In "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" I was confused when Max Weinstein said, "Hey!" when Peter finished his song by singing "Now my troubles are all through/I have a Jew". But it actually makes sense- the Jews had been subjugated throughout history - of course the topic of "having" a Jew would be sensitive to Max!
In "Bigfat", after the plane crash, Peter guesses correctly that a Predator is stalking them, but it doesn't attack. Why? 1. They're obviously nonthreatening, 2. The Canadian climate calms it down.
When I first saw the Family Guy episode "Barely Legal", I thought the ending where Quagmire "straightens Meg out"... by having a heart-to-heart talk with her about how she doesn't need a boyfriend to have fun as a teenager (he even gives her a copy of Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece) was pretty funny in that it subverted our expectations about what Quagmire would do, but it did seem like a subtle Meg bash, since it seemed like suddenly, even Quagmire didn't want to sleep with her anymore. But later, I realized that scene was Quagmire's one and only Pet the Dog moment: he, a heartless sex maniac saying genuinely kind words to her, the show's Butt Monkey. Now for me, it is a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming and a much better episode ending than her just being used and thrown away by him! Now if only she were treated as kindly by all the characters all the time...
On that same note, Meg is the only girl that Quagmire seems to be actively waiting to hit 18. He has implied, and even said outright, that he has indeed had sex with girls younger than legal age (a sixteen-year-old cheerleader tied up in the bathroom, a twelve-year-old crossing-guard even though it was accidental, and when Connie D'Amico said she was 16, he pretended he heard "18" [though that was part of Lois' plan to get back at the popular kids who bullied Meg].) Yet when Quagmire approached Meg in one episode, he asks if she's 18, she says no, and he just says "Alright," and walks away. Shocking as it is, he actually does respect her enough to wait until she's legal!
Though technically Meg's been legal since the pilot; the age of consent in Rhode Island is 16 (though they probably have to write it in as 18 for censorship reasons). Oh, and Quagmire did molest Meg by sticking his foot in her mouth while she was sleeping in that episode he moved in with the Griffins.
Think about the book he gave her, though. Do I have a dirty mind, or does the plot and title of the book seem like a metaphor for something? That was the true fridge brilliance, in this troper's opinion.
The message he's passing on to Meg here is that just like the circle with the missing shape, she doesn't need a missing piece to 'fill her wedge', as it were. Her happiness is where she decides to find it and doesn't have to be inside some guy's pants.
But later in "Jerome is the New Black", we find out the true reason Quagmire is a heartless sex maniac is because the woman he truly loved (Cheryl Tiegs) left him before he could tell her he loved her and the void she left in him is the missing piece that Quagmire tries to fill by having meaningless sex with women. So that adds a deeper meaning as to why Quagmire has the book "The Missing Piece" and why, in the episode "Emission Impossible" from season three, he has a poster of Cheryl Tiegs on his refrigerator.
Something struck me about Quagmire's hatred of Brian. At first, it seems out of nowhere. But remember the "New Brian" episode? Quagmire let him stay at his house, but he asked him to be respectful to a woman he was hoping for a serious relationship with that had a messed up leg. When she shows up, Stewie comments on it, sending her running off crying and Quagmire following yelling "Dammit Brian!" Quagmire thinks Brian ruined what might have been a lifelong relationship, which is probably causing him to let his other flaws get to him more than they should. And obviously he thinks it was Brian, because he can't understand Stewie talk.
Or Quagmire's the sort of guy who'd buy into the idea that people's legs have their own appeal to dogs. ~ Aaron Hong
I thought it was because Quagmire harbored a sort of resentment for Brian since the beginning, becuase he can be smitten with Lois and still be pals with Peter and live with them, and Lois still treats him good. Quagmire can't even get that much, but since he's friends with Peter AND Lois, he might as well try to be civil. This incident, with the girl with the bad leg, might've sent him over the edge, rationalizing that Brian just keeps getting in the way of people he cares about. Dibdobs
Looking back at the earlier episodes, I felt that Quagmire didn't hate Brian, as most of their very few early conversations were rather civil. Course, as time went by in the series, Quagmire could have heard or seen Brian's various flaws and grew to hate him as they build up, which finally blows up on Brian once he demanded to know why Quagmire hates him once he found out and its been stuck ever since.
Note that in "Forget Me Not", when suffering amnesia and convinced they live together, Quagmire's treatment of Brian is still somewhat rocky, showing an annoyance for his dog like instincts and implied to treat him like a second class citizen. In contrast, the short time he adopted a cat, he pampered and dotted over it endlessly, treating it like his best friend. Quagmire's dislike for Brian makes more sense under the implication he's a "cat person".
Add to that Quagmire's hatred fades significantly after "Tiegs For Two". In that episode Brian gave up trying to play nice with Quagmire and was openly hateful and obnoxious back to him. After letting off steam due to pressing a hugeBerserk Button, Quagmire's qualms with Brian may have been calmed slightly due to him finally ditching his 'good guy' front and at least being an honest jerk (not to mention his former sweetheart pointing out he could be equally pretentious).
In the episode "The Big Bang Theory", Stewie goes back in time to the episode "The Courtship of Stewie's Father" and steals Brian's banana suit and does Peanut Butter Jelly Time. This cheers Peter up despite the fact it didn't work in the original. Why? It's not because Stewie could do it better, but because Peter was upset that Stewie was angry with him. With Stewie doing it, Peter no longer has anything to be upset about.
It was implied to work with Brian, just "not doing it today", further implying it was specifically Stewie's upset mood that brought him down, and actually more exceptionally than other times Brian had to cheer him up.
Added bonus if you realize that the last phases of the Freudian model of child development involve the anal and phallic phases...if you know what I mean...
And look back to the episode with his first birthday. Peter got him an erotic cake with a naked man on it. It explains so much!
Also: when Stewie started out the series he was stuck with the only family in the world whose members didn't understand him, so he always got treated like an infant. Since then he's joined a preschool, bonded with his father, became pals with Brian, and got his time machine. He used to be so bored it made him angry, but now he's not.
Jillian is the only girlfriend Brian's had for more than one episode. I just noticed her necklace looks like Brian's collar, red with a little yellow tag in the middle, so Brian must've bought it for her.
Joe Swanson broke his legs on Christmas Eve. Several years later, his son was supposedly killed in Iraq - on Thanksgiving.
But later, we find out that Joe breaking his legs while fighting the Grinch was a lie (and that he actually got shot while going undercover to bust a drug runner). And where's the Fridge Brilliance in this? So both guys got injured during the holidays? Big deal.
While it was horrific (to the point that I looked away for most of it) Brian's shroom trip showed a lot about how he views the family, for example:
Peter is a butterball turkey (fat idiotic guy with an eating habit)
Meg is a cockroach (small, pesky, insignificant creature, often neglected, stepped on, and constantly running from its tormentors)
Lois is a serpentine, succubus-type creature (Brian is sexually attracted to her, and she is considered very sexy, yet very evil)
Another one involving Quagmire and why he has such a Leisure Suit Larry circa 1960s-70s aura about him. It's revealed that he's actually in his mid 60's in an episode where Peter obtains his birthdate.
In one episode it was revealed that Brian had a son. The problem here is that Brian's son is 13 years old and human while Brian is a dog (albeit one who doesn't act like one) and seven (which is 49 in dog years), Stewie notices it and after Brian gave him a Bullshit anwser (dog years), Stewie refuses to accept Brian's (il)logic. Time-travel can be the answer.
Lois' poisonous demeanor to Meg may not be random or out of the blue as one may think. Looking back, Lois' family wasn't exactly sunshine and roses either. It was revealed that Babs (Lois' mother) had an affair with Jackie Gleason (which traumatized Lois' brother and got him sent to a mental institution) years ago and by season 9, Carter (Lois' father) had an affair with an Asian woman, to which Babs found out. Not only this, but Carter is a stereotype of the typical 1950s male of being racially, sexually, and culturally insensitive and had suppressed Babs' Jewish identity. As Lois was growing up, she wanted to be a fashion model, which Carter forbid her to do and it most likely caused Lois to always rebel against her father's wishes. In the various flashbacks of Lois' teenage/young adult years before she met Peter, Lois led a very wild party life filled with sex, booze, and drugs. Lois in her younger years had also stated she had maxed out her credit cards several times, which caused her father to force her to work for her tuition instead of bailing her out. Then there was Lois' one night stands with the rock band, KISS, Jerome, and whoever else. Lois' past never quite left her as she is seen doing crazy stunts such as going on a shoplifting spree or trying out modeling again (which causes her to become dangerously thin) because her current life with the family is making her very bored. While Lois tries to prevent Meg from making the same mistakes, she goes about it the wrong way due to how she seems to be able to do anything she wants and expects to be forgiven for her actions.
A lot of cutaways show that Peter didn't have the happiest childhood either. His mom's way of fixing a toothache was chucking a wine bottle at him and she was a pretty mean drunk too. His extremely devout Catholic father (who was later revealed to not be his father at all) was extremely harsh to him and all he ever did was try to seek his approval. No wonder Peter's so messed up!
In a lot of episodes it's shown that Brian is racist against black people but treats Cleveland like a friend. After last night's episode of The Cleveland Show it dawned on me since Cleveland is declared the whitest black man in the world, Brian views him as a white man. No wonder he never barked at him or made racial comments in his presence!
Cleveland is actually a black character voiced by a white actor (Mike Henry).
It however doesn't explain how Brian had no problem dating a black woman in one episode.
There's nothing to explain. First, Brian's philosophically anti-racist but instinctively/subconsciously racist. Secondly, plenty of racists date people of the race they're racist against.
It's also worth pointing out that Brian is consistently depicted as being subconsciously prejudiced against black men specifically, with Cleveland being the exception. Well, Cleveland and O.J. Simpson (though he hated O.J. because he was one of many people in Quahog who believed that O.J. murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and that he should have been found guilty for it).
In one episode, Quagmire points out he's a fan of Wings. One could think its just another FG pop culture joke making fun of a forgotten sitcom, but it makes perfect sense as Quagmire is a pilot, so its natural that he would enjoy a show about an airline.
In "Stewie Griffin The Untold Story" there's a cutaway of Gandhi doing stand up and he makes some jokes about black people. In real life, Gandhi was a little racist against black people.
In "Space Cadet", when Peter watches Breaking Bad, the TV hypnotizes him into telling people how great it is. And we aren't affected because Peter's TV screen is facing away from ours!
In "E Peterbus Unum" when Peter is at the IRS, he screams because of Party of Five being canceled. He eventually screams because of his tax audit and asks "What the hell's Party of Five? In a later unrelated episode, "Stuck Together, Torn Apart" he meets Jennifer Love Hewitt, and when she names off projects she's been in she mentions Party of Five and Peter mentions he never heard of it. Seems like one of the few times the show had continuity.
In a similar instance, in "There's Something About Paulie", when Peter doesn't understand the importance of it being the don's daughter's wedding day, Lois asks "haven't you seen The Godfather?" Then, in "The Griffin Family History", Peter says he hadn't watched the whole thing because he wasn't enjoying it.
In "Love Blacktually" Lois congratulates Cleveland for going from a black woman to a white woman without taking a Hispanic woman in between. It'd been a few years since he and Loretta divorced, but I remembered his girlfriend Bernice from the episode "Believe it or Not Joe's Walking on Air" who was Brother Chucked.
There's an episode of The Cleveland Show where Lester gets a pass at N-Word Privileges because he has a black friend. This could be why Peter gets away with it in "April in Quahog" when he says it in their neighborhood, in addition to it being the end of the world.
In "Turban Cowboy" Peter mentions every culture has its quirks, and he mentions Italians, Irish, and black guys. Peter has Irish ancestry, and according to the episodes "The Big Bang Theory" and "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father, Brother?" he has Italian and black ancestry, so he was describing himself.
In "If I'm Dyin' I'm Lyin'", there's a scene where a TV executive says they're just doing "the same old thing" and suggests they try something different...and the chairman brutally beats him with a board. In other words, it's their way of saying: THEY DIDN'T RIP OFF "THE SIMPSONS". TELEVISION WAS ALWAYS THIS UNORIGINAL, YOU'VE JUST NEVER NOTICED IT UNTIL NOW.
Cleveland's girlfriend from "Believe it or Not Joe's Walking on Air" has an Early-Bird Cameo in "You May Now Kiss...the Guy Who Receives." She can be seen at Jasper's wedding.
In an early episode there's a cutaway gag where Peter's cousin Kathy Griffin visits and she's annoying to the point where they want her sedated. In a later episode Peter shows a list of celebrities he hates, and she's on it. Despite being family, he can't stand her.
Herbert the Pervert is an elderly pedophile. I just noticed his chin look like balls, and his nose a penis.
There's a cutaway gag where Peter gets kicked out of Coldplay. It could be why he hates Chris Martin so much in the list of celebrities from "420"
The reason Frances was probably so cold to Peter was because he's not Peter's real father, and that hurt. The same can be said about Peter's treatment of Meg (in "Screwed the Pooch", Brian said her real father was a man named Stan Thompson). In both cases, the fathers are constantly reminded that their wives cheated on them, and they subconsciously take it out on their children. ( Peter is just so Too Dumb to Live, he takes it Up to Eleven)
Another reason Meg is abused could be that it's Disproportionate Retribution for how she was such a "whiny runt" (as Brian put it) in earlier seasons.
A Stealth Pun appears at the beginning of "Mr. Saturday Knight" when Mort Goldman tells the kids about being a pharmacist at career day. He starts off with the phrase "On the whole" and ends his presentation with telling a student how his dad had hemorrhoids.
In "Jerome is the New Black" it's revealed that Peter's black friend is an ex boyfriend of Lois. We also see that Lois's dad is racist again black people, so it appears Lois went out with him to get back at her dad.
The episode "Padre de Familia" had a joke about a movie called Superman V: the Broken Condom. The events of that made-up film involved Lois Lane being pregnant and Superman leaving for Krypton, despite it being destroyed, and saying they should see other people. Pretty much everything that happened between Superman II and Superman Returns.
The reason why The Cleveland Show and American Dad! did not air new episodes the same day as Yug Ylimaf. It's already been established that they're all in the same universe, so time would be going backwards for all of them. This also leads to Cleveland moving back at some point before we see his bathtub falls up.
Additionally, American Dad! aired a new episode on the same day as Back to the Pilot, but The Cleveland Show didn't. It probably already got cancelled after it started in this alternate timeline where 9/11 was prevented.
The reason why Stewie said that "black guys usually don't promote themselves" in The Big Bang Theory. Cleveland couldn't promote himself in the space-time continuum, so he had to go outside the space-time continuum (most likely inherent powers from the large, brightly-colored promo) so that no one could see him promote himself. Too bad he went back during the commercial without Brian and Stewie.
In Ready, Willing, and Disabled, I thought Joe might have been overreacting to failing to catch the criminal. But, in Joe's Revenge, we find out the last time a crook got away was because the crook was the one to cripple him in the first place. Harsher in Hindsight indeed.
In "Former Life of Brian," Brian's son calls Peter a bastard, and Peter tells him he's technically the bastard. Dylan was right as well since Peter's real dad lives in Ireland and Francis was his step dad.
It's revealed in "FOX-y Lady" Quagmire is in his mid 60s. It makes more since he'd pretend to be Peter's dad in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing" when he tries to get Peter out of school and the teacher doesn't question his age. (Instead she notices one of the kids in the class looks like him.)
Shamus the Sea Captain when he was at the spa told Peter and company that his father was tree when they saw his head was literally on a log. Later we find out his real "father" so to speak is James Wood, not a bad joke.
But didn't he also say he was kidding and he and James just did acid together and James thought he was a steak and tried to eat him?
After a couple viewings, I just noticed Stewie's mixtape at the end of "Whistle While Your Wife Works" is the one the babysitter gave him a season earlier at the end of "Eight Simple Rules For Buying My Teenage Daughter."
Of course Stewie isn't trying to kill Lois anymore. That time bomb he mentioned in "Lethal Weapons" is going to go off in a little under 7 years anyway.
How come she's alive and well in the future in "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story?"
In "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" there are some continuity errors such as Dianne Simmons being alive in the future, as well as Francis Griffin and Cleveland lives in Quahog in thirty years. This was written years before those episodes and The Cleveland Show aired. It can be assumed that Stewie altering the past changed the future so those could happen.
The Cleveland Show got cancelled and it's confirmed that the Browns are moving back to Quahog so one of those things in the future did happen after all.
In "Finder's Keepers", Peter's excuse for not going to Meg's play is "I like to spend the weekend with my kids". He said "MY kids". Remember what we found out about Meg in "Screwed the Pooch"?
Also counts as Heartwarming In Hindsight: "New Kidney in Town" involved Chris plagiarizing a speech about hope from Meg so he could meet President Barack Obama. Chris says, rather plainly during his interview on the news, that he got the essay from an angel. He was speaking more in a religious sense, but think for a second about from where, or rather who, it actually came.
The episode "Don't Make Me Over" has the family going on Saturday Night Live and features a few Mad TV references such as featuring Miss Swan. Another subtle Mad TV reference is in a The Wizard of Oz cutaway gag where the Tinman finds out he's gay because there was a sketch on Mad TV where it was All Just a Dream, and the Tinman wakes up next to his boyfriend.
While Brian's liberal views may be an Author Avatar, they make more sense since New England is politically liberal.
The end of the episode "Road To the Multiverse" had Brian's alternate universe self die by getting hit by a car. Foreshadowing much?
In the episode "Petergeist", Stewie meets "Jesus", who is "Chinese, and named Hong". Evidently, Word of God has confirmed that, indeed, it is a reference to this guy: Hong Xiuquan. So, where is the horror in this? Ultimately, "Chinese Jesus" was responsible for more deaths than any other war in history other than the World Wars. So...what part of the afterlife did Stewie end up in, exactly?
On the season 3 episode, "Screwed the Pooch," there is a cutaway showing what Brian's life will be like when he gets neutered — he'll be fat, effeminate, and eating chocolate all the time. Chocolate is known to be very lethal to dogs, so if this show followed reality, Brian would be killing himself (and Brian did die when he accidentally ate a piece of chocolate from the trash, as seen in the movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story when Brian was shown in Heaven with Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Cobain, and Vincent Van Gogh, the three of whom were Driven to Suicide for deeper reasons: Hemingway, because his genius was wreaking havoc on his sanity, Van Gogh, because he felt like an outcast in his own society, and Cobain, because he didn't want to see his music be usurped by bland, money-making corporations). All of this becomes worse when you see such later episodes as "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" (which reveals that Brian is an atheist, meaning that, if Brian does die, there's no chance of him meeting Hemingway, Van Gogh, and Cobain, since he doesn't believe in God and, as any Bible will tell you, Heaven is only for those who believe) and "Brian and Stewie" (which played the fact that Brian is suicidal for drama, when Stewie finds a gun in the locked vault and Brian tells him that he keeps it there for the day when Brian will actually go through with his suicide plan).
There's no reason to necessarily think that heaven in Family Guy and heaven in the Bible are the same thing, so Brian being kept out of heaven through his atheism isn't a certainty.
In a recent episode, Quagmire stated that he has every single venereal disease known to man, and in another one, he thinks it's a joke to use condoms during sex. Suddenly, the jokes about Quagmire scoring with chicks don't seem so funny...
If it helps, Quagmire has likely become a walking vaccine against ST Ds. Hence why he isn't writhing in agony, and the women he scores haven't shown similar signs.
In "Tales of a Third-Grade Nothing", Quagmire meets several of his children in different classes, one being in a special-ed class. Now, in "Quagmire's Baby", he quipped that he'd have no problem with sleeping with his daughter (whom he ave up for adoption) when she turned 18. Put two and two together...
It also doesn't help that in an early episode, he almost tells the Griffins that he couldn't care for the kids in accordance to Megan's Law, but forgets about it and offers to care for the kids anyway.
The episode where Brian goes back to the mill he was born at. Let's just say that if you know anything about taxidermy, you'd know that Brian's already a little too late towards giving his mother a burial (except symbolically). In fact, this applies to any comedic use of the practice, such as the cutaway in SpongeBob SquarePants of Mr. Krabs mounting Spongebob and Patrick's butts and the one-shot joke on the Christmas episode of American Dad! (where Stan, Roger, and Francine are left behind when the Biblical end of days happens) of Klaus being up on a plaque.
In "Fox-y Lady", the Fox exec states that his grandparents died in the Holocaust, before laughing it off and stating they actually didn't die, but they were there. Given how evil Fox is implied to be in this episode, you have to seriously question what side they were on?!
In "Episode 420" Peter and Carter make an anti-cannabis video by making Adolf Hitler a pot smoker, but Fox News told them to not air it because they own Hitler's likeness and don't want him slandered. Make of that what you will.
Quagmire has hinted that he plans to sleep with Meg as soon as she's legal. We already know that Quagmire will basically say anything to get women in bed with him, and given how young and desperate for affection Meg is, she would probably believe him.
That's been dealt with.
According to Meg in "Seahorse Seashell Party", Meg mentions that "If people in the outside ever saw how Peter treats me, he would've been put in jail along time ago." Does that means that Joe (a police officer) is OKAY with how Peter treats his daughter? This is messed up, even for Family Guy!
I think Joe just doesn't know. I don't recall them abusing her in front of him.
Stewie has Survivor Guilt over destroying the time machine. It's not just that he'd be able to save Brian if he still had it; if he hadn't destroyed the time machine, he and Brian never would have found that hockey net, so they wouldn't have been in the street that day. Destroying the time machine directly led to Brian's death, and he knows it and blames himself for it.
Another dose of Fridge Horror from that episode: Since Brian was a Nay-Theist in the show despite it being established that, not only do God and Jesus exist in the show, but also the concepts of Heaven and Hell, does this mean he went to Hell when he died for his Atheism, or enter into complete oblivion?
At the end of the episode Death is a Bitch, Death tells the Griffins that he'll be seeing them very soon. Death's last words in the episode become more disturbing when it turns out that Brian dies.
Brian's life is saved by Stewie in "Christmas Guy", which means that the Griffins won't adopt Vinny. Given the circumstances of how he got there, and what usually happens to dogs when they're not adopted from the pound, the question remains: What's going to happen to Vinny now?
In the episode "Quagmire's Dad" after Dan's sex change operation, Dr. Hartman says, "Whew. That thing was ON THERE." But later in the episode, Ida says that all the doctor did was turn the penis inside out to simulate a vagina. So...what was "ON THERE"?
I think the joke is that since he's a Quagmire, his penis probably put up a fight. It's been shown Glenn's seems to have a mind of its own, so that could've been the case as well here.
What I mean is, the procedure apparently didn't involve the REMOVAL of the penis; instead, the INVERSION of the penis. So it doesn't make sense that his penis being "on there" would be a problem.
Rule of Funny aside, in the episode where Brian dates a blind girl and Peter falls down the stairs, why the hell would Peter make a nest UPSTAIRS? He could've made one downstairs and never have to worry about falling down them again.
Another Rule of Funny aside, if Quagmire was born in 1948 why does his dad look like she's in her late 50s/ early 60s? It was also mentioned his father fought in Vietnam.
It could be that Quagmire's father also knows the secret to looking young for a very long time carrots, so she could also be a lot older than she looks. As for fighting in Vietnam, most likely she felt a call to the war effort and signed up. Back then, the military wasn't so stringent with their age-checking of soldiers (the youngest soldiers killed in Vietnam got as young as 14), and besides, are you going to turn away a young-looking, healthy, willing soldier?
If Peter's father is a religious fundamentalist, why is he seen at Brian's gay cousin's wedding?
Not all Christians hates gays.
In this show?
Yeah, but Peter's father is shown to think pretty much everything is a sin, he doesn't seem like a very open-minded person.
Forget gays, doesn't Christianity frown on interspecies relationships?
It's been proven that in this series humans can breed with animals... how exactly does this work and I know the results are Dylan (Brian's Human son) and Quagmire having a Giraffe that looks like him and Seabreeze's litter being fathered by Ted Turner and Quagmire in the video game. I hope they don't do a mythbusters episode involving humans breeding with animals and seeing what the results are.
Somehow, I doubt they would make a 6-month episode, and besides, that's kind of illegal. Also, where is the fridge logic here?
Actually, the fridge logic here is that I just want to know how does this even work and how is it legal in Family Guy's world?
Well, if the animal is sentient, maybe it qualifies as a "human" for purposes of Family Guy logic. No explanation re: Seabreeze/Ted Turner and Quagmire's giraffe, though.
If Quagmire was in the navy how come he's not in uniform at the Naval Ball in "Quagmire's Dad?"
In "I Dream of Jesus" Peter's "Surfin' Bird" record is destroyed, and Brian and Stewie go around town buying all the records to prevent Peter from buying a new one. Why couldn't Peter just download it to an MP3 player or listened to it on YouTube?
Cause downloading it would be a pain to pay for it (unless it's from iTunes) and YouTube would clamp down hard on anyone who would put it on that website.