Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 13

Jungle Love

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

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  • ode to cut to gags

    i like cut to jokes (or whatever you call it when they say a one liner then it cuts to show what they were talking about). that's one of the reason why i love family guy. but only when it's done sparingly. but this episode did it way to much. it seemed like the episode was more than half cut to jokes. as for the story itself it wasn't the worst i've ever seen. no that goes to the episode petard (or i should say the most insulting story goes to that episode).
  • Oh man, i hate to see this happen to my favourite show... WORST EPISODE EVER

    Oh man, i hate to see this happen to my favourite show... WORST EPISODE EVER

    Also, i know the stewie/Ferrel joke seems funny, but its actually a verry commonly used thing for cartoons to stretch things out (to say the least)

    And this one was just...Too predictable(you knew he was gonna slap him when he stood up, and the whole ladder thing was just to make it longer, and somewhat funnier), Too long(more than 1 minute for THAT? Come on), allround...not funny enough. Not what i'm used of Seth.

    Unfortunately what some had predicted seems to be coming true, American dad gets a Little better, but Family Guy takes the hit. Personally i think its a good thing the next episode is only in january. Cuz this level is utterly unacceptable

    (the ending ruled ass though, Meg goes flat on the face...yet again. "More Black sheep anyone?" "Yes, please")
  • 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.


  • Please! NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO!

    It is obvious to me that anybody who gives this a good review hasn't seen the show before it was cancelled. I can't believe it! They take a 2 month break, then come back with the three worst episodes I have ever seen, and now another 2 month break! Please. The plot was god awful, Chris was way out of character and was actually smart throughout the episode, and the Caveman and Will Ferrell thing was way too drawn out. Meg is once again talking trash to Peter instead of being embarrassed. Last episode it was "I'm not a dog you Fat Bastard", now its "DAD! What the hell are you doing". And i know stewie is coming out with the movie, but where is he in the episodes! for the entire 13 episodes since they brought family guy back, there has never been a main plot, or even subplot about stewie. In the very first 7 episodes of family guy (1999), stewie had his own plot 5 out of 7 episodes. He has the most potential as a character, and there aren't doing anything with him. I only found myself with a little chuckle during the Indiana Jones allusion at the end. And once again, for the third time in three weeks, American Dad had a better episode. A good, funny plot, with a lot of funny moments, and it wasn't ridiculus either, It was using the characters it has, which family guy did three years ago, and doesnt do anymore. So, i leave you with this. Seth needs to get his head in the game. He needs to be working on Family Guy and American Dad, not just one of them. Please, help us true fans.
  • Chris runs away from the trouble of being a fresh man to join the peace corps and ends up in a village.

    This episode has to be the most unfunny episode of the whole series. So many bad things plagued this episode,like the number with chris singing

    Some good moments and details

    - Plot development
    Better set up than with more recent family guy episodes where they feel like they were just created to show the flashbacks. That is not so apparent in this one.
    - everything from the point where peter gets to the island.
    - Peter's new job
    - "oh my god! give me that' No! That! (Peter plays with a toy)
  • The ending alone makes the episode worth watching.

    This episode was freaking awesome! Can't wait for the DVD. I just bought the movie. I'm in a Family Guy mood. This episode just blew me away! The story is about Chris who, after being beaten at school, joins the peace corps and goes to South America where he marries a tribe princess. First of all, the plot is okay, but it's Family Guy! They can make anything hilarious. The funniest parts were easily :

    - The "Bewitched" reference.
    - Chris singing at his wedding ceremony.
    - Peter treating Meg like a dog
    - Re-enactment of "The Contest" at the tribe, especially the theme song.

    Watch this episode!
  • Getting better all the time.

    I simply love the direction this shows seems to be heading. You can see Seth MacFarlane is getting more and more confident about what he does, and more and more willing to push the limits. The flashback of Stewie going to LA, which last for a whooping 1:15 without a single word is one of the funniest things to happen on the show so far. The risk of something like this being misunderstood or simply not funny enough is immense but, as always, the show succeeds.
    Many people seem to miss the point of the jokes getting longer and more absurd at the cost of the plot, but for me it's really what this show should be like. I just hope Seth will bend to noone and will continue to push the show along this path.
  • One of the best Family Guys

    Arguably the greatest or second greatest Family Guy ever written. Excellent. An instant classic. All of the reasons why I watch the show. Family Guy is at its best when it does a Chris episode. This is episode was as good as "To Love and Die in Dixie". When I talk about Family Guy, this is what I am talking about.
  • I guess this is what you get...There was not much to this episode and no really comedy to discuss at work the next day.

    Family Guy is long as there are jokes to tell. Unlike the Simpsons, Family guy can not fall back on old-fashioned situational comedy because the characters and premise are not clearly defined. Every character is simply a device for delivering comedy.

    As such, in episodes like this, the comedy runs thin and the series suffers. Thankfully, subsequent episodes are better. Let’s hope nothing like this happens again.
  • It was good while it lasted.

    In loving memory of Family Guy, a popular animation which in its prime combined humourous characterisation with unforeseen punchlines, and which mixed cultural iconoclasm with subtle observations about behaviour and life.

    It recently, from the beginning of the fourth season, succumbed to a sudden bout of self-referential over-use of its best jokes, and became deluded that outlandish and disjointed plots on their own provided the greater laugh than the scathing insights and intertextuality of its golden days. As the invalid grew weaker, it sadly had to jettison its already small body of secondary characters in favour of concentrating, to a claustrophobic degree, on its main organs of the Griffin family.

    As a committed fan of Family Guy, I shall remember the good times.

  • I love Family Guy, but this episode has to be one of the worst ever.

    I love Family Guy, but this episode has to be one of the worst ever. The premise stunk and practically every other scene was a flashback. None of which were even that funny. The whole episode felt like a collaboration of leftover flashbacks that did not make it into previous episodes.
  • They can't be serious!! My ears hurt..

    This is the single worst episode ever.
    All the cutaways and flashbacks went on for waaaaaay too long e.g. The caveman's marrage problems.
    And this is the first time we hear Chris sing... and hopefully the last, this just isn't good.. Family guy is going the same way as the Simpsons and Malcolm In The Middle did I think they should hire the writers from season 1, 2 and 3.
  • Not the best episode, not the worst episode.

    While still pretty funny, this was certainly not the best episode of Family Guy. However, even with the somewhat mediocre humor, the animation quality seems to be getting better and better with each episode of the new season. Kudos to the production team for the fantastic quality of the show's animation.
  • Not the best Family Guy

    I've definitely seen a lot better. This episode had its moments but nothing that really stood out for me. Some of the flashbacks were funny but I also think they overdid them a bit. To me the two best parts were when Peter drives up to his house and orders fast food like he's at a drive thru and the allusion to Indiana Jones at the end of the show. This was not a terrible episode but I'm hoping for better. I also hope that sleazy old man comes back again soon. He's one of my favorite people on the show.
  • It was Ok, but let's not proclaim it one of the best ever, please

    I think this episode is firmly in the middle. On one hand, Chris is in high school now, which should make for some interesting events later, and there were a few funny parts. On the other hand, some of the jokes were formulaic and the plot got weird halfway through. They relied heavily on the "Like the time I..." flashbacks, and had TWO trademark drawn out segments that go on forever for no reason, but the problem is that one of them was highly predictable and not funny. At least they kept Quagmire and the Meg bashing to a minimum (although they got a few in anyways, at least a couple each week, it's getting old). Chris got some nice air time, which is good. I wish Peter's work at the brewery had more time.

    It certainly was not one of the funniest episodes ever, but it wasn't the worst, either. Just in the middle.
  • As a fan of Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad... this episode is pretty weak.

    First of all, I named it unoriginal, because it seems like it copied the Simpsons. Homer the Missionary to be exact. It'd be nice to see how Peter would react being placed on an island, but not Chris. Chris acted out of character, as did Meg and a little bit of Peter. This episode could have made a very strong storyline with Chris being a freshman, we could find out how Meg feels about Chris being at their school. Instead the writers feel it neccessary to drag along jokes. It's funny with maybe 1 joke, but really more than one it loses it's touch. This show shouldn't be all about gags and random story twists, it should try to land a story while keeping the gags going. The jokes that get streched turn out weaker than intended. I'm sick of reading about how they "don't have enough time" for some gags and storylines yet they extend pointless gags and jokes behind reason. if they didn't try the same thing every episode, they'd have time for their gags and good jokes they wanted to include.

    I was shocked at the end with Meg being left behind, why is the whole family suddenly against her?

    It was nice to have more Chris in an episode, but it didn't seem to match the character they brought up the first 3 seasons. overall it was an average episode.
  • This show really is getting lame. The Simpsons is still better than this.

    A lot of people have ranted about how cheap the humor of Family Guy is getting, and I'm starting to feel the same way myself. The Simpsons didn't rely on the lame gags that I'm seeing more and more of in this show (e.g. "Sandy's eye," speaking of which it would be funnier if she and other joke-characters only appeared once in a given episode instead of twice). That flashback with the prehistoric couple would've been funnier had it been *much* shorter, as would the "Four Peters" flashback in Model Misbehavior. By the way, can someone tell me why the whole family has such a beef with Meg? Her schoolmates, I can understand, but she was treated better by her family during the earlier seasons than she is nowadays.
  • This episode is about Chris mainly. Chris is afraid to go to school because a freshman tradition. He leaves and goes to south america;Peter is upset at his position at the brewery.

    This episode was horrible.I mean it didn't compare to any of the prior episodes of FG. Most of the jokes fell flat on their backs.Do not watch this episode. I was in shock of how bad the episode was. The characters did things out of the ordinary. Lastly, the Meg dying jokes are lame.
  • Some very good moments

    This isn't one of the finest Family Guy episodes I have ever seen, but there was enough there to keep me interested.

    The freshman joke with the paddles was one of my favourites.

    I am however getting sick of the crap that the rest of the family are dishing out to Meg. The Meg bashing has got a bit too far out of hand.
  • 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).8/10
  • Not Bad, Nothing Special

    The one downfall about this episode is that they put in way too many cut gags. They know that those are popular, but they went overboard with this episode. It was pretty good, and I enjoyed some of it, but I just think this one wasn't particulary memorable. Not bad.
  • In the words of Stewie: "That's not funny!" But good here and there.

    Some of you may be confused that I rated this an "8.0" and described it as "Painful To Watch." I'll explain.

    Things I Expect From Family Guy:
    1. Good, funny jokes.
    2. At least half a plot.
    3. Good characters.
    4. Just enough Meg bashing, but not too much.
    5. Short and funny jokes.

    1. There were some pretty good jokes here. Like Peter driving up to the house like it was a drive-thru resturant. Peter getting drunk at the brewery.(Although he shouldn't have been nude as he was already in 2 episodes.) Stewie's "My Left Foot" song. Chris's long "WWWHHHAAATTT???!!!" More, but I can't think of them.
    Jokes: 8.5.

    2. The plot is very well done here, IMO. Chris becomes a freshman, but the seniors(and Adam West) start paddling him with paddles. Peter gets a new job at a brewery. With an idea in his head(thanks to Brian), he runs off to South America where he meets some natives, and marries an 11-year old girl. Then the Griffins go to South America to rescue him. But when the natives find out he has 37 dollars, he is deemed the richest man in town. So everybody starts catering to him and Peter gets treated wonderfully. But when the natives find out Chris is a freshman, they start to chase and try to kill the Griffins. Everyone(except Meg) gets away by plane. Meg dies.
    Plot: 8.9.

    3. The characters are very good. Chris gets some spotlight. The natives are good, funny characters, and their cousin Vinny is hilarious
    The Griffins are still entertaining. I could've done without the weird guy that bit Peter's finger, though.
    Good characters: 8.4.

    4. Here's where it slopes. Once again, the Meg bashing goes out of control. It's like everybody hates her as much as they can. I thought her family loved her.
    She gets killed at the end. KILLED! That is too mean! Nobody wants to talk to her anymore! I feel sorry for her. They should keep the bashing at a minimum, but now, it's outta control!
    Meg Bashing, But Not Too Much: 6.2.

    5. Okay, another slope. There are 2. 2!, extremely long jokes in here! (The "Bewitched" and "Caveman" flashbacks). Those things were unfunny and too long and unneeded. But, the short jokes hit here. Vinny saying saying any word for 5 cents was only used once, but pretty good. Stewie dressing up as a woman and getting a taxi was short n'funny. Overall, I give short, funny jokes:

    Overall, a good episode, yet Family Guy could do better. This is probably the lowest rating I will give a Family Guy episode. If you don't wanna read all that, I'll make it short for you:

    1.Good, funny jokes: 8.5.
    2. Plot: 8.9.
    3. Good characters: 8.4.
    4. Meg bashing, but not too much: 6.2.
    5. Short, fuuny jokes: 7.9.
    Overall: 8.0.

    If I estimate, I'll see this gets an 8.0. This is good if you can get past the Meg Bashing and 2 long jokes.

    I apologize if that was too long, I just had to write it all out.

  • This one had me laughing quite a bit.

    Well, I see they are contiuing with the we hate Meg theme. It seems that recent forum posts about how Meg is the less favorite is making it's way into the show.

    The family was always mean to Meg but now they seem to be going out of the way to do so. I for one find it humorous. As long as they do not overdo it. Right now it seems borderline pushing it.

    They used a good handful of characters from the town so that's good. Mayor Adam West going nuts on paddling Chris is classic :)

    Not one of their best episodes but still one I would not mind watching again.
  • Still Keeps me laughing

    I only have to say one thing, Deadwood. Once again they hit on all the funny points that are needed. Peter having to get a job is still a big issue. I loved the jobs that Peter had. Especially his eye job, that was hilarious.

    Meg Died in this episode too? I wonder what that is about. This isn't southpark so I don't know what they are going to do.
  • Very funny, makes you want to Jitterbug lol!

    Very funny, makes you want to Jitterbug. It had a lot of funny things in like when they forgot to get meg and she got killed. Aaother funny part was when they did a sienfeld episode. The whole show is awesome and this was another episode to be a reason why this show rocks! ;)
  • Good episode

    I thought that this episode was hilarious. I always love the family guy flashbacks and pop references and this was yet another episode that was loaded with them. Like always all of the Stewie skits were so funny. Especially when he punched Will Ferral for not being funny! It was classic!
  • Good episode but....

    I was really confused by the part at Meg\'s sleepover where they discuss Connecticut. I didn\'t get why that was funny or was it just totally random? They discussed an underground mall in Hartford and I\'ve lived in Connecticut all my life and have never heard of an underground mall. If there is one, can anyone tell me where it is?
    Anyways, classic-as-always, everyone hates Meg, with few finer examples than this episode.
  • 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.
  • Chris starts a new life in South America.

    The full lyrics to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go:

    Jitterbug [4X]

    You put the boom-boom into my heart
    You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
    Jitterbug into my brain
    Goes a bang-bang-bang 'til my feet do the same
    But something's bugging you
    Something ain't right
    My best friend told me what you did last night
    Left me sleepin' in my bed
    I was dreaming, but I should have been with you instead.

    Wake me up before you go-go Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah)

    You take the grey skies out of my way
    You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
    Turned a bright spark into a flame
    My beats per minute never been the same

    'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool
    It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
    Come on, baby, let's not fight
    We'll go dancing, everything will be all right

    Wake me up before you go-go Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin'' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high (yeah, yeah, baby)


    Cuddle up, baby, move in tight
    We'll go dancing tomorrow night
    It's cold out there, but it's warm in bed
    They can dance, we'll stay home instead


    Wake me up before you go-go Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high
    Wake me up before you go-go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    Take me dancing tonight
    Wake me up before you go-go, don't you dare to leave me hanging on like a
    Take me dancing

  • A good episode overall.

    Jungle Love is one of the better 'New' episodes. The flashbacks were mildly funny, and it actually had a plot. The crude humor was kept at a minimum, and there were some actually hysterically funny scenes (such as the tribe doing the 'Contest' episode of Seinfield, and Stewie's flashback to when he saw the movie Bewitched) There were small things that could have been changed to make the show funnier, but I liked it nonetheless.
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