Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 4

Don't Make Me Over

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 05, 2005 on FOX
8.3
out of 10
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738 votes
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When Meg gets turned down for a date, she asks her family for support. Lois ends up taking her to the mall, where she gets the ultimate makeover. Meanwhile, Peter tries to start a band with the guys, but when their first gig fails, the family ends up performing. Impressed by Meg's singing, a record producer signs the family, and their travels eventually land them on "Saturday Night Live."moreless

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  • Fast and steady comfort food.

    9.0
    When I hear Meg say she so ugly fat and gross in a episode,I think remember Don't Make Me Over,that was you're spot to shine so don't cry to the rest of us cause its your fault.
  • Meg gets a makeover; Peter and his friends start a band

    8.5
    When Meg gets turned down for a date, she asks her family for support. Lois ends up taking her to the mall, where she gets the ultimate makeover. Meanwhile, Peter tries to start a band with the guys, but when their first gig fails, the family ends up performing. Impressed by Meg's singing, a record producer signs the family, and their travels eventually land them on "Saturday Night Live." This episode was slightly better than Blind Ambition, but some of the parts here could be better. The plots were not bad, but I liked Peter's a bit better. Meg's plot: I laughed/liked the song, Adam West's reaction to it, Peter punching Jimmy Fallon, and at least 3 more. Peter starting a band plot didn't last that long, but it was pretty funny throughout. Peter and the guys performing but nobody came was the funniest. Overall, this episode was great, beating the previous slight a bit, but not as superb as the first two. 8.5/10moreless
  • Could have been a better episode.

    6.0
    When Meg gets turned down for a date, she asks her family for support. Lois ends up taking her to the mall, where she gets the ultimate makeover. Meanwhile, Peter tries to start a band with the guys, but when their first gig fails, the family ends up performing. Impressed by Meg's singing, a record producer signs the family, and their travels eventually land them on "Saturday Night Live."



    I really only liked the parts that weren't the musical parts. It was also interesting that Tara Strong (voice actress of Timmy turner, twilight sparkle, etc.) voiced the singing Meg.



    6/10moreless
  • great

    8.0
    What I liked: Peter and the guys singing Don't Stop Believing, Peter listing a bunch of old comedians who used to be on Saturday Night Live, that Craig Hoffman character, amongst other things.



    The second half of the episode was kind of boring but the first half had some good laughs, so C+/B- or so as my final grade
  • An episode that became better.

    9.5
    This episode was one of the best episodes made by one of the best shows ever made by one of the creators who make good shows.I loved it when Peter and the boys tried to mix the Clam and messed it up even worse than anything than before.That part was very funny and I really loved that scene.It was very funny and this episode had a whole plot that was funny.I loved it when Peter and the boys screwed up when they couldn't even think of any songs when they performed in jail.That was very funny and I loved it.moreless
Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

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)

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Guest Star

Indigo

Indigo

Voice

Guest Star

Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine

Himself

Guest Star

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Various

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Horis: Ever since that mega mall opened across the street, it's been taking away all of my business. They've got three hundred stores, two hundred resturaunts, fifty-three bars and an indoor cattle ranch.
      (We then see a cow coming out of the mall with an ice cream cone)
      Cow: I go to Baskin Robbins every night and buy myself a little treat.

    • (Brian and Stewie have come up with a song, and are singing it)
      Stewie: I want to have intercourse with you. Ooh, ooh, yeah, intercourse with you.
      Brian: Relations.
      Stewie: Intercourse with you-u-u-u!

    • Dr. Diddy: Let me explain something to you, aight. We gotta get her half naked and put her out front center stage and that's gonna make y'all billionaires because America loves hot, white, jailbait ass.

    • Stewie: You know, it's awfully dangerous for me to be walking around the mall at my height. I say, let me get on your back.
      (Stewie jumps onto Brian's back)
      Brian: Oh, for God's sake.
      Stewie: Strong with the force young Skywalker is.
      Brian: God, I don't believe this.
      Stewie: That is why you fail!

    • Stewie: Oh there there, let me dry those tears. (licks his fingers with Meg's tears on them) Oh, oh yes yes, your anguish sustains me.

    • Lois: (Reveals the new Meg) Peter, take a look at your daughter!
      Peter: Oh my god, Lois, it was twenty years ago, I'd never even heard the word "rubber"!

    • Peter (To prison gang): Hello Cleveland!
      Cleveland: Hello Peter.

    • Cleveland: Cool, Glenn! You look like Tommy Lee!
      Quagmire: Well that oughta be appropriate, since I just found out I have hepatitis.

    • Quagmire: A one, a two, a one, two, three!
      (Slight Pause)
      Peter: Oh my god, we don't know any songs!

    • (The guys just finished singing "Don't Stop Believin," and the crowd is cheering like crazy.)
      Joe: Get some! Get some! (Peter uses Joe's leg like a guitar, then violently swings his body around, totally destroying the karaoke machine in the process) Guys, that was freakin' electric!
      Peter: Yeah, they LOVE us! Guys, this is a sign. We are gonna start our own rock band! Huh? Who's with me?

    • Narrator: Live from the Apollo Theatre tonight!
      (Brian switches off TV)
      Brian: What? I'm tired. It has nothing to do with the fact that it's a black show. What, I can't be tired at one in the morning? (starts barking wildly).

    • Lois: I'm not comfortable with my daughter being exploited like that.
      Meg: Shut up Mom! I want to be exploited.

    • Buy Me A Rainbow Lyrics
      Meg: Cloudy skies and rain clouds, Have come to stay.
      Windy nights and sad sights won't go away.
      Family: Sha-la-la-la-la
      Meg: But I want to be without a care,
      Unicorns and butterflies everywhere.
      Family: Gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, Buy me a rainbow,
      Gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, Wrap it up in a great big bow.
      Meg: The time is right, it's day not night, Just open up your heart, It'll be all right
      Family: Gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, gonna, Buy me a rainbow!
      Meg: Buy me a rainbow!
      Family: Rainbow!

    • Peter: You mean I'm going to get to meet John Belushi and Gilda Radner and Phil Hartman and Chris Farley and Horatio Sanz?

    • Chris: Wow, Saturday Night Live! I can't think of anything more exciting... Oh my God! A water fountain! Ha ha ha ha ha!

    • Stewie: (Running naked through the mall) Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement, help me!

    • Peter: (referencing Meg) Look Lois, I love meal ticket just as much as I love Chris and Stevie but business is business.

    • Lois: I'm worried about Meg. She's spiraling out of control, I mean what if she develops a coke habit?
      Peter: No Coke, Pepsi!
      (Lois walks away)
      Peter: Aww, come on! You set me up for that one!

    • Peter: Hey Fallon! Say goodnight you bum! (Punching Jimmy Fallon repeatedly)
      And this is for laughing during every comedy sketch you've ever been in! Who do you think you are, Carol Burnett? You think that she did it so it's alright for you? You haven't earned what she's earned! Alright, now where is the guy who slept with my daughter?!

    • Meg: I don't know if you noticed Lois, but I am the band, right Ms. Swan?
      Ms Swan: Oh yeah, honey, she band. Old lady jealous.

    • Meg: Mom, Dad, am I ugly?
      Lois: Oh, of course not sweetie.
      Peter: Yeah, where did you get a stupid idea like that?
      Meg: Craig Hoffman.
      Peter: (Disgusted) Craig Hoff... (pauses) Craig Hoffman said that? Well he's a sharp kid, you might be ugly.

    • Meg: Hey, um, do you want to, I don't know, go out sometime?
      Craig: Heh, that's about as unlikely as me playing by someone else's rules besides my own, which I would never do. I play by my own rules, nobody else's, not even my own.
      Meg: How about a movie?
      Craig: I don't go out with dudes.

    • Peter: Oh Meg, honey. I always thought you were beautiful just the way you we're... (starts laughing). Oh, God, couldn't do that with a straight face. (Continues laughing) Welcome to the family, sweetheart. Chris, go burn all of Meg's old pictures.

    • Mayor Adam West: Oh God, I love this song and I love it when amateurs sing the lyrics, but I hate baseball cards.

    • (Flashback: Peter works as an intern in a hospital)
      Peter: I'm afraid I have some very bad news. Your wife's gonna be a vegetable. You have to bath her, feed her and care for her the rest of her life.
      Husband: Oh my god!
      Peter (laughs): No, no, no! I'm just kiddin', she's dead!

    • Joe: You need to fix the place up. Reinvent the Clam's image. And we'll help ya!
      Cleveland: That'll take forever! Peter: Not if we do a 1980s fixing stuff up montage! (Montage of the gang fixing and painting set to a new wave soundtrack) Quagmire: Wow, I think we made it worse. Peter: Boy, I do not envy whoever has to clean that mess up.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • The Brady Bunch

      The number Peter and his family perform at the prison is a reference to The Brady Bunch, specifically the episode where the Brady kids form a singing group called The Silver Platters.

    • Dr. Diddy
      The name of the Griffin's band manager is a combination of the names of rappers Dr. Dre and P-Diddy.

    • The sequence of them making over the Drunken Clam bar is an allusion to Revenge of the Nerds, when the nerds fix up an old house. The music and the robot are directly taken from the scene.

    • Peter: You mean I'm going to get to meet John Belushi and Gilda Radner and Phil Hartman and Chris Farley and Horatio Sanz?

      Cast members of Saturday Night Live who are all dead, with the exception of Horatio Sanz.

    • Miss Swan and MADtv

      Peter: My daughter was deflowered in front of one and a half times the MADtv audience.
      The character Miss Swan, who was seen on the bus with the family and again at the very end of the episode on the set of Saturday Night Live was a frequent role that Alex Borstein would play on MADtv. Peter goes on to briefly mention MADtv, which is SNL's competition on FOX.

    • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

      Bill Cosby: Stay tuned, and you might learn a little something too. (as Fat Albert) Hey, hey, hey!

      Cosby's appearance was very much like when he appeared in segments of "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids."

    • Wizard of Oz

      The Tin Man's tilting routine was a part of his song from The Wizard of Oz, but he fell on the Scarecrow in the end. The Wizard of Oz was a novel written by L. Frank Baum, and it was adapted into a Movie by MGM. It still remains a classic even today. FG Has made many Wizard of Oz references.

    • Coyote Ugly

      A reference to the famous bar in New York City which was given the film treatment in 2000. The bar dancing depicted in the following scene is a trademark of the actual bar and was played up greatly in the movie.

    • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

      Stewie: Strong with the force young Skywalker is.
      Stewie is imitating Yoda from ESB. Yoda rode on Luke's back in much the same way while luke was training.

    • Conspiracy Theory: The Moon Landing Was Faked

      Peter: Oh man, that's the best idea since they faked the moon landing.

      Many believe the moon landing was staged in order to bolster patriotism and deal a blow to the Soviet Union in the space race. There is much evidence to suggest it may have been faked, but evidense of the Soviet's rocket capabilities show it would have been impossible for them to beat the US to the moon as their own moon program was in such poor shape.

    • Courtney Love: Don't Make Me Over, I'm all I wanna be.
      Wife of the late Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love had a hit with her band 'Hole' and the song 'Celebrity Skin' which had this as an opening lyric. The song was a jab at other celebrities who get makeovers and facelifts because they're superficial and shallow people who judge purely on appearance.

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