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Family Guy: Meet the Quagmires

Death grants Peter's wish of going back in time to be 18 again just for one night so that he can sow his wild oats. In 1984, he bails on a date with Lois to go to a bar and make out with a movie actress, but when he returns to the present, he discovers that he is now married to the former starlet and Lois is with Quagmire.

Source: Fox

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x18
Production Number: 5ACX13
Airdate: Sunday May 20th, 2007

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam Carolla
voiced Death
Alec Sulkin
voiced Various
Chris Cox
voiced Various
John Viener
voiced Various
Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Various
Luke Adams (3)
voiced Singer (“Earth Angel” Performer)
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Will Sasso
voiced Various
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 Notes
Roger Crosses over from American Dad.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Harold FaltermeyerAxel F aka Beverly Hills Cop Theme 
Kenny LogginsMr. Night 

Episode Goofs
Death returns Peter to 1984 when he was 18.
When Lois enters, Brian says “18 year old Lois”.
Lois is 2 years younger then Peter so in 1984 she would be 16 not 18.

Cultural References
'Never Gonna Give You Up' - Rick Astley

Brian sings 'Never Gonna Give You Up' as the highlight of the dance at the country club

Back to the Future Franchise
A number of scenes in this episode spoof scenes from the films Back to the Future (1985), and Back to the Future II (1989). The basic plot is very similar to the first film, as are the dance scene and Brian's picture featuring the fading children. Brian's explanation of temporal mechanics parallels a similar scene from the second film, and the final scene, where everything is almost back to normal (the illegal alien Roger from American Dad! is present) apes the final scenes of Back to the Future.


Lois walking past Peter and Cleveland and diving from the board is directly from Caddyshack featuring Cindy Morgan


Brian's cover of "Never Gonna Give You Up" was in direct reference to the recent resurgence of popularity of Astley and the song as an Internet viral ad meme known as "Rickroll", where unsuspecting Internet viewers are tricked into following a link claiming to be something that interests them, and being revealed to be a Rick Astley song, in most cases, it is "Never Gonna Give You Up"

Episode References
That Chicken
The enormous chicken with whom Peter has fought three epic battles (so far!) appears briefly. But it is years before he and Peter will have their fateful first tussle over an expired coupon, so when Peter bumps him, his friend manages to calm him down and avert trouble.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Warning: Family Guy season 5 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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