Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 1

Love Blactually

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2008 on FOX
6.9
out of 10
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413 votes
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Episode Summary

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Brian meets the girl of his dreams, Carolyn. However, Cleveland moves right in and sweeps Carolyn off her feet. Desperate to win her back, Brian must do anything he can, even if it means involving Cleveland's ex-wife, Loretta.

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  • Boring start of season 7 *REVISED*

    5.5
    Plot:Brian meets the girl of his dreams, Carolyn. However, Cleveland moves right in and sweeps Carolyn off her feet. Desperate to win her back, Brian must do anything he can, even if it means involving Cleveland's ex-wife, Loretta. I thought this was a mediocre start of season 7 which it is my least favorite season of the show. It did delivers some laughs like the first part with the costume party, a few cutaways, Cleveland kept saying Boom go the dynamite, Brian's growing larger as he talks about Loretta, Quagmire's near the end and at least couple more parts. This episode was boring to watch and Stewie shows his obsession with Brian once again. Score: 5.5/10moreless
  • Worth it just for Brian's Snoopy imitation...complete with dancing!

    8.0
    Yes that's right! This episode is worth it just for Brian's imitation of Snoopy...complete with dancing!



    Ya know...several reviewers have voted this a 1. Absolutely incredible. I don't think it is a 10 but to give it a 1 seems like you are pushing an agenda. Oh well...enough with the conspiracy theories.



    Anyhow, I can recommend this episode if you don't have some ridiculous super high expectations or something. I haven't watched a lot of Family Guy lately...I guess I have been finding my entertainment elsewhere...so I have been enjoying catching up. I didn't feel bored and I laughed out loud a few times with this one.

    Just some key moments I enjoyed that haven't been mentioned yet:

    a. Peter forcing a Snoopy costumed Brian to dance and then punching him (twice!)

    b. A woodstock like bird following Brian around and apparently calling someone a bad name in his undeciferable bird language.

    c. Loretta calling Stewie "Little Stoolie".



    A last note. Some small minority of reviewers have complained because of Seth McFarlanes obvious political messages within this and other episodes. That is another reason why I enjoy this. If I want the other side of the message I can go to South Park. Here it is a good ol' liberal fun bash! :-)moreless
  • Another love episode with Brian

    1.5
    Brian meets the girl of his dreams (yeah, of course), Carolyn. However, Cleveland moves right in and sweeps Carolyn off her feet. Desperate to win her back, Brian must do anything he can, even if it means involving Cleveland's ex-wife, Loretta.



    Brian's plot was ridiculously boring, because it's a dating episode.



    1/10
  • Great Season 7 premiere of "Family Guy"

    8.5
    I thought that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't my favorite episode but I did enjoy it. It was very funny when Stewie was giving advice to Brian about taking things very slow. The beginning of the episode was hilarious when Brian was dressed up as Snoopy (the dog from Charlie Brown... obviously) and when Brian did the Snoopy dance. Stewie dressed up as Snoopy just like Brian was very funny as well especially when Stewie kept say ruined with a "w" instead of an "r" The part that made me laugh very hard was when Stewie was dressed up as an owl and an actual owl came to Stewie (in an owl costume). It was hilarious when Brian sees Caroline and Cleveland making love wherever he and Stewie go such as the pastry shop and even watching them from television making love. Quagmire's part in this episode was absolutely hilarious especially when he went into the hotel room where Loretta (Cleveland's ex-wife) was and he got naked and tried to have sex with her and then Loretta hits Quagmire with an iron. The only thing I didn't like in this episode was that Caroline cheated on Brian with Cleveland and then Caroline cheated on Cleveland with Quagmire (although that part was pretty funny also). Caroline shouldn't have done that. Also, some parts in this episode could have been a little better. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy". 8.5/10moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    Brian falls for a girl named Carolyn, but he catches Cleveland and Carolyn making out and so he breaks up with her. Brian misses Carolyn and wants her back and is willing to do whatever it takes; including trying to get Cleveland and Loretta back together. Will his plan work, or are Cleveland and Carolyn in love?



    Pretty good episode. Quagmire in it was pretty funny and the plot was unique and original. The only complaint is it is kind of boring in some parts near the end, but the overall grade for this episode, from me, is still going to be in the "B" range.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

Kat Foster

Kat Foster

Carolyn

Guest Star

Tom Devanney

Tom Devanney

Various

Guest Star

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cleveland: Brian--may I speak with you?
      Brian: Oh, sure. Sorry, I didn't recognize you without your girlfriend wrapped around your waist.

    • Brian: You really think we can Loretta to take Cleveland back? She did cheat on him, after all.
      Stewie: Oh, I think she can be convinced. Just let me do the talking.
      Brian: Maybe I should handle the communication. With you, she'd only get the gist of what you were saying.
      Stewie: Isn't she one of the people outside the family who can understand me?
      Brian: No, because of Cleveland, she's too close to the main cast. It'd be weird.

    • Peter: Hey, Quagmire, you came dressed Napolean Dynamite! Do you say anything funny?
      Quagmire: No, I just do quirky things for the sake of being quirky.
      Peter: I feel like I may not enjoy you, but there are people out there that might.

    • Brian: Uh, hey, Loretta.
      Loretta: Brian? Stubbie? What are you doing here?

    • Lois: Carolyn, it's been so nice getting to know you!
      Peter: Yeah, Cleveland, she's way more fun than that wife you used to have. What was her name? Weezy or Florida or something? Jennifer Hudson?

    • Stewie: (upon seeing Brian is also dressed for the costume party as Snoopy) Ah, you know...this is wh- Brian, you remember, the last couple of weeks, I kept saying, "Can I have a couple minutes of your time to talk to you about something?" This is what it was about! This evening is rueend.
      Brian: Look, I- wait, what?
      Stewie: This evening is rueend, the whole evening is rueend!
      Brian: Why are you saying it like that?
      Stewie: Saying what? I'm just pointing out the party's rueend.
      Brian: You know what? I'm not getting sucked into this. (walks off, beat, walks back on) OK, just so I'm sure, really? Are you just trying to piss me off or is that really how you say that?
      Stewie: What are you talking about? I'm talking about this rueend evening.
      Brian: That's not how you say "ruined".
      Stewie: What: rueend?
      Brian: What do you call the remains of ancient Greek structures?
      Stewie: Ruins.
      Brian: And how would you describe this evening?
      Stewie: Oh, rueend of course, this evening is rueend.
      Brian: Say "ruined".
      Stewie: Rueend.
      Brian: Ruined.
      Stewie: Rueend.
      Brian: Ruined.
      Stewie: Rueend.
      Brian: Dumbass.
      Stewie: Oh, Brian, don't be cruelle.

    • Cleveland: Ahh, ahh, ahh and boom goes the dynamite.

    • Cleveland: That's a great costume, Joe. Are you FDR?
      Joe: No, I'm olympic swimmer Mark Spitz.
      Quagmire: Oh, you mean like if he dove into the shallow end?
      Joe: No, regular Mark Spitz.
      Peter: Wait, are you Stephen Hawking at the beach?
      Joe: No, I'm Mark Spitz! He won seven gold medals
      Cleveland: Oh, I get it, you're crippled Magnum PI.
      Joe: I'm-- Fine, I'm crippled Magnum PI.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (9)

    • When Brian talks about forgiving Loretta for cheating on Cleveland, Peter accuses Brian of just wanting Cleveland out of the picture so he can get back together with Caroline and Peter says, "You know Brian, sometimes, I don't believe I know you" Which is actually a quote taken directly from The Sound of Music when Georg says this very line to Uncle Max.

    • Cleveland's deadpan exclamation of "...and boom goes the dynamite" after completing intercourse with Carolyn is a reference to a phrase used during Ball State University student Brian Collins's appearance as television sports anchor, which became an Internet sensation.

    • Airplane!: The scene of Brian's nose growing, in addition to referencing Pinochio, references a scene in this comedy in which Leslie Nielson assures the passengers that all is fine.

    • Horton Hears a Who!

      Stewie reads a portion of the book "Horton Hears Domestic Violence in the Next Apartment, and Doesn't Call 911." An obvious reference to the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who!.

    • The Emperor's New Clothes

      When Quagmire is caught naked by Cleveland, he says that he thought he was wearing robes made of silk. This is an allusion to the fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes, where the emperor employs two tailors that tell him the clothes he is wearing are invisible to anyone unfit to become emperor. When in reality, he is just naked.

    • Quagmire: Apache penis Ee-nay-chuck!

      This line is a reference to Apache Chief, a member of the League of Justice from the SuperFriends cartoon.

    • Pinnochio

      Brian's nose growing while he says how attractive Loretta is in reference to the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet whose nose would grow while lying.

    • Peter: What was her name? Wheezy or Florida or something?

      When Peter is trying to recall the name of Cleveland's former wife, he refers to the 70's sitcoms The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times.

    • Love Blactually

      The title of this episode is a parody of the movie Love Actually.

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