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Recap / Family Guy S 4 E 23 Deep Throats

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Airdate: April 9, 2006

Brian sets out to prove that Adam West is a corrupt politician after getting a parking ticket and discovering his illicit affair with Meg (who is working as his office intern). Meanwhile, Peter and Lois sign up for a talent show as a singer-songwriter duo, and turn to marijuana for inspiration.


"Deep Throats" contains examples of:

  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Chris gives a speech about the dangers of marijuana at the end. According to DVD commentary, the writers had to shoehorn a speech about the dangers of marijuana because the FOX censors wouldn't let them do the subplot of Lois and Peter smoking pot to find "inspiration" for their songs.
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  • Art Shift: One Cutaway Gag parodying the Chevron commercials shifts to the claymation style used in those commercials.
  • Brick Joke: Brian is seen intentionally passing Cleveland hailing a cab (with Cleveland mistaking the gesture as a sign of racism, when really it was Brian suddenly remembering that he had to buy milk for Lois). Near the end, Cleveland is seen trashing his cab in retaliation.
  • Chastity Couple: Meg and Mayor West. Despite their relationship, they haven't been shown to have sex; even Mayor West even said he would wait for Meg until she was of legal age to have sex.
  • Failing a Taxi: Played with. Brian, who got a job as a cab driver, was asked to buy milk during his shift, just as Cleveland was hailing a cab. Brian decided to pick up the milk right away instead of picking up Cleveland.
    Cleveland: YOU SON OF A BITCH!
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  • Foreshadowing: Before her relationship with Mayor West is revealed, Meg refers to him as Adam instead of something more formal like Mr. West.
  • Hidden Depths: For being an utter moron, Chris shows a remarkable sense of intellect when he lists off the dangers of marijuana.
  • Madness-Induced Omnivore: Peter and Lois take marijuana to get some "inspiration" for their old folk singing act. Peter ends up becoming so high that he starts eating his guitar; later, the two hallucinate that they're in a candy wonderland and lick Chris, thinking he's an ice cream sundae.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Cleveland thinks that Brian refuses to pick him up in his taxi because he's black, when in fact Brian just decided to pick up some milk first.
  • Mysterious Informant: Kermit the Frog.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Mayor West gives one to The Noid.
    Mayor West: Perhaps it was the Noid that should have avoided me.
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  • No Indoor Voice: Stewie is trying to watch Mr. Belvedere, but others in the room keep talking. When they won't be quiet, Stewie angrily screams that show's theme song. In the German Dub, he's watching Maya the Bee and is heard singing that show's theme song instead.
  • Pet the Dog: Mayor West was genuinely in love with Meg, and when he learned that Brian was planning to expose their relationship, he willingly decide to take the rap by ending the relationship and peacefully dismissing Meg from her job, all just to protect her from being smeared by the media.
    • Upon witnessing Mayor West ending his relationship with Meg and willing to accept his imminent fate, Brian was so moved by this, that he tore up the picture and agreed to let this be. He even offered to take Meg a ride home in his cab, though his cab gets trashed by Cleveland.
  • Success Hallucinations: During the night of the talent show, Peter & Lois imagine they're singing a duet about God accepting all people despite their appearance, when in reality they're just making a whole bunch of loud noises, as Chris told them, since he was in the audience during the show.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Brian attempts to expose Mayor West's corruption.
  • Visual Pun: After Brian sees Cleveland trashing his cab, Cleveland turns into a literal black panther (also a Shout-Out to the Michael Jackson "Black or White" music video that had Michael Jackson trash a car, then turn into a panther and run off into the night).
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Stewie throws up into a flower pot after getting kissed by Meg.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: At the beginning, Meg and Brian got themselves landed in several jobs (the Mayor's intern for Meg, and a taxi driver for Brian). However, in the end, they became unemployed, as Meg is forced to retire to avoid being the target of a potential political scandal, and Brian loses his taxi cab after Cleveland thrashes it after mistaking him for being a racist driver.

 
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