Family Guy

E. Peterbus Unum

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 7/12/00
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  • Episode Description
  • The town zoning laws won't allow Peter to build a pool in his yard. When he tries to get a permit, he discovers that his property is actually not part of Quahog, and therefore not part of the United States. Armed with this new information, Peter makes his land his own country, calling it Petoria. When Peter gets no respect in the United Nation, he decides to invade Joe's pool, which brings the U.S. Army to his border. The Griffins can only survive so long without water, electricity, heat, or access to the United States, and finally, Lois and the kids leave President Peter, along with Brian, to his third-world country. Peter finally repatriates only a week after seceding.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Seth Green

    Chris (and various)

  • Alex Borstein

    Lois (and various)

  • Mila Kunis

    Meg (season 2+)

  • Seth MacFarlane

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

  • Neil Goldman

  • Fan Reviews (36)
  • another excellent episode

    By fsaenz0125, Feb 08, 2012

  • An excellent season 2 episode!

    By marebear2009, Feb 01, 2012

  • Can't touch me

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 10, 2011

  • One of the many best episodes

    By fenway98, Feb 14, 2011

  • Remarkable for one scene.

    By francklloyd, Dec 26, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Adam West: We invited Jesse Jackson to open these negotiations with a prayer. (Everyone "oohs") But he wasn't available, so instead we have Latoyah Jackson. Latoyah Jackson: Thanks. Um, "rub a dub-dub, thanks for the grub". Yay, God! Adam West: How very inappropriate, thank you.

    • Susan Sarandon: Hi, I'm Susan Sarandon. A lot of you know me as Tim Robbins' mother, but I'm actually his girlfriend. And this is Stewie. (Picks him up) Stewie: What the deuce? Susan Sarandon: For less then a ticket price for one of my movies about capital punishment or neo-feminism, you can make sure Stewie never goes hungry again. Stewie: (eyes her breasts) Yes, and from the look of those sweater cows, so could you!

    • UN Adjucator: Is there a problem back there? Peter: You bet your funny accent there's a problem! I'm stuck up here in the nosebleeds! I'm the president of Petoria, and I want a better seat! UN Adjucator: (Sarcastically) Oh, how could we not recognize the great nation of Petoria? Have a seat up front. Peter: That's more like it! UN Audjucator: And, hey, would you also like a special satellite that can scratch your ass with a laser beam from space? Peter: They have those? (everyone laughs)

    • Peter: Look everybody! I got us another dog! (Jasper walks in) Brian: What the... Jasper: Hi! You guys have any Cheese Doodles? (honks a horn) That's what I do! I ask for a snack and then I blow the horn!

    • Peter: (reading his tax refund) Oh my god, it's better than I thought. An Audi! I'm gettin' a car! Brian: Uh, Peter, there's a "t" in there. That says "audit". Peter: No, Brian, it's a foreign car... the "t" is silent. (pauses) Sweet, I'm gettin' an Audi! Chris: (lifting up his shirt and staring at his bellybutton) I have an innie.

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    Notes (3)

    • At one point while singing, Peter lauds his worldly experience, saying he's been from "Hartford to Back Bay" (a neighborhood in Boston). Despite Peter's belief that that makes him worldly, those two areas are only about four hours apart.

    • In the scene in the future, the student asks if they can understand the baby. This was a joke by the writers, who were always asked that question, and always see that question pop up. Seth MacFarlane has said that it depends on the joke...if it's funnier that Stewie can be understood then yes, he can be.

    • Brian's cousin Jasper is introduced in this episode, although he is not named or referred to as Brian's cousin yet. We dont find his name out until season 3.

    Trivia (7)

    • When the camera is not on Tom Tucker when he's making sounds, you can see the Petoria flag is backwards

    • When Peter is looking at a map of Spooner Street's surroundings, there is a road named "MacFar Lane". A reference to Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane.

    • Lois's pink dress is supposed to resemble that of Jacqueline Kennedy's

    • Among the people dancing the "Peter Griffin Bump" are Cleveland, Adam West, Mr. Weed, and Woodsy the Owl

    • When Peter is done singing Can't Touch Me, when we see the shot of everyone, the girl who Peter says "except for you, you can touch me," her hair is brown in that scene, but in the next scene, her hair is blonde.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Peter: Just like the bad guy from Lethal Weapon 2, I've got diplomatic immunity. One of the main plot points of the movie Lethal Weapon 2 was that the main villain had diplomatic immunity, so the police couldn't arrest him.

    • Peter: I don't give a hoot!
      During his song, Can't Touch Me, Peter says this line while knocking over a trashcan. In the background, an owl lunges towards Peter and is held back. This is a reference to what has been a popular ad campaign since the 1970's against littering. The owl, "Woodsy Owl," promotes it's slogan, "Give a hoot! Don't pollute!"

    • E. Peterbus Unum
      This title is taken from one of the mottos of the United States, E Pluribus Unum. Meaning, "Out of many, one."

    • Saddam: And then Jerry guessed that her name was Mulva... hahaha
      A refference to a Seinfeld episode in where Jerry realised he did not know the name of his girlfriend.

    • Peter: I have to draw you
      This is a quote, and subsequent refference from the movie "As Good As It Gets" It may also serve as yet another in a long string of Greg Kinnear jokes that appear throughout the series.

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