Family Guy: Season 9 (2010 - 2011)

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Season 9
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2010
2
Air date: Sep 26, 2010
3
Air date: Oct 3, 2010
4
Air date: Oct 10, 2010
5
Air date: Nov 7, 2010
6
Air date: Nov 14, 2010
7
Air date: Nov 21, 2010
9
Air date: Dec 12, 2010
10
Air date: Jan 9, 2011
11
Air date: Jan 16, 2011
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Tv Season Info

Series 9 opened with the hourlong whodunit "And Then There Were Fewer," in which the family and neighbors get locked in a mansion owned by newly born-again James Woods (as himself) and must solve a murder mystery. Two other standout episodes featured book-related plots. In "Excellence in Broadcasting," Rush Limbaugh (as himself) comes to Quahog for a signing and Brian seizes the occasion to give him the bum's Rush. For "Brian Writes a Bestseller," the literate canine is flustered by his lack of writing success, until Stewie becomes his manager and he sees his latest work climb the charts. Bill Maher appears in a live-action sequence.

Cast

Seth MacFarlane
as Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire
Seth Green
as Chris
Adam West
as Mayor West
John Viener
as Derek Wilcox
Ralph Garman
as Man's Voice
Jennifer Tilly
as Bonnie Swanson
Danny Smith
as Stuffed Bear
Christine Lakin
as Joyce Kinney
Lori Alan
as Diane Simmons
Gary Cole
as Mike Brady
Patrick Stewart
as Talking Cat
Chris Cox
as George W. Bush/White Gang Member
Steve Callaghan
as Crowd Member
James Woods
as James Woods
Nicole Sullivan
as Murial Goldman
Nana Visitor
as Nancy Pelosi
Jessica Stroup
as Crowd Member
Rachael MacFarlane
as Paula's Friend
Max Burkholder
as Mouse Altar Boy
Phil LaMarr
as Judge/Ollie Williams
Alan Tudyk
as German Pilot
James Burkholder
as Hoodlum No. 1
Shelley Long
as Carol Brady
Dee Bradley Baker
as Klaus/Adm. Kessler
Ashley Tisdale
as Attractive Woman
Luke Adams
as Club Manager
Robert Wu
as Mr. Washee-Washee
Mike Barker
as Asian Guy
Chris Edgerly
as Dr. Smith
Alec Sulkin
as Army Guy/Photographer
Patrick Meighan
as Mouse Priest
Anne Hathaway
as Hot Blonde
Katie Sah
as Desk Clerk
Fred Tascatore
as John McCain
Karley Scott Collins
as Abby/Little Girl
Lyndon Smith
as Hoodlum No. 2
Brandon Soo Hoo
as Hoodlum No. 3
Dave Boat
as Justice of the Peace
Yara Shahidi
as Black Girl
J. Lee
as Black Teenage Elf
Sarah Ramos
as Teenage Girl
Alexa Nikolas
as Teenage Girl
Bruce McGill
as Santa Claus
Jim Cummings
as Winnie the Pooh
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Critic Reviews for Family Guy Season 9

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

After a slight slump in Seasons 7 and 8, Family Guy is back on form, toning down the burps 'n' farts humour for a slightly smarter tone.

Oct 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It does manage to keep a pleasant set of chuckles going.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

While there's a few gems... The episodes often fall foul to cliches, unfunny jokes and pointless, uninteresting storylines.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…

I very much enjoyed "It's a Trap!" It did Star Wars justice; not only with its music and action sequences, but also in how the events transpired

Apr 9, 2018 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

While there were certainly times the plot dragged on, the show's style of constant jokes kept us entertained for the full hour. That's impressive for a cartoon.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Family Guy has been wildly inconsistent lately but they can still knock one out of the park every once in awhile.

Nov 26, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Family Guy: Season 9

  • Jan 08, 2017
    Seasons 1 through 9 of Family Guy are, for me, the best that mature animated cartoons have to offer. Tons of laughs, incredible memorable and quotable moments, and genuinely well-developed and multi-faceted characters. There are times throughout the show where jokes are either too drawn out or just plain for shock value, but it's still always a good time with seasons 1-9. Unfortunately, though, season 9 is the last legitimately great season of the series.
  • Dec 29, 2015
    This show is amazing!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 27, 2014
    This is what the modern Family Guy should be doing: It starts off with a homage to Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None', and several other episodes, including 'Baby You Knock Me Out', where Lois becomes a dominant force of female boxing and faces Deidre Jackson, and 'Brian Writes a Bestseller', where Brian titularly writes a lousy book that somehow becomes a hit. Even though there are some atrocious and mind-boggling episodes, including 'And I'm Joyce Kinney', where Lois apparently has sex with Stewie Griffin's supposed biological father in a porno Lois shows to church and forces off Joyce Kinney, even though Stewie got the football shape by jumping on the bed too high and hitting the ceiling if you go by continuity, but, hey, it would at least be the last season where Family Guy delivered good episodes regularly, before a slew of atrocious episodes season after season would appeal to a more degenerate audience.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Very funny, best one of the cartoon shows in my opinion!
  • Jan 07, 2014
    Family Guy, personally, is the best animated series on TV. Yes, to enjoy it, you have to look past the cheap and sometimes tastelessly offensive jokes, but for any one who isn't easily offended, you'll enjoy. Particularly effective is the "And Then There Were Fewer" two-part episode, that is funny, well-plotted and thoroughly exciting (we meet the end of about 3 or 4 long-running secondary characters, now that is bloody exciting.)
  • Jan 05, 2014
    In its old age, Family Guy is trying to be more daring to secure its struggling fanbase. This season is very experimental, and, surprisingly, pulled off admirably well.
  • Dec 18, 2013
    Despite numerous episodes failing to beat previous season greats the episodes "And Then There Where Fewer" and "Road to the North Pole" save Season 9 from being a total disaster as they are 2 of the best episodes to ever come from the show.

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