Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 4

Brian's Got a Brand New Bag

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Brian begins dating an older woman, the family begins to make fun of him. After Brian's new fling breaks her hip, he gets the pleasure of becoming her errand boy.

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  • Funny

    6.5
    The funiture gag was funny and some other things.
  • Funny in the beginning, but dragged after the Road House gag

    5.5
    Another mediocre episode of Family Guy during the 8th season (it has to suck that there were a few slower episodes after that awesome mulitverse episode). As displayed the first act was full of humor when Peter bought the Road House movie. Second act started to focus on Brian's crush on a 50 year old woman (Rita). By the time it flew it was declining quickly because of how the family treat her due to her age. Act 3...don't know what to say...it wasn't good...episode just ended too abruptly. Funny parts in the episode were Mayor West's cameo, all the roadhouse gag throughout it, and a few cutaways. Overall this is one of the cons with season 8 but thankfully there'll be no love themed episode up until Teigs for Two. 5.5/10moreless
  • When a dog and woman love each other verrrrry much they go plop.

    4.0
    S'alright if you want something in the background. I can only remember half the episode even when currently watching it. Peter kicks things and Brian acts shallow yet is characterised as some kind of naive intellect as he decides to marry some 50-summat year old he just met.



    It makes no sense. It's low brow. It's family guy.
  • Really boring.

    1.5
    This episode, instead of making me laugh, it made my teeth itch. Has a lot of failed jokes in this episode, and really, boring. It's more of a mockery and drama instead of a comedy. Heh.
  • Another dating episode, boring.

    1.0
    When Brian begins dating an older woman, the family begins to make fun of him. After Brian's new fling breaks her hip, he gets the pleasure of becoming her errand boy.



    This episode was ridiculously boring, he dates an old woman, marries her, then cheats on her.



    1/10 F
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green

Seth Green

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)

Aimee Garcia

Aimee Garcia

Rita

Guest Star

Hart Bochner

Hart Bochner

Harry Ellis

Guest Star

George Christy

George Christy

Dr. Hasseldorf

Guest Star

Alex Breckenridge

Alex Breckenridge

Various

Recurring Role

James Burkholder

James Burkholder

Various

Recurring Role

Steve Callaghan

Steve Callaghan

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Behind Peter when he was in line in the movie store you can see a poster of Family Guy's Star Wars episode Something Something Something Dark Side.

    • When Brian is looking at the picture of Rita from when she was younger, he comments on how there is a flag missing some stars (indicating that several states had not joined the union yet). However, if Rita is 50 years old (born 1959), any flag in that picture would most likely have all 50 stars since Hawaii became a state in 1960.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Peter: Oh my god, Road House. I wanna buy this!
      Clerk: Great and as a bonus, I throw in What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams.
      Peter: No, thank you.
      Clerk: No charge!
      Peter: I do not want it!
      Clerk: But it's free, sir.
      Peter: If that DVD even touches Road House, I will kill you!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie In the beginning of this episode, Mayor West hopes that the Garbage Pail Kids movie is in. It is a movie based off of cards that parodied the Cabbage Patch Kids. Also, infamously known as the worst movie of all time.

    • Charlie Brown and Lucy football scene

      The scene where Peter beats up Lucy for pulling the American football away from Charlie just before he kicks it was a running gag through the series.

    • Road House

      Half of the episode references this 1989 movie as a tribute to Patrick Swayze

    • Ghost

      The ghosts that drag Joe down the street are a reference to the demons that drag Willie and Carl to hell in the movie Ghost.

    • Rita: Sock it to me!
      This was a line made popular in Rowan and Martin's Laugh In.

    • Lois: Here's Mrs. Garrett.

      Mrs. Garrett is a character from Different Strokes that went on to get her own series in The Facts Of Life.

    • Peter: Get off my plane!

      This line is said by Harrison Ford in the 1997 movie Air Force One.

    • Annie

      The dvds singing the song "Maybe" in the store window is an allusion to the musical Annie about an orphan dreaming of a home.

    • Brian's Got a Brand New Bag

      The title of this episode alludes to the 1965 song from James Brown entitled Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. The song was a #1 on the R&B charts for 8 weeks.

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