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Family Guy: Let's Go to the Hop

When toad-licking becomes the popular new drug of choice for the students of James Woods High, Peter goes undercover as a high schooler to stop it--but ends up dating popular girl, Connie D'Amico.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: 2ACX04
Airdate: Tuesday June 06th, 2000

Guest Stars
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Fairuza BalkFairuza Balk
voiced Various
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Joey SlotnickJoey Slotnick
voiced Various
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Mary Kay BergmanMary Kay Bergman
voiced Various
Patrick BristowPatrick Bristow
voiced Various
Wayne Collins (1)Wayne Collins (1)
voiced Various
Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
voiced Himself
Tom DorfmeisterTom Dorfmeister
voiced Various
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 Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
"Oh my God we're going to die!" and "Do you remember if I closed the garage door this morning?" is the conversation spoken by the two Korean men who fall out of the plane. The subtitles are in Korean.

This episode introduces the characters

Connie D'Amico (Connie DiMico alternate spelling)
| Meg's classmate & the most popular girl in school |

| Connie's friend |

Neil Goldman
| Mort & Muriel's Son |

Principal Shepherd

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billy OceanGet Out of My Dream, Get Into My Car18min 47sec
Simple MindsDon't You Forget About Me21min 09sec

Episode Quotes
Tony The Tiger: And you know what I got for Christmas? A pack of cigarettes. My dad grabbed me and said, 'Smoke 'em up Tony, they're grrrreat!'.....bastard.

Peter: Thanks, Spider-Man!
Spider-Man: Everybody gets one.

Peter: ...and that's my plan, Principal. So, what do you think?
Principal: But... you didn't tell me anything? You just sat down & said "And that's my plan".

Peter: Greg Allman, what did you do when life got you down?
Greg Allman: Me? I did a lot of drugs, married some broad named Cher. I wouldn't reccommend either.

Peter: I had such a crush on her. Until I met you Lois. You're my silver medal.

Stewie: You know, mother, this could almost have passed for a palatable banana pudding, but without Nilla wafers it's just another one of your wretched culinary abortions. Now clean it up!

Teacher: That's correct. A girl answered a math problem. You know what that means. A WITCH!"

Peter: This is great. Not only did I live long enough to see Meg go to her first dance but I'm taking her too. Thanks, Geritol.

Peter: Sweet statutory, you look beautiful.

Peter: You'll get chills all through your body
And you'll lose all control
Of your bladder and your sphincter
That's your butt hole
Cause if you use toad
Then I'm telling you
You can kiss your life goodbye
Yeah, when you use toad
It'll mess you up
It'll make your mama cry, that's no lie
You'll choke on your tongue and die
Gotta give it up
Students: Give up the toad now
Peter: It's no joke, buddy
Gotta give it up
Students: Gotta give up the toad now
Peter: Or you'll croak, buddy
Gotta give it up
Students: Gotta give up the toad now
Peter: And don't smoke or you'll see
It hurts to pee
There'll be blood gushing from you
Every time that you cough
And forget getting lucky
It falls off
You better wise up
Cause I'm telling you
Toad is what Lando forbids
Gotta give it all up
Or you're gonna see
Your whole life will hit the skids
And your kids will be born without eyelids
Gotta give it up
Students: Give up the toad now
Thanks to you, Lando
Give it up
Brian: Give up the toad now
Students: Thanks to you, Lando
Peter: Give it up
Students: Gotta give up the toad now
Peter: I'm no fool, Lando's cool
All: Yeah!

Peter: You'll never understand, you don't remember what it's like to be my age!
Lois: I'm two years younger than you!

Peter: Hey Brian Look! (Peter points to book). Charles Dickens, Hehehe.

Episode Goofs
While Lois and Peter put on their S&M gear, Lois lights three candles on the nightstand.

Throughout the scene, the candle holders appear and disappear.

The robe Lois drops on the floor before she takes her gloves out of the drawer has vanished when she puts on her boots.

Meg's fork (or perhaps spoon) vanishes between shots

In the Breakfast Club scene, Captain Crunch is wearing red but the character actually wears blue & the Trix Rabbit is pink instead of the normal character's white.
The other mascots look fairly close to their original counterparts.
(However, perhaps to avoid copyright issues, this may have been done intentionally)

When Lois & Peter confront Meg about the toad, it is daytime but when their conversation continues after the cutaway, it is suddenly nighttime.

Cultural References
Let's Go To The Hop

"At the Hop" is a song from Danny and the Juniors, supposed to be around the time that Grease is set in.

Kid: “I finally get Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night. It's a comedy that's too good to be funny”

“Sports Night” (1998-2000) was a short lived comedy series that was critically acclaimed and award winning but no one watched.

The DoubleFresh Gum commercial Peter, Lois & Brian watch is a parody of the real life “Doublemint Gum” commercials featuring the Doublemint Twins.

Tom Tucker: “For you parents, toad licking is also known as Lilypadding, Frenching the Prince and doing Kermit”

“Doing Kermit” is of course a reference to the famous Muppet, “Kermit the Frog”

Chris: “Hello little sea monkeys”

Sea Monkeys are actually dehydrated brine shrimp that could be ordered on the back pages of comic books in the 1970's.

Kid on TV: “Mr. Toad, how many licks of you does it take to get to the center of a Rhode Island State Prison?”

This is a reference to the commercials from the 70's for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops
The original commercials featured the boy asking various animals “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”.
This one in question features an Owl and the boy asking the question and Mr. Owl responding, “One, Two, Three” and he bites the Tootsie Pop and says “Three”

Lando: “Aren't they phat and stupid and poppin' fresh?”

Poppin' Fresh is actually the advertising icon and mascot of The Pillsbury Company he is also known as The Pillsbury Doughboy

Lando: “Ayyy!”

Lando's “Ayyy” and his hitting the jukebox is a reference to the character “Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli” (played by Henry Winkler (1945-)) from the long running sitcom “Happy Days” (1974-1984)

Lando: “Holy crap! It's the Breakfast Club”

“The Breakfast Club” is a movie from 1985 that features a group of high schoolers played by Emilio Estevez (1962-), Anthony Michael Hall (1968-), Judd Nelson (1959-), Molly Ringwald (1968-) & Ally Sheedy (1962-) who have to spend a Saturday in detention however instead of the cast of the movie the cereal mascots, Fruit Loops' Toucan Sam, Frosted Flakes' Tony the Tiger, the Trix Rabbit, Lucky the Lucky Charms Leprechaun & Captain Crunch are in detention.

“Tony the Tiger” also says a variation of a line from the movie said by the character “John Bender” (Judd Nelson)

Visual: Peter's Graffiti: “Thompson Twins Rule”

“The Thompson Twins” were a musical group that was formed in April 1977 and broke up in May 1993. They achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s.
Oddly enough, they had 3 members, none of them twins or related & none of which were named Thompson.

Lando: “Let me tell you about it, stud”

Lando's song “Give Up The Toad” is based on the song “You're the One That I Want” performed by John Travolta (1954-) & Olivia Newton John (1948-) from the 1978 movie “Grease”

Lando: “This is great. Not only did I live long enough to see Meg go to her first dance, but I'm taking her too. Thanks Geritol.”

Allusion to the commercials for Geritol, a US trademarked name for various iron supplements marketed to the elderly.

“Oliver Twist” (1838), the second novel written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is parodied in this episode.

Musician Gregg Allman (1947-) is mentioned in this episode.

Peter: “I gotta fight for my right to party”

Allusion to the 1987 song, “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by The Beastie Boys

The instrumental music that plays as Peter sneaks out of the house is the 1982 song, “Somebody's Baby” by Jackson Browne (1948-)

The Marvel character “Spider-Man” makes an appearance in this episode.

The very end of the episode that features a freeze frame of Lando raising his fist in the air is also a reference to the 1985 John Hughes (1950-2009) film, “The Breakfast Club”.
The end of “The Breakfast Club” features the same freeze frame with Judd Nelson's character, “John Bender” as well as the same song, “Don't You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Supervising ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  Craig Hoffman
ProducerMike Barker (1)  |  Sherry Gunther  |  Matt Weitzman
Co-ProducerChris Sheridan  |  Ricky Blitt
Consulting ProducerGary Janetti
Associate ProducerLouis J. Cuck
EditorRick McKenzie
CastingLinda Lamontagne  |  Karen Vice
Line ProducerKen Dennis  |  Debby Hindman
Staff WriterSteve Callaghan  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Michael Shipley  |  Alex Borstein
MusicRon Jones (1)
Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman  |  Mike Henry (1)
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)  |  Peter Shin
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorRobert Foster (1)
Writing AssistantDave Collard  |  Ken Goin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
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