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  • Brian and Stewie make a cameo appearance in a commercial for The Peanuts Movie merchandise from Target. Stewie is dressed in Charlie Brown's shirt, and Brian is dressed in Snoopy's Flying Ace helmet and scarf.
  • A 2007 Subway commercial had Peter reciting a poem called Ode to the Subway Feast. "Beat that, Jared."
  • A 2008 Coca-Cola commercial had Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons of Stewie and Underdog fighting over a balloon of a Coke bottle. It ends up getting caught by a Charlie Brown balloon.
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  • A 2012 commercial had Stewie and Brian promoting Wheat Thins, which Stewie pronounces "Hweat Thins."

Comic Books

  • In Spider-Ham: Aporkalypse Now, Mojo decides Spider-Ham's World of Funny Animals needs to be more "mature", and reinvents Peter Porker as "Hammy Guy", with Mary-Jane Waterbuffalo as Lois, Captain Americat as Stewie, and Thrr, Dog of Thunder, as Brian.

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Film -- Live-Action

Live-Action TV

  • Bones: In "The Critic and the Cabernet", Stewie makes a guest appearance (as a brain tumor-induced hallucination) to give Booth some couple advice.

Web Original

  • Honest Trailers:
    • In the trailer for The Incredibles, Dash's teacher is called "Grown-Up Stewie".
    • In the trailer for Deadpool (2016), Epic Voice Guy says that the movie feels like a really expensive, longer episode of Family Guy. Which causes Deadpool, himself, to ask WHICH season of Family Guy.
    • In the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time (2018), a clip of Peter saying "Shut up, Meg" plays in response to characters in the movie saying the same thing to Meg.
    • In the trailer for The Meg, the film is given the alternate title Shut Up, Meg.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In his review of The Thief and the Cobbler, during the scene where the Thief comes across YumYum bathing herself with a jewel-encrusted golden scratcher, the Critic plays the clip from "No Chris Left Behind" where Peter sells butt scratchers at a baseball game.
    • In his editorial "When Does a Joke Go Too Far?", the Critic addresses the controversy involving the Sarah Palin joke from "Extra Large Medium" and her response to it.
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    • In his review of The Jungle Book (2016), the Critic calls the 1967 version of Kaa a mix of Winnie-the-Pooh and Herbert.
    • In his review of The Powerpuff Girls Movie, a clip from "Brian in Love" ("Oh my God... You can talk!") plays in response to Talking Dog's only line.

Western Animation

  • American Dad!:
    • In "The People vs. Martin Sugar", Stan lists his favorite fictional dogs and names Brian #1.
      Brian: Uh, do I know you? (walks away)
    • The ending to "Hurricane!", the third part of a crossover of Seth MacFarlane's shows, involves Stan meeting Peter and Cleveland (the latter of whom had his own show at the time).
    • In "The Unbrave One", Francine takes several pregnancy tests from a shady online gynecologist. In The Stinger, "Dr. Vadgers" is revealed to be Quagmire.
  • Drawn Together: In "The Lemon-AIDS Walk", Peter and Lois pass by Wooldoor when he is on the street begging for change. Alex Borstein voiced Lois for this joke.
  • Futurama: In "Bender's Big Score", Fry, after returning to the year 2000, hangs a Family Guy "12 Laughs a Year" calendar in his new apartment.
  • MAD: Peter makes a cameo in the sketch "Two and a Half Man".
  • The Simpsons:
    • At the end of "Missionary: Impossible", Betty White tells the audience to donate to a FOX pledge drive to prevent "crude, lowbrow programming" from going off the air, while she stands next to a TV with the ''Family Guy'' logo on the screen.
    • In the segment Send in the Clones from "Treehouse of Horror XIII", Peter makes a cameo among the many clones of Homer, a reference to criticisms that Family Guy is a clone of The Simpsons.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XVI", executive producer Al Jean is credited as "Al 'Family Guy' Jean".
    • In "The Italian Bob", Italian cops look through a book of wanted felons containing a photo of Peter labeled "Plagarisimo", followed by one of Stan Smith labelled "Plagarisimo di Plagarisimo".
    • In "'Tis the 30th Season", it's shown that Disney World is constructing a new "Family Guy World" (also referencing Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox).
      Stewie Mascot: I was the it-boy in 2006!
  • South Park: The two-part episode "Cartoon Wars" revolves around the news that Family Guy will do a joke about the Prophet Muhammad, and Cartman (who is sick of being compared to it) taking advantage of the ensuing panic to get the show cancelled.
    Cartman: I am nothing like Family Guy! When I make jokes, they are inherent to a story! Deep, situational and emotional jokes based on what is relevant and has a point, not just one random, interchangeable joke after another!

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