Family Guy

To Love and Die in Dixie

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 11/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Chris chooses a robber out of a lineup, but after Peter accidentally tells the robber where the family lives, the Griffins are placed in the witness protection program. They are sent to the Deep South, where Chris makes a new friend, Sam. Peter questions the truth of a Civil War reenactment that showed the South winning the war, leading to Sam's father forbidding Sam from seeing Chris. Upset, Sam runs away with Chris and kisses him on the mouth. Chris tells Sam that he doesn't like boys and doesn't like him in a physical sense. The FBI agents guarding the Griffin house in Quahog accidentally tell the robber the location of the Griffins. Sam reveals to Chris that she is not a boy, but a girl. Then the robber arrives in the South, about to kill Chris, but the towns folk stop him just in time.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)

  • Steve Callaghan

  • Fan Reviews (46)
  • Nice!!

    By hobieparnell23, Jul 16, 2012

  • The FBI agents placed the Griffin family in a witness protection program when a robber is looking for Chris to kill him

    By tigerdude22, Jun 29, 2012

  • Another hilarious FG episode

    By fsaenz0125, Mar 17, 2012

  • Perfect.

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 10, 2011

  • Chris finds love and hate....

    By uk6strings, Jun 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Peter: (A bird tips the Outhouse that Peter is in over) Oh--oh God. It's everywhere! It's... it's in my raccoon wounds!

    • Herbert: (to Chris) Oh, hey there, young fellah, bringin' me good news today? Chris: What? Herbert: Come over here, son. Hand me the paper so I don't need to use my grabber... (Chris hands him the newspaper) mmmm, that's a nice muscley throwing arm you got there.

    • Meg: (To Chris) I can't believe I have to change schools because of you! This is all your fault, lardo! Peter: Me? I had nothin' to do with it! Meg: I meant Chris. Peter: Oh. (To Chris) Yeah, lardo.

    • Stewie: (about Meg) She needs to get laid, big time!

    • Stewie: I got blisters on me fingers!

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    Notes (4)

    • The title of this episode is often referred to as To Live and Die in Dixie, however this is incorrect. The correct title according to FOX, and members of the Family Guy staff is To Love and Die in Dixie.

    • The robber was the same guy in the episode "Kiss Seen Around the World."

    • Waylon Jennings' last role before he died.

    • This episode was voted the best episode of Family Guy during the Adult Swim marathon.

    Trivia (4)

    • When the FBI agent informs Lois that the robber knows where they are and she says "what?" you'll see that it's daytime outside for a second and then night - time again.

    • If you watch closely during the party scene when one of the FBI agents is calling the Griffins to warn them about the escaped convict, you can see Quagmire running past him sporting a foam dome hat and a bra.

    • Meg incorrectly calls the raccoon which is constantly attacking Peter a rodent. Raccoons are not rodents.

    • When the bank robber who just escaped prison is interviewed about his plans and he replies, "Yeah, I'm gonna go bang my girlfriend, and then I'm gonna kill Chris Griffin!", Stewie's remark, "Good lord! Can they really say 'bang my girlfriend' on TV?", is a not so subtle commentary aimed at what the censors could and could not allow on network television in terms of language and content. Ironically, the repeats of this episode on Fox bleeped out the word "bang" in the line said by the robber.

    Allusions (12)

    • Hee Haw When they cut to the scene at the barn dance, you see a guy in a cornfield laughing and saying "now here's Roy". This is similar to how Buck Owens or Roy Clark usually introduced the musical guests on Hee Haw.

    • To Live and Die in L.A. The episode name ("To Love and Die in Dixie") is an allusion to the 1980s movie "To Live And Die in L.A." that starred William Peterson and Willem Defoe.

    • ALF Alf was the title character in the sitcom running from 1986-1990, about an alien living with a human family.

    • E! True Hollywood Story Before the escape of the robber was announced on TV we see a short clip of the show E! True Hollywood Story with featured guest ALF.

    • Deliverance The banjo scene is similar to a scene in the movie Deliverance.

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