'Family Guy': The Cast Reflects on Their Favorite Episodes
From a puke-off to superpowers to an Agatha Christie theme, the voice actors look back at 200 episodes.
This story first appeared in the Nov. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Alex Borstein as Lois: "My favorite episode is "8 Simple Rules …," but only because it contains my all-time favorite moment on television: Peter and the gang having an ipecac-induced puke-off that culminates in Lois entering with a pot asking, "Who wants chowder?"
Mike Henry as Cleveland, Herbert: "Selfishly, some of my favorites are "To Love and Die in Dixie," as it introduced Herbert and "The Cleveland Loretta Quagmire," which I wrote with my brother, because we really got to know Cleveland. My all-time favorites are the Star Wars parodies, because they're flat-out funny as shit."
Patrick Warburton as Joe: "My personal favorite was the one where Meg has an obsession with Joe ("The Hand that Rocks the Wheelchair"). It's really kind of silly and awkward. It was fun, being that Joe's an ancillary character, I kind of lucked out when Seth invited me to be on that show. Since usually we record solo, on that episode Mila Kunis and I got to record together for a couple hours, which was a memorable experience because she may be the sexiest woman in the world, but she's also a really cool lass and all-around good person."
Seth Green as Chris: "I've always liked the first "Viewer Mail" episode. It was the first big break in the format that I remember, and it allowed the family to do things they'd never done. Chris gets super powers and exacts revenge on a student for fairly benign teasing. It's a great, silly episode that makes me laugh every time."
Seth MacFarlane as Peter, Brian, Stewie: There are the episodes that were the most fun to work on, and there are episodes that I thought were the most visually successful. The Agatha Christie episode, "And Then There Were Fewer," was probably the most fun to work on in all capacities. It demanded an actual story that really kept the audience guessing and, at the same time, it was a degree of richness in the animation that we had not really achieved up to that point. As far as the all-around best episode, "Road to the Multiverse" would have to be up there.