Season 3

Family Guy's third season first aired on the Fox network in 22 episodes from July 11, 2001, to November 9, 2003, before being released as a DVD box set and in syndication. It premiered with the episode "The Thin White Line" and finished with "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein". The third season of Family Guy continues the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family—father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and Brian, the family pet, who reside in their hometown of Quahog. The executive producers for the third season were David Zuckerman and series creator Seth MacFarlane. Although Family Guy was initially canceled in 2000 due to low ratings, following a last-minute reprieve, the series returned for a third season in 2001. The series was canceled again in 2002; however, high ratings on Adult Swim and high DVD sales renewed Fox's interest in the series. The series returned for a total of 35 new episodes in 2005.

Season episodes list 3

S03E01

S03E01 : The Thin White Line 8.05/10 (aired on 07/11/2001)

Brian takes a job on the police force as a drug-sniffing dog, which leads him down a path of…
S03E02

S03E02 : Brian Does Hollywood 7.68/10 (aired on 07/18/2001)

The Griffin family learns Brain has gone to Hollywood. After trying out on Kids Say the Darndest…
S03E03

S03E03 : Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington 7.67/10 (aired on 07/25/2001)

Peter's toy company gets bought out by the El Dorado Cigarettes company, and the toys are then used…
S03E04

S03E04 : One if by Clam, Two if by Sea 7.68/10 (aired on 08/01/2001)

When a hurricane strikes Quohog, everything is destroyed including The Drunken Clam, which is…
S03E05

S03E05 : And the Wiener is... 7.66/10 (aired on 08/08/2001)

Peter feels jealous when he finds out Chris has a larger penis than he does, so he tries various…
S03E06

S03E06 : Death Lives 7.97/10 (aired on 08/15/2001)

Peter sneaks away on his and Lois' anniversary to play golf at an upscale country club, only to be…
S03E07

S03E07 : Lethal Weapons 6.82/10 (aired on 08/22/2001)

Bonnie convinces Lois to join her Tae-Jitsu class and Quahog is invaded by New York "leafers"…
S03E08

S03E08 : The Kiss Seen Round the World 6.32/10 (aired on 08/29/2001)

When Meg, due to her crush on Tom Tucker, the newscaster, applies for an internship at the local…
S03E09

S03E09 : Mr. Saturday Knight 7.47/10 (aired on 09/05/2001)

Peter's boss comes to dinner at the Griffin house but soon dies. The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is…
S03E10

S03E10 : Fish Out of Water 6.62/10 (aired on 09/12/2001)

Peter, Still out of a job, and now severely obese, decides to take on a new profession: Fishing.…
S03E11

S03E11 : Emission Impossible 8.07/10 (aired on 11/08/2001)

Peter goes with Lois to visit her sister Carole, who is now pregnant, but alone since her husband…
S03E12

S03E12 : To Love and Die in Dixie 8.18/10 (aired on 11/15/2001)

Chris chooses a robber out of a lineup, but after Peter accidentally tells the robber where the…
S03E13

S03E13 : Screwed the Pooch 7.49/10 (aired on 11/29/2001)

Peter and Lois go to the Pewterschmidts for the weekend, bringing Brian along. Brian, meanwhile,…
S03E14

S03E14 : Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother? 7.69/10 (aired on 12/06/2001)

While trying to teach Chris about his Irish roots, Peter stumbles upon Nate Griffin, a black man in…
S03E15

S03E15 : Ready, Willing, and Disabled 7.58/10 (aired on 12/20/2001)

Joe gets discouraged, losing his self-confidence, after he loses a thief in a chase. Peter wants…
S03E16

S03E16 : A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas 7.67/10 (aired on 12/21/2001)

Christmas comes to Quahog! While Lois attempt to make the holidays perfect for the Griffin family,…
S03E17

S03E17 : Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows 7.38/10 (aired on 01/17/2002)

When Brian is arrested for drunk driving, he's forced to do community service, which consists of…
S03E18

S03E18 : From Method to Madness 7.59/10 (aired on 01/24/2002)

When Brian expresses his interest in theatre, Lois tells him to try out for the Quahog School of…
S03E19

S03E19 : Stuck Together, Torn Apart 7.68/10 (aired on 01/31/2002)

Peter's jealousy reaches new heights when he accompanies Lois to the gynecologist. As the doctor…
S03E20

S03E20 : Road to Europe 7.86/10 (aired on 02/07/2002)

Stewie is addicted to the British hot children's show "Jolly Farm Review" based on Mother Maggie, a…
S03E21

S03E21 : Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 7.59/10 (aired on 02/14/2002)

In a special three-story episode, Brian reads viewer mail and tries to answer profound…
S03E22

S03E22 : When You Wish Upon a Weinstein 7.47/10 (aired on 11/02/2003)

The day that Peter buys volcano insurance is the day that Lois becomes fed up with their constant…