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Family Guy: He's Too Sexy for His Fat

Chris becomes self-conscious about his weight, so Peter helps him exercise. When the exercise doesn't work, Peter opts for Chris to get liposuction and ends up getting liposuction himself.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 2ACX10
Airdate: Tuesday June 27th, 2000

Director: Glen Hill
Writer: Chris Sheridan

Guest Stars
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced Various
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Flaherty
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Flaherty
Jay MohrJay Mohr
voiced Logan
Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
voiced Blonde Girl (on scavenger hunt)
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
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
Episode Notes
This episode introduces the characters

Barnaby (left) & Phineas (right)

Episode Quotes
Girl: I can't take a credit card sir. I need real money.
Peter: Oh yeah? Watcha sellin'? Meth, ex, crack, dust, coke, block, crystal????? In MY NEIGHBORHOOD?! I don’t think so!!
(Peter smashes the lemonade stand)

Security Guard: You're not a shoplifter, you're just a fat kid. Sorry about that fatty fat fatty. Hey Tom he's just a fat kid! Aren't you, fatty? You're just a big ol' fat kid. Here's some chocolate fatso.

Peter: Wow, when you're beautiful doors magically open for you!
Beautiful People's Club Man: Actually, it opened because you stepped on that black square. (Pause) Of course if that's wasn't there, it would have opened anyway because you're beautiful.

Lois: Peter, wake up! Our son is covered in fleas!
Peter: That's nothing! When I was a kid, I was covered in ticks!
Lois: This isn't a competition!
Peter: It was back then. (Glances over at trophy, 'Most Ticks 1965')

Lois: What kind of egotistical, selfish, moronic and idiotic person would get liposuction... Who? WHO?
(Peter walks in at half of his weight)
Stewie: Oh my God... It has finally happened, he has become so massive that he collapsed into himself like a neutron star.

Lifeguard: Sir you can't park your van on the diving board.
Peter: That's not a van, that's my son.

Lois: Oh Good job Stewie! Clean Plate! But...
Stewie: Yes yes, i got more of it on my face. Yes that one never gets old.
Lois: (hands Stewie a piece of cake) Here you go. Eat up.
(Chris walks in.)
Stewie: I'm ready! Well, lets see wat we have today. Big piece of chocolate cake for me. And OH-- something very nice for BIG FAT YOU! (Hands Chris a leaf from the plant in the middle of the table.) Bon appitet! Oh and you can have my fork, I shan't be using it. Watch me. Yes that's it. (Shoves face into cake.)

Chris: (looking at the Twinkie in his hand) I'm going to turn you into poo.

(Stewie lies asleep in bed)
Stewie: (sleeping, then yawns) What the deuce?!! FLEAS! ARGHH!! (Jumps out his bed and runs down the hallway, sliips and crahses into the table at the end of the hallway.) Damn you Mop and Glow!!!

Security Guard: Alright son, I'm gonna need those hams back. (reaches into Chris' shirt)
Guard: Oh, your not a shoplifter, you're just a fat kid, aren't you, fatty fat fattington!

Meg: Whoa! Chris have you loot weight? You look wicked skinny! I'm jealous!
Chris: Really? Cause...cause I'm jealous of your mustache!
Meg: I don't have a mustache!!!!!

Chris: Oh, I hate vegetables.
Lois: Honey, they're good for you.
Chris: Oooh, they taste like a monkey, a monkey that's past its prime.

Episode Goofs
Peter's glasses disappear when the beautiful people's club member shakes Peter's hand in the super market.

Throughout the episode, Stewie became very fat, but in the final scene at the hospital, he is normal sized again without any explanation.

Chris' reflection in the water of being shaken by the bear is moving much slower than he really is.

Cultural References
The episode title “He's Too Sexy for His Fat” is a take off of the 1992 song “I'm Too Sexy” by the English trio Right Said Fred from their album “Up”.
The lines of the song being... “I'm too sexy for... my love”, “ shirt”, “...Milan”, “...New York”, “...Japan”, “...your party”, “ car”, “ hat”, “ cat” & finally “...this song”

Stewie impersonates Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner (1926-) and introduces American actor James Caan (1940-).
This may also a reference to the fact James Caan actually lived at the Playboy Mansion for a short while in the 1970s.

Stewie: “Wake up Leona!”

Reference to Leona Helmsley (1920-2007).
Leona was a billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate investor. She had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean".
She was investigated and later convicted of federal income tax evasion and other crimes in 1989.

Stewie: “That's it! Time for doggie to go the way of Old Yeller.”

Reference to the ending of the 1956 novel by Frank Gipson & 1957 Disney movie when after protecting the family from a wolf, the main character, the family dog Old Yeller contracts rabies and has to be put down.

Stewie: “I picked this up on Dateline from that yummy exo-skeleton, Maria Shriver...This must be where Wilford Brimley was strangled by Bob Crane”

Dateline is an NBC news program that began in 1992. It is often used as a filler show and was once shown 3 or 4 times a week.

Maria Shriver (1955-) was a contributing anchor on Dateline from 1989 until 2004.

Wilford Brimley (1934-) is an American actor possibly best known for his roles in “Cocoon” and its sequel.

Bob Crane (1934-1978) was an American actor best remembered for his lead role as “Col. Robert Hogan” from the American sitcom “Hogan's Heroes” (1965-1971).
Bob, (& not Wilford obviously), was in fact murdered in a hotel room.

Stewie: “This is marvelous! I feel like a young Johnny Weissmuller”

Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984) was considered the greatest swimmer in the world in the 1920's.
He won 5 Olympic Gold medals and 1 Olympic Bronze medal.
He won a total of 52 U.S. championships and broke or set 67 World swimming records.
He may be best remembered for his many performances as “Tarzan”

Peter: “ your great-great-great uncle, Jabba the Griffin”

Obvious reference to the character “Jabba the Hutt” from 1983's “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”, complete with “Princess Leia” in her slave outfit.

Stewie: (faking orgasm)
Brian: “I'll have what he's having.”

Reference to the scene & line from the 1989 romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally” starring Meg Ryan (1961-) & Billy Crystal (1947-).

Brian's “I'll have what he's having” line was spoken by director Rob Reiner's mother after seeing Sally's (Ryan) faked orgasm.

Cleveland: “Well Nell Carter used to be twice as big before Broderick got through with her. FYI he used the fat he took out of her to make the two kids from 'Good Burger'”

Nell Carter (1948-2003) was a American actress best remembered from her starring role as “Nell Harper” from the 80's sitcom “Gimme a Break!” (1981-1987).

The “two kids from Good Burger” are Kel Mitchell (1978-) & Kenan Thompson (1978-) & “Good Burger” is a 1997 Nickelodeon movie.

Former first lady from 1993-2001, former United States New York Senator from 2001-2008, and President Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is mentioned in this episode.

Meg: “A lot of famous people have done it”

American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979-) is portrayed in this episode as a young Eskimo boy.

Brian: “Aww what happened, Orson fall down?”

Brian's referring to famous Oscar© winning director Orson Welles (1915-1985).
In his later years, Orson had become very overweight, hence the comparison.

Paul Bunyan is mentioned in this episode.
Paul is a mythological lumberjack who appears in tall tales of American folklore.

Peter: “I mean look at me. How strange... should watch the road but can't look away... too beautiful.”

This is a reference to the Greek myth of Narcissus. Narcissus wished to be beautiful.
His wish was granted, but when he looked at his reflection, he fell in love with his own image and drowned trying to touch it.

Dr. Hartman: “Well Mr. Griffin, the bandages are ready to come off... and now I will take off this protective Potato Head mask”

Reference to the classic toy “Mr. Potato Head” created in 1952 by Hasbro.

The blue bug on the roof of the Quahog Pest Control is a real Rhode Island landmark.
The Big Blue Bug, also known as Nibbles Woodaway is the giant termite mascot of New England Pest Control, located along I-95 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Episode References
In this episode we find out Cleveland has a brother named Broderick who is a plastic surgeon.

However, he was never seen or mentioned again until the January 31st, 2010 episode of “The Cleveland Show”, “Our Gang” where he is seen returning from military service. He is seen again in a photo on Cleveland's wall in 2012's “The Men in Me”.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerCraig Hoffman  |  Danny Smith (1)  |  Daniel Palladino
Supervising ProducerPeter Shin
ProducerMike Barker (1)  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Sherry Gunther  |  Billiam Coronel
Co-ProducerChris Sheridan  |  Ricky Blitt
Consulting ProducerGary Janetti
Associate ProducerLouis J. Cuck
EditorRick McKenzie
CastingKaren Vice  |  Linda Lamontagne
Line ProducerDebby Hindman  |  Ken Dennis
Staff WriterSteve Callaghan  |  Alex Borstein  |  Bobby Bowman
MusicRon Jones (1)
Story EditorJim Bernstein  |  Michael Shipley  |  Mark Hentemann
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)
Executive Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman
Assistant DirectorRobert Foster (1)
Writing AssistantDave Collard  |  Ken Goin
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
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