Recap / Family Guy S 4 E 13 Jungle Love

Original air date: September 25, 2005

Chris starts his freshman year of high school running away to South America as a missionary to escape the seniors paddling the new meat. Meanwhile, Peter finally gets a job at the Pawtucket Brewery (which has been stripped of its Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-style whimsy and is now a normal brewery), but when Peter takes unfair advantage of the "free beer, as long as you don't drink it on the job" rule, he gets Kicked Upstairs to a desk job, where his coworker is a mentally-disabled ward of the state and his boss is voiced by Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher.

Tropes used in the episode:

  • Accidental Proposal: After Chris sings "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" and dances, the tribal leader announces that in accordance with customs, Chris has now married his daughter.
  • Adaptational Villainy: It paints Lou Gehrig as an evil mastermind who wanted to expose a deadly disease to the world but accidentally exposed it to himself instead.
    Lou Gehrig: (in a wheelchair) Well, I guess the joke's on me.
  • Ambigously Gay Best Friend: Stewie admits to Chris that he's not worried about high school, feeling that the "worst case scenario" for himself is ending up as the "effeminate male friend of all the popular girls."
  • Hypocrite: Late in the episode, Chris calls Peter out for taking advantage of the natives and using them to escape his problems at home. While he's not wrong, Chris himself is doing the exact same thing for the exact same reason, which Lois quickly points out to him.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Lois intentionally attracted Chris' attention during the "Freshman Hunt", but was also right in pointing out that running away via the Peace Corps is not the answer to his problems.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: When the Griffins are on the plane, the pilot comes on the intercom:
    Pilot: We'll be landing in south America shortly. Please buckle your seat belts. Oh, hey, Brenda. Whatcha got for me, coffee? Damn, your ass looks hot. Oh, is this thing on? I don't care. I want 'em to hear.
  • Overly Long Gag: Stewie is not thrilled with the Bewitched remake with Will Ferrell, so he leaves the theater, gets on an airplane, and makes his way to Will Ferrell's house. When Will answers the door, Stewie knocks him out and says, "That's NOT funny!"
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: In a cutaway featuring Paul Reiser stand-up:
    Paul Reiser: And what's with those Starbucks, huh? They're everywhere.
    Peter: Uhh... a lot of people want coffee; that's supply and demand, it's the foundation of our entire economy, Paul.
  • Rotoscoping: Used for the dancing tribespeople in the "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" scene.
  • Shout-Out: A recreation of the "No one in this town will hire you" scene from Tootsie is one of the cutaways, with Stewie in Dustin Hoffman's place.
  • Take That!: To Kevin Federline in the cutaway of Peter working as Federline's magic mirror who gives him advice on how to be a douchebag.
    • See Overly Long Gag above (according to the DVD commentary, Stewie was supposed to attack Steve Martin for being in the movie Bringing Down The House)
  • Younger Than They Look: Chris casually mentions that his wife is eleven, I guess this particular African tribe goes through puberty early.