Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 7

Brian the Bachelor

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 26, 2005 on FOX
8.1
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"The Bachelorette" comes to Quahog and Brian is chosen to be a contestant. Brian does not like the show, but participates just to have a vacation only to wind up falling in love with the bachelorette. Meanwhile, Chris gets a nasty pimple on his cheek, which talks to Chris and likes to cause mischief.moreless

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  • More fun with a Brian episode.

    9.0
    A spoof of the hit TV show The Bachelortte. And a funny one at that.
  • Brian gets to be on The Bachelorette;Chris gets a pimple

    8.5
    "The Bachelorette" comes to Quahog and Brian is chosen to be a contestant. Brian does not like the show, but participates just to have a vacation only to wind up falling in love with the bachelorette. Meanwhile, Chris gets a nasty pimple on his cheek, which talks to Chris and likes to cause mischief. Eh, this episode was mixed between. Brian's plot was okay but not the best for him. I did crack at some of the scenes especially the one with Quagmire. Also, Stewie speaking in a high pitch voice, eh, I don't know about that, it was a little funny, but it went on a little long. Chris' subplot was much funnier. Some of the parts I laughed were Herbert's cameo, Chris and the zip (whose name is Doug) doing bad stuffs, the confession about Chris doing bad things, and a couple more. Overall, this was a great episode. 8/10moreless
  • Oh look, another boring Brian plot about him in love with another woman.

    1.0
    "The Bachelorette" comes to Quahog and Brian is chosen to be a contestant. Brian does not like the show, but participates just to have a vacation only to wind up falling in love with the bachelorette. Meanwhile, Chris gets a nasty pimple on his cheek, which talks to Chris and likes to cause mischief.



    I hated everything in this episode, except the pimple plot, I'm also sick of Brian's plots always being about him being in love with another HUMAN



    But a horrible episode



    1/10 Fmoreless
  • Mostly pretty good episode, but definitely not one of my favorites.

    8.0
    Overall, I thought this was a great episode. Both plots were pretty good, and a lot of the jokes made me laugh, especially in the first half, like Peter's cow kite, Stewie as a teenager, and Quagmire checking the Bachelorette's producer's room for monsters. I also thought Herbert's appearance was funny, and it was weird but hilarious when Chris's pimple started talking to him. The second half, however, was pretty boring to me, and I felt really sorry for Brian by the end. There was one scene near the end that made me laugh, though, and that was when Chris was at the doctor's office. So, overall, despite the second half being kind of boring, I really liked this episode. It definitely wasn't a favorite of mine, though. Final grade: B. Marebear2009, out!moreless
  • nice

    6.0
    Brian wants to win on a show called "The Bachelorette." Chris gets a pimple. But of course, not an ordinary pimple, but a pimple that talks him into creating mischief.



    If this is the episode with Stewie talking to Brian about his book for 2 different scenes, then this episode has one of the dumbest gags in the series. Happening once was bad enough, having it happen a second time screamed "Filler".



    The sub plot was funny in a severely idiotic way. Overall my grade for this is a C or so. It is good, but nowhere near as great as other episodesmoreless
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)

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Brooke

Guest Star

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Allstar

Guest Star

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Daffney

Guest Star

Mark Hentemann

Mark Hentemann

Various

Recurring Role

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Bonnie

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Joe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Chris' full name is revealed as Christopher Cross Griffin.

    • When Adam becomes He-Man, his breastplate does not have the red cross on it.

    • Lois used to make plaster casts of Rock Star's Bits & Pieces. In this scene she is with Darryl Hall, from Hall & Oates.

    • In Stewie's "flashforward" to his plans for Chris' room once he's gone, the computer in the room appears to have the mouse on the *left* side of the monitor. This indicates that either A) Stewie is left-handed, or B) the artists flipped the image at the last minute.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Chris: Doctor, I need you to get rid of this zit.
      Doctor: Oh my, that's a nasty one. I bet the other kids all call you zit face.
      Chris: No.
      Doctor: Pus peak?
      Chris: No.
      Doctor: Papa zit?
      Chris: No.
      Doctor: Fat ass?
      Chris: Well, yeah.

    • Stewie: Oh, I know it hurts now Brian, but look at the bright side, you have some new material for that novel you've been writing. You know, the…the novel you've been working on. (voice getting higher pitched) You know, the…the one, uh, you been working on for three years. You know, the…the novel. Mm, got something new to write about now. You know, maybe…uh, maybe a main character gets into a relationship, suffers a little heart break. Something like uh, what…what you been, you just been through. Draw from the real life experience. Little uh, little heart break. You know…work it into the story. Make those characters a little more three dimensional. Little, uh, richer experience for the reader. Make those second hundred pages really keep the reader guessing, what's going to happen. Some twists and turns. Little epilogue, everybody learns the hero's journey isn't always a happy one. (voice returns to normal) Oh, I look forward to reading it.

    • Contestant #1: Put your damn pants on!
      Quagmire: Shut up.

    • Brooke: Glen, will you accept this rose?
      Quagmire: Really? After I drugged you and tried to have sex with your unconscious body?
      Brooke: What?
      Quagmire: Yes.

    • Stewie: How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh? Gotta a big, uh, big stack of papers there? Gotta, gotta nice little story you're working on there? Your big novel you've been working on for 3 years? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protagonist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Gotta story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? (voice getting higher pitched) Yea, talking about that 3 years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah? (voice returns to normal) No, no, you deserve some time off.

    • Brian: I guess you can't judge a Brooke by her cover. (Laughs) You can cut that out right? Oh, and maybe you can cut out when I said junk earlier, the whole Chevy Chase thing. Seems like he's probably the kind of guy that would sue, he's gotta have no money left.

    • Brian: I was uh... very pleased and surprised, I was really not expecting an open bar. Top shelf booze, I tell ya. This guy knew his stuff. Made me a mojito. (sips) I don't think its a gay drink. Mojito...

    • Contestant #1: I'm super excited. Do you think she'll be hot?
      Contestant #2: I'll bet she'll be hot.
      Contestant #3: I think she'll be hot too!
      Contestant #1: No Way! So do I!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Cynthia Plaster Caster

      Lois' former hobby of making molds of rock stars' genitalia is a reference to Cynthia Plaster Caster, an artist and former groupie who did the same thing starting in 1968. She has inspired a documentary film and a song by KISS called "Plaster Caster".

    • Animal House

      The scene where the old man is peeping into Chris's room while standing on a latter is from the 1978 movie Animal House where John Belushi peeps in at sorority girls.

    • Blazing Saddles

      One of Chris' new zits demands, "Where are all the whiteheads at?" This is similar to a line Cleavon Little's character uttered to goad a pair of Klansmen: "Where are all the white women at?"

    • Fast Times At Ridgemont High

      The young guy cheering Mort on in the pharmacy is Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

    • Christopher Cross
      Lois: Christopher Cross Griffin!
      Chris is named after adult contemporary singer Christopher Cross.

    • Little Shop of Horrors

      Chris' pimple Doug's voice sounds a lot like Levi Stubbs, a singer for the Four Tops who also lent his voice to the Audrey II, the alien plant from the Little Shop of Horrors (1986) The plant also says "Feed Me". However, Doug was voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

    • The Bachelorette

      The entire episode is a reference to the ABC Reality show "The Bachelorette"

    • JFK Jr.

      Stewie: Well I guess the pilot must have been JFK Jr. Eww... even I found that to be in bad taste.

      The son of John F. Kennedy was killed after a plane crash for which he was the pilot.

    • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

      Prince Adam: I have the POWER!

      This is what Prince Adam would say before turning into his alter ego He-Man. The tiger he was sitting on was the creature he would then ride into battle. He-Man went on to spawn a movie featuring Courtney Cox (no not as He-Man ba-zing!)

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