Family Guy

Season 4 Episode 28

Stewie B. Goode (1)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 21, 2006 on FOX
8.4
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After losing at a swim competition, Stewie tries to eliminate his rival by blowing up a lifeguard tower. His plan backfires though, and Stewie has a near death experience that seems to change him.

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  • Part 1

    10
    After losing at a swim competition, Stewie tries to eliminate his rival by blowing up a lifeguard tower. His plan backfires though, and Stewie has a near death experience that seems to change him. Been a while since the last perfect episode. But not saying that season 4 was a weak season. It's just that there weren't that much perfect episode and it declined ever since the later episodes. This episode had a lot of funny moments and both of the plots were very funny. Peter listing the things that bothered him was funny all the way through. Other parts in that plot that were funny are Tom Tucker trying to eat but then a man is in the way, and a few lines. As for the main plot, I laughed seeing Stewie trying to take up drinking. The funniest was definitly Stewie driving Brian's car and crashed the bar. I thought the return of the sexy party was funny as well. Overall, a funny episode of Family Guy, first since Fat Guy Strangler. 10/10moreless
  • great

    8.0
    stewie loses a swimming competition and wants to kill the boy who beat him, but he himself is nearly killed. this seems to change stewie's behavior, and make him nice. but when he does not like being nice he resorts to alcohol to calm him down and make him feel better.



    pretty good. it's not the best in the family guy universe but it is a fun episode to just watch, sit back, and laugh. my overall grade for this episode is somewhere in the "B" range, just a fun episode to watch that may make you laugh along the waymoreless
  • This episode was based on the movie, infact, it was the movie. I was sorely disappointed at the lack of creativity for the season finale.

    1.0
    For anybody who has seen the Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story movie, this episode came as a major disappointment because it was basically a summary of the movie, condensed and edited for television. As a season finale, I think this was not a wise way to end the season. And although it was good, it wasn\'t creative. I personally didn\'t care for the movie, I strongly feel that the writer(s) could have done a better job if they allotted more time to their work. Not to slam on the movie or the episode, but I feel that both lacked creativity and originality.moreless
  • Part one of a very good three part episode. This was also a movie.

    9.8
    When Peter and Lois enroll Stevie in a swimming class Stewie is out swam by another kid. After trying to kill the kid he winds up in Hell for a short time. When he comes back he desides to change his life and be nice. Meanwhile Peter gets a segment on tv called "Grind My Gears", but he is fired when Brian and Stweie get drunk and crash Brians car into a bar. Stewie sees someone on tv that looks just like him and he thinks its his real father. Brian and Stewie (and Quagmire for a while) set on a road trip to find Stewies father. When Stweie finally finds the man it turns out to be him from the future. Stewie and his future self "Stu" go to the future where Stewie finds out that he is a virgin, Chris is married and a cop, and Meg went to college and had a sex change. Meanwhile Peter and Lois try to find dates for Chris and Meg so they can have some alone time. Stewie trys to change Stu and stop himself from being a virgin. Stu tells Stewie he turned out the way he is because of a life changing moment. Stewie goes back to the past when Stewie trys to kill another swim mate. Stewie stops his other self and his other self destroys him. Overall it is a good movie with more language than the show.

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  • Bang Bang...

    10
    This episode is very extraordinary in my opinion, as it shows the frightening truth that alot of kids dont realise, that cartoons in the olden days were incredibly violent, in this episode it shows Stewie being nice to Brian and then:



    Brian: Wow this is almost as disturbing as that Cartoon I saw that time

    (Looney Toons animation comes up)

    Elmur Fudd: Shhhh I\'m hunting wabbits (laughs)

    Bugs: Eh... wots up doc?

    (Elmur starts shooting Bugs like mad and then he snaps his neck!!!! and drags him off)



    I first I just found it hilarious, but after thinking about it, it does seem to reveal how mush tv has changed in just the past 50 odd yearsmoreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

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Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Gary Janetti

Gary Janetti

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Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

Video Store Clerk

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Kate Rigg

Kate Rigg

Lara Flynn Boyle

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Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

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Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

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Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Brian Drives a Toyota Prius. When Stewie is drunk and drives it through the wall, you hear the engine. The Toyota Prius doesn't use the gas engine until it's going 15mph, and judging by the relative distance of where Brian parked to were Stewie broke the wall was too small for the car to have gone anywhere near 15mph. Also the car had no damage and the airbags didn't deploy.

    • At the beginning, Stewie is overreacting because he can't swim, but in the episode "15 Minutes of Shame," Stewie is swimming in the lobster tank.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Peter: Hey, Stewie! How 'bout your daddy teaches you how to swim, eh?
      Stewie: Go...away...fat man.

    • Brian: So, is it just pool water that turns you into a snivelling girl, or all water?
      Stewie: Mom! Brian just asked me if it's just pool water that turns me into a snivelling girl, or all water!

    • Lois: (about Stewie refusing to get in the water) Come on Stewie, don't be afraid. It's just water, it's not gonna bite.
      Stewie: Shut up! I know its not going to bite, stupid! What a stupid thing to say. You drown in it you moron! It doesn't have to bite you!

    • Peter: (on TV) You know what really grinds my gears? This Lindsay Lohan. Eh? Lindsay Lohan with all those little outfits jumping around there on stage, half naked with your little outfits. You know? You're up there jumpin' around and I'm just sittin' here with my beer. So, you know, what am I supposed to do? What do you--what do you want? You know, are we gonna go out? Is that what you're tryin' to--why you're leapin' around there throwin' those things all up in--um, over there in my face? What do you want, Lindsay? TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT! Well, I'll tell you what you want...you want nothin'! You want nothin'! All right, because we all that no woman anywhere wants to have sex with anyone. And to titilate us with any thoughts otherwise is-is-is-is just bogus.
      Lois: Oh, he is so right on. Women are such teases. That's why I went back to men.
      Meg: Ok...mom, thanks for that. Um, see you later. (Leaves)
      Chris: Go on...

    • Peter: You know, that really grinds my gears. Where in the bible does it say that a man can't fire off some knuckle-children in the privacy of his own neighbor's living room while his neighbor's at work because I don't have a DVD player? Well, I don't know where it says it because the Bible was way too long to read!

    • Peter: (on TV) You know what really grinds my gears? People in the 19th Century. Why don't they get with the freakin' program? It's called an automobile, folks. It's much faster than a horse.
      (the boss then hands Peter a note)
      Peter: Well, it appears I've been fired. Well, as long as I'm no longer working here, let me tell you something: You know what really grinds my gears? You, America! F**k you! Diane?
      (the security guards then take Peter away)

    • Stewie: Hell? Well that's a little much. Sure I've devoted my life to killing my mother, but who hasn't? You know for hell, this isn't really that bad.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode, along with the others that make up the movie, is not recognized as an official episode by FOX, or by the Family Guy staff.

    • A scene from the movie where Stewie and Brian play tabletop Pac-Man is cut from the TV version.

    • This is the second episode in which Stewie has a "sexy party", the first being "From Method to Madness".

    • This is part 1 of the movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, released on DVD September 27, 2005, and then later broadcast on Fox on May 21, 2006.

    • This was written to be an episode called "Queer as Stewie" where Stewie came out of the closet. The show was canceled and was re-written to be part 1 of this movie.

  • ALLUSIONS (14)

    • Benny Hill: Stewie's dancing with scantily clad woman is another reference to his classic comedy show.

    • Sound of Music: The scene of Stewie singing "I have confidence" references this musical.

    • Easy Rider

      The last shot of the credit sequence is Brian and Stewie on motorcycles. The cowboy hat and American flag helmet are references to the 1969 movie Easy Rider.

    • Thelma and Louise

      Over the main title of the movie, Brian and Stewie are shown driving off a cliff in a convertible. This is a nod to the movie Thelma and Louise, right down to Stewie's scarf around his head a la Geena Davis.

    • 2003 NLCS

      When Stewie tells Brian he has done worse things and flashbacks to the baseball game where he tells Steve to grab the foul ball. This is a reference to game six of the 2003 NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Florida Marlins when a Cub fan, Steve Bartman, reached over the wall and attempted to grab a foul ball from Cubs' player Moises Alou. They ended up losing the game and then the series. The ball was later blown up at Harry Caray's Restaurant in Chicago.

    • Who's the Boss?

      When Steve Allen turns on the TV in Hell, the theme song to "Who's the Boss?" is heard.

    • Family Feud - Richard Dawson

      When Peter, as the host of Family Feud, cops a feel from one of the female contestants, it's a funny reference to Richard Dawson, who always kissed the ladies on the show.

    • Star Trek V

      In the opening scene, Stewie is wearing rocket boots while Brian is climbing a rock face. This is a reference to the movie Star Trek V.

    • Jaws

      At the beginning, where the opening credits of Brian and Stewie are being shown one shot shows Stewie taking a picture of a shark off a boat, which is an allusion to the "Jaws" ride, at Universal Studios Orlando.

    • There was 2 reference of Indiana Jones. One is a parody of The Temple of Doom, where Short Round portrayed by Stewie accidentally bumps into a trap only to tell Indy that Kate Capshaw got her role in the movie because she was sleeping with the director, future husband Steven Spielberg.

      The other is from The Last Crusade, when Peter says that he will take Meg under his wing to teach her how to attract a guy. He claimed that he does lots of stuff with Meg, including their Last Crusade, where Peter and Meg take the places of Indy and Dr. Schneider. The knight tells Peter that he must select the true Holy Grail, to which Peter picks the right one instantly, on the basis that it is a mug that has Jesus' name on it.

    • Suicide Is Painless

      In the scene where Brian gets Stewie drunk at the bar, Stewie sings the refrain 'Cause suicide is painless, It brings on many changes, And I can take or leave it if I please, from the song, Suicide Is Painless, by Johnny Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics). The instrumental version of this song is more widely known as the theme from M*A*S*H, and is featured in both the tv series and the movie.

    • Lackluster Video is an obvious parody of the popular video rental store chain, Blockbuster Video.

    • Brian: Boy, that was more disturbing than that cartoon I saw the other day.

      The cartoon Brian was referring to in response to Stewie's strange behavior was the Looney Toons clip with Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. In those cartoons, Fudd would try to kill Bugs Bunny and fail in each attempt, but in this version, Fudd kills Bugs and breaks his neck.

    • Stewie B. Goode

      The title is an allusion to the Chuck Berry hit, Johnny B. Goode.

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