Family Guy's fifth season first aired on the Fox network in eighteen episodes from September 10, 2006 to May 20, 2007 before being released as two DVD box sets and in syndication. It premiered with the episode "Stewie Loves Lois" and finished with "Meet the Quagmires". The series follows 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 fifth season were David Goodman, Chris Sheridan, Danny Smith and series creator Seth MacFarlane. The showrunner for the fifth season was Goodman.
The season received a mixed reception from critics, who cited a lack of original writing. More positive assessments were that the series saw "no sign of tiring", and had "as many funny moments as ever."
Season five contains some of the series' most acclaimed episodes, including "Barely Legal", "Airport '07" and "No Chris Left Behind". The fifth season won an Annie Award at the 35th Annie Awards for storyboarding and was nominated for three more, including writing and voice acting. It also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.
|Stewie becomes obsessed with Lois, after she saves Rupert. Though Lois doesn't take to the new…|
|Peter's mom gets a divorce. Peter feels abandoned until he sees a father figure in his mom's new…|
|After Peter uses Meg's money to buy himself a tank, she gets a job at the new Superstore in town.…|
|Chris is approached to join the military. Brian goes to the recruiting headquarters to voice his…|
|When Peter gets hurt and can't work, his boss tells him he needs to speed things up. So Lois goes…|
|Lois discovers that Chris has some bad information about sex and she volunteers to teach a sex-ed…|
|Stewie ties the knot with his old flame Olivia, but their relationship quickly turns, and becomes…|
|Meg can't find a date to her junior prom, and even though he is dating Jillian, Brian ends up going…|
|Brian sells Rupert at a garage sale. Stewie, who is upset with Brian, takes him cross country to…|
|After Peters dad, Francis, dies, Thelma tells him that his real father actually lives in Ireland.…|
|When a bully harasses Chris, Peter goes to his defense, but ends up beating him up. Peter realizes…|
|Quagmire takes Peter to work but Peter messes things up, causing Quagmire to lose his job as a…|
|Peter helps Bill Clinton with his flat tire, and they soon become friends. They begin spending a…|
|The Griffin family decides to start their own restaurant, though have a hard time attracting…|
|Lois gets a job as the church organist, so the family decides to begin going back to church. When…|
|After Chris is expelled from school, he is sent to a boarding school that his grandfather Carter…|
|Lois runs for mayor of Quahog, though she doesn't become the front-runner until she dumbs down her…|
|Death grants Peter's wish to go back in time to 1984 when he was 18, but only for one night. He…|