|Overview||:|| "Road to the North Pole" is the seventh episode of the ninth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. Directed by Greg Colton and co-written by Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith, the episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on December 12, 2010. In "Road to the North Pole", two of the show's main characters, baby Stewie and anthropomorphic dog Brian, who are voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane, go on an adventure to the North Pole in an attempt to kill Santa Claus. They eventually discover a dreary, polluting factory full of disease-ridden elves and carnivorous, feral reindeer, along with a sickly, exhausted Santa who begs to be killed. Stewie and Brian take pity on him, however, and decide to fulfill Christmas by delivering gifts to the entire globe, albeit unsuccessfully.
The "Road to" episodes which have aired throughout various seasons of Family Guy were inspired by the Road to... comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, though this episode was not originally conceived as a "Road to" show. The episode is the second Family Guy Christmas special after the season three episode, "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas", also written by Danny Smith. It was first announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.|
|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), |