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Recap: Family Guy S 4 E 23 Deep Throats
Airdate: April 9, 2006

Our story begins with Brian lazily sitting on the couch watching TV. The family comes in and chastise Brian for being so lazy, especially since Meg got a new job at City Hall, resulting in him getting labelled "the new Meg". This pressures Brian to get a new job as a cab driver. After receiving a $400 parking ticket, Brian vows to expose the corruption of Mayor West, going to City Hall to complain to Meg, who tells him West is a nice guy and that he should drop it. Brian, with Stewie tagging along, meets with a whistleblower (Kermit the Frog) who tells him where Mayor West is staying at a motel.

At the motel, Brian ans Stewie spy on West and discover he's involved in a relationship with Meg. Brian then spys on them during their dates and recording their conversations in hopes that the relationship will cause a scandal that can finally bring West down. When Meg finds out, she tells West that Brian plans to release his photographs to the media. West tells her that he really cares for her (stating that he's not going to have sex with her until she's either 18, 21, or 25, when she can legally rent a car) and doesn't want her life to be ruined, suggesting they split up so he can take the whole blame. Brian, listening in on this conversation, feels guilty and tears up the pictures, apologizing to Meg. When he agrees to take Meg home, Brian finds Cleveland destroying his cab in retaliation for twice intentionally not picking him up him earlier.

Meanwhile, Peter and Lois decide to participate in the local talent show with their old folk-singing act from the 80s. However, they have a hard time writing new songs, so they decide to get some of their old "inspiration" by smoking marijuana. As a result, they begin to exhibit strange and bizarre behavior, even lying on the couch naked in front of Brian and Stewie. On the night of the talent show, they initially appear to perform to a cheering audience, when in reality the marijuana caused them to sing horribly and lose the show. The show ends with Chris explaining to them the dangers of marijuana, interrupting Stewie watching Mr. Belvedere.


"Deep Throats" contains examples of (YMMV goes here):

  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Chris gives a speech about the dangers of marijuana at the end. According to DVD commentary, the writers had to shoehorn a speech about the dangers of marijuana because the FOX censors wouldn't let them do the subplot of Lois and Peter smoking pot to find "inspiration" for their songs.
  • Brick Joke: Brian is seen intentionally passing Cleveland hailing a cab (with Cleveland mistaking the gesture as a sign of racism, when really it was Brian suddenly remembering that he had to buy milk for Lois). Near the end, Cleveland is seen trashing his cab in retaliation.
  • Chastity Couple: Meg and Mayor West. Mayor West even said he would wait for Meg until she was of legal age to have sex (whether it was 18note , 21note , or 25note ).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Cleveland flipping Brian off as he drives off wasn't censored — at least the first time around.
  • Mushroom Samba: Peter and Lois, under the influence of marijuana, imagine they're in a land of sweets and ice cream and try to lick Chris, thinking he's a sundae.
  • Mysterious Informant: Kermit the Frog.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Mayor West gives one to the Noid.
    Mayor West: Perhaps it was the Noid that should have avoided me.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Brian.
  • Visual Pun: After Brian sees Cleveland trashing his cab, Cleveland turns into a literal black panther (also a Shout-Out to the Michael Jackson "Black or White" music video that had Michael Jackson trash a car, then turn into a panther and run off into the night).
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Stewie throws up into a flower pot after getting kissed by Meg.

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