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Brian Does Hollywood 

When Brian leaves the family for Hollywood with dreams of becoming a screenwriter and director, he winds up directing a porn video.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Jake Tucker / Jasper / Passenger / Phil / Crew Member / Los Angeles Cop (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Black Chick / Phone Voiceover (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Hollywood Waiter (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Gary Cole ... Michael Eisner (voice)
Louise DuArt ... Joan Rivers (voice) (as Louise Duart)
Olivia Hack ... Melissa Rivers (voice)
Jenna Jameson ... Jenna Jameson (voice)
Ron Jeremy ... Ron Jeremy (voice)
Ray Liotta ... Zack (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Bill Cosby (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Keanu Reeves / Brian Eisner / Jack Nicholson (voice)


After recovering from his cocaine addiction, Brian decides it's time to move on with his life and packs up for California to pursue his dream of writing screenplays. He follows up on a contact from a friend and ends up being offered a chance to direct, but when the studio turns out to be a porn production house, Brian must decide just how much he wants to work in movies. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


The three movies that earn Brian nominations for a Woodie are "Add Momma to the Train", "The Purple Head of Cairo", and "You've Got Male Genitalia," spoofs of Throw Momma from the Train (1987), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), and You've Got Mail (1998), respectively. See more »


As Lois, Peter, and Stewie wait for the "Kids Say..." auditions, Peter's clothes change from a blue suit, to a gray suit, and then to his normal clothing. See more »


Zack: It's kind of like 'Bang the Drum Slowly' except the drum is a chick.
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References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »


Looks Like We Made It
Written by Richard Kerr
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Barry Manilow
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User Reviews

Good Episode, Incredibly Stupid and Offensive Joke
27 November 2009 | by jgc2006See all my reviews

This is a good episode, Brian directing porn is a great premise and all in all it's pretty funny. The joke about Sharon Tate is absolutely shameful however and should never have been written, produced, televised or released on DVD.

There are a couple of stupid, offensive jokes in season 3 - the one about Jonbenet Ramsey is also woeful - but this joke almost ruins the entire season, even the entire series for me. Doesn't Seth Macfarlane have a conscience? Doesn't he monitor the writing in his own show? That joke should never have made it out of the writing room. Family Guy has always been inconsistent but jokes like this don't sit with the style, wit and humour the show is loved for.

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Release Date:

18 July 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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