Death Has a Shadow

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"Death Has a Shadow"
Television series Family Guy
Episode number 1
Original airdate January 31, 1999
Production code 1ACX01
Written by Seth MacFarlane
Directed by Peter Shin
Guest stars Lori Alan as Diane Simmons
Carlos Alazraqui as Jonathan Weed
Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown
Phil LaMarr as Dignified Q. Blackman
Butch Hartman as various characters
Billy West as various characters
Fred Tatasciore as John Madden/various characters
Joey Slotnick as Dick Clark/various characters
Wally Wingert as Pat Summerall
Followed by "I Never Met the Dead Man"

"Death Has a Shadow" is the first episode of the first season of Family Guy, and its pilot episode. It aired on January 31, 1999. It is a rework of the original pilot.


"Peter drinks at a stag party and is so hung over the next morning that he's negligent at work and loses his job. He applies for welfare and erroneously receives $150,000 per week."

Season 1
"Death Has a Shadow" "I Never Met the Dead Man" "Chitty Chitty Death Bang" "Mind Over Murder" "A Hero Sits Next Door" "The Son Also Draws" "Brian: Portrait of a Dog"