'Family Guy’s' 200th Episode: The Best Latino Moments From The Show!

Family Guy will be celebrating a major milestone this weekend: 200 episodes. During its 11 seasons on Fox, the animated series has entertained fans and created a huge following. To celebrate the show’s landmark episode, airing this Sunday, November 11 at 9/8c on Fox, here are the 11 best Latino moments over the past 11 years.

1. Family Guy: Ponch Returns

Ponch Returns!

Erik Estrada isn’t only one of the first Latinos to appear in a leading role on a TV series, he’s also the first Hispanic celebrity to guest star on Family Guy. The 63-year-old Puerto Rican actor, who rose to acclaim as a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer on CHiPs in the late-‘70s and early-‘80s, reprised his role as Ponch during the show’s first season, playing up his infamous character’s I’m-too-sexy person in the episode entitled “I Never Met the Dead Man."

2. Family Guy: Lie to Me

Lie to Me

Family Guy is known for its politically-incorrect-but-so-hilarious cutaway gags. And, the season four episode entitled “North by North Quahog” proved to be no exception. In a cutaway gag based on a joke Seth MacFarlane's mother told her friends as a child, Gepetto bends over and deliberately sets up Pinocchio, guest voiced by Hunter Gomez, to tell a lie in an inappropriate attempt to get some action.

3. Family Guy: Don't Tell Mom...

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Hot

There’s no denying JoAnna Garcia Swisher is muy caliente, even in animated form. The 33-year-old Cuban American actress lends her voice to the season four episode entitled “8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter,” playing Stewie’s hot babysitter LeDawn. When she stops Stewie from touching her inappropriately, he drugs her and sets her up to get fired. Stewie quickly regrets his actions when she gives him a mixtape. 

4. Family Guy: Going South

Going South       

In the fourth season, Family Guy took the show on the road to South America. In the episode entitled “Jungle Love” and featuring Argentine actress Mía Maestro as “Loca,” Chris runs away from home after getting hazed on his first day of high school. He joins the Peace Corps and gets sent to South America, where he becomes a hit with the natives. When he leads the tribe in a dance to Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” he unknowingly marries the chief’s daughter, as dictated by the tribe’s customs.

5. Family Guy: El Jefe

El Jefe

He didn’t have a Latino name, but Peter’s boss definitely had a thick Spanish accent. Voiced by Argentine actor Carlos Alazraqui, Mr. Jonathan Weed is the late owner of the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory. Described as an "effeminate weirdo" by his employees, he disapproved of nearly all of Peter's actions, mainly because most were detrimental to the company. And he fired or came close to firing Peter on several occasions. In "Mr. Saturday Knight", he was invited to the Griffins' house for dinner, where promotes Peter to head of toy development. But minutes later, he chokes to death on a dinner roll. 

6. Family Guy: Where Were You Born?

Where Were You Born?

In “Padre de Familia,” one of the most Latino-centric episodes in Family Guy history, Peter starts an anti-immigration group after being caught up in the pro-American sentiment at a Veterans' Day parade. He becomes frustrated with the presence of illegal immigrants at work and convinces his supervisor to lay off any immigrants employed, unknowing that he was actually born in Mexico and that his mother never filled out his citizenship papers making him an illegal immigrant, resulting in his firing. Unable to prove his citizenship, pass the naturalization test or convince investigators that his marriage to Lois is legit, Peter ends up working as a groundskeeper on his father-in-law's estate and leading the fight for immigrant rights. The sixth season episode features guest voice work from comedian Gabriel Iglesias and Alex Fernandez. 

7. Family Guy: Don't Have a Cow

Don’t Have a Cow!

Legendary actor Ricardo Montalbán lent his voice to a cow on Family Guy. In “McStroke,” Peter suffers a stroke after eating 30 burgers in one sitting from McBurgertown. When Peter recovers, he vows to expose the fast food company and becomes friends with a genetically engineered cow (Montalbán) he meets after infiltrating the McBurgertown slaughterhouse. Together they help take down the McBurgertown franchise.

8. Family Guy: Paris Calling

Paris Calling!

What do Nicole Richie and Perez Hilton have in common? They both guest-starred on Family Guy’s seventh season episode entitled “I Dream of Jesus.” Peter gets a record for his favorite song "Surfin' Bird," a song so annoying that he drives everyone crazy with it, prompting Brian and Stewie to destroy the record. A grieving Peter goes to the record store for another copy and discovers Jesus disguised as the store clerk and convinces Jesus to make his second coming. Richie and Perez appear at Paris Hilton’s party in the episode.

9. Family Guy: MargaRITA

MargaRITA

She’s only 33 years old, but Aimee Garcia sure knows how to act well beyond her years. In Family Guy’s eighth season episode “Brian's Got a Brand New Bag,” the Dexter starlet portrays a middle-ages women named Rita. The episode follows dog Brian as he Rita, after being stood up by her daughter. But he eventually becomes reluctant to continue their relationship, after discovering several health concerns that she suffers and getting continually harassed by his family.

10. Family Guy: Winning

Winning!

Family Guys is known for lampooning American culture and the show’s eighth season episode “Brian Griffin's House of Payne” is no exception. The episode features Brian pitching a show to television executives. But one of the funniest scenes comes when part-Spanish Two and a Half Men actor Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones appear in the Griffin family living room, with Sheen attacking Brian for always criticizing their show.

11. Family Guy: Maid to Order

Maid to Order

No, No… Mike Henry isn’t Latino, but the voice actor has managed to garner laughs throughout the years as the Griffith’s maid Consuelo on Family Guy. From the constant “No, No” comments and demanding Lemon Pledge in a court case to appearing on the game show Are You Smarter Than a Hispanic Maid? to serving as the help for Superman and Darth Vader, Consuelo manages to keep the laughs coming season after season!