Series Name
Season 1, Episode 8
Air date March 21, 2000
Episode Guide
Mind the Baby Gap
A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks

Death is a Bitch is the eighth episode of season one of Family Guy. It is the eighth episode overall.


Peter encounters Death himself, as he idiotically makes him break his leg. This means that Death has to stay in his home, while the nurse his back to health. Unable to do his job, nobody is dying from anything and word gets out about that quick.


Lois finds a lump on Peter’s breast and worries that the lump could be cancer. Peter sees a doctor. It turns out to be a benign fatty corpuscle, but Peter does not want to pay the hospital bill, so he declares himself deceased on the insurance form. When Death shows up at his house, Peter tries to run away and Death chases him. One inch away from touching Peter's shoulder and killing him, Death falls down and sees that he has broke his ankle. Death does not want him to tell that everyone will be immortal until he heals his ankle. But Peter tells and proves that everyone is immortal when he is intoxicated. The fact that no one can die becomes top news.

Peter is forced to take over Death’s job in order to prove to people they can still die and is assigned by Death to kill the kids from Dawson’s Creek, but fails to do so because he says, “If I do, then I have nothing to watch on Wednesdays.” Instead, Peter unwittingly kills two airplane pilots, proving people are not immortal, and forcing actress Karen Black to land the plane.