Family Guy

The Courtship of Stewie's Father

Season 4, Ep 16, Aired 11/20/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Lois thinks Stewie is trying to kill her due to his lack of quality time with his father, so she orders Peter to spend more time with Stewie. Meanwhile Chris starts a friendship with Herbert.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alex Borstein

    Lois (and various)

  • Mila Kunis

    Meg (season 2+)

  • Seth Green (I)

    Chris (and various)

  • Seth MacFarlane

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

  • Adam West

    Mayor Adam West

  • Fan Reviews (54)
  • Great episode

    By French_Paul_1988, Nov 15, 2014

  • A few flaws but I can handle it.

    By hobieparnell23, Jul 16, 2012

  • Peter and Stewie spend more with each other; Chris has to do chore after he hit a baseball at Herbert's window

    By fsaenz0125, May 18, 2012

  • A great episode.

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 10, 2011

  • Everything in this episode made me laugh so hard except for the Chris/Herbert plot

    By tigerdude22, Aug 05, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Peter: Stewie, I know you're a little mad at me right now, but when you see where I'm taking you you're gonna change your mind. Stewie: Oh, yeah right, I'm gonna change my mind. We just sat on a plane for three hours to come to Florida, God's waiting room, for who knows what... (a sign appears saying "Disney World: 5 Miles") Stewie: (begins bouncing off the walls, literally) OH, DISNEY WORLD! DISNEY WORLD! OH, OH, I WANNA GO TO DISNEY WORLD! DISNEY WORLD! DISNEY WORLD! OH! OH! OH! (stops bouncing around when he notices he's holding Peter's head, then gets back to pouting in his seat) I'm still mad at you.

    • Peter: Have you my son? Dumbo Crow: Well, I done seen just about everything, but I ain't never seen your boy, no way, no how! Peter: That's good, old-fashioned family racism.

    • Lois: Peter, we need to talk about your son. Peter: Which one? The fat one, or the funny lookin' one? Chris: (laughs at Stewie) Dad called you fat! Wait...

    • Lois: All I'm saying is that you just need to find an activity that you and Stewie can share. Oh, Peter can you reach that box of rice? (Peter accidentally knocks the box of rice on Lois' head.) Peter: Oh, sorry Lois. (Stewie starts to laugh). Stewie: Oh, oh, that rice got you bitch. Peter: Hey, Stewie's laughing. Hey, you think that's funny? You like that? Hey, hey Lois you want some beans with that rice? (Peter throws a tin of beans at Lois, Peter and Stewie laughs). Stewie: Oh, oh, I missed judged you fat man. Lois: Dammit Peter, what's wrong with you?! Peter: Wait, wait, wait, Lois don't move, Stewie's loving this. (Peter throws a jar of pickles at Lois, Stewie laughs). Stewie: Oh, see if she's got any cash on her.

    • Herbert: Well Jessie I guess we gotta find some other way to spend our evenings. TV announcer: And now back to ESPN's exclusive coverage of the little league world series. Herbert: Ohhh JACKPOT!

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    Notes (1)

    • According to the DVD commentary, Mike Henry based Herbert's voice on Frank Perdue.

    Trivia (2)

    • Unusually, the "Directed by" credit appeared at the middle of the screen, instead of at the sides.

    • Factual error: Peter and Brian visit Fenway Park. Fenway Park's scoreboard is located in right field as opposed to left field.

    Allusions (12)

    • I Love Lucy During Herbert's musical sequence, the family is watching an episode of I Love Lucy called "Job Switching"

    • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The chase scene is similar to the one in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," with Peter as Indy and Stewie as Short Round. Also, the exterior of the building from which they exit bears a resemblance to the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

    • Peter: ...why are you dressed like Rerun? This is a reference to the character Rerun from the late 70's show What's Happening!!

    • The Jungle Cruise The Jungle Cruise is a popular ride at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It consists of a boat ride with "wild" animals throughout the tour.

    • Dumbo When Peter asks the crows where Stewie went, the crows are from the 1941 Disney movie, Dumbo.

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