Boy (Dog) Meets Girl (Dog)
Brian dates a female dog.
Season: 16 Episode: 10
Total Episode Count: 299
Prod. no.: FACX09
First Aired: January 7, 2018
Guest Starring: Amanda Seyfried
Featuring: Brian, Ellie
Also Appearing: Stewie, Lois, Peter, Chris, Cleveland, Donna, Quagmire, Joe, Rupert, Tom Tucker, Max, Scott, Billy Joel, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan
Musical Numbers: Billy Joel One Tune Medley, Things She Did
Director: Brian Iles
: Ivaylo AngelovWriters
: Steve Callaghan Storyboarders
: Jonathan Gebhart
, Dave Sherburne
, Brinson Thieme Plot
After everyone tells of their Valentine's Day plans, a depressed Brian sits down to eat a box of chocolates and is poisoned. At the Quahog Veterinary Clinic, he meets a female show dog named Ellie. Smitten with her, they go on dates but his physical impulses are rejected as he finds that Ellie is under contract to breed with the winner of a dog show. Enlisting Stewie's help, he enters the competition and wins, but is unable to perform when he finds out that it will be in front of the entire audience so the honor is given to the runner-up.
Meanwhile, Chris looks forward to the arrival of "Arthur Valentine," who was an imaginary persona set up by Peter and Lois when Chris was young and didn't receive any valentines. When he refuses to accept their explanation that he doesn't exist, they decide it is time to kill off Arthur. After running down a dummy in the car, the stunt leaves Chris in a catatonic state so they decide to bring him back. But Peter's appearance as Arthur convinces Chris that he is a zombie and he tries to kill him, forcing Peter to tear off the disguise. Chris realizes that Arthur was made up for him and Joe comments that the revelation is bittersweet for him.
Since the writers failed to provide a satisfactory ending to the episode, Billy Joel leads the cast in song with Chris noting that Lois had told him earlier that she killed a jaywalker.