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Brian and Stewie travel back in time to January 31, 1999 to change history, only to alter the past with dire consequences.


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 / Kool-Aid Guy (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice) (archive sound)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice) (credit only)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Lacey Chabert ... 1999 Meg Griffin (voice) (archive sound)
Chris Cox ... George W. Bush (voice)
Ralph Garman ... Dog in the Window (voice)
Christine Lakin ... Joyce Kinney (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Judge (voice) (archive sound)
Fred Tatasciore ... John Madden (voice) (archive sound)
John Viener ... Terrorist / Tech Guy (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


Brian and Stewie travel back in time to January 31, 1999 to change history, only to alter the past with dire consequences.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

13 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Stewie and Brian return to the present and it is revealed that Brian stopped 9/11, Peter mentions an AZ football player named Pat Tillman being tackled by his own team. In reality, Pat Tillman was a football player who joined the military after the 9/11 attacks in support of his country. In 2004, Tillman was killed in a friendly fire incident, thus being killed by his own team. See more »


One Brian wonders how the 9/11 vote can have an odd number of votes since all of the Brians and Stewies are traveling in pairs. One pair brings Peter along and we see Peter voting, thus the vote tally would normally be an odd number. But Peter actually votes twice, so the total should still be even. It turns out though that one of the Brians is dead and couldn't vote, so an odd tally is correct. See more »


Stewie Griffin: What they do turns out to be alright, it's what you're about to do that unleashes utter bedlam!
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The best Brian and Stewie Episode next to Road to Rupert
3 December 2018 | by rescpecterfanboywhamenSee all my reviews

This Episode is Amazing its my 5th Favouite Episode of my 2nd Favouite Show ever made which of courts is family 2this episode gets every thing right. The comedyis perfect in this episodethere was no bad joke in this episode and it was ever entertaining.

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