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'Family Guy' Episode Guide - Volume 3

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"Family Guy" - "Road to Europe"

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Season 3 episodes of Family Guy aired during 2001 and 2002. In 2002, Family Guy won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows" episode for the song "You've Got a Lot To See." Following are episode titles, original air dates and recaps.

"The Thin White Line"
Original Air Date: 7/11/01
Family dog Brian is "in a rut" so he tries volunteerism, then takes a job as a dope-sniffing narc for the Quahog Police Department. Trouble is, he likes what he sniffs a bit too much.

"Brian Does Hollywood"
Original Air Date: 7/18/01
Brian heads to Hollywood to be screenwriter and the others follow when Stewie is chosen to be on Kids Say the Darndest Things. Stewie doesn't exactly hit it off with host Bill Cosby but Brian does make his mark in show business, if not in the way he had intended (as a porn "auteur"). Guest voices include Ray Liotta and adult stars Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy (as themselves).

"Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington"
Original Air Date: 7/25/01
A conglomerate buys Happy Go Lucky Toys and installs Peter as president. The conglomerate also owns a tobacco company, and before long Peter is on his way to Washington to testify before Congress on the benefits of smoking. Guest voices include Gary Coleman and Alyssa Milano (as themselves).

"One if by Clam, Two if by Sea"
Original Air Date: 8/1/01
Peter and his pals catch a beer-besotted version of the Spirit of '76 when a Brit buys the Drunken Clam and turns it into an English pub. As it happens, pub owner Nigel Pinchley and his family move in next door to the Griffins, and Stewie plays 'Enry 'Iggins to Nigel's Cockney-accented 3-year-old daughter.

"And the Wiener is..."
Original Air Date: 8/8/01
Meg makes the flag-girl squad at James Woods High. That's "almost a cheerleader," she boasts, but it doesn't impress the cool kids. Meanwhile, Peter develops a severe case of Chris-envy.

"Death Lives"
Original Air Date: 8/15/01
Peter pays a price when he plays golf on his anniversary - he's struck by lightning. Adam Carolla provides the voice of the Grim Reaper, who guides Peter through his "near death experience," which leads to a "revelation" concerning Lois. Also, Peter offers the Reaper dating tips. Other voices include Peter Frampton, Chuck Woolery.

"Lethal Weapons"
Original Air Date: 8/22/01
With a few tae-jitsu lessons under her black belt, Lois turns herself into Quahog's answer to Xena, cutting a wide swath through the hordes of obnoxious leaf-peeping tourists from New York. But soon her violent ways begin to hit home.

"The Kiss Seen Round the World"
Original Air Date: 8/29/01
Meg gets an internship at a TV station. It's a dream job because she thinks the station's male anchor is dreamy. But it turns nightmarish when the station's other intern, "the biggest dork on the planet," gets a crush on her. Meanwhile, a bully steals Stewie's tricycle.

"Mr. Saturday Knight"
Original Air Date: 9/5/01
Peter's boss, Mr. Weed, dies suddenly (at the Griifins' house, as it happens), and the toy factory dies with him. Not surprisingly, Peter's "career transition" is less than smooth. Then he decides to follow his 25-year-old dream and become a jouster at Quahog's Renaissance Faire. Voices include Will Ferrell (the Black Knight), Charles Durning (Francis) and Adam Carolla (Death.)

"Fish Out of Water"
Original Air Date: 9/19/01
A jobless Peter decides on a line of work fit for "a real New England man:" He becomes a fisherman. But there's something fishy about the bank that finances his boat. Meanwhile, Meg and Lois do some serious spring-break partying (Lois does, anyway) at Rhode Island's Narragansett Beach.

"Emission Impossible"
Original Air Date: 11/08/01
Peter and Lois visit Lois' sister Carole who is alone and pregnant since her husband walked out on her. While at the house, Carole goes into labor and Peter is forced to deliver. Overwhelmed by the experience, Peter and Lois decide to have another baby. A shocked and appalled Stewie however, makes it his mission to stop any conception whatsoever.

Through varied attempts and schemes, Stewie is able to avoid any colloidal collisions between Peter and Lois, but when they lock him out of the room, he's forced to go into emergency mode. Stewie shrinks himself down to microscopic size and seeks out his new sibling (sperm-brother) inside Peter's body. Instead of killing his unborn brother, they hit it off - bonding over the desire to destroy Lois. Stewie leaves Peter's body with the new hope that his brother to-be will soon join him in his attempts at world domination.

"To Live and Die in Dixie"
Original Air Date: November 15, 2001
Waylon Jennings has a voice cameo in an episode in which the Griffins discover Southern hospitality, courtesy of the Witness Protection Program. They're in hiding because the convenience store thief Chris fingers escapes from jail and vows revenge. But if he tracks Chris down, he'll have to contend with Sheriff Peter Griffin.

"Screwed the Pooch"
Original Air Date: November 29, 2001
Peter can't stop trying to impress Lois's father, Mr. Pewterschmidt, and Brian can't take his eye off Pewterschmidt's racing grayhound. Bob Barker has a voice cameo as himself.

"Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?"
Original Air Date: 12/6/01
When Chris adopts hip-hop speech, Peter decides to teach his son about his roots. He makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Stewie becomes enchanted with the Buddy Cianci Junior High cheerleaders.

"Ready, Willing and Disabled"
Original Air Date: 12/20/01
Joe, Quahog's disabled cop, is depressed after failing to nab a perp, so Peter suggests he compete in the Special People's Games as a confidence booster. His event: the decathlon. His competition: "a trash-talking quadriplegic." Tony Danza and Valerie Bertinelli have voice cameos as actors playing Joe and his wife Bonnie in a movie.

"A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas"
Original Air Date: 12/21/01
It may be the season, but Peter's anything but merry when holiday preparations prevent him from watching his favorite Christmas special, KISS Saves Santa. And soon the family experiences the same lack of spirit when they're compelled to do last-minute shopping. Members of KISS provide their own voices.

"Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows"
Original Air Date: January 17, 2002
Brian, depressed over bad luck in love, is convicted of DUI and sentenced to care for an ornery old woman whose past comes to the attention of celebrity watcher A.J. Benza. Meanwhile, Peter grows a beard, which displeases Lois (who isn't alone in thinking that it's for the birds).

"From Method to Madness"
Original Air Date: January 24, 2002
Stewie displays some show-business talent, as long as he's paired with a girl he despises. Meg develops a crush on a teenage nudist. Fred Willard has a voice cameo as the boy's father (who's also a nudist.) Other voices include Michael Caine and drama teacher Simon Soiree.

"Stuck Together, Torn Apart"
Original Air Date: January 31, 2002
Lois runs into an old male friend from school and they renew their friendship. When Peter finds out, he gets jealous, to say the least. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie get themselves stuck together with industrial-strength glue. Jennifer Love Hewitt has a voice cameo as herself.

"Road to Europe"
Original Air Date: February 7, 2002
Brian and Stewie stow away on a plane they think is bound for England. They're wrong, and soon they're in Saudi Arabia, at the beginning of a long, strange trip back home. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., Peter and Lois have an odd encounter with KISS (whose members provide their own voices.) Andy Dick also has a voice cameo as himself, and Michael McKean gives voice to a pig.

"Family Guy Viewer Mail #1"
Original Air Date: February 14, 2002
Three mini-episodes. In the first, a genie grants Peter three wishes and he ends up being propositioned by Catherine Zeta-Jones (voice of Alex Borstein, who plays Lois). Then, exposure to toxic waste gives the Griffins super powers. Finally, in flashbacks, L'il Peter braves a haunted house to impress L'il Lois. Alex Trebek has a voice cameo as himself, and Adam Corolla voices Death.

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