it is called The Former Life Of Brian. It just premiered on fox last night, and yes it was awesome. It had the typical family guy humor, with 90% hilarious but sometimes prolonged jokes. One thing that became apparent in this episode was Stewie's ( knowing or unknowing) homosexuality. I don't know why the creators decided to transform this maniacal evil genius into a sassy and bold homosexual guy. It's still funny though, not that I am complaining or anything.

In this episode Brian finds out that he has a long lost son and decides to do his fatherly duties. Enough said.

Awesome episode. I loved it, and I can't wait for LONG JOHN PETER to arrive next week.

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