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Recap: Family Guy S 12 E 4 A Fistful Of Meg
Airdate: November 10, 2013

In this Very Special Episode (of sorts) of Family Guynote , Meg finds herself alone when a deranged new student challenges her to a fight and no one (not even her friendsnote ) will help her — except for Quagmire. Meanwhile, Brian is sexually harassed by Peter (who insisted on getting nude in front of his dog) and turns to Stewie to help him.


"A Fistful Of Meg" contains examples of (YMMV goes here):

  • Adults Are Useless: Played straight with the principal, who actually encourages the fight between Meg and her bully; averted with Quagmire, who actually helps her out.
    • Also, as shown in Quagmire's past story in high school.
  • Alliterative Name/Added Alliterative Appeal: Mental Mike. It also suits him well, because he's well, mental.
  • The Bully: Mental Mike and Quagmire's former female bully.
  • Body Horror: Brian's hairless body, and Mental Mike's death and his body.
  • Butt Monkey: Both Meg and Brian, who actually win in the end (though Meg still dies, only it's because she masturbated with a hot dog and died of an infection from it).
  • The Dreaded: Mike Polaski, a.k.a "Mental Mike"
  • Fan Disservice: Peter always showing up naked in front of Brian.
  • Forceful Kiss: Meg gives one to Mike during their fight.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Peter suffers this when Brian shaves off his fur, and gives Peter a taste of his own medicine.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Peter taunts Brian by mailing his penis, collapses after losing too much blood, which he didn't pay attention to.
  • Off Model: Brian is arguably this after he shaves himself. He's been shown without fur during the episode where the family goes swimming in a toxic lake (as well as a cutaway gag) and is drawn differently. More likely Played for Drama, however.
  • The Pig Pen: Peter, as shown in the cutaway scene when he doesn't shower for six months.
  • Put on a Bus: A year later, Meg's friends still have yet to reemerge from the shadows. Of course, that's assuming she forgives them for abandoning her.
  • Running Gag: Peter showing up naked in front of Brian. Also, the "Menstrual Cycle" bike.
  • Truth in Television: The uncaring administration when Meg complains that Mike has threatened her personal safety is, sadly, a real-life occurrence in most junior high and senior high schools in America.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Brian thanks Stewie for suggesting he shave himself, to which Stewie simply snarks that he can't believe Brian went through with it, even though Stewie was clearly serious when he suggested it to Brian!
  • With Friends Like These...: Meg's friends (the nerdy girls who sometimes hang out with her, despite many jokes and references to Meg not having any friends at all) refuse to help Meg in her hour of need.
  • Would Hit a Girl and You Wouldn't Hit A Girl With Glasses: Mike had no problem fighting Meg Griffin.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Quagmire reveals he was hit several times by his bully a girl but he doesn't hit back.
    • Subverted, as he claims he wished he had stood up to her (although there were other ways he could have done so).


Family Guy S 12 E 1 Finders KeepersRecap/Family GuyFamily Guy S 12 E 6 Life Of Brian

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