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Recap / Family Guy S 6 E 2 Movin Out Brians Song

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Brian moves into an apartment with Jillian and Stewie tags along to help pay the rent. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris get at each other's throats when the latter gets a job at Carl's gas station.


  • Age-Gap Romance: After dumping Brian, Jillian finds a new soul mate in Mayor Adam West, who is basically 30 years older than she is.
  • Bad Boss: Carl the Mini-Mart owner proves to be a Jerkass for Meg (like most of the characters on the show so it's not really significant). He reneges on a promise he made to her for a promotion, prefers Chris to her, fires her when she complains to him, and is only willing to re-hire her when Chris threatens to withdraw from their Seinfeldian Conversations about movies.
  • Bowdlerization:
    • The extended version of the episode with the fake promo of The Simpsons that had Quagmire raping Marge and soon having relations with her to the point of murdering the entire Simpsons family is cut from the TV version (FOX and syndication, not the [adult swim] version) because it nearly destroyed Seth Macfarlane's relationship with The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Even the FOX censors thought it went too far.
    • In the final scene of the episode, Chris says "Welcome back, douchebag" on FOX. On DVD, he instead says "Welcome back, asshole".
  • Break the Haughty: The entire episode is one for Brian. He moves in with Jillian to an apartment, not to have a committed relationship, but to prove to Lois that he is capable of having one, only for it to backfire in his face. That and he only stayed in his relationship only for sexual reasons, prompting her to leave him. Not only that, but his novel 'Faster Than The Speed of Love' being a pretentious rip-off of 2 of the Iron Eagle movies end up getting mocked, not only in this episode, but later ones as well.
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  • Didn't Think This Through: Brian moves in with Jillian to show Lois he can have a committed relationship, but he soon realizes he won't be able to pay for the rent on his salary.
  • Foreshadowing: The fictional commercial about the fictional made-for-television film Men Are Terrible and Will Hurt You Because This Is Lifetime is a telling what will happen in the episode.
  • Free-Range Children: Peter and Lois are apparently oblivious to the fact that their one-year-old son temporarily moved in with Brian and Jillian in order to pay their rent.
  • Pet the Dog: Lois ends up being empathetic to Meg after she gets discharged from the gas station and even demands that Chris gets Carl to re-hire her.
  • Shout-Out: The episode's title references the song Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) by Billy Joel and the James Caan TV drama/sports film, Brian's Song.
    • Brian's book 'Faster Than the Speed of Love' is a huge knock-off to the Iron Eagle movies.
    • Also, at the beginning, Brian, Jillian, and Peter mention Disney on Ice.
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    • There's also that scene in the park where Peter and Jillian discuss the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
    • Basically any movie Chris and Carl talk about in the episode's side-plot.
  • Take That!: Stewie disses movies with Vince Vaughn in them at the episode's start.
  • Third Wheel: Stewie becomes one for Brian and Jillian when he moves in with them, culminating in the end of their romance.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Peter encouraging that Jillian to have Brian give her a committed relationship soon ends up with said relationship falling apart.

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