Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 18

Quagmire's Dad

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 09, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Quagmire can accept his dad's lifestyle choices, but not when they involve Brian.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I almost died

    I swear I laughed so hysterically when Brian just found-out that the "woman" he just slept with was actually Quagmire's dad, and Quagmire beats him up for that. The Quagmire-Brian Conflict somewhat increases.
  • Oh, so funny.

    The gay jokes simply fit in this episode. Peter and Joe's text conversation was my favorite part.
  • You all MISSED JOKE

    this entire episode is just a build up to the most EPIC line ver spoken by a DOG on TV "hey I f..cked you DAD" LMAO..this one rocked.
  • Um, okay... what were the writers thinking when they made this episode?

    I thought that this was a mediocre episode of "Family Guy" and has proved that "Family Guy" has lost some of its charms over the years. I still enjoy Family Guy very much but this episode just proved that "Family Guy" can have a weak and bad written side. This episode actually started off good. I thought the cutaway with Aquaman was hilarious. Stewie was hilarious in this episode and just kept making me laughing harder and harder. This episode just got way worse when Quagmire's dad went from a man to a woman and I don't know what the writers were thinking. Quagmire's dad's dancing entrance in the beginning of the episode was also pretty funny. It was also hilarious when Peter and Joe were texting each other saying how Quagmire's dad is gay Stewie watching an alien in a grasskirt juggling torches was also funny. I found it disturbing that Brian kissed Quagmire's dad (who is now a woman named Ida) and later on found out that it was Quagmire's dad. Brian throwing up for pretty much one minute straight after Stewie told him that Ida is Quagmire's dad was unfunny and unnecessary. The ending was also a total letdown when Quagmire was super angry at Brian for kissing his dad and then Quagmire is beating up Brian and then Brian told him Quagmire that he had sex with his dad. Overall, a mediocre "Family Guy" episode with a completely cruddy ending. 5.5/10moreless
  • It was good..

    Q: Its probably hard to find out your father is really a woman. Being transgendered is NOT being gay It is being a woman or man i n the inside but different on the outside. I just don't understand how a person can take all the surgery!??! Brian's Involvment: His involvment wasn't needed, but it was alright. Brian throwing up after finding out about Quagmire's father was funny as hellems. I just kinda hate how he and Meg are treated in the house. Its just cruel, especially for Meg. Overall, this was a solid episode in my very vauluable opinion.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin/Brian Griffin/Stewie Griffin/Glenn Quagmire/Dan Quagmire

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris Griffin

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Quagmire's dad was a big part of his life growing up, but in Fore Father, Quagmire tells Chris he didn't have a dad.

    • Music:
      Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves, sung by Peter

    • Quagmire's front door swings different ways throughout the episode. When Joe and Peter come over, the door swings open with the hinge on the right, but when Ida walks into Quagmire's house after Quagmire storms out of dinner, the door swings open with the hinge on the left.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Brian: Well, we are in a hotel.
      Ida: And I'm in room 403.
      Brian: (smiles) Head on up, I'll settle up here. (Ida leaves, and Brian turns to the barkeep) Just put it on room 403.

    • Brian: (beat up by Quagmire) Hey! I f***ed your dad. (slams the front door)

    • Meg: I like the outfit you have on.
      Ida: Thank you, Meg. Who did your procedure?
      Meg: Wow. You just burned your last friend in this room, lady.

    • Dan: Glenn, you have my word. I'm not gay.
      Quagmire: You promise?
      Dan: I promise.
      Quagmire: Alright... I believe you.
      Dan: But I am a woman trapped in a man's body, and while I'm in Quahog, I plan to have a sex-change operation.
      Quagmire: (stunned) Oh, come on. Just be gay.

    • Quagmire: Dad... Are you gay?
      Dan: What?
      Quagmire: Are you gay, dad?
      Dan: No, Glenn. Of course not.
      Quagmire: Just tell me the truth!
      Dan: I am telling you the truth. Now, calm down; you're ruining this ball. You know how much I love balls.
      Quagmire: Okay, that's not helping!

    • Dan: Well Peter, aren't you a chow hound! I wouldn't wanna be stuck behind you in the mess hall!
      Peter; (nervous) No, you wouldn't.

    • Brian: So, is she staying at Quagmire's house?
      Stewie: No, they had a fight. She's staying at the Mariot, I think.
      Brian: Oh wow, I was just there last night, I could have seen her and didn't even know it. So, is she still going by Dan?
      Stewie: No, and I'm not too thrilled with the new name, either.
      Brian: What is it? Danielle? Dana?
      Stewie: No. It's Ida. (Brian hears the name, dry heaves, then vomits for two minutes straight as Stewie watches, and slowly steps away from the growing puddle)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Quagmire's hatred towards Brian is brought up again when he beats him up at the end of the episode. The first time was in "Jerome is the New Black."


    • Deliverance
      At an awkward moment in the dinner conversation, Quagmire blurts out, "This corn is special!"
      This is taken from the 1972 film Deliverance. Following their ordeal on the river, the surviving members are seated for dinner in the home of strangers. After an awkward silence, Bobby (Ned Beatty) makes this same lame comment.

    • The King of Comedy
      When Stewie is pretending to be on The View and Lois calls him for dinner, his shouted responses are taken directly from the 1983 movie The King of Comedy, in which Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is recording an audition tape in the basement and his mother keeps interrupting him.