Recap: Family Guy S 2 E 5 Whistle While Your Wife Works

Original air date: November 12, 2006

This episode contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Brian tells an anecdote about how he accidentally called William Rehnquist "William Rhinequist". Jillian and her friends just stare blankly before going to the ladies' room.
  • Common Knowledge: Invoked; when Stewie tests Jillian on the capitol of Rhode Island, she answers "Rhode Island City?".
    Stewie: (laughs) It's like she's fucking five!
  • Couch Gag / Something Completely Different: The opening sequence begins normally, but when Peter gets to the top of the steps, he trips and falls down the steps, crushing a dancer. He then complains about his swollen foot.
  • If I Had a Nickel: Subverted when Jillian asks Brian what would happen if he had a nickel.
  • Overly Long Gag: Peter's elaborate method of hiding his porn.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word:
    Jillian: Well, I just think, for starters, that sometimes the government has things they can't tell us and, truthishly, we should just accept that.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Quagmire's annoyance that he's the only fan of Wings amongst the four guys.
  • The Stoner: When Brian says that he and Jillian talk about The Real World, Stewie tells him, "You hate MTV!" Brian admits: "Pot helps."
  • Take That: To Mr. 3000 (which Jillian is having difficulty starting), implying of course that only an idiot like Jillian would enjoy that movie.