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Family Guy: Fore, Father

When Peter realizes that Chris has no ambition, he sets his sights on being a father figure to Cleveland's hyperactive son, Cleveland, Jr. Meanwhile, Stewie gets a vaccination at the doctor's office, and thinks it's a mind-control serum when he begins to fall ill.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 2ACX16
Airdate: Tuesday August 01st, 2000

Director: Scott Wood
Writer: Bobby Bowman

Guest Stars
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
voiced Mary Ingalls (Kevin's Wife)
Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
voiced Mary Ingalls (Kevin's Wife)
Wally WingertWally Wingert
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
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
This episode was the last episode to air until 11th months later.

The Little House on the Prarie opening was not shown on the original airing of this episode but, is shown on reruns and is on the DVD set.

Episode Quotes
Meg: Mom, I can't clean, I've got stuff to do.
Lois: Meg, we all know you don't have stuff to do.

Doctor: Hum, 29 pounds, that’s big for your age.
Stewie: Well forgive me for not being one of those anorexic babies from the diaper commercials.

Lois: Oh Meg, here's your little baby booties. And your little bronze hat. And your tail.
Meg: My what?
Lois: Nothing.

Lois: Look what I found Stewie. (Hold up post card) An appointment card, you’ve got a check-up.
Stewie: Oh marvelous. A quick a weigh in, a 'stick out your tongue', and a nice lollipop to cap it all off. Oh and remind me to ask the doctor when my other testicle going to descend.

Chris: Hey, dad, look! I covered my back with honey and now the ants are taking me home.
Peter: He does the same thing at home with Velveeta and cockroaches. If you turn the light on really fast they slam him right into the fridge.

Cleveland Jr: Honey comb big, yeah yeah yeah. It's not small, no no no

Episode Goofs
The final book, “For the Last Time I'm not Mr. T” by Ving Rhames switches positions from the pages nearest Brian to the spine of the book facing more towards him, when Brian places it on the stack and when the scene widens out to see Stewie.

The scene switches back to Brian quickly and the books are once again stacked differently with all the spines facing Brian as well as the smallest book being the black one when it wasn't before.
Also, the original yellow book Brian was reading that was on the bottom of the pile has gone missing.

Cleveland Jr. has a bucket of golf balls and one he's attempting to hit when he says “That's the line” when Tom Tucker walks up but ...

... when the scene cuts back to Peter saying “A tournament?” the bucket of balls and the ball Cleveland Jr's trying to hit have vanished.

Peter drops 1 golf ball down when he starts to hit balls into the parking lot w/ Chris.
When the camera cuts to the two of them, suddenly he has 5 golf balls and when camera starts to pan out suddenly he has 7.

The same thing happens with Chris. After Peter hits one and breaks a car window, Chris drops one ball and hits it which leaves him with none.
When the camera switches to the two of them, suddenly he has a ball in front of him and 4 behind him.
When the camera starts to pans out, he suddenly has 6.

When the episode opens it is clearly nighttime outside ...

... but when the Little House on the Prairie parody ends it's suddenly daylight.

Cultural References
Announcer: “We now return to Little House on the Prairie”

The NBC family drama “Little House on the Prairie” (1974-1983) is spoofed at the beginning of this episode along with the characters “Mary Amelia Ingalls/Kendall” (played by Melissa Sue Anderson (1962-)) & “Charles Ingalls” (played by Michael Landon (1936-1991))

Peter/Brian/Chris/Meg: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg!”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) is an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg is the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

Stewie: “If you're looking for your Dostoyevsky, I used it to make the fort from F Troop”

Stewie mentions Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the author of “The Brothers Karamazov”, “The Idiot” & “Crime and Punishment” to name a few.

“F Troop” (1965-1967) was a short lived Civil War based comedy.

Cleveland Jr: “I'm Daniel Boone! I'm a man! A big man! Now I'm Pat Boone. Gonna have a Christmas special w/ Andy Williams”

Cleveland Jr mentions American pioneer & folk hero Daniel Boone (1734-1820) and the theme song to the TV show “Daniel Boone” (1964-1970) starring Fess Parker (1924-), American singer, actor and writer Pat Boone (1934-) & fellow American singer Andy Williams (1927-)

Mirabella magazine appears in this episode. It was a women's magazine published from 1989 to 2000

Cleveland mentions the short lived sitcom starring Abe Vigoda (1921-), “Fish” (1977-1978) & the cop show “CHiPs” (1977-1983) that starred Erik Estrada (1949-) & Larry Wilcox (1947-)

Deer: “I'll teach the boy. Come my son. I'll show you the ways of the heard.”

Allusion to the 1942 Disney film “Bambi” in which, after Bambi's mother is killed, his father takes Bambi to raise.

Peter: “First I tried teaching him how to eat an Oreo”

Peter teaching Chris to “twist it, pull it apart & lick it” is based off actual commercials for Oreo cookies.

Peter: “Whoa! Freeze frame!”

Allusion to the character “Zack Morris” (played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar) from the pre-teen Saturday morning show “Saved by the Bell” (1989-1993).
He would often freeze the action so he could tell the audience what he was thinking.

Brian: “Mr. T by Mr. T... T & Me by George Peppard... For the Last Time I'm not Mr. T by Ving Rhames.”

Mr. T (1952-) & George Peppard (1928-1994) starred in the 80's action show “The A-Team”(1983-1987).
Ving Rhames (1959-) is an American actor who does resemble Mr. T.

Stewie:“Do not go gentle into that good night to quote Bob Dylan”

He does correct himself afterwards, but the quote Stewie says is actually a quote by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).
Bob Dylan (1941-) is an iconic American musician/songwriter.

Cleveland Jr.:“I'm Tiger Woods, I'm Tiger Woods”

Tiger Woods (1975-) is of course a famous American golfer.

Peter: “I'm even better than that dad on Lost in Space”

The 60s scifi show “Lost In Space” (1965-1968) is featured in this episode.

Paddy: “How did you get him to come to you?”
Peter: “With this”
Paddy: “Oh”
Peter: “Love”
Paddy: “Jealousy”
Peter: “Touch”
Paddy: “Forever”
Peter: “Intense”
Paddy: “Passion”
Peter/Patty: “Obsession, Calvin Klein”

Peter & Paddy's exchange is an allusion to the black and white commercials from the 80's & early 90's for the Calvin Klein fragrance “Obsession”.

Cleveland Jr: “Honeycomb's big, yeah, yeah, yeah. It's not small, no, no, no!”

Cleveland Jr. sings the commercial slogan for the Post Cereal Honeycomb

Peter: “...would you call me Mr. Drummond?”

“Mr. Drummond” was the character played by Conrad Bain (1923-) on the 70's/80's sitcom “Diff'rent Strokes” (1978-1986)

As Paddy mentions he has a similar secret tunnel that appeared in the sitcom “Hogan's Heroes” (1965-1971)

Peter: “...can you switch and call me Mr. Papadapolis?”
“And would you hate me if I called you Webster?”

“Mr. Papadapolis” was the character played by Alex Karras (1935-) on the 80's sitcom “Webster” (1983-1989).
The title character “Webster” was played by Emmanuel Lewis (1971-)

Cleveland Jr: “Hey look at me! I'm Pelé! I'm Pelé!”

Pelé (1940-) is a Brazilian football player. He was given the title of Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. Time magazine listed Pelé as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerCraig Hoffman  |  Danny Smith (1)
ProducerSherry Gunther  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Billiam Coronel
Co-ProducerChris Sheridan  |  Ricky Blitt
Consulting ProducerGreg Garcia
EditorRick McKenzie
CastingKaren Vice  |  Linda Lamontagne
Line ProducerKen Dennis
Staff WriterBobby Bowman  |  Steve Callaghan
MusicRon Jones (1)
Story EditorJim Bernstein  |  Mark Hentemann  |  Michael Shipley
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)  |  Peter Shin
Executive Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorKurt Dumas
Writing AssistantDave Collard
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
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