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Family Guy: When You Wish Upon a Weinstein

When Peter loses a big amount of money on an insurance scam, he decides he needs a Jewish man to control his money. Coincidentally, one happens to have car problems in front of his house. The Jewish man does great, and saves Peter a lot of money. This makes Peter decide that in order to be successful in life, Chris needs to become Jewish. Instead of studying hard, Peter takes Chris to Las Vegas for a Vegas Bar Mitzvah.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x22
Production Number: 2ACX05
Airdate: Friday December 10th, 2004

Director: Dan Povenmire
Writer: Ricky Blitt

Guest Stars
Mike Barker (1)Mike Barker (1)
voiced Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Ricky BlittRicky Blitt
voiced Various
Ed McMahonEd McMahon
voiced Himself
Andrea HutchmanAndrea Hutchman
voiced Various
Peter RiegertPeter Riegert
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
When FOX showed this Episode on December 10th 2004, the Scene where Lois asks Quagmire for his keys was edited so it does not easily show Quagmire is pleasuring himself .

This episode was orginally not allowed to air on FOX due to its content, but was allowed to air after Cartoon Network aired it. Both versions have a line that's changed from the version on the volume 3 DVD set: during Peter's "I Need a Jew" song, the penultimate line of the song in the DVD version is "Even though they [the Jews] killed my Lord". On the FOX and Cartoon Network airings the line is changed to "I don't think they [the Jews] killed my Lord."

Episode Quotes
Cleveland: You're the white version of a black guy that's not good with his money.

Peter: Math. Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.

Peter: That's what you said about that cloud insurance. Look at them up there...plotting.
(cut to a scene of two clouds with mouths)
Cloud 1: So Bill, we attack tomorrow.
Cloud 2: Yes...tomorrow
Cloud 1: I mean it this time.
Cloud 2: I do too.

Peter: Chris is not as smart as you think he is...
(Peter slaps Chris in the back of the head)
Chris: HEY!
Peter: He did it.
(Peter points to a nearby floor lamp, and Chris attacks it and starts fighting with it.)

Chris: Dad, can you help me with my math? Mr Shackleford says if I don't learn it I won't be able to function in the real world.
(Cut to Chris with a map in his hand talking to a man at a Gas Sation)
Man: OK, now what you gotta do is go down the road past the old Johnson place. You're gonna find two roads, one parallel and one perpendicular. Now keep going until you come to a highway that bisects it at a 45-degree angle. Solve for x.
(Chris is now laying on the ground sucking his thumb)

Peter: If I'm a child that means you're a pedophile, and I'll be damned if i'm going stand here and take this from a pervert.

Chris: Can I go now? Stewie's gonna help me with my math homework.
Lois: Chris...he can't help you with your homework, he's just a baby!
Stewie: And I guess you're a Rhodes Scholar yourself. Where did you graduate from again, the University of DUH?!?!?
Max Weinstein: I'll help you with your homework son.
Peter: My God!!! Is there nothing you people can't do, except you know... manual labor???
Lois: What a horrible thing to say! They built the pyramids!

Stewie: No, no, no! I don't think so. It's not that I have ideological differences, I'm just not a hat person.

Nun: (grabs a ruler) Lock and load brides of Christ!

Episode Goofs
Peter, Lois, and Chris get onto the bus at the end of the episode, Peter takes off his kippah. Then when we see him again, his kippah is back on his head, and remains on for the remainder of the episode.

Brian and Chris are sitting on the couch, then after the cloud gag, they are gone.

Quagmire enters the Drunken Clam, and all of a sudden the bowl that was between Peter and Cleveland is gone!

The Drunken Clam sign only blinks 2 times instead of 3 in this episode.

The symbols on the dreidel that Peter rides around on aren't even close to the real Hebrew letters on the actual dreidel.

Cultural References
Meg: “Why won't you let me get laser surgery”
Lois: “Because I just don't think it's safe”

Luke Skywalker of the original “Star Wars” trilogy attempts laser eye surgery w/ his Light Saber but fails when Obi-Wan Kenobi convinces him to use the force.

Mark Hamill reprises his role as Luke from the movies as well as providing the voice for Kenobi

Ed McMahon: And the Winner.... Sinbad

This is a reference to an episode of Star Search, where comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Dennis Miller, lost to Sinbad.

Stewie: Somewhere in the attic, there's a picture of you getting prettier.

In the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray". The main character wishes a picture of himself in the attic would age rather than the real him. Stewie is implying that a picture of Meg in the attic is gettting prettier instead of the real her.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerDanny Smith (1)  |  Craig Hoffman
ProducerMike Barker (1)  |  Sherry Gunther  |  Matt Weitzman
Co-ProducerRicky Blitt  |  Chris Sheridan
Consulting ProducerGary Janetti
Associate ProducerLouis J. Cuck
EditorJohn Walts
CastingKaren Vice
Line ProducerKen Dennis  |  Debby Hindman
Staff WriterAlex Borstein  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Jim Bernstein  |  Michael Shipley
MusicWalter Murphy
Story EditorNeil Goldman  |  Garrett Donovan  |  Mike Henry (1)
Storyboard ArtistPatrick Gleeson (1)
Supervising DirectorPete Michels (1)  |  Peter Shin
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Assistant DirectorSarah Frost
Writing AssistantKen Goin  |  Dave Collard
AssistantSeth Podell  |  Lane Schnaitter
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