Season 4, Episode 14: PTV

Aired: Sunday, November 6, 2005

Rating: 5.0/7


Seth MacFarlane as Peter, Stewie, Brian, Quagmire, bin Laden, Bob Hope, Wile E. Coyote, Ozzy Osbourne, President George W. Bush
Alex Borstein as Lois
Seth Green as Chris
Mila Kunis as Meg
Also starring
Lori Alan
Gary Cole
Keith Ferguson
Ralph Garman as Fielding & Lance
Hunter Gomez
Olivia Hack
Mike Henry
Maurice LaMarche
Phil LaMarr as Gary Coleman
Stacey Scowley
Chris Sheridan as James
John Viener as emcee, male bass and voice
Adam West
Wally Wingert

From the October 17th issue of TV Guide: Family Guy First Look! After Janet Jackson's breast led to mass hysteria— and an FCC fine—in 2004, a fearful Fox decided that the bare bottom of Family Guy baby Stewie Griffin was no longer fit for prime time and was deleted from a repeat. But on November 6, Family dad Peter Griffin strikes back. Bugged over the censorship of his favorite shows, he starts his own channel—PTV—until the FCC shows up at his home. It's a scream, but Washington's crackdown on content is no joke to series creator Seth MacFarlane. "TV writers are disturbed by what's taking place," he says. "Our message is, 'Quit being such jerks. Mellow out.'" —Stephen Battaglio