Recap: Family Guy S 5 E 9 Road To Rupert

Original air date: January 28, 2007

At a yard sale, Brian accidentally sells Rupert, Stewie's teddy bear, to a man who moves to Aspen, and the duo are on the road again to get the toy back. Meanwhile, Peter loses his driver's license after his latest stupid stunt, and Meg is forced to drive him and his immature friends everywhere.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Animation Bump: Due to the original sequence in Anchors Aweigh having full animation, Stewie is animated much more elaborately than usual during the dance number (also because they needed to cover up Jerrynote , who dances with Gene Kelly in the actual film).
  • Deleted Scene: The following scenes have been cut on TV (both cable and free-TV), but are shown on DVD:
    • The scene mentioned in the Take That entry below (Lois finding "Stymie Gruffin the Untold Story" and deriding it as a slap in the face to fans before FOX's hired goons drag her off).
    • Stewie getting drunk on Ny Quil to cope with Rupert being missing and mistaking a throw pillow for a cat.
    • Peter's conversation with Cleveland, Joe, and Quagmire about having sex with either Queen Latifah or a six-weeks' dead Halle Berry has an additional line on DVD where Joe mentions that some female corpses still look good after six weeks.
  • Evil Laugh: Devil Stewie emits one.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Stewie dances with Gene Kelly in a sequence from Anchors Aweigh.
  • Shout-Out: When Stewie and Brian's helicopter is about to crash, Brian looks over and imagines Stewie as the devil.
  • Take That: In a DVD-exclusive scene, Lois badmouths a DVD called Stymie Gruffin: The Untold Story (a rip-off of the Family Guy DVD-exclusive movie "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Stories"), deriding it as being "three episodes shown back-to-back" and that "FOX should be ashamed of themselves" (which gets cut off by two men in black suits dragging her away).
  • Weird Currency: The helicopter can be rented for cash, check or a jaunty tune. The reasoning for that last one is that the rental agreement was drafted when musicals were still culturally relevant.