"Brian Does Hollywood" is the second episode of the third season of the animated comedy series Family Guy, a holdover from season 2. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on July 18, 2001. The episode features Brian as he attempts to make it in show business as a writer once he moves to Hollywood. Brian soon discovers, however, that it is much harder than he thinks, and ultimately settles on directing porn films.
The episode was written by Gary Janetti and directed by Gavin Dell. The episode featured guest performances by Gary Cole, Louise DuArt, Olivia Hack, Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy and Ray Liotta, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.
The episode continues where "The Thin White Line" left off, introduced with a fake "Previously on Family Guy..." sequence showing action-packed events which never actually occurred, with the only factual item being Brian's leaving in "The Thin White Line". To pursue his screenwriting ambition, Brian moves to Los Angeles, California, where he stays with his gay cousin Jasper. After some menial jobs, such as being a waiter and car washer, he lands a job as a director, but at first he does not understand it is adult film. His first work resembles Bang the Drum Slowly, "except the drum s a chick."
Meanwhile, Stewie auditions for Kids Say the Darndest Things in order to unleash a mass hypnosis device, and the family goes to Los Angeles with the plan to visit Brian while there. On Kids Say the Darndest Things, host Bill Cosby grabs Stewie's device and unwittingly foils his plot. While hypnotized by Cosby, Stewie says Cosby's film "Ghost Dad was the best movie [he had] seen since Leonard Part 6", another Cosby film. He also says he likes pudding.
Brian makes seven movies, five of them are Add Momma to the Train, The Purple Head of Cairo, You've Got Male Genitalia, Shaving Private Ryan, and Welcome to My Face. The family tries to visit Brian's set, but Brian becomes worried that they will not approve of it, so he orders them to leave. Shortly afterwards, he learns that he is nominated for Best Director at the Woody Awards, the version of the Oscars for adult films. Jasper tells the Griffins the truth about Brian's job. Peter and Lois arrive at the ceremony just in time for Brian to accept his award.
At the end of the episode, everyone takes a souvenir home; as his souvenir, Peter has Jenna Jameson (bound and gagged).
Kevin Michael Richardson guest starred as Bill Cosby in the episode. The episode was written by series regular Gary Janetti, and directed by Gavin Dell. Like Glen Hill, Dell left the series after completing this episode.
In addition to the regular cast, actor Gary Cole, comedian Louise DuArt, voice actress Olivia Hack, actress Jenna Jameson, actor Ron Jeremy and actor Ray Liotta guest starred in the episode. Recurring guest voice actors Kevin Michael Richardson and writer Danny Smith also made minor appearances.
Bill Cosby impersonation internet meme
A particular segment in this episode featuring Bill Cosby (voiceover by Kevin Michael Richardson), along with Bill Cosby impressions on The Simpsons ("Children of a Lesser Clod" being an example) became internet memes featured on YouTube and YTMND.com.
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