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Family Guy: Back to the Pilot

Brian and Stewie travel back in time to the pilot episode of Family Guy to change history, and then to change history again.

Episode Info

Episode number: 10x5
Production Number: 9ACX08
Airdate: Sunday November 13th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC three) Jun 10, 2012
AU (FOX8) Mar 30, 2013

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Chris Cox
voiced George W. Bush
Christine Lakin
voiced Joyce Kinney
Fred Tatasciore
voiced Various
John Viener
voiced Various
Lacey Chabert
voiced Meg
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Phil LaMarr
voiced Judge
Ralph Garman
voiced Various
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Episode Notes
“Back to the Pilot” was seen by 5.961 million viewers

Chris & Meg appear in this episode but Seth Green & Mila Kunis do not.
Chris has no lines and Meg has one line, voiced once again by Season One's Lacey Chabert

Episode Goofs
After Stewie & Brian fix 9/11 during their second trip to Jan 31st 1999, Lois enters the room and congratulates Brian on the Harry Potter book series.

It would be impossible for Brian to take credit for Harry Potter in 1999 since J. K. Rowling had already published the first 2 installments, ‘The Philosopher's Stone’ in 1997 & ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ in 1998.

In the footage from the plane of Brian stopping the terrorists he looks like the 2011 Brian when he should look like the 1999 Brian.

Also in an error in logic, Brian may have stopped one set of hijackers but it's highly unlikely the FCC would ground every plane taking off from the East Coast based on a lone message that ends with “Seacrest Out”. The other two if not all three planes would most likely still have hit their target.
(Granted this is using real world logic and it was apparently effective within the Family Guy world)

Peter is seen standing in the shot in front of Joe's door, but vanishes when the group ponders the Brian with its throat cut.

The time that the Pilot Griffins wait for the ice cream store cutaway to finish is a bit longer than the actual cutaway.

When Stewie is taking the dead Brian back to his return pad, it leaves a trail of blood, when the camera angle changes, the blood is gone.

Warning: Family Guy season 10 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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