Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 9

Business Guy

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 13, 2009 on FOX
6.9
out of 10
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258 votes
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After Peter throws Carter a wild bachelor party, he slips into a deep coma that not even Dr. House can bring him out of. Lois, now in control of Pewterschmidt Industries, is convinced by Peter to let him run the operation. Overcome by power, Peter fires the entire board. Carter eventually recovers, but realizes that it may be tough to get his company back.moreless

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  • Loved it.

    9.5
    They put Pter in a funny position, therefore this just works!
  • Perfect episode to end the 2000s decade

    10
    After Peter throws Carter a wild bachelor party, he slips into a deep coma that not even Dr. House can bring him out of. Lois, now in control of Pewterschmidt Industries, is convinced by Peter to let him run the operation. Overcome by power, Peter fires the entire board. Carter eventually recovers, but realizes that it may be tough to get his company back. I thought it was a perfect episode of Family Guy and it was perfect that the decade ended really well after a mess from a few episodes (The Juice is Loose, Peter Progress, and a few weaker episodes). I had no problems with this episode at all whatsoever. The Cheeseburger Helper cutaway was kind of long but it was tolerable. I laughed at Lois feeling seasick and vomit at Brian and Stewie, the guys giving Carter a bachelor party, the eventual return of Road House (which was a few episodes back), Stewie's line about asking Carter's status, German bedtime story, Peter firing the people at Carter's company and replaced with Brian, Quagmire, and Mort, Joe couldn't work because he is handicapped, Carter watching the Big Bang Theory, the ending, and a few more parts. Overall a funny episode of FG and it is one of the best for this season. 10/10moreless
  • Decent

    7.0
    After Peter throws Carter a wild bachelor party, he slips into a deep coma that not even Dr. House can bring him out of. Lois, now in control of Pewterschmidt Industries, is convinced by Peter to let him run the operation. Overcome by power, Peter fires the entire board. Carter eventually recovers, but realizes that it may be tough to get his company back.



    7/10
  • Excellent episode of "Family Guy"

    10
    I thought that this was an enjoyable episode of "Family Guy" for the most part. I loved how Peter took over Carter's company after Carter got a heart attack. It was funny when Peter, Joe, and Quagmire threw Carter a bachelor party because Carter has never had or heard of a bachelor party. It was very funny when Peter fired all of Carter's employees and had Mort, Brian, and Quagmire help Peter with the company. It was funny when Joe couldn't find a way to get inside the house. It was hilarious when Peter's private jet made the streets on fire and then Joe complains to Peter that his first lawn is on fire. The bunny with Quagmire in the plane was hilarious especially when Quagmire ripped off his head and he freaks out. I thought the heart monitor thing was hilarious. It was very funny when Carter loved the watch "The Big Bang Theory". It was also funny when Dr. House was the doctor in the episode. I also laughed out at the Scooby-Doo reference that this episode had near the end of the episode and Dr. House was the swamp monster. Brilliant idea for the writers to to do a Scooby-Doo reference. It was also hilarious when Peter jumped and then he was frozen. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy". 10/10moreless
  • very good episode was amazing until the last 5 min. but still produced mad laughs

    10
    After being invited onto the Pewterschmidt's yacht, Lois gets seasick and vomits. Peter, saying this reminds him of his bachelor party in response, is shocked to find out that Lois' father Carter doesn't know what a bachelor party is, since he never had one. After returning to Quahog, Peter decides to take him to a strip club to simulate a bachelor party, and give him the time of his life. During his excitement, Carter ends up having a heart attack and falls into a coma. Dr. House is hired to treat him, but only punches Carter in the face to make sure he's actually comatose. Soon, Carter's video will is discovered, in which Carter leaves Lois control of his billion dollar manufacturing company, Pewterschmidt Industries. Upon hearing this, Lois professes that she does not know the first thing about running a corporation. Peter, however, inspired by House's "live-without-rules" lifestyle despite his own inexperience, takes over the company himself.

    Although the company is already performing better than ever before, Peter fires the entire board of directors and hires his friends to manufacture ridiculous items, such as an African American heart monitor. Lois attempts to intervene, but Peter threatens her into behaving by saying he can "fire" her too, reminding her of what happened to Lacey Chabert. Soon after, Carter reawakens from his coma and learns about what Peter has done with his company. Carter confronts Peter in his former office and demands for him to relinquish control of the company, but is soon thrown out by the power hungry Peter.

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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)

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Guest Star

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki

Leonard Hofstadter

Guest Star

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Sheldon Cooper

Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The scary German bedtime story Peter mentions in a cutaway actually exists. It is called "Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher" (German for "The Story of the Thumbsucker" written by Wilhelm Busch, who was infamous for his rather sadistic stories. In the real story though, the boys' thumbs are cut off by a tailor, not by his mother.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dr. House: House!
      Peter: Roadhouse!

    • Lois: Oh, that's it! Peter is completely out of control! We've gotta do something to take him down and get your company back.
      Carter: Right, right, but how?
      Lois: In order to oust an idiot, we've got to think like an idiot. (thinking) Let's see, what's Peter's weakness? He's gotta have a weakness.
      (pause while they both think about it)
      Carter: (matter-of-factly)Swamp monsters.
      Lois: Swamp monsters! Of course!

    • Lois: Peter, what the hell is going on? You fired everybody at daddy's company?
      Peter: You bet.
      Lois: Are you out of your mind?
      Peter: Keep it up, Lois, I might fire you.
      Lois: You wouldn't!
      Peter: Does the name Lacey Chabert mean anything to you?
      (pause)
      Lois: (quietly) Ok, I'll behave.
      Peter: You will.

  • NOTES (2)

    • At the end when Dr. House talks with Lois he mentions we would like to change his accent to British- his natural. He is British, but he has to fake an American accent in the show House M.D., because that was the condition to play this character. In fact during Hugh Laurie's audition, David Shore said to Bryan Singer, one of the producers, that this is exactly what he needs- just an American.

    • Peter Griffin mentioned Lacey Chabert, who used to be Meg's voice actress in the first 13 episodes.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Scooby Doo

      The chase sequence between Carter Pewterschmidt, Lois and the swamp monster is an allusion to the Scooby Doo cartoon. In the cartoon, Shaggy would jump into Scooby's arms when encountering a monster, much like Carter jumped into Lois' arms. They would then take off running and popping in and out of different places. Eventually they would trap the monster and unmask him reveling his true identity.

    • Donnie Darko

      The part when Peter lands the plane and destroys his neighbors property is from the movie Donnie Darko.

    • Carter: I'm having a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack! You ought to know by now!

      This is a reference to Billy Joel's song "Movin' Out".

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