Family Guy

Season 3 Episode 15

Ready, Willing, and Disabled

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 20, 2001 on FOX
8.3
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Joe gets discouraged, losing his self-confidence, after he loses a thief in a chase. Peter wants to help Joe get back to his old self so he volunteers to help train him for the decathlon at the Olympics for handicapped athletes. Peter puts steroids into Joe's drink, pushing Joe on to victory. Meanwhile, Stewie, Meg, and Chris fight over $26.moreless

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  • my favorite episode

    10
    Very funny my favorite episode ever
  • great, but boring

    8.0
    Joe gets discouraged, losing his self-confidence, after he loses a thief in a chase. Peter wants to help Joe get back to his old self so he volunteers to help train him for the decathlon at the Olympics for handicapped athletes. Peter puts steroids into Joe's drink, pushing Joe on to victory. Meanwhile, Stewie, Meg, and Chris fight over $26. I though this was a great episode. Joe's plot was getting boring after a few scenes and there's isn't that much laugh in that plot. I did laugh a few times such as Joe crying because he didn't caught the person, then the guys slowly left (well, it was funny, even though Joe cried for like a minute), the evil monkey cutaway when his wife was cheating on another monkey (referenced again on another episode), the devil Peter attacking angel Peter, Peter falling on the skateboard (after Tom Tucker told him so), and Peter giving Joe steroids . As the kids' plot, it was much funnier...especially when they fought during the thunderstorm. Overall, a great episode. 8/10moreless
  • it was a funny episode

    7.5
    Joe gets discouraged, losing his self-confidence, after he loses a thief in a chase. Peter wants to help Joe get back to his old self so he volunteers to help train him for the decathlon at the Olympics for handicapped athletes. Peter puts steroids into Joe's drink, pushing Joe on to victory. Meanwhile, Stewie, Meg, and Chris fight over $26.



    What I liked:

    -Mort singing that song while Peter stole steroids

    -Chris, Meg, and Stewie's plot

    -When Joe cries in the clam and how the guys walk away from him akwardly



    7.5/10moreless
  • Not the funniest "Family Guy" episode of Season 3 but it was well written so I'm giving it full credit for a well written story

    10
    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't the funniest episode of Season 3 but it was well written so I will give it full credit for a well written story. The main plot was when Peter put steroids in Joe's drink so Joe can win the Special Olympics. The subplot when Stewie, Meg, and Chris find $26 and then the three of them fight over it. It was funny when Joe was crying about not catching the crook and then Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland leave the Drunken Clam slowly and quietly. It was very funny when Peter was sneaking in Mort's store and got the steroids. Peter seeing Joe's story about being a handicapped winning the Special Olympics which was fake is very funny. The most hilarious scene in this episode was when Peter came to Tom Tucker and told him to air the story of Peter and then Peter is on the streets which he uses a scarecrow and then the car (driven by Peter) hits the scarecrow and Peter acts like he got hurt. It was great that Joe who didn't catch the crook in the beginning caught the crook at the end of the episode. Overall, not the funniest episode of Season 3 but it was overall excellent. 10/10moreless
  • GFood episode, but not 100%.

    9.5
    This wa a very good episode of the show, and is a very interesting reminder of the great episode we have had in the past, that are somewhat lacking right now, in Season 8.



    I found the storyline in this episode to be superb, emaculate and sublime! There isn't many other words to descrive it, as it was sensational!



    The episode itself wasn't that funny, howeer, which is my main criticism and that is why I didn't enjoy it too much.



    I would still highly recommend this episode, as it is a nice reminder of what e used to have in the past!moreless
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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)

David Berry

David Berry

Voice

Guest Star

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli

Herself

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Tony Danza

Tony Danza

Himself

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Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

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Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Various

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Mark Hentemann

Mark Hentemann

Phone Guy

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • The song that Mort is singing while Peter steals drugs from Mort's store is I've Got a Name by Jim Croce.

    • In the race with the persons whom are afraid of yellow tape no one should have won because everyone went into another person's lane. Everyone should be disqualified.

    • At the beginning of the episode, it is said that the car wash is to raise money to get Paul a new lung, but later at the Drunken Clam, Cleveland says it was to get Paul a liver.

    • This episode reveals how the monkey in Chris's closet became evil. Apparently, The monkey came home one day from work, and his wife was sleeping with another monkey.

    • The guy with the voicebox shouldn't have been in the final race because his wheelchair was electric, and everybody else's weren't, thereby giving him an unfair advantage.

    • When the blind team are seen during the parade, they are holding a banner written in braille. It reads "GO BLIND."

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Joe: (talking about catching the money thief) Well, when I landed on him, I accidentally severed his spine.
      Peter: So, more competition in the games next year then?
      Joe: Nope, he's dead.
      Peter: Oh.

    • (Stewie, Meg and Chris have one hand on the $26)
      Stewie: Alright, I know how to settle this. Whoever wants the money, raise your hand.
      (They all raise their other hand)
      Stewie: You're smarter than I thought. Give yourselves a round of applause.
      (Nobody does so)
      Stewie: Damn!

    • (After Meg reaches inside Stewie's pants for the $26)
      Stewie: Oh, very clever. Take another reach, you forgot your change.

    • Peter: Hey, cheer up Joe. Whaddya say you and me go roller ska- Bike ri- Jump ro- Go lie on the grass?

    • Joe: (to Disabled Guy) Yeah! How do you like that, buddy?
      Disabled Guy: A sphincter says what.
      Joe: What?
      Disabled Guy: Hahaha, You stupid bastard.

    • TV Announcer: We now return to Touched by an Angel.
      Lawyer: (Holding up a doll) Now where exactly did the angel touch you?
      Boy: (pointing to the crotch) Here.
      Angel: Oh come on, who are you going to believe? I've got a freakin' halo.

    • Meg: I'm sure the money clip will be safe in my room.
      Stewie: I'm sure it will be lost throughout the pictures of Justin Timberlake or Tom Cruise or ... blast, who the devil do teenagers like ... or Morgan Freeman.

    • Peter: I demand commercial endorsments and a TV movie based on me starring Valerie Bert-n-Ernie.

    • Joe: Hey Peter, this water tastes kind of funny.
      Peter: What do you mean like "ha ha" Jerry Seinfeld funny, or Elaine Boosler "God bless her she's trying" funny?

    • Peter: What kind of talk is that? It's un-American! Did George W. Bush quit even after losing the popular vote? No! Did he quit after losing millions of his father's friend's money in failed oil companies? No! Did he quit after knocking that girl up? No! Did he quit after he got that DUI? No! Did he quit after gettin' arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct at a football game? No! Did he quit-
      Joe: I get the message, Peter!

    • Peter: You don't have to quit the force. I mean, you could get a desk job. Eh? You could be a desk.

    • Peter: Just don't forget our deal, Lois. I sit through this and later tonight, I get anal. You hear me? No matter how neat I want the house, you have to clean it.

    • Stewie: Now fess up, or I'll do to you what I did to John Lennon.
      (Flashback)
      Stewie: John, have you met Yoko? Yoko, John?

    • Tom Tucker: Coming up in the next half-hour, our undercover exposé on conveniently placed news reports in television shows. But first, Peter, look out for that skateboard.
      (Peter trips on a skateboard)

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  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Ready, Willing, and Disabled

      The title of this episode alludes to the saying "Ready, Willing, and Able," which was also a movie in the 1930s and an act in the 109th US Congress (after this episode aired).

    • John and Yoko

      Stewie: John, I don't think you've met Yoko Ono. Yoko, this is John.

      Reference to the Beatles the hit music band, which eventually broke up. Several people think that the Beatles member John Lennon starting a romance with Yoko Ono caused the break up.

    • Tuesdays with Morrie

      Book on tape: It was Tuesday, and I was on my way to see Morrie.
      The book on tape is Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. The book is a true story about the time Albom spent with one of his university professors who was dying of Lou Gehrig's disease.

    • Peanuts

      Stewie: AAAAAAUGH!
      The way Stewie yells after the man takes the Money clip resembles the Peanuts character, Charlie Brown.

    • The Flintstones

      Joe: Ah, my lunch is here.
      As Joe says this line, a woman comes out randomly with a huge portion of brontasaurus ribs precisely like those which tip the Flinstones' car during the opening credits, which pull over Joe's chair with an appropriately Hanna-Barbara type sound effect.

    • Point Break

      Lois: Like that robber, in that Keanu Reeves movie...
      A reference to Point Break , a movie starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Gary Busey. Keanu's character goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of surfers that may be bank robbers. They wear masks of former Presidents.

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