Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 3

Spies Reminiscent of Us

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 11, 2009 on FOX
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When Stewie and Brian discover that the guys who moved into Cleveland's old house are spies, they follow them on a mission to Russia.

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  • When Stewie and Brian discover that the guys who moved into Cleveland's old house are spies, they follow them on a mission to Russia.

    5.0
    When Stewie and Brian discover that the guys who moved into Cleveland's old house are spies, they follow them on a mission to Russia. This episode was very mediocre. I didn't laugh that much here and the plot was just boring (both of them). Peter's plot was repetitive but the subplot was a bit of boring as well. I only laughed at the beginning, Peter keep using Cleveland's old restroom, Peter trying ti impress the spies by a using an impression, cutaway with Chris at Africa, Stewie in a random scene, Russian cutaway, and Cleveland falling fall at his new house (then Tim the Bear briefly appear and said I don't get it). Overall this was a boring episode and it only worth seeing again every now and then rather than seeing it twice a year. 5/10moreless
  • WORST. EPISODE. EVER! No question there...

    1.0
    I was so bored while watching this episode I actually couldn't wait for it to end. "Family Guy" used to be the funniest series in the whole wide world and now it's just boring as hell, worst than "The Simpsons". Seriously, what's with all these ridiculous storylines? Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd are spies, and Peter, Quagmire and Joe start up an improv comedy group? That's just not even interesting to begin with, and to actually use those stories to make an episode of what was once a brilliant series... I mean, the season premiere, with all the travelling through dimensions, was a stellar episode, and it actually gave me hope that FG would be back to what it was in the first four seasons, but the last two episodes sucked... I'm not giving up on FG for now, and I'm currently watching the amazing first seasons, but if this keeps going the way it is...moreless
  • Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd moved into Cleveland's old house but Brian and Stewie discover that they are spies

    7.0
    I thought that this was a good but average episode of "Family Guy". Not really as terrible as the people were saying it was but it wasn't also great either. It's probably one of Brian and Stewie's worst plots I've ever seen though. It was funny that Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd moved into Cleveland's old house and they were revealed to be spies. The Russian spy plot or whatever didn't really get my attention. Of course, there were some funny parts that I really enjoyed. Peter and Lois racing to go the bathroom in the beginning of the episode was funny. Peter using Cleveland's old house to use the bathroom was hilarious. It was funny that there was an elephant in the Griffin home who is an exchanged student while Chris is in Africa for a couple of weeks. Chris' cameo appearance when he was in Africa was very funny. Peter, Joe, and Quagmire trying to come up with something funny and they come up with "Improv" was very funny. The very ending with Cleveland (now in Virginia) with him falling down in this bathtub was very funny especially when Tim the Bear said "I don't get it". I loved seeing Tim the Bear (from "The Cleveland Show") making a quick brief cameo appearance at the very end of this episode. The rest of the episode was just alright but I wasn't buying the whole Russian spy plot and I found it to be very lacking. Overall, a good but average episode of "Family Guy"... although, it's not as bad as people are making it seem. 7/10moreless
  • Another boring episode.

    4.0
    When Stewie and Brian discover that the guys who moved into Cleveland's old house are spies, they follow them on a mission to Russia.

    This episode was kinda boring, please avoid unless you're a die-hard fan.

    4/10

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  • Worst Stewie and Brain episode

    7.0
    Chevy Chase and Dan Ankyrod move in Cleveland's old house, and Peter has them over for dinner. Peter tries to tell them some jokes, espicially his John Wayne joke, but they tell him he isn't funny. Peter kicks them out, and tells Joe and Quagmire what happened. They start their own improv group, and it goes terrible for them.



    Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian discover that Chevy and Dan are both spies, and Stewie and Brian join them on their journey to stop the russians from building a nuke. They only was to stop them is saying the phrase, "Gosh that italian family at the next table is sure quiet".



    This was an okay episode with the improv plot, but it was a terrible Stewie and Brain episode. I only laughed at The tim the bear scene, and the Spy vs Spy scene in that plot. However, when Joe and Peter and Quagmire were doing improv on stage, that was funny.



    Overall Grade: 70%/Cmoreless
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)

Various

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Himself

Guest Star

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Himself

Guest Star

Dimitri Diatchenko

Dimitri Diatchenko

Voice

Guest Star

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman

Various

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Instead of "Cover has been exposed. Must return to the motherland", the literal translation of what Adam West says in Russian is "They found out about me. Must return to the capital".

    • Mila Kunis, who plays Meg Griffin, is heard speaking excellent Russian at the end of the episode. Mila was actually born in Ukraine (part of the former Soviet Union) and emigrated to the United States when she was seven-years-old.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Meg: Агент 2476 знает и ждёт пока мы скажем что сделать с нашей стороны. Пожалуйста подождите пока мы вам позвоним. ("Agent 2476 knows and waits for us to tell what to do on our location. Please wait for our call.")
      Voice on the phone with Russian accent: Shut up, 2476.

    • Cleveland: (In a falling tub) No, No, No, No, No!
      Tim The Bear: I don't get it.

    • Dan Akroyd: Now you two individuals live here...are there any local residents whom you've seen acting strangely?
      Stewie: Well, there's a pedophile up the street that nobody seems to be doing anything about, but it's mainly because he's so funny.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • The Little Mermaid

      Stewie: Look, Brian. I colored Sebastian the Crab blue!
      Sebastian is a character from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid.

    • Caddyshack

      When Chevy and Dan are at dinner at the Griffin's, and Peter is trying to impress them so that they might "put him in their next movie," Chevy Chase says, "Yeah, we got all kinds of roles available. Speaking roles, background roles. Background would be good for you." And Peter replies: "Oooh, yeah, speaking role or background role, either one would be good."

      This is an allusion to in Caddyshack when Chevy (Ty Webb) is telling Bill Murray's character (Carl Spackler) the famous pool-pond line: "We've got a pool, we've got a pond. Pond would be good for you."

    • "Pilgrim" references

      Peter's repeated imitation of actor John Wayne's vocal mannerisms and jokes about Thanksgiving allude to Wayne's trademark reference to other characters in his films as "pilgrim", including in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and McLintock (1963).

    • Stripes

      Vladimir Putin's reference to a 1981 fiasco in Czechoslovakia involving Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and a rag-tag group of misfit soldiers who slept through graduation alludes to the plot of the comedy Stripes, which starred those actors and was released in that year.

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark

      Vladimir Putin's use of nunchaku, a crossbow and an assault rifle as a coat hanger, tie rack and cigarette lighter alludes to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in which Gestapo agent Toht frightens Marion Ravenwood by presenting what seems to be a nunchaku-like weapon that is revealed to be a coat hanger.

    • Matryoshka dolls

      Stewie "unstacking" himself at the airport into a series of smaller likenesses alludes to these nested dolls of Russian folk art.

    • Hedgehog in the Fog

      The "Russian cutaway gag" is inspired by the 1975 Soviet animated film "Hedgehog in the Fog". It's worth noticing that in "Hedgehog in the Fog", the titular hedgehog wasn't so crudely drawn, nor was he angry.

    • Telefon

      The plot element in which a key phrase unleashes unknowing, hypnotically-programmed Soviet sleeper agents is taken from the 1977 film Telefon. There, a character played by Charles Bronson is sent to hunt down the rogue KGB agent who has stolen the agent list and key phrase.

    • Ghostbusters

      The tracking beacon Dan Aykroyd uses to find Mayor West is similar in design to a PKE meter from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, in which Aykroyd also starred.

    • Spy vs. Spy
      The black and white spies on the couch are replicas of the mortal enemies in Spy vs. Spy in Mad Magazine.

    • Spies Reminiscent of Us

      The title of this episode alludes to the 1985 comedy Spies Like Us starring Chevy Chase and Dan Akyroyd, in which two novice intelligence agents are sent to the Pakistan.

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