Family Guy

Season 9 Episode 13

Trading Places

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 20, 2011 on FOX
6.1
out of 10
User Rating
190 votes
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Chris and Meg think their parents have it easy, but Peter and Lois beg to differ. In order to teach them a lesson, they all trade roles. Chris goes to work at the brewery while Meg runs the house. While things start off well, it's not long until the stress of running a household and being the sole breadwinner break Chris down.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Awesome

    8.0
    It's really awesome
  • Another crappy episode. What do the simpsons, family guy and American Dad have in common?

    2.0
    they all decided to do a role reversal episode at the same time. You can't get more pathetic than that. You could if Cleveland show decides to do role reversal as well and I expect it will this week. Though I won't find out because I will choose to avoid this craptastism of role reversals. So basically this episode had cris and the rest change roles, cris is dad, lois is daughter etc. And you can pretty much guess the rest of the plot. Oh this is easy, say the kids, oh this is hard says the parents. then later, this is hard says the kids, see i told you says the parents. I love you mom, go screw yourself meg. blah blah blahmoreless
  • Perfect episode

    10
    I thought that this was a perfect episode of "Family Guy". It may not be the funniest "Family Guy" episode ever but the plot was very well written in this episode. I thought it was funny when Carter was destroying the bus seat which also took slightly too long. I thought the idea of Chris end Meg being parents for a week was brilliant. It was funny when Mayor West went in the corn field and then he said "I'm lost in the corn field". Stewie asking Brian if they can do the switcheroo thing was funny. It was funny when Chris and Meg went to Quagmire's house and then Meg was forced to say "Chris is a failure". The cutaways with the Canadian High School was funny. The cutaway with Peter drawing prisoners at a prison was also funny. It was also hilarious when Peter's head explodes. Chris is starting to see whet the real world is and is starting to go out of control. Chris has a heart attack for working too hard. I thought the ending for this episode had a pretty good message which was "Life sucks, no matter who you are but if you have family by your side, it's not so bad". Overall, this may not be the funniest "Family Guy" episode I've ever seen but the plot was well written and that's all what matters. 10/10moreless
  • It was good, but could have been better

    7.5
    hris and Meg think their parents have it easy, but Peter and Lois beg to differ. In order to teach them a lesson, they all trade roles. Chris goes to work at the brewery while Meg runs the house. While things start off well, it's not long until the stress of running a household and being the sole breadwinner break Chris down. I thought this was a good episode. The plot looks interesting, but there some problems. Carter using the bulldozer to move something was really painfully long and such a waste of time. Also, Chris was kinda out of character and mean at Meg towards the end shortly he got a heart attack. Other than that, I kinda liked the rest of the episode. The parts that I liked/laughed are Tom Tucker drunk, Adam West existing in the corn field, Peter using the dirt bike to theme of the national song, Chris destroying the dirt bike, Stewie's role throughout the episode, Peter using various clothes, a mule (from a splitball) attacking Peter, a few cutaways, "Chris, had you been drinking? "Yeah, had you been aging?" and Dr. Hartman's last line ("What do you guys do when the screen goes back." Again, the problems were the reasons why I didn't love the episode. The bulldozer took 15 points and Chris' rudeness towards Meg near the end took off 10 points. Overall, a good episode of Family Guy that should have gotten a great score. 7.5/10moreless
  • Nice.

    9.0
    Chris and Meg think their parents have it easy, but Peter and Lois beg to differ. In order to teach them a lesson, they all trade roles. Chris goes to work at the brewery while Meg runs the house. While things start off well, it's not long until the stress of running a household and being the sole breadwinner break Chris down.



    The main plot was very very original, and fun to watch.



    Overall a good episode



    9 out of 10moreless
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter Grififn, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Tom Tucker, Carter Pewterschmidt & Dr. Elmer Hartman

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris Griffin

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Various

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Voice

Guest Star

Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Bridget

Guest Star

Steve Callaghan

Steve Callaghan

Various

Recurring Role

Danny Smith (IV)

Danny Smith (IV)

Jim Kaplan & Ernie the Giant Chicken

Recurring Role

John Viener

John Viener

Various

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Lois: Oh, Chris. I'm going to need you to write me a check for the Dentist. Peter's got three cavities.
      Chris: (stoically) I bet if I go upstairs and check his toothbrush, it'll be dry as a bone.
      Peter: (whining) Sometimes I feel like brushing my teeth and sometimes I don't!

    • Principal: (to downcast Peter and Lois) Well, hello, you two. How is your little experiment going? Lois: (crying) Horrible! Three girls I don't care about made me cry in the bathroom.

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