Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 19

The Splendid Source

4
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 16, 2010 on FOX
7.2
out of 10
User Rating
218 votes
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Episode Summary

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Peter, Joe, and Quagmire's search for the origin of a dirty joke finds them in Virginia, where they meet Cleveland and his new family.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Nothing happens

    4.5
    This episode is poor for a number of reason.



    In general, the episode isn't interesting. It is more like a list of events than a coherent story. At one point, 'the trail had gone cold'. So in the next scene, the agents take the guys to the secret island. What is going on there? Was that supposed to be funny? To me, it just showed that this episode has no story.



    Also, I cannot think of a single outstanding joke or scene. Take Joe chasing the bellhop, for example. We have seen many scenes where Joe chases people in his wheelchair - this one is just lame in comparison.



    The episode is also particularly annoying to regular fans of the series. They were all looking forward to the Griffins meeting the Browns, and then it pretty much does not happen. Rallo, Cleveland Jr. and Donna get one meagre and pretty lame line each, and that's it.



    The absence of Stewie and Brian did not help this episode either. Seriously, the Griffins visit a black family with a white trash neighbour, and in THAT episode Brian with his 'special' attitude towards blacks is left behind? What gives?



    The season started with a great episode, and ends with a boring one.moreless
  • LOVED THIS EPISODE!

    9.0
    i loved this episode the beginning at least the rest was alright but the beginning was hilarious i found it hilarious because my mom and i have the runs and its hard to laugh so everytime peter would laugh and poop i would start laughing really hard and trying not to poop myself as well LOL.
  • Cleveland reappears.

    7.5
    Peter, Joe, and Quagmire's search for the origin of a dirty joke finds them in Virginia, where they meet Cleveland and his new family.



    It was nice to see Cleveland again, but the joke was retarded after all of that trouble.

    this episode gets a score of 7.5 out of 10

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  • Peter, Joe, and Quagmire reunite with Cleveland in Virginia when they were on the search for the historical source of the dirty jokes

    10
    I thought that this was a very interesting episode of "Family Guy" and I don't see how some people don't like this episode. It was very nice to see my favorite character Cleveland once again. It was good to see Donna, Rallo, Cleveland jr., and Roberta in "Family Guy" for the first time. I couldn't tell if this was a crossover or not since they only showed Cleveland's family for like 3 minutes. I wonder why didn't give Roberta lines but oh well. I thought it was hilarious when Quagmire kept telling people the dirty joke that made him poop in his pants everytime. I laughed very hard at Peter's quote which was "When you poop in your dreams, you poop for real". Quagmire talking to Lois and Bonnie to distract while Peter drives to Virginia without them knowing was funny. When they arrive to Virginia, they run into Cleveland and they reunite with him. I was very happy that Cleveland was on this adventure with Peter, Joe, and Quagmire once again because I miss seeing him in the later episodes of "Family Guy". I also laughed very hard when Peter stabbed Cleveland with a pencil to escape from the island and then Cleveland stabs Peter with a pencil to get payback on him later on. Overall, I really enjoyed this episode and it was very interesting to watch. 10/10moreless
  • wow another pathetic showing

    5.0
    seriously the last couple eps have been terrible. they wern't funny at all or barely funny (like the quagmire distracting bonnie and lois scene), the a and b plot lines were boring or they completly ignored them, and were probably the most disgusting eps in a long time with overexagerated gross scenes that went on too long.

    its pretty sad that i watched all three shows and none of them were the least bit funny sunday. and then i randomly saw a who's line is it anyway? episode and i laughed more times than i have this entire season.

    this series is first a comedy so if your not going to tell an funny story the least you could do was make it entertaining which this one wasn't. they need to stop take a hiatus and come back after they get their act together cuz its pretty obvious that seth has no quality control right now since he's divided his attention between the three shows.moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin/Glenn Quagmire

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

Seth Green

Seth Green

Chris Griffin

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland Brown/Rallo Tubbs/Bruce the Performance Artist

Patrick Meighan

Patrick Meighan

Voice

Guest Star

Marc Alaimo

Marc Alaimo

Dean of the Secret Order of Dirty Joke Writers

Guest Star

Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd

Voice

Guest Star

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Various

Recurring Role

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

Various

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Joe: We can pretend that one of us is injured, then when the guards come in we can ambush them and escape.
      Peter: Hey, Cleveland, do you got a pencil?
      Cleveland: Well, I don't know Peter-oh wait, yeah I do. (hands Peter a pencil)
      Peter: Thanks. (stabs Cleveland in the stomach with it)
      Cleveland: AHHH! WHAT THE HELL!?

    • Peter: Everyone, don't get too used to being around black people, 'cause we're going to Washington DC!

    • Peter: Hey, Cleveland, you might wanna keep the markers away from your kids. It looks like they colored your Jesus.
      Rallo: Well it looks like somebody colored your ass with too much ass, fat-ass!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Peter: He walks past this fish market and says, "Good morning, ladies".


      The first joke that Peter tells to Lois while they are in the principal's office are these lyrics of the song Colt 45 by Afroman.

    • Futurama: Bender, a robot from Matt Groening's science-fiction comedy show about the future, makes a cameo appearance in this episode.

    • What's Happening
      The scene with Cleveland running after Peter's car and the theme music behind it are from the 1976 television series What's Happening.

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