Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 11

Dial Meg for Murder

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2010 on FOX
7.1
out of 10
User Rating
259 votes
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Episode Summary

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Brian gets a job writing for a teen magazine. After trailing Meg around for research, he discovers that she has a secret boyfriend who's in jail. When Brian attempts to inform the family of Meg's secret life, it is revealed that her boyfriend has broken out of jail, and has been hiding in the Griffin's house.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Spot On Funny.

    8.0
    This is a favorite. Joes cop skills were funny too.

  • Best Meg episode since Barely Legal

    8.0
    Nice to see Meg fight back against her tormenters, including her family.
  • wasn't really feeling it

    5.5
    This episode had so many weird gags- Peter and the bull attacking him, the goofy cutaway (which i didn't find offensive, just far from funny), the bull calling peter on the phone... there were probably more but still.

    The first half of the episode involved peter being attacked by a bull, then we find out meg is seeing a convict. She is arrested for harboring a convict.

    Then, she comes home and bullies her family, such as when she attacked Peter and made him hit Stewie.

    The pacing was weird for this episode and i only laughed like twice- Meg asking who the "funny one" was and Peter raising his hand, and the end credits made to look like The Simpsons. The rest was weird and just not really funny. D+/C- or so is going to be my final grade. Not a terribly awful episode, but far from perfectmoreless
  • I loved it.

    10
    Brian gets a job writing for a teen magazine. After trailing Meg around for research, he discovers that she has a secret boyfriend who's in jail. When Brian attempts to inform the family of Meg's secret life, it is revealed that her boyfriend has broken out of jail, and has been hiding in the Griffin's house.



    I loved every moment of it, except the ending, which was dramatic.



    10/10
  • WAY better than I expected

    10
    Last year in 2010 when I first saw the promo for this episode, I thought it was going to be an awful episode but I was proven wrong big time and was very impressed. It was interesting to see a whole new side of Meg after she was released from prison. I thought the drunk Billy thing in the beginning of the episode was hilarious. Peter signing up to be in a rodeo in the beginning of the episode was hilarious. It was hilarious when Peter used Chris as a bull and when Peter did a lasso on Meg and drag her downstairs to burn her butt but her butt says "AW" (Adam West) which means that Mayor West already burned Meg's butt before Peter did (which was hilarious). Peter at the rodeo and the bull beating up Peter was hilarious. It was also funny when the bull was calling Peter. I also thought the Goofy cutaway was hilarious. Brian writing a story for teenage girls and finding out that Meg has a boyfriend that is in jail was interesting. It was pretty cool when Peter called Joe to tell him that Meg's boyfriend (who escaped from prison) is running off and then Joe chases after Luke (Meg's boyfriend). Meg becomes a complete criminal after she was released from prison. It was absolutely awesome to see Meg stand up to herself to those mean popular kids and smacks them with a sack of soda. It was also funny when Peter punched Stewie after Meg told him to punch Stewie. The ending was also great when Brian showed Meg the column that he wrote about her before she robbed Mort's store and Meg turns innocent again. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy". 10/10moreless
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)

Herbert/Consuela

Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford

Luke

Guest Star

Peter Chen

Peter Chen

Voice

Guest Star

Camille Guaty

Camille Guaty

Voice

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Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

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Steve Callaghan

Steve Callaghan

Various

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Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mort: What kind of birdhouse can you make with popsicles, roofies and a mallet?
      Herbert: It's for a rare african bird called "nunya business".

    • Brian: Oh my god, Meg's in love with a convict!
      Stewie: Wow, Meg's like one of those crazy celebrities who marry someone even crazier then they are.
      (A picture of Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey is shown)

    • Stewie: Brian, what are you doing up there?
      Brian: Shh! I'm doing an article on teenage girls for a magazine. I'm studying Meg to see what goes on during her day.
      Stewie: Well, be careful you don't fall off that ladder. Not all dogs go to heaven.
      (Cuts away to Goofy meeting the devil in Hell)
      Devil: So, it says here you were involved in the plotting of September 11.
      Goofy: Well, that's what they get for supporting Israel! Hyuk, Hyuk, Hyuk! Gawrsh!
      Devil: Okay, into the Eternal Pit of Fire you go. (uses his pitchfork to poke him in)
      Goofy: Ya-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooey!

  • NOTES (1)

    • When this episode aired in New Zealand, it featured the scene where Meg, after beating up the kids that make fun of her, grabs Connie's head and kisses her, was shown. However, during a second airing months later, the scene was not shown.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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