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Family Guy: Believe It Or Not, Joe's Walking On Air

After Bonnie (Jennifer Tilly) tells Joe (Patrick Warburton) that she is tired of being married to a handicapped person, Joe decides to get a leg transplant. Excited about his new ability to walk, Joe dives head first into extreme sports and begins to hang around more active friends. Meanwhile, Peter and the guys are upset at how Joe is acting and decide to teach him a lesson. In doing so, they re-cripple him and he is back to normal.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x3
Production Number: 5ACX15
Airdate: Sunday October 07th, 2007

Director: Julius Wu
Writer: Andy Goldberg

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alec Sulkin
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Jeff Bergman
voiced Fred Flintstone
Jennifer Tilly
voiced Bonnie Swanson
John Viener
voiced Various
Nicole Sullivan
voiced Various
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Jamie Farr
voiced Himself
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
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Brady KidsIt's A Sunshine Day 
Gloria GaynorI Will Survive 

Episode Quotes
"Everybody Gets One"-SPider Man

Cultural References
The title of the show is taken from the opening theme to the show The Greatest American Hero.


Peter has a 'Scrubs fantasy moment' where he shoots himself in the head and Glen describes it as 'It's the best show you're not watching'


Herbert sings the first few lines of the Village People's song while wating for kids to join his 'Boy's Club'

Singin' In the Rain

Joe, Peter & Glen perform a dance number from the musical

The Flintstones

Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are drinking at Peter's Mens Club.
Fred tells Barney about an incident with his wife Betty.


Mayor McCheese is seen visiting Dr. Hartman to see if he can get plastic surgery

Jackée Harry

Jackée was the star of the sitcom “227”.
Peter reveals he used to be her personal grocery shopper

My Name Is Earl is mentioned at the Men's Club.

Episode References

Spider-Man returns to save Cleveland when he falls from the mountain and says 'Everybody gets one' and tells Peter to reiterate since Peter has already received his 'one' life saving in Let's Go To The Hop


This is the first time Cleveland is seen dating since he and Loretta divorced.
They have not been seeing each other for long because Cleveland thinks it's too soon for her to be hanging out with the other wives. She bosses him around like Loretta did.

Doctor Hartman and Carter Pewterschmidt discuss how they sound exactly alike but never realized it because they were never in the same room together.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
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