Family Guy

Season 6 Episode 6

Padre de Familia

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2007 on FOX
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Peter starts an anti-immigration group; however, he quickly changes his mind when he finds out that he was born in Mexico. Unable to prove his citizenship, pass the naturalization test or convince investigators that his marriage to Lois is for real, he ends up working for Carter as a landscaper, all the while fighting for immigration rights.moreless

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  • Quite good

    7.5
    The storyline was quite structured and i enjoyed it.
  • Peter finds out he is born in Mexico

    6.0
    Peter starts an anti-immigration group; however, he quickly changes his mind when he finds out that he was born in Mexico. Unable to prove his citizenship, pass the naturalization test or convince investigators that his marriage to Lois is for real, he ends up working for Carter as a landscaper, all the while fighting for immigration rights. This episode is basically either my worst or second. I can't decide. It was a little worse than Moving Out and the Former life of Brian. So actually this is the worst season 6 ever. The plot here was meh and unexpected to see Peter born in Mexico. Plus it is kinda politics related. A reason why this is the worst episode of the season ever is not only because of the storyline...the episode was getting boring. There are some laughs here like the John McCain experience, Peter taking away all the immigration stuffs, some of the cutaway, Michael McDonald's appearance, and a couple others. OVERALL SCORE: 6/10 (Worst for S6)moreless
  • Apalling

    1.0
    Peter starts an anti-immigration group; however, he quickly changes his mind when he finds out that he was born in Mexico. Unable to prove his citizenship, pass the naturalization test or convince investigators that his marriage to Lois is for real, he ends up working for Carter as a landscaper, all the while fighting for immigration rights.



    1/10
  • Peter finds out that he is an illegal immigrant.

    5.3
    The John McCain experience, Peter walking in on Lois watching the news about 9/11 and saying, "Bet it was a woman pilot, huh?", the guy who laughs at sarcasm, all Fox's successful sitcoms like That 70's Show, Peter as a maid, Carter Pewterschmidt, Peter saying Chinese Japanese dirty knees look at these, could you say whole speech again in Spanish and Rapid Dave.



    Why did I list all those things? Because in old episodes you could never count all the funny jokes on your fingers. It was classic line after classic line, intelligent reference after intelligent reference. Now it's just racially offensive for the purpose of being racially offensive ad nothing else. There's fart jokes aplenty and American Dad has surpassed the show, leaving it in the dust. As usual in new episodes, the story digressed and then completely split into a second part. Instead of pursuing Peter as a true patriot we were "blessed" with Peter a true Mexican. They need to stop with the vomiting and the stupid prop humor. Prop humor is barely funny when it's in live action shows, but it's terrible in cartoons.moreless
  • Season 6, Episode 6.

    9.5
    Peter starts an anti-immigration group; however, he quickly changes his mind when he finds out that he was born in Mexico. Unable to prove his citizenship, pass the naturalization test or convince investigators that his marriage to Lois is for real, he ends up working for Carter as a landscaper, all the while fighting for immigration rights. Haha, I loved this episode. The storyline was good and creative. Haha, Peter's mom wanted an abortion and he was born right there. LMAO when Peter comes down and crushes the kids... Then pukes and stuffs them under the bed. Haha, Seth MacFarlane is the best.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

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)

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller

Thelma

Guest Star

Brendyn Bell

Brendyn Bell

Voice

Guest Star

Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo

Voice

Guest Star

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Angela

Recurring Role

Jeff Bergman

Jeff Bergman

Sylvester

Recurring Role

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In this episode, Peter is revealed to be an illegal Mexican immigrant. But Thelma is an American who gave birth in Mexico, she was on vacation when she gave birth to Peter, so Peter should still be a United States citizen.

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Peter was born in some kind of barn in Mexico while his mother was trying to get an abortion. However, in "And the Wiener Is..." when seemingly about to be killed by a bear his life flashes before his eyes. This flash back shows him to be born in a hospital.

    • When Carter Pewterschmidt saw the illegal immigrants celebrating Cinco de Mayo he stopped them and forced them to go back to work and they understood everything he said. However, just moments later when Peter gave them a motivational speech they didn't understand a word he said. In fact, Gerardo and everybody understood English for the whole episode except when Peter gave his speech.

    • You can see some of the migrant worker's kids playing with a "Ball in a Cup", first featured in the episode The Fat Guy Strangler.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Carter: What's going on here?
      Peter: We're taking what's ours! Actually, we're taking what's yours, but we don't think you deserve it, so we're calling it ours and taking it!

    • Lois: Peter, why are you wearing that suit?
      Stewie: Yes, you look like the statue of liberty's pimp.
      (Stewie and Brian share a High-five)

    • Peter: Alright guys, it's going to be a long night of border patrol, so I brought in Michael McDonald to help us.
      Cleveland: How's he gonna help us?
      Peter: He's going to do backup vocals for everything we say.
      Cleveland: How's he gonna know what we're saying?
      Michael McDonald (singing): How's he gonna know what we're saying?
      Quagmire: Is he gonna do it for all of us?
      Michael McDonald (singing): Is he gonna do it for all of us?
      Peter: Yeah I hired him for the night, cost about $250 an hour, so don't skimp on the conversation.
      Michael McDonald (singing): Yeah I hired him for the night, cost about $250 an hour, so don't skimp on the conversaaaationnn!
      Cleveland: That sounds nice.

    • Peter: Well, I guess everything's back to normal.
      Michael McDonald (singing): Well, I guess everything's back to normal.
      Peter: Oh man, not this guy again.
      Michael McDonald (singing): Oh man, not this guy again!
      (Peter passes gas)
      Michael McDonald (singing): Fart!

    • Immigration Officer: Complete this sentence: The land of the free and the home of the blank.
      Peter: Home of the Whopper?

    • Peter:Hotel maid wanted. Hey, I could do that.
      (cut to Peter in a maid's uniform and cart walking up to and knocks on a door)
      Peter:Housekeeping. (No answer. He knocks again) Housekeeping.
      Man:Come back later,please.
      Peter:Housekeeping?
      Man:Not now.
      Peter:(annoyed)Housekeeping!
      Man:Go away.
      Peter:I come in anyway?
      Man:No! Go away!
      Peter:I come in anyway. (walks in on a couple having sex)
      Woman:Oh my god!
      Man:I said no!
      Peter:Ok, I clean?
      Man:No, get out of here!
      Peter:I clean now?
      Man:No!
      Peter:I stay and watch?
      Man:No!
      Peter:I get involved?
      Man:What?
      Peter:I get involved with lady?
      Man:(looks over at the lady)W-What do you think?
      Woman:Turn around. (Peter turns around) I don't think so.

    • Lois: Peter, have you seen Stewie's Speedy Gonzales video? He won't go to sleep without it.
      Peter: I threw it away.
      Stewie: What?! What the hell man I don't throw away your stuff. And where's my goat?
      Lois: Peter, why would you do that?
      Peter: Because Speedy Gonzales is an immigrant and a bad influence on our children!

    • Peter: (singing) When you say USA I just say hooray, and if you're not from here God's gonna hunt you down and give you AIDS. USA!

    • Peter: 9/11 changed everything!
      Brian: Peter, you didn't even know what 9/11 was until 2004.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The episode makes several references to September 11th. Seth MacFarlane was actually scheduled to be on American Airlines Flight 11 that day, but due to a mix-up with his travel agent, he missed the plane.

    • This is the first episode that was aired by FOX without final approval from Seth MacFarlane, who at the time was on strike with the Writers Guild of America.

    • The title of this episode is Spanish for "Family Father", or "Parent". This is gramatically odd however, and should be "Padre de la Familia", meaning "Father of the Family". "Padre de Familia" is the actual title of Family Guy when it is subtitled in Spanish and aired in Mexico.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Eddie Rabbitt
      The song playing in Quagmire's head while at the bar is "I Love a Rainy Night" by the late Eddie Rabbitt.

    • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

      When Brian tells Peter that immigrants are an important part of history, Peter reburkes, "They are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor!" This is Darth Vader's line from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which was spoken to Leia Organa.

    • Mary Poppins

      One of Peter's job choices is a nanny. He pretends to be Mary Poppins.

    • Jurassic Park

      The part where Peter offers up the goat to Toby Keith parodies the scene in the movie Jurassic Park where they try to lure the Tyrannosaurus Rex by offering it a goat.

    • Pyramid

      In the part where Peter is at the immigration office, Peter and the man are acting as if they were on the game show Pyramid, Dick Clark even appears as the host.

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