Family Guy

Season 3 Episode 10

Fish Out of Water

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 19, 2001 on FOX
8.3
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Peter, Still out of a job, and now severely obese, decides to take on a new profession: Fishing. After buying a boat at a police auction, he soon finds himself in debt to a loan shark. When Peter hears of a legendary fish that, when caught, could win him the money he needs, he and the guys go searching for the mystical creature called 'Daggermouth'. Meanwhile, Lois tries to cheer up Meg with a spring break trip, where Lois is the one getting all the attention.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A great comeback.

    10
    I love this episode and its much better than the last 2(The Kiss Seen Round The World & Mr.Saturday Night). This has to be in my all time top 10 episodes of Family Guy.
  • Superb episode

    9.0
    Peter, Still out of a job, and now severely obese, decides to take on a new profession: Fishing. After buying a boat at a police auction, he soon finds himself in debt to a loan shark. When Peter hears of a legendary fish that, when caught, could win him the money he needs, he and the guys go searching for the mystical creature called 'Daggermouth'. Meanwhile, Lois tries to cheer up Meg with a spring break trip, where Lois is the one getting all the attention. I thought this episode was superb. Both of the storyline here in this episode are equallity the same. They're both good but with a few parts that were boring. This episode had a bunch humor, but I don't really want to list all the funny moments. I laughed at much of the cutaway here. The new family playing some cards then Stewie gets upset was definitly the funniest part. Overall, a superb episode. 9/10moreless
  • great

    8.5
    Peter, Still out of a job, and now severely obese, decides to take on a new profession: Fishing. After buying a boat at a police auction, he soon finds himself in debt to a loan shark. When Peter hears of a legendary fish that, when caught, could win him the money he needs, he and the guys go searching for the mystical creature called 'Daggermouth'. Meanwhile, Lois tries to cheer up Meg with a spring break trip, where Lois is the one getting all the attention.



    What I liked:

    - Peter being obese

    -"I had sex with all these fish" thing

    - Flying Dutchman's voice actor appearing again



    8.5/10moreless
  • Gonna kill Daggermouth

    8.5
    After losing his job at the toy factory, Peter becomes a New England fisherman because he is severly obese, and Brian needs to carry him on a forklift everywhere. All the other fisherman try to get rid of Peter, so Peter gets a loan from a loan shark, and losees the house, but tries to catch a shark named Daggermouth to get the house back.



    This was pretty good episode. There were some funny parts, like Peter being huge, Lip hair Steve, and, of course, the episode marks the first appernace of the pirate with the wooden legs and arms, Seamus!



    Overall Grade: 85%/B+moreless
  • Who wears short shorts? Lois Griffin does in "Fish Out of Water", my all-time favorite "Family Guy" episode.

    10
    The writers apparently got the idea for Peter catching the fish named Daggermouth from an early Simpsons episode in which Homer is forced into a dilemma on whether to catch a fish named General Sherman or save his faltering marriage to Marge. However, it is Lois who stands out more so than Peter, as she struts her stuff at a spring break resort while wearing only a halter top, sandals and blue trunks (obviously a homage to the clothing Laverne and Shirley wore in 1978's "The Dance Studio" episode). Why Lois can't wear these clothes as her everyday uniform, I'll never know...I'm not generally a fan of "Family Guy" because of its ribald humor, but this episode is a glaring exception.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)

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

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Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

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Gary Cole

Gary Cole

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Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

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Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the beginning of the episode when Meg rushes through the door, you can see her purse on her shoulder, but in the next shot, her purse disappears.

    • Lois and Meg take the Griffin car to go to the newly-opened fancy spa, but we see both Peter and Lois driving the car throughout the episode, even though Lois and Meg are still away and Peter is at home.

    • When at the police auction, the auctioneer says, "She had nine STDs", but the closed captions say "She had twelve STD's".

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (In the Griffins front lawn, Peter is shown in a kiddie pool, he's still overweight. Chris is spraying water over him with the hose)
      Peter: Yeah, that feels good.
      Lois: Chris, don't forget to mist under his chins.
      (Stewie pops out from underneath Peter, wearing scuba mask and holding a scrub brush. He has a frightened expression)
      Stewie: Oh, boy, Lois! It's a real mess down there. I'm afraid I not going to be able to do this in the time I quoted you earlier.

    • (Chris goes up to Peter holding the phone)
      Chris: Dad, it's mom!
      Peter: Oh, God, please be Somerset Maugham. Please be somerset maugham. (talks into mouth) Hello?
      Lois: Peter?
      Peter: (Covers mouth piece) Damn!

    • Joe: I heard that when Daggermouth eats you, he devours your guts first.
      Cleveland: I heard he doesn't just eat you, he eats your soul.
      Peter: I heard one of Shannon Doherty's eyes is off center because it's trying to escape.

    • Peter: Hey, what the hell are you doing in my house?
      New Owner: Your house? This is my house, my wife and I bought it from the bank.
      Peter: But I've still got another day to pay back the loan.
      New Owner: The bank said it wouldn't matter because you're a fat dead-beat loser.
      Peter: Fat dead-beat loser? Well sir, while I may not agree with what you say I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

    • Jake: (Pointing to fat Peter) What's that, daddy?
      Tom Tucker: Why that's Mercury, Jake, the planet closest to the sun. Though what it's doing down here by the waterfront, I haven't the foggiest. We should probably ask a scientist...
      Peter: I'm a guy, you jackass!

    • Meg: I hope I don't strangle myself while we're there.

    • Peter: (Referring to his new boat) There she is boys, the "S.S. More Powerful than Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and the Incredible Hulk Put Together."

    • Brian: Peter, did you read the fine print on this loan contract?
      Peter: Um, if by "read" you mean imagined a naked lady, then, yes.

    • Quagmire: So, were you in an accident or something?
      Seamus: No, me father was a tree.

    • Auctioner: We'll open this auction with this pair of panties confiscated from a prostitute.
      Quagemire: Fifty bucks!
      Auctioner: She had nine STDs.
      Quagmire: Forty-five bucks.
      Auctioner: And when we caught her she wet herself.
      Quagmire: Fifty bucks!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The fisherman who built the robotic fish says he's going to get a cartoon deal with Nickelodeon. This is a funny coincidence because he is voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray, who does the voice of the Flying Dutchman on Spongebob Squarepants.

    • Rescheduled numerous times once from September 13, 2001, and again from September 14, 2001. There was no network television during this period with the exception of news covering the events of September 11th.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Pulp Fiction

      Quagmire: I remember when you saved all our butts.
      This is a reference to a scene from 'Pulp Fiction (1994)' by Quentin Tarantino.

    • Taylor Hanson
      Quagmire: Taylor Hanson.When asked what woman he would most want to have sex with, Quagmire answers "Taylor Hanson". Taylor Hanson is a member of the rock group Hanson, which was something of a one hit wonder with their song Mmm-Bop. The three members of the band are brothers, and at the time had long flowing blonde hair. This along with their higher pitched songs lead some to mistake them, or at the very least Taylor for girls

    • The Friends of Voltaire (1906)

      Peter: Well, sir, while I may not agree with what you say, I'll defend to the death your right to say it."This is a famous quote which appeared in The Friends of Voltaire (1906), written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

    • Castaway

      Peter: Wilson! What are we going to do now?!The scene where Peter is on the crude raft in the middle of the ocean screaming at the volley ball is a parody of the Tom Hanks film Castaway in where he speaks to a volleyball made by the Wilson company. The volleyball corrects Peter, telling him that his name is Voit, another brand of volleyball.

    • Monty Python's: The Meaning of Life

      Man: I wonder where, that fish did go...
      This was a line from Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life. It had nothing to do with the movie at all. Not that the movie had much to do with the meaning of life.

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