Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 4

Baby Not On Board

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2008 on FOX
7.3
out of 10
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349 votes
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Episode Summary

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When Peter wins free gas for a year, Brian suggests a road trip to the Grand Canyon. After careful planning and packing, they depart, only to leave Stewie behind. Hilarity ensues as they race back to Quahog.

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  • Great episode with hilarious Stewie moments

    9.5
    Awesome episode. I liked Stewie's First Soda, when Stewie attempts to change his own diaper, I also liked Stewie's interaction with his teddy bear Rupert, it creates a "Calvin and Hobbes" feel. I also liked the Aquaman scene. Overall, great episode
  • 9/11 humor is a tough nut to crack but Brian and Peter pull it off! something for conservatives and liberals here!

    8.0
    Once again I have to defer from those who have rated this episode somewhat lowly. I don't know what they expected or what their level of humor is but this episode made me laugh and I enjoyed it.



    I particularly have to zig where others have zagged on the question of the appropriateness of the jokes done at the ground zero WTC site. Not only were they actually done with an appropriate level of reverence for what happened, but the point that was made...which was pointedly political....was still accurate and very IMPORTANT to be made. In fact, again, this is another episode that I like BECAUSE of that anti-Bushy liberally viewpoint expressed. I am impressed by that.



    Ironically, on the totally flip side of the political spectrum, the 2nd Amendment lover in me loves the scene where Stewie, with a realistically drawn M-3 sub-machine gun (aka.the ol' World War 2 'grease gun') tries to blow away a copy of Hustler magazine. Call me a firearms geek but that was cool! And the reason he is trying destroy the dirty mag is great too. It's virtually a classic scene on its own.moreless
  • Family Guy is getting worse.

    2.0
    When Peter wins free gas for a year, Brian suggests a road trip to the Grand Canyon. After careful planning and packing, they depart, only to leave Stewie behind. Hilarity ensues as they race back to Quahog.

    There is nothing funny about this episode, except the reference from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.



    2.5/10
  • Absolute crap

    2.5
    This episode is absolutely horrible, not anything funny at all. I can't imagine anyone allowing this episode to be allowed on the air. It's just sad to see a show that used to produce classics like Road to Rhode Island, sink this low in quality. The gag references need to stop (Back to the Future espeically). Also the singing in the car, what was that all about? And the Ground Zero reference was so bad I was a little offended that they'd show that (Then again this Fox we're talking about). The only part that was close to funny was Stewie locking up Cleveland and Quagmire in the basement and reading Chris' magizines, but even that was ruined by poor characterization at the end. And Peter spending the train tickets on helium curtains was also pathetic characterization too. Overall, this is a truly pathetic episode of a show I never wanted to stop watching. 2.5/10 F-moreless
  • Superb episode, Lots of humor

    9.0
    When Peter wins free gas for a year, Brian suggests a road trip to the Grand Canyon. After careful planning and packing, they depart, only to leave Stewie behind. Hilarity ensues as they race back to Quahog. This episode was great, but not the best of season 7. The beginning was funny when Peter try to do something and then Bruce kicks him out. Also, Peter complaining about Chris' sexual story was funny. Another funny scene is that Quagmire calls Peter and complains that he flipped off, then they beat each other. LOL! It was so hilarious when Stewie freaks out after reading Chris'magazine andthen shoot it. Also, Brian's impression on Stewie was hilarious as well. The score is lower because the scene where Griffins singing a song kinda bored me. I don't think it interesting. Overall, a really hilarious episode. 9/10moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Stewie: I disabled the V chip and watched soooooooooo much porn.

    • Peter (as he, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe are in the sauna): Okay, here's one. If you were gay and you had to have sex with either John Forsythe or Sean Connery, who would it be?
      Cleveland: Oh, that's easy. John Forsythe.
      Joe: Eh, John Forsythe.
      Quagmire: John Forsythe, absolutely.
      Peter: It's so funny. I would also say John Forsythe. I was just curious
      Joe: I mean Sean Connery is just so...uh-oh! (they soon notice that Sean Connery is also in the sauna with them)
      Peter: Oh god, I am so sorry.
      Sean Connery: It's too late! The damage is done.

    • Peter: You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like me. My kids like me. My friends like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get.
      (slight pause)
      Chris: HeeHee movie references.

    • Peter: Alright guys, the best thing you can do for your body after a massage is hot coffee, alcohol and Slim Jims.
      Chris: Oh, dad, I'm glad you're here. There's something I need to ask you.
      Peter: What is it Chris?
      Chris: Well, uh…Today in gym class, I noticed one of my testicles went up inside my body and it hasn't come back out yet. And, I'm a little scared.
      Peter: (Towards the store manager) Ah, sir, this employee just made a sexual remark to me.
      Chris: No dad, I'm…I'm really worried. ( Takes off his pants and shows him his testicles) See? Look, is that normal?
      Peter: (Towards the store manager) Ah...Ah…Sir, Sir! Your employee is exposing himself to me.
      Chris: But dad…
      Peter: (Towards the store manager) You've got a lawsuit on your hands, mister.

    • (The Griffin's car falls off a cliff, Lois emerges)
      Peter: Hey crashie, what are you doing down there?

    • Stewie: (Drinks from his bottle, then spits it out) What the devil is in here?
      Peter: Oh, I threw out all your apple-juice Stewie. We're a gas family now.
      Lois: You put gasoline in Stewie's bottle?
      Stewie: You damn fool! You're more useless than Aquaman!

    • Quagmire: You guys are gonna love this spa. They give the best massages. Your whole bodies will feel like Joe's legs.
      Peter: Wow.
      Cleveland: That would be nice for a short period.

    • Lois: Peter, did you get the train tickets?
      Peter: Actually no, Lois. There was a guy inside selling shower curtain rings so I bought a bunch of those.
      Lois: Peter! That was the last of our cash!
      Peter: These ones have helium in them, so they're very light.

    • McBurgertown manager: Stewie, you've gotta clean the bathroom.
      Stewie: No, no. I'm not going back in there.
      McBurgertown manager: Stewie, I'm not giving you a choice. You've gotta go clean that up.
      Stewie: No, no! It was literally only on the floor, alright? There was NO attempt to get near the toilet. It's like they just press their buttocks against the wall. The only part of the floor that didn't have poo on it was the part that had a baby on it!

    • Peter: Ground Zero. So this is where the first guy got AIDS.
      Brian: Peter, this is the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
      Peter: Oh, so Saddam Hussein did this?
      Brian: No.
      Peter: The Iraqi army?
      Brian: No.
      Peter: Some guys from Iraq?
      Brian: No.
      Peter: That one lady who visited Iraq that one time?
      Brian: No. Peter, Iraq had nothing to do with this. It was a bunch of Saudi Arabians, Lebanese and Egyptians financed by a Saudi Arabian guy living in Afghanistan and sheltered by Pakistanis.
      Peter: ... So you're saying we need to invade Iran?

    • Stewie: I'm gonna take Brian's novel and replace every use of the word 'and' with the word 'fart'.
      (He types something on Brian's laptop)
      Stewie: "The young soldier fart his brother looked at each other fart both knew that with love, fart truth, fart courage, they would both emerge "stfarting" on their feet."... No, that one didn't work.

    • Stewie: Where the devil is everyone? This place is more deserted than James Gandolfini's workout room.

    • Lois: What's with all those birds?
      Peter: My tropical bird collection. Just in case.
      Lois: Just in case, what? We're not gonna need a dozen tropical birds.
      Peter: Oh, I was not aware that you could see the future, Lois. Can I go ahead and get tomorrow's lottery number? Stupid woman.

    • Stewie: Mommy, Daddy, Chris, Dog, Brian! They're home!

  • NOTES (2)

    • At one point, after the Griffins find out Stewie was not with them, Brian says, "He's probably freaking out right now. He's probably all like, "What the deuce is going on? Well, I can't really do a good impersonation on Stewie." When in reality both Brian and Stewie are both voiced by the Seth MacFarlane

    • When Stewie discovers that he just knocked out Quagmire and Cleveland, he calls Quagmire "Bob Hope." This is because Quagmire's facial features were based off of Bob Hope.

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Fat Albert

      The character, Morbidly Obese Albert, that Stewie mentions, is a play on the classic cartoon character, Fat Albert.

    • Back To The Future

      The scene where we see Peter's "stressful morning" comes directly from the first Back To The Future movie, where Marty rushes to get to school.

    • The "This is my wheelchair" creed recited by Joe was a play on the United States Marine Corps 'Rifleman's Creed' most famously featured in the movie Full Metal Jacket.

    • The Cleveland Show

      Cleveland mentions to Quagmire that he's getting a spin-off. The Cleveland Show is scheduled to begin airing in 2009.

    • The Muppet Movie

      Fozzie Bear doing his act for Saudi Arabians is a reference to the movie, The Muppet Movie, where he makes a joke about a fat man that doesn't go over well with a chubby patron.

    • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

      Peter buying curtain rings at the train station and the dialog following are references to the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

    • Ghost

      The scene with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore look-alikes shaping Peter's fat like it's pottery is an allusion to the movie Ghost.

    • Home Alone


      The plot of this episode is similar to that of the movie, Home Alone. Also, its theme song is heard when the Griffins finally return home.

    • Baby Not on Board

      This episode's title is based on a sign that you put on your car that says "Baby on board."

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