Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 21

Fore, Father

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 01, 2000 on FOX
8.0
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420 votes
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Episode Summary

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After a father-son camping trip, Peter realizes how irresponsible Chris is after raccoons steal their food and their car. Back at home, Peter gets Chris a job at the local golf course to try and teach him to be more responsible. Chris is content to just pick up golf balls, until he discovers that Peter has entered the father-son golf tournament, with Cleveland Jr.!

Discouraged that Peter is focusing all his attention on Cleveland Jr., Chris rebels by hanging out with Quagmire at strip clubs. Ultimately, Cleveland Jr. abandons Peter, who has an emotional (and deadly) reunion with Chris at the golf course.moreless

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  • very boring for most of the parts, but still good to watch

    7.0
    After a father-son camping trip, Peter realizes how irresponsible Chris is after raccoons steal their food and their car. Back at home, Peter gets Chris a job at the local golf course to try and teach him to be more responsible. Chris is content to just pick up golf balls, until he discovers that Peter has entered the father-son golf tournament, with Cleveland Jr.! 'Discouraged that Peter is focusing all his attention on Cleveland Jr., Chris rebels by hanging out with Quagmire at strip clubs. Ultimately, Cleveland Jr. abandons Peter, who has an emotional (and deadly) reunion with Chris at the golf course. This episode was good, but it was very boring to watch. Still not terrible, but it is one of the worst pre-cancelation episodes I've seen. I didn't laugh very much, but Cleveland Jr. was very funny here. That "Big whoop wanna fight about it" person was funny as well. I did liked the sub plot which was more funnier than the main plot. The ending was very nice. Overall, a good but weak episode. 7/10moreless
  • The worst of Season 2.

    4.0
    After a father-son camping trip, Peter realizes how irresponsible Chris is after raccoons steal their food and their car. Back at home, Peter gets Chris a job at the local golf course to try and teach him to be more responsible. Chris is content to just pick up golf balls, until he discovers that Peter has entered the father-son golf tournament, with Cleveland Jr.! Discouraged that Peter is focusing all his attention on Cleveland Jr., Chris rebels by hanging out with Quagmire at strip clubs. Ultimately, Cleveland Jr. abandons Peter, who has an emotional (and deadly) reunion with Chris at the golf course.



    What I liked:

    Quagmire as a baby

    Quagmire and Chris' plot

    Paddy



    4/10moreless
  • good

    7.0
    Peter tries to teach Chris responsibility, so he gets a job at a golf course. But Peter turns his attention to Cleveland's son, Jr. so he can win a golf tournament with him. Chris, rejected, starts spending time with Quagmire.



    It was alright. Kind of low on laughs. I think the only times I laughed at the episode were the scenes with Quagmire, like his line about why he does not want to go camping, the little Quagmire cutaway, etc. The rest was kind of boring and as a result my final grade for this episode is a solid C+. Not great not terrible really.moreless
  • Fore, Father

    9.0
    A big episode of Family Guy that still holds up today as among some of the best in series history. While this probably is not a top 10 of all time episode it is still one of the best.



    You just have so many memorable lines and quotes here such as the "big whoop wanna fight about it?" guy to anything that Cleveland Jr. says. Why they made him fat during The Cleveland Show I have no idea.



    This episode also had a good moral lesson about parenting, and they did it in a funny way too.



    Two thumbs up for family Guy here.moreless
  • A classic episode in my opinion, but it contained more story than humor

    8.0
    Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one because of the great storylines between Chris and his father Peter. That's always a decent plot to have. Chris, Peter, Joe and Cleveland all go on a camping trip where Chris sort of screws things up, but his father tried to be patient and then make up for his poorly teachings to his son over the first 13 years of Chris's life. Hell, the monkey in the closet thing is outstanding, that's a rofl. The Stewie storylines were funny, and Stewie's thing with injections and a needle was nuts. Got to laugh at that type of humor.

    Brian and Lois had their times being hell funny as well, but this time was centered on Peter and Chris. One thing, you can't beat those flashbacks! The writers should do a flashforward and return to the normal time with Peter saying something like:

    "Hey, that was a flashforward" lol.



    Overall, another classic episode of Family Guy. I was impressed enough to give it an 8 because I simply thought this was "great". I've seen better though, and it's usually those hell out hilarious episodes that win the 9/10 awards. So, concluding - I was impressed, particularly because of the storylines.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)

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Various

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Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Various

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Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Various

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Man in Parking Lot: (woman screams off screen) Oh my god! Someone almost killed this woman with a golf ball! Call an ambulance! (another golf ball from Chris hits her) Nope, that did it.

    • Stewie: I say, Rupert, this paste is delicious. It's almost worth the bowel obstruction!

    • Joe: Hey, Quagmire! You wanna come camping with us?
      Quagmire: Sorry, boys. The only tent I'm gonna be pitchin' this weekend is... well, you can see where I'm goin' with this. Oh!

    • Cleveland: I can't believe how terrible the fishing was.
      Peter: Yeah, all we caught was a tire, a boot, a tin can, and this book of clichés.

    • Stewie: Feeling weak... fight it, Stewie! "Do not go gentle into that good night", to quote Bob Dylan. (Faints, then quickly rises) No, no. Dylan Thomas. (Faints again)

    • Joe: Nice going, Peter.
      Peter: Yeah, up yours, Joe.
      Joe: What?
      Peter: Thanks.

    • Peter: Lois, you know I swore I'd never clean again. Not after Bounty dropped me as their spokesman.
      (Flashback)
      Peter: Wait a second. Rosie, I've just poured this glass of warm yellow liquid on the counter and you're telling me that Bounty can pick it up in five seconds?
      Rosie: What is this?
      Peter: Four seconds.
      Rosie: Is that...
      Peter: Three seconds.
      Rosie: It smells like...
      Peter: Clean my pee!

    • Caddy Manager: Hey, you that Griffin boy's father? Patty Tanager, the caddy manager. Yeah, it rhymes, big whoop, wanna fight about it?

    • Doctor: Hum, 29 pounds, that's big for your age.
      Stewie: Well forgive me for not being one of those anorexic babies from the diaper commercials.

    • Lois: Look what I found Stewie. [Holds up post card] An appointment card, you've got a check-up.
      Stewie: Oh marvelous. A quick a weigh in, a "stick out your tongue", and a nice lollipop to cap it all off. Oh and remind me to ask the doctor when my other testicle is going to descend.

    • Lois: Oh Meg, here's your little baby booties. And your little bronze hat. And your tail.
      Meg: My what?
      Lois: Nothing.

    • Meg: Mom, I can't clean, I've got stuff to do.
      Lois: Meg, we all know you don't have stuff to do.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The Little House on the Prairie opening was actually not shown on FOX for the premiere, but restored for FOX reruns. Similar to the opening to Brian in Love.

    • This was the last episode of Family Guy to air for almost 11 months. The show was renewed at the 11th hour by Fox, but due to the nature of animated shows most of the writers had taken new jobs. Once a new writing team was hired it would still take at least 8 months to produce another episode. Fans eagerly awaited the third season, however would then have to face a three-year wait between season 3 and season 4.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Bambi

      On the fishing trip, after both Joe and Cleveland refuse to become Chris' surrogate father, a buck says, "I'll teach the boy". This alludes to the 1942 Disney classic, Bambi, in which Bambi's absent father takes charge of him after his mother is shot by hunters.

    • Stewie: Getting dizzy! Fight it, Stewie. "Do not go gentle into that good night," to quote Bob Dylan. No, no, Dylan Thomas."


      Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night is a famous poem by Dylan Thomas, a Welsh poet. This poem was published in 1951, and was written for his dying father.

    • Stewie: I used it to make the boat from Surfside 6
      Surfside 6:

      Three young private investigators live on a houseboat in Miami Beach, Florida, that also serves as their office. The adjoining yacht is occupied by wacky socialite Daphne Dutton, and the Fontainebleau Hotel across the way features their friend, singer Cha Cha O'Brien. Ken Madison had formerly been located in New Orleans, on the series Bourbon Street Beat.

    • Producer: You think he's on to us, Kristov?
      When Peter is camping, he says "it's almost as if this world were created especially for me." We then see two guys looking at a panel of monitors in some kind of control station looking room. One of the guys says "You think he's on to us, Kristov?" Krisov says "No, he's an idiot." This is a reference to the 1998 Jim Carrey film "The Truman Show" in which Truman Burbank was born and raised in a giant dome and, unbeknownst to him, his entire life is televised 24 hours a day.

    • Brian: T and Me by George Peppard
      This is a reference to the fact that George Peppard, who played Hannibal in The A-Team alongside Mr. T (who portrayed B.A Baracus), despised Mr. T and hated the fact that Mr. T had gotten more famous than he had.

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