Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 7

Jerome is the New Black

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 22, 2009 on FOX
6.6
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Peter and the guys interview potential friends to fill the vacancy left by Cleveland. Meanwhile, Brian discovers that Quagmire hates him.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Black Jesus!

    7.0
    This episode was funny as hell. A lot of black satire.
  • Quagmire is now a judgmental, hypocritical prick

    1.0
    The Jerome stuff was all well and good, but what was the deal with the Quagmire parts? He hates Brian and goes on a huge rant to explain why, but it doesn't make any sense. He accuses Brian of lusting after Lois but Quagmire does the same thing (remember when he was making a sex-doll version of Lois from stuff in her garbage?). He then lords his own volunteer activities over Brian and insults his dating habits with women. All of it can be summed up by saying that Quagmire is a judgmental jerk who should keep his mouth shut.



    Prior to the rant, he shoots down all of Brian's attempts at humor or small just mean, not even funny.



    The worst sin though is that the Quagmire stuff just isn't funny. It's watered-down "reality TV" style interactions that have no place in this kind of show. I get that it's fake, that this is all just a cartoon, but if you're going to do this kind of "real situation" where Quagmire straight up doesn't like Brian, it has to be SOMEWHAT funny. They're trying to take a flat character - Quagmire - and turn him into something more, but it makes no sense.



    This is the second worst episode of the show, right behind the one where Stewie and Brian are trapped in the bank vault. They're trying to add in "serious" stuff, and it just doesn't work.moreless
  • My favorite part of the series!

    10
    When Quagmire literally fucks Brian in the ass by telling him why he's such a piece of shit makes me laugh every single time. I mean I like Brian and all he doesn't mean to be such a douche but every single thing that quagmire says is completely true. And Jerome should be the new Cleveland I don't get why he left
  • No one can ever replace Cleveland

    7.5
    This wasn't a bad episode Family Guy at all. The idea of Peter, Joe, and Quagmire finding a replacement for Cleveland wasn't a bad idea but when Jerome was the replacement, I'm sorry I just said to myself "eh". I didn't like the character Jerome, it's hard to explain what he is. He was a nice character but something about him made me dislike him. Jerome could never replace Cleveland. Now that Cleveland left, "Family Guy" won't be the same without him. The subplot with Brian finding out Quagmire hates him really wasn't bad and I liked that plot a little more than the main plot. I did feel sorry for Brian because he didn't want Quagmire to hate him. The scene with Quagmire explaining to Brian why he hated him was a little too long but at least we know why Quagmire hated Brian. Not so much the story that made my score low, it was mostly Jerome. Overall, it was a good episode of Family Guy. 7.5/10moreless
  • The episode isn't racist

    9.0
    It actually mocks racism using those jokes. It's called satire and it's what I like about Family Guy.
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire/Tom Tucker and Various

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois and Various

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris and Various

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

John Viener

John Viener

Dean Martin

Recurring Role

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Horace

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Chris Cox

Chris Cox

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Brian: I don't understand. Why would Quagmire not like me?
      Peter: Because he thinks you're annoying. Like people who don't shut up about their kids.
      (Cut to Peter wearing a brown sweater and sitting with Lois in a restaurant with another couple)
      Wife: He would've been four today. I don't understand. How do you drown in a puddle? (Cries)
      Peter: Well, I guess I'm not the one wearing a new sweater.

    • Stewie: You want to sleep in here tonight?
      Brian: (smiles, spirits liftd) I'd like that. (lays on the floor and Stewie turns off the light)
      Stewie: (a long fart fills the dark room) Oh, come oooon!

    • Stewie: (notices Jerome's cross) What is that? Is that a little black Jesus?
      Chorus: Black Jesus!
      (scene switches to a black Jesus in front of some villagers)
      Black Jesus: I rode into town on an ass... Yo mama's ass!
      Chorus: Black Jesus!

    • Brian: How can you not like me?
      Quagmire: Okay, I'll tell you. You are the worst person I know. You constantly hit on your best friend's wife. The man pays for your food and rescued you from certain death, and this is how you repay him? And to add insult to injury, you defecate all over his yard. And you're such a sponge. You pay for nothing. You always say, "Oh, I'll get you later" but "later" never comes. And what really bothers me is you pretend you're this deep guy who loves women for their souls when all you do is date bimbos. Yeah, I date women for their bodies but at least I'm honest about it. I don't buy them a copy of Catcher in the Rye and then lecture them with some seventh grade interpretation of how Holden Caulfield is some profound, intellectual. He wasn't! He was a spoiled brat! And that's why you like him so much-he's you! God, you're pretentious! And you delude yourself by thinking you're some great writer, even though you're terrible! You know, I should have known Cheryl Tiegs didn't write me that note. She would have known there's no "a" in the word "definite." And I think what I hate most about you is your textbook liberal agenda, how we should "legalize pot, man," how big business is crushing the underclass, how homelessness is the biggest tragedy in America. Well, what have you done to help? I work down at the soup kitchen, Brian. Never seen you down there! You wanna help? Grab a ladle! And by the way, driving a Prius doesn't make you Jesus Christ! Oh, wait! You don't believe in Jesus Christ or any religion for that matter, because "religion is for idiots!" Well, who the hell are you to talk down to anyone? You failed college twice, which isn't nearly as bad as your failure as a father! How's that son of yours you never see? But you know what? I could forgive all of that, all of it, if you weren't such a bore! That's the worst of it, Brian. You're just a big, sad, alcoholic bore. (sighs) Well, see ya, Brian! Thanks for the f**king steak!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode introduces the semi-recurring plot device involving Quagmire having a deep resent for Brian, in spite that in earlier episodes, they have interacted just fine.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The spinning rainbow ball in one of the kitchen scenes featuring Peter, Lois and Jerome about halfway through the episode is the symbol used in the computer operating system Mac OS X when the user needs to wait (comparable to the hourglass in Windows).

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