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Family Guy: The Courtship of Stewie's Father

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x16
Production Number: 4ACX19
Airdate: Sunday November 20th, 2005

Director: Kurt Dumas
Writer: Kirker Butler


 
Guest Stars
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Joe
Recurring
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Joe
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Recurring
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
voiced Angela
Recurring
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
voiced Angela
Recurring
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Michael Eisner
Recurring
Hunter GomezHunter Gomez
voiced Various
Recurring
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Opie
Recurring
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Soundwave
Recurring
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Soundwave
Recurring
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Various
Recurring
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Various
Recurring
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Adam WestAdam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Recurring
Mo CollinsMo Collins
voiced Ms. Hobson
Recurring
Kim ParksKim Parks
voiced Various
Recurring
Jennifer Jean SnyderJennifer Jean Snyder
voiced Penelope Cruz
Jennifer Jean SnyderJennifer Jean Snyder
voiced Penelope Cruz
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Chris Griffin | Various Characters
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Quotes
Peter: Aww things were going so good for me and Stewie, but now he hates me again. Brian what should I do to win him back?
Brian: That depends. Do you want my advice or are you just asking random questions again?
Peter: What's a hypotenuse?



Episode Goofs
The Indiana Jones mine cart ride Peter and Stewie escape the guards Family Guy is referring to is called “Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye”, however it is not at Walt Disney World, Florida. It is actually located in Disneyland in California. There is an Indiana Jones attraction at Disney World but it's simply a stunt show.

It also doesn't employ mine cart type cars for passengers. There is an Indiana Jones ride that has mine cart type vehicles, it's called “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril” but it's located at Disneyland Paris



Cultural References
Cleveland: “That's how I won friends when I worked for E!”

Cleveland had a job w/ the E! Entertainment cable channel which is known for having lengthy “red carpet” shows before prominent award events, as well as horrible reality shows.

Cleveland: “Seabiscuit! Seabiscuit!”

“Seabiscuit” was a famous racehorse in the 30's & 40's as well as the title of a 2003 movie about said horse starring Jeff Bridges & Tobey Maguire.

However, Cleveland mistakes Penelope Cruz for Seabiscuit and feeds her a carrot.

Peter: “Oh Yes! That means I get to be employee of the month.”
Angela: “No you're not Griffin, I'm giving it to Soundwave.”


Soundwave is a character from the cartoon series & movie series Transformers.
He is a Decepticon & is Megatron's (the leader of the Decepticons) right hand robot.

Tom Tucker: “Coming up next, an exclusive interview with Andrew Shue”

Andrew Shue was one of the stars of Melrose Place from 1992-1998. Since then he's essentially retired from acting so there's really nothing “exclusive” about an interview w/ him.

Brian: “Hey, I'll know what'll cheer you up.”

Brian does “Peanut Butter Jelly Time”, an Internet flash animation featuring “The Dancing Banana” aka “Humba the Banana” that emerged in the early 2000s and became an Internet phenomenon. The song of the same name was recorded by the DJ Chipman of the Buckwheat Boyz.

Peter: “Hey check it out Stewie. Halle Berry's Wild Ride”

The name is a take off on the Disneyland & Disney World's Magic Kingdom attraction “Mr Toad's Wild Ride”. The Disneyland ride still exists but it closed for good in 1998 at the Magic Kingdom.

It also refers to a real life incident involving Halle Berry and her 2000 hit and run accident where she pleaded “no contest”

Kid: “Wow! It looks like Michael Jackson's coming right at me”

The show in question was “Captain EO”, a 3D film starring Michael Jackson (1958-2009), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, produced by George Lucas & featured actress Anjelica Huston.
It was an attraction at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center from 1986 - 1994.

It was announced in December 2009 that Disney would be revising the “Captain EO” attraction for a limited time in February 2010.

Crow: “Well, I done seen about everything but I sure enough ain't seen your boy, no how”

When Peter asks the Crows from Disney's Dumbo about Stewie, their answer is a variation of their song lyrics from “When I See An Elephant Fly”

Kid: “You must sing, if you don't, they'll make you do a Christmas movie with Tim Allen”

Tim Allen starred in Disney's The Santa Clause (1994), The Santa Clause 2 (2002) & The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

Lois: “Old people have a lot to offer society. Just look at Kim Catrall”

Kim Catrall is an actress who may be best known for her role in the “Sex & The City” series (1998-2004) and 2008 movie.
The (obvious) joke being she is so old she creaks and shatters when she tries to seduce men

Peter & Stewie escape Disney World via the “Indiana Jones Ride”.

The entire mine cart chase is duplicated from the 1984 movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”

Stewie: “Somewhere in this state, Jeb Bush is eating a live puppy”

Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida. He is the brother of the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerSeth MacFarlane  |  David A. Goodman
Co-Executive ProducerDanny Smith (1)
Supervising ProducerMichael Rowe
ProducerKara Vallow
Co-ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Alec Sulkin  |  Patrick Henry  |  Mike Henry (1)  |  Wellesley Wild
Consulting ProducerMark Hentemann
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterCherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Kirker Butler  |  Tom Devanney  |  John Viener
MusicWalter Murphy
Music EditorStan Jones
Production AssistantShawn Reis  |  J. Lee  |  A. Spencer Porter
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Supervising Sound EditorBob Newlan
OtherKelly Gilbert (First Assistant Accountant)
Storyboard ArtistYoung Lee  |  Dominic Bianchi
Character DesignerSharon Ross  |  Ed Acosta  |  Mickey Cassidy
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)  |  Peter Shin
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorAldin Baroza
Animation ProducerShannon Smith
Storyboard RevisionistNiki Hyun Yang  |  Tara Whitaker  |  Louis Gallegos  |  Mark Covell  |  Rick Del Carmen  |  Spencer Laudiero
Writing AssistantMatt Fleckenstein  |  Joanna Fuller (1)
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLaura Hilker  |  Andy Goldberg
Retake DirectorJohn Holmquist
Retake CoordinatorAimee Bell
Overseas Animation SupervisorPeter Brown
 
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