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Recap / Family Guy S 4 E 16 The Courtship Of Stewies Father

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Lois mistakes Stewie's drawings of her being killed for him not being around Peter enough, so she tells Peter to bond with Stewie, which they do, by pranking Lois constantly. Meanwhile, Chris accidentally breaks Herbert's window playing baseball and has to do chores for him, much to the old man's delight.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Comically Missing the Point: When Lois sees drawings of Stewie violently murdering her, she comes to this conclusion: there aren't any pictures of Peter, so they should spend more time together. The teacher concurs.
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  • Go Out with a Smile: If you look closely, the preschool teacher was shown smiling before Stewie accidentally shoots her.
  • Mistaken for Dying: After Herbert's song, he's shown sleeping at the table.
    Chris: ...Are you dead?
  • Motor Mouth: Stewie's reaction about going to Disney World.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: A whole float of crocodiles eats Michael Eisner after his Disney Villain Death.
  • Overly Long Gag: Peter and Stewie laughing as they kidnap Lois, lock her in the car, drown her, hitchhike home, stop at a McDonald's (or some kind of diner or fast-food restaurant), and come home. According to DVD commentary, Seth MacFarlane did the laughing for both Peter and Stewie in one take and it tired him immensely. He promised never to do that again, which explains why on the American Dad episode "The Weiner of Our Discontent"note , a similar sequence where Stan laughs at Roger on their way home from the airport was undercut with a scene of Steve and his nerd friends going to Toshi's house.
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  • Take That!
    • The third act is this for Disney in general. For example...
      • One of the rides is called the "Disney Stock Ride", which sends the rider plunging down.
      • One of the lost kids forced to sing on the Tiny World ride says if Stewie doesn't sing, he'll be put in "a Christmas movie with Tim Allen".
    • While in Florida, Peter muses to himself that "Right now, in this state, Jeb Bush is eating a live puppy."
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  • Trapped in a Sinking Car: Peter and Stewie do this to Lois as a prank. Fortunately, Lois survives, and when she gets back home, she is not happy with them at all.


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