Family Guy

Season 5 Episode 14

No Meals On Wheels

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 25, 2007 on FOX
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The Griffin family decides to start their own restaurant, though have a hard time attracting customers. After Joe promises to help, Peter is excited at the fact of it becoming a local hangout for the police. However, things don't really turn out as hoped, and instead it begins to be popular with the handicapped. When Peter attempts to change the place, a sudden twist of irony quickly changes his mind.moreless

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  • The Griffin open their restaurant

    8.5
    The Griffin family decides to start their own restaurant, though have a hard time attracting customers. After Joe promises to help, Peter is excited at the fact of it becoming a local hangout for the police. However, things don't really turn out as hoped, and instead it begins to be popular with the handicapped. When Peter attempts to change the place, a sudden twist of irony quickly changes his mind. I liked/laughed at the doll, Peter using shocking powers when he is in his pajamas, cutaway with Brian and roommate, "tell him bon aptite, d-bag," Joe bringing the handicapped, the handicapped turning into a machine, the montage of Peter being in a wheelchair, and the ending (although it ended quickly). What I didn't liked were a couple parts boring and Peter being a jerk to Joe and his handicapped friends. BTW, one of the boring parts was Peter and Lois listening to the theme song of an old show...it was a waste of time and Peter was right about it (by getting annoyed). Overall, despite those things, this episode has a well done plot. 8.5/10moreless
  • Bon appetit, douchebag.

    8.0
    The Griffin family decides to start their own restaurant, though have a hard time attracting customers. After Joe promises to help, Peter is excited at the fact of it becoming a local hangout for the police. However, things don't really turn out as hoped, and instead it begins to be popular with the handicapped. When Peter attempts to change the place, a sudden twist of irony quickly changes his mind.



    A very funny episode, the resteraunt plot was very original



    8/10moreless
  • The Griffin family open up a restaurant called "Pete's House of Munch" but they have a hard time attracting the customers.

    9.0
    I thought that this was a superb episode of "Family Guy". It would have been considered my favorite episode if it weren't for two things. The scene with Peter and Lois watching a long theme song was literally time filling and waste of time for me. It took almost 2 minutes long and it was the longest two minutes of my life, it was that time filling and really that boring. The second and last thing I didn't like was how Peter treated Joe and the other handicapped people towards the end of the episode. I just thought Peter was being a jerk to Joe just because he and the other people are handicapped. I did love the restaurant plot for this episode it was well executed for the most part. Though, Seth MacFarlane could have come up with something funnier instead of wasting 2 minutes of boredom with Peter and Lois watching the long theme song. I laughed very hard at the Mexican Superman and Mexican Batman cutaway. The Ben Stiller cutaway was hilarious especially when Ben Stiller flies away with his gigantic ears and then Peter says "His movies are terrible". It was also hilarious when Joe and the other handicapped people formed together to become a Transformer (well, at least it was a reference to "Transformers"). I also liked Peter apologizing to Joe at the end of the episode when Peter realized how hard being handicapped was. Stewie being the chef for the restaurant was also funny. Who knew that a baby can cook? LOL. Anyways, I enjoyed this episode for the most part and was pretty funny for the most part. Overall, a superb episode of "Family Guy". 9/10moreless
  • This episode struck a very emotional cord with me.

    10
    As a former student of a high school for the disabled, this episode of Family Guy struck a very personal cord in me. It showed me the same discrimination my old haddicaped classmates constantly have to go through. After Peter insensitively bans Joe Sawnson and his disabled friends from his restaurant, karma left him temporarly crippled as well, and he then knew what it is like to be disabled. One of my favorite scenes in that episode is when he angrly chased Meg for accidently spilling water on him, and he can't go up the stairs where she fled because of his wheelchair. For once, Meg has the last laugh on him for the lousy way he treats her.moreless
  • Pretty Good, but it's a little off

    8.0
    In this episode, Peter ruins his suit to stop Mort from coming to borrow their stuff, so Lois takes him to buy a new suit, and he buys... actually just watch the episode, you'll get it easier. This episode was pretty good, far better than "Peter and Bill's Bogus Journey", but there are some flaws here. First of all, there were enough plot twists here to fill up more than 1 episode, and it felt awkward on how it started with Mort and ended with Joe. The Crippletron was random, crazy, and funny, which means it was totally Family Guy material. The only other problem I found with this episode was with the cutaways, which felt odd, especially the Ben Stiller one, which was way too weird for Family Guy even. Overall, it's good, but it could've been better. 8/10 Bmoreless
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Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

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  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Peter: How can you leave me now Ben Stiller when I need you the most?
      Ben Stiller: I'm sorry Peter, but there are other children who need my help.
      Peter: I guess I was wrong to think you'd always be with me.
      Ben Stiller: I'll always be with you Peter. (His ears start flapping and he flies away)
      Peter: His movies are terrible.

    • (Peter is buried under Joe and his friends)
      Peter: Ben Stiller, help me!
      Ben Stiller: No, Peter. I heard what you said about my movies.
      Peter: How?
      Ben Stiller: (points at his ears) Hello?!
      Peter: Ah, go to hell, you mutant offspring of comedy people!

    • Peter: Oh, God. I hope there's not one of those angry, handicapped Vietnam guys with a bandana on his head. Oh, there he is.
      Crazy Vietnam Guy: I've seen some things, man, and some stuff. I wouldn't recommend it.

    • Peter: Alright everybody, only three hours till open. Oh, this is going to be the coolest place in Quahog. All the movers and shakers and big wigs are going to eat here. But not the small wigs... (Camera shifts to a guy with a small wig near entrance of restaurant.)
      Small Wig: Hey, I'm hungry... I got a credit card...

    • Lois: Peter, you've been sleeping with that money for the past week. Don't you think it's time we did something with it?
      Peter: Buy a bolt and shut that trap of yours?
      Lois: What?
      Peter: What?
      Lois: Because I had an idea. Remember when we first got married?
      Peter: And I said what would it feel like to be a bear.
      Lois: No, no, no. I'm talking about that dream we had, Peter, remember? We tried to open that restaurant and we never quite got it going.
      Peter: Yeah, we got shut down because of my exploding cupcakes. (Cuts to scene where a couple is sitting.)
      Gerald: Hmm, I hope these taste as good as they look. (Takes a bite and head explodes.)
      Woman: (gasp) Gerald!
      Peter: (Walks by.) He he he, the secret is in the frosting... but I'll never tell.

    • Quagmire: (Pointing to strip of carpet.) Hey, uh, Lois, do you want me to leave a little strip in this thing? Maybe a lightning bolt, a unicorn, or something like that?
      Lois: No, I want it all gone Glenn.
      Quagmire: All right, we're going Brazilian!

    • Lois: (Walks into bedroom and hears Peter laugh.) Peter? I know you're in here.
      Peter: Yes I am Lois... (High pitched) But where?
      Lois: Peter, if you shock me, I swear to God I'm leaving you. Peter: You have to find me first Lois. (High pitched) Where could I be? Lois: Well there's a Quonset hut that I've never seen in this room before. I gotta figure you're in there. Peter: How do you know, Lois? I could be in that New York Style magazine kiosk. Lois: Peter, this all looks very expensive.
      Peter: Yes, you might say it was... shockingly expensive. Lois: I'm going to try the Quonset hut. (Peter comes from behind and shocks her.)
      Peter: (Laughs) I was in the bathroom. The hut and the kiosk? Decoys, Lois, decoys! (Laughs and runs)

    • Brian: (After being shocked by Peter.) Damn it Peter, stop it! I got to tell you, you're pissing me off worse when I watched the OJ verdict with my old roommate. (Cuts to scene where Brian and his roommate are watching TV.)
      TV Announcer: We, the jury, find the defendant, Orenthal James Simpson, not guilty. (Roommate says "Yes!" while Brian says "What the hell?" simultaneously. There is a moment of silence.)
      Brian and Roommate: (simultaneously) What? (They both take out guns and aim at each other.)
      Brian: Maybe we should get new roommates.
      Roommate: Yeah, maybe we should.

    • Peter: (After shocking Chris.) What the hell was that? (Shocks Chris again.) Oh my God, Lois, don't get alarmed, but, I think I might be Jesus. I'm Jesus.
      Brian: Peter, that's a static shock. Your pajamas created a charge of electricity when you dragged your feet across the carpet and when you touched Chris, you passed it on.
      Peter: Kneel before Christ! (Gets up, rubs feet on carpet, shocks Brian.)

    • Peter: Lois, I have never been more comfortable as a person than I am in these feety pajamas, all warm and furry. This is what it feels like to be a bear. You remember when I used to say Lois, when we first got married, you remember, I used to say, what would it feel like to be a bear? Well, this is it. This is it. I'm living it baby.

    • Peter: Oh boy, does it feel good to undo my butt flap.
      Meg: Ew dad! We don't want to sit here and look at your ass.
      Stewie: Yes, I'd rather look at Meg toweling off after a shower when she does that butt floss thing. (Cuts to scene where Stewie sees Meg toweling her ass.)
      Stewie: (Low voice) Ew, ew, that's so disgusting, uh, uh, uh, I hope I don't ever accidentally use that towel. (Towel falls on Stewie.) Ahhhhh!

    • Brian: Alright so we roll the dice and then we both have to yell Yahtzee really loud.
      Stewie: At the same time?
      Brian: Yeah and you have to flap your wrists like this. (Flapping his hands in the air.)
      Stewie: And you'll do it to?
      Brian: Of course, that's how it's done.
      Stewie: Okay.
      Brian: Alright, ready?
      Stewie: Okay, you going to do it with me?
      Brian: Oh yeah.
      Stewie: (After Brian throws the dice, screams and flaps his hands.) Yahtzee!
      Brian: Gay.
      Stewie: You suck!

    • Peter: (amazed) What are those?
      Salesman: Well that's a pair of red, flannel feety pajamas.
      Peter: Good lord.
      Salesman: See, they got a flap that opens up in the back.
      Peter: Are you telling me I could be pooping and warm?
      Salesman: Exactly.
      Peter: No longer will I have to make a choice between the two. Sir, here is a check with my name on it. Write down any number on this piece of paper and I will pay it.

    • Salesman: Hi there, see anything you like?
      Peter: Oh, I'm just browsing.
      Salesman: Say, you look like you could use an activity book with half the activities done.
      Peter: Wow, that would save me half the time.
      Salesman: Connect the dots? Ha! More like set the book down and have a beer.
      Peter: You got yourself a deal.

    • Herbert: (Walking towards counter) Yes, I'll take this teddy bear, this ruler, this piece of string, and this cardboard box. (Assembles them into a trap for the cashier.)

    • Peter: Whoa whoa whoa. Joe, I thought you were bringing your cop friends over. What are all these parallelograms doing here?

    • Joe: Ya know Peter, my buddies and I have been lookin' for a new hangout. Our usual donut shop has gotten a little "Puerto-Ricanny", uh what if we made your place our new spot?

    • Lois: Glenn, thank you so much for helping me tear up my carpet.
      Quagmire: Well ya know Lois, I gotta confess, when you called me, I sort of misunderstood what you were asking for. That's why I rushed over, but it's fine, it's fine, I'm happy to help.

    • Stewie: Oh look, an On-The-Raggedy Ann Doll.
      (pulls the string)
      Doll: It's water weight you bastard!
      (pulls the string again)
      Doll: Get off me, I'm not your whore!
      (pulls the string again)
      Doll: (crying) I'm sorry, I'm just so sad.
      Stewie: Well, I guess I can still play with it three weeks out of the month.

    • Lois: Peter, what the hell is that?
      Peter: Lois, I'm tired of Mort always mooching off us, so I made a Scarejew.
      Lois: Peter, we're not gonna have this in our front yard, it's racist, and for god's sake ya ruined your best suit. Now we're gonna have to get you a new one...
      Peter: Shh shhh, Lois, Lois look. (They go inside and Mort comes to the door)
      Mort: Hey guys, I just wanted to return your... Oooh! oh my god it's Hitler! He's back, he's back. hurry, protect Jon Stewart. He's out most important Jew.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the original FOX airing, the scene where Peter has his vocal cords changed with Patrick Stewart's, he lists to Lois famous Armenians he can name. In the [adult swim] airing, the scene consisted of Peter, still with Stewart's vocal cords, apologizing to Lois for making a mess on the toilet after sex.

    • A song by Elton John played during this episode, coincidentally, this episode originally aired on Elton John's 60th birthday.

    • Joe invites Peter inside after he apologizes to watch Grey's Anatomy. Right after this episode first aired, a new American Dad aired and had references to Grey's Anatomy when Roger needs a new blender so that tv night watching Grey's Anatomy wouldn't be ruined.

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Peanuts

      After Stewie reminds the Family that he is the only one with former business experience, it cuts to him sitting at Lucy's Psychiatry booth and giving advice to Violet and Pigpen. The booth and two children are references to Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoons.

    • Transformers

      The part where all the paraplegics form crippletron is an allusion to the combiners in the hit 80's cartoon Transformers. One example of the combiners are the constructions who form Devastator.

    • Ben Stiller

      Peter mentions that Ben Stiller is the spawn of comedy people. He is referring to him being the son of of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, both of whom are veteran comedians and actors themselves.

    • Yahtzee

      Stewie and Brian are seen playing the popular dice game.

    • Peter: This is weirder than that rap video by M.C. Escher...

      This is an allusion to rapper MC Hammer, and the famous artist M.C. Escher, who's painting Relativity is featured in the video.

    • Maude

      Peter and Lois watch an early episode of Maude, which starred Bea Arthur.

    • America's Next Top Model

      The episode of Ameica's Next Top Model Cycle 4 is shown where contestant Tiffany's indifferent attitude toward being cut highly offended Tyra. She lost her cool and yelled at Tiffany for treating the show as if it were a joke.

    • The Sixth Sense

      Peter had M. Night Shyamalan direct a commercial for his restaurant. It is based on a scene from the movie The Sixth Sense.

    • Big Boy

      The statue of Peter outside "Big Pete's House of Munch" is an allusion to Big Boy.

    • No Meals on Wheels

      The episode title refers to "Meals on Wheels." A program that delivers meals to homebound individuals who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.

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