Family Guy

Season 6 Episode 3

Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 07, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Joe feels that his disability is holding Bonnie back from living a full life, he decides to get a leg transplant. Excited about his new ability to walk, Joe engages in extreme sports, and soon ditches his current friends, for more active ones. Peter and the guys are upset at how Joe is acting and decide to teach him a lesson.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Joe gets new legs and starts walking again

    When Joe feels that his disability is holding Bonnie back from living a full life, he decides to get a leg transplant. Excited about his new ability to walk, Joe engages in extreme sports, and soon ditches his current friends, for more active ones. Peter and the guys are upset at how Joe is acting and decide to teach him a lesson. This is definitely the best episode for the sixth season, which is too short due to that writers' strike would has been longer if Love Blacktually (that episode was suppose to air on March 2008) and I Dream of Jesus were part of this season. Anyways, this episode was enjoyable...despite that Joe became a jerk when he ditches his friends to some active ones. I laughed at the girls at the clam, Peter using part of the house for their new hangout (and Stewie is shown saying he doesn't the change), Herbert's cameo (it was decent...way better than his majority season 5 appearances), the girls then eventually went to the guys' hangout, cutaway with Stewie hanging with that guy with the Phesh shirt, cutaway of Chris in Joe's wheelchair and landed on Mayor West's garden, the parts with the guys at playing sports, then they sing some song, Stewie popped out of nowhere, Peter, Cleveland, and Quagmire fighting against Joe to get his old self back, but then Bonnie shot him instead, and the last part.. Overall score 10/10moreless
  • good

    what i liked- the Jack Black movie reference, the ending of the episode, peter punching hitler (See, we had a plan for that all along), the Dr. Hartman and Carter interacting scene where they notice how similar their voices sound, bonnie missing joe's spine with the gun, amongst other things.

    for pretty much everything i liked, there was one i did not. i did not like the frog cutaway. i did not like Muriel being called "Anne Frank". i did not like how much of a jerk Joe became. So basically it was merely average for me, save for a few moments. C+/B- or so sounds good.moreless
  • Joe was kind of a jerk

    When Joe feels that his disability is holding Bonnie back from living a full life, he decides to get a leg transplant. Excited about his new ability to walk, Joe engages in extreme sports, and soon ditches his current friends, for more active ones. Peter and the guys are upset at how Joe is acting and decide to teach him a lesson.

  • Joe decides to get leg transplants after he feels like he is holding back on Bonnie

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Family Guy". It was awesome to see Joe being able to walk after he got a leg transplant when he felt like he was holding back on Bonnie because of Joe being handicapped. The beginning of the episode was very funny when Peter, Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland didn't want the wives at "The Drunken Clam" because it ruins their time of being away from the wives. It was funny when they decided to make an all men's club. It was hilarious when Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were the all-men's club. The joke about Dr. Hartman and Carter having the same exact voice was hilarious. Mayor West's cameo appearance was absolutely hilarious. It was funny when Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland are doing everything that Joe always wanted to do since Joe can walk now. Joe is leaving Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland for his new fit friends and he is leaving Bonnie. Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland decided that they need to make Joe handicapped again but Joe beat all of them but Bonnie shoots Joe making him handicapped again. Bonnie being a horrible shooter was hilarious. The ending was funny as well. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy". 10/10moreless
  • Still getting good.

    Joe gets a leg transplant and after that,he turns into a complete jerk.This episode was very funny.I loved the dojo part where Joe beats up the guys at a martial-arts place.That part was the funniest part of this episode.I loved the fight that Joe beated up Peter,Quagmire and Cleveland.That part was very funny snd I loved that part.Some of the scenes of this episode was very funny.I can see why this episode was very funny.Another part I loved about this episode is when it shows Stewie getting scared when Peter rips a whole chunk of wall in the house.That was the funniest part of the episode and this episode was funny.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the third new pair of legs that Joe gets. His first pair of legs were eaten by Peter in "Perfect Castaway" and than Joe got a second pair of legs only to be handicap as well.

    • This would be Joe's second new pair of legs. The first time is when his old legs got eaten by Peter and got new cripple legs from a dead person which was in "Perfect Castaway".

    • The song playing when Pontius Pilot and Judas plan to cruxify Jesus is "Sunshine Day" by The Brady Bunch.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Joe: All right, we're gonna do it once more!
      (everyone else groans in agony)
      Joe: And this time, NO MISTAKES! ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR!
      (Cleveland begins playing the piano, while the others dance)
      Peter, Joe and Quagmire: (singing) Good mornin', good mornin'!
      Cleveland: It's great to stay up late!
      Peter, Joe and Quagmire: Good mornin', good mornin', to you!
      Peter: When the band began to play,
      The stars were shinin' bright!
      Quagmire: But now the milkman's on his way.
      It's too late to say good night!
      Joe: (screaming at Quagmire) SO SAY GOOD MORNIN'!!!!!!
      Quagmire: AHH! (starts sobbing) Good mornin'!
      (everyone continues dancing)
      Sunbeams will soon smile through.
      Peter, Joe and Quagmire: Good mornin', good mornin', to you!
      (the song ends, but Stewie pops out from behind the couch and continues by himself)
      Stewie: Nothin' could be grander than to be in Louisiana!
      In the mornin', in the mor- Oh, I'm sorry, I thought we were still going.

    • Bonnie: Joe, can't we talk about this?
      Joe: There's nothing to talk about. I've outgrown you, Bonnie. I need to spread my legs and fly.

    • Cleveland: Wow, thanks, Spider-Man!
      Spider-Man: Everybody gets one. (to Peter) Tell 'em, Peter.
      Peter: (to Cleveland) Uh, apparently, everybody gets one.
      Spider-Man: Bingo! (shoots web string and swings off)

    • Peter: We need to take care of Joe. It's the right thing to do, just like taking out Hitler. (Scene cuts to Adolf Hitler on a unicycle, juggling fish. Peter walks in knocks him down and punches him.)
      Peter: (Referring to an earlier scene) You see? We had a plan for that all along.

    • Peter: ...besides we're not hurting anybody.
      Lois: What are you talking about?! You ripped a whole chunk of wall out of the house.
      (Stewie looking out forlornly from the open wall of his room)
      Stewie: What is this?! There's something wrong with the house... I don't like change.

    • (Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Quagmire are in the Drunken Clam)
      Peter: Hey, check it out you guys. I got a new cell phone that takes pictures. Look, look, I took a picture of Lois' poo.
      (they all laugh)
      Quagmire: Oh, that's hilarious. You should email that to me.

    • (Joe introduces his new friends)
      Joe: I'm taking my new friends. This is Parker, Quentin, and Portland.
      Cleveland: Is Portland the black one?
      Joe: Portland is the black one.

    • (Bonnie and Joe are in bed)
      Bonnie: Oh Joe, that was amazing.
      Joe: I know, I was there.
      Bonnie: My god, we haven't done it in so long, I'd forgotten how big you were.
      Joe: I was going to say the same thing to you.
      (Bonnie looks surprised)

    • Dr. Hartman: I'm sorry Mayor McCheese, but I'm not sure if any cosmetic surgery is even possible.
      Mayor McCheese: Look, if it's a financial issue...
      Dr. Hartman: Well it's not an issue of money, your head is a cheeseburger. There is no blood flow to it, it's just dead cow meat.
      Mayor McCheese: Alright, well, I appreciate you giving it to me straight.
      Dr. Hartman: Alright then, have a tasty afternoon.
      Mayor McCheese: (laughs slighly)
      Dr. Hartman: Ah, there's a smile.

    • Quagmire: Alright Peter, this is a tough one. Alright, you ready for this? Okay, would you have sex with Cleveland, if it meant you could have sex with Angelina Jolie?
      Peter: Uhhh, yeah, yeah I'd probably do it.
      Quagmire: Hang on, hang on. Missionary, and you have to look him in the eye. No closing your eyes and pretending it's somebody else.
      Peter: (Pauses) I think still, yes.
      Cleveland: Thank you Peter.

  • NOTES (3)

    • An extra scene is shown in the DVD and Adult Swim version where Joe gives his wheelchair to Chris, who then rolls it down a hill, hits a bump, and flings him into Mayor Adam West's tulip garden. Mayor West is then prompted to call Chris "a dick".

    • Chris and Meg did not appear in this episode.

    • In a promo clip on the official Family Guy website, there was an additional sign on the Quahog Men's Club that said "No Balls, No Entry", this was removed in the original broadcast version, but appeared in the Cartoon Network aired version.


    • Peter: Yo, Joe.

      This is the famous catch phrase used by G.I. JOE as they attack Cobra.

    • Cleveland: Wow, thanks Spiderman!
      Spiderman: Everybody gets one.

      An obvious reference to the web-swinging hero, Spiderman. This now recurring reference was introduced in the episode, Let's go to the hop.

    • The Flintstones

      Fred and Barney from the television show The Flintstones are seen in the Quahog Men's Club.

    • Life Goes On

      While in the bar, the guys see a television promo about a new show called "Who wants to marry Corky from Life Goes On?" Life Goes On was a show that aired on ABC from 1989 to 1993. Corky, the son on the show who is played by Chris Burke, has Down Syndrome.

    • Singin' In The Rain

      The musical number Joe, Quagmire and Peter (and Stewie) perform is Good Mornin' from the musical Singin' In The Rain.

    • Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air

      The title is a spoof of the lyrics to the song Believe It or Not by Joey Scarbury. It was the theme song for The Greatest American Hero. The original line is "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air".

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