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Family Guy Review: "The Big Bang Theory"

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In "The Big Bang Theory," Stewie and Brian embark on an epic adventure to create the world in their image. Okay, not exactly, but it turns out that Stewie did in fact, create the universe.

In an amazing installment of Family Guy, the episode really goes back to its roots with Stewie and Brian's adventures, Stewie's time machine, and even an appearance by Bertram, Stewie's evil half-brother.  Let's break it down.

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When Stewie decides to mess with Brian by going back in time and changing events in his life (including the epic Peanut Butter Jelly Time scene), Brian and Stewie get into a scuffle in the time machine, sending them outside of the space-time continuum.

I guess Stewie's genius really knows no bounds, because once they return home, Stewie figures out that he is the creator of the universe.

The adventure really begins when Bertram, Stewie's evil half-brother decides to use the time machine to travel back in time and wipe Stewie from existence. 

Little does he know that Stewie's disappearance would also cause the universe to cease to exist. Stewie and Brian once again travel back to stop Betram's evil plans, where they encounter Leonardo da Vinci, who happens to be Stewie's ancestor and the source of his genius. Ah, it explains so much. 

In a stroke of genius, da Vinci not only has Stewie's trademark football head, but also an awesome caricature of an Italian accent.

It would have been awesome to see more interactions with Stewie and da Vinci, but at least Stewie and Bertram test out some of da Vinci's iconic inventions. Stewie should also be credited with inventing the world's first hair gel... and indirectly, guidos. 

Although Bertram may be Stewie's sibling, he clearly got more of the Fat Man's genes than his half-brother. The brothers fight when Bertram refuses to listen to reason and kills da Vinci.

Miraculously, Stewie figures out some way to be born despite being "erased" via da Vinci's death. 

Hilariously, Stewie found a way to bring himself back by being cryogenically buried under their house for 500 years; Brian rescues him when presented with a note by the Vatican.

Guess Stewie really has the best connections.  Turns out that Stewie "injected his DNA" into da Vinci's girlfriend, thereby creating himself. Anyone else confused yet?

All's well that ends well. Overall I loved this episode. I found it clever and enjoyed seeing Bertram and the time machine again. We need to see more of Stewie and Brian together!  How awesome was their "Heart and Soul" duet in white space? 

What did you think about the episode? Is Bertram really dead? Tell us in the comments!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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One last thing: I wanted to restate that Leonardo was really gay but that the casualty loop might exist after all, because I thought of it and we ARE in fact all in trouble.

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Sentence should read: 'the air chase using Leonardo's INVENTIONS was clever.' My mistake. Oh, and did anyone notice that the wretched cutaway gags were kept to a minimum in this episode? And no one missed them, either.

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Oh, for the record, the real Leonardo was gay, so it's not too plausible Stewie would impregnate his "girlfriend." But it might help to explain Stewie's own emerging proclivities ...

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The best episodes usually seem to involve Stewie and Brian's adventures. Liked the idea that Stewie, in essence, is God, the creator, and the air chase using Leonardo's adventures was clever. Of course, the "causality loop" is nonsense. If it weren't, we'd all be in trouble. Plots like this one make me happy time travel is impossible.

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Yes, It' always a fun show when is about Stewie and Brian's adventures. Can you imagine, been outside the time continuum !!! @Micheal, I stop been too logical about this show a long time ago...

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My question is where has Bertram been since we saw him last

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Oh, the enjoyment! Fun, adventure, bowel movements, everything that makes Family Guy great was in this episode. A joy to behold.

Family Guy Season 9 Episode 16 Quotes

Brian: So that means you're Italian.
Stewie: Of course! My love for spaghetti-o's and smoking on the toilet! It all makes sense!
Brian: Ew.

Stewie: Well, I'm off to the farmer's market. I've got to pick up some plutonium for a return pad, in case I decide to make another universe later.
Brian: Plutonium? At the farmer's market?
Stewie: Yep, I'm only using organic plutonium now. Think locally; buy organically.
Stewie: Hey slut, get me out of this.