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David Goodman Talks About The Upcoming “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Cast Reunion On “Family Guy”

by Sarah Yesterday, showrunner and executive producer David Goodman held a conference call to talk about next week’s episode of Family Guy, called “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven,” which features a reunion of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the big thrills for Goodman is that he actually gets to be in the episode as a convention-goer who not only gets a scene with Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes, but who also gets into an age-old Trekkie argument about the questionable canon fidelity of the episode “Relics.”

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“Family Guy” Season 7 Episode 10 Recap: FOX-y Lady

While the guys are all at The Drunken Clam comparing driver’s license photos and discovering that Quagmire is 61 years old (carrots), FOX News comes on with its hot new anchorwoman, Rhonda, and the guys drool over her for a while. When FOX announces that it’s going HD, Peter gets an enormous new HDTV, and it turns out that HD Rhonda is a hag. She’s fired. Lois wants the job, despite Brian’s moral objections about working for a fake news network that’s in the Republican party’s pocket. Lois’ audition goes so well that she gets the job. She runs home […]

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“Family Guy” Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: The Juice Is Loose

In this lost episode found in Peter’s basement, it’s March of 2007. While Lois goes to her book club, Peter has to babysit, even though last time he was left alone with the baby, he killed it in the worst and most unnecessary Family Guy “joke” ever. This time will be different, though, because Peter’s a 14-year-old girl reading Teen Beat and inviting the guys over for squeeing and “Truth or Dare.” The party gets out of hand when Joe and Cleveland start making out, and the resulting hubbub brings Stewie downstairs. His enjoyment of Out of Shape/In Shape Guy […]

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“Family Guy” Season 7 Episode 8 Recap: Family Gay

Peter’s sent to the market to get some beans, but ends up in Louisville and comes home with a brain-dead horse that does brain-dead-horse things that eventually cause Cleveland and his bathtub to fall out of his bashed-in house. Business as usual in Quahog. Then Peter decides to become a horse breeder, and takes his horse to the track to see whether it can win him anything. All the competing horses are named after cancelled FOX shows (the litany of which takes minutes to read). Peter’s horse, “Til Death,” freaks out and crashes the stands, resulting in his own death […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 7: Ocean’s Three And A Half Recap

Just as the guys are heading out for a day of paintball, Joe rolls by and tells them he’s a no-go, since Bonnie could have her baby at any moment. Tired of Joe’s constant inability to hang out because of Bonnie’s eternally looming delivery, Peter decides to induce labor using Two and a Half Men as bait. Soon enough, Bonnie’s in the hospital, and Joe has a daughter (wheelchair first). As soon as little Susie comes home, Stewie falls head over heels in love with her, mid-twist-tie-rant, and starts writing a song to win her heart. It’s a lame song, […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 6: Tales Of A Third Grade Nothing

At the brewery, Peter gets called to the CEO’s office, and on the way discovers the Executive Bathroom. His helicopter ride to the Jurassic Park-like jungle island toilet convinces him that he must move up in the company so that he can always poop in style. He tries everything he can think of to get promoted — wearing a suit, cleaning his office, building a robot that tries to kill people, blowing up a children’s hospital — but unfortunately, it turns out that he never completed the third grade, and if he wants to become an executive, he’s gotta go […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: The Man With Two Brians

After Peter and the gang watch Jackass and are inspired to new heights of jackassery, Brian has to save Peter from drowning in the river. In doing so, he hurts himself, and everyone attributes it to his getting old. Lois points out that when you figure in his drinking and smoking, Brian is 79 in human years. To take the burden of being the family dog off of Brian, Peter goes out and gets a New Brian. Great idea, no? No. The New Brian wakes Peter and Lois up with a flute serenade. He listens to Meg’s problems and vows […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 4 Recap: Baby Not On Board

The guys are at the spa for massages and a sauna treatment after Peter’s stressful Back to the Future morning. Once Peter’s mistaken the massage table’s face hole for a toilet and everyone’s insulted Sean Connery, Peter goes to Chris’ work for a snack. Chris and his manager are discussing plot holes in The Lord of the Rings, but when his dad shows up, he’s eager to get Peter’s advice about his new boy-parts problem. Peter accuses him of sexual harassment, and receives a year’s supply of free gas in exchange for not suing. What would you do if you […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Road To Germany

Hooray, we got the film-style opening credits! Road to Germany opens with the Griffins’ Oscar party. Mort’s intestines aren’t happy with his choice of pills that night, and he goes in search of a bathroom. Since Quagmire’s secretly recording Meg’s bathroom experience, Mort wanders into Stewie’s room, sees what appears to be a port-a-potty, and goes in. When he doesn’t come back downstairs, Brian goes in search, and he and Stewie discover (with the help of Rick Moranis and the backup singers from Little Shop of Horrors) that Mort actually stepped into Stewie’s time machine. Determined to rescue the poor […]

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Family Guy Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: I Dream Of Jesus

Haven’t you heard? We all heard, and we all have “Surfin’ Bird” in our heads now. Permanently. The Griffins go to the Nifty Fifties diner, and when Peter hears “Surfin’ Bird,” not only does he declare it his favorite song of all time, but he does a full sing-and-dance-a-long. Forever. And ever. And then he takes the record home with him. And plays it all day. Every day. It isn’t enough, though. He has to get the word out. So he takes out six grand from his savings account and buys ad time on tv for his public service message, […]