Family Guy

Season 5 Episode 5

Whistle While Your Wife Works

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 2006 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Peter gets hurt and can't work, his boss tells him he needs to speed things up. So Lois goes to the brewery to help him out. Meanwhile, Stewie finds out that Brian is dating a very attractive but not very intelligent woman. He tries to get Brian to break up with her, but Brian can't do it.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jillian.

    Jillian rester per sempre uno dei migliori personaggi della saga.
  • Lois helps Peter work after his hands got injuried; Brian begins dating Jillian

    When Peter gets hurt and can't work, his boss tells him he needs to speed things up. So Lois goes to the brewery to help him out. Meanwhile, Stewie finds out that Brian is dating a very attractive but not very intelligent woman. He tries to get Brian to break up with her, but Brian can't do it. This episode was weaker than the previous 7 episodes but it was still not horrible. My only problems was Stewie's appearance here and some of the boring scenes. There is a time filler where Stewie sings to the elderly and it felt like a minute and a half. Also, I usually find Stewie a funny character, but he was annoying be honest, he is sometimes annoying when he is around with Brian (especially the gay jokes). His only funny part was the ending. I did laughed at a few parts like Peter blowing his hands up (this is where violence got a little pronounce), Peter going to his secret porn, the guys telling jokes at the brewery then Quagmire walked off naked, Peter trying to have sex with Lois, then they did while Opie came and freaks out, and a couple more. Overall, I didn't laugh that much but I'm only being general with the great score since there's only a couple unwatchable scenes. 8/10moreless
  • Another dating episode.

    When Peter gets hurt and can't work, his boss tells him he needs to speed things up. So Lois goes to the brewery to help him out. Meanwhile, Stewie finds out that Brian is dating a very attractive but not very intelligent woman. He tries to get Brian to break up with her, but Brian can't do it.

    Well of course, Brian dates another woman, and it's boring as hell watching.

  • The introduction of Jillian (Brian's girlfriend)

    I thought that this was a great episode of "Family Guy". It wasn't my favorite episode and it could have been better but it was pretty enjoyable. Peter accidentally blowing up all five of his fingers was very funny. Peter and Joe trying to get the finger from Herbert's dog and then the bluebird was very funny. Peter's hand is injured and is going to have a cast around his hand in order for it to heal. Peter is way behind on his work since he can't type in his work so Lois comes to the brewery and types in Peter's work for him. I also loved the introduction of Jillian who happens to be Brian's girlfriend. I didn't like that Stewie was judging Brian just because he is dating a dumb girl. I also didn't like how Lois was kind of judging Brian about Jillian as well. Peter and Chris thinking that Jillian is very bright was very funny. Peter, Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland hanging out at the brewery was funny as well. The ending was also very funny. The Danny Devito cutaway was funny as well. My score was low because of Stewie and Lois being judgemental and some parts were boring. Overall, a great episode of "Family Guy". 8/10moreless
  • Stewie singing to old people was soooo dang funny. There's a hole There's a hole There's a hole in the bottem of the sea.

    Glen Quagmire returns from a visit to Florida, smuggling fireworks back by inserting them into his anus. While experimenting with them in his garden, Peter ignites some of the fireworks in his hand. While talking to Quagmire, the fireworks explode, blowing off some of his fingers. After finding one of his fingers lodged in Cleveland's hair, he notices the remaining finger on the other side of the street. He attempts to retrieve it with Joe, but is knocked down by a car. He and Joe are then forced to crawl along the pavement in order to reach it, racing against Herbert's dog, Jesse, to reach it first. A blue bird ends up taking it as food for its babies. Peter gets the idea to make it mad by taunting it, but ends up knocking the nest down when he throws a rock at it. The bird eventually attacks Peter, but Joe shoots and kills it.

    The following morning, Brian is questioned by Stewie about why he failed to join him for brunch. This leads Brian to confess that he has a new girlfriend which delights Stewie, who assumes that she is ugly. Peter celebrates with his friends at The Drunken Clam after getting his fingers reattached, but when the bar closes, Peter and his friends decide to continue their celebrations at Pawtucket Brewery. While there, they sit naked in the beer tanks and discuss media. Quagmire eventually leaves in disbelief, after learning that none of the other guys has heard of the show Wings and also don't know who Tim Daly is. Although still nervous, Brian allows Stewie to meet his new girlfriend, Jillian, but Stewie begins to like her, as he thinks she is pretty. However, when he discovers she is a dumb blonde, he mocks Brian. Peter is behind on his work at the brewery, so, threatened with the prospect of dismissal if he fails to catch up, he asks Lois to help him. Stewie finds the concept of Brian's new girlfriend's lack of knowledge amusing when Brian has to explain to Jillian how to use the DVD player. Stewie later telephones her, pretending to be Brian, and invites her to come to the house. Meanwhile, upon agreement of working in the office to help Peter catch up with his work, Peter attempts to seduce Lois numerous times by acting as if she is a new employee and, in another instant, pretending that he is her secretary.

    Jillian visits the household, but her lack of general knowledge leaves a bad impression with the family. The next day, Brian goes out with Jillian, where he meets her equally unintelligent friends. At the restaurant, after following Brian and overhearing the conversation, Stewie tells Brian that the relationship will not succeed. Meanwhile, after a final attempt to seduce Lois in his office, Lois gives in and they have sex in front of a co-worker, Opie, who runs away screaming. Brian visits Jillian's apartment to end the relationship (with Stewie waiting in his car), but he is distracted by her naked body when she answers the door and he has sex with her instead. Stewie realizes this and starts singing about Brian having sex with a dumb girl and going out for ice cream to the tune of Gary Numan's "Cars".[moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Robert Costanzo

Robert Costanzo

Danny DeVito

Guest Star

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)


Recurring Role

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore


Recurring Role

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Peter: (On the phone with Cleveland) So wait, Duprey moves in with Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon? But there newlyweds right? Well thats no time to have a house guest!

    • Stewie: I say Jillian this lemonade is delicious.
      Jillian: I know! Its good right? I just wish they didn't have to kill so many lemons to make it.

    • Stewie: Late night, huh? What's her name Brian?
      Brian: What are you talking about?
      Stewie: Oh spare me the theatrics. I see the signs, the excuses for why we can't hang out, the inside out collar. If I didn't recognize what was going on here, I'd have to be as dim as those retirees I entertain every Thursday.
      (Flash to the retirement home)
      Stewie: (singing and playing the guitar)
      There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
      There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
      Oh, there's a hole
      There's a hole
      There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
      (talking and still playing the guitar)
      Whoa-ho-ho, alright, we're getting a little faster here now. And you know what? I think there's something else down there in the bottom of the sea, something that you'll be able to relate to.
      (singing and playing the guitar)
      There's a tube in the throat of the elderly man in the hospital bed on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.
      There's a tube in the throat, of the elderly man, in the hospital bed, on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.
      Oh there's a hole
      There's a hole
      There's a hole in the bottom of the sea
      (A nurse wheels in a birthday cake on a cart)
      (talking and still playing the guitar)
      Oh, whoa! What is this?
      (singing and playing the guitar)
      There's a birthday cake for Mr. Cowen on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.
      There's a birthday cake for Mr. Cowen in the hole in the bottom of the sea.
      (Mr. Cowen falls to the floor)
      (talking and still playing the guitar)
      Get a nurse.
      (singing and playing the guitar)
      There's a hole
      There's a hole
      There's a hole in the bottom of the sea.

    • Stewie: Oh, well let me ask you something. Does she have an alibi?
      Brian: For what, why would she need an alibi?
      Stewie: So your saying she does not have an alibi.
      Brian: Well, no.
      Stewie: Ok, so we established she ain't got no alibi, she ugly, she ugly. (chants) U-G-L-Y she ain't got no alibi she ugly.
      Brian: Screw off.
      Stewie: M, she major ugly, O, she fat and pugly, O my god know the cow says moo.

    • Stewie: Say Jillian, I love what you've done with the place. What is it, one bedroom, one bath?
      Jillian: No, it's a whole apartment.

    • Jilian: Anyone else have to go to the little girl's room? I have new gloss.
      Jilian's Friend 1: I love gloss!
      Jilian's Friend 2: Oh that rocks!
      Jilian's Friend 3: Gloss rhymes with hair!

    • Jillian: Oh my god, Brian. I was watching something on TV about this guy named Hitler. (gasps) Somebody should stop him!

    • Peter: Oh, hey Quagmire, how was Florida?
      Quagmire: Oh, it was great! And guess what? I smuggled a whole bunch of fireworks back in my anus.
      Peter: Uh, Quagmire, fireworks aren't illegal here. You could've just put 'em in your car and driven 'em up here.
      Quagmire: (smugly) Huh, yeah, that's just as fun.

    • Stewie: Life's confusing when you grow up, isn't it Brian?
      Brian: It is.
      Stewie: Can we play my mixtape?
      Brian: Yeah, go ahead.
      (Stewie puts in the mixtape and "Cars" by Gary Numan begins to play. Stewie sings to the beat)
      Stewie: Brian had sex, with a really dumb girl, now he's taking his friend Stewie, to get some ice cream, in his car.
      (Brian shuts the tape off)
      Stewie: Ohhhh, you're a poor sport.

    • Stewie: What's that smell? Smells like sweat and anger and shame.
      Brian: Yep.

    • Stewie: Alright Brian, you can do this. You can dump her, because once it's done, never again will you have to listen to her talk like this? You know, where everything has a question mark at the end of it? With an upward inflection? At the end of every sentence?
      Brian: Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking? Oh dammit, now I'm doing it too!

    • Jillian: ...and then, think about this. Have you ever seen the sun and the moon in the same place at the same time?
      Peter: (gasps) They're the same person!
      Jillian: I know, right?!
      Chris: You're brilliant!

    • Stewie: You hate MTV!
      Brian: Pot helps.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The original main plot of Lois taking over for Peter at the brewery was much longer. It involved Lois getting a promotion for doing such a good job, and an event called "Septemberfest" (an obvious parody of Oktoberfest). The writers, however, felt that the secondary plot involving Jillian was much stronger, so they focused more on it.

    • Seth MacFarlane's father Ron played the song in studio that Stewie played on the guitar when he was in the retirement home.

    • The version that aired on [adult swim] uses a different line from Stewie. Instead of saying "Are her parents brother and sister?" he says "Is she retarded?" For some reason, FOX would not allow the word retarded, even though it was used in the episode Petarded.


    • You, Me, and Dupree

      The movie Peter discusses with Cleveland over the phone was "You, Me, and Dupree" where the best man of a newlywed couple moves in as a house guest after being fired from his job and displaced from his house

    • Jillian: Well, I just think, for starters, the government has things they can't tell us, and truthishly, we should just accept that.

      A possible reference to Britney Spears' comment about the President and the Iraq war that "Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that."

    • French Stewart:

      Cleveland says he hates French Stewart because he squints too much; this is a reference to Stewart's role in 3rd Rock From The Sun, which ran for six seasons on NBC. Stewart played Harry, who was quite stupid and was constantly squinting. However, Stewart only squinted for this show, in his other roles, he acted and looked normal.

    • Mr. 3000

      Brian told Jillian how to put in a DVD of Mr. 3000. Mr. 3000 stars Bernie Mac as a retired baseball player who returns to the game to try and earn 3 of his 3000 hits back.

    • Legend

      Peter and the guys said they partied with the "Big Horn Guy from Legend". Legend(1985) is a cult-classic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara and Tim Curry as The Lord of Darkness (Big Horn Guy).

    • Chris: Alright Meg, you be David Koresh...

      David Koresh, who's real name is Vernon Wayne Howell, was the self-proclaimed leader of the Branch Davidians cult in Waco, Texas.

    • Get Smart

      When Peter is heading towards the secret hiding spot for his porn, the long hallway with all the automatic doors is a reference to the intro to Get Smart.

    • Axel F

      Brian's ringtone is "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer, a song used in a Crazy Frog short. Also used as the theme song for Beverly Hills Cop.

    • Whistle While Your Wife Works

      This is a refernce to the song Whistle While You Work from the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs