Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 8

I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2000 on FOX
8.4
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Forced to go on a women’s retreat for telling sexist jokes at work, Peter resists the idea at first. After two weeks, however, Peter becomes a sensitive male. No one likes the new Peter, especially Lois. While attending a charity dinner, Lois does something that snaps Peter out of his feminine phase.moreless

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  • A good premise, but...

    6.5
    There is a deep meaning to this episode, as far as feminism is concerned. I don't think the sexist jokes were offensive, in fact they helped to convey the message of how horrible sexism really is. The reason I gave this episode a 6,5 is because of the portrayal of feminists. While I do agree there are women like miss Ironbachs, I honestly hoped that through humor Family Guy would show that feminism does not equal hatred towards men.



    Most episodes have a morale hidden between the lines of the jokes. This one did as well, but I think it wasn't entirely thought through.moreless
  • Not great.

    6.5
    With a great 5 minute opener you'd think this would knock it out of the park,think again! While the episode does have its moments it fails at the hands of all writers to this diabolic episode. Defitanitly not one of the better ones in Season 2.
  • Peter acts like a female

    9.0
    Forced to go on a women's retreat for telling sexist jokes at work, Peter resists the idea at first. After two weeks, however, Peter becomes a sensitive male. No one likes the new Peter, especially Lois. While attending a charity dinner, Lois does something that snaps Peter out of his feminine phase. I thought this episode was superb. I wish it was perfect, but most of the parts towards the end were super boring so that ruined the score. I laughed at the beginning, the slide show, Peter taking the mystery box, Peter referring 10 minutes earlier, Peter skip some of the wedding in his and Lois' wedding, the eledry people watching the porn, Peter using the beer and it peed, and a couple more scenes in the second half. Overall, a superb episode of FG. 9/10moreless
  • Perfect

    10
    Forced to go on a women's retreat for telling sexist jokes at work, Peter resists the idea at first. After two weeks, however, Peter becomes a sensitive male. No one likes the new Peter, especially Lois. While attending a charity dinner, Lois does something that snaps Peter out of his feminine phase.



    What I liked- Charlie's angels reference, peter falling off the tree, the breastfeeding scene



    10/10 A+
  • Good in the begining then...

    4.0
    This is how it starts, Peter gets a chance to win a boat after watching a promotonal movie. But, they have two choices, the boat or the mistery box. Peter chooses the mistery box. Just some comedy tour tickets.



    Later...Peter gets in trouble by telling Sexist jokes so, he end up going to a Woman camp. That's where it gets bad. Now, he acts like a woman! The dumbist idea ever. But the Peter and Stewie bit was very funny. In the end. Peter returns to normal after watching Lois and another woman fight. I really disliked this episode. I can think of bettermoreless
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)

Faith Ford

Faith Ford

Corky Sherwood

Guest Star

Candice Bergen

Candice Bergen

Gloria Ironbachs

Guest Star

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Weed

Recurring Role

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • During the scene in Peter and Lois' bedroom, when the scene is zoomed on Brian for the first time, the tag on his collar is white instead of gold.

    • At the start of the scene in Peter and Lois's bedroom, in which Peter is packing for his trip to the Women's Camp, Lois is wearing her usual green shirt. Later in that same scene, after Brian has recalled Peter's past behavior towards women, Lois is wearing a night gown.

    • Peter's bumper sticker states: My Other Penis is a Vagina.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Woman: Are you telling jokes? I love jokes.
      Peter: Alright, you'll love this one. Why do women have boobs? (Woman stares at him in anger) So you got something to look at while you're talking to them. (Woman is in shock) So you got something to look at while you're talking to them. (Woman is still in shock) So you got--(cuts to Mr. Weed's office)You wanted to see me Mr. Weed?

    • Peter: What day is it?
      Lois: Thursday.
      Peter: Oh my God! Oh my God! I'm late!
      Lois: If you spent less time fixing your hair…
      Peter: No Lois, I'm late, late. Do we still have that pregnancy test?
      Lois: Are you insane? You can't have a baby.
      Peter: Well I don't have a lot of options. I'm Catholic. I thought you'd be happy!

    • Lois: Meg, Could you please change Stewie for me?
      Meg: Fine. But if a boy calls, please don't tell them I'm wrist deep in poopy.

    • Gloria: (to Lois) No wonder your husband didn't respect women.
      Lois: Excuse me?
      Gloria: I can't imagine how screwed up your kids must be!
      Lois: (furiously) You bitch! (punches Gloria in the face)

    • Stewie: I say, if you cooked any slower... well, you wouldn't be cooking very fast at all, would you?...Well, that wasn't very good.

    • Stewie: Ha-ha. The fat man made a funny.

    • Joe: Hey neighbors, where's your boat?
      Lois: We didn't take the boat, we took the mystery box. Hop in!

    • Quagmire: I'd do everything to you.
      Lois: What?
      Quagmire: I'd do anything for you.

    • Peter: Free Tibet? I'll take it! (at phone booth) Hello, China? I think I have something you may want, but it's gonna cost you. That's right, all the tea.

    • Gloria: Mr. Griffin, I'm Gloria Ironbox. I represent one of your co-workers, Sarah Bennett. She's suing you and the company for sexual harrasssment.
      Peter: Sarah, Sarah? I don't--oh, is she the one we video taped taking a dump?

    • Peter: Ok, here's the plan. I'll be Charlie and you can all be be my angels! Except you. You be Bosley.

    • Peter: At least I'll be the fattest guy on Spooner Street who's getting a boat.
      Fat Albert: Hey, hey, hey! I'm getting a boat!
      Peter: Aw man, even Della Reese is getting a boat.

    • Peter: You wanna hear some horror stories, you wouldn't imagine what I had to go through when Lois was pregnant.
      (Shows Lois crying and throwing up in the toilet whilst Peter is watching TV. Peter looks over at Lois and he looks annoyed so he turns up the TV).

    • Peter: (choosing between a boat and a mystery box) A boat's a boat, but a mystery box could be anything. It could even be a boat.
      Lois: Then let's get the boa...
      Peter: We'll take the mystery box.

    • Peter: This comic sucks!. He couldn't make me laugh, even if I was laughing my ass off and he was making me do it.

    • Stewie: Hey, mother, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster.

    • Peter: Okay, okay, how many dirty stinkin' apes does it take to screw in a light bulb? Three. One dirty stinkin' ape to screw in the light bulb, and two dirty stinkin' apes to throw feces at each other!

    • Stewie: Ok, ok. I've got it, I've got it. If you cooked any more slowly, you wouldn't need an egg timer. You'd need an egg calendar. Ah ha ha ha. Oh, that's right. I went there.

    • Peter: Women are not people. They are devices built by our Lord Jesus Christ for our entertainment.

    • Peter: Why do women have boobs? So you got something to look at while you're talkin' to 'em

    • Peter: Hey Lois! What do you call a woman who takes forever to cook breakfast? You call her Lois!

    • Lois: I guarantee you a man made that commercial.
      Peter: Of course a man made it. It's a commercial Lois, not a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

    • Announcer: Pawtucket Patriot beer. If you buy it, hot women will have sex in your backyard.

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  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Gloria Allred: Gloria Ironbauchs is a reference to this famous feminist attorney.

    • Huckleberry Finn

      When Peter is called to his bosses office, he makes a small reference to the classic Mark Twain book, Huckleberry Finn.

    • Woman: (about childbirth) Peter, it's like taking your bottom lip and stretching it over your head to the back of your neck.

      Carol Burnett famously made this comparison to Bill Cosby when trying to relate the pain of childbirth.

    • Baker: TEN BANANA-CREAM PIES! (gets knocked over by Lois fighting with Gloria)

      This is a reference to an old series of counting segments on Sesame Street created by Jim Henson, which end with a baker singing out the number of desserts he has and then falling down a set of stairs.

    • The "flesh eating ogre" depicted in the timeshare presentation bears an uncanny resemblance to the monsters in Maurice Sendak's classic picture-book, Where The Wild Things Are.

    • Planet of the Apes

      When Peter is held captive in a net by apes in a flashback and tells the "dirty stinkin' apes" joke, this is an allusion to Planet of the Apes

    • Porky's

      Peter: Oh they caught me.

      Peter looking through a knothole in the showers (and getting busted) is a quick refrence to Porky's, one of the highest grossing Canadian films of all time.

    • Helen Reddy - I Am Woman

      The title of this episode is named for 1970s feminist anthem "I Am Woman (Hear Me Roar)" by Helen Reddy.

    • Charlie's Angels

      Peter: Here's what I'm thinking. I'll be Charlie, and you can all be my angels. Except you... you be Bosley.

      Charlie's Angels was a series created by Aaron Spelling. The characater of Bosley was the male helper that worked with the Angels.

      On Rosie O'Donnell's daily talk show, Rosie used to complain that she was too ugly as a child and the other children always made her be Bosley. And she used to tell the story on her show just like Peter told it on the bus.

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