Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 3

Blind Ambition

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 15, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

After Mort bowls a perfect game, and Quagmire gets a key to the city by performing CPR, Peter notices he has nothing to be proud of. He then attempts to achieve fame by setting the world's record for most nickels swallowed. However, a slight miscalculation leaves him blind with nickel poisoning.moreless

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  • Peter gets blind after eating too much nickels

    After Mort bowls a perfect game, and Quagmire gets a key to the city by performing CPR, Peter notices he has nothing to be proud of. He then attempts to achieve fame by setting the world's record for most nickels swallowed. However, a slight miscalculation leaves him blind with nickel poisoning. This episode was not as superb as the last two episodes. My only problems was that the episode was getting dragged. But there were some scenes that saved the episode: Quagmire spying on Lois, the chicken fight, Quagmire saving a woman by doing CPR, and pretty much most of the cutaway. Other than those, this episode was kinda boring but the plot here was decent. Overall, a great episode. 8/10moreless
  • I really liked this one for some reason.

    After Mort bowls a perfect game, and Quagmire gets a key to the city by performing CPR, Peter notices he has nothing to be proud of. He then attempts to achieve fame by setting the world's record for most nickels swallowed. However, a slight miscalculation leaves him blind with nickel poisoning.

    A great episode, but the ending was kind of boring.

  • Good episode but it was low on laughs (at least for me)... it was very funny for like the first 10 minutes of this episode though

    I thought that this was a good but not great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't a bad episode and pretty entertaining but the plot to this episode could've been handled more well. There were some parts I found at least mildly entertaining and funny. I thought it was funny when Mort scored a perfect game at the bowling alley in the beginning of the episode. It was hilarious when Quagmire was watching Lois about to use the restroom until Lois caught Quagmire and Quagmire got arrested. It was very funny when Quagmire tries to get obsessed with the women. The highlight of this episode was the Chicken Fight between Peter and the Chicken (of course, it's called "Chicken Fight" for a reason). Chicken Fights are always entertaining to see in "Family Guy". It was hilarious when Peter fell on Joan Cusack. The cutaway with Brian in a doggie bowl and Stewie using it as a basketball hoop was also funny. I think it got got boring after those funny parts I mentioned. The rest of the episode was just about Peter trying to beat the world record so he can be remembered when he dies. Oh yeah, the other part that made me laugh very hard was when Peter (who is blind) was in bed with Chris (thinking that it is Lois) and then Peter freaks out and Chris feels awkward. Peter's accomplishment at the end of the episode was good and I liked the ending with a few Star Wars characters at Peter's ceremony for his accomplishment. Overall, this episode was very funny in the first 10 minutes of the episode plus a couple more in the middle but it was low on laughs after that... don't get me wrong, it was a good episode and I liked it but it just needed improvement. 7/10moreless
  • one of the best family guy episodes

    At first when peter wakes up you have no idea what happens it was really funny at the end when it copied the end of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope peter does excactly what luke does family guy F f F F F F F F F F F F F F F O O O OO O O O O O OO O O R R R R R R R R R R E EE E E E E E E E V V V V V V V V V V V E E E E E E E R R R R R Rmoreless
  • My Favorite episode.

    In my opinion this was the funniest episode ever. Peter gets jealous that everyone has something to be proud of. Joe for all his trophies, Mort for bowling a perfect game, and Quagmire for getting a key to the city. So he decides to set a world record of the most nickels swallowed. But he gets nickel poisoning, and he becomes blind. The part that really made me laugh was when Peter was heading off to bed, and he accidentally went into Chris' room, then he again he goes into the wrong room (Stewie's room). Later on, Peter is going to Drunken Clam with his dog, but what he doesnt know is that the place is on fire. The Drunkem Clams owner was stuck under wood, so Peter rescues him without even knowing about the fire, and thats when he gets his fame. In the end he gets his sight back.moreless
Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch


Guest Star

Gina Gershon

Gina Gershon


Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)


Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole


Recurring Role

Rachael MacFarlane

Rachael MacFarlane


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • After Peter's near sex encounter with Chris he asked him a series of questions with Chris giving a response after each question. He first asked Chris if he did his homework and Chris answered by nodding his head. Peter should not have known that Chris answered the question because he is blind.

    • When Peter and the Giant Chicken fight on the ship, they fall against the chadburn (engine order telegraph), causing the ship to go full speed. But they are in the engine room, so this is the receiving end of the chadburn and does not control the ship's speed.

    • In this episode it is shown that, without make-up, Lois' skin is pale. But in several past episodes, she has been seen in her underwear (or less) with a non-pale skin tone all over her body.

    • We learn in this episode that Cleveland used to be a top auctioneer until a bump to the head slowed his voice down to what it is today.

    • Title on the "Quahog Informant":

    • When Peter is Gary The No Trash Cougar, he shoots his gun once when he enters, and twice in the air when he's done. But there are only 2 gun shells on the floor.

    • The ending credits used in the endings of the Star Wars movies are used in the ending of this episode including the classic Star Wars theme.

    • Peter gets nickel poisoning for eating too many nickels. In real life, nickels are made primarily of copper with only 25% of the outer shell being nickel.

    • This episode was pre-empted in Canada due to the finale of Survivor: Palau on Global.

    • Peter and the Giant Chicken continue the fight they began in DaBoom.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Peter: (To Horace) Hey, ya ever watch that show Scrubs? Yeah Lois had it on the other night, I was fading in and out, but I was wondering, which one's the funny guy?

    • Tom Tucker: In sadder news, the man who held the Guinness World Record for "Most Drugs Ever Done by a Single Human Being" died today; he was attacked by a pack of wild dogs he thought he saw.

    • Peter: Okay, first of all, Bonnie, you've been pregnant for like six years, all right. Either have the baby or don't.

    • Tom: We go live with the local blind man. Sir, how did you suddenly summon the courage to save your friend from that burning building?
      Peter: That freaking place was on fire?!
      Tom: And there you have it. Coming up next, "Watch me shave."

    • Lois: Peter, you're really are putting away those Mentos. Peter: Oh, these aren't Mentos, Lois. Everybody, you are looking at a guy who is going to set a new world record. I am going to eat more nickels than anyone has ever eaten before.

    • Stewie: This is the worst use of money since I tricked out my Big Wheel.

    • Stewie: OK, OK if I make this we're all going to get laid.
      (He shoots a crumpled paper ball into Brian's cone)
      Stewie: Haha Yes! Score, Score!
      Brian: Boy I'd really like to chew on my crotch right now.

    • Tom: Coming up! Diane's weight.

    • God(to woman): Hey! Wanna see what I can do? Alright. Ready? Check it out. Beer. Glass. Alright. Oh, I guess I'll go over here for a minute, (hums tune) oh, holy crap that's still pouring itself! Oh, wow that's amazing. I've never seen anyone do that! You wanna go out later?

    • Mort: (on bowling a perfect game) I just never stopped believing. Say no to acid!

    • Peter: This sucks. Now the only thing anybody's going to remember me for after I die is being that blind guy.
      Brian: Don't give up yet, Peter.
      I mean, many blind people live rich fulfilling lives.
      Peter: Oh, I don't know Brian. I mean, I guess can give it a shot.
      (Peter gets up from the couch and walks past Stewie)
      (Stewie trips Peter with an Ottoman, and Peter falls to the ground)
      Stewie: Ha-ha-ha. Oh my God, I almost didn't do it. I ALMOST didn't do it. I thought, is this in bad taste? But you know what, I went for it. I went for it and I'm so glad I did. Oooh, worth it. Totally worth it.

    • (Quagmire is trying to think up things so he doesn't get excited.)
      Quagmire: Oh oh, oh god, oh god, dead kittens, dead kittens, uh, old nuns, uh, really old nuns, uh Renée Zellweger (sigh of relief ) ahh, there we go.

    • Cleveland: I must say, I do feel a strange satisfaction watchin' the black ball topple all those self-righteous white pins.
      Joe: Can't blame 'em for being self-righteous, the black ball's in their neighborhood uninvited.
      Cleveland: The black ball's done nothing wrong.
      Joe: If the black ball's innocent it has nothing to fear.

    • (Quagmire runs through the mall and topples into a bunch of woman mannequins)Quagmire: Oh! Naked plastic chicks!

    • God: Here, let me light that for you, babe.
      (Thunderbolt to the cigarette)
      Girl: Hey, thanks!
      God: Yep, magic fingers. (laughs)
      (Thunderbolt to the girl burning/killing her.)
      God: Jesus Christ!
      Jesus: What?
      God: Get the Escalade, we're outta here!

    • Brunette: Thank God you know CPR.
      Quagmire: What the hell's CPR?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Sotheby's

      The auction house that Cleveland is supposed to be at is Sotheby's, a famous auction house for fine art, books, antiques, and other rare items.

    • Bonnie's Pregnancy

      Peter: You've been pregnant for like six years! Have the baby or don't.

      This alludes to the fact that Bonnie has been pregnant over the past 6-7 years since Family guy was first aired back in 1999.

    • The fight between Peter and the chicken contains many allusions. The cruise ship smashing into Quahog is similar to a scene at the end of 'Speed 2: Cruise Control'.

      The ship finally smashes through an airport terminal building just after a man waves guidelights; there is a similar scene (but involving a plane, instead) in the beginning of 'Airplane'.

      Towards the end of the fight between Peter and the Chicken, they end up at an airport. The plane fight that ends in the propeller chopping the Chicken to shreds is straight out of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    • Scrubs

      Peter: Have you ever seen that show scrubs?

      Scrubs is a comedy airing on NBC. Neil Goldman who works on Family Guy is a head writer on Scrubs as well.

    • Judd Hirsch: Uh Hey...
      Judd Hirsch was the actor who played the role of John Lacey from the sitcom Dear John.

    • Crackle: Here's to Snap...
      Crackle & Pop appear to have lost the third member of their trio (Snap) in an ambush by the Keebler Elves. Snap, Crackle, & Pop are the animated mascots of Kellogg's Rice Krispies.

    • None: Keebler Elves
      The Keebler Elves make another appearance. This time with a mind to kill the Rice Krispie's Elves.

    • Star Wars: A New Hope

      The episode ends with a medal ceremony lifted from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

    • : Raiders of the Lost Ark
      At the end of the fight sequence with Peter and the Chicken, the Chicken is killed by the propeller of a plane. This is a direct reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy wins a fight in the same way.

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