April 29, 2007
The Griffins are chased out of Quahog after Stewie throws up the host wafer during Communion (which the church-going crowd thinks is a sign that Stewie is the Devil) and end up in Texas, where Lois wants the family to start a new life after realizing that their moral values have gone down the toilet.
This episode contains examples of:
- Ambiguously Gay: Stewie
- Bowdlerization: On the TV version, the Texas sign reading "The Fuck You State" has "Fuck" blurred out. You can see it uncut on the DVD.
- Stewie's line about beauty pageants being a first-class ticket to "a semen-covered death in the basement" (the original line on DVD and [adult swim]) was altered on FOX to "semen-stained." How this is an improvement is anyone's guess, as semen is still on the corpse of the child in the mental image, though "covered" implies that the semen was (for lack of a better word) freshly put on the corpse while "stained" implied that the semen on the corpse isn't fresh.
- The sermon in church is different between the FOX version and the DVD (or [adult swim]) version. On the FOX version, the sermon was about Paul telling his next-door neighbor to do something about his crying baby. On DVD and [adult swim], it was about the sin of masturbating into a sock and tucking it away in a hamper as if it's been there for a while.
- Call Back: Peter being mentally retarded was previously brought up in "Petarded".
- The aroused cow that Peter brands is the same one from "Jungle Love".
- Characterization Marches On: Brian actually going to church with the family, seasons before he reveals to the family that he's an atheist who thinks all religions are B.S. cooked up to keep the masses pacified. He could have been giving lip service (like when Lisa on The Simpsons did it after converting to Buddhism or Hayley and Cleveland, Jr, who are also atheists, but they're not the stereotypical "I'm atheist because I hate organized religion" type of atheist that Brian has become. Cleveland, Jr. is atheist because he's more into finding logic and science behind certain phenomenanote while Hayley is atheist because she's rebelling against her father and his strait-laced beliefs), but, given this show, let's not kid ourselves.
- Deep South
- The title is a reference to Boys Don't Cry.
- A scene during the car trip where a sexy female driver flirts with Peter, only to get hit by a truck is a reference to National Lampoon's Vacation (the scene isn't shown on FOX, but can be found on DVD and on [adult swim]).
- Chris showing the teenagers Bush's underwear is a parody of a scene from Sixteen Candles.
- When Stewie's wig falls off at the pageant, someone mistakes him for Enrico Pallazzo.
- Stubborn Mule: Brian says that conservatives are as stubborn as a mule, which triggers a cutaway gag to a a man and a mule playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, with the mule refusing to believe that Bacon was in Footloose.
- Take That: At Christians, Republicans, and Texans. You can tell the writers had a blast with the jabs they made.
- Peter's end speech about how people need to be more responsible on what they let their children watch on TV is a burn against the Moral Guardians who always complain that Family Guy (and Seth MacFarlane's other works) are too vulgar for TV.