|Overview||:|| "Excellence in Broadcasting" is the second episode of the ninth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on October 3, 2010. The episode features anthropomorphic dog Brian, an adamant liberal, confronting conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh at a book signing in Quahog, and ultimately having a political change of heart when Limbaugh convinces him to read his latest book. Brian eventually decides to become a devoted member of the Republican Party, and soon begins criticizing liberals. This leads Brian to become roommates with Limbaugh, and begins following him everywhere, before Limbaugh convinces Brian of his true political convictions.
The episode was written by Patrick Meighan and directed by John Holmquist. It received mixed reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references, in addition to receiving both praise and criticism from conservative news outlets. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 7.94 million homes in its original airing. As well as Limbaugh, the episode featured guest performances by Gary Cole, Christine Lakin, Phil LaMarr, Shelley Long, Nana Visitor and Rainn Wilson, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series. "Excellence in Broadcasting" was released on DVD along with three other episodes from the season on December 13, 2011.|
|Stars||:|| 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), , Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin (voice)), , Mila Kunis (Meg Griffin (voice)), , Seth Green (Chris Griffin (voice)), , Seth MacFarlane (Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / God / Kool-Aid Guy (voice)), |