Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 6

Petarded

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 19, 2005 on FOX
8.5
out of 10
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894 votes
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After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the kids are taken away because Peter is not mentally fit for parenting.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • First perfect episode for the revival series

    10
    After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the kids are taken away because Peter is not mentally fit for parenting. Once again, excellent episode but way better than the previous ones in the season. Although my nitpick was a couple dragged parts but only a perfect score because I thought it was much funnier than North by North Quahog and The Cleveland Loretta Quagmire (both whom were almost perfect). Anyway, funny parts were all the cutaways, the first few minutes with the adults particularing, Peter thinks he's a genius after winning a game, some of the lines, and a few more. Overall, season 4 as well as the revival series gets its first perfect episode. 10/10moreless
  • A perfect episode.

    10
    After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the kids are taken away because Peter is not mentally fit for parenting.



    What I liked:

    -Peter acting smart

    -the fire truck

    -the Bye Bye Birdie reference (on DVD only)

    -Testicles, that is all

    and alot more



    10/10 A +moreless
  • There are things about this episode that bothered me.

    8.2
    I like this episode very much, but there were a couple of things about it that bothered me.First,if Peter is retarded, does that make Cris retarded as well? Next, I didn't like the way they showed retarded people. I have know lots of them, and none of them ever acted as irresponibly as Peter did.
  • Funny!

    10
    After winning a game of Trivial Pursuit, Peter is convinced he is a genius. To prove Peter wrong, Brian suggests he take a test of the MacArthur Genius Grant. The test results say that Peter is technically mentally challenged. Peter has no problem abusing this handicap until Lois is injured and the kids are taken away because Peter is not mentally fit for parenting.



    What I liked:

    * Peter and the Trivial Pursuit game. He doesn't know what color a fire truck is. LMFAO!

    * Peter is convinced he is a genius and finds out he really is not a genius.

    * The ending. Overall, I think that this was one of the best episodes of season 4 if not one of the best of the series. I would recommend watching this ep.moreless
  • It's horrible! What is so special about it anyway?

    1.5
    Seriously, I have never seen such a horrible FG episode! The plot failed to impress, and the fact that they played on Peter's lack of intelligence kind of irked me too. Most FG episodes are at least good, but this one? I hate it! We all know that Peter is dumb and doesn't look out for many people, but they didn't have to make an episode about it! and the Meg bashing is getting seriously annoying too. Season 4 should ditch it right away! and Lois losing the kids? That's already been done in "Love Thy Trophy" when Lois nearly lost Stewie. But that episode was great!



    Season 4 has its good and really really bad episodes, but this one really made FG look stupid! Just my opinion though.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)

Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman

Herself

Guest Star

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Voice

Guest Star

Indigo

Indigo

Voice

Guest Star

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

various

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Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

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Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Brian's gloating over Peter losing a bet was censored since the "F" he used was't permitted on TV airing. However, on the DVD, this was only censored on the request of the viewer since they're given an option to do so.

    • The card Peter was reading during the civil rights version of Monopoly says 'Race Card'.

    • The 'Caution Special Dad' sign is facing the wrong direction. It should either be facing on-coming traffic, or be put on the other side of the road.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Stewie: (to prostitute) So, is there any tread left on the tires, or at this point is it just like throwing a hot dog down a hallway?

    • Peter: All right everybody, time for paint ball!
      Brian: Uh... I forgot to pick up the paint ballguns.
      Joe: We can use these, (he brings a box of live guns) I brought them from the office.
      Everyone takes a gun.
      Lois: Peter, is it safe to be firing real gun in the house?
      Peter: All right, All Right, nobody fire at Lois, she's scare... Okay 1.. 2.. 3... GO!

    • Quagmire: (after Peter shoots him in the leg) Dammit, Peter, that hurt!
      Peter: Relax, Quagmire. You're doing better than Peter Weller from the opening scene of "RoboCop".
      (scene switches to Joe, Mort, and Cleveland shooting Peter Weller)
      Peter Weller: (screaming)

    • Lois: Now, that the mess is all cleaned up and we're back from the emergency room, it's time for the last game of the night, Trivial Pursuit.
      Peter: Aw, man! I hate Trivial Pursuit. Always makes me feel so stupid.
      Brian: More stupid than that time when you locked your keys out of the car?
      (flashback to a time when Peter locked his keys out of the car)
      Peter: Dammit. Hey, somebody!
      (a guy walks by)
      Peter: (to the guy walking by) Hey, sir? You see those keys down there? Sir? Oh, screw you!
      (guy walks off)
      Peter: (uses a bent coat hanger to get his keys, but fails, starts crying afterwards)

    • Peter: Well excuse me for being retarded. My whole world is turned upside-down. Black is east, up is white.
      Brian: Peter, I hate to say 'I told you so' about not being a genius, but uh... YEAH! IN YOUR F**KING FACE, F**KWAD! I'm... I'm sorry.

    • Peter: Attention, restaurant customers. Testicles. That is all.

    • Peter: (On the phone) Hello, Sally, h-hey, it's Peter Griffin. Yeah, that's right, senior prom, yeah, it's been a while, yeah. So, uh, listen, uh, I just found out I'm retarded, and, um, I'm just calling to let you know that, uh, you might want to get yourself tested...Hello?
      Lois: Peter, mental retardation usually happens before you're born. It isn't something you can catch. Don't you think you're overreacting?
      Peter: Well, excuse me for being retarded!

    • Peter: This plan is so perfect it's retarded.

    • Meg: (about Peter being retarded) I can't believe this is happening to me! I can never go back to school again!
      Stewie: Oh, yes, Meg, yes-yes yes, everything was going swimmingly for you until this. Yes, yes, THIS is the thing that will ruin your reputation, not two years of grotesque appearance, or awkward social graces, or that Felix Ungerish way you clear your sinuses, no no no, it's THIS. Do you hear yourself talk? I might kill you tonight!

    • Peter: (reading a card) For whistling at a white woman, go directly to jail. Awh, man! Doesn't anyone ever win at this game?
      Cleveland: You don't win. You just do a little better each time.

    • Chris: My dad is smarter than your dad.
      Meg: We have the same dad, idiot!
      Chris: Yeah, but mine's smarter!

    • Brian: Uh, Peter according to this you're not a genius. In fact you're mentally retarded.
      Peter: Oh yeah? Well would a mentally retarded guy have hired a bulldozer with a drunk driver to level half of his house in celebration of his fantastic test results?
      Brian: Uh, maybe.
      Peter: Oh.

    • Peter: Good thing I just watched that National Geographic special on firetrucks!

    • Lois: Peter is it safe to be firing real guns at each other in the house?
      Peter: Alright alright, nobody fire at Lois, she's scared.

    • Lois: Okay here we go, "What color is a fire truck?"
      Peter: Aww, oh God I always get these. Umm..okay..uhh..all right.. fire truck.. fire truck fire truck fire truck fire truck. What color are those red fire trucks? Uhh.. Oh god I can picture them now...all red and everything.

    • Joe: So, what can I do for you Peter?
      Peter: Well Joe, I need to talk to you about something kind of personal.
      Joe: Shoot.
      Peter: Well, you know, I took this test and, uh, it sorta turns out that I'm technically mentally retarded. And, um, i just wanted to ask, ya know, how do you deal with it?
      Joe : Deal with what?
      Peter : You know, with being retarded.
      Joe : Peter, I'm not retarded, I'm handicapped.
      Peter : Oh, well now you're just splitting hairs.

    • Peter: Don't say retard Chris, we prefer to be called little people.

    • Stewie: Hey Chris? What ever happened to Geena Davis? She used to be in movies but she's not in movies anymore. She's attractive enough but when she smiles you see too much gum. Not enough tooth to gum ratio. Chris? Ah I'll tell you tomorrow!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Bye-Bye Birdie

      When Joe calls everyone up to tell them that Peter is "slow", the song they do is a parody of "The Telephone Hour", a song from the Broadway musical and 1963 film Bye-Bye Birdie.

    • The tumor: I'm a Tumor

      The song Lois' tumor is parodying is Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" chorus.

    • Jake & The Fat Man

      Jake & The Fat Man was a spin off show from a Matlock episode "The Don" In it Jake, and his portly friend solve crimes in a typical Matlock type way. The show ran from 1987 - 1992.

    • Geena Davis

      Stewie: Hey Chris? Whatever happened to Geena Davis? She used to be in movies but she's not in movies anymore.

      In the eighties Geena Davis was quite a popular actress. She appeared in movies like Tootsie (1982), The Fly (1986)Beetle Juice, (1988) Earth Girls are Easy (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992).

    • Mask

      Peter: Lois, you look worse than that Rocky Dennis kid from Mask.

      Mask is a movie about a child with a massive facial deformity.

    • Bombing Hiroshima

      August 6, 1945, The United States drops one of two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima, Japan murdering 100 - 140,000 civilians.

    • Robocop

      Peter: You're doin' better than Peter Weller from the opening scene of Robocop.
      Robocop was a movie released in 1987 about a police officer who was murdered (quite brutally) by a group of thugs. Before he was completely brain dead a group of doctors and scientists used his brain, and what was left of his body to build Robocop. The movie went on to spawn two direct movie sequels, a television series, a mini-series, and two cartoon series.

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