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Family Guy: Peter's Progress

Cleveland's psychic relative reveals that Peter in a past life, founded Quahog as Griffin Peterson.

Within the vision, Griffin falls for Lois Redbush which angers King Stewie.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x16
Production Number: 6ACX20
Airdate: Sunday May 17th, 2009

Director: Brian Iles
Writer: Wellesley Wild

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Jul 26, 2009

Guest Stars
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Alan Rickman
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Madame Claude (played Crossarmed Guy #2)
Johnny Brennan (1)Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Mort Goldman
Josh RadnorJosh Radnor
voiced Ted Mosby
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Various
Martin SavageMartin Savage
voiced Priest
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
voiced Barney Stinson
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Joe Swanson
Tom DevanneyTom Devanney
voiced Various
Brody HutzlerBrody Hutzler
As Shovin' Buddy
David PressmanDavid Pressman
As Shovin' Buddy
Derwin JordanDerwin Jordan
voiced Various
Erik Von DettenErik Von Detten
voiced Various
Jason SegelJason Segel
voiced Marshall Eriksen
John Ross BowieJohn Ross Bowie
voiced Various
Keri Lynn PrattKeri Lynn Pratt
As Shovin' Buddy

Alexander SiddigAlexander Siddig
voiced Lead Archer
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
This episode drew 7,349,000 viewers & was FOX's #9 show for the week

Cultural References
British actor Alan Rickman (1946-) (or rather his impersonated voice) makes an appearance in this episode

Cleveland: “Hey y'all, I'd like you to meet my cousin from Jamaica, Madame Claude”

Cleveland's psychic cousin, Madame Claude may be an allusion to “Miss Cleo”, a self-proclaimed psychic and shaman who achieved fame as a spokeswoman for a psychic pay-per-call service in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Peter: “HeHeHe, you sound like the crab from Little Mermaid”

Peter is referring to the character “Sebastian” from the 1989 Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” & its 2 sequels

Madame Claude: “Oh my! You were Jack the Ripper!”

“Jack the Ripper” is a pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area and adjacent districts of London, England, in late 1888.

Peter: “Oh I don't think there's anything in that black bag for me”

Peter's line is a direct quote from the 1939 classic film “The Wizard of Oz”.
The line is said by Dorothy to the Wizard after he hands out Scarecrow's brains, Tin Man's heart & Lion's courage.

Glen: “Now wait a second Cool Runnings, we learned in school...”

“Cool Runnings” is a 1993 Disney film about the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team to make it to the winter Olympics.

Griffin: “No we're off it's Martin Luther Day.”
“Yes that's a very smart joke. Isn't that right comedy professors.”

Martin Luther (1483–1546) initiated the Protestant Reformation.

King Stewart: “I wish to be entertained. Where's my troop of actors?”

King Stewart the Third is entertained by the (male) cast of the CBS show “How I Met Your Mother” (2005-2014).
Neil, Josh & Jason provided their own voices for this episodes.

The digital video recording device TiVo is mentioned in this episode

Griffin: “...and there's 290 years separating me from the films of Kevin Smith”

Actor/Director Kevin Smith is mentioned in this episode.

Woman in church: “I didn't vote for him”

This line is an allusion to the 1975 comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
The same line (with “you” replacing “him”) is said by a peasant woman speaking to King Arthur.

Harry McAfee: (shaking the King's hand) “Hello, Harry McAfee, as a citizen I'm proud to have you reign over me and the McAfee Fertilizer Company”

The character “Harry McAfee” is a character played by Paul Lynde (1926-1982) in the 1960 Broadway musical & 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie”.

Harry McAfee talks to Conrad Birdie to make him feel welcome in his house because his daughter won a contest to kiss Conrad Birdie.

King Stewart: “Oh I'm sorry, is my wedding interrupting your promotion?”

During King Stewart's vows an onscreen promotion for the fellow FOX show “24” featuring its star Kiefer Sutherland appears and causes great annoyance to the King.

Visual: “Madonna's 16th Birthday Party”

Music icon Madonna (1958-) is featured in this episode as celebrating her 16th birthday.

Griffin: “This is me before Ultra Slim Fast”

The diet food supplement Ultra Slim Fast is mentioned in this episode as well as a variation of the commercials where someone would hold up a “before” photo of themselves and then reveal their new weight.

King Stewart: “Wait wait, there's got to be a better way to settle this.”
Griffin: “Talent show?”
King Stewart: “Talent show!”

The performance Griffin and the other colonists put on is a direct take off of the performance the nerds do at the finale of the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds”

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperSeth MacFarlane  |  David Zuckerman
Executive ProducerDavid A. Goodman  |  Chris Sheridan  |  Seth MacFarlane  |  Danny Smith (1)
Co-Executive ProducerSteve Callaghan  |  Mark Hentemann  |  Brian Scully
Supervising ProducerMike Henry (1)  |  Alec Sulkin  |  Wellesley Wild
ProducerShannon Smith  |  Kirker Butler  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerPatrick Meighan  |  Cherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Kim Fertman
Consulting ProducerTom Devanney
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
MusicRon Jones (1)
Storyboard ArtistRaul Guerra
Supervising DirectorJames Purdum  |  Peter Shin
Executive Story EditorJohn Viener
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Animation ProducerBrandi Young
Writing AssistantDavid Wright (1)  |  Alex Carter (3)
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantAndy Goldberg
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