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Family Guy: Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington

When a cigarette company takes over Happy-Go-Lucky-Toy Factory, Peter is made company president and gets sent to Washington, D.C. to convince Congress that the tobacco companies are not bent on selling cigarettes to children.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 2ACX11
Airdate: Wednesday July 25th, 2001

Director: Brian Hogan
Writer: Ricky Blitt

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Guest Stars
Brian Doyle-MurrayBrian Doyle-Murray
voiced Various
Carlos AlazraquiCarlos Alazraqui
voiced Mr. Jonathan Weed
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Harrison
Gary ColeGary Cole
voiced Chairman
Jack SheldonJack Sheldon
voiced The Bill
Lane SchnaitterLane Schnaitter
voiced Barbara Mandrell | Natalie Wood
Louise DuArtLouise DuArt
voiced Melissa & Joan Rivers
Meredith Scott LynnMeredith Scott Lynn
voiced Various
Olivia HackOlivia Hack
voiced Various
Ricky BlittRicky Blitt
voiced Bob Doyle (Live Action Joel, Alyssa Milano's Lawyer)
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Alyssa MilanoAlyssa Milano
As Herself
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 HenryMike Henry
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
Ricky Blitt played Joel, Alyssa Milano's agent, and also wrote this episode.

Alyssa Milano and her agent appear "live" in this episode, they were not animated.

Episode Quotes
Peter: You may have killed her when you shoved all those dollar bills down her throat, you may have killed her when you hit her with the stool... I don't know, I'm not a doctor. But I'll tell you what didn't kill her.... smoking!

Frank: Gentlemen, I propose we send a message to tobacco companies everywhere by finding the El Dorado cigarette company infinity billion dollars!
Congressman: That's the spirit Frank! But I think a real number might be more effective.

Peter: Oh, yeah, yeah, that plane crash I told you about... it turned out to be gas.

Peter: What's your name?
Congressman: Dick Armey.
Peter: Hahahahahahaha.... What's your wife's name? Vagina coastguard?

Congressman: Cigarettes killed my father, and raped my mother.

Peter: ...but I'll tell you what's not cool--killing strippers. Strippers are people too; naked people who may be willing to pleasure you for a price you negotiate later behind the curtain of a VIP room. Besides, there's no reason to kill them, 'cause most of them are already dead inside...Good night, folks!

Peter: Mr. Weed? This Peter Griffin. I will not be coming to work today, I was in a terrible plane crash. My entire family was killed and I am a vegetable. I'll see ya tomorrow.

Brian: Oh, please, Peter, your excuses are more fake than FDR's legs.
Meg & Peter: (gasp)
Brian: Too soon?

Chris: I'm so hungry I could ride a horse......I don't get it. Well, I could ride it to the store, I guess.

Episode Goofs
The flag behind Peter while he is speaking in front of Congress only has 11 stripes.
However, this goof is normal for American flags seen from a distance. It is easier to draw & in some cases animate a flag with fewer stripes.

Cultural References
Snowflakes Daisies

The opening is similar to the opening of Marlo Thomas' hit show "That Girl That Girl".

Peter: This girl didn't have a family... it'll be like she never existed.

A scene similar to this one occured in "The Godfather II".

Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington

The title of this episode is a take off from the classic movie "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington".

Bill: I'm just a bill. I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.

Another reference to "School House Rock".

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  |  Matt Weitzman  |  Sherry Gunther  |  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 WriterSteve Callaghan  |  Bobby Bowman  |  Alex Borstein
MusicRon Jones (1)
Story EditorMichael Shipley  |  Jim Bernstein
Supervising DirectorPeter Shin  |  Pete Michels (1)
Executive Story EditorGarrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Writing AssistantKen Goin  |  Dave Collard
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantLane Schnaitter
Warning: Family Guy season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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