Recap / Family Guy S 2 E 2 Brian Does Hollywood

Original air date: July 18, 2001

Picking up where "The Thin White Line" left off (after a series of parodies of cliffhanger scenes from action shows, legal dramas, and soap operas), Brian settles into Hollywood, living with his Camp Gay cousin Jasper and taking on odd jobs in order to support himself while networking with Hollywood's many movie stars and producers — until he gets a chance to direct X-rated movies. Meanwhile, Lois signs Stewie up for auditions for the show, Kids Say The Darndest Things, and Stewie uses this opportunity to brainwash the masses with his latest invention.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Big Stupid Doo Doo Head: Trope Namer. Bill Cosby is seen interviewing a little girl on Kids Say, who cries to him about a man who did something terrible to her. She describes him has having a scar on his left arm and "a big, stupid doo-doo head."
  • Bowdlerize: In the Channel 4 UK and the American free-TV version, Stewie's line, "God, look at me, having sex with a pig. I've become my father!" is removed.
  • Creator Cameo: The first two porn composers are Ron Jones and Walter Murphy, the show's two composers. Both are depicted as fat and sleazy-looking.
  • Pixellation: The Woody is censored by mosaics. Sadly, the DVD version doesn't have an uncensored version of that scene.
  • Previously On: Parodied; none of the scenes in said montage were from "The Thin White Line".
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: At the Woodys, there's an award for Best Music in a porn film. The first two nominees play very typical porn music on synthesizer keyboards by sleazy men, but the third nominee is John Williams, whose full orchestra plays music from Indiana Jones.
  • Take That!:
    • According to Brian, it's less embarrassing to admit you're invited to a screening of the new Val Kilmer picture than the new Kevin Costner picture.
    • To Bill Cosby: "I'm gonna sit here and enjoy it. And I like pudding. And Ghost Dad was the best movie I've seen since Leonard Part 6."