Recap / Family Guy S 2 E 14 Lets Go To The Hop

Airdate: June 6, 2000

When a plane crashes carrying hallucinogenic toads, a toad-licking epidemic spreads at James Woods High, and Peter (after he and Lois catch Meg with a wart, which she got from holding a hallucinogenic toad for the popular kids) decides to go undercover as a high schooler to catch any toad lickers — but ends up in too deep when he becomes friends with the popular kids and is asked out to the dance by Connie D'Amico, the school's most popular girl.

"Let's Go To The Hop" contains examples of (YMMV goes here):

  • Bowdlerize: The free-to-air syndicated version of this episode censors "That's your butthole!" to merely "That's your butt!" during the "Gotta Give Up the Toad" musical number.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Meg and Lois talk after Peter (as Lando) dumps her for Connie:
    Meg: Why don't I just tattoo a big L on my forehead while I'm at it?
    Lois: Now, Meg, you know my feelings on tattoos.
  • Compliment Backfire: When Peter talks about his old high school crush Phoebe Diamond, then let's Lois know he's her silver medal. She does not look amused as he kisses her.
  • Fun with Subtitles: At the start of the episode, when the plane crashes, two Mexicans parachute out of the plane and talk to each other in Spanish, but the subtitles are in Korean.
  • Shout-Out: The famous commercial with the boy asking the owl how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop is parodied, with the boy asking how many toad licks it takes to land in state prison: "JUST ONE."
    • As Lando Griffin, Peter tries to jump-start the jukebox, Fonz-style, but breaks the glass while trying and cuts his hand.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Peter leaves a tape recording of his voice to fool Lois while he's at the dance. At first it works, but then it starts to drift off-topic. When Lois sees the tape player, the recording asks Lois to flip to Side B is she hasn't yet figured it out.
  • Visual Pun: Peter walks in on a detention session featuring "The Breakfast Club." Not the 1980s actors from the movie, actual breakfast mascots (like Tony the Tiger, the Trix Rabbit, etc) in detention re-enacting the scene where Bender tells the others about how his dad gave him cigarettes for Christmas.
    Tony: You know what I got for Christmas? It was a banner freakin' year at the Tiger house. I got a carton of cigarettes. Old man grabbed me and said, "Ey, smoke up Tony, they're GRRRRREAT!" Bastard.
  • Waxing Lyrical: The episode title comes from the chorus of "At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors (1957).