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 ''Series/That80sShow''[[note]]though that show would more or less live on as ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', as Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, and the actress who plays Corey's bisexual ex-girlfriend would be on that show[[/note]], ''Series/ThePitts'', and ''Cedric the Entertainer Presents''. Some, like ''Series/{{Titus}}'', ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'', all of Joss Whedon's shows (''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Series/DarkAngel''), ''Series/GregTheBunny'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Series/WandaAtLarge'', and ''Series/{{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 ''Series/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.