Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 2

I Dream of Jesus

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2008 on FOX
7.0
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509 votes
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When Peter becomes completely obsessed with "Surfin' Bird", a 1963 hit song from the Trashmen, Brian and Stewie are determined to destroy every last copy of it. When Peter goes searching every record store in Quahog for it, he runs into Jesus, who decides to make his second coming.moreless

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  • Surfin' Bird is awesome, but no thanks for the Jesus part

    8.0
    The Surfin' Bird running gag was awesome, but the plot with Jesus afterwards was quite boring. Still a good grade (8/10) just for the best running gag in FG.
  • When everybody says the bird is the word!

    8.5
    A classic still talked nostalgic episode from 2008.
  • FUNNIEST EPISODE!

    10
    I love this episode. I usually hate repetitive jokes, but somehow they made it work! Christian people, stop being so sensitive and laugh at your own religion once in a while. I'm Jewish and I found the episode Family Goy hilarious. LONG LIVE FAMILY GUY!!!!!!!!!

  • Jesus and a bird and a yeti.

    4.0
    A tad nonsensical (as is expected from Family Guy) and the premise doesn't really conclude that well. But props for giving The Cramps another ten seconds of fame.



    As for the whole Jesus thing...he was characterised poorly and the jokes surrounding him were a little trite and stupid.



    Fun on a drunken night regardless. :)
  • Once again, a boring ep of Family Guy

    6.0
    When Peter becomes completely obsessed with "Surfin' Bird", a 1963 hit song from the Trashmen, Brian and Stewie are determined to destroy every last copy of it. When Peter goes searching every record store in Quahog for it, he runs into Jesus, who decides to make his second coming. This episode was a little better than the season opener but it is still boring. I did liked the Surfing Bird gag, that was funny to watch, but it is not the funniest running gag. Other funny parts are Stewie putting the gun to his nose, Brian and Stewie destroy the CD, Peter finding Jesus, Lois' breasts grow and Brian's reaction (freakin' random), the cow going "Whoo, I'm in Hollywood," the ending, and a couple more parts. Overall 6/10moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Theron Fuselier

Theron Fuselier

Guard

Guest Star

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Himself

Guest Star

Mr. Moviefone

Mr. Moviefone

Himself

Guest Star

Alex Breckenridge

Alex Breckenridge

Various

Recurring Role

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Various

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Peter: Look at this place. They never serve any of this food anymore! Hamburgers, french fries, Coke...ha ha. I bet you kids have no idea what I'm talking about.

    • Meg: So Jesus, finish that story you were telling us.
      Jesus: Oh, all right. So there I was. They just beaten me senseless. Stuck thorns in my head. Nailed me to the piece of wood. Showed the sponge full of vinegar in my mouth and killed me. Then they put me into hole with a rock in front of it for two whole days. And come Sunday, bam! I rise from the dead.
      Peter: Okay, that's a naughty weekend but I can trump it. So me and Cleveland and Joe are just wrecked on certain comfort right? We know we gonna puke but Joe says "Hey let's see Chronicles of Riddick" Sat through the whole thing without puke and when I get home wouldn't you know I lost my glasses. Huh? Peter 1 - Jesus 0.

    • Peter: Who did it?!
      Stewie: Who did what, pop?
      Brian: Yes, Peter. What has you upset?
      Peter: Surfin' Bird is gone! I took it to bed, had sex with it, it fell asleep in my arms, and this morning, it's gone!
      Lois: Well Peter, nobody here would steal from you.
      Peter: Oh, no-one had a motive, Lois? You all had a motive! Every one of ya! You knew that I changed my will and left everything to the record, and that's why you wanted the record out of the way. Meg wanted to get a passport for her twin sister, to get her out of the country, but the record wouldn't allow it. But Meg didn't count on me discovering that she has no twin sister, and that Meg herself was recently released from the sanitarium, and that's where Chris came into the picture.
      Chris: (points a gun at Peter) So, you got it all figured out, do ya? You couldn't leave well enough alone?
      Peter: You won't fire at me, Chris. You don't got the stomach for it.
      (Chris pulls the trigger, and the gun fires water at Peter)
      Chris: (laughs) I'm sorry, Dad. I've no idea what you're talking about.

    • Chris: Mom, how come when Jesus revealed himself to the world he got famous, but when I revealed myself to the world, I got suspended from school for five days?

    • Chris: (to waiter) Wow, are you a robot?
      Waiter: No, silly. It's the 1950's and I have polio.
      Chris: Wow, I've never heard of that before.
      Peter: Oh yeah, Chris. Polio back then is like AIDS today; except people with polio get into heaven.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Seth MacFarlane was nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Voice-over performance" for playing Peter in this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Records The covers of the albums In Utero by Nirvana, Back In Black by AC/DC, Automatic For The People by R.E.M. and The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd are seen on the background of Jesus Christ's record store.

    • George W. Bush: The American people may have turned against the war but I answer to a higher power. I answer to a power of Jesus Christ.
      Peter
      : Oh, that's funny, because I happen to have Jesus Christ right here.
      Jesus: I've heard what you're saying. You know nothing of my work. How you ever got to be president of anything is totally amazing.
      Peter: Wouldn't it be great if life would be like this?


      The scene is a parody of the movie Annie Hall, when Alvy and Annie are waiting in line to see a movie and the man behind them is criticizing Marshall McLuhan.

    • Keeping up appearances

      When Peter answers the phone saying: "Griffin residence Peter speaking!" it's a reference to the British series Keeping up appearances.

    • Office Space

      The scene depicting the destruction of the record is a parody of a scene from the movie Office Space. Where Peter, Michael and Samir destroy the copy/fax machine.

    • Mission Impossible

      When Stewie lowers Brian from the ceiling to take the record from Peter, it is a scene similar to one in the movie Mission Impossible.

    • I Dream of Jesus

      The title of this episode is a parody of the 1960s TV show I Dream of Jeannie.

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