Recap / Family Guy S 6 E 9 Back To The Woods

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Peter with his other family, the Handlemans. Yes, he's the matriarch of the family.

Original air date: February 17th, 2008

Peter loses his wallet at a Barry Manilow concert and it is subsequently found by the Griffin family's old nemesis, James Woods. Woods begins spending excessively to get back at Peter. He moves on with his plan and steals Peter's identity, moving into the Griffin house and even dressing like Peter. Eventually Peter gets revenge by stealing Woods' identity and telling a particularly offensive joke on television. As Woods prepares to confront Peter he is lured into a trap by Peter and Brian and sealed away in a crate once more.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Adam Westing: James Woods as an evil version of himself.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being shot by Stewie in "Saving Private Brian", Vern and Johnny reappear in the afterlife. Vern is a ghost and Johnny is in Hell because, according to Vern, "Johnny liked little boys."
  • Call-Back: James is disposed of in the same exact manner as he was in his original appearance.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: When Peter appears on Letterman as James Woods, the entire audience gasps when he pitches a comedy about 9/11.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Vern's tone and expressions indicate that Johnny deserves to be in hell for his pedophilia.
  • Self-Deprecation: Vern when he is introduced. "I'll tell you what nobody believes in, ghosts!"
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