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Family Guy: Brian the Bachelor

In order to get Cleveland "back on the prowl", the gang takes him to "the Bachelorette" screening auditions. Thanks to Peter, Cleveland doesn't get on the show, but Brian and Quagmire do. Although Brian is at first precautios about it being a T.V. show, he eventually falls for the girl (Brooke), and ends up in the final 2 with Quagmire. Things start to go wrong when the final 2 have to bring Brooke to dinner with their families. Meanwhile, Chris is controlled by an evil pimple.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: 4ACX10
Airdate: Sunday June 26th, 2005

Director: Dan Povenmire
Writer: Mark Hentemann

Guest Stars
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Producer
Chris CoxChris Cox
voiced Various
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
voiced Bonnie Swanson
Jessica BielJessica Biel
voiced Brooke
Joey SlotnickJoey Slotnick
voiced Various
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Johnny Brennan (1)Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Mort Goldman
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Doug The Pimple
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Daffney (Snork)
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Dr. Drew PinskyDr. Drew Pinsky
voiced The Dermatologist
John ErwinJohn Erwin
voiced He-Man
Michael Bell (1)Michael Bell (1)
voiced Allstar (Snork)
Sebastian SiegelSebastian Siegel
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
Brian apparently has been working on a Novel for quites some time. Which means his dreams of being a writer have not been completely squashed since "Brian Does Hollywood".

We find out that Chris' middle name is Cross.

Episode Quotes
Brooke: Quagmire, I would like you to have this rose.
Quagmire: Even after I drugged you and had sex with your unconscious body?
Brooke: What?
Quagmire: I accept. (quickly takes rose)

Michael Eisner: I'd like to give you this parting gift.
Brian: The bill for the mansion?
Michael: No givesies backsies! (runs away)

Contestant #1: I'm super excited. Do you think she'll be hot?
Contestant #2: I'll bet she'll be hot.
Contestant #3: I think she'll be hot too!
Contestant #1: No Way! So do I!

Brian: I was uh... very pleased and surprised, I was really not expecting an open bar. Top shelf booze, I tell ya. This guy knew his stuff. Made me a mojito. I don't think its a gay drink. Mojito...

Stewie: How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh? Gotta a big, uh, big stack of papers there? Gotta, gotta nice litte story you're working on there? Your big novel you've been working on for 3 years? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protaganist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Gotta story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? (voice getting higher pitched) Yea, talking about that 3 years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah? (voice returns to normal) No, no, you deserve some time off.

Brian: I guess you can't judge a Brooke by her cover. (laughs)...You can cut that out right? Oh, and maybe you can cut out when I said junk earlier, the whole Chevy Chace thing. Seems like he's probably the kind of guy that would uh sue. I mean, comon'! The guys gotta have no money left.

Chris: Doctor, I need you to get rid of this zit!
Doug: You traitor!
Doctor: Whoa, that's a doosie! I bet some of those awful kids at school call you Zit Face?
Chris: No
Doctor: Papa Zit?
Chris: No
Doctor: Pus Peak?
Chris: No
Doctor: Fat ass?
Chris: Well..yeah..
Doctor: TSk, tsk..oh, that's terrible!

Chris: I don't want to get rid of my pimple, I like him. He's my friend. His name is Doug.
Brian: I just wish I didn't have to look at it.
Chris: Well, we have to look at your ANUS all day!
Stewie: Thank you!

Lois: Oh my God! Look at the size of that pimple, you're like a circus freak! (laughs) Aw, I'm just kidding, it means you're becoming a man, sweetie.
Peter: Yeah, I remember when I first became a man.
Doctor: The operation was a success. What are you going to go by now?
(Peter looks under his hospital gown)
Peter: Peter...

Lois: Here comes the airplane, Stewie.
(Stewie swats spoon)
Stewie: The pilot of that plane must have been JFK Jr....ugh, even I found that of bad taste.

Cultural References
Prince Adam: I have the POWER!

Prince Adam would say this line before transforming into his alter ego He-Man in every episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Stewie: Well I guess the pilot must have been JFK Jr. Eww... even I found that to be in bad taste.

Due to pilot error, JFK Jr. (John F. Kennedy Jr.), his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren Bessette died in a private plane crash on July 16, 1999.

Brian The Bachelor

A reference to "The Bachelorette", a reality show on ABC. The entire episode is based around the show, also.

Lois: Christopher Cross Griffin!

Although most people believe that Chris is possibly named after Christopher Cross, the singer. The writers were probably just trying to make the "Chris Cross" joke.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid A. Goodman  |  Seth MacFarlane  |  Chris Sheridan
Co-Executive ProducerDanny Smith (1)
Supervising ProducerMichael Rowe
ProducerKara Vallow
Co-ProducerWellesley Wild  |  Mike Henry (1)  |  Patrick Henry  |  Alec Sulkin  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Alex Borstein
Consulting ProducerMark Hentemann
Associate ProducerKim Fertman
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterKirker Butler  |  Patrick Meighan  |  John Viener  |  Cherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Tom Devanney
MusicWalter Murphy
Music EditorStan Jones
Production AssistantKevin Biggins  |  Mike Desilets  |  J. Lee  |  Shawn Reis
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Post Production SupervisorKarin Perrotta
Production SupervisorBrandee Stilwell
Storyboard ArtistRick Del Carmen
Character DesignerEd Acosta  |  Sharon Ross  |  Mickey Cassidy
Supervising DirectorPeter Shin
Production ManagerBrandi Young
Sound EditorSteve Dierkens
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Sound SupervisorBob Newlan
Assistant DirectorChris Robertson
Animation ProducerShannon Smith
Storyboard RevisionistSpencer Laudiero  |  Aldin Baroza  |  Dominic Bianchi  |  Kurt Dumas  |  Young Baek  |  Niki Hyun Yang  |  Ted Seko  |  Louis Gallegos
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantJoanna Fuller (1)  |  Laura Hilker  |  Andy Goldberg
Sound Re-recording MixerSam Black  |  Jim Fitzpatrick (3)
Retake DirectorJohn Holmquist  |  Jerry Langford
Retake CoordinatorAimee Bell
Overseas Animation SupervisorDoug Williams (3)
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