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Family Guy: The Father, the Son & the Holy Fonz

When Grandpa Griffin comes for a visit, he, as usual, tries to impose his religious beliefs on the family. This causes Peter to search for a new religion, his own religion. Of course, he turns to his idol: the Fonz, and establishes a Church of the Fonz, which proves to be a bigger success then they could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, a mishap puts Stewie living in a bubble.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 4ACX22
Airdate: Sunday December 18th, 2005

Director: James Purdum
Writer: Danny Smith (1)


  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Glenn Quagmire
Recurring
Charles DurningCharles Durning
voiced Francis Griffin
Recurring
Chris CoxChris Cox
voiced Various
Recurring
Chris SheridanChris Sheridan
voiced Fish | Judge | Man
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Recurring
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Mr. Crates | TV Announcer
Recurring
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
voiced Herself
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Recurring
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Parishoner #1
Recurring
Amir TalaiAmir Talai
voiced Hindu Man | Hippie | Wedding Priest
Marion RossMarion Ross
voiced Mrs. Cunningham
Sherman HemsleySherman Hemsley
voiced Himself
Sherry RomitoSherry Romito
voiced Joanie
Tom BosleyTom Bosley
voiced Mr. Cunningham
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
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
This is the 2nd appearance of Francis Griffin if you don't count him being seen in the crowd in "Perfect Castaway".

Stewie tells the viewers to switch to "Desperate Housewives" just to prove that they are not missing much. Desperate Housewives was really playing at the same time, and was showing the actress Stewie was talking about.

The Broadcast of this episode was moved ahead 20 minutes because of a Presidential Adress.



Episode Quotes
Peter: Oh that Fonzie is a work of magic. I love how he hits that jukebox to make it work.

Francis: ...real religion! what i saw today wasn't real religion, it was just a bunch of sheep, singing songs and listening to ridiculous tall tales.
Brian: Actually, that is religion.

Quagmire: Reverend Peter, I gotta talk to you... last night I had sex with a teenage blonde, and her mother.
Peter: Well that's quite a story, Quagmire, but my church doesn't have confession. So why are you telling me?
Quagmire: Are you kidding? I'm telling everybody! Giggity-goo-ga.

Stewie: I'm just saying 70's boobs were different...

Peter: Tell us about World War One and how America defeated Kaiser Permanente.

Peter: Could there be anyone stupider than me?
(Long pause)
Brian: Madonna.
Peter: Oh yeah, she's pretty stupid. That's something we can all agree on. Right?
Brian: Absolutely. Francis?
Francis: Oh major idiot. Major idiot.

Lindsey Lohan: (naked, walking like a crab) This is how a crab walks!
Peter: It sure is!



Cultural References
"Jesus was a miracle worker, who went from place to place, trying to set right what once went wrong, and hoping each time, that his next leap, would be the leap home"

A reference to the hit show Quantom Leap, which features a time traveler who temporarily takes over people's bodies in order to change their lives for the better.

Stewie: You would not believe the morning I've had

When Stewie is getting shot around on the Pin Ball Machine; it is very similar to an old counting lesson from the kids show Sesame Street.

Office Space

Bill Lumbergh from the movie Office Space asks Lois to sit at the kids table. Fans of the movie know Bill as the bearer of bad news in a brief way.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
 
Warning: Family Guy season 4 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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