Family Guy

Season 7 Episode 16

Peter's Progress

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 17, 2009 on FOX
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Peter has a psychic palm reading and discovers he led a past life as Griffin Peterson, a dignified gentleman who followed the beautiful Lady Redbush from 17th century England, where the fierce King Stewart III reigned supreme, to the newly founded American colony of Quahog to win her heart.moreless

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  • Boring...

    3.0
    Peter has a psychic palm reading and discovers he led a past life as Griffin Peterson, a dignified gentleman who followed the beautiful Lady Redbush from 17th century England, where the fierce King Stewart III reigned supreme, to the newly founded American colony of Quahog to win her heart.

    I thought this episode was super boring. I hasn't even watched this episode since the day it premired so yes this episode was such a waste of time. The plot is not interesting to me and it should have been done better in order to have my score a higher. I think the plot need more humor in order not to hate this episode. The other good things in this episode were Peter being a strawberry, then a worm comes to him, the first few minutes, and the 24 promo gag. The other show promo gag (which is not real) was super annoying. Overall it wasn't much an interesting episode and I was really bored throughout the episode. However, American Dad had a better season finale for the 2008-2009 season though ("Stan's Night Out") and that episode didn't bored me. 3/10moreless
  • Terrible

    2.0
    Peter has a psychic palm reading and discovers he led a past life as Griffin Peterson, a dignified gentleman who followed the beautiful Lady Redbush from 17th century England, where the fierce King Stewart III reigned supreme, to the newly founded American colony of Quahog to win her heart.



    This episode was kinda boring



    2/10
  • Boring for the most part BUT this episode wasn't the worst "Family Guy"" episode I've ever seen (which is actually a good thing)

    6.0
    I thought that this was an okay episode of "Family Guy". The plot to this episode was interesting but if they want to make a plot more interesting... at least tons more humor while doing the plot. I hardly got a laugh out of this episode and the part I laughed the hardest was the probably the first 3-4 minutes of this episode such as the cutaway with Peter being a strawberry and Cleveland's cousin (who is a psychic) from Jamaica tells the future of Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland. She makes tells Peter that he was actually the founder of Quahog and it took place when his ancestor Griffin Peterson was in the 17th century discovering Quahog. Oh yeah, the other thing that at least chuckle was the "24" promo and then I didn't laugh anymore after that. The plot to this episode just seemed kind of rushed and it was boring to watch for the most part and hardly had humor into it. The talent show with Stewart the Turd and Griffin Peterson having that talent show was pointless to me and just plain boring. They also overused the promo of "Shovin' Buddies" (which isn't a real show by the way) and it got tiring. Overall, a boring episode of "Family Guy" BUT yet it's not the worst episode I've seen so that's actually a good thing. 6/10moreless
  • Never thought I would say this....

    1.0
    But Family Guy has begun to sink like the Simpsons. I have always liked Family Guy and the Simpsons but both shows need to stop making new ones.

    I liked when Stewie yelled at the 24 advertisement but the writers proved they have nothing left when they did that bit throughout the show (commenting on the advertisement) and made up supid advertisement.



    It is a sad day when both Family Guy and The Simpsons are now at the same rut in their writing.....hang it up guys.



    Sorry guys, they need to cancel both shows or improve big time next season! R.I.P. (both shows)moreless
  • Peter gets to know what he was during his past life.

    6.0
    This episodes plot is just a waste of time the only reason they had this plot is because they ran out of ideas and sometimes some jokes willl get you like Peter's musical act like revenge of the nerd but some are just not funny like the ads interupting the show and the characters pointing them out or the How I Met Your Mother cast appearing only to be killed by Stewie in 20 seconds I mean it Jason Segel only says 6 words iin a span of 10 seconds. The climax of the episode is funny like Stewie stealing Brian's joke and again the musical act but all in all this episode is not a good way to end the season and it is not a good episode at all over all bad not like Family Guymoreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor

Ted Mosby

Guest Star

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Marshall Eriksen

Guest Star

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Barney Stinson

Guest Star

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When the cast of How I Met Your Mother appears before King Stewart, they perform a short scene referencing the Bro Code. However, the section of the Bro Code they mention has nothing to do with the scene (a full-length book version of the Bro Code had been published about 7 months before this episode aired). Barney cites Article 15-b and describes it as "the heart of the Bro Code"; this sub-article doesn't exist, however, as Article 15 is "A bro never dances with his hands above his head."

      The closest article relating to what they're talking about in the scene would be Article 101: "If a Bro asks another Bro to keep a secret, he shall take that secret to his grave. This is what makes them Bros, not chicks"

    • During the talent show scene, Seamus is wearing a cut-open shirt and is shown to have a human body, however in the episode Ocean's Three and a half when Seamus is at the spa with Peter and his friends, his whole body is shown to be wooden with the exception of his head.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Madam Claude: (reading Quagmire's past life) Let's see now, you were in London. It is the 1800's... oh my god! You were Jack the Ripper! (cuts to a scene with a young woman walking along a foggy street at night, she hears something and turns around)
      Quagmire: (off screen in the distance) Giggity.

    • Cleveland: Madam Claude is psychic. She can tell you who you were in a past life.
      Peter: I already know what I was. A strawberry.
      (scene cuts to Peter as a strawberry)
      Peter the Strawberry: Ah,another pleasant day for me, Peter the Strawberry. (a caterpillar crawls down to him) Hey, Mr. Worm. I welcome your arrival because we're all part of the same garden. (the caterpillar starts eating him from the bottom) Hey, wait, what are you doing? Hey, hey, get out of here! (the caterpillar crawls up inside him) Ahh!! Ahh!! Ahh!! AHHH!!! AHHH!!! AHHHH!!!
      (scene shows Peter the Strawberry sobbing in the shower)
      Peter the Strawberry: He was my neighbor and he violated me. Now I'll never end up in a fancy pie.

    • Griffin Peterson:: We're gonna build a new settlement. We'll have a happy new life, and we'll have equal rights for all. Except Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Jews, gays, women, Muslims... Um...everybody who's not a white man. And I mean "white" white, so no Italians, no Polish. Just people from Ireland, England, and Scotland. But from only certain parts of Scotland and Ireland. Just full blooded whites. No, you know what? Not even whites. Nobody gets any rights. Ahh...America.

    • (Promotion for the Fox show "24" appears on the bottom of the screen)
      Stewie: Oh, I'm sorry, is my wedding interrupting your promotion? We're right in the middle of our show. Right now. You've got a time-slot. Go there. Maybe finish this candy bar before you open another one.
      (The promotion disappears)
      Stewie: Well, at least it wasn't one of those promos where they've got the whole cast shoving each other playfully like they're all good pals.
      (Promotion for the fake show "Shovin' Buddies" appears at the bottom of the screen with the cast shown shoving each other around)
      Stewie: Oh, there we go! Look at them jostling each other around! They give each other a hard time, but they're real friends.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Madam Cleo


      Madam Claude was a parody of Madam Cleo, a highly televised psychic of the early 2000's.

    • Title: An allusion to The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.

    • When the jester (Brian) showed Lady Redbush the newspaper with Griffin Peterson's accomplishment she left to be with him. This is an allusion to the movie "The Notebook" where Allie went to Noah after seeing his accomplishment in a newspaper.

    • Peter: Oh, I don't think there's anything in that black bag for me.

      In The Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy says this after Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion have gotten their respective gifts from the Wizard. Scarecrow says, "Hey, what about Dorothy?" and this is her reply.

    • Harry MacAfee: I'm proud to have you reign over me and the MacAfee Fertilizer Company.

      This is a reference to the musical Bye Bye Birdie and one of its stars, the late Paul Lynde.

    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail When King Stewart walks into the church, you can hear an old lady say, "I didn't vote for him," in the same voice as the woman from the movie.

    • Revenge of the Nerds

      At the talent competition, Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and the rest of the crew parody the act that the Tri-Lambs fraternity used to win the Greek Competition during homecoming.

    • Blazing Saddles

      As King Stewie the Third arrives, his troops ransack Quahog to the same tune (and slightly altered lyrics) as did Taggart and his men when they ransacked the town of Rock Ridge in the classic Mel Brooks film.

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