List of Family Guy Easter Eggs:
“Road to the Multiverse” episode: The Griffins travel through various animated universes, including a Disney-style world and a Robot Chicken world.
“Stewie Kills Lois” episode: The title is a parody of the film “Stewie Kills Lois,” where the audience is left wondering which ending is the real one.
“Blue Harvest” episode: A parody of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” with the Family Guy characters playing the iconic roles.
“Patriot Games” episode: Peter starts his own country, and the flag closely resembles the “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flag.
“Road to Rhode Island” episode: The song “You Have AIDS” parodies the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the movie “Toy Story.”
“Stewie Loves Lois” episode: Stewie goes through withdrawal after quitting smoking, which is a reference to the film “Trainspotting.”
“McStroke” episode: Peter discovers a burger made by the fast-food chain “McBurgertown,” which is a parody of McDonald’s.
“Da Boom” episode: The family survives a nuclear apocalypse and enters a post-apocalyptic world similar to the one in the film “Mad Max.”
“North by North Quahog” episode: Peter and Lois attend the premiere of “The Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This,” a fictional sequel to the controversial film.
“Stu and Stewie’s Excellent Adventure” episode: Stewie travels back in time and encounters himself as a baby, creating a reference to the film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.”
“PTV” episode: Peter starts his own TV station, and one of the shows parodied is “The Flintstones.”
“Halloween on Spooner Street” episode: The family dresses up as characters from “Star Wars,” with Peter as Han Solo, Lois as Princess Leia, Stewie as Darth Vader, and more.
“And Then There Were Fewer” episode: The plot references the Agatha Christie novel “And Then There Were None” and features a murder mystery in the style of her stories.
“Chitty Chitty Death Bang” episode: Stewie’s birthday party is inspired by the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” with the “Toot Sweets” song included.
“To Love and Die in Dixie” episode: The Griffins go into witness protection and assume new identities, with Peter becoming “Justin Griffin” in reference to Justin Timberlake.
“The Simpsons Guy” episode: A crossover with “The Simpsons,” featuring the Griffin family interacting with the characters from the long-running animated series.
“The Big Bang Theory” reference: In multiple episodes, the character Brian can be seen reading a book titled “The Big Bang Theory: The Brief Version.”
“Petergeist” episode: A parody of the film “Poltergeist,” with the Griffins being haunted by the spirit of their television.
“It’s a Trap!” episode: A parody of “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” with the Family Guy characters reenacting the iconic scenes.
“The Life of Brian” episode: The death of the family dog Brian mirrors the controversial death of a major character in the TV series “Game of Thrones.”
“Family Guy Viewer Mail #1” episode: The three segments in this episode parody “Three’s Company,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “The Superfriends.”
“Ocean’s Three and a Half” episode: The plot parodies the film “Ocean’s Eleven” and features a heist at the Quahog National Bank.
“Sibling Rivalry” episode: Peter and Lois decide to have a fourth child and give birth to Stewie’s future half-brother Bertram, who becomes a recurring character.
“No Meals on Wheels” episode: The storyline of Peter starting his own food truck and competing with the restaurant industry is a satire of the film “The Founder.”
“And Then There’s Fraud” episode: The plot revolves around Peter discovering he has a black ancestor, which parodies the TV series “Finding Your Roots.”
“Brian & Stewie” episode: Brian and Stewie get locked in a bank vault and have a deep, introspective conversation, inspired by the play “Waiting for Godot.”
“Death Has a Shadow” episode: The first-ever episode features Peter appearing on the fictional game show “Wheel of Fortune” and winning by guessing the wrong answer.
“I Dream of Jesus” episode: Peter discovers Jesus working at a record store and makes him popular again, referencing the film “I Dream of Jeannie.”
“Bango Was His Name Oh!” episode: The storyline involves Peter competing in a spelling bee, and the title is a play on the children’s song “B-I-N-G-O.”
“Back to the Pilot” episode: Stewie and Brian use a time machine to travel back to the very first episode of “Family Guy,” leading to several meta-references and self-referential jokes.
“Peter’s Got Woods” episode: The plot parodies the film “Dead Poets Society,” with Peter taking over as a substitute teacher.
“Brian Wallows and Peter’s Swallows” episode: Brian meets and falls in love with a woman named Rita, a reference to the film “The Shawshank Redemption.”
“Three Kings” episode: The Griffin family travels to Saudi Arabia, and Peter becomes a fast-food restaurant mascot similar to the Burger King mascot.
“The Fat Guy Strangler” episode: The plot revolves around a serial killer targeting overweight people, referencing the film “The Boston Strangler.”
“Sibling Rivalry” episode: Peter takes Meg to a father-daughter dance, and they perform a dance routine inspired by the film “Dirty Dancing.”
“Death Lives” episode: The character Death reveals that he was the original drummer for the band “Earth, Wind & Fire.”
“And I’m Joyce Kinney” episode: The character Joyce Kinney is named after the former news anchor and reporter Joyce Kilmer.
“Saving Private Brian” episode: The plot parodies the film “Saving Private Ryan,” with the Griffins embarking on a mission to find Brian’s war buddy.
“Patriot Games” episode: Peter forms a militia called the “Griffin Militia,” which is a parody of the real-life right-wing militia group called the “Oath Keepers.”
“Brian the Bachelor” episode: Brian appears on a reality TV dating show called “The Bachelorette,” a parody of the actual show.
“Stuck Together, Torn Apart” episode: Peter and Lois go through marital problems, and their couples therapist is named Dr. Kaplan, referencing the film “Marathon Man.”
“Mother Tucker” episode: Peter’s mother, Thelma Griffin, begins dating Tom Tucker, the news anchor at Quahog 5 News.
“E. Peterbus Unum” episode: Peter tries to secede from the United States and creates his own country, Petoria, which is a parody of the country name Pretoria.
“The Courtship of Stewie’s Father” episode: Stewie becomes obsessed with his father, Peter, and tries to win his attention, similar to the plot of the film “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.”
“Road to Germany” episode: Stewie and Brian travel back in time to World War II Germany, where they encounter Adolf Hitler and attempt to stop him.
“Brian’s Got a Brand New Bag” episode: Brian discovers that he is part black and starts identifying with his black heritage, referencing the TV show “Roots.”
“The Juice Is Loose!” episode: Peter becomes obsessed with O.J. Simpson’s murder trial and starts wearing a “I Believe O.J.” shirt.
“FOX-y Lady” episode: Lois becomes a model for a Fox News-type channel and gains popularity, referencing the controversies surrounding Fox News.
“Peter-assment” episode: Peter starts a sexual harassment awareness campaign, which parodies the sexual harassment allegations against various celebrities.
“Bango Was His Name Oh!” episode: The family gets a nanny named Mrs. Dumond, who is a parody of the character Mrs. Doubtfire.
“I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar” episode: Peter goes through a gender identity crisis and starts identifying as a woman, referencing the feminist movement.
“PTV” episode: The FCC censors the show, and the Griffins create their own uncensored network, a nod to the controversy surrounding the FCC and television censorship.
“You May Now Kiss the… Uh… Guy Who Receives” episode: Brian’s gay cousin Jasper gets married, referencing the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage.
“Tales of a Third Grade Nothing” episode: Peter is shown wearing a T-shirt that reads “No Fat Chicks,” a controversial phrase often found on novelty shirts.
“Airport ’07” episode: Peter becomes a runway model for a Calvin Klein underwear ad, parodying the provocative nature of fashion advertisements.
“The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair” episode: Stewie becomes friends with a disabled boy named Timmy, a reference to the character Timmy from the TV show “South Park.”
“Back to the Pilot” episode: Stewie and Brian travel back in time to the pilot episode of “Family Guy” and make changes that affect the show’s future.
“Dial Meg for Murder” episode: Meg becomes a target of a serial killer, and the family hires a detective named Dick Tracy, referencing the iconic comic strip detective.
“Don’t Make Me Over” episode: Meg gets a makeover and becomes attractive, referencing the trope of “ugly duckling” transformations in teen movies.
“Christmas Guy” episode: Stewie travels back in time to save Brian’s life after he is hit by a car, undoing his previous death in “The Life of Brian” episode.