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Family Guy: North by North Quahog

When Peter crashes the car on the way to their second honeymoon, he is determined to make it up to Lois. He ends up posing as Mel Gibson to use his private room at a new hotel, and once there they discover a secret upcoming movie: "The Passion of Christ 2". In order to save the world from viewing another Passion movie, Peter steals the film. Meanwhile, back at home, Stewie and Brian pose as parents. And Chris gets falsely accused for drinking at a school dance.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 4ACX01
Airdate: Sunday May 01st, 2005

Director: Peter Shin
Writer: Seth MacFarlane

Guest Stars
André SogliuzzoAndré Sogliuzzo
voiced Various
Chris CoxChris Cox
voiced Various
Don LaFontaineDon LaFontaine
voiced Various
Hunter GomezHunter Gomez
voiced Various
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Nicole SullivanNicole Sullivan
voiced Various
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Bill RatnerBill Ratner
voiced Various
Richard KuhlmanRichard Kuhlman
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
Due to strong DVD sales the series was brought back on to air. This was the first episode of the 4th season.

In this episode we find out "The Greased Up Deaf Guy" used to be a lawyer.

Mel Gibson refused to voice himself for the episode.

This episode was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the emmy's.

G.I. Joe's name is not mentioned for Copyright reasons.

During the teaser, Peter lists all the names of shows that were aired, and then cancelled during the time Family Guy was off the air.

Episode Quotes
Lois: Peter, there's a hooker on the bed!
Peter: Stay there; their sight is based on movement.
Hooker: Where'd ya go?

Announcer: Let he who is without sin kick the first ass.

Peter: Christians don't believe in gravity.

Meg: I wanna watch George Lopez!
Chris: That show only perpetuates the stereotype that George Lopez is funny.

Lois: Honey, what do you say we christen these new sheets, huh?
Peter: Why Lois Griffin, you naughty girl.
Lois: Hahaha, That's me.
Peter: You dirty hustler... you filthy stinky prostitute.
Lois: Okay I get it.
Peter: You foul venereal disease carrying street walking whore.
Lois: That's enough.

Peter: Everybody, I got bad news - we've been cancelled.
Lois: Oh, no. Peter, how can they do that?
Peter: Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like:

Dark Angel
That 80's Show
Andy Richter Controls The Universe
Girls Club
Cracking Up
The Pits
Get Real
Freaky Links
Wanda At Large
The Lone Gunmen
A Minute With Stan Hooper
Normal Ohio
Harsh Realm
Keen Eddy
The Street
American Embassy
Cedric The Entertainer
The Tick
and Greg The Bunny.

Lois: Is there no hope?
Peter: Well, I supposed if ALL those shows go down the tubes we might have a shot.

Chris: I don't have to listen to you! You're a dog! You have no soul!
Brian: Ouch.

Tom Tucker: And now over to Ollie Williams for the blackie punishment forecast, Ollie?
Ollie: HE GON' GET IT!
Tom Tucker: Thanks Ollie.

Congressman: There is no just cause for an invasion of Iraq.
Peter: Well that may be, but what we're all forgetting is anyone that doesn't want to go to war is gay.
Congressman: I want to go to war.
Congressman 2: I want to go to war.
All of Congress: I want to go to war.
Dick Cheney: I was the first one who wanted to go to war!

Peter: YES!
Washington: Hey. Hey, Jefferson. Check it out - Chick getting nailed on my head.
Jefferson: Sweet! Hey, Teddy, pass the word down to Frankenstein!
Lincoln: Oh, ha-ha.

Stewie: If your teachers ask about your bruises, what do you tell them?
Chris: (crying) I got hit by a baseball.

Stewie: If I choose to make stool in my pants right now, you're the only one here to change me. What do you think of that, hmm?
Brian: I'm not going to change you.
Stewie: What?
Brian: I said, I'm not going to change you.
Stewie: You can't be serious. Well, what if I make a fudgie? Well, I just won't. I just won't that's all. I just won't. Blast! I just did.

Gepetto: Whoops, I dropped my glasses. (Bends down, butt facing Pinochio.) Oh, by the way Pinochio, there were some cookies missing from the jar. Uh, did you take them?
Pinochio: Yes papa, I did. I'm sorry.
Gepetto: Are you sure you did?
Pinochio: Yes, papa. I would never lie to you.
Gepetto: Are you sure? I mean, you could lie to me. And who knows? You may even get away with it.

Tricia Takanawa: Diane, I'm standing outside the Park Barrington Hotel because they don't allow Asians inside.

Episode Goofs
While Stewie reads the first Garfield book, he mentions that Garfield must put up with Nermal. However, Nermal wasn't in the Garfield comics until the third book.

Cultural References
Peter: ...Greg the Bunny...

Greg the Bunny is a FOX show Seth Green was a part of. It is now cancelled with the other shows on Peter's list.

Liscense Plate: WWID

Jesus' license plate reads WWID (What Would I Do?) A spin off of the popular phrase WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?).

Peter: Their vision is based on movement

This line is taken from Jurassic Park, when one character says to another how the T-Rex's vision is based on movement.

Bumper Sticker: Kucinich 2004

Dennis Kucinich is a Democratic US Congressman, and is heavilly anti-[president]bush.

Peter: How many times have I done this before?

When Peter and Lois are driving through the mall; this whole scene is taken from the Blues Brothers Movie.

Chris: That show only perpetuates the sterotype that George Lopez is funny.

An insult to the George Lopez Show that airs on ABC.

Dude Where's My Country?

Dude Where's My Country? was a novel written for the September 11th attacks.

GI Joe: And knowing is half the battle.

On the G.I. Joe show, Joe would always end with a Public Service Announcement. The final line was always "And knowing is half the battle".

Peter: I'm Mel Gibson... I play Peter Griffin, a heroic warrior who defied the English to free England from the English.

Peter is talking about Mel Gibson's part as William Wallace in Braveheart.

The episode title is based off of North by North West, an Alfred Hitchcock film.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
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