Family Guy

Family Guy (1999)

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Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother? - S3-E14

Corrected entry: When Brian is reading the diary of Nate Griffin, there is an entry about a new colt that farted on him while he was grooming. The entry refers to the colt as 'she' many times. A colt is a young male horse - they should use the term 'filly'.

Correction: We can assume that since Nate is Peter's relative, that they are both complete idiots and he would not know the difference, which is why it is written this way deliberately. Besides, this is a character's mistake, not the show's mistake.

Mind over Murder - S1-E4

Corrected entry: When Peter builds the bar downstairs, and Lois sings for the first time the wall that lines the stairs is solid. When she has a stage and curtain backdrop, suddenly there is a door where Stewie is in the jolly jumper.

Correction: This door could have been added when the stage was built. There is no time frame given from the building of the bar to this point.

From Method to Madness - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Stewie is trying to play the french horn, the music score written on the wall behind him makes no sense. One line is two and a half beats long, and the next line is four beats. There are no measure lines anywhere.

Correction: This is a school for young children, it is quite possible one of them drew that music score, not knowing too much about what to do. In fact, it could have been Stewie, who's just a baby.

Death Lives - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When Death and Peter get into a fight outside the pet store, Death controls his severed arm to poke Peter in the eyes. However, Peter is wearing glasses. His eyes could not have possibly been poked unless his glasses, for some reason, did not have lenses in them.

Correction: In another episode Stewie breaks Meg's glasses and Peter tells her that "Nobdy needs glasses". Meg says "But YOU wear glasses" and Peter replies "That's just to fool the man from the draft board..." So maybe his glasses DON'T have lenses in - it's something so stupid and pointless that it fits Peter's character perfectly.

Gary O'Reilly

Death Is a Bitch - S2-E6

Corrected entry: In the bar shoot-out, the participants are covered with bullets. Once the rules of death are reinstated, every person with a bullet in a fatal spot should be dead.

Correction: In theory that would be the case, but in the show Death has to actually come and "kill" the person. In this episode its shown that Death himself has to touch the person or take them away before they are actually dead. If he wanted to he could go back to the bar and collect all the people that shot themselves but he wouldn't have much reason to.

Lummie Premium member

A Hero Sits Next Door - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When Everyone is at Joe's House he is working at the BBQ and he flips a burger over onto his hand (or a bun but I'm not sure) Then just before the camera shoots over to Peter the burger in Joe's hand disappears into thin air.

James Warrender

Correction: When Joe puts the burger in his hand he flips it up to his right. In normal speed you can see he flips it over his shoulder, but because of the very fast transition to Peter it makes it look that the burger has disappeared into thin air.

The Son Also Draws - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When the Fonz appears to Peter in a spiritual vision, Peter asks him if he has ever gotten any sexual diseases since he has been with so many women. The Fonz replies: "Herpes twice. And the clap." There is no cure for herpes so you can only get it once and keep it.

Paul Pepiton Premium member

Correction: (a) There is more than one type of herpes. (b) Fonz is an idiot, and could easily believe that when his herpes went into remission he was 'cured', only to believe himself reinfected when he had another outbreak.

Ready, Willing, and Disabled - S3-E15

Corrected entry: The foam disappears from Joe's beer even though he doesn't drink from it. (00:03:15)


Correction: Much like in soda, foam will naturally dissipate from beer if it sits untouched, particularly in light beers.

The Kiss Seen Around the World - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Peter pretends to play the keyboard in the toy store, a man takes exception to it. When the Griffins are back in the parking lot, the man has spray painted the word "Phony" on their station wagon. The man just met Peter two minutes earlier, how would he know which vehicle to spray paint? (00:01:20 - 00:02:15)

Reservoir Dog

Correction: If you watch the very first episode (I never met the dead man) you can see the phony guy, working on a new toy at the toy factory, where Peter also works. So they probably know each other from work.

I Never Met the Dead Man - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When the family are playing basketball, after each of them (except Peter) sink a hoop, the balls simply disappear. (00:16:10)

Correction: The ground is off screen and before it is shown the balls could have easily bounced or rolled away.

Screwed The Pooch - S3-E13

Corrected entry: Peter and Carter Pewterschmidt, Lois's father, are in a game of Texas hold 'em poker with Michal Eisner, Bill Gates and Ted Turner. After some betting, Carter shows his hand, as does Ted. The problem is that anyone who has ever seen Texas hold 'em knows that they are not playing correctly. Each player has two cards to themselves and five community cards. It might be minor, but why mention a specific game such as hold 'em then not follow the basic rules of the game?

Correction: Texas Hold 'em was the first hand Peter dealt but the hand Carter and Ted are playing is much later in the night, it ends up being the last hand. They may have switched to five card draw to keep things interesting.

DaBoom - S2-E3

Corrected entry: Right after the Y2k takes effect and it shows the family (assumed to be only a little while later), Peter comments on how he was the third Hardy Boy. When Lois corrects him by saying that there were only two Hardy Boys, Peter says "Just like there was no apocalypse? HE SHOOTS HE SCORES." and slams into Lois with his stomach, causing her to fall down. When the shot changes, Louis is suddenly back on her feet. The transition between the two was less than a second - not nearly enough time for her to get back up.

Correction: All Peter does is bump her off screen and into something. We don't actually see her fall down.

A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas - S3-E16

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, Chris gives Stewie a candy cane, which Stewie immediately begins sharpening with a knife, with the intent to stab Lois with it. But if Stewie had a knife the entire time, why didn't he just stab Lois with that?

Correction: Because stabbing someone with a candy cane at Christmas had more poetic flare.


Show generally

Corrected entry: During the opening theme you can see in the background when Lois and Peter are singing on the piano that there is a stereo and three pictures of Stewie, Meg and Chris in the background. However, during episodes the piano is in one room and the stereo and pictures are in the room where they watch TV by the staircase.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: Whilst living in my house I've moved different things from one room to another. My computer was in my back room & is now in the front room.

And the Wiener is... - S3-E5

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, Peter and Chris walk off and leave their guns behind.

Correction: This could very well be symbolic - Peter leaves his rifle behind because he's gotten over the insecurity that drove him to it in the first place, and Chris leaves his behind because he never needed it. Also, remember that we're talking about the two dumbest main characters in the series.

Death Lives - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In a flashback scene with Quagmire urging Peter to get some shore leave, Quagmire is actually seen naked from the waist down, but he has no 'equipment' of any kind. He's genderless. (00:14:25)

Correction: Actually, his left leg is slightly ahead of his right, which is just enough (by cartoon standards) to censor out naughty bits.

Season 3 generally

Corrected entry: Chris loses his trademark earring in this series, except in the title scene and in photos or anything that has been in previous series.

Correction: This is not true. In the episode Lethal Weapons (On Disc 1 of the Season 3 DVD Set), as the family is in the car on the way to church, Chris' earring is visible.

Fore, Father - S2-E21

Corrected entry: When Stewie is being weighed, the doctor says that Stewie is 29 pounds, but the scale points to about 26 pounds.

Craig Bryant

Correction: The scale goes from 0 to 25 to 50 in 5 pounds increments, which means the arrow points to just under 30 pounds.


There's Something About Paulie - S2-E16

Corrected entry: When Peter says "It must be better living in England, the worst they have there is drive-by-arguments." It goes to a 'flashback', and in the flashback, when the car stops, it's on the right side of the road. In England, cars drive on the left side of the road.

Correction: The drive by is in Peter's imagination. Peter is an idiot and seems reasonable for him to get the side of the road wrong.

The Thin White Line (1) - S3-E1

Corrected entry: Joe's legs are supposed to be paralyzed due to an accident. However, when he and Brian are fighting the midgets in the Sunday School for drug trafficking, he manages to kick one of them.

Correction: He actually spins the wheelchair around, and his leg swings out, kicking the midget.

Underage Peter - S14-E14

Plot hole: They're in the Clam complaining that they can't drink when they make the revelation that Brian can because he's technically 56. But Quagmire should be able to drink, as in a much earlier episode, he's revealed to be over 60.

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Lois: Hello?
Peter: I can't take the trash out today, I'm working late at the office.
Lois: The caller ID says you're calling from the kitchen. In fact I can see you.
Peter: [Edging sideways.] OK, can you see me now?
Lois: No.
Peter: Now I am at the office.

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Trivia: The voices of Brian, Stewie and Peter (as well as other minor characters) are all voiced by the creator, Seth Macfarlane.

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