Recap / Family Guy S 11 E 6 Lois Comes Out Of Her Shell

Airdate: November 25, 2012

Depressed over growing older (and upset when Peter recites an insensitive poem about her aging), Lois has a midlife crisis, where she becomes the wild party girl she once was and sets out to have sex with pretty boy pop singer, Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, Stewie gets a pet turtle who's out to kill him.

"Lois Comes Out Of Her Shell" provides examples of (YMMV goes here!)

  • Ax-Crazy: Sheldon is one psychotic turtle.
  • Before My Time: Bieber doesn't get the references to The Graduate and American Pie.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Lois and two other girls she hangs out with.
  • Driven to Suicide: Meg tries to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills, but Stewie's homicidal pet turtle replaces them with Alka-Seltzer tablets, so instead of dying she lets out a long burp.
  • Gainax Ending:
    Peter Griffin: Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Conway Beiber.
  • Hollywood Mid-Life Crisis: the plot focuses on Lois going through a mid-life crisis. She starts speaking in l33t and text message abbreviations, wears skimpy clothes, gets a lot raunchier with Peter, and culminates with her trying to have sex with Justin Bieber. As expected, Lois is back to her old self by the end of the episode.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Peter starts out as a jerkass, but eventually turns into this in the end. Brian was this because he suggested a party and called Peter out on his jerkassery. Lois too.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Invoked. Lois is trying to seduce Justin Bieber and she refers to herself as Mrs. Robinson. Justin misses the reference.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Lois, more than usual. Her new look is really sexy with a skimpy outfit and different hairstyle. She has also a scene where seduce Peter with Godiva Hair and wearing only her panties.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Sheldon.