Family Guy

Season 3 Episode 8

The Kiss Seen Around the World

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 29, 2001 on FOX
8.0
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When Meg, due to her crush on Tom Tucker, the newscaster, applies for an internship at the local television station and gets the job, she is disappointed to find that her news partner is the most reviled nerd in school, Neil. Caught in a life-threatening news situation, Meg laments that she never had a first kiss and agrees to kiss Neil only to find that he taped the whole thing in order to broadcast it across the world. Meg broadcasts her own news that she has no interest in Neil, sending him to the ledge on top of Town Hall. She breaks his fall, only to find out that he had no intention of jumping and was just trying to get her attention again. Stewie's prized new tricycle is stolen by the neighborhood bully, but the bully soon learns not to screw with Stewie.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The best.

    10
    Decent
  • Standard.

    6.5
    Its fair enough for viewing but looking back on all the episodes its not a great one.
  • Meg gets a job at Channel 5 News and Stewie's new tricycle get stolen

    8.5
    When Meg, due to her crush on Tom Tucker, the newscaster, applies for an internship at the local television station and gets the job, she is disappointed to find that her news partner is the most reviled nerd in school, Neil. Caught in a life-threatening news situation, Meg laments that she never had a first kiss and agrees to kiss Neil only to find that he taped the whole thing in order to broadcast it across the world. Meg broadcasts her own news that she has no interest in Neil, sending him to the ledge on top of Town Hall. She breaks his fall, only to find out that he had no intention of jumping and was just trying to get her attention again. Stewie's prized new tricycle is stolen by the neighborhood bully, but the bully soon learns not to screw with Stewie. I thought this episode was great. Eh, it is really not my favorite episode since some of the scenes got dragged. I liked Stewie's plot better than Meg's. There were only like one boring part in that plot since it was bascially a time filler scene. Anyway, I laughed at the big fat phony gag, Meg falling for Tom Tucker then she imagines her with him (and she is seen kissing the screen), Neil's appearance throughout the episode, Peter recording then God came out of nowhere, the bully taking Stewie's tricycle while he actualy stole it, the man saying "Look at the cute baby," and a few more. Overall, a great Family Guy episode. 8.5/10moreless
  • Fair

    6.5
    When Meg, due to her crush on Tom Tucker, the newscaster, applies for an internship at the local television station and gets the job, she is disappointed to find that her news partner is the most reviled nerd in school, Neil. Caught in a life-threatening news situation, Meg laments that she never had a first kiss and agrees to kiss Neil only to find that he taped the whole thing in order to broadcast it across the world. Meg broadcasts her own news that she has no interest in Neil, sending him to the ledge on top of Town Hall. She breaks his fall, only to find out that he had no intention of jumping and was just trying to get her attention again. Stewie's prized new tricycle is stolen by the neighborhood bully, but the bully soon learns not to screw with Stewie.



    What I liked:

    Stewie's plot

    Meg kissing the TV screen

    Neil broadcasting the kiss



    6.5/10moreless
  • The first time I watched it, it bored me, but the second time, I actually loved every minute of it!

    10
    This is not the most exciting of episodes, in my opinion, but it is certainly one of the best 'Meg' episodes, as the others are typically boring and pointless.



    I thought that the episode had many funny moments, and that phony guy was hilarious. I also loved the end of that TV ad, with the 'burned, maimed, impaled or molested' quote. That was hilarious!



    The storyline was a little bit of a letdown, but the episode did really well, in my opinion, and if you don't enjoy this episode the first time round, try it again, and you may find yourself liking it, as I did.



    I would recommend this episode, although once again, it isn't exactly the best.moreless
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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)

Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

Voice

Guest Star

Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs

Himself

Guest Star

D.D. Howard

D.D. Howard

Jane Fonda

Guest Star

Mark Hentemann

Mark Hentemann

Chief McKenzie

Recurring Role

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Diane

Recurring Role

Mike Barker

Mike Barker

Buff Guy

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Neil: Well, well. It appears the fates have conspired in our favor, eh, Meg?
      Meg: Look! Stay away from me, Neil! Just because we work together doesn't mean I have to like you. (Neil takes Meg's clipboard) Give it to me!
      Neil: What's that?
      Meg: Give it to me, Neil! (Neil pulls out a tape recorder and plays back Meg)
      Meg on tape: Give it to me! Give it to me, Neil!
      Neil: Yeah. That'll work just fine. (Meg groans)

    • Tom Tucker: In other news: There was trouble at the White House today when President Bush stuck his finger in an electrical socket. When asked why he did it, the president replied "Cheney told me that was where leprechauns hide their gold".

    • Diane: And reports indicate she has also consumed a record amount of seamen.
      Tom: Well, that sounds like one powerful Hurricane, Diane.

    • Chris: When I stick this army guy with the sharp bayonet up my nose, it tickles my brain.
      (Chris sticks the bayonet up his nose and hurts himself.)
      Chris: Ow. Now, I don't know math.

    • Lois: What's going on down here?
      Stewie: Uhh... we're playing House.
      Lois: That boy's all tied up.
      Stewie: (pause) Roman Polanski's House.

    • Meg: The moon. There's a reason no one goes there. It's cold. And it's ugly. And it's surface is plagued with deep craters and jagged peaks. (gasps sarcastically) Wait a minute, that's not the moon! It's Neil Goldman's face!

    • Tom Tucker: School children washing cars to raise money for charity. Is there anything more arousing?

    • Neil: Here's your coffee Mr Tucker.
      (Tom drinks it but spits it out)
      Tom Tucker: What the hell is in this!
      Neil: Sweet N' Low. That's for trying to steal my woman!
      Tom Tucker: Go back and bring it to me with urine in it like I asked!
      Neil: (running away) Yes sir.

    • Peter: Hey, c'mon Stewie. Your mom and I have something for you.
      Stewie: Oh let me guess, you picked out yet another colorful box with a crank that I'm expected to turn and turn and turn, until, whoop, big shock, a jack pops out. And you laugh and the kids laugh and the dog laughs and I die a little inside.

    • Chris: (To Mort Goldman) My mom told me to be on my best behavior and to not mention "poo". Oh God, what have I done?

    • Peter: (While videotaping a bag blowing a wind) Look! It's dancing with me! It's like there's this incredibly benevolent force that wants me to know there's no reason to be afraid. Sometimes, there's so much beauty in the world, it makes my heart burst.
      God: (Angrily) It's just some trash blowing in the wind! Do you have any idea how complicated your circulatory system is?

    • Meg: I'm gonna go up to my room and eat a whole bag of peanuts! (Peter and Lois stare at her) I'm allegeric to peanuts! (Peter and Lois continue to stare) You don't know anything about me! (runs upstairs)
      Peter: Jeez, who was that guy?

    • Diane Simmons: And in entertainment, Mary Tyler Moore is 64 years old today.
      Tom Tucker: Really? 64?
      Diane: Yes!
      Tom: Now I thought she was dead.
      Diane: Nope, she's alive.
      Tom: Fantastic!!! And now this...

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Lexington And Concord

      The name of this episode refers to the "shot heard 'round the world" that started the American Revolutionary War, taken from Emerson's poem "Concord Hymn."

    • American Beauty

      Peter: It's so beautiful

      The part where Peter videotapes the bag in the breeze (up until the part where God yells at Peter for saying that it's just trash in the wind) is from a scene in the 1999 movie American Beauty where a kid videotapes a bag blowing in the wind.

    • Quantum Leap

      Neil: Al, why haven't I leaped?

      "Al" appears out of nowhere through a flash of light and explains to Neil "Ziggy says you can't leap until she loves you back." Al is from the TV show Quantum Leap, and Ziggy is his handheld computer. The show is about a guy, Sam, who travels time and takes the form of a person in order to relive parts of their lives for them so as to avoid making mistakes.

    • Peabody's Improbably History

      Brian: Well, Peter, we're going to visit the year 1492.

      This skit is a parody of the old cartoon Peabody's Improbably History. Brian plays the part of Peabody and Peter plays the part of Sherman.
      Peabody was a cartoon series about a time-travelling dog and his pet boy, Sherman. Using Peabody's "Wayback Machine", the pair would take jaunts through history, and usually wind up instrumental in making events come out "right", i.e., the way they're depicted in history books.

    • Roman Polanski

      Stewie: We're Playing Roman Polanski's House

      This is a reference to the murder of Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, on August 8th, 1969. Sharon Marie Tate-Polanski, her unborn baby boy, Paul Rich Polanski, friends Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and Abigail Folger were tied up in the Polanski home and murdered by a group led by Charles Milles Manson called "The Family."

      It may also reference Polanski's later statutory rape of Samantha Geimer in his basement.

    • Fast Times At Ridgemont High

      Tom Tucker: Meg, you know how cute I think you are. Fast Times at Ridgemont High was a coming of age teen movie of the early 80s. In the movie, Judge Reinhold's character Brad fantasizes a hot brunette (Phoebe Cates) coming out of the water saying, "Hi Brad, you know how cute I always thought you were," and she walks towards him as she takes off her top, and was set to Moving in Stereo by the Cars. Meg's fantasy about Tom Tucker in this episode parodies this scene, and is even set to the same song.

    • Huey Lewis

      Peter: We all miss the News Meg, but Huey Lewis needs time to create, and we need to learn to be patient.

      Hewy Lews is the lead singer in the 80s band, Huey Lewis and the News, a band that skyrocketed to fame. Interesting side note, they were the group that wrote the music for the song "Ghostbusters" they later sued the movies creators for ripping off their song (a suit that they won)

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