October 4, 2009
When Lois thinks she has a lump on her breast, she goes to Dr. Hartman to see if it's breast cancer. It turns out she doesn't, but when Hartman looks through her family records, he shows Lois that her mother was a Holocaust survivor, revealing that she is Jewish. A visit to her parents conforms this, as Barbara reveals she hid her faith so Carter can get into the country club. While Lois and the kids start adapting to Jewish life, Peter embraces his newfound faith. That night, Peter recieves a ghostly visit from his late step-father Francis, who tells him that he'll go to Hell if he doesn't follow the Catholic faith. This turns Peter into an anti-Semite and Lois, not wanting to give into intimidation like her mother did, decides to fully embrace her Jewish side and have a Passover Seder, much to Peter's chagrin. During an argument between the two at the Seder, Jesus Christ shows up to tell Peter that Judaism and Catholicism are very similar to each other. Peter and Lois admit their reasons for their boorish behavior and apologize to each other. When Peter asks Jesus what religion they should follow, he says they're all crap, which atheist Brian replies "Thank
"Family Goy" contains examples of (YMMV goes here):
- All Jews Are Cheapskates: Lampshaded with the Cash Lure mentioned below, but played straight with the revelation that Grandma Hebrewberg's original name was Hebrewbergmoneygrabber.
- Call Back: This marks the second appearance of Max Weinstein from "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein".
- Cash Lure: Carter tries to attract Lois and Barbara with one of these so he can squirt them with a water gun. They don't fall for it, but he squirts them anyway.
- Dirty Cop: Not only does he not arrest Peter for shooting at Mort (for simply being Jewish), Joe also shoots at Mort — and it's all as a friendly "good morning" (as Mort resignedly says)!
- Hilarity Ensues: Peter shooting at someone as a sport would immediately have him arrested in the real world (in the very least, attempted murder)d, and because one of his targets was a Jew, he'd likely be charged with a hate crime as well! Additionally, Joe's lack of actions (not only failing to do anything but also engaging in the same crime as Peter) would have him immediately removed from the force, blacklisted from ever working as a police officer and other severe actions such as arrest. The fact that nothing happens after a hate crime is committed is a typical day in Quahog.
- Hypocritical Humor: Brian agrees with Jesus that all religions are crap.
- Matzo Fever: Parodied with Peter, which lasts until his dream with Francis' ghost.
- Shown Their Work: Stewie's prayer at the Seder is a real Jewish prayer.
- Special Edition Title: A sendup of Super Friends.