Take My Wife
Chris (and various)
Lois (and various)
Meg (season 2+)
Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)
On the final bus scene, there is what is obviously part of a guitar on the left side of the screen. However, after zooming out, there is no sign of a guitar, merely nuns with rulers.
When Peter is singing "I Need A Jew", and the effects show him flying through the air into a group of stars in the shape of a menorah, it is not a nine candled menorah which signifies the eight days of Hanukkah, but rather a seven candled golden candelabra of the Tabernacle which signifies the seven days of creation.
When Optimus Prime drives into the temple he is Orange and Blue, however in the Transformers Cartoon and Comic book he is Red and Blue.
When Peter shakes Max's hand goodbye, the animation for Max jerks in to the correct positon.
Brian's eyelids are blue when Lois asks Peter, "You balanced the checkbook?"
The salesman who sold Peter the volcano insurance previously sold Peter the used car with no engine in "There's Something About Paulie."
When "William Shatner" was yelling "KHAN!", the closed caption on the Cartoon Network airing of this episode read "CARD!", though the episode on DVD has the correct caption.
Cleveland: Peter, not all Jewish people are good with money.
Peter: Well, I guess not the retarded ones, but why would you even say that? For shock value? Jeez, Cleveland, there's "edgey", and then there's "offensive".
Lois: I swear, sometimes, I feel like I'm married to a child.
(Lois and Peter's wedding)
Peter: What can I say about my beautiful bride except; milk, milk, lemonade, around the corner, fudge is made! (laughs)
Announcer: We now return to Girlfriends, on Lifetime.
Woman 1: Barry was over last night and he--
Woman 2: Don't tell me.
Both: He left the toilet seat up!
Woman 2: Oh, I ran into Frank. It's funny, he fought in Vietnam, he's an exorcist, but there is one thing that terrifies him.
Woman 1: Oh, Midge. You're my 3rd best friend in the whole world.
Woman 2: 3rd? Who're the first 2?
Woman 1: Ben and Jerry!
Announcer: Lifetime. Television for idiots.
(Luke Skywalker is performing lasic surgery on a woman)
Luke Skywalker: Okay. I just need to make a quick incision here and we'll be all done Mrs. Wilson.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Luke, use the force.
Luke: Really? Because I was just gonna--
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Use the force.
(Luke lets go of the light saber and it impales the womans head)
Luke: Are ya happy?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I've never been happy.
Max: I'd love to stay but I've got to go to Temple
Peter: Temple? Oh, like in Indiana Jones
(Scene changes to Indiana Jones taking ages to pick up the monkey statue, camera pans to reveal Jackie Gleason)
Jackie Gleason: Will you just pick it up already?!
Peter: Could you sign this for me?
Tony Robbins: Tony Robbins hungry!! (eats Peter)
Peter: Chris isn't as smart as you think he is..
(Peter slaps Chris in the back of the head)
Peter: (Points to the lamp) He did it.
(Chris jumps on the lamp)
Max: (To the Salesman) Look sir, I have reviewed this contract, and it offers no coverage at all. It just says "Valcano Insurance" over and over again... and down here in small print it says "He's signing it, He's signing it. I can't believe it."
Peter: Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
Chris: Dad, can you help me with my math? Mr. Shackleford says if I don't learn it I won't be able to function in the real world.
(Cut to Chris with a map in his hand talking to a man at a Gas Sation)
Man: OK, now what you gotta do is go down the road past the old Johnson place. You're gonna find two roads, one parallel and one perpendicular. Now keep going until you come to a highway that bisects it at a 45-degree angle. Solve for x.
(Camera pans to show Chris lying on the ground in the fetal position, sucking his thumb)
Peter: That's what you said about that cloud insurance. Look at them up there...plotting.
(cut to a scene of two clouds with mouths)
Cloud 1: So Bill, we attack tomorrow.
Cloud 2: Yes...tomorrow
Cloud 1: I mean it this time.
Cloud 2: I do too.
Cleveland: You're the white version of a black guy that's not good with his money.
Peter: You better watch who you're calling a child Lois. Because if I'm a child, do you know what that makes you? A pedophile. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna stand here and be lectured by a pervert.
Rabbi: Mr. Griffin, why does your son want to become Jewish?
Peter: I dunno...he's bi-curious
Peter: Lois, this is my new friend Max Weinstein! He's Jewish!
Lois: Ooooooooh, how exotic!
Max: What do you want!?
Peter: Financial advice.
Max: ...wait...how'd you know I was an accountant?
Peter: Helllllooooooooooo, Max WEINSTEIN!!!
The FOX network was very hesitant to air this show, even though a Jewish Rabbi claimed it was fine. The reason FOX was so nervous to air this episode was because of it's content of Peter trying to convert Chris into Judaism.
Even though this aired as a season three episode, it was produced in season two, and is on the Season 2 DVD set in the UK.
The woman that Lois sits next to in the Synagogue is modelled on Alex Borstein, the voice of Lois and most other female characters in Family Guy
When this episode first aired on [Adult Swim], they introduced the episode as Family Guy-- but then started airing an episode of "The Big O." After about a minute or so, they stopped airing the episode, told the audience they were kidding, and then aired the correct episode of Family Guy.
When FOX showed this episode on December 10th 2004, the scene where Lois asks Quagmire for his keys was edited so it doesn't imply Quagmire is pleasuring himself.
In the TBS version, the alternate lyric is sung while the closed-captioning displays the original.
This episode has aired on Cartoon Network with one edit: During Peter's "I Need A Jew" song, the line "Even though they killed our Lord" was changed to "I don't think they killed our Lord". The Family Guy DVD has both the original line and the alternate line, but CN was asked to use the alternate.
Originally unaired, this episode first aired in the U.S. on November 6th, 2003 on the Cartoon Network's [adult swim]. It was subsequently shown on its parent network FOX on December 10th, 2004.
The episode title, "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein", is an obvious reference to the song "When You Wish Upon a Star".
The show Brian and Lois are watching (before Brian searches frantically for the remote) is the sitcom Seinfeld.
Star Wars Episode IV--A New Hope
In response to Lois' belief that laser surgery is dangerous, the show cuts to a scene where Luke Skywalker is shown trying to give a woman laser surgery with a lightsaber under Obi-Wan Kenobi's guidance.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Max: Sorry, but I have to go to Temple
Peter: Temple? Like Indiana Jones?
The cutaway references the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and the fact that Indiana Jones takes so long to grab the idol.
Ed McMahon: And the Winner.... Sinbad
The scene where Sinbad is voted funnier than Stewie is a reference to Star Search, where Ellen DeGeneres lost to Sinbad.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Stewie: In an attic somewhere, there's a portrait of you getting prettier.
This is a reference to The Picture of Dorian Gray, a novel by Oscar Wilde, where the title character wishes that a painting of him would age rather than him... and his wish comes true.
Peter: Optimus Prime is jewish?
Optimus Prime is the Leader of the Autobots, a race in the 80s cartoon Transformers.
Almost the entire end of this episode is taken straight from the 1967 movie "The Graduate," which was also parodied in "Wayne's World 2," starting when Lois runs out of gas while driving Quagmire's car up to the point where Lois, Peter, and Chris board the bus. Lois also fends off the angry Jews chasing them with a Star of David, and bars the door with it, while in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman used a cross for the same thing.
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