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Family Guy: Dammit Janet

Lois enrolls Stewie in a daycare center when she worries about his social skills, where Stewie falls for a girl named Janet.
Meanwhile, Lois gets a job as an airline stewardess to combat her boredom at home, but Peter ends up taking advantage of the situation after Quagmire tells him that family members of stewardesses can travel on airplanes for free.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x15
Production Number: 2ACX09
Airdate: Tuesday June 13th, 2000

Guest Stars
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment
voiced Various
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Various
Mo CollinsMo Collins
voiced Various
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Camryn ManheimCamryn Manheim
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
After the terrorist attacks in New York City & Washington D.C. on September 11th 2001, FOX edited the scene where Lois finds the pilots "dead".
The scene remained intact when it aired on Cartoon Network's adult swim.

Episode Quotes
Lois: Peter, do you even know which one of our children I'm talking about?
Peter: Gordon?

Lois: It's like I always tell the kids, a quitter never wins and don't trust whitie.

Peter: A Job? Lois the seventies are over, forget it.

Cat in the Hat: Your parents will be home any minute, are you sure you don't want me to clean the place up?
Young Peter: No, no, go... it'll be funny.

Lois: A flight attendant? Wow, that does sound exciting. What made you change your mind?
Peter: Just my desire to see you happy.
Lois: Aww.... (hugs peter)
Peter: And to exploit your hard labour for free travel and fun.
Lois: What?
Peter: Shhh... I didn't say anything. Go to sleep crazy lady.

Stewie: Duck, duck, (slaps Janet on the head) GOOSE!
(Janet cries)
Stewie: Oh come on I barely hit you! See this is why people don't respect the WNBA!

Peter: Wait, wait, wait, wait a second. You're tellin' me that I came all the way to Kentucky to get some of your fried chicken, and the Colonel isn't even workin' today?!?

Stewie: (slapping a girl in his daycare on the butt) Just look at that butt, that is a tight butt....hmmm.

Lois: I've seen that crappy Julia Roberts movie forty-seven times. Have you seen the lips on that woman? Like a baboon's ass on her face.

Episode Goofs
Stewie sings about "picking up forget-me-nots", in a field of yellow flowers. However, Forget-Me-Nots are actually blue.

While Peter and Lois are floating back to America from Cuba, Lois says they are floating somewhere in the Atlantic. However, unless they have drifted WAY off course, this is highly unlikely.
They would have to be in either the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico.

The blocks Stewie is playing with change between shots.
When we read “My Lovely Janet”, the red “M” on the top tier has a moon on its side, the purple “L” in the 2nd tier has a star on its side & the red “J” on the bottom has nothing

... but when we see the blocks from the back, the red “M” has a sideways 6 or 9, the purple “L” has a basketball & the red “J” has a star.

Also, when Stewie knocks the blocks & they spell “I Long For You” & “Ride That Pony” all the designs on the other sides are gone but reappear when seen from afar.

When we see Kurt Cobain on stage from afar, the hole in his jeans is in the left pant leg but when we see him backstage, the hole is in the right leg.

In the wide shot of the kids at nap time, we see there's a girl in blue napping to Janet's left (our right), but when Stewie crawls over to Janet, the girl is missing

... but when Stewie joins Janet on her mat, the girl has reappeared.

Also, in the wide shot, on the right side (as we see the wide shot) of the girl in blue there is a white boy in a light blue shirt napping but when Stewie crawls to Janet the boy has been replaced by a black child in a pink shirt.

Stewie crawls back to his mat to get Janet some Animal Crackers when he didn't have any when he was talking to Leonard.

In the wide shot of the kids at nap time there's a girl w/ dark pink shorts and light pink shirt sleeping above Stewie

... however when Stewie crawls to Janet the girl has been replaced by the boy in an orange shirt and green pants who was napping to the right of Leonard in the wide shot.

The girl in pink is missing completely when Stewie turns and says “You don't care about me” and she is back when Stewie storms off.

In the wide shot, Janet, the boy wearing a red shirt and brown shorts, the girl in pink, the girl w/ pigtails in blue all instantly switch positions when Stewie looks back.

Cultural References
This episode's title, “Dammit Janet” is a reference to the British musical stage production & 1975 film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.
The second song in the show called “Dammit Janet”

Stewie: “Humina-Humina-Humina”

This was the catch phrase of the character “Ed Norton” (played by Art Carney (1918-2003)) from “The Honeymooners” (1952-1970)

Stewie: “Steve walks warily down the street with his brim pulled way down low”

Stewie sings a line from the 1980 song by Queen, “Another One Bites The Dust”

Peter: “I was quite a troublemaker myself when I was a kid”

The Dr. Seuss character from the book of the same name, The Cat In The Hat (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) makes an appearance in this episode.

Lois: “Chris stop it, what would the neighbors think?”

The Griffin's neighbors are apparently the characters “Abner” & “Gladys Kravitz” from the television sitcom of the 60's and early 70's, “Bewitched” (1964-1972)

Lois: “Oh my god! The actress who was the girl in Escape From Witch Mountain”

Lois once met Kim Richards (1964-), one of the two child stars of the 1975 Disney film, “Escape From Witch Mountain”

Stewie: “I say, does anyone know how The Practice ended last night?”

The ABC courtroom drama, “The Practice” (1997-2004) is mentioned in this episode.
One of the stars of “The Practice”, Camryn Manheim (1961-) does a voice in this episode.

Peter: “Fly for free! Sorry Tink, looks like I don't need you anymore”

The Disney character, “Tinkerbell” is featured in this episode.
She apparently was helping Peter fly the same way she did in the original story & 1953's “Peter Pan”

American actor Morgan Freeman (1937-) and his role as President in the 1998 film “Deep Impact” are mentioned in this episode, along with American actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-)

Peter: “What if Kurt Cobain had quit?”

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) was the lead singer of the grunge rock group, Nirvana (1985-1994)

Kurt's wife Courtney Love (1964-) is also featured in the cutaway (and as some believe the cause of his death).

Stewie: “You know it's odd Janet, but when I'm with you, I'm...Oh how do I describe it?”

The song Stewie sings to Janet is the 1946 song “You Make Me Feel So Young”, composed by Josef Myrow, with lyrics written by Mack Gordon.
It has been performed by Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), Jack Jones (1938-), Mel Tormé (1925-1999) & Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)

Peter: “Winston Churchill we hardly knew ye”

The former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is mentioned in this episode.
Churchill lead the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955

Peter: “Just this morning, I went to Kentucky”

Peter apparently went to Kentucky to visit the fast food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken to see the commercial/trademark character “Colonel Sanders” not knowing the man who played him, who was also the founder of KFC, Harland David Sanders died in 1980

American actress Julia Roberts (1967-) is mentioned in this episode

Diane Simmons: “A fat man who is inexplicably married to an attractive redhead”

The artist rendering Diane shows is that of “Fred” & “Wilma Flintstone”

Peter: “You people are nothing like the Communists they show on TV”

The cutaway to the fictitious TV show “The Communists” features word play jokes on the Communist leaders of the past, Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), Karl Marx (1818-1883) & Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) w/ Khrushchev coming in and dancing on the table.
“Stalling”/Stalin, “Marks”/Marx & “Have to”/Khrushchev

Visual: “Taco” T-Shirt

The “Taco” T-Shirt seen in the Black Market is an allusion to the series of commercials for the American fast food chain, Taco Bell and the “Taco Bell Chihuahua” who's slogan was, “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!”.
The dog that appeared in the commercials, Gidget, died July 21st, 2009.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerCraig Hoffman  |  Daniel Palladino  |  Danny Smith (1)
ProducerBilliam Coronel  |  Sherry Gunther  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Mike Barker (1)
Co-ProducerChris Sheridan  |  Ricky Blitt
Consulting ProducerGreg Garcia  |  Gary Janetti
Associate ProducerLouis J. Cuck
EditorJohn Walts
CastingKaren Vice  |  Linda Lamontagne
Line ProducerKen Dennis  |  Debby Hindman
Staff WriterAlex Borstein  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Bobby Bowman
MusicWalter Murphy
Story EditorJim Bernstein  |  Michael Shipley  |  Mark Hentemann  |  Mike Henry (1)
Supervising DirectorPeter Shin  |  Pete Michels (1)
Executive Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Writing AssistantDave Collard  |  Ken Goin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
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