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Family Guy: The Man With Two Brians

After watching Johnny Knoxville on Jackass, Peter and the guys film their own shenanigans. When Brian gets hurt, the family worries that he's getting too old, so Peter brings home a new dog. Everything is great until the 'New Brian' crosses the line.

Source: FOX


Episode Info


Episode number: 7x5
Production Number: 6ACX09
Airdate: Sunday November 09th, 2008

Director: Dominic Bianchi
Writer: John Viener

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC three) May 10, 2009

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (21 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alec Sulkin
voiced Various
Recurring
Camille Guaty
voiced Puerto Rican Girl (w/ the bad leg)
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)
voiced Buzz Killington
Recurring
John Viener
voiced New Brian
Recurring
Kirker Butler
voiced Lincoln's Neighbor
Recurring
Mark Hentemann
voiced Various
Recurring
Patrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Will Sasso
voiced Bernie the Hamster
Recurring
Johnny Knoxville
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
Episode Notes
This episode drew 8,474,000 viewers & was FOX's #2 show for the week



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Grieg'Peer Gynt' Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - 'Morning' 


Episode Quotes
New Brian Singing
I don't like fancy learnin' books.
I don't like apple tarts.
I don't like cozy breakfast nooks.
I don't like modern arts.

Well I like farts,
Yes I like farts,
I like long farts short farts wet farts your farts, I like farts.
If you got hearts (Peter: Oh I got hearts)
Let's hear those farts (Peter: How do I start)

Well Peter I will help you get your fart to started.
{fart sounds}



Episode Goofs
Peter's flight via “The Greatest American Hero” is stopped when he hits a tree that's growing on an island in the middle of the lake.

However when Brian and then Joe swims out to rescue Peter, the island is nowhere to be seen.



Cultural References
The title 'The Man w/ Two Brians' is a take off of the title of the 1983 Steve Martin comedy 'The Man w/ Two Brains'

Peter, Brian, Joe, Glen & Cleveland watch and imitate the MTV show 'Jackass' (2000-2002) that spawned 2 movies all starring Johnny Knoxville

Peter: "I'm Peter Griffin and I am the Greatest American Hero"

'The Greatest American Hero' was a tv series from 1981-1983 that starred William Katt & Robert Culp. Peter wears the same costume worn by William Katt and even sings the series' theme song.

Carol Alt: "Is that the one with the fish"
Male Voice: "No that's American Boy"


Nod to Seth's other animated show 'American Dad'

Peter: "Now do your impression of Punky Brewster's father"
New Brian: "Punky, you have a dog named Brandon"


'Punky Brewster' a series from 1984-1988 starred Soleil Moon Frye.
New Brian imitates the character Henry Warnimont played by George Gaynes.

Peter: "Shatner singing Rocketman"

William Shatner performed a spoken word version of Elton John's 'Rocketman' at a 1978 SciFi awards show.

Peter: "Drunk Orsen Wells doing that commercial"

Reference to a real commercial Orsen Wells did for Paul Masson a French Champaign in which the outtakes reveal he was indeed drunk.

Peter: "Sylvester Stallone in that porno"

Sylvester Stallone's first acting job was the 1970 porn film 'Party At Kitty & Stud's'

Cleveland: "Sorry but there's a leash law in this neighborhood and you never who's watching"

Mumm-Raa, the main villain from the 80's cartoon 'Thundercats' (apparently) watches Brian go to the bathroom

Stewie reads Nancy Reagan's memoir My Turn

During karaoke, Peter is singing 'Everybody Hurts' by REM

Lois: "Rita Coolidge's less talented sister here"

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning singer who's popularity peaked in the 70's/early 80's

Lois and New Brian karaoke song is 'Summer Nights' performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in 1978's movie 'Grease'



Episode References
Family Guy breaks the fourth wall again with a comment about "aging supermodel" Carol Alt.
An elderly voice from another room calls to Carol telling her she's being mentioned twice on 'The Family Man' i.e. 'Family Guy'.

Stewie tries to annoy New Brian by deliberately mispronouncing the word Whip in Cool Whip, the same thing he did to Brian in 'Barely Legal'



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerDavid A. Goodman  |  Seth MacFarlane  |  Chris Sheridan  |  Danny Smith (1)
Co-Executive ProducerBrian Scully  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Mark Hentemann  |  Richard Appel
Supervising ProducerMike Henry (1)  |  Wellesley Wild  |  Alec Sulkin
ProducerKara Vallow  |  Kirker Butler  |  Shannon Smith
Co-ProducerCherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Patrick Meighan
Consulting ProducerTom Devanney
Associate ProducerKim Fertman
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
MusicRon Jones (1)
Supervising DirectorJames Purdum  |  Peter Shin
Executive Story EditorJohn Viener
Assistant DirectorJoe Vaux
Animation ProducerBrandi Young
 
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