Family Guy

Season 3 Episode 9

Mr. Saturday Knight

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 05, 2001 on FOX
8.1
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407 votes
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Peter's boss comes to dinner at the Griffin house but soon dies. The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is turned into the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. Unemployed, Peter begins his search for a job and ends up going after his lifelong dream of becoming a knight at a traveling Renaissance Fair. Caught in a compromising position with the infamous Black Knight's wench, he must defend his family's honor in an duel with the Black Knight.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Family Guy is starting to go down hill with 2 tame episodes in a row.

    5.0
    This episode may be easy enough to view once but no more than that. Its not the worst episode but it is clearly not the best by a long shot.
  • A not that much humor episode

    7.0
    Peter's boss comes to dinner at the Griffin house but soon dies. The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is turned into the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. Unemployed, Peter begins his search for a job and ends up going after his lifelong dream of becoming a knight at a traveling Renaissance Fair. Caught in a compromising position with the infamous Black Knight's wench, he must defend his family's honor in an duel with the Black Knight. I thought tis was a good episode. For FG 1999-2002 standards, this episode didn't made me laugh that much. In my opinion, I got a little bored watching it. There were a few flaws here. The song that the kids sang took forever so everything I see this episode, I just skip that scene for like a minute and a half. Also, this episode saw the last appearance of Mr. Weed. I thought he was a funny character. And I think there is a couple more problems but now I'm moving on with the humor. I laughed at the the begining, Electric Company cutaway, Death's dog, Mort's appearance throughout the episode, and Bruce's appearance. Overall, a good but weak episode. 7/10moreless
  • Didn't like it that much for two reasons

    3.5
    Peter's boss comes to dinner at the Griffin house but soon dies. The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is turned into the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. Unemployed, Peter begins his search for a job and ends up going after his lifelong dream of becoming a knight at a traveling Renaissance Fair. Caught in a compromising position with the infamous Black Knight's wench, he must defend his family's honor in an duel with the Black Knight.



    What I liked:

    -Electric Company

    -Peter not being able to control the volume of his voice

    -Bruce and his fatass

    What I didnt like-



    Death of Mr. Weed

    The jousting thing



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  • good

    7.5
    Peter's boss, Mr. Weed, comes to dinner and is impressed so much he promotes Peter, but he soon dies from choking. Peter is sad but happy about his new promotion, until a video will reveals that the toy company is to be demolished. Now Peter needs to find a new job. Will he be able to find one that sticks?



    Good episode. Parts I found funny; Peter as a prostitute, the cutaway involving the guy cleaning the vacuum, the "clink" noises, the ending of the episode… it was a funny episode. My only main beef is how Peter beat the Dark Knight. Mort towing his car because "Nobody makes a fool out of Mort Goldman!" Um… Mort, the Dark Knight didn't make a fool of you; you did, by running away on your horse when you were going to duel him. So, you towing his car is totally unjustified. This wouldn't bother me so much if it wasn't why Peter beat the Dark Knight, but he beat the Dark Knight because he was distracted because Mort (stupidly) towed his car as payback for "making a fool out of him", which the Dark Knight did not do. Overall though this was a good episode, this thing in the plot though is kind of a stupid loophole or whatever the right word is. Bmoreless
  • Death of Mr, weed

    8.5
    When Peter's boss Mr. Weed comes to dinner at his house, he dies. The toy factory closes down, and Peter is out of a job. He applies for a job at the rennesance fair, and sees that the black knight, who saved his life works there. The knight kicks Peter out, but at the day of the joust, Peter jousts him and wins.



    This was a pretty good episode. I liked seeing the kids singing, and Mort was really funny too. I also liked Bruce's random apperance, and Death's dog, who was also funny too. Overall Grade: 85%/ B+



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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)

David Berry

David Berry

Bobby

Guest Star

R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Coach

Guest Star

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Black Knight

Guest Star

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

Recurring Role

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Mr. Weed

Recurring Role

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington, Mr. Weed is depicted as a member of the toy factory's management staff, not the owner. He wouldn't have had the authority to will the destruction of the factory.

    • When Peter exits the car before entering the Renaissance Fair the door opens the opposite way. (This was pointed out on the DVD)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Margot Kidder: (Returns after going ballistic and jumping out the window, and flips the dining room table) Forgot my purse. (resumes screaming and leaps out the window again)

    • Peter: Are you training to be a jouster too?
      Mort: Yes. I'm trying to overcome my terrible fear of swords. A man in a pirate costume stabbed me in the ear when I was nine, and again when I was thirty!

    • Tom Tucker: And now here's Ollie Williams with the BlaccuWeather forecast. Ollie?
      Ollie Williams: It's gon rain!

    • Death's Dog: Hey, did someone choke on a roll in here?
      Brian: No, no, no. I spit it up.
      Death's Dog: Oh.
      (He leaves the house)

    • Tom Tucker: The crowd has fallen deathly ill.. silent.. sorry.

    • Peter: (To Lois, after she tells Peter that he should pursue his dream job.) You know, since money's getting tight, I was gonna suggest that we eat the kids. You know, jokingly at first, but then I was gonna gauge your reaction and if you were cool with it, we would go from there, but this is a much better idea.

    • Peter: Hey, kids! Hey, you know what I do? I work at a toy factory and you know what I do there?
      Boy: I bet you're just one of those low-level assembly-line guys who stands there all day screwing heads on dolls. 'Ooh, is it on straight? I don't know.' Boooo!
      Peter: Why, you little snot-nosed...
      Teacher: Mr. Griffin! (Whispering to Peter) He plays kickball in the park after school. Get him there. (Aloud to the class) Does anyone have any questions for Mr. Griffin?

    • Stewie: (to Meg, about Peter being dressed like a hooker) It's eerie, isn't it? It's like looking into the future.

    • Black Knight: You see kids your father is nothing but a fizzle!
      Peter: Nobody calls me a fizzle and gets away with it! Except that one guy who called me a fizzle and then ran off. He got away with it. But most people who call me a fizzle don't get away with it. Well, actually, that guy who got away with it was the only one who ever called me a fizzle. After today ... only half the people who ever called me a fizzle will have gotten away with it.

    • Stewie: How ya doin' there, Big Guy? You holdin' up okay? You wanna sooda? ...Ah, screw it, I tried.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Title

      The episode title alludes to the 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal, about the life and career of a popular Jewish comedian.

    • The Electric Company

      Peter: ..I'll have to go back to my job at the Electric Company

      The Electric Company is a kids educational show, someway like Sesame Street. In the show two shadowed faces, face to face, sound out words, just like Peter and the unknown character did, regularly on 'The Electric Company'.

    • Peter: We had bad luck with dinner guests. Remember when Margot Kidder was here?
      Margot Kidder was in the Superman movies with Christopher Reeves. She suffered from serious bipolar disorder which lead to intense delusions later in life. She went missing for three days and was found wandering the streets, homeless, by police.

    • The Sound Of Music

      Kids: So Long, Farewell

      This scene is lifted from the Classic film The Sound of Music about a family that escaped from Nazi Controlled Austria

    • Johannes Kepler

      Drill Sargent: You wanna make 16th century mathemetician Johannes Kepler your bitch don't you!

      Johannes Kepler was a German Astronomer born to a poor family in 1594. In attempting to understand atmospheric refraction of light, he became the first to explain accurately how the eye sees, how eyeglasses improve vision, and what happens to light in a telescope.

    • Gene Rayburn: Forgetful Freddy was so forgetful...
      Audience: How forgetful was he?
      Gene Rayburn: He was so forgetful, whenever he tried to remember someone's name,he drew a blank...
      On the Match Game contestents needed to match the end of a sentence with a celebrity that had the right answer.

    • Mr. Weed: Our original name was Bermuda Grass
      Weed is a slang term for Marijuana, as is Bermuda Grass.

    • Stewie: And I'm Lecil
      The children of the Sound of music wear similar costumes, and sing an identical song in the movie the Sound of Music.

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