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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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  • 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. Mayor West even said he would wait for Meg until she was of legal age to have sex.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Mushroom Samba: Peter and Lois, under the influence of marijuana, imagine they're in a land of sweets and ice cream and try to lick Chris, thinking he's a sundae.
  • 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.
  • 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 genuinely was in love with Meg, and when he learned that Brian was planning to expose their relationship, he broke it off to protect her. Brian was so moved he tore up the picture.
  • 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.
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  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Peter and Lois smoke weed before going onstage to sing, hoping it will improve their musical talents. However, according to Chris, Peter and Lois were so baked that sounded nowhere near as good as they thought and lost the competition.
  • 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.

 
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