Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 23

Deep Throats

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 09, 2006 on FOX
7.8
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Meg becomes an intern for Mayor West. Brian, who is sure that the mayor is corrupt, tries to out him. Brian and Stewie, while undercover, discover that Meg is more than just an intern. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois go back to their folk singing days at a local talent show. When they begin using drugs, Chris stages an intervention.moreless

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  • My Least Favorite Episode in Season 4! :(

    6.0
    While giving credit there were some funny stuff in this episode... but still some problems as well such as Meg and Adam West dating... I find that very odd, Meg is 16 and Adam is like 50 or so... Why would they of all people get together, very, very strange. Also the fact that Brian drives past Cleveland in his Taxi Cab, It was actually funny the first Time, cause they were giving off a hidden message of racism, that Brian didn't want to forget about the milk and just drove right by with Cleveland throwing his shoe at him. At least Brian wasn't trying to be Racist, he just didn't want to forget about the milk that Lois asked for. Another Problem is when Peter is in Brian's Taxi Car getting transported to who knows where when suddenly they come across Lois up front in her Car. Peter pays Brian to ram her thus resulting into a car crash, Sure Peter is Stupid but he is not that stupid to cause a car accident Intentionally. The 4th Problem being that Brian and Stewie both Smooched when Meg and Adam pass by and Stewie replying that they should do it again sometime, I can tolerate some of Stewie's Gay Jokes, but that one is taken to a new level of gayness and coming from Stewie is not funny or cool. The 5th Problem is the fact that Lois says Brian hides away some Drugs, Okay I have problems with that too. Brian is a Good Dog, whose is reasonable and trustworthy, so he stacks away drugs in the house?! What... But at least the moral at the ending of the episode is good. Being that Brian still cares deeply for Meg and won't tell anyone about the incident that she and Adam had, resulting in a pretty Good ending for that side of the story. Now for Peter and Lois' side of the Story, not too much Problems except for the fact that they simply took Drugs to get better at singing just like they were younger. Peter I guess could be tolerated but Lois intentionally taking Drugs?! I find that wrong on so many levels. And the rest of their Story ends up in some pretty funny stuff, when they see Ice cream Land and start licking some of it only to turn out it was Chris they were licking. The Ending Joke with Stewie was not bad either at least something new coming from the writers. So that's about it, Overall it is not a bad Episode but it certainly isn't good, just an okay Episode with some good Morals in the end, like Trusting in your Friends and taking Drugs will lead into chaos. I'd say pass this episode it's nothing special.moreless
  • Meg become an intern for Mayor West; Peter and Lois join a talent show

    7.5
    Meg becomes an intern for Mayor West. Brian, who is sure that the mayor is corrupt, tries to out him. Brian and Stewie, while undercover, discover that Meg is more than just an intern. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois go back to their folk singing days at a local talent show. When they begin using drugs, Chris stages an intervention. This episode was weaker than the last few episode but it is a little better than Brian Sings and Swings. Both of the plots in this episode are mixed/equal. I laughed at some of the parts (not all of them though) the family thinking Brian is the new Meg, the noid appearing and then Mayor West beat it up, Cleveland getting mad at Brian, some of the stuffs Peter and Lois did, and the ending. Overall, this episode wasn't the greatest but it was just a decently done episode. 7.5/10moreless
  • Bad.

    2.5
    Meg becomes an intern for Mayor West. Brian, who is sure that the mayor is corrupt, tries to out him. Brian and Stewie, while undercover, discover that Meg is more than just an intern. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois go back to their folk singing days at a local talent show. When they begin using drugs, Chris stages an intervention.



    2.5/10
  • Lol!

    10
    I loved this episode for many reasons. First off, its really funny! Peter/Lois: When Peter and Lois were all like "ah ah...ah...ah" think they singing, it was ridiculously funny!!!!!!! Honestly the funniest joke in the whole show. As proven many times, Lois is funniest when she high or drunk, lol.



    Meg/Mayor West: While it was sorta wrong for them to get in a relationship... he didn't seem like he wanted to hurt Meg or force her to do anything. That's always a good thing when your dating someone older. Is it just me or does Brian like Meg a lot more than he may let on to her or anyone else? Just a doubt.



    Overall, stellar episode.moreless
  • Didn't really enjoy this one

    5.5
    In this episode, Brian and Stewie are determined to expose mayor West's affair with Meg, while Peter and Lois decide to reform their psychedelic (or however it's spelled) band, Handful of Peter back together. This episode starts off weak and stays painful throughout the episode. The storyline for Brian was ok, but was really dull at times. Stewie cross-dressing as a girl (again) was bad annoying and pathetic again. Peter's story was ok, and the scenes where they get are funny, but the songs are too long here. The manatee jokes here are also really bad, with Brian refusing to give Cleveland a ride being the only good one, until you realize that this isn't the first time they did this. Overall, not the worst episode ever, but not a particularly strong one either. 5.5/10 Fmoreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Fred/Kermit the Frog

Guest Star

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

Mrs. King

Guest Star

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

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 (7)

    • In the scene where Meg meets Adam for a date, she is wearing a dress. However, later on, when Brian and Stewie are spying on them on their Date, Meg has changed back into her normal clothes.

    • When Cleveland throws the shoe at Brian's cab he also shoots him the bird. But the odd thing is FOX doesn't censor it.

    • When aired on FOX, the scene with Lois and Peter on the couch high is different than the one on Adult Swim. For instance, on Adult Swim, they are fully nude, but on FOX, they are wearing underwear. Also, a couple lines were cut from the scene on FOX, including Lois making a comment about Peter "knocking on the back door". They cut this scene out because standards wouldn't allow them to do an anal sex joke.

    • When Peter listens to his "sounds of the rainforest" CD, it is the sound of deforestation.

    • The Hotel Sign reads:
      Free Showtime Anybody?
      Free Showtime?
      Hello?

    • The Griffins had a dog named Todd before Brian, who lived to be 15 years old.

    • The restaurant where Brian and Stewie are staking out Mayor West and Meg, the "Qu'est-ce Que Pue Restaurant" is French for "What Stinks Restaurant."

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Adam West: (Watching cartoons) Ah, Jem. You're outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.

    • Brian: (Nearly picks up Cleveland in his cab) I really should go get the milk. (Passes Cleveland. Cleveland angrily throws a shoe at the cab.)
      Cleveland You son of a bitch!

    • (Peter and Lois singing their song in the Talent Show)
      Peter and Lois:
      In God's eyes
      Everybody's hot
      This world has beauty all through her
      Picture the fattest chick you know
      God would totally do her
      He'd do her all the way,
      Even call her the next day
      To see how work was going.

    • Peter: (singing) Ding fries are done! Ding fries are done! I gotta run! I gotta run! I gotta run! I gotta run! I work at Burger King, making flame grilled whoppers, wearing paper hats! Would you like an apple pie with that?! Would you like an apple pie with that?!

    • Brian: Thank you for coming, Deep Throat.
      Kermit the Frog: You'll understand that if I don't come out of the shadows, my identity would be safest if you never see my face.
      Brian: A-ummmm... O.K.
      Kermit the Frog: Mayor West hasn't slept at home for three nights.
      Brian: (Narrowing his eyes) Kermit the Frog?
      Kermit the Frog: Huh! Somebody talked! No one is safe! I'm gettin' out of here! Yaay-aayy-Yay! (Floats off in the air like a puppet)
      Stewie: ...What's his appeal?

    • Peter: I can't believe we lost the talent show! What'd we do wrong?
      Chris: Well, I think I can shed a little light on that. You guys were so baked, you didn't sound anywhere near as good as you thought you were. I was in the audience.

    • Chris: Brian's the new Meg! Brian's the new Meg!
      Meg: Yeah, you're the new me!
      Peter: Shut up, Meg.

    • Brian: I was just watching this special on VH1 about Gwen Stefani. I don't know what a hollaback girl is, all I know is I want her dead.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the DVD version of this episode, the Ding Fries are Done song has 2 added verses that were cut from the TV version for time.

    • Two extra scenes was added onto the DVD version of this episode. On Brian and Stewie's way to meet Kermit the Frog, Brian passes Cleveland (who is trying to hail another cab) again and Cleveland throws another shoe at Brian's cab, saying "Oh there you are, you honky son a bitch!" Another scene, before Stewie and Brian enter Mayor West's office, they encounter the Scooby-Doo gang, and Stewie argues with Fred that they will uncover the scandal and tries to get the Mystery Inc. team to leave.

    • Originally, Peter and Lois' band were going to be called "Mouthful of Peter", but it was changed to "Handful of Peter".

      Also, a line in the song was changed from:
      "He'd do her from behind, even go a second time" to "He'd do her all the way, even call her the next day".

      During the scene where Peter and Lois are singing on stage, their hands are in sync while playing, even though the Guitar and Mandolin sections are totally different. This is because the music was added after the animation was already drawn.

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • Arthur
      When Peter is riding in the back of Brian's taxi, he keeps referring to him as Bitterman. This alludes to the 1981 film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. Arthur's chauffeur was named Bitterman.

    • Jem

      Mayor West in the hotel room is watching this 1980's cartoon about a girl band.

    • Mayor West: Oh please, please...call me Mayor Chapstick.

      A very obscure reference to the Chapstick commercials in the 70's starring basketball legend Julius Erving. In it, Dr. J tells a young boy to refer to him as "Dr. Chapstick".

    • Carol to the Bells

      During the Burger King clip, Peter sang a song about Burger King to the tune of "Carol to the Bells"

    • Stewie: Oh God, I feel more delirious than my cousin Stewie Cruise!
      Scene were Stewie dressed in a black costume is energetically jumping around in the talk show Oprah's studio yelling "I'm in love with Katie Holmes! I'm not gay! Go see my movie!".

      This was a reference to Tom Cruise appearing on the Oprah show where he was dressed exactly as Stewie portrayed him and he confessed that he's in love with Katie Holmes. He was jumping all around, grabbing Oprah's hands while completely ecstatic.

    • Kermit the Frog

      Brian's informant, code-name: Deep Throat, is really Kermit the Frog.

      Kermit the Frog is the beloved frog puppet from Jim Henson's The Muppet Show. When Kermit is recognized, he flails his arms, which is what he did when he was intro-ing an act for The Muppet Show.

      Kermit is voiced by Frank Welker in this scene. He also voiced a younger version of Kermit on the Muppet Babies animated series.

    • Candy Land

      When Peter hallucinates, it is of the popular children's board game Candy Land, where the point of the game is to go through a land of various candy objects.

    • Deep Throats

      The title of this episode is an allusion to Deep Throat the infamous informant during the Watergate scandal. Moreover, Brian and Stewie's meeting with him is a parody of a similar scene in All the President's Men, a movie about the scandal.

    • While Brian and Stewie are in disguise staking out Mayor West and Meg, Stewie is in drag with his wig worn in a style that covers his right eye. This is a style made famous by 40's glamour queen Veronica Lake.

    • When Cleveland is on top of Brian's cab smashing it with a crowbar, and he's seen he turns into a jaguar like in the Michael Jackson "Black or White" music video.

    • The Noid

      The guy Adam West killed for ruining his pizza was the Noid. The Noid was the mascot for Domino's in the 80's. He was a person in a red bunny suit with an "N" on his chest that uses inventions to destroy people's pizzas. Mayor West says "Perhaps it was the Noid who should have avoided me", which is a spin of the Noid's slogan "Avoid the Noid".

    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song:
      While Mayor West and Meg are watching TV, the classic TMNT (1987) opening song can be heard (But no screen showing).

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