|Overview||:|| "Trading Places" is the 13th episode of the ninth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on March 20, 2011. The episode follows the Griffin family as they decide to switch roles, in order to teach each other a lesson about responsibility, with father Peter and mother Lois becoming the children, and son Chris and daughter Meg becoming the parents of the household. They each discover hardships in their new roles, however, as the switch causes a strain on the family's relationship, and eventually resulting in the ultimate consequence.
The episode was written by Steve Callaghan and directed by Joseph Lee. It received mostly positive reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 6.55 million homes in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by Gary Cole, Nina Dobrev, Carrie Fisher, Rachael MacFarlane, Laura Vandervoort and Lisa Wilhoit, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series. "Trading Places" was one of five episodes submitted for consideration for an Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Comedy Series" category in 2011.|
|Stars||:|| Seth MacFarlane (Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / God / Kool-Aid Guy (voice)), , Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin (voice)), , Mila Kunis (Meg Griffin (voice)), , Seth Green (Chris Griffin (voice)), , Mike Henry (Herbert), , Mike Henry (Fouad), , Mark Hentemann (Opie), , Mike Henry (Bruce the Performance Artist), , Mike Henry (Greased Up Deaf Guy), , Alex Borstein (Barbara Pewterschmidt), , Alex Borstein (Loretta Brown), , Alex Borstein (Tricia Takanawa), , Alec Sulkin (Jesus), , Danny Smith (Buzz Killington), , Danny Smith (Ernie The Giant Chicken), , Danny Smith (The Evil Monkey), , Danny Smith (Jim Kaplan), , Alex Borstein (Marguerite Pewterschmidt), , Mike Henry (Jesse), |