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After a controversial mishap occurs on TV, the FCC decides to step in and take charge by censoring ANYTHING remotely "unappropriate". This ticks Peter off to the highest extent, so he creates his own TV broadcasting station. When things get out of hand, Lois betrays Peter and calls the FCC who come and begin to censor real life! Soon the whole family is sick of them, now how do they get rid of them?


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x14
Production Number: 4ACX17
Airdate: Sunday November 06th, 2005



  • Currently 9.8/10
9.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Osama bin Laden | FCC #2 | Congressman
Recurring
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Edith Bunker
Recurring
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Jake Ryan
Recurring
Anne-Michelle SeilerAnne-Michelle Seiler
voiced Robin Hood | Chrissy
Recurring
Chris SheridanChris Sheridan
voiced James William Bottomtooth
Recurring
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Bob Hope
Recurring
Fred TatascioreFred Tatasciore
voiced Cobra Commander
Recurring
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced TV Executive | Apache Chief | FCC #1
Recurring
Johnny Brennan (1)Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Officer Reeses
Recurring
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Army Reception
Recurring
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Recurring
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Black Guy | FCC #3
Recurring
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Archie Bunker
Recurring
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
Opening Sequence

In the opening sequence Stewie is riding on his big wheel and runs over Homer from the Simpsons.



Episode Quotes
FCC:...like when Ozzy Osbourne stopped biting the heads off of bats.
Ozzy Osbourne: Before I start I'm gonna eat this whole sandwich (starts eating sandwich), I'll finish it later!

TV Announcer: It's The D(blee) Van D(bleep) Show!

FCC Suit 1: Gentlemen, we got 20 calls about the David Hyde-Pierce incident. And as you know, one call equals a billion people, which means 20 billion people were offended by this. Needless to say, something must be done.
FCC Suit 2: Perhaps we should ask the chairman.
FCC Suit 1: Good idea. (to the chairman) Uh, sir, we're wondering what course of action you recommend regarding the Hyde-Pierce incident.
Cobra Commander: (the chairman) You fools! You have to censor television! Now, follow my orders!

Quagmire: Hello, and welcome to another edition of Midnight Q. Tonight we're gonna enjoy some jazz from Charles Mingus. Norman Maylor's here to read an excerpt from his latest work. And we also have a girl from Omaha hiding a banana. We're gonna find out where. Giggity giggity. Giggity goo. Stick around.

Brian: A little? There wasnt this much tension when the slaves were freed
(flashback)
Slave Owner: Uhh ok so uhhh your free to go.......but were cool right?

The Fellas At The Freakin' FCC Song
Peter: They will clean up all your talking in a menace such as this
Brian: They will make you take a tinkle when you want to take a piss
Stewie: And they’ll make you call fellatio a trouser-friendly kiss
Peter, Brian, & Stewie: It’s the plain situation!
There's no negiotiation!
Peter: With the fellows at the freakin FCC!

Brian: They’re as stuffy as the stuffiest of the special interest groups…
Peter: Make a joke about your bowels and they order in the troops
Stewie: Any baby with a brain could tell them everybody poops!
Peter, Brian, & Stewie: Take a tip, take a lesson!
You’ll never win by messin’
Peter: With the fellas at the freakin’ FCC

And if you find yourself with some you sexy thing
You’re gonna have to do her with your ding-a-ling
Cause you can’t say penis!

So they sent this little warning they’re prepared to do the worst
Brian: And they stuck it in your mailbox hoping you could be co-erced
Stewie: I can think of quite another place they should have stuck it first!

Peter, Brian, & Stewie: They may just be neurotic
Or possible psychotic
They’re the fellas at the freakin FCC!



Cultural References
Episode Plot

The whole episode is based around the 2004 Superbowl Halftime problem of one of Janet Jacksons breasts being shown for a minute on live television.

Eggs Benedict Arnold

Referring to the traitor to the US "Benedict Arnold".

Stewie: Any baby with a brain can tell them Everybody Poops!

There is also a book for children called "Everybody Poops!".

G.I. Joe

The chairman of the FCC is the villian Cobra Commander, the leader of Cobra! from the cartoon series.

Opening Sequence

The opening theme of this episode is a spoof of the Police Squad tv show & The Naked Gun movies.
The things Stewie rides through are (in order) a Gay Pride Parade, The Wizard of Oz, the chariot race from Ben Hur, The Shining, the video game Doom, the Hoth Imperial Walker battle from The Empire Strikes Back, The Sound of Music and lastly hitting Homer Simpson



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
 
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