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Family Guy: I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar

Peter gets in trouble for telling a sexist joke at work and is forced to go on a women's retreat in order to be more sensitive to the opposite sex (and to keep his job at Happy-Go-Lucky Toys), but the therapy works too well as Peter begins acting too much like a woman.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 2ACX02
Airdate: Tuesday March 28th, 2000

Director: Monte Young
Writer: Chris Sheridan

Guest Stars
Faith FordFaith Ford
voiced Corky Sherwood
Faith FordFaith Ford
voiced Corky Sherwood
Carlos AlazraquiCarlos Alazraqui
voiced Mr. Jonathan Weed
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced “N-Word” Jim
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced “N-Word” Jim
Candice BergenCandice Bergen
voiced Gloria Ironbox
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
voiced Bonnie Swanson
Rachael MacFarlaneRachael MacFarlane
voiced Miss Watson (Director of Women's Retreat)
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Lois 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
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Singer: Ray Charles Music: Joe Raposo“Three's Company” theme12min 42sec

Episode Quotes
Stewie: Ok, ok. I've got it, I've got it. If you cooked any more slowly, you wouldn't need an egg timer. You'd need an egg calendar. Ah ha ha ha. Oh, that's right. I went there.

Peter: Why do women have boobs? So you got something to look at while you're talkin' to 'em.

Peter: Okay, okay, how many dirty stinkin' apes does it take to screw in a light bulb? Three. One dirty stinkin' ape to screw in the light bulb, and two dirty stinkin' apes to throw feces at each other!

Peter: Women are not people, they are devices built by our Lord Jesus Christ for our entertainment.

Stewie: Hey, mother, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster.

Lois: I guarantee you a man made that commercial.
Peter: Of course a man made it. It's a commercial Lois, not a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

Peter: (to a bus load of girls) I'll be Charlie and all of you can be my angels. (Looks at ugly one)Except you. You be Bosley.

Miss Ironbox: The filing is done, Mr. Griffin.
Peter: Thank you Miss Ironbox. You are a valued
member of our business team, and I will give you a
raise tomorrow if you come to work without a shirt on.
Miss Ironbox: Mr. Griffin!
Peter: I'm sor...I'm sorry, that came out wrong.
Lemme' try again. Nice ass.

Peter: If I wasn't so sure you were a lesbian, I'd say you were coming on to me.

Peter: (runs to picketers bearing signs that say "Free Tibet") Free Tibet! I'll take it! (Runs to phone booth.) Hello, China? I think I have something you may want, but it's gonna cost you....that's right--all the tea.

Lois: You gave up a boat for free tickets to a crappy comedy club!
Peter: Come one, Lois, you're acting like this is the first time I ever did something stupid.

Peter: Lois, less talkie more fetchie.
Lois: I'm just gonna assume that's Chinese for 'I love you.'

Episode Goofs
On the 'Productivity Chart' hanging on the wall in Mr. Weed's office; the months of March and May are abbreviated with a 'W' instead of an 'M'.

After the woman jumps into the trust quilt the subtitles indicate Miss Watson says “Wonderful” but her mouth never moves.

During the fight with Gloria, the straps on Lois' dress break but when Peter rushes her out of the banquet hall & seen clearly when it's laying on the floor back in their bedroom, we see the straps are once again intact.

Also during the fight with Gloria, Lois and Gloria fall into the pool (why the Biltmore Hotel has a pool in the middle of the banquet hall is another story but anyway), Gloria is wearing her blue jacket but when she emerges the jacket is gone.

The hairdryer has vanished when Peter asks Lois about the date and his being late.

Cultural References
Peter: “Well at least I'll be the fattest guy on Spooner street to get a boat”

Apparently, the man who lives next to Quagmire is a parody of the character “Fat Albert” from “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” (1972-1982).

However Peter calls him by the name of American TV and movie actress Della Reese (1931-), possibly best known for her role as “Tess” on “Touched by an Angel” (1994-2003)

Peter: “Boating's in my blood, ever since my great-great grandfather Huck Griffin rafted down the mighty Mississippi”

Peter's (fictitious) relative is a parody of the character of “Huckleberry Finn” from the 1884 novel “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” written by Mark Twain.

Peter: “Okay, Okay, how many dirty stinking apes does it take to screw in a light bulb?”
“One dirty stinking ape to screw in the light bulb and 2 dirty stinking apes to throw feces at each other.”

Peter in the net surrounded by gun toating apes is a reference to the 1968 scifi movie “Planet of the Apes” starring Charleton Heston (1923-2008) and Heston's line in the film, “Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape”

Peter: “Here's what I'm thinking. I'll be Charlie, and you can all be my angels.
Except you... you be Bosley”

“Charlie's Angels” (1976-1981) (the TV show and 2 feature films) featured three female super agents who took orders from a man named “Charlie”.
The character John “Bosley” was the assistant to the unseen “Charlie”

Peter: “You wouldn't believe what I had to go through when Lois was pregnant”

Peter is seen laying in bed listening to Lois get sick in the bathroom so he turns up the TV which is playing the theme song for the 70's/80's sitcom “Three's Company” (1977-1984).
It plays again at the very end of the episode.

2 former Gold medal winning Olympians are mentioned in this episode... Diver Greg Louganis (1960-) & Gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968-)

The “Million Man March” is featured in this episode.
It was a mass gathering held in Washington D.C., on October 16, 1995.
Under the leadership of Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan, black men from across the United States converged on Washington in an effort to “convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black male”.

Civil rights & political activist Jesse Jackson (1941-) is briefly featured as a speaker.

American author, teacher, social critic and dissident feminist Camille Anne Paglia (1947-) is mentioned in this episode.
Her book, “Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson”, published in 1990, became a bestseller.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Supervising ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  Craig Hoffman
ProducerMike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Sherry Gunther
Co-ProducerRicky Blitt  |  Chris Sheridan
Associate ProducerLouis J. Cuck
EditorJohn Walts
CastingKaren Vice  |  Linda Lamontagne
Line ProducerDebby Hindman  |  Ken Dennis
Staff WriterSteve Callaghan  |  Michael Shipley  |  Alex Borstein  |  Jim Bernstein
MusicWalter Murphy
Supervising DirectorPeter Shin  |  Pete Michels (1)
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Writing AssistantKen Goin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
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