Recap: Family Guy S 4 E 23 Deep Throats

Airdate: April 9, 2006

Brian sets out to prove that Adam West is a corrupt politician after getting a parking ticket and discovering his illicit affair with Meg (who is working as his office intern). Meanwhile, Peter and Lois sign up for a talent show as a singer-songwriter duo, and turn to marijuana for inspiration.

"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.
  • Pet the Dog: Mayor West genuinely was in love with Meg, and when he learned that Brian was planning to expose their relationship, he broke it off to protect her. Brian was so moved he tore up the picture.
  • 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.