The Griffin household includes two teenagers, a cynical dog who is smarter than everyone else, and a baby who makes numerous attempts to eradicate his parents and siblings. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter Griffin. Peter does his best to do what's right for the family, but along the way, he makes mistakes that are the stuff of legends. Peter enjoys having drunken antics with his friends Quagmire, Joe and Cleveland.
Stewie's mastery of physics and mechanical engineering are at a level of science fiction. He has constructed advanced fighter-jets, a mind control device, a weather control device, robots, clones, a working Transporter device from Star Trek, time machines, a Multiverse Transporter (from Episode: Road to the Multiverse), a shrinking pod, as well as an assortment of guns including lasers, rocket launchers, and crossbows. Stewie employs these to cope with the stresses of infant life (such as teething pain, and eating broccoli) and to murder his mother Lois, with mixed success at best depending on the objective. As made clear in the pilot episode, Stewie's matricidal tendencies are a result of Lois constantly (and unwittingly) thwarting his schemes, and so he desires to kill her to carry out his plans without interference.
In other, recent episodes, Stewie engages in other violent or criminal acts, including robbery, carjacking, loan sharking, forgery, and killing off many minor characters.
Stewie eventually realizes his dreams of matricide and world domination in the sixth season two-part episode "Stewie Kills Lois" and "Lois Kills Stewie". The events are reverted in a deus ex machina ending, where most of the story turns out to be a computer simulation. Because of the rather disastrous ending for himself in the simulation, he decides to put aside his plans of matricide and world domination for the time being.
Despite his somewhat evil nature, Stewie does seem to have a softer side. In particular, he shares a kinship with Brian whom he considers an intellectual peer. For example, in "Chick Cancer", when Brian unwittingly makes a racist comment while the two of them are discussing Stewie's "marriage" to Olivia Fuller, Stewie is openly disgusted by it. When Brian profusely apologizes, Stewie leaves, saying, "You gotta work on that. Bad dog." In "Road to Rhode Island", Brian goes to find his mother and discovers that her dead body has been stuffed, Stewie says, "Someone must have said something funny, because your mother's in stitches!" After laughing for a few seconds, he tells Brian, "I'll leave you to grieve," before walking out of the room to give Brian some alone time with his mother. In "Jerome is the New Black", after Quagmire's rant leaves Brian in tears, Stewie cheers him up by saying he likes him and letting Brian spend the night in his room. Similarly, in "Dog Gone", when Brian sinks into a deep drunken depression upon discovering that humanity, including the Griffin family, has no regard for the lives of animals (including himself), Stewie steals his collar and plants it on a stray dog, proceeding to fake Brian's death by sending it into a liquor store and subsequently setting said store on fire, simultaneously forcing the other Griffins to realize just how much Brian mattered to them and cheering Brian up. In "Brian & Stewie", he confesses that he shares a deep affection for Brian.
In the more recent series Stewie has a larger amount of freedom from his parents, which extends to the point of him being able to keep pigs from parallel universes or take part in the television series Jolly Farm, as compared to the first series, in which his plans were constantly hindered by Lois.
Stewie Griffin Quotes
|Season 15 / Episode 15: - Cop and a Half-wit|
Chris Griffin: Is that a Michael Sam jersey?
Stewie Griffin: Yep, two boy names. Doubly masculine.
Brian Griffin: Like George Michael?
Stewie Griffin: Shut up!
Brian Griffin: Come on, Stewie. Are you still hung up about that woman at the grocery store, thinking you were a girl?
Chris Griffin: Elton John... is another.
Stewie Griffin: It has nothing to do with that, Brian. I just thought it'd be good to take up a sport. You know, like boys do.
Brian Griffin: You don't have to play football to prove you're a boy.
Chris Griffin: Barney Frank... is yet another one.
Brian Griffin: Chris, please. Actually, you know what? Ricky Martin. There's a bunch of these.
|Season 15 / Episode 15: - Cop and a Half-wit|
Stewie Griffin: [after suffering a concussion] Is anybody gonna answer that telephone?
Chris Griffin: He keeps thinking the phone is ringing, Brian.
Brian Griffin: Well, at least he's talking again. I think that means he's getting better.
Stewie Griffin: Is it day or night? I don't... I don't care. I just wanna know. LOIS, ANSWER THE BLOODY PHONE!
Brian Griffin: No, no, no! We don't need Lois. [chuckles] Chris, pretend to answer the phone.
Chris Griffin: Uh... uh, hello? Okay, yes, one second. MOM, IT'S FOR YOU!
Brian Griffin: What? No, damn it, Chris! Um, um... I'll take that. Hello, this is Brian Griffin. Actually, I already received The New York Times and I always enjoy finishing the crossword puzzle.
Chris Griffin: You're bragging to nobody?
Stewie Griffin Photos
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