Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 12

Fifteen Minutes of Shame

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2000 on FOX
8.3
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Meg's slumber party is ruined by her family. She is sick of being embarrassed by them and secretly books the family on a talk show. Intrigued by their story, a network executive gets Peter to sign the family up to be on a reality show. Things quickly go awry, and the Griffins want out of the contract. However, the network owns their namesake, and the family is eventually replaced.moreless

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  • Superb episode

    9.0
    Meg's slumber party is ruined by her family. She is sick of being embarrassed by them and secretly books the family on a talk show. Intrigued by their story, a network executive gets Peter to sign the family up to be on a reality show. Things quickly go awry, and the Griffins want out of the contract. However, the network owns their namesake, and the family is eventually replaced. A superb episode. Although I hasn;t seen this episode in like a long time. Everytime when this episode is rerun, I seem to miss it. Same thing for Road to Rhode Island and D*** it Janet. Anyway, this episode was a tad funnier in the first half, but the last half got boring and I didn't like it that the Griffins got replaced. It was interesting to know the origin of Quahog. As for the parts that I laughed are Peter being naked (Brian said "That how Peter's *** looks like"), the Ronald McDonald cutaway, Stewie's role throughout the episode, and some others I did not remember. Overall, a superb episode. 9/10moreless
  • An instant classic.

    9.0
    Another great episode.
  • Superb

    9.5
    Meg's slumber party is ruined by her family. She is sick of being embarrassed by them and secretly books the family on a talk show. Intrigued by their story, a network executive gets Peter to sign the family up to be on a reality show. Things quickly go awry, and the Griffins want out of the contract. However, the network owns their namesake, and the family is eventually replaced.



    What I liked- Peter Griffin and Madame, Stewie in the lobster tank,

    Fran Drescher's imitation of Lois.



    What I disliked- that new girl that replaced meg.



    9.5 out of 10.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes

    9.5
    The family keeps embarrasing Meg. Like at her sleepover when Peter gets stuck in the stairwell, or at a clam day where Peter washes up shore naked. Meg decieds to put them on a talk show called Diane. everything goes wrong, and people love it. A television producer offers the griffins a Tv show,and Peter says yes, much to their dismay. Soon, the show is on the air for six months, and people are loving it. Soon, Meg gets replaced by a hotter girl, and soon the whole family gets replaced. Including the olsen twins as Stewie and Brian. Meg goes back to her family, and they stay at a hotel, until their contract expires.



    This was a great episode. It had so much humor and bickering in it, that it was funny. I loved Peter talking to the camera about his ripped underwear, and the "I'm not actually a woman, I'm a horse. "Im actually a broom", scene. I also loved Stewie talking to the camera, and him getting the lobster.



    Overall Grade: 95%/A+moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the family guy show meg is embarriesed once again by her family at a slumber party so she goes and secretly signs them up to a talk show booking and then a reality tv show agency wants them to do a show for them and they do and it becomes really big thing is it goes bad towards the end and the family gets replaced and the show continues but goes off the air this was a very funny ep i thought and had alot of laughs. that is why i gave the show a 8.5moreless
Seth Green

Seth Green

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)

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Fat Greek Guy

Guest Star

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr

Wilshard Watkins

Guest Star

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Various

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • During the scene on the talk show (Just after where Meg complains about Peter "not being normal") Meg's shoes are briefly brown (like Peter's) rather than their normal tan.

    • Peter puts on a Ronald Reagan mask to do the "I am not a crook" line. But it was Richard Nixon who said that. Not Reagan.

    • At the end of the episode, the Bible Peter is holding has the words "Holy Bible" written on the back cover, with the front cover being blank.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Lois: Meg, you have two caring parents who love you and- (referring to Diane) What is she saying about me? (read T.V. next to her that says "Lois Griffin - probably more of a bitch than she lets on") Oh go f*** yourself Diane!
      Brian: (spits out drink)
      Stewie: (referring to Lois) She just said a swear!

    • Hot Meg: Hi Chris.
      Chris: Oh my God! You know my name?

    • Peter: (standing at urinal) Uh-oh. Fire! Fire! City Hall is burning! Don't worry! I'll put it out! Aaahhh!

    • Peter: (After family has been put on air; to Meg) Meg, how could you do this to us? Perhaps now I won't give you the antidote.
      Meg: To what?
      Peter: To the poison you just drank! (laughs)
      Meg: (To the viewers) You see, this is not normal!

    • Meg: That's it, I want those cameras off!
      Chris: Fourth wall, You're breaking the fourth wall!

    • Stewie:(talking to a waiter about lobster tank)Hm, that one looks like like he has some fight in him.(takes off clothes)Take off the rubber bands, I'm going in!(jumps in tank and starts to fight a lobster)

    • Fran Drescher: Oh Peter, you promised me not to drink at the stag party. (nasal laugh)
      Lois: (nasal) I do not sound like that.

    • Peter: You know, some people think that dandelions are weeds, but, you know, I always think, who the hell decided tulips were so great?

    • Stewie: There's always been a lot of tension between Lois and me, and it's not so much that I want to kill her, it's just, I want her not to be alive anymore.

    • Brian: Huh. So that's what Peter's penis looks like.

    • (On TV)
      Bob Ross: Alright. We're going to use a fan brush here, and, uh, I want you to take some hunter green and we're gonna put a happy little bush right down over here, in the corner there. And that'll be just our little secret....... And if you tell anyone, that that bush is there. I will come to your house and I will cut you!

    • (Phone rings and answers)
      God: Hello?
      God: Ka-a-a-ren.

    • [At church, taking a sip of wine]
      Peter: Woah! Is that really the blood of Christ?
      Priest: Yes.
      Peter: Man, that guy must have been wasted 24 hours a day, huh?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Lolita
      When Hot Meg approaches Chris on the lawn, she is wearing heart-shaped sunglasses. This is the signature image of the 1962 film Lolita, based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov.


    • Peter: I'll get Davy Jones for your school dance.

      This is a reference to an episode of The Brady Bunch where Marcia actually gets Davy Jones to sing at her school dance.

    • The Real World

      Real Live Griffins is a parody of the show The Real World.

    • Fifteen Minutes of Shame

      This is a reference to the phrase "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" coined by Andy Warhol in 1968.

    • Doogie Howser, M.D.

      Meg: Dear Diary
      At the end of the episode, Meg is typing in her diary on the computer just as Doogie Howser did at the end of each episode of Doogie Howser, M.D.

    • M*A*S*H

      Brian: Meg Griffin's plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan. There were no survivors.
      This is a direct reference to the final episode of M*A*S*H Season 3 in where Henry Blake's plane is shot down and he is killed.

    • Family Ties

      Peter: Painting
      Peter's starting a paint-by-numbers painting is a reference to the beginning of 80s sitcom Family Ties, which featured the same sequence.

    • Madame's Place

      Peter: Peter Griffin and Madame
      Madame was a puppet character made popular on the 1982 show "Madame's Place" and voiced by Wayland Flowers. Madame was a wealthy, gaudily dressed old lady who insulted everyone and chased after young men. The character also made regular appearances on talk shows.

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