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Recap: Family Guy S 12 E 19 Meg Stinks
When Peter takes Meg to a college interview, the two finally bond over partying. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to live outside after being sprayed by a skunk.

Tropes associated with this episode include:

  • Afraid Of Lightning: Brian insists that nothing will make him go back to an indoor life. Then a thunderstorm starts.
  • Badass Beard: Brian grows one while living outside.
  • Distant Finale: It ends with Meg giving a narrative about how she ended up getting into college, but was teased mercilessly and got an STD her first year.
  • Healing Factor: After Peter's hand gets severed by a bridge, not only does he regrow a new hand, but the severed hand grows into a clone of him.
    My name is Retep and I am evil.
  • Misleading Title: Not only is it not a Meg bashing episode, but it's not even Meg who ends up literally stinking, though this can be forgiven as the title is a reference to the J. Geils Band song "Love Stinks" and it combines both the A-story and the B-story in a subtle, clever way.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The J. Geils Band's 1981 hit "Love Stinks!"
    • Also to Castaway (Brian living outside and growing a shaggy beard)
  • Smelly Skunk: The basis of the B-plot.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Brian's storyline, which plays a fairly prominent role in the episode's first half, ends up becoming almost forgotten in the second half of the episode.
  • Twist Ending: The B-Plot. Adam West has been watching the whole thing through a snow globe.
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