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Recap: Family Guy S 11 E 13 Chris Cross
Airdate:February 17, 2013

The episode starts off at James Woods High school with Chris' teacher teaching. He accuses the students of making fun of his "Brazillian woman-shaped butt," when really, they are teasing Chris about his shoes. After Chris gets bullied at school by his classmates for his “awful” sneakers, he tries to ask for money but is turned down. Going by his parents’ room while they are out for the night, he finds Peter's wallet but learns it has no money. When he turns, he sees Lois' purse with money and decides to take it, although he is caught by Meg. Meg confront him and demands that he do as she asks or she will tell their parents. Chris goes along at first but when he finds out that Meg never intends to let up on the demands, he decides to run away to Herbert's house. Meg is forced to try to hide that Chris ran away while Herbert finds that life with Chris isn't all that he fantasized about. When Chris finally pushes things too far by making a mess and refusing to get ready for a night out, Herbert finally kicks him out. Chris exits to find Meg looking for him. She apologizes and admits she missed him and Chris admits that they need each other to cope in the family. Herbert watches as the hug and drives away to cry about their break up to some friends.

Meanwhile, on the way home from a bad birthday party for a “friend” Lois met, she puts on music to sooth a cranky Stewie and he is captivated by the sound of Anne Murray. Listening later in his room, Brian insults him but Stewie convinces him to give it a try and he is won over also after Stewie sings “You Needed Me”. While listening to “Snowbird”, Brian and Stewie disagree over the meaning of the lyrics and set out to find her to have her explain the son's true meaning. Traveling to Canada to see her, she gives them both credit along with her own explanation but after Brian heads to use the restroom, Anne admits to Stewie that they should have really consulted the song writer. Taken aback, Stewie ties up Anne and holds her at gunpoint while pronouncing her a fraud despite Brian's assurance that it is standard industry practice. Still angry, Stewie forces Anne to sing “Snowbird” while gagged.

"Chris Cross" provides examples of (YMMV Goes here!):

  • Blackmail: Meg does this to Chris after she catches him stealing money to buy new shoes.
  • Bratty Teenage Son: Chris.
  • Butt Monkey: Meg, as usual. Even when she’s the blackmailer, she can’t catch a break.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Stewie holds Anne Murray hostage simply because Anne Murray told him that she doesn't write her own songs (which, according to Brian, is Truth in Television for a lot of popular singers).
  • Jerkass Ball: Happens to Meg. Sure she went a little too far with the blackmailing, but with the way she is treated all the time, it was probably a long time coming for her to act like a jerk, though she does realize her mistake and apologizes to Chris.
    • Also happens to Stewie when he ties up Anne Murray, holds her hostage, and forces her to sing one of her songs.
  • Loony Fan: Stewie for Anne Murray.
  • Quit Your Whining: Peter tells Chris to "Shut up and stop complaining" when he tries to convince him and Lois to buy him new shoes.
  • The Runaway: Chris becomes this after he is fed up with Meg telling him what to do.
  • Straw Fan: Stewie becomes this to Anne Murray.
  • Teenagers Are Cruel: The kids who make fun of Chris for his shoes, and Meg when she blackmails Chris.

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