History Recap / FamilyGuyS8E21PartialTermsOfEndearment

7th Sep '16 9:39:01 AM speedyboris
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* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.detractors.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: One cutaway shows Lois's [[MoodSwinger mood swings]] the last time she was pregnant. During her mood swings, she vomits into her hands.
7th Sep '16 8:40:57 AM speedyboris
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'''Peter''': She should've thought of that before asking me for directions.\\

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'''Peter''': [[VictimBlaming She should've thought of that before asking me for directions.\\]]\\
7th Sep '16 8:40:09 AM speedyboris
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Some of Peter's responses to the rest of the family asking why Peter's against abortion.
--> '''Brian''': What if the woman's raped?\\
'''Peter''': She should've thought of that before asking me for directions.\\
'''Brian''': What?
* ShoutOut: One of the traps that Peter sets for Lois so she'll miscarriage is done in the style of ''WesternAnimation/RoadRunner''.
23rd Jan '16 12:32:39 AM KOman
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* StatusQuoIsGod: At the end of the episode, Lois tells the family that she's considered all the positives that will come from having another child... then Peter hastily informs us that she still got the abortion.
28th Mar '15 6:30:58 PM nombretomado
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* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.

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* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.
19th Jul '14 11:45:20 PM BroomhandleJones
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Peter takes Lois to her class reunion at Salve Regina University. While there, Lois spots Naomi Robinson, with whom she had a lesbian affair in college. Peter is amazed at the revelation that Lois "messed around with another chick". Naomi indicates that she would like to discuss a proposal of some importance with them at their home. Peter assumes that Naomi wants to have a threesome, and sends Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian out of the house. After Naomi arrives, she introduces her husband, Dale. Peter, now expecting an orgy, tries to seduce the three of them while dressed in various costumes. Naomi and Dale tell Lois and Peter their proposal. They've had trouble conceiving a child and ask Lois to be a surrogate mother for them.

The next morning, as the family is eating breakfast, Lois reveals her intention to become a surrogate mother for Naomi and Dale, causing Peter to become upset at the thought of her being pregnant for nine months. Despite this, Lois decides to go to Dr. Hartman to have the in vitro fertilization performed, and Dr. Hartman performs the fertilization in exaggerated fashion. A pregnancy test comes back positive the next day, and Peter is livid. He attempts (in LooneyTunes fashion) to cause Lois to have a miscarriage before ultimately confronting her about the pregnancy. Lois asserts her choice to carry the child for Naomi and Dale. As she is saying this, Quahog 5 News suddenly reveals a car crash caused by a guy who was excited by winning the Lotto. The victims? Naomi and Dale. Both are dead.

Meg suggests putting the baby up for adoption, yet Lois counteracts, stating that the medical bills would be too costly. Brian then suggests the idea of abortion. In an attempt to come to a decision, Lois and Peter decide to visit the local family-planning center, and ultimately decide to abort the embryo. However, Peter encounters an anti-abortion rally, where he is shown an anti-abortion video by one of the protesters. Peter promptly takes Lois out of the center. Returning home, Lois continues to advocate her right to choose (with Brian backing her up), while Peter now attempts to argue the unborn child's right to life and whether Lois has the responsibility of carrying it to term. About to snap, Lois and Peter decide to discuss the matter overnight. The next day, Lois talks with the family about "the wonderful new member of the Griffin family", stating that it will be a wonderful experience. The episode ends with Peter bluntly stating that Lois had the abortion and none of what Lois said will be happening.

Because of how heated abortion and the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is, Fox and Creator/AdultSwim refused to air this episode. This means, unless another cable network gets the rights to the show (or FOX and/or Creator/AdultSwim soften(s) up and air an edited for TV version, like they did with "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein"), this episode will never air on American TV. However, it was released on a special DVD in September 2010, it aired on the UK's [[TheBBC BBC Three]] on June 20th, 2010, and the 200th episode retrospective did discuss the episode and why FOX chose to cut it.

[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Oh, and the politics of abortion will not be discussed on this page]].

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Peter takes Lois to her class reunion at Salve Regina University. While there, Lois spots Lois' best friend, Naomi Robinson, with whom she had a lesbian affair in college. Peter is amazed at the revelation that Lois "messed around with another chick". Naomi indicates that she would like to discuss a proposal of some importance with them at their home. Peter assumes that Naomi wants to have a threesome, and sends Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian out of the house. After Naomi arrives, she introduces her husband, Dale. Peter, now expecting an orgy, tries to seduce the three of them while dressed in various costumes. Naomi and Dale tell Lois and Peter their proposal. They've had trouble conceiving a child and ask (voiced by former ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member, Julia Sweeney), asks Lois to be a surrogate mother for them.

The next morning,
mother, as the family is eating breakfast, Lois reveals her intention to become a surrogate mother for she has conception issues, but when Naomi and Dale, causing Peter to become upset at the thought of her being pregnant for nine months. Despite this, Lois decides to go to Dr. Hartman to have the husband die in vitro fertilization performed, and Dr. Hartman performs the fertilization in exaggerated fashion. A pregnancy test comes back positive the next day, and Peter is livid. He attempts (in LooneyTunes fashion) to cause Lois to have a miscarriage before ultimately confronting her about the pregnancy. Lois asserts her choice to carry the child for Naomi and Dale. As she is saying this, Quahog 5 News suddenly reveals a car crash caused by a guy who was excited by winning the Lotto. The victims? Naomi and Dale. Both are dead.

Meg suggests putting the baby up for adoption, yet
accident, Lois counteracts, stating that the medical bills would be too costly. Brian then suggests the idea of abortion. In an attempt to come to a decision, Lois and Peter decide to visit the local family-planning center, and ultimately decide must choose whether or not to abort the embryo. However, Peter encounters an anti-abortion rally, where he is shown an anti-abortion video by one of the protesters. Peter promptly takes Lois out of the center. Returning home, Lois continues to advocate her right to choose (with Brian backing her up), while Peter now attempts to argue the unborn child's right to life and whether Lois has the responsibility of carrying it to term. About to snap, Lois baby -- and Peter decide (after trying to discuss the matter overnight. The next day, injure Lois talks with the family about "the wonderful new member of the Griffin family", stating that it will be so she can miscarry) becomes a wonderful experience. The episode ends with Peter bluntly stating that Lois had the abortion and none of what Lois said will be happening.

pro-life advocate.

'''NOTE''':
Because of how heated abortion and the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is, Fox and Creator/AdultSwim refused to air this episode. This means, unless another cable network gets the rights to the show (or FOX and/or Creator/AdultSwim soften(s) up and air an edited for TV version, like they did with "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein"), is in America, this episode will never air saw any airtime on American TV. However, it FOX, CartoonNetwork, local syndication, or TBS. It did, however, get a stand-alone DVD release, was released shown on a special DVD overseas channels (albeit edited for time) in September 2010, it aired the United Kingdom and Australia, and was discussed briefly on the UK's [[TheBBC BBC Three]] on June 20th, 2010, and the 200th episode retrospective did discuss the episode and why FOX chose to cut it.

''Family Guy'' live-action retrospective, "200 Episodes Later."

'''NOTE 2''':
[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Oh, and For the purposes of neutrality, the politics of abortion will not be discussed on this page]].



* TogetherInDeath: Naomi, Dale, and their unborn child can be interpreted this way.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.
* WhamLine: "We had the abortion!"

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* TogetherInDeath: Naomi, Dale, and their unborn child can be interpreted this way.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.
* WhamLine: "We had the abortion!"
detractors.
13th Jun '14 10:21:51 AM RembrandtQEinstein
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'''Airdate''': June 20th, 2012 (UK)

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'''Airdate''': June 20th, 2012 2010 (UK)
14th Apr '14 9:58:43 AM TrickyTroper
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* ActorAllusion: Naomi. See HeyItsThatVoice / HarsherInHindsight.

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* ActorAllusion: Naomi. See HeyItsThatVoice / HarsherInHindsight.



* BannedEpisode: This episode hasn't aired on American television, as the topic of abortion is very hot-button (even though the episode, as mentioned in the AuthorTract entry, doesn't take sides on the subject and actually shows the pros and cons of it). The episode, does however, have its own DVD release, was mentioned in the 200th episode special, and has been shown in other countries, like the United Kingdom.
* HeyItsThatVoice and HarsherInHindsight: Julia Sweeney (from ''SaturdayNightLive'') voices Lois' friend, Naomi, who can't have children because of conception issues. In real life (and according to her tragicomic stage show, ''God Said Ha''), Julia Sweeney had to have a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer (which occurred around the time her brother died of lymphoma) and, as a result, can't have children naturally (in a later stage show, it's revealed that Julia Sweeney adopted a Chinese girl for a daughter).



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Discussed. Meg offers to be Dale and Naomi's surrogate, and Lois says, "Meg, it was hard enough on your body when you gave birth to Stewie ... just kidding!"



* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.

to:

* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.detractors.
* WhamLine: "We had the abortion!"
19th Mar '14 6:13:13 PM RhoEpsilon
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* TogetherInDeath: Naomi, Dale, and their unborn child can be interapted this way.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode, but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.

to:

* TogetherInDeath: Naomi, Dale, and their unborn child can be interapted interpreted this way.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode, episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.
18th Jan '14 9:11:57 PM ToiletDuck23
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* HeyItsThatVoice and HarsherInHindsight: Julia Sweeney (from ''SaturdayNightLive'') voices Lois' friend, Naomi, who can't have children because of conception issues. In real life (and according to her tragicomic stage show, ''God Said Ha''), Julia Sweeney had to have a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer (which occurred around the time her brother died of lymphoma) and, as a result, can't have children naturally.

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* HeyItsThatVoice and HarsherInHindsight: Julia Sweeney (from ''SaturdayNightLive'') voices Lois' friend, Naomi, who can't have children because of conception issues. In real life (and according to her tragicomic stage show, ''God Said Ha''), Julia Sweeney had to have a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer (which occurred around the time her brother died of lymphoma) and, as a result, can't have children naturally.naturally (in a later stage show, it's revealed that Julia Sweeney adopted a Chinese girl for a daughter).
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