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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?

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

New today Question: "That's the number, Brian. Just dial 0 and read it to Sarah." I don't understand what's going on here and who is Sarah?

HEK_98

New today Answer: It's a joke about how Rita's so old the number on her bracelet wasn't a 7-digit number. In the early 20th century to place a call you could call "Central" and tell the operator "Murray Hill 4185" and she would connect you. Rita is telling Brian to call the operator (dial "0") and read "Murray Hill 4185" to Sarah, the operator.

Bishop73

Chick Cancer - S5-E7

New this month Question: In this episode where Peter starts shooting the movie he says: Okay, now give him some peanut butter so we can make it look like he's talkin'. How is peanut butter going to help?

HEK_98

New this month Answer: Because the peanut butter would get stuck to the roof of his mouth. Then as he's trying to lick the peanut butter off, he'd be constantly opening and closing his mouth.

Bishop73

Bango Was His Name, Oh! - S4-E29

New this month Question: The scene where Brian was paying the bills then Brian says: It's at this, uh...It's at this girl's house. What does he mean by that?

HEK_98

New this month Answer: He was saying he's paying the cable bill but Stewie said Peter pays the cable bill. Brian's reply is that the cable he's paying for is for a girl. It seems he's kind of embarrassed to say it and so it seems the bills he's paying aren't his but a girl he's dating (although somewhat implied that she's using him).

Bishop73

Into Harmony's Way - S12-E7

New this month Question: Am I missing a joke here? At Mort's pharmacy, Peter says that he has $30,000 in credit card debt. And "five years salary, tax-free" would not put a dent in his problem. How is this possible? He is often the main or only income-earner in the household. I would expect just one year of his salary to be about $30,000, if not more.

New this month Answer: The $30k was part of the song they were singing and Peter may have picked a number based on syllables to fit, not his actual debt. His actual debt maybe much higher as indicated by 5-years not putting a dent in it.

Bishop73

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

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

HEK_98

New this month 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

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

Michael Albert

And the Wiener is... - S3-E5

New this month Question: When Meg came back home to announce that she's a flag girl Stewie replies by saying "now you can be somewhere else when the boys don't call." I don't get it - can someone please explain it to me?

HEK_98

New this month Answer: It's long been a running joke that Meg is unpopular; Stewie meant that now Meg will be busy with her flag girl duties rather than at home where presumably no boys will be calling for her.

zendaddy621

The Thin White Line (1) - S3-E1

Question: In this episode, Peter and Brian escape the rehab centre to visit the teenage pregnancy clinic, where they prank the girls who are asleep by dipping their hand in a dish of water, which causes them to give birth prematurely. How does that prank make that happen?

OliviaD3601

Chosen answer: It's a common slumber party trick to put someone's hand in warm water, which is supposed to relax the person and make them wet the bed. Peter and Brian's plan just worked better than they'd planned.

Captain Defenestrator

Road to the Multiverse - S8-E1

Question: When Stewie and Brian are in the Disney universe, why did everyone attack Mort?

Chosen answer: Mort is Jewish, and Walt Disney was said to be antisemitic. So it would make sense in a Disney universe all the inhabitants would share his supposed beliefs.

MasterOfAll

Business Guy - S8-E9

Question: In the episode, Peter threatens to fire Lois, and she responds with "you wouldn't" and Peter then replies with "Oh really, does the name Lacey Chabert mean anything to you?" which in turn makes Lois go wide eyed and reply with "OK, I'll behave" and Peter then goes on to add "Yes you will" Can anyone explain this joke if it is a joke to comprehend?

Chosen answer: Lacey Chabert was the actress who originally voiced Meg in early episodes. She left of her own accord due to being in school and other acting work; Seth MacFarlane has stated there was no tension with her leaving, but it makes for a handy joke for the show.

Jon Sandys

Brian Sings & Swings - S4-E19

Question: In this episode Meg pretends to be a lesbian, when she calls herself a 'mega lesbian' it shows four other 'mega lesbians' singing something on deep voices. What song are they singing? Is it a real song?

strikeand

Chosen answer: It's a real song called "Elvira". Originally by Dallas Fraizer in '66, however, this version seems to be the Oak Ridge Boys cover version. However, the mega lesbians skip the verse and just sing the chorus after the opening line.

Bishop73

The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou - S5-E11

Question: When Brian tells Stewie, "It might be the "C" word." and Stewie asks "What the hell does that have to do with anything?" What is Stewie referring to?

NiNi

Chosen answer: Stewie thinks Brian is referring to the word "c**t", which is a vulgar slang term for a woman's vagina.

Cubs Fan

Screwed The Pooch - S3-E13

Question: At the trial, Carter's lawyer asks Brian the star of two films he rented - Brian replies "Pauly Shore" and everyone seems shocked. Is there supposed to be a joke behind this? If so, what does this joke mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: They were shocked that anyone would rent movies starring him - he is a bad actor.

Rydersriot87

The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair - S9-E12

Question: In the beginning of the episode Lois says Meg looks like Rachel something in a condescending way. Was there another joke there?

Chosen answer: The "Rachel something" Lois was referring to was Rachel Maddow. Also, Lois never said Meg looked like Rachel Maddow, she said Bonnie said she was pretty and Meg asked how it came up and Lois replied "Oh! You know, we were talking about pretty people, and I said Rachel Maddow and she kind of took the baton from there and said Meg Griffin". The joke here is that later in this scene, Meg asked who Rachel Maddow was and Lois replied "A model", however, Rachel Maddow isn't actually a model, she's a presenter, political commentator and author. Lois was just trying to get Meg to take care of Joe and Susie for the week.

Casual Person

A Shot in the Dark - S14-E9

Question: At one point when Brian says something, Stewie tells him to look into his pocket where he finds a paper reading what Brian just said. Then Brian says something about it and Stewie tells him to look into his other pocket, where he finds another paper reading what he just said. Then Stewie tells Brian to look into Chris' pocket, which has bottom cut off. Later in the episode Chris tells Brian to look into Meg's pocket, but Brian refuses. What was all this about?

Chosen answer: So it started out with the fact that Stewie knew what Brian was going to say in this situation because Stewie sees Brian as predictable and pretentious while Brian thinks he's being deep and poignant. The Chris part was since the bottom of his pocket was cut out, Brian touched Chris' genitals. Later when they tell Brian to reach into Meg's pocket, he's didn't want to fall for the same gag and end up touching Meg's genitals.

Bishop73

No Country Club for Old Men - S11-E22

Question: Stewie says "Megs Benedict" after Carter pukes all over her. Why is it funny?

Leon Moorman

Chosen answer: It's a play on words. Instead of eggs Benedict, he says Megs Benedict.

A Demon

Jungle Love - S4-E13

Question: What song is playing when Chris is being paddled by the students?

Chosen answer: "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper; this scene directly mirrors a scene from "Dazed and Confused", music and all.

zendaddy621

Brothers & Sisters - S9-E15

Question: When Mayor West says his aides have AIDS, who is the guy who then shouts "Not OK"? Also, is there a joke behind this man?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is Robert Loggia, and no secret joke. Just a random moment with a guest.

Show generally

Question: Is it just me, or does the way Stewie says "Laugh and cry" in the opening titles change in different episodes? In some episodes it sounds like he's saying something like "Leff en cry" but in other episodes it sounds like "Laugh and cry".

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: In the first two seasons, the words "... Laugh and cry" sound to many like "effing cry" (or, "f-ing cry"). Aware of this confusion, Seth McFarlane re-recorded the line for the third season, enunciating more and emphasising the hard "L" sound in the word. From the fourth season, when the show was revived, it reverted to the original way.

Show generally

Question: In the episode where Lorreta cheats on Cleveland, who was that Guy in the Orange Afro Wig(?) who kicks Peter in the "nuts"? Is he from a show and, if so, which one?

Chosen answer: Family Guy writer and voice of Cleveland, Mike Henry, has an online show called "Kicked in the nuts" where he dresses up exactly as the character in the episode. Check out http://www.kickedinthenuts.com/

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