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** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being [[VindicatedByCable revived because of syndication and DVD sales]]. However, this can also be seen as HarsherInHindsight, as some viewers have claimed that the post-2002 cancellation episodes are nowhere near as good as the pre-2002 cancellation episodes.

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** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being [[VindicatedByCable revived because of syndication and DVD sales]]. However, this can also be seen as HarsherInHindsight, as some viewers have claimed that the post-2002 cancellation episodes are nowhere near as good as the pre-2002 cancellation episodes.

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** At one point, a man at the airport asks Stewie "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Aren't you a little young to be travelling alone?]]" Doubly so when you realise that the director of this episode was Dan Povenmire, one of the co-creators of ''Phineas and Ferb''.


* AwardSnub: Widely considered the greatest episode of ''Family Guy'' and is Seth [=MacFarlane=]’s favorite episode to date. Yet it lost the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''’ episode, “Behind the Laughter”[[note]]that season 11 episode that parodied those cable documentary series about the rise and fall of a celebrity and is considered by many to be the last episode of ''The Simpsons'' due to many factors: the excessive fourth-wall breaking, the near-reveal of where Springfield is, and the show making fun of itself for how ridiculous it's gotten[[/note]].

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* AwardSnub: Widely considered the greatest episode of ''Family Guy'' and is Seth [=MacFarlane=]’s favorite episode to date. Yet it lost the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''’ episode, “Behind the Laughter”[[note]]that season 11 episode that parodied those cable documentary series about the rise and fall of a celebrity and is considered by many to be the last episode of ''The Simpsons'' due to many factors: the excessive fourth-wall breaking, the near-reveal of where Springfield is, and the show making fun of itself for how ridiculous it's gotten[[/note]].Laughter”.


** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales. However, this can also be seen as HarsherInHindsight, as some viewers have claimed that the post-2002 cancellation episodes are nowhere near as good as the pre-2002 cancellation episodes.

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** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being [[VindicatedByCable revived because of syndication and DVD sales.sales]]. However, this can also be seen as HarsherInHindsight, as some viewers have claimed that the post-2002 cancellation episodes are nowhere near as good as the pre-2002 cancellation episodes.


** UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way). Adding on to that, Brian, whom Seth has admitted is his AuthorAvatar, gets drunk at the airport, indirectly causing him to miss his flight.

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** UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], [=iTunes=] version, the Hulu version, or the UK or German or UK version of the show on DVD), DVD version), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way). Adding on to that, Brian, whom Seth has admitted is his AuthorAvatar, gets drunk at the airport, indirectly causing him to miss his flight.


* AwardSnub: Widely considered the greatest episode of ''Family Guy'' and is Seth [=MacFarlane=]’s favorite episode to date. Yet it lost the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''’ episode, “Behind the Laughter”.

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* AwardSnub: Widely considered the greatest episode of ''Family Guy'' and is Seth [=MacFarlane=]’s favorite episode to date. Yet it lost the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''’ episode, “Behind the Laughter”.Laughter”[[note]]that season 11 episode that parodied those cable documentary series about the rise and fall of a celebrity and is considered by many to be the last episode of ''The Simpsons'' due to many factors: the excessive fourth-wall breaking, the near-reveal of where Springfield is, and the show making fun of itself for how ridiculous it's gotten[[/note]].



** UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).
*** Adding on to that, Brian, whom Seth has admitted is his AuthorAvatar, gets drunk at the airport, indirectly causing him to miss his flight.
** Either this or HilariousInHindsight depending on how one feels about Stewie's character shift from a murderous baby to a bisexual with heavy hints of being gay is Stewie covering Brian's crotch with a lampshade, then the next morning, while Brian licks Stewie as they are both asleep, Stewie says "That's it, Mr. Giraffe. Get ''all'' the marmalade". Flash-forward to the post-2005 cancellation era, and Stewie has made several attempts to seduce Brian, and is otherwise a flamboyant DepravedBisexual.

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** UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).
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way). Adding on to that, Brian, whom Seth has admitted is his AuthorAvatar, gets drunk at the airport, indirectly causing him to miss his flight.
** Either this or HilariousInHindsight depending on how one feels about Stewie's character shift from a murderous baby to a bisexual with heavy hints of being gay is Stewie covering Brian's crotch with a lampshade, then the next morning, while Brian licks Stewie as they are both asleep, Stewie says "That's it, Mr. Giraffe. Get ''all'' the marmalade". Flash-forward to the post-2005 cancellation era, and Stewie has made several attempts to seduce Brian, and is otherwise a flamboyant DepravedBisexual.
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-->'''Stewie''': You know, you're so in-tune with other people's faults, yet so oblivious to your own. Webster's has words for people like that. Asshole!

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-->'''Stewie''': You know, you're so in-tune with other people's faults, yet so oblivious to your own. Webster's has words for people like that. Asshole! that: asshole!



** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.
** Brian claims the farmer need not worry about him impregnating his daughter, because he's of a different species. Several seasons later, we meet Dylan. His very human son from a human mother.

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** "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.
sales. However, this can also be seen as HarsherInHindsight, as some viewers have claimed that the post-2002 cancellation episodes are nowhere near as good as the pre-2002 cancellation episodes.
** Brian claims the farmer need not worry about him impregnating his daughter, because he's of a different species. Several seasons later, we meet Dylan. His very Brian finds out he has a human son from named Dylan after having sex with a human mother.woman.


* TearJerker: Easily one of the saddest episode of the show:

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* TearJerker: Easily one of the saddest episode episodes of the show:


* BestKnownForTheFanservice: A considerably rare example where people still acknowledge the main plot of this episode (that is, Brian and Stewie going on a cross-country adventure), but the subplot where Peter and Lois try to rekindle their marriage is only remembered thanks to the marriage counseling videos they purchase, which introduces us to Dr. [[MsFanservice Amanda]] [[HelloNurse Rebecca]].

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: A considerably rare example where people still acknowledge the main plot of this episode (that is, Brian and Stewie going on a cross-country adventure), but the subplot where Peter and Lois try to rekindle their marriage is only remembered thanks to the marriage counseling videos they purchase, which introduces us to Dr. [[MsFanservice Amanda]] [[HelloNurse [[HospitalHottie Rebecca]].


* TearJerker: Easily the saddest episode of the show:

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* TearJerker: Easily one of the saddest episode of the show:


* AwardSnub: Widely considered the greatest episode of ''Family Guy'' and is Seth [=MacFarlane=]’s favorite episode to date. Yet it lost the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''’ episode, “Behind the Laughter”.



** Brian claims the farmer need not worry about him impregnating his daughter, because he's of a different species. Several seasons later, we meet Dylan. His very human son from a human mother.

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** Brian claims the farmer need not worry about him impregnating his daughter, because he's of a different species. Several seasons later, we meet Dylan. His very human son from a human mother.mother.
* TearJerker: Easily the saddest episode of the show:
** The beginning where a puppy Brian is taken away from his mother, and all he could do is cry out to her while she sadly looks on.
** Brian’s reaction to learning about his mother's death and her taxidermy.


* HilariousInHindsight: "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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"Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.sales.
** Brian claims the farmer need not worry about him impregnating his daughter, because he's of a different species. Several seasons later, we meet Dylan. His very human son from a human mother.


* HilariousInHindsight: "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, DVDs released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.

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* HilariousInHindsight: "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, DVDs [=DVDs=] released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In the surreal commentary where ''Family Guy'' is apparently some sort of reality show, Stewie and Brian trade insults after Stewie notices [[OffModel Brian's chubbier-than-normal looking character model]], which leads to this prophetic little jab:
-->'''Stewie''': You know, you're so in-tune with other people's faults, yet so oblivious to your own. Webster's has words for people like that. Asshole!


** Osama Bin Laden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).

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** Osama Bin Laden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).


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* GrowingTheBeard: The episode is considered one of these for the development of the comedy team of Brian and Stewie. At first, Brian was intended to be Peter's sidekick, while Stewie was a loner who aimed to kill his mother and take over the world. This episode established the Brian-Stewie relationship that has become one of the show's hallmarks.


** Osama Bin Laden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).

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** Osama Bin Laden getting weapons through airport security by singing showtunes. This episode aired a year and a half before 9/11. Even more awkward when you realize that, had Creator/SethMacFarlane not missed his flight due to an agent's error (and a hangover), he would have died that day.day - he was booked on American Airlines Flight 11. Because of this, the scene is effectively banned forever (unless you have the "Freakin Sweet" DVD collection, the version on [=iTunes=], or the German or UK version of the show on DVD), even after Osama bin Laden was found and killed (making the shot of him singing ''I Hope I Get It'' from ''A Chorus Line'' funny in a sick way).



** Either this or HilariousInHindsight depending on how one feels about Stewie's character shift from a murderous baby to a bisexual with heavy hints of being gay is Stewie covering Brian's crotch with a lampshade, then the next morning, while Brian licks Stewie as they are both asleep, Stewie says "That's it, Mr. Giraffe. Get ''all'' the marmalade". Flash-forward to the post-2005 cancellation era, and Stewie has made several attempts to seduce Brian, and is otherwise a flamboyant DepravedBisexual.

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** Either this or HilariousInHindsight depending on how one feels about Stewie's character shift from a murderous baby to a bisexual with heavy hints of being gay is Stewie covering Brian's crotch with a lampshade, then the next morning, while Brian licks Stewie as they are both asleep, Stewie says "That's it, Mr. Giraffe. Get ''all'' the marmalade". Flash-forward to the post-2005 cancellation era, and Stewie has made several attempts to seduce Brian, and is otherwise a flamboyant DepravedBisexual.DepravedBisexual.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Off on the Road to Rhode Island" has one particular lyric - ''"Until we're syndicated/FOX will never let us die. Please?"'' ''Family Guy'' was briefly canceled after Season 2 finished airing due to subpar ratings, only to get a last-second reprieve. In 2002, the show was canceled again, but this time, syndication rights were sold to Adult Swim for peanuts. The show would net sublime ratings in the block, DVDs released around the same time of syndication sold gangbusters, and ''Family Guy'' would be revived. Not only did they become one of FOX's flagship shows, but ''Family Guy'' is heralded as one of the premier examples of TV shows being revived because of syndication and DVD sales.

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