Family Guy has been an American staple since the early 2000s. It allowed middle school boys to have something to quote all day, and gave thousands of carnival go-ers knockoff Stewie plushies to take home after winning the ring toss. The show revolves around the Griffin's life, but we all know the cutaways are the true heart of the series, and as the show has progressed the characters have become increasingly aware of the impact of the cutaway. Here are 20 of our favorite flashbacks and cutaways fresh from Quahog.

Conway Twitty

Perhaps the funniest running gag on Family Guy is the frequent reappearance of country artist Conway Twitty. I’ve no idea if this is just used to fill time for certain episodes or genuine admiration, but no one can deny that “Darth Twitty” is a hall of fame joke.

Peter Doesn’t Fit In The Army

Actually, I Am A Horse

This list makes me realize how much of YouTube was originally made up of only Family Guy clips edited together on Windows Movie Maker. Take a trip down memory lane with this Jerry Springer-esc talk show featuring a talking broom horse.

Pizza Place Salad

This sketch reminds me of how happy I am that pizza places make salads like this because if you eat a salad instead of pizza you deserve unhappiness.

Prom Night Dumpster Baby

Redneck Science Video

As someone who grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, I can assure you that this sketch is 100% accurate. I had a teacher who incessantly drank Diet Mountain Dew like it was an udder and she was a newborn calf.

Will Smith’s Rap

If you’re like me, this sketch is all you hear whenever Will Smith raps in anything now. Smith’s DJ Jazzy Jeff era truly did sound like the most polite rapper in the world.

Single Loop Rollercoaster

Wheel of Fortune

Peter has a miraculous victory on Wheel Of Fortune. His guesses weren’t great but he still did much better than Randy Marsh on South Park.

Peter Tried To Sneak Into An R-Rated Movie

When Brian Wasn’t Groomed

Brian fully grown out is a good look, he could model for The Guinness Book.

Polander All Fruit

This in-depth explanation of a previous cutaway is a delight. Any time Family Guy includes live-action footage it gets an A+ in my book.

Peter’s Acrylic Nails

Senior Citizen Porn

Family Guy has never been afraid to touch on sensitive world topics like the senior citizen porn debate.

Chris Isn’t Ready For Flashbacks

Chris has his flashback privileges revoked when he sets one up that isn’t funny at all.

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