LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21:  Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer/Creator/Actor celebrates the 100th episode of "The Family Guy" on June 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
The One-Liner
That You'll Hear
In Every Episode
Of Family Guy
TV - Movies
“Family Guy” is a long-running series with plenty of jokes that repeatedly occur, making the series feel cohesive while also rewarding loyal viewers. These include the family insulting Meg, Peter hurting his knee, Brian writing his novel, and Lois appearing unable to understand what Stewie says, and while not all of these jokes occur in every episode, there is a one-liner that does.
While it is subtle enough that even avid "Family Guy" viewers may not have noticed, every episode of "Family Guy" features at least one character saying some version of the sentence "What the hell?" It's easy to miss, because it is a common phrase, it is not always the same character saying it, and sometimes there are alterations to the phrase.
This includes "What the hell is going on here," "Where the hell are we going," "Who the hell is this," and even "To hell with parliamentary procedure." So, in reality, instead of the phrase "What the hell" appearing in every episode, it is only the word "hell" itself that truly appears in every episode — yet, "What the hell?" appears to be the favored variation.