Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 7

The King is Dead

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 28, 2000 on FOX
8.1
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Lois becomes the director of the production "The King and I" for the Quahog Players theater group. Peters wants to play a role in the production, but becomes more of a nuisance, so Lois decides to make him a producer to get him out of her hair. Peter goes on a power trip and tries to take total control of the play, firing Lois as the director and rewriting the entire play to fit his own vision. The musical is turned into a very interesting, racy cyborg battle.moreless

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  • great episode

    8.0
    Lois becomes the director of the production "The King and I" for the Quahog Players theater group. Peters wants to play a role in the production, but becomes more of a nuisance, so Lois decides to make him a producer to get him out of her hair. Peter goes on a power trip and tries to take total control of the play, firing Lois as the director and rewriting the entire play to fit his own vision. The musical is turned into a very interesting, racy cyborg battle. This episode was great, but there isn't very much laughs here. I may had laughed in most of the cutaways (such as when Peter kept referring to his penis, the weatherman, and some others). Most of the parts just bored me and I wish it was better. Alrthough outside of the cutaways, I really enjoyed the musical number. Overall, a great but boring episode of Family Guy. 8/10moreless
  • It was okay

    7.5
    Lois becomes the director of the production "The King and I" for the Quahog Players theater group. Peters wants to play a role in the production, but becomes more of a nuisance, so Lois decides to make him a producer to get him out of her hair. Peter goes on a power trip and tries to take total control of the play, firing Lois as the director and rewriting the entire play to fit his own vision. The musical is turned into a very interesting, racy cyborg battle.





    7.5/10moreless
  • great

    8.5
    Humorous parts: Peter's art class, sculpting, and conducting parts (am I supposed to paint/sculpt/conduct with my penis being the highlight of each), Lois degrading Stewie (sing ba-ba black sheep), Stewie hitting Peter and then Lois (well, I just plain don't like you), Loretta hitting Diane Simmons, etc.



    The first half had some good parts, but the second half, with Peter's version of the musical, bored me and I just wanted it to end. The first half was pretty funny but the second half had like no laughs from me, which hurts the episode slightly. Also, the ending was stupid; instead of a somewhat sweet, sincere ending, where Lois and Peter made up, we have to get a quick joke in, and have Peter ask "Were you there when I farted?" Come on. Is it a crime to end an episode on a sweet moment WITHOUT a joke? Still decent episode. B- or so as my grade.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the show family guy louis is in charge a of a play she is putting togeather and peter wants to help but thing is he is becoming to much for her and she cant deal with it so she makes him producer but he goes on a power trip and starts to become bossy and he fires loius and takes over and rewrites the play from what it orginal was supposed to be to a racy cyborg battle story this was a good ep and it had some funny parts in it and that is why i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • Out of all the classic funny epsidoes of the legendary first 3 seasons of Family Guy this one was the worst althogh still briliant

    8.0
    Out of all the classic funny epsidoes of the legendary first 3 seasons of Family Guy this one was the worst althogh still briliant nothing classical like Peter Peter Caviar Eater ,Da boom or Death is a **** is named director of the Quahog Players theatre group production, and she decides to produce The King and I. Joe, despite being paraplegic, is named choreographer. Lois names Peter producer in the hopes of keeping him out of the way, but Peter gradually takes over, radically changing the play. He gets the play mentioned on the news by casting newscaster Diane Simmons as Anna, trying his best to make the play perfect for Lois and him. Peter announces he's giving the role of Anna to Diane Simmons.Peter also adds material inspired by The Jerry Springer Show and Flashdance. Lois finally quits out of extreme anger over Peter and leaves Peter as the director. Peter's constant changes frustrate Diane into quitting, so he plays Anna himself. Lois plans on making Peter miserable by making changes to everything that comes to her mind, starting with breakfast, adding fish and undone eggs.



    Peter's version of The King and I depicts a post-apocalyptic future set in the ruined world of 2015 AD after the ninth nuclear world war. The world "is a grim future filled with lots of explosions and partial nudity", ruled by an oppressive king, played by Brian. ANNA is an "Automoton Nuclear Neo-human Android", a robot ninja from the planet England sent to rid the world of the king's tyranny. ANNA, not confused by the bikini-clad Siamese "children's" (actually women) all-female sex orgy, kung fu fights with the king and defeats him, changing Siam into the United States of America.



    Lois attended the premiere just to see Peter get humiliated for ruining the story but, to her astonishment, anger, disappointment and disbelief, the show is a hit. Then, she insults the audience for applauding the show, claiming that the show is an example of pure trash. She seemingly embarrasses Peter, but Peter then lets out an unusually long fart onstage that everyone hears, and they clap again, completely ignoring Lois, and making Peter one of the most popular people in Quahog. Later, Peter comes back from a celebration party, but thanks Lois for giving him the chance to express himself and making the show possible (as if she had quit to make him popular, though it is clear that she did this to get him infamous). Lois, feeling a bit guilty for the way she acted, admits she was not supportive of Peter's work, and also admits that the show must have been good in the way that people found it entertaining. Peter is touched by her words and promises to get her the job as director again next year.moreless
Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Meg (Production Season 1) [uncredited]

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Peter: Mr. Weed said whoever comes up with the best idea for the big christmas toy gets a huge bonus!
      Chris: Why don't you invent the frisbee, dad? That's an awesome toy!
      Meg: The frisbee's already been invented.
      Chris: Then how come I've never heard of it?

    • (Introducing himself before an audition, believing he is a shoe-in)
      Peter: This is just a formality, since I happen to be doing the director.

    • Peter: Well, Lois, I tried to express my creativity like you said. First I took an art class.
      (Peter in art class; nude man is posing)
      Peter: Am I supposed to draw the penis?
      Peter: Then I tried sculpting.
      (Peter in sculpting class; again, nude man is posing)
      Peter: Am I supposed to sculpt the penis?
      Peter: Then I tried music.
      (Peter in music class; everything is normal)
      Peter: Am I supposed to conduct with my penis?

    • Peter: What am I supposed to do with all my great ideas? Put 'em in a tub and clean myself with them? Cause that's what soap is for, Lois.

    • Meg: I don't get it, mom, if you're so mad at dad for wrecking your show, why did you come to opening night?
      Lois: I came because I love the theater. I mean, if I just came here to enjoy watching your father be humiliated when this asinine spectacle of his is ridiculed by everyone in town, what kind of person would I be?
      Chris: A bitch.

    • Peter: (narrating) Siam, 2015 AD. The city lies in ruins after the Ninth Nucular World War. It is a grim future with lots of explosions and partial nudity; a future where an oppressive new king has seized power. Only one man can stop him. No - one machine! (breaks into Brian's palace, wearing a robot costume) I am an Automaton Nucular Neohuman Android; you may call me ANNA. I am a robot ninja from the planet England who is here to destroy you and free this land from your tyranny.
      Brian: I've been expecting you, ANNA. Allow me to introduce my Siamese children! (claps hands, signalling five swimsuit models)
      Peter: I will not be swayed by your attempts to confuse my programming with your all-female sex orgy. We must kung-fu fight!
      Brian: So be it, ANNA!
      (They strike kung-fu poses at each other. A while later...)
      Peter: I have slain the evil emperor. I hereby proclaim Siam the United States of America! (cues song)
      Chorus: ANNA rules!
      Peter: 'Cause I kicked all the bad guys in their jewels!
      Chorus: ANNA won!
      Peter: Thanks to my gamma-ray atomic gun!
      Chorus: Dance and shout;
      He's the world's greatest ninja, there's no doubt!
      Peter: Though they tried to defeat me,
      They can all just freakin' eat me...
      Brian: 'Cause he blew all of us away!
      Peter & Chorus: In the planet of Siam,
      There's no one as tough as I am,
      Just as surely as Paul Lynde was gay!

    • Stewie: You know, mother, as first lady of the American stage Helen Hayes once said, "I'm going to kill you."

    • Stewie: (He throws some food at Peter) You, your the worst thing to happen to musical theater since Andrew Lloyd Webber. (He throws some food at Lois) And you, I just plain don't like you.

    • Diane Simmons: Tom, I'm getting late word that you're a petty, jealous closet-case.
      Tom Tucker: Bit of breaking news, we now go live to Diane being a bitch. Diane.

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  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • RENT

      Peter: I thought you wanted to do a good show? If you wanna do a bad show why don't we just do RENT?

      RENT is the name of a musical on Broadway of a group of young adults with AIDS/HIV.

    • The Tonight Show:

      Stewie: You know, it is so fashionable to take a shot at Jay Leno. Look, the fact is the man is out there every bloody night with fresh material and he's charming.
      Jay Leno has been the host of The Tonight Show since 1992. The show is NBC's long running late night talk and variety show, which was formerly hosted by Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and Steve Allen.

    • The King and I

      The play Lois decides to perform is The King and I. The King and I is a famous musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, which was released on broadway in 1951.

    • Land of the Lost

      For his audition, Peter sings the theme song from the 1970's TV show Land of the Lost.

    • Flashdance

      Peter: Alright, now Diane, your role is, you're a steel-town girl on a Saturday night, looking for the fight of your life.

      This was the opening for the theme song "Maniac" from the movie Flashdance.

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