Family Guy

Death Lives - S3-E6

Trivia: After Peter gets struck by lightning and Death appears, there is a shot of the sky and the clouds seem to break apart and the sun comes out. This looks remarkably like the beginning of the opening credits for "The Simpsons," another show on FOX.


Trivia: One of the best local jokes in the show is naming the Jr. High after the very notorious Providence mayor Buddy Cianci Jr., who is currently indicted and serving time.

Trivia: The three skyscrapers that can often be seen on the horizon behind the Griffin's house are the actual buildings One Financial Center, 50 Kennedy Plaza and the Bank of America Tower in Providence, Rhode Island.


Road to the Multiverse - S8-E1

Trivia: When they're in the dog universe, Stewie says, "Gosh Brian, I sure hope this next leap will be the leap home." This is a line from the opening of the TV series Quantum Leap.


Blue Harvest - S6-E1

Trivia: The joke about Harrison Ford being the only actor whose career wasn't destroyed by Star Wars reportedly offended Mark Hamill. After the trilogy's success, Hamill became famous as a voice actor, playing the Green Goblin on "Spider-Man" and, more prominently, the Joker on various animated "Batman" series.

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Episode VI: It's a Trap - S9-E18

Trivia: When Jabba (Joe) is being choked, he says "Gichie gichie ya ya ya! Dada mocha chocalata ya ya!" These are some of the lyrics from the Labelle song "Lady Marmalade."


'Family Guy' Through the Years - S16-E16

Trivia: When Peter, Joe, Cleveland and Quagmire walk into the Drunken Clam Disco, the music playing is "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, who composes the music for the show.

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Blue Harvest - S6-E1

Trivia: When the Millennium Falcon is captured on the Death Star and Luke and Han impersonate Stormtroopers, Peter wears his glasses on the outside of his helmet.

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Fifteen Minutes of Shame - S2-E12

Trivia: When the Griffin family is replaced by actors on their reality show, Lois complains that she sounds nothing like what Fran Drescher makes her out to. Ironically, Drescher in this episode is actually voiced by Alex Borstein, who also voices Lois.

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Trivia: "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" is the only one of the three "Star Wars" spoofs in which the title doesn't come from something related to "Star Wars." It instead comes from a cutaway gag in the season 5 episode "Barely Legal."

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DaBoom - S2-E3

Trivia: The ending live-action scene with Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy spoofs the ending of Dallas' seventh season: an infamous retcon which, for the most part, voided a whole season of the show, in which Duffy's character was killed.

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A Hero Sits Next Door - S1-E5

Trivia: Upon seeing Joe is handicapped, Peter exclaims "holy crip, he's a crapple." Such an error in speech, in which vowels or consonants in a word are switched around (i.e. He meant "holy crap, he's a cripple"), is called a spoonerism; somewhat appropriately, the Griffins and their neighbors live on Spooner Street.

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The Simpsons Guy - S13-E1

Trivia: While Peter and Homer are fighting and fall into the radioactive green ooze, the 'Wilhelm scream' can be heard.

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Trivia: According to Seth MacFarlane, all of the abuse Meg suffers is due to the show's male writers' inability to write for a teenage girl.

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Not All Dogs Go to Heaven - S7-E11

Trivia: Denise Crosby, who guest stars as herself, is a distant cousin of Seth MacFarlane.

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Lois Kills Stewie (2) - S6-E6

Trivia: Lois tells everyone she met a guy named Derek and he was a white supremacist. This scene is referring to the movie American History X. The character even resembles Edward Norton who plays Derek Vinyard. (00:18:55)


The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair - S9-E12

Trivia: The scene in Stewie's room when the duplicate Stewie appears in the machine (along with familiar sound effects and dramatic music) is paying homage to the Star Trek original series S1:Ep 5, "The Enemy Within".

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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks - S2-E11

Trivia: As Peter and Meg walk, the walking music of The Flintstones is heard. Then the background of The Flintstones appears next to the Trump Tower.

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Running Mates - S2-E10

Trivia: As Peter conducts a tour of reporters around the school, they come upon a scene in the hallway. He introduces the Hall Monitor X-L-K. It requests a hall pass from a girl, fails to recognize the pass, makes a second request, fails to see the pass, and opens fire, chasing the girl back to class. This scene was borrowed from Robocop (1987) when ED-209 was introduced, and had the same type of malfunction.

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Road to the Multiverse - S8-E1

Trivia: When Stewie and Brian pop into the universe where they look like a real dog and baby, the controller Stewie has looks like a tricorder from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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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.

More mistakes in Family Guy

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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