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Family Guy: Bango Was His Name-O (2)

After Stewie sees a man on TV in San Fransisco who looks identical to him, he is convinced this man is his father. In another adventure, Stewie, Brian, and Quagmire travel to San Fransisco to find the man, who may or may not be Stewie's real father. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois think that Meg and Chris need to spend more time on the dating scene, and give them dating tips hoping they will spend more time out of the house; so they can have more alone time.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x29
Production Number: 4ACX06
Airdate: Sunday May 21st, 2006
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Feb 20, 2007

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Glenn Quagmire
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Recurring
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Recurring
Jason PriestleyJason Priestley
voiced Brandon
Recurring
Jennie GarthJennie Garth
voiced Kelly
Recurring
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Recurring
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Ollie Williams
Recurring
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Various
Recurring
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Various
Recurring
Tori SpellingTori Spelling
voiced Donna
Recurring
Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois
voiced Constable Odo
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 HenryMike Henry
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
This is part two of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

According to the commentary on 'The Untold Story' DVD, when Stewie is sitting on the corner of Haight & Ashbury, the man in purple who says “Dude, I could have sworn that Nerf football was just talking to me” is a representation Seth MacFarlane's father.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jerry ReedEastbound & Down 


Episode Quotes
Peter: “The sexiest thing a woman can do for a man is learn to love his gas. Love the gas Meg! LOVE IT!”



Episode Goofs
When Stewie and the “Can-You-Pick-Me-Up” guy are in the elevator, the interior is much larger when seen from inside the car than when we see it from the lobby.

Without the knowledge from the “The Untold Story” DVD that we're watching a movie that stars the Griffins, the cut to the stunt man disguised as Stewie jumping out of the window makes no sense.



Cultural References
This episode title “Bango Was His Name-O” is a play on the nursery rhyme “BINGO”

Quahog's Circuit Shack is take off on the electronics store Circuit City

Samuel Adams Beer is the inspiration for Quahog's Pawtucket Patriot Ale

TiVo

Peter: “Remember Lois, we saw the Jew Man Group”

Parody of the “Blue Man Group”, a group founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman.
Their painted blue faces & theatrical acts incorporate rock music (with an emphasis on percussion), performance art, odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of paper.

Wilford: “Hi I'm Wilford Brimley”

Parody on Wilford Brimley's commercials for “Liberty Medical Supply, Inc”

Stewie: “I dare say I'd fit right in with the kids from 90210, even the older looking one”

Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley & Tori Spelling reprise their “Beverly Hills 90210” (1990-2000) roles as Kelly Taylor, Brandon Walsh & Donna Martin (respectively).
Stewie comments on the fact that Gabrielle Carteris, the actress who played Andrea was 29 when the series started.

Peter seduces Lois by dressing as Spider-Man & singing original lyrics to the 1966-1968 TV theme song for “Batman”

Stewie: “None of your beeswax, Ramona”

The “Ramona” Stewie speaks of is the character Ramona Quimby, created by Beverly Cleary, for her book series first published in 1981

In a flashback, Peter visits Katie Couric when she hosted the NBC news/talk show “TODAY”

Omar Sharif

Anthony Quinn

Peter: “And I'll spend some time with Meg. I've spent lots of time with her, like when we went on our last crusade to find the Holy Grail”

A reference to the 1989 movie, “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade” starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery

Stewie: “Did you know Lance Armstrong is dating Sheryl Crow. You know it really speaks to her character that she can past the whole he had cancer thing and still find him sexually attractive”

Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005.
Sheryl Crow is a nine Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter.
They began dating in 2003, were engaged in 2005 but broke up in 2006.
In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with nonseminomatous testicular cancer but after surgery and treatment, he is now cancer free.

Stewie: “Hey did you guys see 3 Men and a Baby?”
Brian: “Yeah”
Stewie: “Did you know there's ghost in there behind the window”
Brian: “That's an urban legend”


Stewie & Brian discuss the (as mentioned) urban legend that the ghost of a young boy that was killed by a shotgun was captured in the apartment where 1987's “3 Men & a Baby” was filmed.

It was in fact a cardboard cutout of Ted Danson and the apartment wasn't a real apartment, it was a sound stage.

Stewie: “That's more disgusting than my cousin Quark Griffin”

Stewie's (alleged) cousin is the character “Quark” from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” played by Armin Shimerman. He was a Ferengi who owned the bar on the station.

The person who says he'll be watching him is “Constable Odo”, Deep Space Nine's shape shifter Chief of Security voiced by Rene Auberjonois, who reprises his role from the series for this episode.

Lois: “I'll ask you again, what are the names of the women on Sex & The City”

Chris guesses all the character's names correctly but misses Kristin Davis' character Charlotte, calling her “Scrappy-Doo”.
Scrappy-Doo is Scooby-Doo's fearless nephew who joined him, Shaggy and the rest of the Scooby gang in 1979.

Lois: “Hit 'em Endo”

Endo was a character from 1987's “Lethal Weapon” who tortured Mel Gibson's character, Martin Riggs, in the same manner as Chris

Dr. Pepper

RC Cola

Stewie: “Aaa! Utedi! Utedi! Filthy creatures”

Stewie chases Jawas away from the car when he chases down Stu. Jawas being characters from Star Wars: A New Hope

The line “Filthy creatures” is a line spoken by C3P0

Announcer: “Will our younger viewers get this Soap reference?”

“Soap” was a sitcom that aired from 1977 to 1981. The joke partly being the cast of “Soap” would stand still while a similar voice over would happen and then the family would start fighting just like the Griffins.

The other part of the joke being Family Guy using references that out date some of it's viewership by a decade or so.



Episode References
Brian tells Stewie he's paying the cable at “this girl's house”, this may an indication that Brian has begun dating Jillian who, when we eventually see in “Whistle While Your Wife Works”, we find out he's been dating for awhile.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
 
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