Family Guy

Season 2 Episode 16

There's Something About Paulie

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 27, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When the Griffins get their new car, there is a far-away camera shot of the house, with their new car in the driveway. In the shot, the car looks like a Volkswagen Beetle, but in a closer scene, the car looks completely different. It is much more square in shape.

    • Lois points out that the red car Peter wants to buy only has a drawing of an engine, yet Peter is somehow able to make it go forward.

    • When Peter goes to meet Big Fat Paulie so they can watch the movie, he is wearing a tie. While they are in the theater, the tie disappears. When Peter and Paulie go to Peter's house for dinner, the tie is then back on Peter.

  • Quotes

    • Lois: I'm upset because you never listen to me. This is Atlantic City all over again.
      (Scene switches to Lois and Peter at a Blackjack table)
      Dealer: You've got 20!
      Peter: Hit me.
      Lois: Peter, don't.
      Peter: Hit me.
      Dealer: 21!
      Peter: Hit me.
      Lois: Peter.
      Peter: Hit me.
      Dealer: That's 30
      Peter: Hit me.

    • Peter (After watching Paulie fall down after getting shot for ten seconds): Oh, my God. You all right?

    • (At the mafia's "Pet Store")
      Mafia Guy#1: I would like a "Bunny".
      Mafia Guy#2: What kind of "Bunny"? A semi-automatic "Bunny", or a hand-held "Bunny"?
      Mafia Guy#1: Whichever "Bunny" you think is better for shooting a guy in the head.

    • Lois: (To Peter) Did you take care of...that thing?
      Peter: That thing? Oh, you mean that growth! Yeah, I had the doctor look at that. (Scene switches to Peter in the doctor's office.)
      Doctor: Mr. Griffin, that isn't a growth. That's your penis.
      Peter: Oh! Well, what about the uh--
      Doctor: Testicles.
      Peter: (After a few seconds of silence) Huh--

    • The Don: My daughter, what is the problem you are having on this, the day of my daughter's wedding.

    • Lois: Do you mind?
      Paulie: Acutally I do, you crazy broad.
      Lois: I am not a crazy broad!
      Peter: Oh, no no Lois, he didn't mean you're crazy like.. Elizabeth Taylor... He meant you're crazy, like.. that glue... You stick to things, you know, like an adhesive... That's all he meant.

    • Lois: Peter, this car has dents in it, and it's got a cardboard steering wheel.. And look, there's no engine! It just has a drawing of an engine!
      Car salesman: But it only had one previous owner...James Bond!
      Peter: I'll take it!

    • Big Fat Paulie: Where are you going?
      Peter: Uh, home. You know, for dinner.
      Big Fat Paulie: Oh yeah, what are we having?
      Peter: Uh, I was only supposed to go to a movie with you.
      Big Fat Paulie: What's that supposed to mean?
      Peter: Uh, you know, like, no neckin' (laughs).
      Big Fat Paulie: So I can have dinner with you?
      Peter: Uh, uh, sure. That would be much better than having a quiet dinner with my family, who I love and am not afraid of.

    • Peter: Big Fat Paulie?
      Marty: (Punches Peter in the nose) My name's Marty and I'm very sensitive about my weight.
      Peter: Big Fat Paulie?
      Woman: How dare you! (sprays Peter's eyes)
      Peter: Are you Big Fat Paulie?
      Louie: (Kicks Peter) I'm Louie Anderson.
      Peter: Are you, please God, Big Fat Paulie?
      Big Fat Paule: (Gives Peter noogie, spits on his tie, and pours milk down his pants) Yeah, I'm Big Fat Paulie.
      Peter: Huh. Guess I've got milk (laughs). Don't shoot me!

    • Lois: I just wish my opinion mattered to you.
      Peter: Well, the important thing is, it matters to you, and that's the greatest gift of all.

    • Lois: Together we can do anything: face any foe, overcome any obstacle.
      Peter: Yeah, climb any mountain, rent any video, dial any phone. And not just our phone, Lois, other people's phones. Decent phones, God-fearing phones, phones that everybody else gave up on, but we knew better because we were a team!
      Brian: What the hell are you talking about?

    • Car's navigation system: Turn right at fork in road. (changes to Yakov Smirnoff mode) In Soviet Russia, road forks you!

    • The Don: I have asked you here tonight so that you can perform a service
      Peter: Oh, what are you gonna make me do? Whack a guy? Off a guy? Whack off a guy? Cause I'm married ya know.

    • Peter: Let's just say the car was a steal.
      Lois: Say that again.
      Peter: The car was a steal.
      Lois: This time without winking.
      Peter: The car was a steal.... wink.

    • Salesman: WOAH! Have you lost weight?
      Peter: No, its still there, I'm just partin' it on the side.

    • Peter: Oh no Lois. A guy at work bought a car out of the paper once. Ten years later, BAM. Herpes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Goodfellas:

      The scene in which a mobster asks another "what kind of funny" he is references this film.

    • When Peter and Paulie head to the movies Peter mentions a movie they can see How Stella Got Her Groove Back 2 and they show a clip. This is a reference parody of the movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg.

    • Title: There's Something About Paulie
      The title is a reference to the movie There's Something About Mary.

    • Car's Navigation System: ...In Soviet Russia, Car Drives You!
      This quote refers to Yakov Smirnoff, a Russian actor who was the taxi driver in 'Brewster's Millions.'

    • Peter: But you meet such interesting characters in Taxi.
      Taxi was a popular sitcom that ran on ABC from 1978 - 1983. It helped to create such stars as Tony Danza, Danny Devito, and Christopher Lloyd.

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