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Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song)

When Peter convinces Brian to move in with his dense girlfriend Jillian, she ends up smothering him, but he keeps her around for the lovin'. Stewie moves in with them to help pay the rent, but he tries to get Brian back on the playing field by throwing him a drunken party and interfering with their relationship. Meanwhile, Meg gets a job at the local convenience store, as does Chris, who gets chummy with the manager, Carl. While Chris and Carl talk about their favorite movies, Meg is saddled with all the hard work. She eventually stands up for herself and as a result gets fired.

Source: FOX

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x2
Production Number: 5ACX14
Airdate: Sunday September 30th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) May 11, 2008

Guest Stars
Adam WestAdam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore
voiced Jillian
H. Jon BenjaminH. Jon Benjamin
voiced Carl
Christa CampbellChrista Campbell
voiced Elizabeth
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
Brian and Jillian break up.

Brian continues to work on his novel which has been mentioned in several other episodes.

Episode Goofs
When Brian lets Peter go with Jillian to Disney on Ice, Brian's collar disappears for one scene.

Brian needs Stewie's help just to pay his half of the apartment he shared w/ Jillian.
Once Jillian moved out, no one was paying her half of the rent so Brian and Stewie wouldn't be able to afford the place.

Cultural References
TV: "Men Are Terrible And Will Hurt You Because This Is Lifetime"

A spoof on the fact that the cable network Lifetime tends to air movies where the female characters are often portrayed as victims.
Valerie Bertinelli being one of the stars of several Lifetime movies.

Jillian: "Stitch is going to do a skating duet w/ Sebastian the crab"

Stitch is the character from 'Lilo & Stitch' & Sebastian the crab is from 'The Little Mermaid'

Jake Gyllenhaal & Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jake & Maggie discuss which of them is the worse actor. Contrary to their respective busy careers.

Iron Eagle

Brian's novel 'Faster Than The Speed of Love' as it turns out is coincidentally based on the plots of 1986's 'Iron Eagle' and its 3 sequels

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Peter and Jillian have a deep discussion involving what the movie should have been called.

The Simpsons

An advertisement crawl for 'The Simpsons' featuring Marge Simpson appears at the bottom of the screen during Brian and Lois talk about his commitment w/ Jillian.
Quagmire suddenly appears and tries to take advantage of Marge and she is chased off screen. They return after (apparently) making love and agree to return to Marge's house in Springfield. Once there (as seen from an exterior shot) Homer walks in and Glen proceeds to shoot Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa & Maggie.

Carl & Chris discuss Selma Blair & Sarah Michelle Gellar making out in 1999's 'Cruel Intentions'. 1991's 'Career Opportunities' & 2001's 'A Beautiful Mind' w/ Jennifer Connelly, and how hot she was but never took her clothes off.

Broken Lizard's Club Dread

Carl tells Meg to watch the 2004 movie 'Broken Lizard's Club Dread', absorb it's message and then she'll understand why she didn't get the promotion.

Carl & Chris discuss Mary Stuart Masterson as well as Elisabeth Shue nakedness in 1995's 'Leaving Las Vegas' and her roles in 1987's 'Adventures In Babysitting' & 1988's 'Cocktail'

Stewie: "Ohhh Dear Penthouse Forum"

Stewie refers to letters sent to the porn magazine Penthouse describing (more than likely fictitious) sexual activities

Carl & Chris discuss Jack Noseworthy in 1997's 'Event Horizon'

Stewie tries to cheer Brian up by bringing in the robot Jinx from 1986's 'SpaceCamp' & the robot from 1985's 'Rocky IV'

Adam West: "Jillian, do you get the Oyxgen Network? If I miss my Moesha I get a bit crabby"

The Oyxgen Network is a cable network owned by Oprah Winfrey.
'Moesha' is a sitcom that starred Brandy Norwood that ran from 1996-2001.

This episode's title is a take off of a 1977 song by Billy Joel (1949-) titled, 'Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)' from the album The Stranger

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
ProducerKara Vallow
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Storyboard ArtistAnnie McMillian
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
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