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Family Guy Livin' on a Prayer (1999– ) Online
Original Title :
Livinu0027 on a Prayer
Genre :
TV Episode / Animation / Comedy
Year :
Directror :
Pete Michels,Peter Shin
Cast :
Seth MacFarlane,Alex Borstein,Seth Green
Writer :
Seth MacFarlane,Seth MacFarlane
Type :
TV Episode
Time :
Rating :
Family Guy Livin' on a Prayer (1999– ) Online

When Stewie's new best friend falls ill, Lois takes him to the hospital where she finds out he has a critical, but treatable, disease. However, the boy's parents refuse treatment due to their religious beliefs, leaving Lois no choice but to take drastic measures to seek treatment for the boy herself. Meanwhile, Peter has a religious experience of his own. {locallinks-homepage}
Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane - Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin (voice)
Alex Borstein Alex Borstein - Lois Griffin (voice)
Seth Green Seth Green - Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis Mila Kunis - Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry Mike Henry - Bruce (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Burkholder Max Burkholder - Scotty (voice)
Steve Callaghan Steve Callaghan - Man in Car (voice)
Rob Corddry Rob Corddry - Ben (voice)
Judy Greer Judy Greer - Hope (voice)
Jonathan Morgan Heit Jonathan Morgan Heit - Kid #1 (voice)
Gary Janetti Gary Janetti - (voice)
Sage Ryan Sage Ryan - Kid #2 (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith
John Viener John Viener - (voice)

The opening spoofs Little House on the Prairie's opening titles.

The TV cops who are discussing the murder are from Dungarees County. That was the same place, down South, where Peter and his buddies were arrested in 'Cool Hand Peter'.

User reviews



Family Guy has often been criticized by Christians for it's offensive material. I have always been a fan of the show, despite my faith, but have generally disliked the episodes which tackle religion.

Livin' on a Prayer is by no means a typical episode with religious commentary - this is a surprisingly effective and intelligent episode, that I think any Christian should sit down and watch. Because I don't have any problem with a criticism of religion - it's when there seems to be no point or message, but to anger Christians that I truly find myself offended.

In my opinion, if you are going to criticize a religion, then you need to really have a reason for it, because if you're going to just hate on religion, then there is no reason for anyone, even atheists to listen to you. The same can be said about Christian movies, that caricature atheists as evil, unreasonable jerks.

In this episode, Stewie's new best friend is seriously ill, and his Scientologist parents won't give him treatment, because they believe that praying for a cure is the answer.

There's a rather funny scene where Lois and Peter have to kidnap the boy in the middle of the night to send him to hospital, without waking the parents.

At first, this episode doesn't tend to be anything out of the ordinary, but it's what Lois says at the very end that truly makes this a special episode. She says that For thousands of years Christians have been praying for cures of illnesses, and that the scientific medicines that have been created are an answer to their prayers.

Whether or not this was intended as a pro-religious episode, rather than alienating the people they are criticizing, they are speaking out to them. Rather than condemning faith, it is condemning a flaw of faith, as any truly good commentary should.


I really like this episode. I really think what Lois did was the right thing to do. You can't let your child continue to stay seriously ill, even if you're God says no to medicine. Well, I guess you can, but that's kind of stupid.

In this episode, Lois discovers that one of Stewie's friends from preschool is very sick, and has been denied serious medical treatment because his parents are Christian Scientists. So she decides to take matters into her own hands by stealing the child and getting him medical help.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Great.


Why in this show every bad things comes from Religions!!!!! But what this show does is much worse than Religion.