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Family Guy: It Takes A Village Idiot, And I Married One

When Lois runs for mayor of Quahog, she isn't the front-runner until she 'dumbs down' her political views. Once in office, she's corrupted by the power and starts accepting bribes so that she can buy herself expensive trinkets. Meanwhile, Peter's enjoying being the "first lady" and all of the perks that go along with it.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x17
Production Number: 5ACX12
Airdate: Sunday May 13th, 2007

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Carrie Fisher
voiced Angela
Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Fred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Gary Cole
voiced Various
John Viener
voiced Various
Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Various
Lori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Phil LaMarr
voiced Various
Don Most
voiced Himself
Keith Olbermann
voiced Bob Grossbeard
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Seth Green
voiced Chris Griffin | Various Characters
Mila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Quotes
Peter: Boy you guys, I really appreciate all the help you guys have been givin' us.
Except for you Quagmire, you ain't done nothin'.
Glen: What the hell are you talking about? Lois is going to get the entire female vote 'cause of me.
I've been having sex with every woman in town nonstop for the past 2 days.
(turns to Cleveland and Joe)
You know how many sperm I got left? One, he's all alone in there and he's scared alright. He's scared.

Cultural References
Brokeback Mountain

Peter sings a campfire song about 2 men who have "cowboy gay sex"

The Price Is Right

The games Plinko & Cliffhanger are featured

Jason Voorhees appears twice, once in an interview with Trisha Takanawa, and again as the manager of the "Britches and Hose" clothing store. Jason also appeared in the Simpsons episode Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot! (which aired on the same night as this episode), apparently having been killed by the family's dog.


Stewie's portrayal of Mozart as he plays Haydn, Handel, and "Peter Griffin" is a reference to Milos Forman's 1984 movie Amadeus. In the movie, Mozart mocks the work of Joseph Haydn, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Salieri.

The Japanese characters (Kanji) that are displayed behind Quagmire as he entertains an Asian woman, says Banzai. The word can mean quite a few things, including "long life" and an expression of joy.

Episode References
The Evil Monkey who lives in Chris' closet isn't as evil anymore since he became a Jehovah's Witness

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Warning: Family Guy season 5 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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