Family Guy

Season 1 Episode 6

The Son Also Draws

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 09, 1999 on FOX
8.2
out of 10
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Chris loses interest in being a youth scout, as he would rather pursue drawing and art instead. When the Scoutmaster kicks Chris out of the troop, Peter takes the family to New York to try to get him reinstated, but he takes a wrong turn on the way and the family ends up at a Native American casino. Lois gets obsessed with the slot machines while Peter goes on a vision quest to prove that he has Native American blood in him.moreless

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  • One of the weaker episodes

    8.0
    Chris loses interest in being a youth scout, as he would rather pursue drawing and art instead. When the Scoutmaster kicks Chris out of the troop, Peter takes the family to New York to try to get him reinstated, but he takes a wrong turn on the way and the family ends up at a Native American casino. Lois gets obsessed with the slot machines while Peter goes on a vision quest to prove that he has Native American blood in him. I thought this episode was great. In my opinion, it is kinda weak and one of the weaker Family Guy episodes I've seen from the first three season. There aren't really much funny stuffs in this episode. I laughed at the very beginning, Peter seeing the signs, Brian watching TV (and when he try to plug the TV off), Lois obsessed with slot machines, and a couple more. Overall, a great episode, but it is actually one of the weaker (not bad) episodes I've seen from the old days of Family Guy. 8/10moreless
  • Didn't laugh a whole lot but it was still great to watch

    8.5
    Chris loses interest in being a youth scout, as he would rather pursue drawing and art instead. When the Scoutmaster kicks Chris out of the troop, Peter takes the family to New York to try to get him reinstated, but he takes a wrong turn on the way and the family ends up at a Native American casino. Lois gets obsessed with the slot machines while Peter goes on a vision quest to prove that he has Native American blood in him. This episode wasn't as good as the other reviewers are saying it was but it was still enjoyable to watch and it's passable enough for me to watch it again. I didn't laugh a whole lot watching this episode but the storyline was original and well thought out. I did laugh at the drawings that Chris drew and Chris loving to draw was very nice. The funniest part was probably the derby scene near the beginning of the episode... watch it to see why. The billboard saying "Dump, next left" when Peter had to use the restroom was also hilarious. One or two more parts probably made me laugh as well but I can't remember. The scene with Peter and Chris in the woods was also pretty nice. My score was a little low because I didn't like how Peter acted after Chris told him that he loves to draw... Peter should have been proud of him. Well, he kinda was but that was because he didn't want to hurt Chris' feelings plus some parts of this episode got a little boring. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy" but it could have been better. 8.5/10moreless
  • Superb episode.

    9.0
    Chris loses interest in being a youth scout, as he would rather pursue drawing and art instead. When the Scoutmaster kicks Chris out of the troop, Peter takes the family to New York to try to get him reinstated, but he takes a wrong turn on the way and the family ends up at a Native American casino. Lois gets obsessed with the slot machines while Peter goes on a vision quest to prove that he has Native American blood in him.



    What I liked- the "DO NOT PUSH BUTTON" cutaway, Peter laughing because he said come, the billboards about poop



    Another great episode to Season 1



    9/10moreless
  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the show family guy chris does not want to be a scout person anymore and so he decides he wants to do art and drawing instead thing is he gets kicked out from the scouts and the family goes to new york to get chris reinstated thing is they take a wrong turn and end up at a indian casino and louis gets addicted to the slots and peter wants to prove to the indians he has indian blood in him and he goes on a spirt quest. this was a funny ep i thought and had some good momentsmoreless
  • Fantasitc episode yet again of the best Family Guy season ever

    10
    Fantasitc episode yet again of the best Family Guy season ever.This epsidoe is as follows Chris hates being in the "Youth Scouts" (a parody of the Boy Scouts of America) and wants to quit, but is afraid to tell Peter. He is finally kicked out, and Peter insists on driving the family to Youth Scout headquarters in New York to get Chris readmitted.



    While they are gone, Brian is unable to find the television's remote control and his intelligence drops sharply after watching daytime programming that was interrupted by several episodes of One Day at a Time.



    The family stops at a Native American casino after peter need to go for a poo(because Peter had a prune smoothie and saw a lot of signs that reminded him of going to the bathroom), but Lois quickly becomes addicted to gambling and loses the car. After hearing that Lois has gambled the family car away. Peter tries to get the car back by claiming to be Native American ("My great-grandfather's name was Chief Grand Cherokee"), and the doubtful elders demand that he go on a vision quest to prove his heritage.



    Chris accompanies Peter into the wilderness, hoping to tell him that he only wants to draw instead of being in the Scouts. Delirious from hunger, Peter begins talking to trees and sees a vision of his spiritual guide, The Fonz.



    He finally listens to Chris' complaints and realizes that his son is a talented artist. They return to the casino and reclaim their car, ending the episode with a parody of NBC's "The More You Know" public service announcements.

    My fav refrence was Brian watching hours of One day at a timemoreless
Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Meg (season 1) [uncredited]

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Bobby Slayton

Bobby Slayton

Lenny

Guest Star

Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Voice

Guest Star

Patrick Bristow

Patrick Bristow

Voice

Guest Star

Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman

Various

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Various

Recurring Role

Wally Wingert

Wally Wingert

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Lois: Now you shouldn't be frightened Stewie. What you saw was actually a very beautiful thing.
      Stewie: Evidentally, madame, you and I differ greatly in our conception of beauty. Because what I just witnessed was ghastlier than a thousand ghouls!
      Lois: Stewie, mommies and daddies like to hug each other that way. In fact sweetie, that's sort of how you were created.
      Stewie: Oh! That is a vile and odious lie! How dare you fill my head with such loathesome propaganda! Get out you horrid woman! Get out!

    • Peter: Look, Chris, it's a whole family of wasps.
      (Camera shifts to a highbrow family eating dinner)
      Dad: My, Margaret, what a sub par ham.
      Mom: Perhaps I can't make a good ham, but what I can cook up is a little grace and servility at the dinner table.
      Dad: (To daughter) Patty, did you know your mother's a whore?

    • Lois: Stewie, look what Mommy made for dessert.
      Stewie: Ooh, Jell-O. How exotic! I feel like I'm on the deck of the QE II.

    • Meg: Tell him yourself.
      Chris: I can't, I don't wanna disappoint him again. Like that time he tried to sneak me into the fair.
      (Flashback)
      (Peter comes up to a ticket stand dressed as the front of a horse. Chris is the rear.)
      Peter: Uh, one please?
      Chris: (From in the horse's behind) A-choo!
      Ticket man: Hey wait a minute, your ass just sneezed! And horses can't talk!.... no, no this doesn't make any sense at all!

    • (Watching Happy Days)
      Brian: You have anything lower on that remote than mute?

    • Meg: Nice going, Mom. I finally get my driver's licence, and you lose the car to a poker machine? How ironic!
      Peter: Hey, don't talk to your mother like that! She is not an i-ron.

    • Peter: Huh, I didn't know anyone in this family had any talent. Well, except for that thing your mother does.
      Chris: You mean play the piano?
      Peter: No no, she... yeah.

    • Peter: Hey Fonzie. You were with a lot of girls.. did you ever get a sexual disease?
      The Fonz: Herpes twice. And the clap. Ehhhh!

    • Brian: Oh, dear god. You saw them together, didn't you?
      Stewie: Uh huh...
      Brian: ...You know the tub where you take your little baths? ...They did it there too.
      Stewie: (GASPS) AHHHHHHHH!

    • Peter: Three days? That's tomorrow.

    • Peter: Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits! It says, 'Oooooo!'
      Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Peter's "Canada Sucks" comment at the end of the episode sparked angry letters from Canadians. Funny thing is, the writer of this episode, Ricky Blitt, is a Canadian himself.

    • We first learn that Chris is a talented artist during this episode, but this isn't brought up again until the Season Two episode "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks," during which Chris becomes a famous artist.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Peter: Ok, I'm not gonna panic. I need to go back in the casino and find a high roller who'll pay $1 million to sleep with my wife.

      This makes allusion to the 1993 movie Indecent Proposal, starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson.

    • Little Red Riding Hood

      When Peter dresses up as a wolf and jumps out from behind a bush to scare a girl in red, is a reference to the old children's tale Little Red Riding Hood. Of course in the original version, the Big Bad Wolf was more interested in eating Little Red Riding Hood than her picnic basket.

    • The Sun Also Rises

      The episode title The Son Also Draws is an allusion to the 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, which involved a WWI veteran who became a journalist. There are suggestions in the novel that the protagonist's reclusive lifestyle is partially attributed to impotence due to wounds sustained during the war (thereby making him "less of a man").

    • The More You Know

      Stewie: The Mexicans are a clean and industrious people with a rich, cultural heritage.
      This is based on a long running NBC PSA entitled "The More You Know" This segment would feature some interesting information or advice, and would always conclude with the NBC logo and the stinger song for the PSA.

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