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Breaking Out Is Hard to Do

Season 4, Ep 9, Aired 7/17/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Lois's kleptomania lands her in jail, leaving the Griffin household in a worse state of disarray than usual. In an effort to restore their lives Peter breaks Lois out of jail, only to find themselves fugitives living in "Asian Town" Peter takes up sumo wrestling to pay the bills, until Joe sees Peter on television and goes after them. The family takes refuge in the sewers but it is no use; Joe follows them even down there. A miscalculation sends him hurtling towards his certain doom when Lois saves him... which somehow magically absolves her of her crimes.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)

  • Ron Jones

  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • This shows what addiction will do to you.

    By hobieparnell23, Jul 16, 2012

  • Lois gets addicted to shopping

    By fsaenz0125, May 14, 2012

  • Great

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 10, 2011

  • A pretty average episode.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Aug 11, 2009

  • Getting even a better episode and a better show.

    By woahwoah678, Jun 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Asian Job officer: So, what exactly would you say qualifies you to work as a Sumo wrestler? Peter: Oh, are you kiddin’, I’m a born athlete. Just like Greg Louganis. (Scene switches to Peter in a chair) Peter: Hi, I’m Peter Griffin. You’re probably askin’ yourself, “Which way are they gonna go? Are they gonna make a diving board head injury joke? Are they gonna make an AIDS joke? Or are they gonna make a joke about the fact that his last name sounds suspiciously like anus?” Well, we’re gonna take the high road and do a no-body-hair joke. Brian?. (A completely shaven Brian in a speedo and swin cap/goggles appears) Brian: Hi, I’m Greg Louganis. I’m totally shaven. Peter: Terrific. Terrific.

    • Announcer: And now ladies and gentlemen: Sumo tonight!, brought to you by Asian trix. (Commercial with three kids and the rabbit.) Kid: Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids. Rabbit: You share! (Kills the children.)

    • (After Chris was pulled into the music video, then comes back out) Lois: Chris, where have you been?! Chris: I DON'T KNOW!!!!

    • Joe: Pretend I'm your child, Lois! (Lois begins to let go) Joe: Not Meg! Not Meg!

    • Stewie: Peter, Peter! There's so much dooty in here I - I can't take it anymore I - I haven't eaten in four days cause I - I just can't fit anymore in there. Help me.

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    Notes (1)

    • When Stewie talks about not seeing any female babies, this MAY be a reference to the fact that in Asia, and the surrounding area female babies are considered a bad thing as everyone wants a boy. Again, this is a stretch, and may not have been the intent.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Joe discovers the Griffins hiding out in Asiantown, Peter switches between his sumo outfit and his regular clothes.

    • When Lois is in jail following her stealing spree, she's wearing her standard orange prison garb. When Peter sticks her in his mouth to smuggle her out, she's back to her normal clothes.

    • After the "Did you walk?" line, we get a glimpse of the Chinese Takeout building. On the far left is a sign that says "Pamuri Gai" in Japanese Katakana.

    Allusions (16)

    • Revenge of the Pink Panther The chase through Asiantown is a parody of a chase scene in this 1978 film. It even uses the same music.

    • The Lovely Bones In the book club scene, the title of the book - though rough - can be made out, and the discussion fits with The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark The car chase scene between Joe and Lois is similiar to the car chase scene featured in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    • Episode title: Breaking out is hard to do.
      This is a reference to a song called "Breaking up is hard to do" Which has been sung by many noteworthy singers, such as Neil Sedaka and the Carpenters.

    • Corey Haim

      A Canadian born child actor that first appeared in Canada's The Edison Twins and went on to appear in many titles his most successful being his role in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys

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