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Recap / Family Guy S 2 E 1 Peter Peter Caviar Eater

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Original air date: September 23, 1999

When Lois' Aunt Marguerite dies, she leaves Lois her summer home, Cherrywood Manor, giving The Griffins a taste of the wealthy life (which Lois wanted to leave behind because of how elitist everyone is).

This episode contains examples of:

  • Blatant Lies: Peter's attempts to pass Cherrywood Manor as a historical site. The most blatant of them is trying to convince someone that Jesus was there before his own birth.
  • Bowdlerisation: On Channel 4 in the UK, any mention of Cherrywood Manor being America's first Presidential whorehouse is removed.
    • Also edited on Channel 4 (and the free-TV American syndicated version [as opposed to the [adult swim] version, which is uncensored]) is the cutaway of Peter being sworn into court and replying, "I do, you bastard." The edited version cuts it down to "I do," which ruins Peter's line setting up the cutaway about how it's okay to swear (though the edited version also makes this a Stealth Pun showing that the only time it's okay to swear is if you're going on the witness stand in court).
  • The Dreaded: Aunt Marguerite to Peter at least. Lois attempts desperately to keep her upcoming visit a secret.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Carter shows his hatred of Peter when he kicks him into a fire place and beats him with a log.
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Peter spending $100 million on a vase.
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  • Freudian Slip: In a flashback to when Peter first met Lois:
    Peter: (to Lois) Hi, my name is towel. I have a Peter for you. I mean, my name is Peter. I'll be your nipples. Towel boy! Oh, jeez.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": At Aunt Marguerite's funeral, when Peter learns she left her a vast inheritance, he starts dancing with the corpse. The funniest part of this is when everybody stares in horror at what Peter's doing. His attempt at getting out of this is to drop the corpse and say "Oh my God. She's dead."
  • Funny Background Event: When Peter loudly tells a story in a fancy restaurant about his buddy's sister's boss who was drinking with a hooker in a Vegas bar and woke up without his kidneys, a man in the background is disgusted and vomits.
  • Gag Penis: Peter mentions that their old home had "the little man with a penis for the light switch".
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  • Gasshole: Peter's verses in "This House Is Freakin' Sweet" are:
    Peter: Used to pass, lots of gas / Lois ran awaaaaay / Now we've got, thirty rooms! / Hello beans, goodbye spray!
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • "It's time you started acting like the Pieceaschmidt you are."
    • The "Diamonds" cutaway gag advertisement which shows a woman receiving a diamond ring as a gift and she kisses her significant other before suddenly dropping down...cutting to black with the writing "She'll pretty much have to." According to the DVD commentary, they originally had her go completely offscreen as the man smiles, and while the censors allowed them to keep the joke, there was a lot of exact frame-by-frame deliberation about how far down she was allowed to go before the cut.
  • Gold Digger:
    • Meg says that now that she lives in the mansion, she's going to bag a rich husband. Lois admonishes her.
    • Lampshaded and discussed in the song sequence, the servants comment on how they'll "do the best we can with Meg", with Meg asking "Are you saying I'm ugly?" and a maid answering "It doesn't matter dear, you're rich now!"
  • Kilroy Was Here: "Jesus was here". Peter gave the message a before Christ date.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Peter calls Lois's snotty friend Coco (after she insulted him), "CaCa", a slang term for poop.
  • Nice to the Waiter: A teenage Lois was shown as concerned for towel boy Peter without even knowing him. Marguerite saw him as nothing, and her own servants referred to her as an old bag.
  • No Social Skills: Peter is portrayed as this.
    Peter: Teach me how to be a gentleman.
    Brian: Peter, it's not really that hard. Let's start with polite conversation. For example, "It's a pleasure to see you again. Lovely weather we're having." Now you try.
    Peter: "It's a pleasure to see you again. After Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane got his skull crushed in by a friend who videotaped him having rough sex." How's that?
    Brian: Wow, perfect. My work is done. But just for the heck of it, let's try again.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: The entire Pewterschmidt family loathes Peter because he isn't wealthy and elegant (par Lois who loves him because).
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  • Song Parody: "This House Is Freakin' Sweet", a soundalike of "I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here" from Annie. According to the official commentary, they originally planned on directly parodying the song until writer David Zuckerman insisted "If we do a soundalike, we can get nominated for an Emmy." He was correct, as the song was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2000 (it lost to Nickellennium's "Up To You").
  • Spiteful Will: Aunt Marguerite makes sure to get one final insult at Peter in her Video Will.
    Aunt Margarite: Lois, you were always my favorite niece; I just knew you would find a wonderful man who would make all your dreams come true. But I was wrong.
    Peter: [watching present day] And now you're dead. Score one for Peter.
  • Spoiled Brat: One of the wealthy socialites is portrayed this way:
    Man: Coco, the day I graduate from Harvard, I'm gonna carry you off into the sunset on a white horse.
    Coco: It better be a stretch horse with leather seats and a chauffeur.
    Man: (to Lois) Isn't she a bit of terrific?
  • Stock Legal Phrases: Peter tells Lois that sometimes it's appropriate to swear. The cutaway is Peter on the witness stand:
    Cop: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
    Peter: I do... you bastard.
  • Unable to Support a Wife: Downplayed; The majority of the episode is about Peter coming to terms with being ill-equipped to give Lois the same comfortable life as everyone else in Newport.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: It's only after Marguerite Pewterschmidt dies that Lois and Peter learn she left them an inheritance.
  • Video Wills: Marguerite Pewterschmidt leaves one to Lois, done in the style of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.


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