Recap / Family Guy S 2 E 7 The King Is Dead

Airdate: March 28, 2000

Lois is chosen to direct a local production of The King and I and makes Peter the producer, who uses his position to turn The King and I into a mash-up of what he thinks is entertaining.

"The King is Dead" contains examples of:

  • Adaptation Decay: Lois wanted to do a faithful version of the original play. Peter's repeated changes ultimately result in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi epic, where Anna is a heroic cyborg warrior, the King is a vicious tyrant, the "children" are bikini-clad women, and a kung fu fight decides the fate of the world.
  • The Resenter: Lois resents Peter for taking over.
  • Take That!: "You're the worst thing to happen to musical theater since Andrew Lloyd Webber."
  • This Cannot Be!: Lois at the end of the play when the audience applauds.