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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 4/18/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Peter runs into a former classmate of his while at the amusement park that the classmate founded. Contemplating his own legacy, Peter starts to think about his future. Chris gives Peter a painting that he painted in order to cheer Peter up, but Peter ends up selling it to a New York art gallery for $5,000. Realizing that Chris might be his only hope to have a lasting legacy, Peter pushes Chris to follow his dream of becoming an artist. The family then moves to New York so Chris can become famous.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Seth Green (I)

    Chris (and various)

  • Alex Borstein

    Lois (and various)

  • Mila Kunis

    Meg (season 2+)

  • Seth MacFarlane

    Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

  • Craig Hoffman

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • great for most of the parts

    By fsaenz0125, Feb 01, 2012

  • One of my least favorite Season 2 episodes.

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 01, 2011

  • good

    By futuramarama, Jun 22, 2011

  • Pretty good episode

    By fenway98, Jan 29, 2011

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 24, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Stewie: (sees toy clown in shooting gallery booth) Ooo, how deliciously evil-looking! It looks like something out of Stephen King!

    • Art Director: You understand that this means you can never see your father again. Chris: That's okay. He's very--Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    • Peter: Bob's Funland and Putt Putt Golf? The grownup in me likes the prospect of fun. (Changes to Peter's inner child.) But the kid in me is suicidal over what a fat bastard I'll become!

    • Peter: (singing) I had a dream, And it’s all about you, Meg Griffin. Not much you can do, Meg Griffin. You can’t dance You can’t sing No, you pretty much can’t do a thing, Never fear, Daddy’s here, Honey, you going to make our name famous. You’ll be larger than life, I’ll be proud you fell out of my wife. You’ll be known far and wide, Like the princess who died. I’m going to make you famous, wait and see Honey, I’m going to do this for you, But it’s really for me…! (holds the last note through the act break)

    • Antonio: The painting. I must have it for my studio in Soho. I'll give you five thousand dollars. What do you say? Peter: I say :I love you, ya freakin' son of mine. I got five thousand bucks for that painting you gave me. Chris: But dad, I painted that just for you. Peter: Don't feel bad, Chris, I didn't even want it.

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    Notes (2)

    • From this episode forward, the pictures in the background while Peter and Lois sing at the piano in the opening credits are actually of the Griffin kids and not just blurry blobs of color.

    • Unlike other episodes, the end credits are all in capitals.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Peter and Meg are sitting in the park, Meg's shoes are brown in one scene. Also, near the end of the episode, Lois' feet are colored red like her shoes.

    • During the Andy Warhol's Lassie scene, Brian gets a can of soup poured on him, though the can says chicken noodle, it looks more like tomato soup.

    • In the Scene in the Hotel lobby after the Broadway skit Brian's collar is yellow.

    Allusions (12)

    • Annie Hall When Peter claims to be Neptune, the real Neptune steps in saying, "You know nothing of my work". This alludes to a scene in the 1977 Woody Allen film Annie Hall wherein Woody fetches Marshall McLuhan from off screen to put a loudmouth in his place with the same line.

    • Bull in a China Shop A bull in a China shop is an age-old idiom, saying that it would run amok, breaking everything.

    • Calgon When Stewie takes pictures of top secret documents from China, he then quips, "Ancient Chinese secret, huh?" That quote comes from the classic commercial from Calgon water softener.

    • The Flintstones As Peter and Meg are walking, while he is telling her how she should be famous like Chris, suddenly the New York City scenery is replaced with the prehistoric village town of Bedrock from The Flintstones. Upon noticing this, Peter stops mid-sentence and the two back away slowly.

    • Big Bird When Meg does her bird call, a giant, yellow bird who appears to be Big Bird from Sesame Street appears.

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