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Family Guy: German Guy

Chris meets a puppeteer named Franz, an old acquaintance of Herbert’s.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x11
Airdate: Sunday February 20th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC three) Jun 12, 2011
AU (FOX8) Apr 10, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Herbert
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Various
Alex BreckenridgeAlex Breckenridge
voiced Various
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Franz Gutentag (Lt. Schlechtnacht)
Johnny Brennan (1)Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Various
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Various
Alan TudykAlan Tudyk
voiced German Pilot
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Chris Griffin | Various Characters
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Episode Notes
“German Guy” was seen by 6.56 million viewers

This is one of the few episodes where Brian and Stewie aren't featured prominently.
They're only seen at the start of the episode with Brian having two lines and Stewie w/ none in the aired version, however, Stewie does have a line in the DVD version of the episode.

It took a full year for Supervising Director, Dominic Bianchi & Animation Stunt Performer, Joe Vaux to create the fight sequence between Herbert & Franz.

Episode Goofs
There are three clocks on the wall above the couch when Franz offers one but later the clocks are gone and replaced with three landscape photos.

For a moment, during the fight between Herbert and Franz, the glass of water on the side table vanishes.

Cultural References
The song Franz has the Chris marionette sing is the 1981 song, “Der Kommissar” by After the Fire

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Storyboard ArtistDante Fabiero
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Warning: Family Guy season 9 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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