Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 5

Hannah Banana

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 08, 2009 on FOX
7.3
out of 10
User Rating
285 votes
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Episode Summary

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After attending a concert of a teen superstar, Stewie discovers a surprising secret about the singer. Meanwhile back at home, Chris tries to prove the existence of the Evil Monkey.

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  • Stewie wins ticket to see Miley Cyrus; Chris tries to prove that the evil monkey is real

    8.0
    I thought this was a great episode of Family Guy. I liked the evil monkey is real plot better than the Hannah Montana plot. It was interesting that the family already know about the evil monkey. Chris was too shouty at one part where he yelled screw you at Peter and called him the worst father ever (which eventually did a trick on Peter) and that the only problems with the evil monkey plot. Hannah Montana plot wasn't my favorite but it was okay. I didn't like how Stewie change Miley Cyrus' back but her rampage was funny. The song for the episode was very good. Funny parts in this episode were pretty much all of the cutaways in the episode, Stewie watching Hannah Montana, the videotaping (Herbert's sudden cameo), Chris catching the evil monkey, the monkey doing Chris" homework, Meg's line about having a poop and it felt great (Peter said that line made him smile a bit), and the ending with evil monkey now living at Tom and Jake Tucker's house. Score 8/10moreless
  • Great episode of "Family Guy"

    8.5
    I thought it that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't my favorite episode but it was overall great in my opinion. I thought it was funny that Stewie loves to watch the Disney Channel show "Hannah Montana" and he wants to meet Miley Cyrus. I also loved the plot when Chris finally revealed to everyone that the evil monkey was in his closet for all those years but it turned out that the monkey wasn't evil after all. At first, Chris still thought it was evil but then after the monkey did nice things for him such as write a report on "Curious George" and Chris earns an A, Chris becomes friends with the monkey. There were alot of parts that made me laugh so hard such as Brian tells Miley Cyrus that Stewie has cancer and that he has a tumor that is the shape of a football head. The cutaway with Peter thinking there were DVDs but they were actually books was funny. Peter also pretending to be Chris at school and saying that he was gay was also hilarious. There were also several more funny moments as well. I also loved the song that Miley Cyrus and Stewie sang together which was "Best Friends". I also loved that Chris and the monkey became very good friends. My score was just a little low because I thought it was pointless that Miley Cyrus was an Android all this time and I thought those two logs squishing Peter's head was a little over the top. Although, even though I didn't like the fact that Miley Cyrus was an Android... I did find it funny when she was acting like King Kong and Quagmire and Peter are the plane trying to shoot her off the tower. It was too bad that the monkey wasn't going to live in Chris' closet anymore but I thought the ending was hilarious when he lived in Tom Tucker's son's closet. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy". 8.5/10moreless
  • Both plots were bad, but the episode wasn't awful.

    4.0
    After attending a concert of a teen superstar, Stewie discovers a surprising secret about the singer. Meanwhile back at home, Chris tries to prove the existence of the Evil Monkey.



    An okay episode



    4/10

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  • mediocre

    5.5
    What I liked- Chris capturing the evil monkey, the evil monkey moving into Tom Tucker's son's room (And Tom Tucker saying he does not care), Stewie and Miley singing, the fact that Stewie likes Hannah Montana so much, etc.



    Eh, it was alright. The revelation that Miley is an android seems like something that came out of South Park. In fact, I might have liked this more if it did come from South Park, because In my opinion it is a little too over the top for Family Guy's standards. But the rest of the episode had some mild laughs here and there, so a low C is going to be my final grade.moreless
  • Really dumb.

    2.0
    Did anybody think that the "evil" monkey was eerily similar to the New Brian from last year in his behavior? The two were one in the same with a similar voice, and effect on the rest of the Griffin family, but then again originality was not the focal point of newer episodes of Family Guy.



    And don't even get me started on the Miley Cyrus storyline. Family Guy does not need to resort to mocking this awful person wasting a perfectly good heart, If you want to parody something, at least do it in a smart, intelligent way like American Dad does.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

Candace Marie

Candace Marie

Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana

Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Evil Monkey

Recurring Role

Chris Cox

Chris Cox

Various

Recurring Role

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the Monkey is explaining that his wife cheated on him with another monkey, this is a reference to the episode "Ready, Willing, and Disabled".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jake Tucker: Dad, there's an evil monkey in my closet!
      Tom Tucker: I don't care, son. I just do not care.

    • Evil Monkey: Miss Cyrus, I ask you to stop what you're doing. And I don't mean just this. I mean everything. The show, The music, It's all just awful.

    • Robby Ray: Sorry but you know the rules, Hannah can't do the photoshoot until Miley finishes her homework.
      Miley: You can't tell Hannah what to do. she's not your daughter.
      Robby Ray: Wait, so Miley's my daughter but Hannah isn't?
      Miley: Right.
      Robby Ray: Great. Put your wig on.
      (Audience laughs)
      Robby Ray: (Looking at the audience) SHUT UP. THIS IS REAL!

    • Peter: Who's laughing now? I got my hat!

    • Brian: Do you think she does other stuff like a real girl? You know... if you reprogrammed her?
      Stewie: Brian that's sick, she's 16!
      Brian: I'm 8.

    • Stewie: Oh my god! She's an android! Miley Cyrus is an android!
      Brian: Of course. She's a product of Disney Immagineering. They built a perfect robot teen idol!
      Stewie: Yes, assuring she could never fail!

    • Brian: Well the airplane got her.
      Stewie: Oh no, it wasn't the airplane, it was Beauty killed the beast.
      (after a short pause)
      Stewie: You know Brian, here's your shot, go for it.
      (Miley explodes)
      Stewie: Whoop, too late.
      (Miley's hand drops at Brian's feet)
      Brian: No it's not.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Looney Tunes: The trap Chris sets up for the Evil Monkey by utilizing "Free Monkey Seed," is very similar to the way Wily E. Coyote utilizes "Free Birdseed" in order to catch the Road Runner. Only in Chris' case, his trap actually works and doesn't backfire on him.

    • Final Destination 3

      Peter's head being crushed between the swinging logs is similar to Lewis's death in the gym in Final Destination 3.

    • Birth of Venus:

      The picture that Herbert draws of Chris is extremely familiar to Botticelli's painting titled Birth of Venus

    • Hannah Montana:

      The title of this episode, Hannah Banana, is a parody of the well-known pop singer Miley Cyrus's alter-ego Hannah Montana.

    • Miley Cyrus: Miley smash!

      Miley's line refers to The Incredible Hulk's line "Hulk Smash"

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark

      When Chris had I hate you writen in his eyelids refers to scene in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in which a girl had written "Love You" on her eyelids to get Indy's attention.

    • Terminator
      During the stand-off Miley gets half her face shot off. What shows is a metal skeleton similar to the appearance of The Terminator.

    • King Kong
      Miley climbing to the top of a building with the monkey and the stand-off that follows is a hilarious reference to the movie King Kong, as well as Brian and Stewie's dialog after she fell down.

    • Return Of The Jedi
      The trap that Chris sets for Peter (the hat between two logs) is identical to the trap the Ewoks set in Return Of The Jedi.

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