Recap / Family Guy S 11 E 8 Jesus Mary And Joseph

Airdate: December 23, 2012

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As the Griffins prepare for Christmas by decorating their tree, Meg finds an ornament of the manger and Peter tells the story of Christmas.

Jesus Mary, and Joseph contain examples of: (YMMV goes here)

  • Aerith and Bob: Amid all the biblical characters, Brian's character is named Robby. Chris lampshades this.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Brian calls the Nativity story fictional, despite having actually met Jesus. Stewie lampshades this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Meg, as usual.
  • Christmas Episode: The wraparounds are fittingly set during Christmas Eve.
  • Continuity Nod: When Brian calls the Nativity story fictional, Stewie replies that Jesus once lived with them for a month (as seen on "I Dream of Jesus").
  • Dirty Coward: When Jesus begins killing the soldiers, Herod says he forgot something back at the castle and leaves.
  • Fridge Logic: In-universe, where Mary's virgin birth makes sense when she explains it to Joseph but when he explains it to his friends they keep "poking holes" on it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After finishing the story, Lois reflects on how wonderful it is when people come together. Then a married couple about to have a baby knocks on the door and asks to use the phone. Peter accuses them of running a scam and tells them to go away, which Lois fully supports.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: A cutaway shows Peter's last Christmas gift to Lois: two turtle/dove hybrids.
  • No Sympathy: The Griffins to the out of town couple in need of a phone.
  • Take That!: The trailer for the Ben-Hur version of Jack and Jill.
  • Talking Animal: Meg as the donkey.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Herod (played by Carter) intends to kill Joseph and Mary's baby.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: During a break in the story, the Griffins watch a version where the Ghosts have to wait for Scrooge to finish up in the bathroom.


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