Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 10

Model Misbehavior

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2005 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Lois fulfills a lifelong dream of being a model. Stewie starts on a multi-level marketing company. Brian in need of cash to buy his de-worming medication agrees to become his salesman.

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  • Lois becomes a model and Stewie starts a marketing company

    Lois fulfills a lifelong dream of being a model. Stewie starts on a multi-level marketing company. Brian in need of cash to buy his de-worming medication agrees to become his salesman. An FG episode that is yet great but just not the best. I like this episode and I would recommend it but I just thought it was dragged and got very boring to watch just in the main plot with Lois being a model though. I also found Lois to be irritating here so that's what also lowered my score. The subplot with Brian and Stewie was twice as more hilarious and better than the main plot though. My score would've lowered just a little more if it weren't for the subplot. There were some hilarious moments in this episode such as the four Peters, The Griffin family competing in the race and they float more faster by taking off their clothes and throwing Meg out, Carter's appearance as a whole was very funny and his tan was awesome, the cutaway with Peter shouting that Meg is on her first period and he is excited that she is becoming a woman which wakes up Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland with them getting mad at Peter and telling him that it's 3am, Stewie pointing out to Brian that his mug says "Life's a beach" which is close to Life's a b***", and more. I also found the very ending of the episode to be hilarious as well. The most classic and most hilarious moment out of the whole entire episode, though, is the cookie monster... I can never stop laughing even when I re-watch this episode, that part will just never get old me so cookie monster joke was by far a classic. So yeah, I enjoyed this episode and it's funny but the main plot was boring and dragged but not bad while the subplot never had a dull moment. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy"... the subplot is better though. 8/10moreless
  • Lois become a model; Stewie starts a marketing company

    Lois fulfills a lifelong dream of being a model. Stewie starts on a multi-level marketing company. Brian in need of cash to buy his de-worming medication agrees to become his salesman. Eh, not as amazing as the previous couple episode. Lois' plot was decent, but my favorite. Also, I kinda don't like seeing Peter being mean to Meg for like the third time in a row, but it was a little funny. Stewie's plot was much funnier. I pretty much crack up at all the parts mainly the one with Sesame Street (the cookie monster and the phone call with Glover), as well as some of the dialog. As for the main plot, I only got a few laughs, but it okay to watch. Overall, great episode. 8.5/10moreless
  • fair

    Lois fulfills a lifelong dream of being a model. Stewie starts on a multi-level marketing company. Brian in need of cash to buy his de-worming medication agrees to become his salesman.

    I liked Stewie's plot more than Lois' plot, which was kind of boring.

  • Pretty good episode.

    I thought this was a great episode for the most part. Both of the plots were pretty good, although I thought Brian and Stewie's was a little more interesting. There were some pretty funny parts throughout the episode like the Four Peters, Stewie talking to Grover on the phone, Rhode Island flipping a coin, and Cookie Monster. I also thought the very end was hilarious. However, this episode was sort of boring and kind of dragged at parts, especially in the middle. Overall, though, I still thought this was a pretty good episode for the most part. For my final grade, I'll give it a B. Marebear2009, out!moreless
  • model misbehavior

    Okay, so we all know that Lois is super annoying and unlikable, and her storyline here was brutal, but that does not mean this was not a good episode. This episode is on literally every week on TV, and yet I still find myself watching whenever it does come on.

    For once the cutaway scenes were actually welcome here and not as obtrusive and annoying as they usually are. The cookie monster scene was an instant classic. Plus, Carter Pewterschmidt? Come on, it does not get any better than that, one of the most underrated characters on Family Guy these days.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)

Kate Rigg

Kate Rigg


Guest Star

Saundra McClain

Saundra McClain


Guest Star

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan


Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)


Recurring Role

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Lois's eye shadow disappears and reappears in some scenes.

    • The cutaway involving Meg having her first period and the neighbors complaining brings up continuity questions. A woman can normally get her first period by the age of 12 or 13, but there have been some incidents of women having problems causing them not to have periods until a later time. If that was true for Meg, then Joe shouldn't have been there because he didn't move into the neighborhood until the episode 'A Hero Sits Next Door', and Meg was around 15 at the time. And since Meg was mentioned to be 16 in the season 2 episode 'Love Thy Trophy', and later turned 17 in the season 5 episode 'Peter's Two Dads', this can only mean Meg didn't have her first period until she was 16.

    • The license plate on the limo Peter and Mr. Pewterschmidt use to kidnap Lois from the party says HOTBITCHES.

    • When the Griffin family visits the Pewterschmidt mansion, you get to see Lois's old room. If you look at her wall, there is a "KISS" poster. In the episode, "Road to Europe," Lois says she wasn't much of a KISS fan. It was later revealed that she only said this because she didn't want Peter to know that she had dated Gene Simmons, lead singer of KISS

    • The newspaper headline reads:

    • After Karin tilts her head back and acts like a pez dispenser, the door that was to the side of Lois suddenly disappears.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Lois: (to Peter) Hey there sweetie! I got a wax this morning, and let's just say you're cleared for landing!
      Quagmire: (off screen) Giggidy!

    • Peter: (Walks into The Drunken Clam with Lois) Hey, who's workin' on a puzzle? 'Cuz I just found a hot piece!

    • Meg: Dad, how can you be okay with Mom parading herself around like that? I mean, she's half-naked! It makes all women look bad.
      Peter: Meg... who let you back in the house?

    • Peter: Gee, Mr. Pewterschmidt, you sure could use some fine strapping young men like us on your schooner.
      Carter: Are you saying I'm gay?
      Peter: What? Are you sure you don't want more seamen on your poop deck?

    • Peter: Hey, everybody, Meg just had her first period!
      Joe: Peter, shut up! It's 3 in the morning!
      Cleveland: What the hell's going on out here?
      Quagmire: Dammit! People are trying to sleep!
      Peter: I'm just saying she's a woman! Yay!
      Quagmire: Yes, Peter, that's very hot and I'll deal with it in the morning, but right now I'm exhausted!

    • Stewie: That coffee mug that you have on your desk, it says life's a beach? umm, that's dangerously close to the word bitch isn't it?
      Brian: Uhh, yeah that's the joke.
      Stewie: Oh, absolutely! And nobody appreciates a little joke like Stewie, and you know between you and me I think it's a stitch, but some of the other employees found it offensive.
      Brian: Other Employees? Who else works here besides me?
      Stewie: F*ck you! That's who works here!

    • Stewie: Brian, could you come in here for one second?
      Brian: Yeah, what is it?
      Stewie: (Sesame Street phone rings) Oh uh hang on one second. Yes, uh Grover what is it, this has to be quick, I am so pressed... Yes, the letter G is wonderful... Of course, and the number 6... Oh ok, ok, Gr, Grover, Grover, GROVER, GROVER, GROVER... you, you know what? If you're gonna shout, we can just talk later... Oh uh oh alright, you know what? Call me back when you calm down.

    • Founding Father: OK, we'll flip a coin. Heads: Rhode Island. Tails: Kakapoopoopeepeeshire.

    • Sailor: (referring to Meg) What's that, captain?
      Seamus: That's a manatee. Or what we call it in nautical terms: the sea cow.

    • Peter: (Knocks out Carter Pewterschmidt) That's for giving me a book for Christmas. You're rich, you jerk!

    • Peter: Lois, look at you! You look like Britney Spears. Except not a fat guy.

    • Stewie: [talking to Brian] You look like Snoopy and it makes me smile.

    • Worm: You know what's interesting? I've only been alive for six weeks, I know nothing of the world beyond this dog's stomach, and I still find Six Feet Under pretentious.

    • Lois: I'm gonna become a model!
      Peter: Hey that's fantastic Lois, and I'll pleasure myself to your photos.
      Chris: Me too!
      Meg: Me Too!
      Peter: Oh God Meg, that's SICK! That's your mother!
      Meg: I'm just trying to fit in.
      Peter: Get out, get out of this house!

    • Meg: Wow, this looks just like my room at home.
      Lois: Yeah except for the all the trophies and pictures of friends.

    • Talking to the maid
      Stewie: So, which of the Latin countries are you from? The one with the civil war, the one with the cocaine, or the one with the fancy hats?

    • Carter Pewtershmidt: Peter, I see you're still fatter than holy hell.
      Peter: Awww... You can read me like a book!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Maxell "Blown Away" Commercial: Carter Pewterschmidt sits in a chair and listens to "Ride of the Valkyries" on a stereo system that is so loud it simulates a constant gust of wind. This is a reference to a 1980's TV and magazine ad campaign for cassette tapes by Maxell.

    • Brian: Other employees? Who else works here besides me?
      Stewie: F*** you, that's who works here!

      This dialog is a reference to the 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross; when Blake is dressing down the company salesmen, Dave Moss asks him what his name is. Blake's response is, "F*** you. That's my name."

    • Blown Away: The scene in which Mr. Pewterschmidt listens to the radio is a reference to this famous 1980's ad by Maxell.

    • The "Four Peters" sing a rendition of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (K.525) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    • Peter asks Lois if she's going to do her little turn on the catwalk, on the catwalk, yeah, on the catwalk, do her little turn on the catwalk. He's referring to the song "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, a one-hit wonder from the early 90s.

    • Rob Schneider

      Rob Schneider was a player on Saturday Night Live from 1990 - 1994. During his time there he had numerous characters, his most memorable being the Richmeister, the guy that had his desk near the copy machine. He would talk to people... or rather at people as they got their photocopies. Brandy would have been 7 years old when he left the show.