Family Guy

Road to Europe

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 2/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Stewie is addicted to the British hot children's show "Jolly Farm Review" based on Mother Maggie, a benevolent figure who looks after kids on a farm. Brian makes fun of Stewie for watching the show, but Stewie is determined to visit Jolly Farm in England because he thinks he belongs there. He stows away on a British Airways jet, which he assumes is headed for London. Brian tries to drag Stewie off the plane, but before he can, the plane takes off. When the plane lands, they discover that they are in Saudi Arabia are stranded in the middle of a desert with no passports or resources to get out. As luck would have it, Brian and Stewie encounter a Comfort Inn in the middle of nowhere and manage to steal a hot-air balloon to fly home, but the contraption falls apart over Italy, just as the Pope is about to address the masses. Brian wants to head home, but Stewie insists on finding the Jolly Farm in England. When they finally get to England, Stewie runs onto the set of the show. His fantasy is crushed when he encounters only a set full of props and disgruntled people, including Mother Maggie. Meanwhile, Lois and Peter travel to KISS-stock, where Lois embarrasses herself because she doesn't know the lyrics to a KISS song. She redeems herself though when it's revealed that she once hooked up with band leader Gene Simmons!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)

  • Dan Povenmire

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Another amazing Stewie and Brian adventure

    By Review-o-tron, Dec 23, 2013

  • Second Road to episode

    By fsaenz0125, Apr 06, 2012

  • Blah, it's superb

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 10, 2011

  • OMG this episode is brilliant!

    By schoolsucks2005, Jul 01, 2006

  • Another great episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Jul 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Stewie: (Crawls inside a camel and gags) Oh God, I just threw up in his lung!

    • Chris: Dad, can Meg and I stay up late when you're away. Peter: You can do whatever you want, Chris, just stay away from the Candy Tree. Candy Tree: He's right to caution you. I feed off of children. (Candy Tree eats a little girl)

    • Meg: I can't believe my stupid parents are gonna spend five days following stupid old Kiss around! it's painful! Peter: Not half as painful as a tire iron upside your head. Meg: What? Peter: I'll miss you!

    • Lois: Peter, are you ever gonna forgive me? Peter: Lois, I am obligated to keep loving you, so I will take my rage out on my own body. Let's go to Denny's.

    • Peter: Lois, I'm packing for Kissstock and I can't find my favorite underwear! Lois: You mean the one with the hole in the left butt cheek from you tore them pulling them up in the airplane bathroom when you had the trots? Peter: No, the one with the hole in the right butt cheek from when I held it in during the extra-long sunday service mass because I thought blowing gas would offend Jesus, and I let it go in the vestibule, and it sounded like Louis Armstrong? Lois: Oh. Middle drawer!

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    Notes (4)

    • This is the second time that Brian and Stewie get lost while on a long trip to somewhere, the first time being in episode "Road To Rhode Island".

    • Sometimes known as European Road Show

    • The DVD shows us a deleted scene in Paris, where Brian and Stewie visit Jim Morison's grave.

    • The opening credits are much like the ones in "Road to Rhode Island" which are a take off of old 40's movies.

    Trivia (3)

    • During the first airing of this episode, when the Middle Eastern man is yelling at his son about the hot air balloon, the boy says "but mother" instead of "but father."

    • On a close-up of Peter Criss during KISS's on-stage show, the drummer has blonde hair for one shot.

    • The German shouted by the Tour Guide when Brian raises questions about World War Two translates to, "YOU WILL SIT DOWN! YOU WILL BE QUIET! YOU WILL NOT INSULT GERMANY" although the grammar is not quite correct for this context.

    Allusions (8)

    • Van Gogh When Brian and Stewie are entering Amsterdam, the bridge they cross is from a famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh, The Langlois Bridge at Arles (Amsterdam).

    • Richard Nixon When Stewie is boarding the plane, he turned and raises his hands in a "v" sign. This was a characteristic gesture by President Richard Nixon.

    • Peddler: You like movies? I have "Dude, My Car Is Not Where I Parked It, But Praise Allah We Are Not Hurt". This is a reference to the film Dude, Where's my Car?

    • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The idea of slicing open the camal and sitting inside it for warmth was a homage to The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo sliced open the Tauntaun to protect himself and Luke Skywalker from the cold.

    • Peter Criss, Ace Frehley: Pardon Me, Boy Is that the Chattanooga choo-choo, Track 29, Boy you give me a shine
      This is a song sung by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which is oddly out of place sung by two members of KISS

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