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Family Guy: No Chris Left Behind

When Chris gets expelled from school, the family enrolls him in a snooty boarding school Mr. Pewterschmidt attended, but Chris doesn't exactly fit in. Meanwhile, the chicken returns to pick a fight with Peter, but you'll never guess how it all ends.

Source: FOX

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x16
Production Number: 5ACX11
Airdate: Sunday May 06th, 2007

Guest Stars
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Construction Worker
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced Various
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
voiced Ted Mosby
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
voiced Barney Stinson
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 episode marks Peter's third fight with the Giant Chicken.

We also learn the Giant Chicken's name is Ernie and he has a wife named Nicole

We learn the name of the performance artist/medium/school board member/CPR Instructor is Bruce

Episode Quotes
Instructor: “Welcome to the Quahog Maritime School Chris. Our curriculum consists of being on boats for long periods of time with men. Just men. For many days at a time. Up on the deck with lots of men, or down in the galley with lots of men, ”
Chris: “Is this some kind of pirate school?”
Instructor: “Well... a certain kind of pirate. Yes we've been called that.”
Chris: “I don't know”
Stewie: “Is there some kind of preschool program?”

Cultural References
How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris & Josh Radnor reprise their roles as Barney (Harris) and Ted (Radnor) & express their love for each other in a parody called 'How I Met Your Father' complete with Barney's catch phrase "Suit Up" while holding a condom

“The Nutcracker” is a fairy tale-ballet in two acts, three scenes, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composed in 1891–92.
Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky.

Peter believed it had too little physical comedy.

Stewie: “Well we're not the first people to be dragged off against our will”

The slave ship cut away scene may be an allusion to the real ship & 1997 movie “Amistad” starring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou & Matthew McConaughey, about a slave ship and the mutiny that occurred aboard it in 1839.

Stewie: “I gave the next speech after the Braveheart guy”

Allusion to Mel Gibson's 1995 movie “Braveheart”.
William Wallace. a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
Before the final battle Wallace gives a stirring speech to inspire the men to victory.
Stewie's speech although it brought up a good point was anything but inspiring.

Stewie: “after all, I taught Cleveland how to make Jiffy Pop”

“Jiffy Pop” is a brand of pop corn that's made pretty much exactly as it's shown in the episode

Construction Worker #1: “My son got into DeVry”
Construction Worker #2: “Ahh good, what'd he have to do? Open the door?”

Reference to “DeVry Institute” & the fact it's not very hard to get enrolled in the school.

During the fight between Peter & Ernie they are launched into the air and hit a passing biplane causing the pilot to be ejected.
The famous “Wilhelm Scream” is heard when he goes flying from his seat.

1981's “Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark” starring Harrison Ford is referenced when Peter and Ernie are in the biplane. Ernie pulls a giant snake from the cockpit causing Peter to scream.

When Indy escapes the natives in Jock's plane, there's a pet snake in the plane to which Indy states “I hate snakes, Jock. I hate 'em”

The roller coaster detaching itself and rolling down the street is a reference to a scene from Steven Spielberg's 1979 film “1941”

Carter: “Alright I'll pull some strings but on one condition, I want Peter to do something really humiliating.”
Lois: “What did you have in mind?”
Carter: “He has to shoot and star in a shot for shot remake of 'Liar Liar' for my amusement.”

“Liar Liar” is a 1997 comedy starring Jim Carry, Jennifer Tilly & Swoosie Kurtz where Fletcher Reede's (Carry) son makes a birthday wish where his lawyer father can't lie for 24 hours.

Stewie: “Yes I should attend this institution. Perhaps one day I can be more powerful than King Friday”

“King Friday XIII” is a puppet character who rules the “Land of Make Believe” from the PBS show “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” (1968-2001)

Full Metal Jacket

The scene where a sleeping Chris wakes up as he's held down by a blanket and his roommates at the Academy hit his stomach with socks filled with money is a reference to Stanley Kubrick's 1987 movie Full Metal Jacket.

Rogers Chapstick: “And that was the 3rd time I slept w/ Katherine Harris.”
Virgil Mastercard: “Well I love her politics but how is she in bed ?”
Rogers Chapstick: “Well as anyone if Florida will tell you, she knows how to rig an erection”

Katherine Harris is the former Secretary of State of Florida and a former member of the United States House of Representatives.
She rose to national attention due to her controversial role as Secretary of State of Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

There were allegations of conflicts of interest and partisan and unethical behavior during the 2000 campaign among Democrats, who lost the election, fairly, even though there were numerous recounts.
Harris certified that the Republican candidate, then-Texas Governor George W. Bush, had defeated the Democratic candidate, then-Vice President Al Gore, in the popular vote of Florida and thus certified the Republican slate of electors.

The margin separating Bush from Gore was 537 votes. Harris ordered a halt after several recounts. Her ruling was challenged, and she prevailed in the first court of jurisdiction, and then overturned on appeal by the notorious liberals on Florida's Supreme Court

Carter: “Chris, Welcome to the Skull and Bones Society. This is where the most powerful men in the world are groomed for their futures.”

The “Skull and Bones Society” is a real organization that's based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut

Carter: “Every douche bag named Ryan Seacrest”

Ryan Seacrest is a professional host.
He is best known for being the host of FOX's show “American Idol”.
He had morning talk show called “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” that only lasted 8 months in 2004 and currently has a radio show w/ that same name.
He also co-hosts “E! News” on the E! Entertainment Network and does their “Countdown To The...” red carpet shows. He also recently signed a deal to host “New Year's Rockin' Eve” on ABC.

Carter: “As is customary with all our new members you now have to spend seven minutes in the closet with our eldest member”
Herbert: “We don't start the clock til the door closes”

Allusion to the teenage party game “Seven Minutes in Heaven”

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
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