Family Guy

Family Guy (1999)

76 mistakes in season 4

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Don't Make Me Over - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Peter's band is on stage he gets everyone's attention with a mic. Two shots later once they realise they can't play, the mic has mysteriously vanished.

Untitled Griffin Family History - S4-E27

Character mistake: When the family is about to drown in the panic room and start arguing with Peter about not liking "The Godfather," Chris starts listing off the great actors in it. "Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, I mean, you've never seen...ROBERT DUVALL!" Robert DeNiro is in "The Godfather Part II," but not in the first one. (00:19:30)

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Blind Ambition - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Peter is about to walk into the Drunken Clam, his seeing-eye dog refuses to go inside, so he puts the leash on a homeless man, thinking it was a fire hydrant. We actually see a fire hydrant in front of the homeless man, but then when Peter ties the dog up, it's gone.


I Take Thee Quagmire - S4-E21

Revealing mistake: When Peter leans down to get the basketball, a dot briefly appears on his shorts, then disappears almost immediately.


Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: As Peter and Chris egg their own house, one of the splattered eggs disappear as soon as Brian opens the door, without any shot change.


Deep Throats - S4-E23

Audio problem: In the flashback of Handful of Peter singing about the Indian chief, the musical notes Peter and Lois play continue to change pitch after they take their hands off their instruments' frets, which should default back to the open string notes.

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Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure - S4-E30

Continuity mistake: At the end of the previous episode, Stewie gets on a cable car and sits next to older Stewie and they are facing out of the car. However, at the start of this episode, the seat they are sitting on is facing forwards.

Blind Ambition - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: During the chicken fight, when the cruise ship crashes into the airport, the man directing the planes disappears a split second before he gets run over. (00:05:50)

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Patriot Games - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Stewie is playing golf at the top of the stairs before attacking Brian, the layout of the upstairs floor changes quite radically between shots. First Stewie is playing golf with the stairway behind him. Then when Brian puts on the disguise and walks past, there's suddenly a wall behind Stewie. Brian walks off to the left and Stewie begins to chase him that way, but in the next shot Stewie is chasing Brian off to the right. In that same shot you can see that Stewie is running away from the stairs, but in the next shot, without changing direction, he pushes Brian down the stairs, which mysteriously have appeared in front of him.

Patriot Games - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: During the scene where the Griffins have Tom Brady over for dinner, when we first see the establishing shot of everyone at the table, Chris is sitting with an empty chair between him and Tom. However, when he asks if he can call him Tom along with Lois and Meg, he is sitting right next to Tom, with no empty chair between the two.

Blind Ambition - S4-E3

Other mistake: Lois goes to the bathroom at the bowling alley. There's only one way to the bathroom yet Quagmire beats her there and has time to hide in the stall. There's no way he could've done that considering he went after Lois.

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Peter's Got Woods - S4-E11

Other mistake: When the cut scene goes to Star Trek The Next Generation, all of the rank pips on the crew's collars can be seen on their left side. All Starfleet rank insignia, with the exception of Admirals in this series, is situated on the right side. (00:18:45)

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The Courtship of Stewie's Father - S4-E16

Character mistake: Lois takes a basket of clothes downstairs to wash them. But she puts them in the dryer instead of the washer.


Patriot Games - S4-E20

Factual error: When Lois, Meg, and Chris go to the stage show on the West End, "theater" is spelled with the Americanism "-er" instead of the UK spelling "-re."

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You May Now Kiss The...Uh...Guy Who Receives - S4-E25

Other mistake: When Peter is eating the Brownie, it stays the same with no bites.

Model Misbehavior - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When Stewie mentions to Brian about his "Life's a beach" mug, the squares on his calender keep changing size.

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Lois: Hello?
Peter: I can't take the trash out today, I'm working late at the office.
Lois: The caller ID says you're calling from the kitchen. In fact I can see you.
Peter: [Edging sideways.] OK, can you see me now?
Lois: No.
Peter: Now I am at the office.

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Trivia: The voices of Brian, Stewie and Peter (as well as other minor characters) are all voiced by the creator, Seth Macfarlane.

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