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The Thin White Line 

Brian becomes a drug-sniffing dog for police to get out of a rut after taking the advice of his therapist, but the cocaine may be more than he can handle.


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




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Jasper / Old Man / John / Tucan Sam / Ricky / Officer #2 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Old Lady / Lifeguard (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Mr. Jonathan Weed (voice)
Thomas Dekker ... Kid in Bathroom (voice)
June Foray ... Rocket J. Squirrel (voice)
Leif Garrett ... Self (voice)
Mike Henry ... Greased-up Deaf Guy (voice)
Haley Joel Osment ... Kid in bathroom (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Officer #1 / Gerald the Clown / Officer Horowitz (voice)
Nicole Sullivan ... Tina / Doctor and Swim Instructor in Providence Rehab Clinic (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)
Wally Wingert ... Dr. Bruce Kaplan (voice)


Unable to shake his neuroses, Brian decides to give something back to the community by using his expert nose to help the police force sniff for drugs. His help puts dozens of cocaine traffickers behind bars, but he soon finds himself getting too enamored of the powder. When he finally breaks down and admits he's addicted, Peter decides to join him at the rehab center. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Funny stuff
17 November 2008 | by ntvnyr30See all my reviews

Great episode! Compare this one to the recent 2 seasons and you would almost think you're watching a totally different show. Also compare Stewie's depiction here versus the current seasons--he's a total fop now, and not funny at all. He had a great line in this one "Oh, splendid! Fido McCoke-fiend is home" I love the Bullwinkle parody (how many viewers was this lost on?). I also liked the David Letterman spoof too. In fact, the older shows had many takeoffs on older television shows, which were very clever. I tried watching the latest episode today and could not sit through it. It was just not funny at all.

This and the follow-up episodes are great, especially Stewie's attempt to hypnotize viewers on Bill Cosby's show. Funny stuff.

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11 July 2001 (USA) See more »

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