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Family Guy: Love Blactually

Dissatisfied with his current love life, Brian decides to slow things down when he meets the girl of his dreams, Carolyn.

However, Cleveland soon sweeps Carolyn off her feet, and Brian must do anything he can do, to win her back, even if it means involving Cleveland's ex-wife, Loretta

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x1
Production Number: 6ACX03
Airdate: Sunday September 28th, 2008

Guest Stars
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Baseball Announcer #1
Alex BreckenridgeAlex Breckenridge
voiced Jane | Kate | Roxanne
Chris SheridanChris Sheridan
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Second Caterpillar | Suitor | T.V. Announcer
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Fjurg Van Der Ploeg | Various
Kat FosterKat Foster
voiced Carolyn
Kirker  ButlerKirker Butler
voiced First Caterpillar | Member of Symphony
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Conductor | Reporter | Voice in Bushes
Tom DevanneyTom Devanney
voiced Various
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
This episode drew 9,092,000 viewers & was FOX's #6 show for the week

Seth Green and Mila Kunis did not appear in this episode

In the [adult swim] airing of 'Love Blactually' there's an extended scene in the kitchen where as Brian explains the good aspects of Loretta his nose grows indicating he is lying.

Cultural References
Love Blactually

The title Love Blactually is a take off of the 2003 British romantic comedy/drama title Love Actually starring Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson & Liam Neeson


Brian dresses as Snoopy, Charlie Brown's canine companion. He even does Snoopy's dance and hangs out w/ Snoopy's bird friend Woodstock.

Peter: I guess it's not true what they say, you can punch Snoopy in the stomach as hard as you can and he won't feel it.
Brian: That's Houdini!

Harry Houdini was a famous magician/escape artist in the early 1900's. One of his tricks was he was able to be hit in the stomach with no consequences.
However, He died in 1926 of peritonitis secondary to a ruptured appendix after Gordon Whitehead unexpectedly punched him several times in the stomach.

Napoleon Dynamite

Quagmire dresses as the main character and titled 2004 movie 'Napoleon Dynamite' complete with the 'Vote for Pedro' t-shirt.

Peter/Lois/Glen: "Laura Bush killed a guy"

On November 6, 1963, 17-year-old Laura Welch was driving her Chevrolet sedan near Midland, Texas. Around 8 p.m., on a clear, cloudless night, Welch approached a country intersection, ignored the stop sign, and plowed into a Corviar sedan, killing its driver, 17-year-old Michael Douglas.

Charlie Chaplin

Cleveland is dressed as the silent film star's character The Little Tramp

Mark Spitz

Joe is dressed as 7 time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Mark Spitz despite Peter, Cleveland and Glen's guesses of FDR, Stephen Hawking & crippled Magnum P.I.

Horton Hears A Who

'Horton Hears Domestic Violence in the Next Apartment & Doesn't Call 911' is a take off on the famous Dr. Suess book 'Horton Hears A Who'

'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins

A 2006 best selling book. Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion, which he defines as a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence.

Cleveland: "Boom goes the dynamite."

A catchphrase that Brian Collins, a freshman at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. coined during a horrific commentary of a basketball game and became an internet sensation.

Peter: "Yeah Cleveland, she's way more fun than that wife you used to have. What was her name? Weezie or Florida or something? Jennifer Hudson?"

Weezie was the pet name George Jefferson called his wife Louise in the 70's-80's sit com 'The Jeffersons'.
Florida was Florida Evans, the wife from the 70's sit com 'Good Times'.
Jennifer Hudson was an American Idol contestant who (somehow) won an Oscar for her performance in the 2006 movie 'Dreamgirls'.

Cyrano de Bergerac & Mel Gibson

Cyrano de Bergerac helps Christian woo Roxane but instead of romantic poetry de Bergerac recites the words Mel Gibson spoke during his 2006 drunk driving arrest.

Glen: "Apache Penis Inyuk-chuk"

"Inyuk-chuk" were the words spoken by the character Apache Chief from the various 'Super Friends' cartoons from the 70's. He spoke them in order to grow into a giant.

Cleveland: Why are you naked?
Glen: Naked?! Why everyone's been telling me I've been wearing magnificent robes made from the finest silk

Glen's statement is the story of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'


When Brian lies to Peter and Lois about Loretta being beautiful, his nose begins to lengthen. This was first used in the 1940 movie Pinocchio. The scene, along with Brian's words, is also a direct reference to Doctor Rumack, played by Leslie Nielsen, in the 1980 movie Airplane! The words that he chooses about Loretta are also taken from the latter film. His final words, " to pursue a life of religious fulfillment," is a direct quote from Nielsen's character.

Episode References
Stewie mispronounces the word 'Ruined' by saying 'Ru-eened'(like Bean) causing Brian to debate the issue with him.
The same debate happened in 'Barely Legal' over the word 'Whip' & Stewie's emphasis on the 'H'

Stewie: Just let me do the talking.
Brian: No I think I can communicate with her better, She's only going to get the gist of what you're saying.
Stewie: Really? Isn't she one of the people outside the family who can understand me?
Brian: No, I think because of Cleveland she's close enough to the main cast that it might be a little weird.

The exchange between Brian & Stewie outside of Loretta's house continues the debate on exactly who can and cannot understand Stewie.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid A. Goodman  |  Danny Smith (1)  |  Chris Sheridan  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerMark Hentemann  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Brian Scully  |  Richard Appel
Supervising ProducerMike Henry (1)  |  Wellesley Wild  |  Alec Sulkin
ProducerKara Vallow  |  Kirker Butler  |  Shannon Smith
Co-ProducerKim Fertman  |  Patrick Meighan  |  Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Consulting ProducerTom Devanney
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
MusicWalter Murphy
Story EditorJohn Viener
Supervising DirectorJames Purdum  |  Peter Shin
Animation ProducerBrandi Young
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