Family Guy

Season 9 Episode 2

Excellence in Broadcasting

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Brian has found the baloney while talking to Lois, after he has read whole book. He certainly should have found it earlier, during the reading.

  • Quotes

    • Brian: Why is Limbaugh coming here? Don't they have bookstores at the Nazi fascist...fascist fat camp where he where he go, where where he is a counselor?
      Stewie: I tell you what, Brian, if you want, we'll give you another crack at that.

  • Notes

    • Aside from being animated more smoothly and being shown in high definition, the new title sequence is almost a shot-for-shot remake of the original one. There are three minor changes though:

      The Griffins' wedding picture is now visible in the background while Lois and Peter sing.

      Just like in the show itself, Chris no longer wears earrings.

      During the chorus, the generic dancers dancing along the stairs are replaced by prominent recurring characters: Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson, Adam West, Mort Goldman, Tom Tucker and Carter Pewterschmidt on the left and Tricia Takanawa, Bonnie Swanson, Jillian Russell, Angela, Joyce Kinney (who takes Diane Simmons' place starting from this episode) and Barbara Pewterschmidt on the right.

  • Allusions

    • The Grapes of Wrath
      Rush's "I'll be there" speechthat he gives Brian after bailing him out of jail, alludes to the poignant speech given by Henry Fonda in the1940 c, The Grapes of Wrath.

    • The Karate Kid

      The way Rush Limbaugh saves Brian and the moves he uses is straight from The Karate Kid.

    • Brain's song "Repubican Town" is a parody of (and sung to the tune of) "The Company Way" from the Musical "How to Suceed in Business Without Even Trying"