Recap / Family Guy S 2 E 1 Peter Peter Caviar Eater

Original air date: September 23, 1999

When Lois' Aunt Marguerite dies, she leaves Lois her summer home, Cherrywood Manor, giving The Griffins a taste of the wealthy life (which Lois wanted to leave behind because of how elitist everyone is).

This episode contains examples of:

  • Blatant Lies: Peter's attempts to pass Cherrywood Manor as a historical site. The most blatant of them is trying to convince someone that Jesus was there before his own birth.
  • Bowdlerisation: On Channel 4 in the UK, any mention of Cherrywood Manor being America's first Presidential whorehouse is removed.
    • Also edited on Channel 4 (and the free-TV American syndicated version [as opposed to the [adult swim] version, which is uncensored]) is the cutaway of Peter being sworn into court and replying, "I do, you bastard." The edited version cuts it down to "I do," which ruins Peter's line setting up the cutaway about how it's okay to swear (though the edited version also makes this a Stealth Pun showing that the only time it's okay to swear is if you're going on the witness stand in court).
  • The Dreaded: Aunt Marguerite to Peter at least. Lois attempts desperately to keep her upcoming visit a secret.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Carter shows his hatred of Peter when he kicks him into a fire place and beats him with a log.
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Peter spending $100 million on a vase.
  • Freudian Slip: In a flashback to when Peter first met Lois:
    Peter: (to Lois) Hi, my name is towel. I have a Peter for you. I mean, my name is Peter. I'll be your nipples. Towel boy! Oh, jeez.
  • Funny Background Event: When Peter loudly tells a story in a fancy restaurant about his buddy's sister's boss who was drinking with a hooker in a Vegas bar and woke up without his kidneys, a man in the background is disgusted and vomits.
  • Gag Penis: Peter mentions that their old home had "the little man with a penis for the light switch".
  • Gasshole: Peter's verses in "This House Is Freakin' Sweet" are:
    Peter: Used to pass, lots of gas / Lois ran awaaaaay / Now we've got, thirty rooms! / Hello beans, goodbye spray!
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: "It's time you started living like the piece of Schmidt you are."
  • Gold Digger: Meg says that now that she lives in the mansion, she's going to bag a rich husband. Lois admonishes her.
  • Late to the Realization: When Peter finds out Aunt Marguerite left something for them in her will, he grabs Aunt Marguerite's corpse and dances with her for a few seconds, only to drop her:
    Peter: Oh my God. She's dead.
  • The Makeover: Peter is transformed into a socialite by the end of act 2.
    • Lampshaded and discussed in the song sequence, the servants comment on how they'll "do the best we can with Meg", with Meg asking "Are you saying I'm ugly?" and a maid answering "It doesn't matter dear, you're rich now!"
  • Malicious Misnaming: Peter calls Lois's snotty friend Coco (after she insulted him), "Ca Ca", a slang term for poop.
  • Nice to the Waiter: A teenage Lois was shown as concerned for towel boy Peter without even knowing him. Marguerite saw him as nothing, and her own servants referred to her as an old bag.
  • No Social Skills: Peter is portrayed as this.
    Peter: Teach me how to be a gentleman.
    Brian: Peter, it's not really that hard. Let's start with polite conversation. For example, "It's a pleasure to see you again. Lovely weather we're having." Now you try.
    Peter: "It's a pleasure to see you again. After Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane got his skull crushed in by a friend who videotaped him having rough sex." How's that?
    Brian: Wow, perfect. My work is done. But just for the heck of it, let's try again.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: The entire Pewterschmidt family loathes Peter because he isn't wealthy and elegant (par Lois who loves him because). Aunt Marguerite makes sure to get one final insult at him in her Video Will.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Song Parody: "This House Is Freakin' Sweet", a parody of "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here" from Annie.
  • Spoiled Brat: One of the wealthy socialites is portrayed this way:
    Man: Coco, the day I graduate from Harvard, I'm gonna carry you off into the sunset on a white horse.
    Coco: It better be a stretch horse with leather seats and a chauffeur.
    Man: (to Lois) Isn't she a bit of terrific?
  • Stock Legal Phrases: Peter tells Lois that sometimes it's appropriate to swear. The cutaway is Peter on the witness stand:
    Cop: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
    Peter: I do....... you bastard.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: It's only after Marguerite Pewterschmidt dies that Lois and Peter learn she left them an inheritance.
  • Video Wills: Marguerite Pewterschmidt leaves one to Lois, done in the style of Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous.