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Family Guy: Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

When Lois's Aunt Marguerite suddenly dies, Lois is surprised to learn that she stands to inherit Cherrywood Manor, Lois's summer home back when she lived with her rich, snobby parents.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 1ACX08
Airdate: Thursday September 23rd, 1999

Director: Jeff Myers
Writer: Chris Sheridan

Guest Stars
Alex ThomasAlex Thomas
voiced Various
Fairuza BalkFairuza Balk
voiced Connie DiMico
Gregory JbaraGregory Jbara
voiced Various
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Sebastian
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced CoCo
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Maid
Bill EscudierBill Escudier
voiced Various
Robin LeachRobin Leach
voiced Himself
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
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Lacey ChabertLacey Chabert
voiced Meg Griffin


Lois is having her Aunt Marguerite over for an entire week! Peter is not happy about this, as he does not have a very good relationship with her. ..

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Episode Notes
"This House is Freakin' Sweet" got an Emmy Nomination.

This episode introduces the characters

Carter Pewterschmidt | Lois' Father

Barbara Pewterschmidt | Lois' Mother

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ContoursDo You Love Me11min 24sec

Episode Quotes
Peter: Your Aunt Margorite is probably laughing at me right now while she's burning in hell, may she rest in peace.

Cliff: Whenever our neighbors came over, we'd make this face (crosses eyes and sticks out tongue).
Theo: YOUR NOT LISTENING!!! I have a serious problem! I got A GIRL PREGNANT!!!! What do I do?!
Cliff: And whenever our neighbors made their face, we'd make this face (crosses and rolls eyes, starts wobbling until head falls off).
Theo: (freaks out and jumps on couch) OH GOD!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!

Ted Turner: I'd like to announce I've given the a gift the whole world can appreciate: I've colorized the moon.

Butler: (cuts eggs) Your eggs are cut sir.
Stewie: Cut my milk!
Butler: I can't sir, it's liquid.
Stewie: Imbecile! Freeze it, then cut it, and if you question me again I'll put you on diaper detail and I promise I won't make it easy for you.

Peter: You gotta help me Brian. Teach me how to be a gentleman.
Brian: Well, Peter, it's not really that hard. Let's start with polite conversation. For example, 'It's a pleasure to see you again. Lovely weather we're having.' Now you try.
Peter: 'It's a pleasure to see you again. After Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane got his skull crushed in by a friend who videotaped him having rough sex.' How's that?
Brian: Wow. Perfect. My work is done. But just for the heck of it, let's try it again.

Peter: It doesn't matter if your family doesn't think I'm good enough for you.
Lois: That's right, because all that's important is that I love you.
Peter: No, because your ancestors were nothing but a bunch of pimps and whores.

Stewie: I say, Mother, this hot dog has been on my plate for a full minute and it hasn't yet cut itself.
Lois: Honey, I'll be right there.
Stewie: Oh, by all means, take your time. Oh, and when you do finally get around to it, I'll be the one covered in flies with a belly that protrudes half-way to bloody Boston!

Robin Leach: Marguerite is a shining example of how people with a lot of money are just way better than everyone else.

Chorus: We only live to kiss your ass
Servant #1: Kiss it? Hell we'll even wipe it for you.
Chorus: From here on out its Easy street.
Peter: Any bars on that street?
Servant #2: Twenty four happy hours a day.
Peter: Oh boy!
Chorus: We'll stop Jehova's at the gate.
Guard: Can I see that pamphlet sir?
Peter: My God this house is freakin' sweet.
Chef: I make lunch, Clive makes brunch, each and everyday.
Blake: Chocolate cake, A-La-Blake
Peter: Hundred bucks, Blake is gay...
Chorus: We'll do the best we can with Meg.
Meg: Are you saying I'm ugly?
Servant #3: It doesn't matter dear, your rich now.
Chorus: We'll do your nails and rub your feet.
Lois: Oh that's not nes- oh...
Chorus: We'll do your homework every night.
Chris: It's really hard.
Servant #4: That's why we've got that Stephen Hawking Guy.
Peter: My God this house is freakin' sweet.
Peter: Used to pass lots of Gas, Lois Ran away....
Peter: Now we've got thirty rooms,
Peter: Hello beans, good bye spray!!!!
Chorus: We'd take a bullet just for you.
Stewie: Oh what a coincidence I've got one.
Lois: Stewie!
Chorus: Prepare to suck that golden teet!
Chorus: Now that Your Stinkin' rich, we'll gladly be your bitch.
Peter: My God this house,
Chorus: is Freakin' Sweeeeeeeet. Welcome!
(Break in Song)
Peter: I recognize that tone, tonight I sleep alone. But still this house is
Chorus: Freakin' sweet.

Peter: C'mon, Lois. It's time you started living like the Piece-of-Shmidt you really are!

Episode Goofs
When Lois walks by the door leading into the staff party, the sign on it says "Resort Staff Only", but when we see Peter, the sign has changed to say "Resort Stafe Only".

When Peter dances up to Lois his pants are blue but when he's dancing with her they switch to green and then switch back to blue

Mean Joe's name is misspelled on his jersey. His name is spelled G-R-E-E-N-E not G-R-E-E-N

Stewie's hot dog vanishes when Peter enters the kitchen saying 'Who said Marguerite' and reappears when he starts to curse the fact she's visiting

Lois' pearl necklace vanishes after she hears Peter's bid for the vase

Cultural References
Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater

A play on the nursery line "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater".

Peter: “Come on. Big money. Big money. No Whammy. No Whammy. STOP!”

Reference to the CBS game show “Press Your Luck” that ran from 1983 to 1986.
It made a brief resurgence on the Game Show Network entitled “Whammy! (The All-New Press Your Luck)” in April 2002 and lasted until December 2003

Arthur Plimpton: “Before she passed, your Aunt recorded a message for you”

The voice over on Aunt Margarete's video is that of Robin Leech.
The into to the video is a parody of Robin's show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” (1984-1995).

The song “This House is Freaking Sweet” is a parody of the song “I Think I'm Going to Like It Here” performed by by Grace, Annie & Servants from the long running Broadway show and 1982 movie “Annie”

Butler: “That's why we got that Stephen Hawking guy”

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking makes an appearance as Chris' potential math tutor

The “Diamonds: She'll Pretty Much Have To” cutaway is a parody of the De Beers Diamond commercials in which the same silhouetted couple would exchange diamonds, of course, the obvious exception being the fellatio reference.

The twin Grady girls from the 1980 Jack Nicholson horror classic “The Shining” appear inviting Stewie to play forever and ever and ever.
Also Stewie recites the famous line from the movie, “All Work & No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”

Brian: “Let's start with polite conversation.
For example, It's a pleasure you see you again. Lovely weather we're having. Now you try.”
Peter: “It's a pleasure to see you again. After Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane got his skull crushed in by a friend who video taped him having rough sex.
How's that?”

Peter mentions the sitcom “Hogan's Heroes” (1965-1971) and the supposed circumstances surrounding its star, Bob Crane's actual death.

Lois going down to the resort staff only room and dancing with Peter is an allusion to the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” when Jennifer's Grey's character “Baby” meets Patrick Swayze's character “Johnny” for the first time.

Stewie: “You two, fight to the death”

The 2 servants fighting to the death is a parody of the original “Star Trek” (1966-1969) episode, “Amok Time”.
Spock slashes Kirk across the chest the same way the one servant does to the other.

Brian uses the sit com “Frasier” (1993-2004) & Ricki Lake's self titled talk show “Ricki Lake” (1993-2004) in his training method to attempt to teach Peter how to be high class

Brian: “Well we've got a long road ahead but hey I've worked miracles before”

Apparently Brian was somehow responsible for Marisa Tomei's Best Supporting Actress win at the 1993 Academy Awards for “My Cousin Vinnie”

Peter: “One hundred million dollars”

A reference to Mike Myers' character of “Dr.Evil” from the “Austin Powers” movies, International Man of Mystery (1997), The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) & Goldmember (2002)

While peeing in the potted plant Brian sings “For the Love of Money” by “The O'Jays”

Ted Turner: “I'd like to announce I've given the a gift the whole world can appreciate, I've colorized the moon”

This is a reference to the time Ted Turner announced he wanted to colorize all the classic movies when in 1985, he purchased the largest film library in the world.
However when he created the cable channel Turner Classic Movies he had changed his mind and decided to keep the classic untouched.

Peter: “Bon Jovi everyone”

Peter confuses the rock group Bon Jovi (1983-Present) w/ the French word for Hello, Bonjour

Brian: “...I am your father!”
Peter: “No! That's not true! That's impossible”

This interchange between Brian & Peter is the exact same exchange that occurred between Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” when Vader revealed he was Luke's father

Peter: “I never should have dropped Mean Joe Greene's jersey”

Reference to Greene's 1979 Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial where he gave a child his jersey after a game

Peter: “This is where the Pilgrims landed at Fraggle Rock”

Peter confuses Plymouth Rock with Jim Henson's TV series “Fraggle Rock” (1983-1987)

Peter: “FYI, Lincoln had the jungle fever”

Reference to the 1991 movie “Jungle Fever” starring Wesley Snipes about an interracial couple

After getting their house back, the Griffins watch “The Cosby Show” (1984-1992).
The character “Theo” attempts to tell his father about a serious problem but “Cliff” insists on being ridiculous.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Supervising ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  Craig Hoffman
ProducerSherry Gunther
Co-ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)
Consulting ProducerGary Janetti
EditorRick McKenzie
CastingKaren Vice  |  Linda Lamontagne
Line ProducerKen Dennis
Staff WriterMike Henry (1)  |  Andrew Gormley
MusicRon Jones (1)
Post Production SupervisorWendy A. Smith
Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman
Supervising DirectorRoy Allen Smith  |  Peter Shin
Executive Story EditorChris Sheridan  |  Ricky Blitt
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Animation ProducerDavid Pritchard  |  Lolee Aries  |  John Bush (1)
Writing AssistantDave Collard  |  Ken Goin  |  Steve Callaghan
AssistantRich Rinaldi  |  Lane Schnaitter
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