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Family Guy: The Juice Is Loose!

In this "lost" episode, Peter wins a chance to go golfing with infamous football player, O.J. Simpson.


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x9
Production Number: 6ACX13
Airdate: Sunday March 15th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC three) Jun 07, 2009

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Recurring
Alec Sulkin
voiced Various
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Recurring
Jeff Bergman
voiced Various
Recurring
John Viener
voiced Various
Recurring
Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Mort Goldman
Recurring
Lori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Recurring
Max Burkholder
voiced Kid
Recurring
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Ralph Garman
voiced Various
Recurring
Agostino Castagnola
voiced Opera Singer
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
voiced Muriel Goldman
Jules Green
voiced Various
Reid Bruton
voiced Various
Virenia Lind
voiced Various

Uncredited
Conway Twitty
As Himself (Archive Footage)
Recurring
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
This episode drew 7,293,000 viewers & was FOX's #8 show for the week

This episode has an intro message before the disclaimer.

“Tonight's episode of
“Family Guy” was recently
discovered in Peter Griffin's
basement, along with a
number of other “lost episodes””

“The following events take place in
Quahog in March of 2007”

O.J. throwing Stewie like a football is interesting because there's a real life product on the market called the Stewie Head Football



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Conway TwittyI See the Want in Your Eyes5min 34sec
KansasDust in the Wind11min 10sec


Episode Quotes
O.J.: “Hi. Are you Peter Griffin?”
Peter: “That's my name, don't put a knife in it.”



Episode Goofs
Brian asks Stewie what is was like to perform the words of Oscar winner Diablo Cody.
She didn't win it until the end of February 2008.
Brian couldn't possibly have known that since the events in “The Juice is Loose” happened in March 2007.



Cultural References
Peter is reading Teen Beat magazine. First published in 1975, Teen Beat is an American magazine that is geared towards teen-aged readers (obviously).

American actor Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) is mentioned in this episode as starring in a fictitious movie titled “Out of Shape In Shape Guy from the 50's”

During the forced “interview” between Brian & Stewie, they discuss American actor Jack Black, Oscar winning writer Diablo Cody (see Episode Goofs) & American actor, comedian & Oscar winner Robin Willams

Marty McFly: “Stewie! I have to tell you about the future, on the night I go back...”
Stewie: “NoNoNoNo wait, hang on Michael, I have to tell you about YOUR future”

Reference to the 1985 comedy “Back to the Future” when Marty returns to 1965 from 1985 & seeing Doc die.

Also, Stewie wants to warn the 1985 version of Michael J. Fox about his future meaning the fact he will be diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1991

Peter: “Ooooh Nick Jonas is so cute”

Peter and the guys are looking through dozens of teen magazine featuring the music group The Jonas Brothers

Peter: “Yikes, Looks like I need a distraction”

Peter uses the performance of country singer Conway Twitty (1933-1993) from an appearance on the variety tv show Hee Haw

Peter: “...and watch Jimmy Kimmel try”

Peter is referring to Jimmy's ABC late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Honey Nut Cherrios cereal is mentioned in the episode

Peter: “...had a bit part in Roots, couple of great scenes in The Towering Inferno”
Lois: “Chuck Conners, he was a basketball player...”

“Roots” was a 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley's book Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

“The Towering Inferno” was a 1974 disaster movie w/ an all star cast, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, Robert Vaughn & Robert Wagner.

American actor Chuck Conners (1921-) is Lois' incorrect guess.

Stewie: “Good Grief”

The same line is spoken by the “Peanuts” character Charlie Brown when he also has a bad experience with football

Mayor West: “We don't want you in our town Simpson. We don't love you like we did in 1993”

Fellow FOX character Homer Simpson from “The Simpsons” (1989-) makes an appearance in Quahog.

West's second comment may be a reference to the opinions of some fans that the quality of The Simpsons has declined in the past few seasons.

The plot revolves around O.J. and his involvement in the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.

Fred Goldman, father of Ron, is featured with a comically large mustache.

The other “characters” involved in those are events that are mentioned, but not seen, are Kato Kalin, Al Cowlings & Marsha Clark



Episode References
Bonnie • Ernie the Chicken • William Bottomtooth • Jillian • Al Harrington • Opie • Ollie Williams • Muriel Goldman • Bruce • Tricia Takanawa • Seamus • The Salesman • Barnaby (or Finneous) all make appearances in the mob coming for O.J. but have no lines.

Adam West • Tom Tucker • Diane Simmons • Dr. Hartman • Mort Goldman have quick lines.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  David A. Goodman  |  Seth MacFarlane  |  Chris Sheridan
Co-Executive ProducerRichard Appel  |  Mark Hentemann  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Brian Scully
Supervising ProducerWellesley Wild  |  Alec Sulkin  |  Mike Henry (1)
ProducerKara Vallow  |  Kirker Butler  |  Shannon Smith
Co-ProducerCherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Patrick Meighan
Consulting ProducerTom Devanney
MusicWalter Murphy
Storyboard ArtistRaul Guerra
Supervising DirectorJames Purdum  |  Peter Shin
 
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