In this, the new series premiere of the show, Lois and Peter take a trip to rekindle their waning romance -- and end up on the run from Mel Gibson, who is plotting to make a sequel to his controversial religious movie, ''Passion of the Christ''. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie are put in charge of disciplining Meg and Chris.
!!"North By North Quahog" contains examples of:
* DisneyVillainDeath: Mel Gibson.
* EpicFail: Peter ''forgetting how to sit down''.
* FreudianSlip: When Brian meets with Tom Tucker about Jake, his upside down faced son, giving Chris alcohol at school:
--> '''Brian''': This whole situation has just turned his whole life upside-down face.\\
''(Stewie slowly turns and glares at Brian)''
* LongList: The list of canceled shows that came on around the same time as or after ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was canceled from 2002 to 2005 (a lot of which were mediocre to awful shows that were canned for low ratings and negative reviews, like ''That 80s Show''[[note]]though that show would more or less live on as ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', as Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, and the actress who plays Corey's bisexual ex-girlfriend would be on that show[[/note]], ''The Pitts'', and ''Cedric the Entertainer Presents''. Some, like ''Titus'', ''Undeclared'', all of Joss Whedon's shows (''Firefly'' and ''Dark Angel''), ''Greg the Bunny'', ''The Tick'', ''Wanda At Large'', and ''Action'' were fairly good shows that merely got ScrewedByTheNetwork due to timeslot changes, ExecutiveMeddling, or FOX not advertising the show enough for people to take interest).
* TakeThat: When Meg asks Chris to turn the channel to ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Chris says the show perpetuates the stereotype that George Lopez is funny.
* {{Uncanceled}}: The beginning of the episode.
* WasTooHardOnHim: Stewie asks Brian this when he spanks Chris after catching him with vodka, despite that Chris was framed by a student.
-->'''Stewie''': Do you think we were too hard on Chris tonight?\\
'''Brian''': What? Oh, God. No, no. I don't...I don't think so. Do you?\\
'''Stewie''': Oh, no, I just always feel badly when we have to be strict.