Family Guy: Stewie's 10 Greatest Moments

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The adult animated comedy Family Guy generates millions of viewers across the world each week, and even if you€™re not an avid watcher sharing in the dark sense of humour and twisted jokes, chances are you€™ve heard of Stewie Griffin. The psychotic one-year-old with a penchant for barbed sarcasm and super intelligence - especially in comparison to his dysfunctional family - is probably the show's biggest star, aside from the family guy himself Peter Griffin. Whether it's plotting to take over the world - which he doesn't do so much these days - or planning to kill his mother Louis, the football-headed toddler does it with the kind of style and attitude that characterises the most enduring of character creations. Stewie is a diverse character, sometimes being shown as a baby, playing with teddy-bears and becoming transfixed by children€™s television programmes, and at other times as a more adult figure with a knowledge of pop-culture that long predates him. It's a wonderful contradiction that adds depth to the character, and makes his appeal all the more pronounced. But what are his greatest moments? There are so many that choosing is a difficult endeavour to say the least. However, the true greats have been chosen, and we invite you to read on to find out Stewie€™s ten greatest moments.

10. Brian And Stewie


To celebrate 150 episodes, an hour long special was screened featuring Brian and Stewie getting locked in a bank, followed by some musical numbers, and it is an episode that really shows off many aspects of Stewie€™s personality at its best. The episode format is a bit of a cliché, but though the episode is about the honesty in the relationship between the two characters, there are a lot of humorous elements which break the tension: getting drunk and piercing Stewie€™s ear, Brian eating from Stewie€™s nappy and being chased around the room by a rogue bullet. The episode is very different from the others as it is just one long scene, featuring only two characters, and it is the strength of the character€™s personalities that makes the episode brilliant. If a best part of the episode had to be chosen, it would have to be Stewie unfastening his dungarees saying €˜I know how to do the snaps€™. This part always brings a smile because the normally quite adult Stewie is showing a trait that would be considered very sweet in a young child.

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