Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 2

Family Goy

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Fan Reviews (21)

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360 votes
  • Horrible

    3.5
    Family Guy takes on religion, but while some episodes did it really well (like Holy Crap or The Father, The Son And The Holy Fonz), others failed (like the one where Meg was trying to force her views on Brian, can't remember the title) and this one is part of that second category. We see the family discovering a Jewish inheritance, which leads Peter to embrass a new faith to an extremist point - only to give in on the absolute opposite after a vision of his dad Francis' ghost reminds him of his Christian heritage.



    The only thing I actually enjoyred was the opening sequence that spoofed the opening of the All-New Super Friends Hour cartoon.
  • Ok, ok.

    7.5
    The dinner scene was disturbing.
  • New Family Guy episodes in a nutshell?

    1.0
    Oh I can tell you. It's plots that invole politics, religion (especially jews), racism, and relationships. This one is an example of a bad religion episode.
  • Decent FG ep, but offensive for Jewishs.

    7.0

    After finding a lump on her breast, Lois goes to the doctor to get it tested. Thankfully, the tests come back benign. However, the doctor looks into her family medical history and reveals that Lois is actually Jewish. Peter is eager at first for this new change, but after being visited by the ghost of his father, he changes his tune.


    This episode was good. Of course, my score is 30 points from a perfect score because of a few reasons: the plot. It was just another Jewish plot (like When you wish a weinstein), but more offensive than the last one. Also, Peter was getting annoying in this episode after he find out Lois being Jewish. I did liked that Peter fall for Kathy Ireland thing. Quagmire's parts (his stuffs on the in porn, and the cutaway when he wanted a spin off). Stewie's part was kinda funny as well. I don't think I had any more funny parts. i wanted a 6 rating, but there were no violence at all (since the newer FG episodes always relied on them), I made my score a little higher. Overall, this episode was good, but offensive to the Jews. 7 out of 10

  • Bad

    1.0

    After finding a lump on her breast, Lois goes to the doctor to get it tested. Thankfully, the tests come back benign. However, the doctor looks into her family medical history and reveals that Lois is actually Jewish. Peter is eager at first for this new change, but after being visited by the ghost of his father, he changes his tune.



    1/10

  • good

    7.0
    What I liked- Francis in ghost form, the ending of the episode where Jesus appears and pretty much says all religion is fake, Carter trying to get Babs and Lois to go after the dollar, and then lying and saying there was salmon, etc.

    Eh, not a huge fan of this one. There were some laughs here and there but it did not hold my interest much, and Peter was pretty annoying throughout it. I think it's kind of hypocritical that When You Wish Upon a Weinstein was originally banned, yet I haven't heard anything about this being banned. If you ask me, this episode is much worse then the other Jewish episode. But whatever. Final grade is going to be a C+/B- or so, I think is fair
  • This episode is much worse than "I Dream of Jesus"

    1.5
    I really like "Family Guy" but this episode was just unacceptable. I was pretty offended due to so much religion in this film. Okay really, Seth MacFarlane, what is it with you using so much religion in "Family Guy". You don't seem to use religion in "American Dad" so why can't you stop with the religion in "Family Guy". I seriously DID NOT laugh once at this episode, not even a chuckle. Okay, I thought "I Dream of Jesus" was mediocre because the religion in that but this episode is much more offensive that "I Dream of Jesus". Lois discovers that she is Jewish which makes her and everybody else Jewish. This episode just made it seem that being Jewish is bad and that you can go to hell just for being a Jewish person instead of a Catholic person. I'm a Catholic person and I find that extremely offensive on how Seth was portraying this whole episode. The only good thing was seeing Peter's father again even though he is a ghost now since Peter's father died in the earlier Family Guy episode. I wish his appearance wasn't so quick though. Overall, a terrible "Family Guy" that is much more offensive than "I Dream of Jesus". 1.5/10
  • Quite bad.

    6.5
    This was a really boring episode of a really great show. In this episode, Lois discovers her Jewish heritage, and it becomes a war of the religions in the Griffin household.

    I thought the opening scene was great, but once we got past that, the episode was just really dull. I didn't enjoy it at all.

    Aside from the religious side of it, there was not much humour in it, so that made it even worse. The only weird scene was when Stewie pulled out Meg's heart. I thought that was just random.

    To conclude, a very shocking episode of Family Guy. I truly hope it gets better, because that was ridiculous.
  • Just boring

    6.0
    After a very good season opener (another fine Stewie/Brian-episode), this episode was just boring.

    The episode has three parts: first the Kathy-Ireland bit, then Peter trying too hard to be Jewish, and finally Peter fighting against being Jewish. The first part has nothing to do with the rest, it only kills off time. I have no idea why they included it - the main problem with parts two and three is that they don't go anywhere, because they are both too short.

    Also, nothing in this episode was shocking or exceptional. Come to think about it, I have no idea what this episode was actually about.

    I saw two good jokes in the whole episode - Stewie saying "I hate it here" and Quagmire's left arm. But the latter joke was immediately destroyed by Peter's reaction. So all in all, I laughed once.
  • After a heath scare Lois finds out she is Jewish. Also Peter falls in love with a cardboard cutout of Cathy Ireland.

    8.5
    The only way to describe this episode is out of this world. Peter falling in love with Cathy Irland cardboard cutout was funny. I loved the part where Meg went into the bathroom. Peter was in the shower with cardboard Cathy. Suddenly Cathy is pressed against the glass scaring Meg who runs screaming out of the bathroom. Peter wanted Lois to put on that dress that looked like it came from the movie Yentle put me in stiches. I also liked the end about how people should treat people the way they would want to be treated. This episode was a joy to watch.
  • 08x02

    8.0
    just like most fans of family guy, i have noticed that family guys 6th and 7th season were horrible, but even though the 8th season is only 2 episodes in, both of them are episodes that you would expect to find in their earlier season cause they are fantastic. the road to multiverse was an instant classic, and this episode marks the return of francis since his death in the 5th season. hopefully i didnt speak too soon. please keep dishing out a good season family guy, and also please make ur spinoff the cleveland show much much much better, it really sucks so far. (no i did not steal this review from tkpanda, i am him)
  • This was a shocking disgrace and highly offensive!

    1.0
    Being a very big Family Guy fan, I have accepted many of the "on the line" jokes, especially when it comes to religion. Watching this episode actually made me cringe with the thought that these writers and creators are testing the boundaries and seeing how far they can go before people stop watching. We all accept Family Guy to go far and sometimes we laugh, even some of the Jewish jokes were funny, but where do we draw the line. Where do we say that that has gone too far this time? Two very good examples of this stepping over the line are the 2 Holocaust references in this episode. The first being where Peter enters the Synagogue and shouts out, "the holocaust we're number one!", next if some of you did not catch the reference to Shindlers List, where peter stands out the window with a rifle and shoot the mail box where Lois is standing. Im sure they could have taken other scenes from the movie and made then into humor for those that watch to laugh at? And people would laugh cause there are no lines crossed here, are there? Am i wrong?

    I mean is that funny? To make a joke at the expense of the deaths of people. For some maybe it is, for other not. But for those that are not entertained should say something about it.

    If Family were to make some sort of parody about 9/11 ever American would be up in arms. So how is this different?

    How can we allow and even accept certain boundaries to be stepped over and laughed at? Now I am sure that some will say this is abuse and delete this review. That just proves my point. This is NOT just some Religious issue over the mocking of Judaism. Religion aside, this is about moral value and if a person accepts that this is ok to laugh at then those persons morals should be checked, and the fact that people sit quietly shows that Family Guy has the power over everyone and they will go further and when all of a sudden they reach a point that goes far beyond moral values, then its just too late.

    Family Guy has mocked joked and ridiculed all sensitive subject matter and yes at times it's good to laugh. But should laugh and applaud them for degrading us and the deaths of innocent people, whether they are Jewish, Christian, Muslim or whatever. Welcome to the new society where we allow degradation of out morals, values and our sensitivity to the world.

    I applaud Family Guy for continuing to show us that limits can always be broken without repercussion!
  • Oh damn, really bad

    5.0
    There are quite a few people who don't like this episode because of the offensive material that is packed within it--then again, what Family Guy episode isn't overloaded with racist remarks and stereotypical views? Though overall this was just a really bad episode. One of the more poorly directed Family Guy episodes yet no exaggeration. There was no direction, no flow, poor pacing, and some of the jokes were really lame. There were a couple of jokes and gags that gave you a cheap laugh and some were funnier than others, but it doesn't cover the ground that the overall poor directing this episode brings.
  • The best epsode that never was.

    5.0
    Why did tis episde fail? Simple: Quagmire discovers the plethora of porn on the internet and we only get one joke out of it. This was the best idea I think Family Guy have come up with since it's return to TV and yet they ignore whats seems like an overflowing bucket of ideas! Quagmire discovering the dirty side of the internet...Thats a whole episode in its own right without a 'B' story never mind being reduced to a 'Z' story!

    The whole thing with Lois being Jewish wasn't all that bad and it made me smile, HOWEVER! Talk about cliche! All this Jewish stuff gets a bit repetitive, if were gonna talk about religion hows about Family Guy regain it's edge and talk more about Islam, something which they are obviously too **** to sattirise. Jews and Christains get the insults all the time, complete the circle and attack the other Abrihamic faith! When American Dad did it (Stan of Arabia) it resulted in one of the best McFarlene experiances! Relevant edgy fresh and funny as! Move on from the jews; that barrel has be scraped into non-exstance!

    Even so this series of Family Guy is shaping up to be a vast improvement of previous 2!
  • Lois finds she's Jewish.

    7.5
    So I finally got around to watching this episode on imdb.com and found it to be- same old, same old. Just as offensive and random as it usually is, this Family Guy episode is fine. Expect I wouldn't have minded it so much if it just didn't seem like the controversy in the episode was being done, just to be done. Don’t get me wrong, Family Guy is doing a good run and is always good for a laugh, but I'm wondering and hoping they're not doing things just out of desperation for a story. I guess it truly annoys me because this episode comes right after the "Road to Multiverse" episode, being truly one of the show's greater episodes in a long time. Either way, this episode has its moments; one in particular featuring Jesus Christ and his thoughts on religions. I'll leave it at that.
  • Another religious blasphemy..

    6.0
    The episode as such was boring and unimaginative. But it did have some really Family Guy-esque moments in the beginning. That said, there were some sequences where I didn't get the joke at all. I know I am missing something here, I mean despite some overwhelming reviews I really couldn't find this episode funny.

    As I said, the beginning sequences including the cold open, and the ones where Quagmire doesn't know internet porn exists. Then the ones where Quagmire comes out of his house tired and grumpy with muscles bulging out of his left had, are typical FG jokes where the pictures says it all. Some Stewie sequences were good and Brian didn't have much of a role. Though the progression from breast cancer to Judaism to Christianity was reasonable well played, the ending was forced in an attempt to relay a secular message. Overall, not an impressive episode of FG.
  • "This is the stupidest thing you've done since you got in that turf war with the cat"

    8.3
    Like Lois' quote above, the beginning of this episode was one of the stupidest and most random things I've seen. I barely laughed at all, and it wasn't until almost halfway through that the show really hit its stride.

    The real episode begins after Lois finds a lump on her breast and finds out from medical histories that she's Jewish. From here on, we get a onslaught of Jewish jokes and jabs at religion. There were some really funny lines, especially from Peter while walking into the church and some fun came out of the sedar at the end of the episode. However, a lot of it was sort of lame humor that came at the expense of making of Jews. I was laughing, but they got bland after awhile.. there's only so many "Jews like money" jokes you can say before they get old.

    However, as sub-par as I thought this episode was compared to last week's, this is still a strong start to a show going into its eighth season. Hopefully it can keep it up.
  • After Lois finds out that her mothers side of the family was Jewish, Peter goes crazy and turns from a Catholic into a Jew overnight. Lois is of course more cautious but she decides to explore her heritage a little.

    7.5
    Not my favorite episode of Family Guy. There were more embarrassing moments then funny ones and the funny jokes weren't hilarious just humorous.

    Peter playing with the Kathy Ireland cutout at first was a little funny, then creepy, then downright strange. Lois is always so understanding.

    Then when the main plot line starts Peter goes off the deep end again with the jewelry and such. Mildly funny, but not really laugh out loud. Probably the funniest bit was when his father appeared and threatened him with going to Hell if he didn't stop acting Jewish!

    From that point on it continued to go down hill. The Synagogue and the ending scenes weren't really that funny at all.

    This was all a little disappointing after last weeks terrific premiere. Oh well, there's always next week. Thanks for reading...
  • This is now one of my FAVORITE episodes. EVER. My husband (a Christian) and I (a Jew) laughed and giggled throughout. We rewinded and replayed the show several times tonight.

    9.0
    This is now one of my FAVORITE episodes. EVER. My husband (a Christian) and I (a Jew) laughed and giggled throughout. We rewinded and replayed the show several times tonight.

    We loved Stewie at the Jewish school (being the most athletic), and the draw of Hanukkah vs. Christmas. We loved Peter trying to get it on with Lois, as well as Lois' dad trying to get it on with Lois' mom. "There's salmon!"

    The best part of the episode was the seder where Jesus came by. We loved when he explained to Peter about being Jewish. We especially loved when Brian added the bit about understanding Muslims as well. Well played!

    All in all, this was a fabulous episode!
  • family guy is good again, hooray

    8.5
    just like most fans of family guy, i have noticed that family guys 6th and 7th season were horrible, but even though the 8th season is only 2 episodes in, both of them are episodes that you would expect to find in their earlier season cause they are fantastic. the road to multiverse was an instant classic, and this episode marks the return of francis since his death in the 5th season. hopefully i didnt speak too soon. please keep dishing out a good season family guy, and also please make ur spinoff the cleveland show much much much better, it really sucks so far.
  • Brilliant.

    8.8
    I cannot believe I am saying this, but this was a brilliant episode of Family Guy. Everything worked and it was arguably the show's best installment since its resurrection by FOX in 2005. The show had some genius shots at Catholicism, Judaism and Islam, no religion was off limits tonight, yet the show was careful to not be offensive.

    This episode shows that when it wants to be Family Guy can actually be a pretty good show, even in 2009. Unfortunately, weak writing and ridiculously dumbed down plotlines have prevented me from giving any recent episodes any high scores, but things changed tonight.
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