Dog Bites Bear (Family Guy)
“Dog Bites Bear” is the 11th episode of the 16th season of Family Guy, and the 300th episode overall.
Brian and Stewie’s friendship is put to the test when Brian destroys Rupert, and the two head to Vermont Mountain to spread his remains. Meanwhile, Peter refuses to wash his hand when the iconic Boo Berry touches his hand.
Why It Rocks
- The emotionally beautiful scene where Brian and Stewie hold a ceremony for Rupert, tell him he meant a lot, and start singing for him.
- Funny jokes/moments, such as Danny Devito being happy about what Family Guy says about him, or Brian getting punched in the face by Dikembe Mutombo.
- The conflict with Stewie and Brian, while mean-spirited, is entertaining for the most part and has the feeling of a Road To episode.
- Brian has a likable personality (surprisingly) in this episode, as he helps Stewie with a broken leg get to the Vermont mountain and tries to calm him down about Rupert, and had a good reason to destroy him.
- A heartwarming ending where Brian gets a duplicate Rupert and makes Stewie extremely happy, while the ghost of the destroyed Rupert rides cars in the sky.
- A mediocre side-plot with Peter refusing to wash his hand.
- Stewie is an unlikable jerk towards Brian for half of the episode.
Dog Bites Bear received a 7.5 on IMDB, and received positive reviews. PhantomStrider found this episode to be the greatest of the modern Family Guy episodes.