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Recap / Family Guy S 6 E 11 The Former Life Of Brian

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Brian visits an old flame (who has become overweight trailer trash) and discovers he has an illegitimate (human) son.


  • The Bully: Dylan, who throws around mean insults and pranks to the Griffins before Brian cleans him up.
  • But Now I Must Go: Dylan, having been reformed by his father, decides to do the same with his mother, and leaves with her for a better life.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Tracy recalls a painful story where she was molested by her father. Brain proceeds to ask if that just means she Really Gets Around.
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  • Commonality Connection: Brain and Dylan are at each other’s throats…but share a mutual interest in weed, which is the starting point for their relationship.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Dylan, who—in no way, shape, or form—is dog-like.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: The mother Brian attempts to attract is already in a relationship with another man, who is an out-and-out slacker, which she openly believes she can fix.
  • Insult Backfire: In the cutaway where Stewie, in the most brutally honest way, tells Matthew McConaughey how bad of an actor he is, Matthew takes the criticism in stride and actually agrees with him. The only time he manages to somewhat get a rise out of him was the final insult of him sucking on a donkey's behind.
  • Noodle Incident: During the "Mexican Funeral" Cutaway Gag, it's never revealed how all of those people passed away.
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  • Overprotective Dad: Brian becomes one for Dylan after he helps change his Jerkass behavior. Strangely, it’s everyone else around him that is annoyed by this but not Dylan himself.
  • Plot Hole: Discussed when Stewie questions how Brian have a 13 year old son when he’s only 7 years old. Brian attempts to explain by saying that ‘dog years’ are involved, but Stewie sees this as an Insane Troll Logic. Brian then retorts that he should go on the internet and complain if he has a problem above it.
  • Precocious Crush: Stewie’s attraction to Dylan, though it’s less of a crush, and more outright lust.
  • Take That!: Meg while being forced to sit through a marathon of Monty Python sketches that are neither funny nor memorable.
    Meg: I'm a girl! I don't even like the good Monty Python sketches!


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Stewie keeps reviling Matthew McConaughey, but the actor is anything but offended.

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