Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 3

Da Boom

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 26, 1999 on FOX
8.5
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Peter, who is concerned that the world is about to end because of Y2K, convinces the family into canceling all their New Year's Eve plans. After bombs destroy everything, the Griffins set off to a Twinkie factory in Natick.

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  • My favorite episode.

    10
    This episode is flawless.
  • Superb

    9.0
    Peter, who is concerned that the world is about to end because of Y2K, convinces the family into canceling all their New Year's Eve plans. After bombs destroy everything, the Griffins set off to a Twinkie factory in Natick. I think this episode was superb. My only problem is that it got boring towards the end and Peter using a gun policy seems pretty dumb imo. Other than that, I enjoyed the episode's plot. I liked/laughed the chicken part, cameo, Peter pushes Lois to the basement after asking her she's pregnant, the Y2K occurs, the mutant rat approaches Joe, Cleveand and Quagmire mixed up, Stewie having octopus arms, Stewie taking Brian's food, Peter making New Quahog, and the ending. Overall, a superb but a bit dramatic episode of Family Guy. 9/10moreless
  • Much better than the last episode.

    9.0
    Very funny,and a great plotline. I don't wanna spoil the ending but it doesn't matter how it turned out this is still a great episode.
  • Perfect... Just Perfect

    10
    Peter, who is concerned that the world is about to end because of Y2K, convinces the family into canceling all their New Year's Eve plans. After bombs destroy everything, the Griffins set off to a Twinkie factory in Natick. I thought that this was a perfect episode of "Family Guy". There were a lot of humor for me to give me a good laugh and I really thought that the storyline was well thought out and brilliant. I've seen this episode like 6 times and it's still great to watch. The parts that did make me laugh was the cutaway with Peter fighting with the chicken, Peter telling the rabbit "Silly Rabbit, Trix Are For Kids", the guy in the chicken suit warning Peter about the end of the world, Chris saying "Run, E.T., Run" and then you see E.T. run, Cleveland and Quagmire having their bodies together, Joe being stuck in the ground and then a giant rat comes to attack Joe along with Joe yelling to the rat "Bring It On", Stewie having tentacles, Randy Newman making the song about Lois eating the apple, and the very ending with that dude saying "What's Family Guy?" and then he looks at the camera. So yeah, I loved the humor but I also loved the storyline to this episode... it just had a creative process that Seth MacFarlane did a well done job on. I also loved that Peter made the Natick now be called New Quahog. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy" that is just worth watching to all fans. 10/10



    Note: mahesh2001 requested me to review this episodemoreless
  • One of the best of Season 2.

    10
    Peter, who is concerned that the world is about to end because of Y2K, convinces the family into canceling all their New Year's Eve plans. After bombs destroy everything, the Griffins set off to a Twinkie factory in Natick.

    What I liked- the Trix rabbit, the giant chicken, the giant rat, peter eating a year's worth of food, Stewie slapping Brian over the waffle, Stewie as an octopus, when the horse is a doctor, the baby Stewies that attack the town



    Overall, a PERFECT episode.



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Seth Green

Seth Green

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)

Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy

Bobby Ewing

Guest Star

Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal

Pamela Ewing

Guest Star

Jack Perkins

Jack Perkins

Himself

Guest Star

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Joe

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Lois: Come on everyone, lets sing a song.
      Chris: (Sings) Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot.

    • Meg: There's no factory?
      Stewie: Ha! Very good, fat man! We follow the Pied Piper of Hamsteak to the Gates of Oblivion, and look what it's brought us! We're finished! We're done! Game over, man! Game over!

    • Lois: Good-bye, sweet home. Maybe someday we'll return.
      Peter: Hey, Joe, can you keep an eye on the place?
      Joe: I might as well. I'm melted to the ground.
      Meg: (lays mousetraps around Joe) There you go, Mr. Swanson. These ought to keep the rats away.
      Joe: Thanks, hon. Stay in school! (Mutant rat walks up, slapping away traps) BRING IT ON!!

    • Peter: Let's go.
      Lois: Go where? If there's no food in Quahog, what make you think there's going to be food anywhere else?
      Peter: Lois, everyone knows that there are two things that can survive a nuclear holocaust: cockroaches and Twinkies, and there's a Twinkie factory in Natick.
      Lois: Twinkies?
      Peter: Yeah. I saw a story about them on A&E.

    • Stewie: Oh dear me, yes yes, this is how I wanted to enter the new millennium...locked in the basement with imbeciles dressed like a gay Neil Armstrong.

    • Peter: (To the Cleveland/Quagmire fusion) Hey, Clevemire.
      Quagmire: That's Quagland!
      Cleveland: Quagland? Oh, you are dreaming.
      Quagmire: Not about kickin' your fat ass!

    • Peter: Lois, are you pregnant?
      Lois: No, why?
      (Peter pushes Lois down the steps)

    • Peter: (after he ate all the dehydrated food and drank water) Everyone leave, I have to poop. Now!

    • (After the nuclear holocaust and all the world is destroyed.)
      Peter: Holy crap! Did anybody else feel that?

    • Peter: (laughing) You said "nuclear", its "nucular", dummy. The "s" is silent.

    • Brian: Oh my god! They're eating Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa!
      Peter: That's crazy...they'll just be hungry again in an hour.

    • Peter: (Screams) Nooooooo! Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids. Damn long ears, trying to steal Easter from Jesus.

    • Peter: Y2K? What are you selling, chicken or sex jelly?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Gone With the Wind

      The scene in which the rising sun illuminate the undamaged twinkie factory is similar to a scene in this 1939 classic in which the rising moon reveals an undamaged Tara.

    • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

      Chris: Oh my God, the government is here! Run, E.T., run!
      The suit Peter was wearing was similar to the suits the government officials were wearing while they were chasing E.T. in the classic film by the same name.

    • Family Feud

      Jorad: Show me potato salad!
      This is a reference to the catch phrase from the show Family Feud, during the round where the contestants would need to answer a question which 100 people were asked. If they answered with one of the most common answers, it would appear on the board after Richard Dawson (or any subsequent hosts) would call out, "Show me [given answer]!"

    • Trix

      Peter: No! Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.
      This is a parody of an advert for the cereal Trix, where a white rabbit would try to get the breakfast ceral 'Trix' from the kids.

    • Contact

      Peter: No words... should have sent... a poet...
      A phrase spoken by Jodie Foster in the movie "Contact" (1997). Foster said this (albeit not verbatim) when she was transported through space via the machine and got a glimpse of a beautiful group of stars.

    • Aliens

      Stewie: Game over, man. Game over.
      This is a line that Bill Paxton speaks in the 1986 film Aliens.

    • Dallas

      On the TV show Dallas, Patrick Duffy's character was killed off in the finale of the eighth season. The ninth season came and went, then in 1986, the tenth season opened with Victoria Principal awakening to find Duffy showering -- meaning that every episode since his death had been her dream. That infamous 1986 opening scene was recreated shot-for-shot for this episode.

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