Family Guy

Season 5 Episode 10

Peter's Two Dads

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 2007 on FOX
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After Peters dad, Francis, dies, Thelma tells him that his real father actually lives in Ireland. So Peter and Brian decide to head there in search of his father, who ends up being the town drunk. They decide to play a drinking game to prove his paternity. Meanwhile, Stewie acts out and Lois spanks him. Realizing that he likes being spanked, Stewie does whatever he can to get into trouble.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Peter's real dad is in Ireland

    9.0
    After Peters dad, Francis, dies, Thelma tells him that his real father actually lives in Ireland. So Peter and Brian decide to head there in search of his father, who ends up being the town drunk. They decide to play a drinking game to prove his paternity. Meanwhile, Stewie acts out and Lois spanks him. Realizing that he likes being spanked, Stewie does whatever he can to get into trouble. This episode was pretty much excellent expect for a boring parts. What I meant boring is a few parts in Peter's plot. Stewie's plot was funnier. I laughed at Peter and Lois not knowing Meg's age, Peter as a clown (although we get a throw up <_>), Quagmire's short appearance (telling jokes to the girls), Stewie opening a DVD, all of Stewie's plot, Peter trying crack, and a couple more. The song was cool as well. Overall, a superb episode. 9/10moreless
  • Kinda rushed in my opinion

    6.0
    After Peters dad, Francis, dies, Thelma tells him that his real father actually lives in Ireland. So Peter and Brian decide to head there in search of his father, who ends up being the town drunk. They decide to play a drinking game to prove his paternity. Meanwhile, Stewie acts out and Lois spanks him. Realizing that he likes being spanked, Stewie does whatever he can to get into trouble.



    The episode was a little boring with Peter's plot, but Stewie's plot was great.



    Overall, I reccomend this episode to not everybody but some.



    6/10moreless
  • After Peter's father Francis died, Thelma tells Peter that his real father is Irish and he lives in Ireland

    8.5
    I thought that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". Yet, it's not my favorite episode and it does get boring here and there. Peter performs one of his clown stuns for Meg's 17th birthday party but he falls on his father Francis who died. I never really liked Francis especially because the way he would always treat Peter but it was a shame that Francis died. Peter and Lois not knowing hoe old Meg is was pretty funny. Peter being a clown at Meg's birthday party was also pretty funny. Lois spanking Stewie and then Stewie realizing that he loves to be spanked was very funny. Thelma reveals to Peter that his real father is Irish and he lives in Ireland so Peter and Brian travel all the way to Ireland so Peter can meet his real father. Stewie's last line his plot when he wanted to be spanked was very funny. Peter and his real father having that beer drunk-off was very funny to see. Peter's real father also having a sheep that looks like Brian also made me laugh pretty hard. I also loved the random dancing and singing at the very end of the episode. My score was just a little low because I thought some scenes were getting a little boring and little dragged. Overall, this is a great episode of "Family Guy" but it could have been better and funnier. 8.5/10moreless
  • Haha! That's all that needs to be said.

    8.5
    It seems that this episode decided to concentrate heavily on abusing Meg, and they utilized this pretty neatly. Forgetting what Meg's age was pretty funny, and Peter and Lois' tactics on trying to figure it out brought a few laughs. And calling Meg piggy let out a giggle too. It quickly changed in tone though as it separates into two stories; Stewie's fetish for pain, and Peter's search for his new father. Although it seems like episodes that contains too much stuff, such as this one, could become a case where it carries too much than it can handle, this episode pulled it off nicely. Stewie's extremely exaggerated occurrence of Lois hitting Stewie was just so ridiculous, it was hilarious! And not understanding what Peter's father was saying when they were drunk was really funny too. A really good and funny episode!moreless
  • Had a few Laughs Here and There

    7.0
    After Francis dies Peter learns he isn't his real dad. So he goes to Ireland to meet Mickey McFinagin, his real dad. Meanwhile, Stewie is spanked by Lois and loves it, so he tries to be spanked again.



    It was alright, the only real laugh I got was the last line of Stewie's plot. I thought Peter's was kind of boring... I'm happy he met his dad... but still. And the end with the random singing/dancing, I hate it when I see it done in the Simpsons, and I hate it when it is done in this show. It's not funny to me it's lazy... overall a "C" grade, averagemoreless
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

Dan Conroy

Dan Conroy

Man

Guest Star

Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Francis Griffin

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (14)

    • Lois doesn't know how old Meg is in this episode but in "Love Thy Trophy", Lois knew Meg was 16.

    • Thelma tells Peter that she went on vacation with Mickey about 40 years ago. However, in "Brian Does Hollywood" in Season 3, Stewie says that Peter is 42, meaning that either Thelma has her dates messed up, or Mickey can't be Peter's father.

    • As one of her birthday presents, Meg gets the first season of Sister, Sister on DVD. However, the first season DVD was not released until October 2008, over a year and a half after the episode aired.

    • Peter says Francis never told him he loved him, but in "Holy Crap", Francis told him "I love ye with all me heart".

    • When Peter and Brian arrive in the village, they are taking a black cab. Black cabs are extremely rare in Ireland as they are almost exclusively used in Britain.

    • O'Brian saying 'Whose leg do you have to hump to get a pint of Guiness around here?" is a reference to Brian saying "Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?" in I Never Met the Dead Man.

    • If Peter's real fathers name was McFinnegan, that would mean he has no relation to the Griffin clan. This is at odds to his great great grandfather Nate Griffin's uncanny resemblance to him, down to his crude sense of humor.

    • The Name of the Airplane Peter and Brian took was Jet Green, which is a parody of Jet Blue.

    • When Peter and Brian arrive in the small village, the taxi is seen driving on the right side, but Ireland uses left-hand traffic.

    • Kevin Swanson appears in this episode at Meg's 17th birthday party. He hasn't been seen since Perfect Castaway.

    • Peter's father has a pet sheep named O'Brian, who like Peter to his father, looks like Brian.

    • The name of the Tavern that Peter and Brian visit is Wifey McBeaty's Tavern.

    • When Stewie knocks his juice glass on the ground, there is a sound effect of breaking glass, and juice spilled on the floor, but the juice glass itself doesn't break.

    • Peter's father's name is Mickey McFinnegan

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Meg: (telling her parents what she wants for her party) And maybe a band?
      Lois: Um ... okay, sweetie.
      Meg: Thanks, guys! (exits)
      Lois: What is she talking about?
      Peter: I don't know ... Is she getting married, or something?
      Lois: (uncertain) No ... no, if she were getting married we probably would've seen a boy around.
      Peter: Sound reasoning.
      Chris: Mom, Dad, it's Meg's birthday next week!
      Lois: Oh no, we forgot our daughter's birthday!
      Peter: Don't panic, don't panic, so how old's she gonna be?
      Lois: I ... don't remember.
      Peter: Well, geeze, Lois, I thought you were the one keeping track of that.
      Lois: No, no, don't you remember me faking my way through her last birthday?
      (Cut to Lois playing piano and singing for Meg and her friends.)
      Lois: You are heh-heh

    • Peter: (dressed as a clown) Hey kids. I'm Pee Pants, the inebriated hobo clown. I'm an adorable tramp who wears found clothing and eats out of your garbage can.

    • Francis: (laying in hospital bed) Peter, come closer. There's something..I need to say to you.
      Peter: I'm here dad, what is it?
      Francis: Peter..you're a fat stinking drunk. (dies)

    • Peter: Is this Mcswiggen village?
      Irishman: Ah, that it be. Dibble the man who says a word aggin it!
      Peter: Is that a yes or a no?

    • Stewie: (going through Lois's closet) That's mine, and this mine... (picks up a board game) "Hot Monogomy, the board game for failing marriages". Dare card: "Do a striptease in front of your husband, and see how long it takes for him to get a bon-er". What's a bon-er?

    • Brian: Where'd you get crack?
      Peter: From Blacks.
      Brian: What?
      Peter: I got it from behind Blacks Hardware Store. There's a white guy selling it.

    • O'Brian: I have twenty on the fat one.
      Brian and O'Brian: Which one's the fat one!? (they both laugh).

    • Pilot: Welcome to Ireland, we'll be landing in 5 minutes.
      Peter: This is quite a country, Brian. You know Ireland has more drunks per capita than people.
      Brian: Oh that's a negative stereotype. I don't think the Irish drink as much as people say they do.
      (Plane lands on runway covered entirely in empty beer bottles)

    • Micky McFinnegan: As we say in Ireland: Let us drink until the alcohol in our systems destroys our livers and kills us.

    • Mickey McFinnegan: Top of the mornin' laddies. Let me cut ya an Irish Rose (Farts, and then Starts hitting his hand on the table while laughing)

    • Peter: All I know is that in Ireland there is a fat bastard who looks just like me.

    • Meg: Be careful daddy. I love you.
      Peter: That'll do pig. That'll do.

    • Peter: Ah man, I hate kids birthday parities. This is going to be worst then that time I was stuck behind Robert Loggia at the airport
      Airport Employee: May I have your name please?
      Robert Loggia: Robert Loggia
      Airport Employee: Can you spell that for me?
      Robert Loggia: Certainly, that's Robert Loggia…
      R as in Robert Loggia
      O as in oh my God! It's Robert Loggia
      B as in By god that's Robert Loggia
      E as in everyone loves Robert Loggia
      R as in Robert Loggia
      T as in Tim look over there it's Robert Loggia
      SPACE
      L as in look it's Robert Loggia
      Peter: (sighs)

    • "Drunken Irish Dad":
      Peter: Oh, he doesn't smell like Irish Spring.
      And he never taught me anything.
      But still, I slap my chest and sing of my drunken Irish dad.
      Oh, his face looks like a railroad map
      And he never shuts his freakin' trap.
      Mickey: But all the ladies catch the Clap from your drunken Irish dad!
      Peter: Ask a Hennessey, Tennessey, Morris, and Chaunacy, Riven, and Rudy, they'll tell you the same.
      McNulty, Mulrooney, and Carter, and Clooney all feel the same mixture of pride and of shame.
      Mickey: Finnegan, Hannigan, Kelly, and Flanagan look to the ground when their dad passes by.
      Hafferty, Rafferty, Joyce, and O'Lafferty fight for his honor and then start to cry!
      Both: Oh, we Irish lads are all infirm
      And our moods infect us like a germ,
      Because we're all the spawn of a pickled sperm!
      Mickey: And we don't tan well either.
      Both: From our drunken Irish dad!

    • (after Peter beats his dad at drinking)
      Mickey: My God, nobody's ever beat me at the game of drink.
      Peter: Now do you believe that you're my dad?
      Mickey: Nobody but a McFinnegan could handle that much of the creature. You're the broth of me own stubby shillelagh all right.

    • O'Brian: Whose leg do I have to hump to get a pint of Guinness around here?

    • Lois: You really gotta stop misbehaving, you're gettin on mommy's nerves.
      Stewie: Well, you know what will ease your stress? Slap me across the face like a bitch.
      Lois: (sighs) It's all right, I'll get some Windex.
      Stewie: Come on, discipline me. Make me wear panties, rub dirt in my eyes, violate me with a wine bottle, my god I really have problems don't I?

    • (After Lois spanks Stewie)
      Stewie: I haven't been this scared since Mother Teresa OD'd in my car.
      1st Thug: She is messed up man.
      Stewie: Shut up! Just Shut up! Let me (bleep) think!...Push her out!
      2nd Thug: We can't leave her alone.
      Stewie: Push the bitch out!

    • Lois: Should we just ask how old she is?
      Peter: That'd be kinda awkward, huh? Hey, may be we should just cut off her leg and count the rings?

    • Lois: Well, he did kind of treat us like crap, but, yes, it is a tragedy.
      Brian: It is a tragedy.
      Lois: Excuse us.
      Brian: Yeah, we'll be right back.
      (Lois and Brian are in front of the house celebrating, then Brian grabs Lois' breasts and Lois punches him, then they return.)
      Lois: We're all going to miss him.
      Brian: Tragic.

    • Asian Santa: (really fast) What you want? What you want for Christmas?
      Stewie: Um, I was thinking maybe one of those old timey...
      Asian Santa: (really fast) Too late! Take too long! Sad Christmas!
      (throws Stewie and an Asian kid comes) What you want?
      Asian Kid: (really fast) Fire truck!
      Asian Santa: What color?
      Asian Kid: Red!
      Asian Santa: Next. (throws kid)

    • (Camera cuts to Quagmire and three girls)
      Quagmire: ...So the man asks the bartender to recommend a good drink, and the bartender says a grasshopper. So the guy orders a grasshopper. Then, he's walkin' home, and along the way he notices a grasshopper on the ground. So he says to the grasshopper, "Hey, you know there's a drink named after you?" and the grasshopper says "You mean there's a drink named Irving?"
      (Quagmire and the girls all laugh)
      Quagmire: So which one of you wants to lose your virginity?

    • Peter: Uh, Meg, uh, I got 16 candles for your birthday cake. How does that sound?
      Meg: That's not right.
      Peter: So... less...? more...? Too many...? Not enough...?
      Meg: You stupid son of a bitch! You don't even know how old I am!
      Lois: Meg, that kind of language is not appropriate for a girl your age... or is it?
      Meg: I'm going to be 17, you jerks!
      (Meg leaves her room)
      Peter: She's the jerk.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was nominated for a Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

    • This was the second episode of Family Guy to be rated TV-MA when it first premiered on Adult Swim. However, the rating was then revised to a TV-14-DLV.

    • Francis' death in this episode causes a continuity error in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, where he is alive, and at Chris' wedding in the future.

      But it is possible that since Stewie went back in time, and kept himself from being emotionally scarred by the falling water tower, he won't grow up to be a wimp, and thus altered the timeline ala Back to the Future. That means the future shown in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story might not come to pass.

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • Chinatown

      When Stewie is suggesting punishments that Lois might inflict on him, he includes "slice my nostril". This alludes to a chilling scene in the 1974 film Chinatown wherein a heavy (Roman Polanski) slices the nostril of J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) as a warning.

    • Friends and Lovers (song)

      During Meg's birthday, there is a sequence where Chris, and Herbert from outside, sing a few lyrics from this 1986 song performed by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson.

    • Requiem for a dream

      Peter telling his mother he traded her television set for crack is the same as Jared Leto selling his mother's set to a pawn shop in exchange for drugs in Requiem for a Dream.

    • Little Shop of Horrors

      As Stewie fantasizes about Lois burning him with a cigarette, he screams "Thank you! Thank.....you!" in exactly the same manner pain loving Bill Murray screams as Dentist Steve Martin drills his tooth in this 1986 movie.

    • V8

      The scene where Peter is remembering repressed memories includes him exclaiming that he could have had a V8, and then he smacks himself in the head. This mimics the V8 commercials involving someone doing the same thing.

    • Star Wars

      Hayden Christensen appears briefly during the Star Wars joke. This is a nod towards the most recent update of Return of the Jedi, where Sebastian Shaw (the original Anakin Skywalker) has been replaced by Hayden Christensen in the final shot of the dead Jedi, a change disliked by many fans of the saga.

    • Failure to Launch

      Peter mentions that he is tough because he made it half-way through the movie Failure to Launch.

    • Wonder Woman

      Peter dresses like Wonder Woman when he finds out the identity and location of his real father.

    • Sister, Sister

      Stewie opens one of Meg's packages and finds a season 1 DVD of Sister, Sister, a show about twins that were separated at birth, but later reunite at the age of 14.

    • Babe

      Peter: That'll do pig. That'll do.

      These exact words are said by Farmer Hoggett in the 1995 movie Babe to show his appreciation for the pig.

    • Pet Cemetary

      The cutaway in which Peter buries his dad in a pet cemetery is an allusion to the Stephen King novel of the same title. The main character's son is buried in a pet cemetery in hopes of bringing him back to life in line with a town legend. The son does indeed come back to life, but is a more vicious version and begins to kill people.

    • Peter's Two Dads

      The title of this episode is a reference to the television show My Two Dads.

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