Y-2K or (The Year 2000) is the first year of the third millennium. When the turn of this year happened, a bunch of issues occured on virtual computers with digital calendars that abbreviate the current year to the last 2 digits instead of all 4, which would make the year look indecipherable from the year 1000 and completely mess up the computers and cause them to get destroyed. It was also be rumored that this would cause the apocalypse. This event has been joked about numerous times in Family Guy and even served as the plot of the Season 1 finale, "Da Boom".


Da Boom

The Y2K scare is the source of the episode's plot. A costumed man warns Peter Griffin about the dangers of Y2K on December 31, 1999. Peter locks his family up in a bomb shelter that evening. A nuclear holocaust occurs soon after the stroke of midnight, destroying much of Quahog and mutating or injuring many of the surviving citizens. The Griffins are free from mutations. When food runs out, the family travels to Natick, Massachusetts in order to find food from a Twinkie factory, beleving that they survived the explosion. On the way, Stewie is exposed to nuclear waste and later mutates into an octopus-like creature. Upon their arrival at Natick, they establish a town, dubbed New Quahog, which Peter mismanages into chaos. Octopus Stewie then begins to lay eggs. Peter is eventually kicked out of the town he founded, and his family follows him. Meanwhile, Stewie’s spawn hatch, and begin to kill the New Quahog citizens. The Griffins head off to a Carvel factory in Framingham, Massachusetts. In the end, it's revealed that this entire episode was all just a dream had by Pam Ewing from Dallas. The rest of the episode plays out like a Dallas episode with Pam telling Bobby about her scary dream and Bobby having no idea what she's talking about because he's never heard of Family Guy before.

Turkey Guys

A cutaway gag shows an event called Y-2Gay, where a gay guy sits atop a building during a testicular ball drop, so that he can get teabagged by a giant pair of balls at the turn of the new millennium.


Dan Cortese celebrates New Year's with a bunch of people and then explodes to death. An announcer shows up to say that Dan Cortese was the only thing effected by Y-2K.

Peter & Lois' Wedding

Peter celebrates New Year's with Fry from Futurama and accidentally knocks him into the freezing chamber.

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