Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 12

Episode 420

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2009 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Brian gets busted for possession of marijuana, he starts a campaign to legalize the drug. Mayor West passes the law, which turns the townspeople into a bunch of potheads.

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  • Another bad episode

    When Brian gets busted for possession of marijuana, he starts a campaign to legalize the drug. Mayor West passes the law, which turns the townspeople into a bunch of potheads.

    The song sucked, and the weed plot sucked.

  • Too much of a political agenda

    This episode, like FOX-y Lady before it, is just Seth McFarlane promoting his liberal agenda. First, in FOX-y Lady, Seth uses the episode to bash conservatives and FOX News (something that I just don't understand why FOX allows to air). In this episode, Seth tries to push the legalization of marijuana on the American people. Clearly, at this point of the the show's run, the writers were out of ideas and decided to start promoting politics and including scenes that were pure wastes of time (like the 4 minute long Conway Twitty scene in The Juice is Loose) instead of providing a funny show. Thankfully, Season 8 has been an improvement.moreless
  • Good episode expect for a few things.

    Plot:When Brian gets busted for possession of marijuana, he starts a campaign to legalize the drug. Mayor West passes the law, which turns the townspeople into a bunch of potheads. Then, my review: I thought this was a great episode. It was funny though expect for a few things: Peter killing James (Quagmire's cat), I just hate random violence scenes, as well as the plot cause I don't need marijuana. Also, some parts bored me, especially the song (expect it was catchy). Other than those, it was very funny. I thought it was funny when Quagmire pretend to act like James (as a puppet) while Cleveland is trying to get in. It was funny when that guy said "I'm a family guy (the name of the show") and then Peter notices it. It was funny when that Carter and the men beat up Peter. The cutaway where Peter try to sleep while his car alarm went off was funny as well. Peter's last line was funny. Overall, this episode was good. 8/10moreless
  • perfect

    What I liked: the cutaways of people saying the movie title when speaking (especially the Superman one), and later on the guy saying "I don't like druggies. I'm a Family Guy!" The Bag of Weed song (even though it runs longer than it probably should have), Peter making the Hitler video trying to get pot illegal again, Peter being so high he can't even set up a cutaway, amongst other things.

    The episode is kind of preachy at times but dang it if it is not funny. I laughed at so many things in this episode, I laughed at almost everything. Plus, I don't know why, but the bag of weed song is one of my favorites of the show. I don't know why. But yea, this is a great episode, final grade is an easy A+.moreless
  • I absolutely loved this episode except for one thing

    For the most part, I thought that this was a very enjoyable episode of "Family Guy". Sure it had political beliefs of marijuana and all that but I thought it was well written for the most part. I thought it was funny when Quagmire was getting excited about his cat and how he has become so attached to it. The cutaway with Cleveland asking Quagmire for the lawnmower and then Quagmire uses the cat to talk to Cleveland was funny. It was funny when Peter, Joe, Cleveland, and Brian wanted to shave Quagmire's cat because they can't take how much Quagmire changed and Peter accidentally kills Quagmire's cat instead. I thought it was funny when Peter showed a list of celebrities that he does not like. I thought it was funny when they showed the cutaway with Peter being excited for everytime they say the movie title. Stewie getting naked to urine for Brian was hilarious. "Baby Mama" cutaway really made me laugh hard. The cutaway with the guy on marijuana and the dog talking to him commercial was funny. I also really loved the song "A Bag of Weed" that Brian, Stewie, and everyone else were singing. It was a very catchy song and it would have me dancing to it and it's probably one of my favorite songs from "Family Guy" ever. It was also hilarious when Peter used a Hitler video for marijuana thing for Carter. I also thought the ending was hilarious when Quagmire came to Peter's house telling Peter that he will give him a $50 reward if he found his cat and then Peter takes Quagmire's money and said "I killed your cat" and slammed the door on Quagmire... it was hilarious but I kind of felt bad for Quagmire since he really loved that cat. The one thing I didn't like about this episode how complete potheads everyone in Quahog is being after Mayor West declared marijuana to be legal. Overall, this may have a political issue on marijuana and all that but it was absolutely excellent for the most part in my opinion. 9.5/10moreless
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)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Kerrigan Mahan

Kerrigan Mahan


Guest Star

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

Recurring Role

Lori Alan

Lori Alan


Recurring Role

Chris Cox

Chris Cox


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Peter, Joe, and Cleveland arrive at Quagmire's house, there is no wheelchair ramp on Quagmire's front step, yet somehow Joe manages to get into the house without any difficulty.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (doorbell rings)
      Peter goes to open the door
      Quagmire: Hey guys, I want you to know I'm raising my reward to $50 for anyone who can help me find James. No questions asked.
      (Peter takes the $50)
      Peter: I killed your cat.
      (Peter slams the door shut)

    • Brian: This is so humiliating. I sold out everything I believed in and I have nothing to show for it. My book's a bomb.
      Lois: Well, look at it this way, it accomplished something. Marijuana's illegal because of you, and Stewie got to build a nice little fort with all of your unsold books.
      (Moves to Stewie in a fort made of Brian's books)
      Stewie: My house is made of mediocrity.

    • Police Officer 1: Well, what do we got, partner?
      Police Officer 2: Empty alcohol containers, the driver is inebriated and covered in blood. He's got scratches on his face and arms. There's a blood soaked corpse in the backseat, got shovels in there, and a hand-drawn map titled, "This is where we hide the body".
      Police Officer 1: Well that all seems fine. Sorry to bother you, sir.
      (bag of pot falls from Brian's collar onto his lap)
      Police Officer 2: Pot! (takes out his gun) Small amount of pot!

    • Tom and Diane: (both very stoned) Here's Ollie Williams with the Blaccu-weather forecast.
      Tom: How's the weather look, Ollie?
      (cuts to a stoned Ollie in a field)
      Ollie: (quietly) Not too bad.

    • Peter: All right, Carter, I've finished cutting together our anti-pot video. Take a look. (pushes the tape into the VCR)
      (cut to the TV screen, where real life footage of Adolf Hitler speaking is shown, a marijuana joint is hovering over his mouth)
      Adolf Hitler: (in Peter's voice) Hey, I've got a great idea! Let's kill 6 million Jews!
      (cut to a crowd of German people cheering)
      German People: (in Carter's voice) Hooray! Yeah! Yeah, I'm on board! How did you come up with that?
      (cut back to Hitler speaking)
      Adolf Hitler: (in Peter's voice) I got the idea from...from...while...from while I was smoking pot. Anyone else who likes pot, reach for my joint.
      (cut back to the German people)
      German People: (in Carter's voice) Oh, there it is. Give us some of that!
      (cut back to Hitler speaking)
      Adolf Hitler: (in Peter's voice) Ha ha ha! Perhaps later. Now let's go to France and steal all their Objects D'arte!
      (cut to German soldiers marching)
      German Soldiers: (in Carter's voice) Yeah, alright! Let's go to France!
      (cut back to the Griffin's living room)
      Peter: Not bad, eh?
      Carter: (talking on his cellphone) Aw, damn it! (hangs up) That was FOX News.
      Apparently they own the rights to Hitler's likeness and they won't have him slandered.

    • Peter: Brian, if you don't mind, we'll start thinking about prison rape jokes immediately. I'll break the ice. Hey Brian, did you do "hard time", or "hardly working?" (pauses) Penis. Alright, well all of the pieces are there, somebody make something outta that.
      Chris: Hey Brian, who's your favorite baseball player? Albert Pujols?
      Lois: Chris, stop it. Come on. Brian, we're happy you're outta jail, and when we get to the car, would you like a donut to sit on? (laughs) Ya see, I'm part of it, I'm part of it like everyone else.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The Rockford Files

      The "siren song" Peter fumbles through is from The Rockford Files, a TV series from 1974 starring James Garner.

    • A Bag of Weed

      The song "A Bag of Weed" is set to the tune of "Me Ol' Bamboo" from the 1968 MGM movie musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.