Family Guy

Season 5 Episode 17

It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 13, 2007 on FOX
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Lois runs for mayor of Quahog, though she doesn't become the front-runner until she dumbs down her political views. Once in office, she becomes corrupted with the power that she now holds, and begins accepting bribes so that she can buy herself expensive things. Meanwhile, Peter comes to enjoy being the "first lady" of Quahog, and all of the perks that go along with it.moreless

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  • Lois runs for mayor

    8.5
    Lois runs for mayor of Quahog, though she doesn't become the front-runner until she dumbs down her political views. Once in office, she becomes corrupted with the power that she now holds, and begins accepting bribes so that she can buy herself expensive things. Meanwhile, Peter comes to enjoy being the "first lady" of Quahog, and all of the perks that go along with it. Another episode where the season 4-present haters are bashing it. They need to knock it off. This episode has more under 6 rated reviews than the positives. Anyway, the plot might not the greatest since it was getting boring in the last act. Funny parts were the cutaways, the bee's appearance (both of them), Quagmire telling them a story, Peter singing a song, the lake taking off their hair (weird), Stewie entertaining everyone expect Peter, and a few more. Overall, a great episode of FG. 8.5/10moreless
  • Poor

    4.5
    Lois runs for mayor of Quahog, though she doesn't become the front-runner until she dumbs down her political views. Once in office, she becomes corrupted with the power that she now holds, and begins accepting bribes so that she can buy herself expensive things. Meanwhile, Peter comes to enjoy being the "first lady" of Quahog, and all of the perks that go along with it.

    4.5/10
  • i only saw the last half of the show i waqs on the pc but when peter said conway twitty i just turned around and finished watching the show any show with conway twitty on it has to be a good show.moreless

    8.0
    I need help is this the show that had conway twitty on that was shown on sunday June 28? he sung the song (I See The Want To In Your Eyes) now if you see a show on the tv how do you know just what show it is if you are trying to find a certain show? one more question just how many shows did conway apper on i know of two first was bill and peter boguss jurney and second was peter's daughter but dont know what the show was call that was shown on june 28th 2009.moreless
  • Season 5, Episode 17.

    9.5
    This episode was pretty decent. It had a similar storyline to The Simpsons Movie, even though it wasn't out yet. I loved Jason in this episode! And this episode stole from a joke that I heard! Although the person may have stolen it from this. Mayor West shoots two people and asks if anyone else heard about the re-election, and a guy says, "My wife did." This episode was pretty enjoyable. Not the best in the season or series, but still pretty damn good. Seth MacFarlane is a comic genius. I just didn't enjoy the episode as much because I saw the storyline before. But not a bad episode.moreless
  • I loved it!

    10
    The Griffin family is vacationing at Quagmire's cabin. While there, the family goes swimming in Lake Quahog, but something in the water causes them to go almost completely bald. They see that the Quahog Oil Refinery is dumping toxic waste into the lake. After their hair grows back, Lois complains to Mayor Adam West, who admits that he sanctioned the dumping in exchange for free oil for his hair. Outraged, Lois decides to run against West in the upcoming mayoral election.



    Peter and his friends, meanwhile, become the strongest supporters of Lois' campaign, realizing that they could get away with anything with their relations to Lois if she becomes mayor. As such, they do everything in their power to gain the town's support so she can win.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

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)

Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann

Bob Grossbeard

Guest Star

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Voice

Guest Star

Darrel Heath

Darrel Heath

Voice

Guest Star

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Brian: Hey, hey, Lois, look, look, another dog, Look, there's another dog! Hey other dog, f*** you!

    • Chris (moaning): Mom, how long do we have to wear these wigs?
      Lois: Until our hair grows back, Chris.
      Meg: Dad, you couldn't have gotten us anything more stylish?
      Stewie: I don't think it's so bad, I feel rather like Mozart.
      Brian: Hey Stewie, play Haydn.
      (Stewie plays toy piano, Meg, Lois, and Chris laugh and clap)
      Brian: Now play Handel.
      (Stewie plays again, gets cheers from Meg, Lois and Chris)
      Peter: Play Peter Griffin.
      Stewie: Ah, now that is a challenge.

    • Stewie: Hey, you have a tattoo.
      Brian: No I don't.
      Stewie: Is that Ziggy? Is that a Ziggy tattoo
      Brian: Aw, geez.
      Stewie: Why do you have a Ziggy tattoo
      Brian: I just to used think he was kind of funny. We should get to the hospital.

    • Stewie: Brian, how many years have I been saying you and I should go berry picking?
      Brian: A lot of years, Stewie.
      Stewie: Wait a minute. Do you know where we are, Brian? This is a very special place. They say once every 100 years, in this spot, Donny Most rises from the mist.
      Brian: Ah, I think that's just a legend.
      Stewie: Well that's because you're...look!

    • Peter: (About Quahog Lake's pollution)What kind of world is it when you can't even trust the oil companies anymore?

    • (Adam gasps)
      Lois: What is it?
      Adam: (quietly) A bee just flew in through the window. Don't move.
      (The bee sits in the mayor's chair)
      Bee: Hmm. Now look who's mayor. First order of business; free honey for everyone! Yay, Mayor Bee, Mayor Bee, Mayor Bee--OW! Oh, done stung myself. Bye world...

    • (the Griffins are heading to Quagmire's cabin)
      Peter: This will be much better than that vacation we took with the Price Is Right yodeler
      (cuts to scene where the Griffins are riding up the mountain with the yodeler)
      Peter: Ok, you can stop here. There's no way that microwave costs more than three hundred bucks. Stop here! Don't listen to that fat tourist, she doesn't know how much a microwave costs. Stop!
      (they go over the edge)
      Peter: We should have gone to Plinko like Cleveland.

    • Cleveland: Boy, this election's gonna be a tight one.
      Quagmire: Probably gonna be decided by just a couple of votes.
      Peter: And here we are sitting here like a bunch of lazy paraplegic cops.
      Joe: Huh?
      Peter: Oh, I'm sorry, Joe. It's just an expression.
      Joe: Ah.

    • Lois: Hey you guys.
      Chris: Mom, everyone on TV says you're running the town great. Maybe you could do some damn laundry once in a while.
      Lois: What?
      Chris: What?

    • Lois: And I think we all realize the importance of stopping the environmental damage being done to Lake Quahog. Which is why I'm proposing a very modest tax increase that will help us to--
      (crowd begins to boo loudly)
      Man #1: No, no, no, that's awful, no, no, no, I'm not okay with that.
      Man #2: (chanting) No new taxes!
      Crowd: No new taxes! No new taxes! No new taxes!
      Lois: But... what about the terrorists?
      (entire crowd gasps)
      Lois: That's right, terrorists. We have intelligence that suggests that... Hitler... is plotting... with, with the Legion of Doom... to assassinate Jesus. Using the lake as a base.

    • Tom Tucker: Well, the election results are pouring in, and it looks like it's gonna be a tight one. Which reminds me Diane, when was the last time you--ah, forget it.

    • Chris: (rings doorbell, person answers) Hi, I'm going door to door to campaign on behalf of Lois Griffin, who's offering real change for the city of Quahog. May we count on your vote next Tuesday?
      (Camera pans to show Lois standing in the doorway)
      Lois: Chris, this is our house.
      Chris: Ah, then what is for dinner?
      Lois: Pork chops.
      Chris: Excellent.
      Lois: Chris, have you been to any other houses?
      Chris: I have not.
      Lois: Would you like to come in?
      Chris: Please.

    • Lois: Oh you guys, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work. It's really gonna make a difference with my campaign.
      Peter: Hey Lois, take a look. I just made five hundred tee shirts that say "Vote For Lois, unless you're queer. No, wait, even if you're queer. No Jews, though. Okay, Jews."

    • Tom Tucker: Good evening Quahog, I'm Tom Tucker.
      Diane Simmons: And I'm Diane Simmons. The Quahog mayoral race is heating up, with incumbent Adam West squaring off against challenger, Lois Griffin.
      Tom Tucker: Which leads many political analysts to ask the question: Can a woman really be mayor? Or will she just menstruate all over the city? Stay with us.

    • Adam West: (to a woman on the street) Hey baby, wanna take a gander at some Adam West penis?

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • Brian tells Lois that she connects with the townspeople "the same way Disney connects with its audience". The scene then cuts to a movie theater, where a parody of the 2004 animated Disney film Home On The Range is playing.

    • Legion of Doom

      The legion of doom is a group of supervillains including Bizarro, Gorilla Grodd, Brainiac and Lex Luthor. They were the main supervillains in the old "Superfriends" animated show.

    • Brokeback Mountain

      Peter's song he plays is a clear allusion to the movie Brokeback Mountain.

    • Friday the 13th

      Jason Voorhees appears a few times in this episode, he is the goalie mask wearing, machete wielding killer in the slasher movie series Friday the 13th.

    • Crying Girl

      When Lois was asked about traffic, she replied 9/11 and the crowd began cheering. Then it went to a live clip of a crying girl. This girl was on American Idol after Sanjaya sang.

    • The Price Is Right

      Peter mentions that they vacationed with the yodeler from the television game show The Price Is Right. The yodeler is from the game Cliff Hangars. Another popular game, Plinko, is also mentioned.

    • Brigadoon

      The legend of Donny Most rising from the mist every hundred years is a parallel to the plot of the musical Brigadoon.

    • Amadeus

      The scene where the family wears wigs and Stewie plays the harpsichord is a spot-on parody spoof of the movie Amadeus with Stewie as Mozart and Peter as Salieri.

    • It Takes A Village Idiot (and I Married One)

      Reference to former first lady Hillary Clinton's book It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.

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