Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 20

Patriot Games

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 29, 2006 on FOX
7.9
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589 votes
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At his high school reunion, Peter tries to impress his fellow classmates. When Peter, heading for the bathroom, charges through the crowd of people, he impresses quarterback Tom Brady, who offers Peter a spot on the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Brian owes Stewie money, after Stewie becomes a sports bookie.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the funniest episodes I have ever seen.

    10
    This was so funny. I really enjoyed the part where Stewie was torturing Brian over $50. The little dance number Peter did when he made a Touchdown is also hilarious. My father laughed his butt off when he saw that.
  • Over the top violence

    6.0
    There were some good moments, though: Louis and Meg (and Stewie) spying on Tom Brady and Brian getting back at Stewie were probably the top ones. Also, it was fun to see Peter finally being good at something.
  • Subplot was better...

    8.0
    At his high school reunion, Peter tries to impress his fellow classmates. When Peter, heading for the bathroom, charges through the crowd of people, he impresses quarterback Tom Brady, who offers Peter a spot on the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Brian owes Stewie money, after Stewie becomes a sports bookie. I thought the subplot in the episode was better as I previously stated it in the title. Peter's plot was decent, but it was pretty boring and I thought the Shipoopi was an awful song.Never cared much for the lyrcis but I rather have Mr. Brooze (from Friends of Peter G) than this. There were only like a few funny parts in the main plot (inclduing the cutaways) but it was just okay. I liked the subplot better and it's make me lol so hard. I know that the later Family Guy episodes had too much violence but this is one of the funniest violent scene...Stewie beating up Brian because he didn't give him to money after a losing a bet (Mike Tyson lost in a boxing game). That's why my score is an 8. Without it, it would probably be around the score as the previous episode but a tad higher. Overall, a great episode but the main plot is okay and the subplot was excellent. 8/10moreless
  • It's cool that Tom Brady guest stars

    5.0
    At his high school reunion, Peter tries to impress his fellow classmates. When Peter, heading for the bathroom, charges through the crowd of people, he impresses quarterback Tom Brady, who offers Peter a spot on the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Brian owes Stewie money, after Stewie becomes a sports bookie.



    I really only liked Stewie's plot, and I liked when Lois and Meg tried to spy on Tom.



    Overall, mediocre.



    5/10
  • Stewie almost kill Brain!

    8.5
    In this episode Stewie because a bookie and Brain bet 50 bucks that Mike tyson will beat a old lady then Brain loses his bet. Then Peter and Lois go to a high school reunion and some how the pays football with Tom Brady In Tbs, Cartoon Network I think, Fox Lois sticks the middle figure. But in the CW it's blocked. Then Stewie ask Brian the money he lose then Brain said he pay on Friday then Stewie Beats the living (bleap) out of Brain . Then Brain tries to get out of it then Stewie shot him in the knees the Burn him up and he's still alive then they go to the bank.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)

Tom Brady (II)

Tom Brady (II)

Himself

Guest Star

Bob Costas

Bob Costas

Himself

Guest Star

Carol Channing

Carol Channing

Herself

Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Joe

Recurring Role

Wally Wingert

Wally Wingert

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In this episode, when Peter is knocked on the ground, the 68 is gone. Then after the scene where Tom talks, the 68 is back. Then when the family leaves the stadium, it's gone, but when it gets to the scene where Brian pushes Stewie on the front of the bus, the 68 is back.

    • When in England, the Griffin family goes to a play. It shows an outside shot of the "Theater." However, in England, it is spelled "Theatre".

    • When Peter walks back to the huddle after scoring a touchdown in the car, Tom Brady is taller than Peter. But then on the next shot of him and Tom, Peter is taller.

    • The team with the white jersey that Peter and the Patriots play are the Dallas Cowboys. They also play the Redskins in the other game.

    • It is revealed that Peter attended James Garner High School.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Tom Tucker: Coming up next, America's hottest new curse word: "kleeman". We'll tell you what it means right after this.

    • Peter: Uh-oh. Either my esophagus just got shorter, or I'm about to throw up.

    • Chris: Mom, there's no water in the toilet.
      Lois: First of all Chris, it's called a loo. Second, there's no water in it because everyone here just uses Elizabeth Hurley.
      Chris: Alright, well, where is she, 'cause I need her now!

    • (After Stewie shot him, hit him with a golf stick, and set him on fire)
      Brian: (after the flames are gone) Alright then, let's go to the bank.

    • TV Announcer: Previously on condensation.
      Johnny: Helen, there's moisture on the outside of my glass.
      Helen: It's condensation Johnny.
      Johnny: But what about the fog on the windows?
      Helen: It's not fog Johnny, it too is called condensation.
      Johnny: Con-den-sation-sation-sation-sation.

    • Fred Flintstone: B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bet! Wait a minute, there's nothing funny about an addiction. Vote "no" on Indian gaming laws.

    • Silly Nannys: (singing) If you'll marry me, if you'll marry me. I'll cook for you, I'll clean for you. If you marry me, I'll eat for you I'll be there for you.

    • Peter:(Singing on commercial) At Wilkins Hyundai and Subaru, we have Hyundais and Subarus.

    • Stewie: How 'bout we let bygones be bygones,hmm?
      Brian:You shot me in both my knees, then lit me on fire, Piss off.

    • Peter: (In the bathroom) Could you bring me a towel? I threw up on the floor.
      Tom Brady: Sure.
      Peter: And could you bring me another towel? I also threw up on this gentleman's bare lap.
      Man: Could you wet the towel a bit?
      Peter: Wet the towel, Tom?

    • Stewie: (to Brian) Where's my money bitch?!

    • Peter: I want to thank God. I want to thank the Lord God, because it's really not up to me it's up to him. Umm and I want to thank the devil too, you know because that's why God's there. He's minding the fence making sure that guy never comes back. You know if it weren't for the devil God would probably go insane, blow his brains out from boredom, you know? Everybody likes to feel useful. Make a da world go 'round. Back to you Tom.

    • Tom Brady: What happened to you?
      Brian: I fell down the stairs.
      Stewie: You should be more careful.

    • Peter: You know, Mike Tyson once beat up his wife. But there's nothing funny about that. *long pause then light laughter*

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although Cyndi Tang directed this episode, Dan Povenmire directed the Shipoopi scene.

    • At The Drunken Clam, Quagmire mentions he had been going through the Griffin's garbage because he had seen Lois clipping her toenails. This comment refers back to a scene from episode 39; "Emission Impossible".

      (Quagmire has sent Chris on a scavenger hunt where he surreptitiously gets some of Lois's hair. He takes the hair to his closet where he puts it on top of a blow-up doll with a picture of Lois over the face)

      Quagmire: A couple of teeth and some toenail clippings and we'll be ready for our date!

    • This is Tom Brady's second time being animated. He played himself in an episode of the Simpsons, last year. The episode aired right after the Super Bowl, where his team won!

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Patriot Games

      The title of this episode is also the title of the 1992 film Patriot Games, starring Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson. Based on a novel by Tom Clancy, the film shows how CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, which causes a renegade faction to target him and his family for revenge.

    • Goodfellas
      The scenes in which Stewie beats up Brian in order to get his money are taken directly (with the exception of the flamethrower) from several mob beatings in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

    • The Sorcerer

      The song where the British football team dances around a maypole is from the Gilbert & Sullivan musical The Sorcerer.

    • The Music Man

      The touchdown song that Peter sings is "Shipoopi" from the Broadway musical The Music Man.

    • FRED FLINTSTONE : Bet?! B-b-b-b-b-b-b-bet! Bet!


      This refers to a classic episode of The Flintstones, "The Gambler", in which hearing the word "bet" would cause Fred's eyes to glaze over and set him to gibbering mindlessly. He loses all the furniture in the house to Arnold the paperboy while playing marbles.

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