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Family Guy: Perfect Castaway

Peter and the gang travel to a dangerous area in order to catch more fish, and a giant tsunami destroys their boat. The gang is stranded for months on an island, until a cruise ship eventually spots them. Back at home, things have changed. Lois has gotten Brian.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 4ACX15
Airdate: Sunday September 18th, 2005

Director: James Purdum
Writer: John Viener

Guest Stars
Adam CarollaAdam Carolla
voiced Death
Adam WestAdam West
voiced Mayor Adam West
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced The Tribe's People
Jenna Von OÿJenna Von Oÿ
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


The fish pickings are becoming slim, and Peter is earning less and less money because of it. He even has to fire Santos and Pasqual! Being the "man of the family" Peter feels he has to do all he can, and decides to go out far into the sea, for some good fish pickings. Joe, Quagmire, and Cleveland, decide to come with him. Once out there, the fishing is great as they thought. But the weather becomes brutle, and the four become stranded on a deserted island. At home Lois holds a funeral for Peter, and Brian vowes to hold the family together. On the island, the castaways aren't exactly adapting well, but it doesn't matter. A tourist boat drives by, sees them, and rescues them. Back to civilization, Peter is reunited with his family. Things have changed. Brian has married Lois! Peter wants the marriage ended, so he can go back to Lois, but Lois can't do that to Brian. Peter is sent packing. Soon, the lust takes over, and Lois and Peter begin "fooling around" with each other behind Brians back. Because of Stewie, Brian finds out and goes to bust them. Once he's there he overhears Lois telling Peter she can't do this to Brian. Brian is now left with 2 choices: End the marriage and give Lois back to Peter, or continue living the lie. ..

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Episode Notes
The original airing of this episode was pushed back because FOX thought it's content may have been too closely related the recent events of Hurricane Katrina.

Brian and Lois being in seperate beds is much like the 50's and 60's shows where they had to be in seperate beds to avoid censoring (being in the same bed could suggest sexual activity).

Episode Quotes
Tom Tucker: Coming up next, A pig who refuses to eat jews? After this.

Cruise announcer: And if you look of the left side of the ship you'll see a bunch of homosexuals.
Cruise announcer: (in Spanish) A la izquierda del barco podemos ver los 'fanny bandits'.

Brian: I'll be in the basement.
Lois: Doing what?
Brian: What do you think?

Lois: Oh hunny, how was your day? Did you catch any fish?
Peter: No, but I caught this turtle; named him Terrence...then killed him and hollowed him out into an ash-tray for Stewie.

Tom Tucker: In local news we have more on the approach of hurrican rupaul.. which is working his or her way up the coast , lets go live to Ollie Williams with the blacky weather report , Ollie?
Tom Tucker: Sounds rough Ollie, do you have an umbrella?
Ollie Williams: HAD ONE!
Tom Tucker: Where is it?
Ollie Williams: INSIDE OUT, 2 MILES AWAY!
Tom Tucker: Is there anything we can do for you?
Ollie Williams: BRING SOUP!
Tom Tucker: What kind?
Ollie Williams: CHUNKY!!!

Cultural References
“Perfect Castaway”

The title as well as the episode's plot is a combination of Tom Hanks's 2000 film “Cast Away” and George Clooney's 2000 film “The Perfect Storm”.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
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