History Recap / FamilyGuyS2E12FifteenMinutesOfShame

17th Aug '17 11:37:42 AM SpideyTerry
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In-universe at the restaurant. Meg demands the cameras be turned off, so Chris says not to break the fourth wall.



* ContinuityNod: The replacement actors recreate the "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS1E1DeathHasAShadow drank at the stag party]]" scene.



* HypocriticalHumor: Lois insists she sounds nothing like Fran Drescher. That's not the real Drescher, though; that's Alex Borstein (Lois) imitating her.
* InformedFlaw: Parodied. The replacement for Meg bemoans not being attractive.



* TheOtherDarrin: In-universe, this is what happens to Meg; she's replaced by a more attractive version of herself to increase ratings.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In-universe, this is what happens to Meg; she's replaced by a more attractive version of herself to increase ratings. When the rest of the family quits, Tom Arnold plays Peter, Fran Drescher is Lois, "that fat guy from ''Film/BoogieNights''" is Chris, and the Olsen twins play Stewie and Brian.


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* SpinOff: Peter was hoping for one and has a cutaway about it: he's a retired baseball umpire running a bar at the center of the Earth.
20th Jul '17 2:53:26 PM Minni128
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**Diane's talkshow format and set could be a reference to Series/JerrySpringer and or Series/{{Maury}}
9th May '17 3:23:25 AM jormis29
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* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do ''not'' sound like that."

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* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher Creator/FranDrescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do ''not'' sound like that."
28th Mar '15 6:29:13 PM nombretomado
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** The scene where Meg walks in on Quagmire having sex with a woman on his kitchen counter is also cut in syndication (and was cut when FOX reran this show around the time that ''FamilyGuy'' was coming back and the network aired reruns -- and the banned episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" -- to prepare for its return).

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** The scene where Meg walks in on Quagmire having sex with a woman on his kitchen counter is also cut in syndication (and was cut when FOX reran this show around the time that ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was coming back and the network aired reruns -- and the banned episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" -- to prepare for its return).
12th Mar '15 12:05:08 PM Wartzanall
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* StockFootage: The cutaway where Peter remarks that Jesus must have been wasted 24 hours a day from having blood made of wine is recycled from the first episode, "Death Has a Shadow". Subverted in that, when "Shadow" first aired, that gag was not shown, so its inclusion here was new at the time.

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* StockFootage: The cutaway where Peter remarks that Jesus must have been wasted 24 hours a day from having blood made of wine is recycled from the first episode, "Death Has a Shadow". Subverted in that, when "Shadow" first aired, that gag was not shown, wasn't shown due to censorship, so its inclusion here was new at the time.
12th Mar '15 12:03:49 PM Wartzanall
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Syndication cuts the entire sequence of Peter getting out of the car nude.
** The scene where Meg walks in on Quagmire having sex with a woman is also cut in syndication.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Syndication Free-TV syndication cuts the entire sequence of Peter stopping at the gas station and getting out of the car nude.
butt-naked (after he loses his swimming trunks at the Quahog Founder's Day carnival).
** The scene where Meg walks in on Quagmire having sex with a woman on his kitchen counter is also cut in syndication.syndication (and was cut when FOX reran this show around the time that ''FamilyGuy'' was coming back and the network aired reruns -- and the banned episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" -- to prepare for its return).
12th Mar '15 12:01:10 PM Wartzanall
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Embarrassed over Lois and Peter's antics at the Quahog Founder's Day carnival and her own slumber party, Meg gets Lois, Peter, and Chris invited on Diane Simmons' daytime talk show to call them out on their behavior. After the show, Peter meets a TV producer who makes a reality show out of the Griffin family's life (or, as Meg calls it, "The 24-Hour Loser Channel") -- and replaces Meg with a HotterAndSexier teen actress, which cuts into Peter's time onscreen.



* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do not sound like that."

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* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do not ''not'' sound like that."
3rd Mar '15 7:32:51 AM speedyboris
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* ShoutOut: A scene from the "Abyssinia, Henry" episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is recreated with the Griffins.

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* ShoutOut: In the ColdOpen, Peter paints a portrait of the family from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
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A scene from the "Abyssinia, Henry" episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is recreated with the Griffins.
3rd Mar '15 7:31:51 AM speedyboris
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* AnnoyingLaugh: When Fran Drescher takes over the role of Lois on the reality show, she frequently emits her trademark laugh. Lois, annoyed, grumbles, "Ugh, I do not sound like that."


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** The ending of the episode, where Meg types her diary on a computer while synthesized music plays, is a reference to ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''.


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* StockFootage: The cutaway where Peter remarks that Jesus must have been wasted 24 hours a day from having blood made of wine is recycled from the first episode, "Death Has a Shadow". Subverted in that, when "Shadow" first aired, that gag was not shown, so its inclusion here was new at the time.
3rd Mar '15 7:28:05 AM speedyboris
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* BaitAndSwitch: When Wilshard informs Lois and Peter that they can't quit the reality show because they signed a contract, Peter says, "Here's what I think of your contract!" You think he's going to rip it up (which would be the cliched thing to do), but he merely hands it back to him and says, "I think it's awful and I don't much care for it at all, good sir."
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