Family Guy

Brian's Got a Brand New Bag - S8-E4

Question: In this episode, Brian goes to the bar, when he's supposed to be picking up Rita's medicine. When he's there, he meets an attractive girl, who refers him to her friend. Before that, the attractive girl says texting lingo which is too fast for me to understand. What is the translation?

Answer: You may be getting episodes mixed up. In the bar, Brian meets a girl and tries to explain what a book is by saying, 'it's the internet made out of tree.' Then they go have sex in the bathroom.

Call Girl - S11-E14

Question: Last line of the show, Stewie says "can I interest you guys in two and a quarter way". What does that mean?

Answer: He's insisting that he joins in on Peter and Lois having sex. Usually sex between three people would be called a "three way", but since Stewie is only a baby and hasn't fully grown up yet, he would only be a quarter of a person, which would equal up to two and a quarter people.

Casual Person

The Courtship of Stewie's Father - S4-E16

Question: When Peter takes Stewie to the Clam, what is Quagmire saying when Peter covers Stewie's ears?

Answer: We don't hear him say anything (the audience has become like Stewie with his ears covered). Quagmire is probably giving details of his sexual encounter with the hot, homeless twins, so it's up to the individual watching to determine what they did from him acting it out.

Bishop73

Show generally

Question: Do we know anything about Brian's father?

Answer: He isn't mentioned much, but in season 4, episode 2 - "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High" when Brian introduces himself to Chris's class, it is revealed that Chris has been told that Brian's father's name was Coco and that he was hit by a milk truck.

Andreas[DK]

Answer: It was also revealed in one episode that Brain's father was a racist.

Show generally

Question: Why do Chris and Meg wear their hats 24/7?

amycamille1975

Chosen answer: In season 11 episode 7 "Friends without Benefits", it was revealed Meg's heart was literally born in the wrong place and ended up in her head and her heart beats were shown beating on her head. Meg just wears the hat to cover it up. As for Chris, it's pretty much just a simple character decision. The real explanation is most likely that's it's a lot easier to animate characters with a near-permanent appearance.

Casual Person

Show generally

Question: Can someone explain some of the episode titles to me, mainly "Death has A Shadow" (no one dies) and "I Never Met The Dead Man" (ditto) "Chitty Chitty Death bang", the list goes on.

Answer: When the creators were naming the shows, they wanted to incorporate "Death" in the title as one big run along joke. This eventually stoppped when even they were confused on which shows were which.

Show generally

Question: Does any character in the show beside Brian and other kids his age understand what Stewie is saying? Or is it that Stewie doesn't realize it?

*BleuFever

Chosen answer: Stewie himself has explained to Brian that of the immediate family, only Brian can always understand him. The others, especially Lois, seem to get a vague impression of how he is feeling but do not hear the words. Most other characters can understand him, whenever it's convenient or needed for the story. A few times his parents can understand him, for comedic purposes.

Answer: Yes, everyone can understand and hear him, no one other than other babies and Brian takes him seriously because of the fact that he's a baby. This was stated by Seth MacFarlane.

Answer: Chris understands Stewie as well.

Baby Got Black - S12-E18

Question: At the beginning of the episode, Peter, Quagmire, and Joe are talking about how long they can stay awake for. Joe says that he "never sleeps because something has been beeping in his bedroom for 3 years. Bonnie won't look for it and he can't find it." Is this implying that its some chip inside of him, or in Bonnie, or what?

Toxic_Don

Answer: Just some annoying, semi-lost electronic device like a digital watch with an hourly beep or similar.

8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter - S4-E8

Question: When everyone was about to vomit, Brian asked Peter to hold his ears but why?

HEK_98

Answer: So he doesn't get vomit on them. It's a joke on how people with long hair would have someone hold their hair.

MasterOfAll

Answer: It's just a humorous riff on women who are about to vomit asking their companions to hold their hair.

Michael Albert

Peter's Daughter - S6-E8

Question: Peter initiates a cutaway when he says: "he's a bad man, like Jodie Foster." In the cutaway, Jodie Foster is making out with a woman, who then exclaims that her husband has come home early, to which Jodie replies, "don't worry baby he had to find out sometime" in a deep, mannish voice. She then farts. I don't get the joke. Why is she a man?

Answer: Jodie Foster had long been rumored to be a lesbian who refused to come out of the closet; the cutaway joke was a poke at this notion.

zendaddy621

The Boys in the Band - S15-E1

Question: When Stewie says he is going to write a song and that Brian can help, Brian replies saying "Well, I did write a musical about Alexander Hamilton." Stewie then looks puzzled by what Brian said and Brian says to Stewie "Not that one." First, who exactly is the Alexander Hamilton that Brian was talking about? And second, what exactly was Stewie supposed have been thinking of after Brian said Alexander Hamilton, but before Brian pointed out it "wasn't that one"?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: There's a Broadway musical called "Hamilton", which is about Alexander Hamilton. It's been very successful and won countless awards. Stewie gives Brian a look of disbelief that he wrote the popular "Hamilton" musical, so Brian is saying the musical he wrote is not the famous musical, but a different one.

Bishop73

Untitled Griffin Family History - S4-E27

Question: When Peter talks about his ancestor that was a silent movie star he mentions that they called World War 1 International Civil War 2 or something like that - I don't remember the exact wording. What is the joke here?

Answer: The line was International Civil War 2. When WWI happened no one called it that (especially since they didn't know a 2nd one would happen), it was referred to as "The Great War". America had already fought their own Civil War and the joke is really just calling it Civil War II, only it was international.

Bishop73

Brian Does Hollywood (2) - S3-E2

Question: I saw this episode on one of the channels where it is syndicated. The part at the beginning (during the action films parody), where Meg tells Lois that Peter isn't going to come out of the coma, was taken out. Does anyone know why?

Answer: Usually syndicated shows run a few seconds shorter than the originals, so they cut out things to make them fit.

pross79

Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington - S3-E3

Question: In the episode there is a scene where Peter is dressed up as a girl wandering around a big city with music that goes "that guy, it's that guy". Is this a spoof of something? If so, what is it a spoof of, and where could I find the original video clip that the episode spoofs.

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: It's the opening of Marlo Thomas's 1966-1971 series "That Girl". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRaMIKRZ19M.

Myridon

The Son Also Draws - S1-E6

Question: When Peter is lost in the woods and one of the trees is fallen over, another tree says "I'm playing the world's smallest violin." What does that mean?

Answer: It's one of those kid comebacks for someone complaining. Make the OK sign and rub your thumb and finger together. Then you say you are playing the world's smallest violin and it's playing My Heart Cries For You.

Rlvlk

Emission Impossible - S3-E11

Question: Stewie makes the remark "All this preventing people from having sex. Now I know what the Catholic church is like. BA-ZING." Doesn't the Catholic religion encourage numerous childbirths? I know that Stewie says he's trying to prevent sex, but he claims his primary objective is to prevent Peter & Lois from having another child.

Answer: The catholic church is heavily against sex outside of wedlock, which is increasing dramatically, thus the church tries to stop pre-marital sex.

Gary O'Reilly

The Heartbreak Dog - S14-E16

Question: In one of the cut-away scenes, Peter is riding a bike. He tells Brian that he is "one of those people now." What does he mean by "those people"?

Answer: I took it as an annoying bike-guy in general. Since professional or not, they're all annoying.

Answer: This occurs in a flashback where Peter is recalling a time Brian discovered his "hidden shame." In the memory, Brian is driving a car. Peter pulls up next to him on a bicycle. He is decked out in a full, multi-neon-colored lycra spandex pro bicycling get-up, with matching reflecting helmet and some kind of rear view mirror attached. The ensemble is complete with riding gloves and the latest athletic shoes. When Brian notices it's him, he exclaims, "PETER?!" To which Peter responds, "Brian, I'm sorry. I'm one of these guys now...I'm SORRY, Brian. I'M SORRY! (as Brian drives off, aghast) " By "these guys," Peter means the kind of guy who, though a casual cyclist and nowhere near professional level, still buys all of the latest riding clothes and gear, making him look silly and pretentious (in "Family Guy" terms, he looks like a "douchebag").

Michael Albert

Season 1 generally

Question: In which episode did Rupert suddenly become orange?

Answer: I didn't know Rupert was ever brown; but he is in 'Brian: Portrait of a Dog.'.

Nate154

Grimm Job - S12-E10

Question: Why does Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire" yell Deb and Debbie instead of Stella?

Mike72

Answer: The voiceover in this episode says this is a first draft of "Streetcar", meaning other, more improved and streamlined versions are coming up. Obviously, "Deb" and "Debbie" were rejected in the final draft of "Streetcar" in favor of "Stella" which was the joke.

Scott215

Answer: He is yelling out names of people he has met...he does this at parties.

amycamille1975

The Boys in the Band - S15-E1

Question: When Stewie is talking to Brian about songs not addressing baby issues, Brian says to Stewie "Well how could they address baby issues? Children's songs are written by adults. And dollars to donuts, white adults." Stewie then replies saying "Who are you mad at, Brian?" and Brian then says "How much time you got?" Did I miss a joke or something? What exactly was "And dollars to donuts, white adults" supposed to mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: "Dollars to donuts" is just a colorful expression meaning you're pretty sure about something (similar to saying "100 to 1" which in betting terms mean I'll put up $100 I'm right and you put up $1 that I'm wrong). Brian is just suggesting baby songs are written by white adults because he's saying white people don't have real problems.

Bishop73

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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