Family Guy

Season 5 Episode 9

Road to Rupert

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 28, 2007 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Brian sells Rupert at a garage sale. Stewie, who is upset with Brian, takes him cross country to Colorado to find his beloved teddy, and ends up having a ski-off to win back Rupert. Meanwhile, Peter loses his license, so Meg has to drive him around.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Best episode ever

    Loved it
  • Great Work, Seth Macfarlane and Dan Provenmire!!

    This was a very good episode, I liked the musical number and the opening credits and it was very funny
  • Brian sells Stewie's teddy bear; Meg has to drive Peter around

    Brian sells Rupert at a garage sale. Stewie, who is upset with Brian, takes him cross country to Colorado to find his beloved teddy, and ends up having a ski-off to win back Rupert. Meanwhile, Peter loses his license, so Meg has to drive him around. This one was superb and while it doesn't beat the first Road to episode, it was enjoyable and a little better than Road to Europe. My score was lower because I thought the dance sequence where Stewie is dancing with Gene Kelly (which is a parody of the Tom and Jerry cartoons) was kinda a waste of time. I remembered one other flaw but I forgot. Otherwise, this episode had a bunch of funny parts like Peter's car stunt which made him lose his license, the talking monkey, all of the cutaway here, Mayor West's role here, Peter watching SpongeBob, and more. I cracked up the most in the last part which Stewie yelling "get out of the f***ing car!" Overall, Rupert was my third favorite Road to episode. 9/10moreless
  • Road to Rupert.

    Brian sells Rupert at a garage sale. Stewie, who is upset with Brian, takes him cross country to Colorado to find his beloved teddy, and ends up having a ski-off to win back Rupert. Meanwhile, Peter loses his license, so Meg has to drive him around.

    I liked the episode alot

    I liked Meg's plot a little better, but both plots were great. But that 3 minute dancing scene was so unnecessary and that is what lowered my score

  • Brian accidentally sells Stewie's teddy bear Rupert at the garage sale and when Stewie gets upset about never seeing Rupert again, Brian and Stewie travel to Colorado to get Rupert backmoreless

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "Family Guy". My score was just a tad low because I didn't like how Peter, Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland were treating Meg when she was driving them around. Brian accidentally sells Stewie's teddy bear Rupert and then Stewie gets really upset about it. Brian and Stewie go to Colorado to win back Rupert by beating the owner at a ski-off. Mayor West's appearance in this episode made me laugh very hard. It thought it was hilarious when Peter was getting Joe furious and then Joe hurts Peter. Meg driving around Peter was very funny. I was laughing very hard when Peter was watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" in the car. Meg beating up a guy that crashed her was very funny. Peter starting to like Meg more was good to see and the things that they both done together were hilarious. Stewie losing the ski-off but gets Rupert back by throwing hot tea in that little boy's face was very funny. I also thought that the song that Stewie was dancing to was good to see. Peter saying that he and Meg will be "secret friends" for now on was good to see. Although, Peter should still be nice to Meg when he is around the family but I guess it was nice start for a Peter/Meg relationship. Overall, an excellent episode of "Family Guy". 9.5/10moreless
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)

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe


Guest Star

Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley

Helicopter Rental Guy

Guest Star

Stephen Stanton

Stephen Stanton


Guest Star

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton


Recurring Role

Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When Quagmire pours beer on Meg's head to put out the fire Peter made, the beer stays there. But when she gets out of the car to beat up a guy who crashed into her, the beer disappears.

    • When Brian and Stewie crash the helicopter, an animation error causes there to be two propellers spinning at different speeds.

    • The dance sequence with Gene Kelly is taken from the 1945 movie "Anchors Aweigh". The original version had Gene Kelly dancing with Jerry the Mouse (from Tom and Jerry). The animators did a great job covering Jerry with Stewie but the reflection in the floor was not changed so you can still see Jerry there. Ironically when the original was first shown, the reflection of Jerry was missing and needed to be added before general release. The animators and creators deliberately left Jerry's shadow because the reflection was vague enough to not give away that it was Jerry. However Jerry's tail reflection was sometimes noticeable and was removed and Stewie's entrance had to add a reflection.

    • FBI Database: It showed the name Stanford Cordray, his address, age, and date of birth. It also showed he watches Cold Case, Without A Trace, and Yu-Gi-Oh!

    • There is a copy of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story sitting beside Brian at the yard sale.

    • Featured Music: I'm Into Something Good by Herman's Hermits.

    • Sign Gag:
      Welcome to Colorado
      More Than Just Kobe and Columbine

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Peter: I'll just go to another bar. (Turns on the TV)
      Announcer: We now return to Cheers
      Cast: Norm!
      Peter: And Peter!
      Woody : How's life in the fast lane, Mr. Peterson?
      Peter: Griffion.
      Norm: I can't find the onramp, Woody.
      Peter: He was talking to me, Norm. Quit stealing my punchlines, you fat drunk. (Punches the TV) That show stopped being funny after Kirstie Alley ate Shelly Long.

    • Stewie: Thanks for the lift, Bandit. Good look tapping that hot... hot... Sally Field tail....
      Bandit: Shut up, I don't like it anymore then you do!

    • (After Stewie dances, he and Brian are allowed to use a helicopter, which they fly over the mountains)
      Stewie:(Over the helicopter's propellers) Brian, be careful cause the mountains are the same color as the sky!
      Brian: What?
      Stewie: I said be careful cause the mountains are the same color as the- WHOA!!!
      Brian: What the hell was that?
      Stewie: I'm practicing my comedy crash.
      Brian: Well keep it down because I'm trying to-
      (The helicopter is about to hit a mountain)
      Brian & Stewie: WHOA!!!
      (They swerve away from the mountain but the tail of their helicopter hits a cliff, causing them to hit a slope and slide down the mountain, they crash into a rock, sail out of the cockpit and hit the snowbank)
      Stewie: Imagine the dance I'm gonna have to do to get our security deposit back.

    • Peter:(after learning Meg is his driver) Lois, this is the best you could do?
      Lois: Well, it was either Meg or a talking monkey smoking a cigar, but I didn't think you'd like that.
      Monkey: I've already accepted another job.
      Peter: Lois, you picked the opposite thing that I would like.
      Monkey: That's okay. I would have driven you bananas.
      Peter: Oh, oh. And he makes jokes. Nice going, Lois.

    • Peter: Cleveland, who would you rather do: Queen Latifah or Halle Berry,
      but she's been dead for six hours?
      Cleveland: Aw, man. That's a tough one.

    • Brian:( singing) Take to the highway, won't you lend me your name...
      Stewie: Who sings that song?
      Brian: James Taylor.
      Stewie: Yeah, let's keep it that way.

    • Lois: Who wants a glass of fresh lemonade?
      Peter: Not me! What I want is a fresh glass of better daughter.
      (Peter throws his lemonade at Meg)

    • Guy: Wow! I can't believe it! One minute I'm filling up at Chevron, the next I'm having sex with Sharron Stone!
      Sharron Stone: Yeah. Now comes the best part. (She turns into a monster and eats the guy's head)

    • Peter: (kicking the driver's seat in the car) I WANT APPLE JUICE!!!
      Meg: (sighs) You wanna watch SpongeBob?
      Peter: Yes! With apple juice.
      (Meg pulls down a TV screen and Peter watches SpongeBob)

    • Stewie: (while carjacking a man) GET OUT OF THE F**KING CAR! GET OUT OF THE F**KING CAR RIGHT NOW, MAN! (smashes the window)
      Driver: (screaming) OH, JESUS!
      Stewie: GET OUT OF THE F**KING CAR!
      Driver: OH, MY GOD!!!
      (Brian carries the driver out of the car, then drive off as the driver leaves screaming)
      Brian: Did we just carjack someone?
      Stewie: We sure did, Brian. We sure did.

    • (Peter uses a lighter to make a fire on Meg's head)
      Joe: Hey, Meg don't be such a "hothead".
      Meg: Huh?
      Cleveland: Meg, you look "hot".
      Meg: What?
      Peter: Meg, I just lit your scalp on fire.

    • (Peter puts a dollar under an anvil and lifts the anvil with a rope)
      (Peter then goes to hide behind the tree)
      Peter: Ooh, a dollar!
      (Peter leaves anvil and goes to pick up dollar and anvil falls on him)

    • Man: Interesting. What do I get if I win?
      Stewie: My dog.
      Man: Hmm. What can he do?
      Stewie: Um, if you put peanut butter on your body, he'll lick it off. (moment of silence) (whispers) Anywhere.

    • Stewie: And just in time, too. I can't keep my teeth from chattering. Isn't that fun? I got these at Jack's Joke Shop in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. Remember, if it ain't funny, it ain't worth Jack. (Brian slaps him) Ahh! Bitch.

    • Brian: I mean, you are getting a little old to have a teddy bear.
      Stewie: Brian, I'm one!
      Brian: Still?
      Stewie: What?

    • Adam West: If I enter Connecticut, I'm entering every state that Connecticut's ever been with. Good luck, brave travelers.

    • Adam West: Can I help you, gentlemen?
      Brian: Follow that truck. (silence) Didn't you hear me? I said, "Follow that truck."
      Adam West: Oh, I heard you. What I didn't hear was "please."
      Brian and Stewie: (simultaneously) Please follow that truck.

    • Joe: I'm here to revoke your driver's license.
      Peter: What? Why?
      Joe: We got reckless driving, disturbing the peace, plus the driver of one of those other cars was a virgin whose hymen was busted by the airbags, so rape.

    • Stewie: Why have you brought me to the toy store Brian?
      Brian: I'm buying you another Rupert. (picks up a gorilla) Hey, this one's cute, huh? (reads label) And if we buy it, they save a real gorilla in the wild. And if we don't they kill one, wow, these guys are really playing hardball.

    • Lois: Peter, you can't drive a car over that. You're going to get hurt.
      Peter: Lois, I don't come down to Burger King and tell you how to do your job.
      Lois: Peter, I don't work at Burger...
      Peter: I don't work at Burgagagagagaga, I'm busy.

    • Theme to My Black Son
      (sung)This time around,
      I'm stayin' at home,
      And things are gonna get better.
      Settlin' in,
      Lovin' My Wife,
      But then I got that letter.
      My black son, My black son,
      Now each day my heart is gettin' bigger!
      Don't even remember sleepin' with that lady but I did.
      My black son, He's comin' to stay.
      My black son, He's makin' each day
      The best that he can!
      (spoken) Also, he's a ninja.

    • Peter: Now if you'll excuse me, I have some death to defy.

    • Peter: Holy Crap! Evil Knievil gloves! I bet I could do a wheelie with these! (to Brian) How much for the gloves?
      Brian: Peter, those are yours.
      Peter: Ten bucks! Two! Seven! Four! Five fifty! Ten! Sold! Sucker, I would have gone to fifteen easy. (Proudly) I am so stupid.

    • Herbert: Hey there Chris.
      Chris: Hi mister Herbert!
      Herbert: Sellin' yer old Hand-me-downs?
      Chris: Yep!
      Herbert: Ya got anything that ya used to wear in the summer time?
      Chris: Just these old shorts.
      Herbert: Sweet Jesus.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In an extended DVD exclusive scene, Lois is seen picking up a copy of "Stymie Gruffin: The Untold Story" and complaining that it's not a real movie, just three episodes sandwiched together. This, according to the staff, is their making fun of the fans for the same reaction to the movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.

    • Originally slated to air January 7th, 2007, this episode was pushed back three weeks due to production issues.

  • ALLUSIONS (12)