Stewie and Olivia performing

From Method to Madness
Stewie joins theatre school and then has problems with his co-star Olivia.

Season: 3 Episode: 18
Total Episode Count: 46
Prod. no.: 3ACX11
First Aired: January 24, 2002

Guest Starring: Fred Willard, Jane Lynch
Featuring: Stewie Griffin, Olivia Fuller, Meg Griffin, Jeff Campbell
Also Appearing: Peter, Lois, Brian, Chris, Dave Campbell, Dotty Campbell, Herbert, Glenn Quagmire, Elroy Jetson, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Santos & Pasquel, Doug, Simon, Mr. & Mrs. Fuller, Mark Hentemann
Musical Numbers: You Do

Director: Bert Ring

Assistant Director: Eric Fredrickson, Jeff Stewart
Writers: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman
Storyboarders: John Mathot, Art Mawhinney, Chris Robertson


In an effort to get Brian out of the house, Stewie encourages the dog to audition for local theater.

The judges are bored with Brian but are delighted with Stewie, who is immediately enrolled in the Quahog School of Performing Arts. When he overhears that both he and a bitter rival, Olivia, are in danger of being cut from the program, the pair hastily work together and end up becoming a massively popular duet.


They share fame and success until their fighting breaks up the act; Olivia goes on to greater fame while Stewie, obsessed with his fleeting fame, loses touch with reality.

When Peter saves a drowning man while out fishing on his boat, the Griffins are invited over to share dinner with his family. Lois and Peter are shocked to discover that the family are nudists, but their teen-aged son, who is also a nudist, takes an interest in Meg. After devastating Meg with their refusal to accept the alternative lifestyle, Peter and Lois shed their clothes to make him feel more welcome.

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