Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 13

Jungle Love

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 25, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Chris is supposed to be hazed for a school tradition, he runs off to South America; Peter quickly becomes frustrated by his new job at the beer factory.

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  • Chris move to South America after getting hazed in school; Peter gets a job at the beer factory

    When Chris is supposed to be hazed for a school tradition, he runs off to South America; Peter quickly becomes frustrated by his new job at the beer factory. A bit of improvement over The Perfect Castaway, but the episode is still dragged. What I meant dragged is the main plot with Chris. It was darn boring and I didn't really laughed a lot in that plot. I did laughed when they were on the phone. As for the other plot where Peter gets a new job at the Partucket Bewlery (which he still remain working there), it was much funnier. I liked his part when he try to drink the beers and then he came drunk. Overall, the storyline could have done better and don't mention it that there's two very long cutaways (the longest of the season; the cavemen couple and Stewie going all away to LA and smack Will Freddle).8/10moreless
  • superb

    what i liked- the scenes of chris being bullied because he is a freshman, the ending of the episode when the people turn on chris and the griffins and 'kill' meg, "Why do you close your eyes when we make love?!", the monkey crying when he finds out chris is not coming back, everyone on the phone, and then when meg comes on the phone, everyone hangs up, amongst other things.

    pretty good episode. not the best family guy ever, but it definitely is an enjoyable way to spend a half hour of your time. final grade is going to be in the B range.moreless
  • Another dating episode

    When Peter gets hurt and can't work, his boss tells him he needs to speed things up. So Lois goes to the brewery to help him out. Meanwhile, Stewie finds out that Brian is dating a very attractive but not very intelligent woman. He tries to get Brian to break up with her, but Brian can't do it.

    Well of course, Brian dates another woman, and it's boring as hell watching.

  • Good episode, but it seemed to really drag at some parts.

    I thought this was a pretty decent episode for the most part. I laughed at several parts such as Peter and then later Quagmire being Sandy Duncan's glass eye, Peter playing with the paddleball, the cutaways with Peter and Dr. Honeydew and Paul Riser, and the ending when the tribe chased after Chris for being a freshman. However, some parts of this episode seemed to drag a lot, such as the cutaways with the cavemen couple arguing and Stewie going to Will Ferrell's house, although that part was sort of funny too. It also bugged me that pretty much every scene had a flashback in it. The newest Family Guy episodes I've seen haven't had nearly as many cutaways as this one did. Overall, though, I liked this episode for the most part, although it could've been much better in my opinion. Final grade: C. Marebear2009, out!moreless
  • Funny, but still not what we've become used to from Family Guy.

    Chris is excited to become a freshman at the local high school, until Joe tells Chris about the "Freshman Hunt," a hazing ritual in which the freshmen are beaten with paddles by everyone. When Chris shows up at school Lois yells out "Freshman!" to lure over other students. After a short chase Chris is caught, and is paddled by several people, including the mayor, playing a part in the movie Dazed and Confused. Chris asks Brian for advice. Brian tells Chris about his time in the Peace Corps. Chris decides to join the Corps and goes to South America, where he becomes popular with the natives. When he gets the tribe to dance, he is married to the chief's daughter, as dictated by the tribe's customs.

    In the meantime, Peter, who has been unemployed for quite some time, goes to work at the Pawtucket Brewery, where drinking on the job is allowed as long as the employee can control himself. But Peter can't control his drinking, so he is demoted to working for a mentally handicapped man whom he can't understand, but is more qualified than him (Opie). Chris dances with the natives.When Lois learns of Chris leaving, she immediately travels down to South America with the rest of the family. Disillusioned with his new job, Peter is as eager to go there as anyone else. Upon their arrival Peter is seen as the richest man in the country with just $37. Many of the natives of the country then become Peter's slave for just nickels and dimes. When Chris accuses Peter of "using" the natives to escape his troubles, Lois points out that that is also what Chris did. Chris then decides to return to Rhode Island, telling his wife that he must leave her, casually referring to his status as a freshman. The natives respond exactly as the upperclassmen in Quahog do, so they chase the Griffins in a very hostile manner. The Griffins escape on a seaplane a la Raiders of the Lost Ark, but forget Meg, who is killed with darts and arrows.moreless
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)

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr

Joe Pesci

Guest Star

Mia Maestro

Mia Maestro


Guest Star

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)


Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Peter: There an ATM around here? I've only got thirty-seven dollars.
      (The tribespeople gasp and bow)
      Chief: We have never seen so much money before. You are the richest person in the country.
      Peter: Wow, no Griffin's ever been this powerful since my ancestor, king Arthur Griffin.
      (flashback to Arthur Griffin and Lady Guinevere in front of the sword in the stone)
      Lady Guinevere: Oh, Arthur, if you can remove this sword from it's stone, and prove that you are the true king of England, I will make love to you in this very field.
      Arthur Griffin: What if I just move it a little? Will you touch me?

    • Karen: So, did you have a nice day?
      Gary: It was okay.
      Karen: You know our son got into your closet today.
      Gary: Ah, okay.
      Karen: Ah, anything, anything in there maybe that you wouldn't of wanted him to see?
      Gary: No.
      Karen: Really? You don't, have any dirty pictures in there?
      Gary: No.
      Karen: Uh, well how do you explain these? (Shows caveman porn).
      Gary: So what? So I have some paintings.
      Karen: Uh, this is how you want me to look?
      Gary: Oh come on Karen, do you hate your body so much that you have to reduce every painting of the female form to pornography?
      Karen: Don't do that Gary!
      Gary: Don't do what?
      Karen: Don't you do that!
      Gary: Don't do what?
      Karen: Don't make this my fault!
      Gary: It is your fault. All I want to do is come home and have dinner. And have my wife say hello how's your day been? But oh no that's impossible for you.
      Karen: You know what this is about?
      Gary: What?
      Karen: This about your disrespect for me, this family and everything we stand for!
      Gary: Oh, oh what do we stand for, what do we stand for?! Who are we, the Goracks? Oh suddenly your Cynthia Gorack. That's what you want isn't it. You've always wanted to be Cynthia Gorack.
      Karen: Ye, well you know what? At least Cynthia Gorack's husband cares for her family! Ah, I can't even talk to you when you're like this!
      Gary: Oh, okay! It's over now because you say it is. Oh way to go Karen! You solve all our problems by just walking away. I mean it's so obvious I don't care about the family. I just killed a 700 pound tiger with a stick and a rock!
      Karen: That doesn't make you a man Gary!
      Gary: Here we go, here's act 2 of the performance. Karen pretends to leave home for the twentieth time. You know what Karen? Go, just go. I'm not going to stop you, just go! Get out, Get the hell out!
      Karen: Screw you Gary!
      Gary: Oh, maybe if you did that more often maybe I wouldn't need these paintings! And what the hell are you looking at?

    • Lois: Peter, this is ridiculous. We came all this way to take Chris home! Why are we staying?
      Peter: Because I'm tired of being treated like crap at work. Don't you see what this means to me? I'm somebody here. Finally, a white man has an opportunity to be rich and in charge. Hey Pesci, here's a nickel. Say Yugoslavia. (throws a nickel at Vinny)
      Vinny: Yugoslavia
      Peter: (laughs and throws a dime at another tribal) Here's a dime. Kill Pesci.

    • Brian:

    • Chris: I married this 11 year old girl for all the wrong reasons.

    • Adam West: I'm going to teach you a lesson that it's not okay to be a freshman!(paddles Chris)

    • Stewie: Did anyone listen to Howard Stern this morning? There were two strippers in the studio, they sounded hot. Then Howard made a joke about Negros, but Robin laughed so it was okay.

    • Peter: Why do you close your eyes when we make love!?

    • Kevin Ferderline: Magic Mirror, how can I look like a douche-bag today?
      Magic Mirror Peter: Well Kevin, uhm, I would say first of all don't shave or shower.
      Kevin Ferderline: Ok, I won't.
      Magic Mirror Peter: And uh, you just got out of bed right?
      Kevin Ferderline: Yeah.
      Magic Mirror Peter: I would say just go ahead and wear that tank-top all day.
      Kevin Ferderline: Uhm, ok.
      Magic Mirror Peter: Alright, so we covered the hygene, no collared shirts, uhm...ohh, and don't forget to walk around with an undeserved sense of accomplishment.

    • Chris: (in response to the villagers exposed genitals) Hahaha wow, this is just like Bible camp...only I'm not crying and trying to pretend I'm somewhere else.

    • Peter: Chris, I'm just as serious as when I saw Paul Reiser do stand-up.
      (Flashback to Paul Reiser stand-up)
      Reiser: So what's the deal with airline food? Is this stuff bad or what?
      Peter: Aw, that's not nice; those chefs work really hard.
      Reiser: And what's with those Starbucks, huh? They're everywhere.
      Peter: Uhh...a lotta people want coffee; that's supply and demand, it's the foundation of our entire economy Paul...
      Reiser: And who do I talk to about those long lines at the atm? That's what I wanna know.
      Peter Not me, Mr. Reiser. Someone who has time to fritter away, but not me.

    • Chief Oleki: This is a joyous occasion. You have engaged the entire tribe and dance. According to our customs, you are now married to my daughter. I couldn't be happier.
      Chris: Well, if you're happy, then I'm happy, 'cause after all…WHA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-T?!

    • Chris: Dad, don't you see? You're using the island to get out of your problems at home.
      Peter: What are you talking about? Meg's right there.

    • Chris: My God Dad, the woman you've got playing Elaine is a High Priestess.
      High priestess as Elaine for Seinfeld: You can't spare one square?

    • Brian: Uh, Peter, I think we forgot Meg.

      (Meg is shot and falls to the river)

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (13)

    • The Muppets
      Peter's talks about a time when he used to work with Dr. Bunson Honeydew in a lab. This is a reference to a couple characters (including Beaker) from The Muppet Show.

    • Lou Gehrig: I will create Lou Gehrigs disease.

      Lou Gehrig was a baseball player in the 20's and 30's. He was diagnosed with, and later died of ALS(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    • Peter: "Boy, this place sure has changed since Pawtucket Pat sold it." --

      This is a reference to the episode Wasted Talent, where Peter and Brian won a tour of the brewery, which spoofed Wonkas factory.

    • Chief Olecki: And my cousin, Vinny.

      "My Cousin Vinny" was a movie starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. It was about two kids who are mistaken for murderers. One of the kids family calls on his cousin, Vinny, a lawyer on his first real case.

    • My Left Foot

      When Stewie performs on stage in a wheelchair, he is singing a song about his left foot. This is in reference to a movie called My Left Foot. This movie, directed by Jim Sheridan in 1989, was based on a true story about an Irish man named Christy Brown. He was born with severe cerebral palsy that rendered him completely crippled except for the use of his left foot, with which, he learned how to write and paint.

    • "Jitterbug"

      On his first night at the village, Chris gets the tribe to sing "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" along with him. The original song was by Wham, the group which got George Michael's career started.

    • Seinfeld

      Peter is considered rich on the island so he pays the villagers money to act out a scene from "The Stall" which is a famous episode of Seinfeld. The high priestess plays Elaine in an episode where she gets into a fued with a woman who wont spare any toliet paper when Elaine runs out of it in her stall.

    • ii is also a song by Morris Day and The Time, who appeared and played the song in the movie, ii.

    • Bewitched: The Movie

      Bewitched: The Movie was a box-office bomb starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman. It was about a remake of the TV series Bewitched where the lead actress cast was really a witch.

    • Tootsie

      The scene where Stewie was flashbacking about talking to his agent about not being able to get any more work then you see him dressed up in a dress and wig is an allusion to the film Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels.

    • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

      The scene where the family runs from the natives who shoot poisoned darts at them is from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    • Freshmen Hunt

      The freshmen hunt story line is from the movie Dazed and Confused.

    • Jungle Love is a classic rock song from the band "The Steve Miller Band".