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While at her 20th college reunion, Lois meets up with her friend Naomi who asks Lois and Peter for a big favor.
Naomi and her husband Dale ask Lois is she will be a surrogate mother to their child.
Lois agrees to carry their child but after she becomes pregnant, Dale and Naomi are killed in a car crash so she must make the difficult decision whether to terminate the pregnancy or carry to term.
Information Regarding the Original Air Date:
This site's original episode air dates reflect the country the show originates from.
So despite the fact the premiere happened on BBC Three, Family Guy is an American show, the episode's air date is still “Unknown/Unaired” and June 20th is still the “Other Release Date”.
It's the same reason the Simpsons' episode, “In the Name of the Grandfather” made it's premiere on Sky One on March 17th, 2009 but the original air date was still 5 days later.
July 27, 2009
Fox has decided not to broadcast a "Family Guy" episode next season that deals with abortion.
The episode, which is titled "Partial Terms of Endearment," was produced by sister company 20th TV.
Fox released this statement moments ago:
"Fox will not air the 'Partial Terms of Endearment' episode of 'Family Guy,' but we fully support the producers' right to make the episode and distribute it in whatever way they want."
The episode came to light when producers talked about the plans on the show's Comic-Con panel, reported this weekend on Live Feed
Much like “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” from season 3, this episode has been banned by FOX due to its controversial subject matter (this time, centered on abortion).
Originally it was said it would be released on DVD first, however, it made its world debut on BBC Three on June 20th, 2010.
In Volume 8 released June 15th, an insert indicated a release titled “Barely Legal” would be released in September.
As it turned out, “Endearment” along with the “Seth and Alex's Almost Live Special” was released as a separate DVD release titled simply “Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment” on September 28, 2010
When Lois announces to the family she's going to carry Dale and Naomi's child, Peter has one egg on his plate but when they return from Lois' “crazy pregnancy” flashback, he has has two eggs and when he says “No you're not Lois”, he's back to one egg.
Peter's fork switches places along with the changing eggs.