Family Guy

Season 9 Episode 17

Foreign Affairs

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 15, 2011 on FOX
4.7
out of 10
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179 votes
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Episode Summary

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When Bonnie and Lois take a trip to Paris, Bonnie crosses the line while in the City of Love. Meanwhile, Peter homeschools Chris and Meg using some unorthodox teaching methods.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Mediocre

    7.0
    The main plot was good and quite liked joe being the stan in the american dad sub plot was nice but they could have made it a bit more exciting.
  • Family Guy continues its never ending fall with this episode

    1.0
    My friend recorded this on his DVR the other night, and wanted to show it to me saying it was a decent episode. I watched it, and after seeing this episode I wanted to slap my friend for wasting my time with this awful excuse of an episode. The plot is that Bonnie and Lois go to Paris so Bonnie can have an affair. Meanwhile at home, Peter teaches Meg and Chris with his own version of homeschooling after a "Goat Virus" outbreak at the high school causes Peter to pull his kids out. Now I will grant this episode the benefit of the the doubt, both plots could have been so great, but once again Seth fails to execute it properly. The homeschooling but was just dull and unfunny in every moment of it. I was hoping Brian and Stewie would get in on the antics, but Seth decides to not have them in this episode at all. Instead we get a 3 minute music video of "Dancing in the Street" with David Bowie and Mick Jagger in it. I am not kidding, this is literally a 3 minute music video. Is this even supposed to be funny at all? It's just like that stupid Conway Twitty music video in "The Juice is Loose" episode. Why would we need to see something that is obviously not funny at all? The rest of the plot is boring and unfunny as well. Having Peter ride a scooter naked was a waste of time, and not funny at all, and the Muppet parody is something I could have really done without. The other plot about Lois and Bonnie is a waste as well. It could have been so much more, but instead it's Bonnie having an affair with another handicapped man. Joe comes in and wins back Bonnie, and everything is back to normal. There wasn't anything funny in this plot as well. The cutaways were awful, and not one joke worked in this plot as well. Seth when will you learn to stop using jokes that have been beaten to death already? Seriously we have had Peter drunk several times in a row, the scrapping knee joke, and now music videos. Is Seth this desperate for time filler? Also I hated how Bonnie acted in this episode. She loves Joe no matter what, and would never do something like cheat on Joe. If maybe she was swept off her feet by another handicapped man that may have worked, but here it's way out of character. Overall unfunny for every second, waste of time, and shows Family Guy's never ending fall from grace. Even the most loyal Family Guy fan should avoid this episode at all costs.moreless
  • Great "Family Guy" episode

    8.0
    I thought that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". I thought that this was a funny episode for the most parts and it was well written for the most part. Not as good as last Sunday's new "Family Guy" episode "The Big Bang Theory" but it was overall great. I thought it was funny when Joe was in the cage with the other dogs in the beginning of the episode. I thought it was funny that Peter decided to homeschool Chris and Meg after he watched the news about the diseases spreading in school. It was hilarious when Peter was riding around the room naked in a scooter and then Chris gets naked also. Joe being in the "American Dad" theme song was also hilarious. The cutaway with Quagmire being abducted by aliens was hilarious. I thought the David Bowie and Mick Jagger music video "Dancing in the Streets" was kind of a waste of time and is the reason why my score is a little low. This episode is actually 19 minutes long because of the music video taking up 3 minutes. Joe standing for Bonnie to show how he loved her was hilarious because Quagmire was taped behind him helping him stand up. My score was mostly low because I just thought Bonnie was out of character in this episode and she almost want to make me punch her. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy". 8/10moreless
  • Mediocre Family Guy episode

    5.0
    Lois and Bonnie takes a trip to Paris, France. But Bonnie want to has a affair. Meanwhile, Peter teaches Meg and Chris at their home. I thought this episode was mediocre. I used to thought it was a decent episode, but now I changed my score to a mediocre score. Humor was not as great as the previous episode. Some scenes that were funny/great were the muppet scene, the American Dad opening with Joe (the best scene in this episode), and the mimes scene (even though it has violence). Because of its lack of humor in most of the episode, there's too much cutaways!!! Now they showed the gay music video by David Bowie called "Dancing in the Street." This scene REALLY ruins the score. If that lame music video wasn't mention, this episode should had less negative comments. Also, I didn't like the ending. What's up with that jack*** getting hurt and saying my least favorite bad word 5 times?! UNNESSCARY!! I was going a WHOLE episode without a bleeped word until he trips God, what an A-hole. Overall, this episode was mediocre. It would have been less criticized if weren't for that music video. 5/10moreless
  • This proves that Family Guy is on the way out. What a waste of time this piece of garbage was. I didn't laughed once and Peter was more annoying than he ever was. I wouldn't mind if he dies in the final episode. I won't miss him and the same for Lois.moreless

    1.0
    Bonnie and Lois decide to go to Paris together to have fun. Peter doesn't like how Meg and Chris are being educated at school so he takes them out to be learn at home. His teaching is unorthodox and so out of hand that Meg and Chris want to go back to their school. Bonnie tells Lois that she came to Paris to have an affair. Lois tries to talk her out of and calls Joe who flies to Paris to rekindle their marriage and they went home together. This was 100% trash. Bonnie was out of character and I hated how Peter was as a teacher. Out of his mouth was mindless babbling that I wanted to shoot to shut his big fat mouth. Seeing him naked and going around the room on a scooter makes me vomit. The same goes for Chris. I got a chuckle out of Bonnie and Lois as muppets but that wasn't enough. The part I hated the most that destroyed this episode was that video with David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Seth, fire these writers and stop with the live action clips. They are pointless and are a waste of time. Brian and Stewie weren't in this one and it wouldn't have mattered if they were. The only part I got a smile was when Peter,Meg and Chris were in the desert but that still wasn't enough to save this piece of trash. I really thought Joe was walking but the moment was destroyed when it was Quagmire behind Joe. Another bad episode in another bad year.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker & Jafar

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris Griffin

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson

Voice

Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

François

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      Peter picking up Chris and Meg at school in disguise, alludes to the 1986 filmFerris Bueller's Day Off in which Ferris picks up his girlfriend from school, pretending to be her father.

    • Meat Loaf

      When Joe stands up to win Bonnie back, her French lover, also in a wheelchair, solemnly mutters "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that". This is a reference to the 1993 Meat Loaf song I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) from his album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell.


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