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"Brian Does Hollywood"
Family Guy episode
Brian and Joan Rivers
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 2
Written by Gary Janetti
Directed by Gavin Dell
Production no. 2ACX20
Original airdate July 18, 2001
Guest stars
Episode chronology
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"The Thin White Line" "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington"
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"Brian Does Hollywood" is an episode of Family Guy and the conclusion of the two-part story arc (Part 1 being "The Thin White Line"). It is the 30th episode of Family Guy. It guest-starred Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy, and Ray Liotta as themselves. A particular scene in this episode involving a fictional Bill Cosby became an internet meme on YTMND.

The episode was written by Gary Janetti, and was directed by Gavin Dell, who left the series after the completion of the episode.


Plot summary

The episode continues where "The Thin White Line" left off, introduced with a fake "Previously on Family Guy..." sequence showing action-packed events which never actually occurred; the only factual item is Brian's leaving in "The Thin White Line". To pursue his screenwriting ambition, Brian moves to Los Angeles, California, where he stays with his gay cousin Jasper. After some menial jobs, such as being a waiter and car washer, he lands a job as a director, but at first he does not understand it is x-rated films. His first work resembles Bang the Drum Slowly, "except the drum’s a chick."

Meanwhile, Stewie auditions for Kids Say the Darndest Things in order to unleash a mass hypnosis device, and the family goes to Los Angeles with the plan to visit Brian while there. On Kids Say the Darndest Things, host Bill Cosby grabs Stewie's device and unwittingly foils his plot. While hypnotized by Cosby, Stewie says Cosby's film "Ghost Dad was the best movie [he had] seen since Leonard Part 6", another Cosby film. He also says he likes pudding.

Brian makes seven movies, five of them are Add Momma to the Train, The Purple Head of Cairo, You've Got Male Genitalia, Shaving Private Ryan, and Welcome to My Face. The family tries to visit Brian's set, but Brian becomes worried that they won't approve of it, so he orders them to leave. Shortly afterwards, he learns that he is nominated for Best Director at the Woody Awards, the version of the Oscars for adult films. Jasper tells the Griffins the truth about Brian's job. Peter and Lois arrive at the ceremony just in time for Brian to accept his award.

At the end of the episode, everyone takes a souvenir, and Peter kidnaps Jenna Jameson with the intention of taking her back to Quahog.


When at the studio for Stewie's audition, Peter is wearing a blue suit at first, but in the next scene he is wearing a black suit. When they are called in, Peter is wearing his usual clothes.


"Brian Does Hollywood" guest-starred Jenna Jameson,[1] Ron Jeremy,[2] and Ray Liotta[3] as themselves. The episode was written by Gary Janetti.[4]


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Preceded by
The Thin White Line (1)”
Family Guy Episodes Followed by
Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington

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