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Family Guy: Breaking Out Is Hard to Do

When Lois feels her life lacks excitement, she begins to steal in order to bring some of it back. However, she takes her kleptomania a little too far, and ends up in jail. Back at home, everything begins to fall apart, so the family decides to break Lois out of jail. They make the escape, and start a new life in "Asian Town". However, it is not too long before they are found.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x9
Production Number: 4ACX12
Airdate: Sunday July 17th, 2005

Director: Kurt Dumas
Writer: Tom Devanney

Guest Stars
Adam WestAdam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Various
Hunter GomezHunter Gomez
voiced Chunk
Jennifer TillyJennifer Tilly
voiced Bonnie Swanson
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Lori AlanLori Alan
voiced Diane Simmons
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Trucker (in Red Shirt)
Mo CollinsMo Collins
voiced Book Club Lady 1
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Judge
Brian TochiBrian Tochi
voiced Helicopter Pilot
Joseph SealJoseph Seal
voiced Various
Paul GanusPaul Ganus
voiced Various
Rob NaritaRob Narita
voiced Sumo Announcer
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
Lois' cellmates names are: Fisty, Stabby, and Balls.

The Evil Monkey appears in this episode. In an Asian version.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Henry Mancini (Composer)Hong Kong Fireworks17min 55sec

Episode Quotes
Brain: Ugh, I can't believe you're serving a three year sentence, it seems so harsh.
Lois: Well, the only upside is that it's given me time to think about why I ended up in here. I guess I was stealing because I was so sick of the same old routine. I felt like I had a void in my life, like, like, there was a secret hole in me...
Quagmire: Oh God!
Lois:...and I was trying to fill that hole with all kinds of expensive objects, and things...
Quagmire: Oh God!!!
Lois: ...and I felt wonderful with all those things filling that hole.
Quagmire: Oh God!!!!!!
Lois: I did this to myself, so I'm just gonna have to lay back and let the penal system teach me a lesson.
Quagmire: That one is also sexual.

Lois: So are those biblical names?
Inmate: Yeah “Fisty” is.

Stewie: I haven't seen one female baby since we got here. This place is a sausage fest.

Sign: We make you food for you so fast.

Lois: I can't hold on much longer!
Joe: Lois, pretend I'm one of your children!
(Joe starts to slip)
Joe: Not Meg! Not Meg!
(Lois pulls Joe to safety)

Lois: I'm gonna go get some oranges Stewie. Here, hold the rest of these bags for mommy.
Stewie: Oh, what brilliant parenting Lois. Leave a tiny infant with a plastic bag. You know I might asphyxiate myself just to teach you a lesson. Here I go. Just like that boy from INXS..(Stewie tries to put bag over top of his head.)
Stewie: I'm going to do it! (Tries to put bag over left side of his head then climbs into it and tries pulling it over his head.)
Stewie: BLAST! Good Lord Lois, either I was a c-section, or you're Wonder Woman!

Peter: (In Asiatown) Oh my God it's Jackie Chan! (Asian guy walks away)
Peter: (to next Asian guy) Oh my God it's Jackie Chan! (Asian guy again walks away)
Peter: (to another Asian guy) Oh my God it's Jackie Chan!
Jackie Chan: Hi there, always nice to meet a fan! Oh my God it's Ethan Hawk!
Peter: No I'm not.
Jackie Chan: (to Chris) Oh my God it's Ethan Hawk!
Chris: Nope.
Jackie Chan: (to Meg) Oh my God it's Malcom in Middle!
Meg: Im not a boy!
Jackie Chan: Yes you are.

Girl: Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!
Trix Rabbit: You share! (Beats up kids and takes cereal.)

Kidnapper: You know I've got some candy in my van if your kid wants some.
Lady: Oh great! (She's about to hand kid to kidnapper...) Huh! Wait a second!
Kidnapper: Aww, you got me! You got me! Oh...
I'll get him though, I'll get him.
Lady: I bet you will! I bet you will...

Peter: Okay now when we get to your mother's cage say "hello", but don't drag your ass, because I want to go to the reptile house. Oh, and I want to see those pandas.
Brian: Peter, this isn't a zoo, it's a prison.

Cultural References
The Blob

The Blob was a horror filmed which was released in 1958, and then remade 30 years later.

Trix Rabbit: You Share!

The Trix Rabbit is the cereal Mascott for Trix cereal. His main focus is to steal Trix from a group of little kids. But he never gets it.

Breaking Out Is Hard To Do

A spoof of the saying, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".

Tie Fighters

The scene where Joe is following the Griffins in the helicopter; and the tie fighters fly in front of him is very similar to a scene in Star Wars where the rebel X-Wing Fighters were flying through the gullie of the Death Star.


M*A*S*H was most likely one of the most popular and successful television series in television history.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerChris Sheridan  |  David A. Goodman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Co-Executive ProducerDanny Smith (1)
Supervising ProducerMichael Rowe
ProducerKara Vallow
Co-ProducerAlex Borstein  |  Wellesley Wild  |  Mike Henry (1)  |  Patrick Henry  |  Alec Sulkin  |  Steve Callaghan
Consulting ProducerMark Hentemann
Associate ProducerKim Fertman
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
Staff WriterTom Devanney  |  Kirker Butler  |  Patrick Meighan  |  John Viener  |  Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
MusicRon Jones (1)
Music EditorStan Jones
Production AssistantMike Desilets  |  J. Lee
Production CoordinatorTanya Calderon  |  Katie Krentz  |  Aimee Bell
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Post Production SupervisorKarin Perrotta
Production SupervisorBrandee Stilwell
Storyboard ArtistErik Moxcey
Character DesignerEd Acosta  |  Kevin Newman  |  Mickey Cassidy  |  Sharon Ross
Supervising DirectorPeter Shin
Production ManagerBrandi Young
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Sound SupervisorBob Newlan
Assistant DirectorAldin Baroza
Animation ProducerShannon Smith
Storyboard RevisionistNiki Hyun Yang  |  Mark Covell  |  Tara Whitaker  |  Ted Seko  |  Louis Gallegos  |  Joe Vaux  |  Chris Bennett  |  Young Baek  |  Spencer Laudiero
Writing AssistantMatt Fleckenstein
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantJoanna Fuller (1)  |  Lindsay Flinn  |  Laura Hilker  |  Andy Goldberg
Prop DesignerBev Chapman
Sound Re-recording MixerJim Fitzpatrick (3)
Animation Production AssistantAmanda Young (2)  |  Michael Kinkade  |  Kevin Biggins
Retake DirectorJerry Langford
Retake CoordinatorAimee Bell
Production MixerDan Cubert
Overseas Animation SupervisorDoug Williams (3)
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