Family Guy

Season 3 Episode 19

Stuck Together, Torn Apart

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2002 on FOX
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Lois runs into an ex-boyfriend while shopping. Knowing Peter would be jealous, she has coffee with him behind Peter's back. Peter, while hanging with the guys in Joe's new police surveillance van, spot Lois. Angered, Peter tries to make Lois jealous by having prostitutes pose as his old girlfriends. After a marriage therapist suggesting a trial separation, Quagmire makes his move on Lois, and Peter goes on his own date... with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian become superglued together, and must deal with each other waiting for the solvent to arrive, and actually warm up to one another.moreless

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  • Peter sees Lois hanging out with an old friend;Brian and Stewie gets glued together

    9.5
    Lois runs into an ex-boyfriend while shopping. Knowing Peter would be jealous, she has coffee with him behind Peter's back. Peter, while hanging with the guys in Joe's new police surveillance van, spot Lois. Angered, Peter tries to make Lois jealous by having prostitutes pose as his old girlfriends. After a marriage therapist suggesting a trial separation, Quagmire makes his move on Lois, and Peter goes on his own date... with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian become superglued together, and must deal with each other waiting for the solvent to arrive, and actually warm up to one another. This episode was almost perfect. My only problem was that Peter and Lois' plot was a little boring, but still good to watch. Brian and Stewie's plot was much better and there were no boring parts at all. I cracked at all the parts in that plot. As for Peter/Lois' plot, there were some parts that made me laughed such as Peter as different person, Peter and the guys hanging out at the van, Quagmire thinking to himself, the cutaways with Peter being upset with some of the phrases, and a few more. Overall, this episode almost episode. 9.5/10moreless
  • An okay episode

    8.0
    Lois runs into an ex-boyfriend while shopping. Knowing Peter would be jealous, she has coffee with him behind Peter's back. Peter, while hanging with the guys in Joe's new police surveillance van, spot Lois. Angered, Peter tries to make Lois jealous by having prostitutes pose as his old girlfriends. After a marriage therapist suggesting a trial separation, Quagmire makes his move on Lois, and Peter goes on his own date... with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian become superglued together, and must deal with each other waiting for the solvent to arrive, and actually warm up to one another.



    A great episode, I liked how brian and stewie wanted to hold hands at the end.



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  • Probably the weakest episode of Season 3 but I still liked it for the most part

    7.5
    Everyone seems to love this episode. I don't love this episode like everyone else but I do like this episode. While this was probably the weakest "Family Guy" episode of Season 3, it wasn't a bad episode and it was pretty funny. The plot with Lois and Peter dating other people wasn't that much of a great idea to me. I thought Brian and Stewie's plot when their hands were glued together were twice as funny than the main plot. It was hilarious when Peter and Lois went to their therapist and the therapist showed the videos such as Lois reading Meg's diary to Peter, Chris, Stewie, and Brian and then Meg comes in the room and gets upset, Chris spanking himself, Brian and Stewie showering together because their hands are glued together, and few more videos. Peter looking through the binoculars and seeing cells in Joe's chin was very funny. I also thought the Pac-Man cutaway was hilarious. It was also funny when Brian and Stewie saved that little girl and then the little girl is thrown back in the well and then the little boy says "Hey, that's my wife" and then the long arm dude comes. Mort and Muriel's niece being Jennifer Love Hewitt was also pretty funny. I kind of didn't enjoy the scene when Peter and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lois and Quagmire were in the restaurant and seemed to be a little draggy for my taste. It was great when Lois and Peter came back to each other in the end. Overall, not the best episode of Season 3 but I did like it for the most part. 7.5/10moreless
  • Breathtaking!

    9.5
    This episode was one of the most hilarious ones to date. I loved the first few scenes, especially when Peter attempted to get free sausages repeatedly from the queue.



    It was also great when the piano fell on Meg Griffin. I enjoyed having Brian and Stewie glued to each other; that was just a great concept!



    This episode had me laughing so much! It is certainly one of the best episodes ever, at least in my opinion. I also laughed a lot when Mort said that their niece was Jennifer Love Hewitt!



    In my opinion, this show is just so ridiculous that it is hilarious! I love this episode and I highly recommend it to all!moreless
  • Flippin hilarious!

    9.5
    This is what I miss about Family Guy that the recent episodes have been lacking. Actual funny jokes and gags! Although it's atypical of Family Guy to include usual minority gags in the mix, the whole scene with Joe's advanced surveillance truck beating up on Cleveland just had me rolling on the floor, and it immediately followed up with the whole joke about Morte and getting spit on his eggs. There are just so many hilarious knee slapping laughs in this episode, such as Morte's dating video and Stewie and Brian's superglue problem, but none of them compared to the whole scene with Peter getting jealous of Louis. Awesome, just awesome!moreless
Seth Green (I)

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)

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Herself

Guest Star

Meredith Scott Lynn

Meredith Scott Lynn

Brenda/Marcie

Guest Star

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Various

Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Various

Recurring Role

Chris Cox

Chris Cox

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the scene where Peter visits his third choice of an old girlfriend to "get back" at Lois, on the walls is a lot of photos of Peter. One of the photos is of Peter sitting on a couch, reading the papers. This photo looks like the same shot of Peter from Episode 1 when he "has gas for the first time at 30" during a cutaway.

    • When Joe, Quagmire and Cleveland come by to pick up Peter so they can go out drinking, Peter jokingly says, "I quit drinking. I think I might be an alcoholic." An alcoholic is a person who drinks a lot of alcohol, so someone who quits drinking cannot be an alcoholic. However, you can quit drinking if you are an alcoholic, so maybe this is the case.

    • Muriel says that she met Mort through a dating service, but in "The Kiss Seen Around The World", Mort said they had known each other since they were kids.

    • In one flashback scene, it shows that Stewie's head was not always shaped like a football and it was all an accident. But, in Chitty Chitty Death Bang (see ep.3) it showed Stewie being born with that head. However, though Stewie remembered his birth, he didn't know how he looked, so in the scene(of him being born) he used how he looks right now

  • QUOTES (17)

    • (thinking Lois is cheating on him with her old boyfriend)
      Peter: I saw you and him the other day, breaking the Fifth Commandment! Congress passes these things for a reason, Lois!

    • (After Brian gets off the phone)
      Stewie: Well?
      Brian: The good news is the same company makes a solvent that'll get us unstuck. The bad news is it takes two weeks for delivery.
      Stewie: You're telling me that we're stuck like this for a bloody fortnight?
      Brian: You can not tell Lois about this.
      Stewie: Oh, and what if I do?
      Brian: I'll show her those pictures of you wearing her wedding dress.
      Stewie: You said there was no film in that camera!

    • (A policeman pulls over Brian)
      Policeman: You were going sixty-five fella, that's ten miles over the- (he notices Brian and Stewie holding hands) Why are you holding that infant's hand?
      Stewie: We met on the internet.
      Brian: Shut up!
      Stewie: Yes, he lured me down to the park with promises of candy and funny stories.
      Brian: Officer, you ever hear of that super-industrial adhesive?
      (The policeman turns to show another policeman stuck on his back)
      Second Policeman: Actually, yes, we have.

    • Peter: (Tries a free sample of sausage) Mmm, delicious! I will seriously consider purchasing this product! (Peter leaves, a woman tries a sample, then what looks like Peter in a fake nose/glasses walks up)
      Fake Nose/Glasses Peter: Ooh, what have we here? May I partake? (Tries some, then leaves. A man tries some, then an Oriental Peter appears)
      Oriental Peter: Ah, sausage-san! Plan to buy great amount for samurai buddies!
      Vendor: Sir, you don't have to keep moving to the back of the line. You can take as many as you like. They're free!
      Oriental Peter: What are you talking about? (Fake Nose/Glasses Peter and Peter walk up behind him)
      Fake Nose/Glasses Peter: Hey, can I have some more sausage?
      Peter: Yeah, me too!

    • Girl In Well: Help!
      Stewie: It rubs the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again.

    • (Peter is standing in front of a mirror)
      Lois: Oh, look at that handsome man!
      Peter: (angrily) You son of a bitch! (punches the mirror)

    • Peter: (while teaching Chris how to hula) No! It's step, hip, step pivot! Are you trying to piss off the volcano?!

    • Peter: C'mon, let's go drink 'til we can't feel feelings anymore.

    • Lois: Dear Diary, Kevin is so hot. Today he was raking the yard. God I wish he'd throw me into that pile of leaves.
      (Whole family laughs)
      Meg: (Walks into the room) Hey what's everyone... Oh my God! You're reading my diary! I hate you all! (Runs away screaming and crying)
      Peter: (Opens beer) Keep going!

    • Peter: (runs towards the movie screen and punching it) Come here, you home-wrecking bastard!
      Chris: Don't do it, dad! He's bigger than you!

    • Quagmire: (thinks to self) God this itches! I wonder who I got it from. Probably that skank that I gave a ride to the gas station. Last time I do someone a favor. Oh God! They heard me! Oh god! I heard me! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!

    • Man: There's a little girl stuck in that well. Unfortunately no one's arms are long enough to reach her except for that one guy, but he's helping that woman tickle a midget in a tree.

    • Jennifer Love Hewitt: (to Peter) You have got to be the most vile, disgusting human being I've ever met... and I have never been more turned on in my life. (kisses Peter)
      Lois: (running up to Jennifer Love Hewitt) Hold on, toots! I don't care what our therapist says. I won't stand by and watch my husband lock lips with another woman! Now, beat it!
      Jennifer Love Hewitt: What's your problem, Grandma?
      Lois: You are! And I only saw Heartbreakers on a plane! (knocks Jennifer down) And the flight was delayed, so the headphones were free!
      Peter: (about Lois knocking Jennifer down) Wow! That was cool, Lois.
      Lois: Gosh! I guess I finally understand... (gets hit with a chair by Jennifer)
      Lois: (pulls Jennifer Love Hewitt's hair, and kicks her) Yeah, you better run, you little bitch! (to Peter) I guess I finally understand how you can get so jealous sometimes. Seeing her kiss you like that just made me crazy. I guess we're just gonna have to learn to control our jealousy together.

    • (Stewie watches Brian licking himself)
      Stewie: UGH!! What the hell do you think you're doing?!
      Brian: I'm cleaning myself.
      Stewie: You were clean fifteen minutes ago. Now you're just on vacation.

    • Peter: Ahh. Hey, waiter, that sign in the bathroom about washing your hands, that's only for the staff isn't it?
      Waiter: Technically yes, but -
      Peter: Great, thanks.

    • Peter: Hey Lois, can you grab me a beer? Lois?
      Chris: Dad, I think she went out.
      Peter: Alright then you be Lois.
      Chris: Okay.
      Peter: Hey Lois, can you get me a be...oh my God, you've really let yourself go!
      Chris: Well maybe if you bought me some nice clothes once in a while!

    • Marriage Counselor: I'd like to put video cameras in every room of your house so that I can observe your uncensored behavior.
      Peter: Wow, just like that show Big Brother. Except somebody will be watching.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • CostMart

      This is an allusion to Costco, a wholesale supermarket that sells everything in bulk or oversized packages.

    • Peanuts

      Peppermint Patty and Marci are characters from Charles Schultz' popular comic strip "Peanuts" and the "Charlie Brown" cartoons. Many believe them to be gay.

    • Big Brother

      Peter: Wow, just like that show Big Brother. Except someone will be watching.

      Big Brother is a reality series on CBS.

    • Gallagher

      Peter: Some of this stuff, you wonder who would ever need it in bulk. I mean, like watermelons...

      Right after Peter says this line, Gallagher walks up and puts a 12 pack of watermelons in his shopping cart. Gallagher is a stand-up comedian who is famous for his sledge-o-matic, a big sledge hammer that he smashes watermelons with.

    • Raiders of the Lost Ark

      When Peter is looking for his "little black book," the staff that he holds up to the sun is identical to the Staff of Ra which Indiana Jones uses in the map room of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

    • Silence of the Lambs

      Stewie: It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again...
      The serial killer Buffalo Bill in the movie Silence of the Lambs says this to the senator's daughter who is being held prisoner by him in a well in the basement of his house.

    • Rita Rudner

      Stewie: We could watch Rita Rudner do a 5 minute routine.

      Rita Rudner is a stand-up comedian known to tell very long routines.

    • BadGuys: Let's go bug Q-Bert
      Pacman is one of the first video games. Q-Bert is also an early game

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