Recap / Family Guy S 3 E 1 The Thin White Line
In the first half of this two-part episode, Brian becomes a drug dog for the Quahog police to combat with the boredom in his life, but soon becomes addicted to cocaine and ends up in rehab. Meanwhile, Peter wins a vacation during Happy-Go-Lucky Toys' company picnic, but ends up in rehab as well after Lois cancels the trip because of Brian.
Tropes appearing in this episode.
- Evil Old Folks: Brian is playing with an old lady who then begs him for a Mercy Kill because apparently she's in too much pain. When Brian goes to do it, the old lady is shocked he's going to actually do it and tries to get the orderlies on him, making them think that he was gonna kill her. Brian calls her a twisted bitch as he flees.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Parodied. When the director of the rehab clinic asks for Peter's name, he panics and starts looking around. The first thing he sees is a leftover pea on someone's tray, followed by a crying woman's tear and finally a griffon flying through the room. He then tells her his name is "Pea-tear Griffon."
- Take That!: Brian is a guide dog for man watching The Blair Witch Project:
Okay, they're-they're in the woods...the camera keeps on moving...Uh, I think they're, they're looking for some witch or something, I-I don't know, I wasn't listening...nothing's happening, nothing's happening, something about a map, nothing's happening, it's over, a lot of people in the audience look pissed.