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Family Guy: DaBoom

Peter freaks out when a man in a chicken suit warns him about the end of the world coming due to the Y2K computer virus and ropes his family into staying with him in the basement on New Years' Eve.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 2ACX06
Airdate: Sunday December 26th, 1999



  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Glenn Quagmire
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Recurring
Joey SlotnickJoey Slotnick
voiced Various
Recurring
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Recurring
Mike HenryMike Henry
voiced Cleveland
Recurring
Patrick DuffyPatrick Duffy
As Bobby Ewing
Recurring
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Victoria PrincipalVictoria Principal
As Pamela Ewing
Recurring
Will SassoWill Sasso
voiced Randy Newman
Recurring
Jack Perkins (2)Jack Perkins (2)
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
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike HenryMike Henry
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
This is the first episode in which Meg is voiced by Mila Kunis.

This episode introduces the characters

Ernie


Tricia Takanawa




Episode Quotes
Chris: All right! Fudgie The Whale! And Cookiepus! And Cookie-O-Pus! And Nutty The Chocolate Ghost!

Chris: Oh no! The government's here! Run E.T., run!

Cashier: This coupon's expired.
Peter: (to the Giant Chicken) You son of a bitch!

Peter: No, Silly Rabbit Trix are for kids. Damn long ears, trying to steal Easter from Jesus.

Brian: Oh my god! They're eating Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa!
Peter: That's crazy...they'll just be hungry again in an hour.

Peter: Y2K? What are you selling, chicken or sex jelly?

(Lois and Peter come out wearing the same dress.)
Peter: Well one of us is gonna have to change.
(Lois gives him a look.)
Peter: Okay. Unzip me.

Peter: I don't take coupons from giant chickens, not after last time.

Peter: Everyone knows there are only two things that can survive a nuclear holocaust: cockroaches and Twinkies. And there's a Twinkie factory in Natick!



Episode Goofs
As Brian is walking into the cellar part of his head disappears.


While packing the car to leave for Natick Peter says, "We just gotta get to that twinky factor and we'll have all the food we need!". After that the grin on his face changes to frown.

Meg continues to talk after her lips stop moving while setting the rat traps up around Joe.

Meg sets a total of 9 traps around Joe. When the family is driving away we see 10 traps, then there are 7 when the giant rat shows up.

Also Joe switches positions, he's originally angled towards the Griffin's house but when the family drives off, he's facing the opposite direction.



The scar on Peter's nose keeps dissapearing/reappearing throughout their journey to New Quahog.

At the end of the episode, when the Griffin's are walking down the road, Brian is not with them. However, after a close up of Lois and Peter, Brian is with them again.



While watching Quahog 5 news on the TV set, you can clearly see Tom and Diane are holding glasses filled with a red drink. However, in the close up, their drinks are clear.


The image produced when Ernie's head is copied would be impossible realistically, but even within the Family Guy world it's still in error. Ernie's right eye is closed but in the copies, it is opened.


The Y in the 'Happy New Year' that is formed by the missiles firing change when the scene changes.
Oddly enough, the 'Y' is perfect when the officer says it's a little misshapen.


Stewie's photo is missing from the wall when Lois asks the kids if they've seen Peter but when E.T. has run through the room, Stewie's photo is back and Meg's is missing.

Also, the buttons on Chris' jacket briefly vanish.


Cleveland's cards are solid blue on both sides.




Cultural References
Norman Fell is seen in the in memorial.
Norman may be best known for his role as Mister Roper on the sitcom Three's Company” (1977-1984) and the spin-off The Ropers” (1979-1980).


Peter: “Y2K, what you selling, chicken or sex jelly?”

Peter is referring to the “personal lubricant” KY Jelly

Peter: “Nooo! Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.”

Peter confronts the General Mills' cereal mascot, the “Trix Rabbit”, and thwarts his taking of TRIX cereal while spouting the commercial's catch phrase, “Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids.”


Peter: “...I bet you run into those two dead bailiff ladies from Night Court and you're not going to know which one is which”

Peter is referring to Selma Diamond & Florence Halop who played the bailiffs during the first 3 seasons of the NBC sitcom “Night Court” (1984-1992), Selma in Seasons 1 & 2, Florence in Season 3.
Both actresses died of lung cancer

Chris: “Oh my God, the government is here! Run, E.T., run!”

(Obvious) Reference to the 1982 Steven Spielberg film “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”.
Oddly enough, the suit Peter wears is very similar to the ones worn by the Government in the film.


Peter: “Hey Lois, remember when I was the third Hardy Boy”

Peter is referring to the series of juvenile criminal detection books, “The Hardy Boys”, chronicling the fictional adventures of teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy first published in 1927.

Lois: “When I think back at all the food we've wasted in this house”

Peter watches “Magnum, P.I.” (1980-1988) & attempts to feed Tom Selleck's character Magnum baked beans but refuses to feed Higgins (John Hillerman).


TV Announcer: “And now back to A&E's Biography: Twinkee the Kid”

“Twinkee the Kid” (obviously) is the mascot for Twinkees.

During his fictitious A&E Biography episode, he is dressed as DC Comics' super heroine, Wonder Woman.


Jorad: “Show me potato salad!”

Allusion to the American game show “Family Feud” (1976-1985)(1988-1995)(1999-Current).


Man: “Sure is. Except for Randy Newman”

Randy Newman is an Academy Award–winning American singer/songwriter possibly best known for his many film scores.


Stewie: “Game over man, game over!”

Stewie's quote is an allusion to the 1986 scifi movie “Aliens”.
Bill Paxton's character Hudson said the same line.

Peter: “No words... should have sent... a poet.”

Reference to 1997's “Contact” starring Jodie Foster.
This is the same line spoken by Jodie's character Eleanor Arroway after she sees the splendor of outer space.


Stewie: “Look at me, I'm Fred Astaire”

Allusion to Astaire's famous dance number from 1951's “Royal Wedding” when he danced on the walls and ceiling using a rotating set.


Peter: “...and I'm the one who gave elocution lessons to Rosie Perez”

Academy Award nominated Rosie Perez is possibly best known for her unique voice.


The ending is a take off of the May 1986 Season 6 cliffhanger episode of “Dallas” (1978-1991) when Pam wakes up to find Bobby in the shower.

Patrick Duffy and Victoria Principal reprise their “Dallas” roles from the series to do this live action episode ending.


As the marquee says, Brian's one man play Tru, is based on the life of American author, Truman Capote (1924-1984).
During Brian's lines, he mentions Truman's 1958 novella 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', and he alludes to Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) starred in the movie of the same name.


The 42nd President, Bill Clinton (1946-) and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-) are shown in this episode. The joke being since Bill was a known for cheating on Hillary while in office, since the world is ending, Bill might as well get one last grab in.




Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Supervising ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  Craig Hoffman
ProducerMatt Weitzman  |  Sherry Gunther  |  Mike Barker (1)
Co-ProducerRicky Blitt  |  Chris Sheridan
Consulting ProducerGary Janetti
EditorRick McKenzie
CastingLinda Lamontagne  |  Karen Vice
Line ProducerKen Dennis  |  Debby Hindman
Staff WriterSteve Callaghan  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Michael Shipley  |  Alex Borstein
MusicWalter Murphy
Story EditorNeil Goldman  |  Garrett Donovan  |  Mike Henry  |  Mark Hentemann
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)  |  Peter Shin
Assistant ProducerLouis J. Cuck
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorChong Lee
Writing AssistantKen Goin  |  Dave Collard
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
 
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