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Recap / Family Guy S 7 E 1 Love Blactually

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Original air date: September 28, 2008

When Brian has a new girlfriend, Stewie tells him to take things slowly and not rush into a relationship. By the time Brian's ready, his new date has left him for Cleveland.


This episode contains examples of:

  • Aesop Amnesia: Quagmire forgot what happened the last time he slept with Loretta and agrees to ensure Cleveland doesn't take her back. He gets beaten up for his trouble.
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  • Amicable Exes: While Cleveland doesn't take Loretta back, he still encourages her to move on and be happy.
  • Animated Actors: Brian and Stewie's discussion over whether Loretta can fully understand the latter is interrupted by a director shouting, "We're filming!"
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Carolyn. She seems nice at first, then she cheats on Brian with Cleveland, then on Cleveland with Quagmire. Even if there was a misunderstanding with Brian "wanting to be friends" with Carolyn because "he never made a move on her", Carolyn cheating on Cleveland after they took a break from having constant sex because they were both sore (and on the day they were planning to elope, no less) is inexcusable.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: When Loretta reappears, the cast debates if Cleveland should give her a second chance. Lois points out that once a cheater, always a cheater; Loretta was happy to walk over Cleveland. Brian and Stewie, while being Secretly Selfish, point out that she seems to be sincere about her reconciliation.
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  • The Bus Came Back: Cleveland's ex-wife Loretta appears in this episode.
  • Continuity Nod: The events of "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" are referenced.
  • Country Matters: Brian meets a woman at the party who never had voluntary sex. Brian (who is dressed as Snoopy) turns to Woodstock who says something unintelligible. Brian replies, "yeah, with a capital 'C.'"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Quagmire on Peter's advice tries to rekindle his affair with Loretta. Rather than simply say "no," she beats him up.
  • Domestic Abuse: Horton Hears Domestic Violence in the Next Apartment... and Doesn't Call 911.
  • Furry Reminder: There are a couple during Brian and Carolyn's Falling-in-Love Montage.
    • One scene depicts them at an animal shelter with some rabbits. Carolyn is petting and snuggling one of the rabbits, and Brian has just killed another one of the rabbits and has it in his mouth.
    • Another scene has the two of them eating ice cream together. Carolyn boops Brian on the nose with her ice cream cone, and Brian proceeds to lick it off his nose, like a dog would.
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  • Head Desk: Brian tries to forget about Carolyn by going to the bar to drink and watch a baseball game on TV...that just so happens to have Carolyn and Cleveland having sex on the field. Cue Brian slamming his head against the bar.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Cleveland is remorseless about breaking Brian's heart by sleeping with Carolyn. Remember his wife cheated on him, and he was angry enough to divorce her.
    • Lois thinks Cleveland shouldn’t be back with Loretta for cheating on him, even though Lois cheated on Peter with Gene Simmons and Bill Clinton.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Brian and Stewie discuss if Loretta is a major enough character to be able to understand the latter.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Cleveland finds Carolyn cheating on him with Quagmire, after he helped her cheat on Brian. He gets a Jerkass Realization and apologizes to Brian for what he did.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Cleveland and Carolyn just have sex practically everywhere Brian goes, including the baseball game he was watching.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Stewie gave Brian bad advice which led to him losing Carolyn to Cleveland. When Brian points this out, Stewie gaslights him and accuses him of "pointing fingers".
    • Loretta blames Quagmire for ruining her marriage, despite the fact that she chose to sleep with him. Lois even points out that Loretta was the instiagator in this case.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Stewie notices that Brian is upset about the breakup, and tries to take him on various outings to cheer him up.
    • Cleveland decides he won't take Loretta back, but he says he genuinely wants her to lead a happy life.
  • Pinocchio Nose: Brian's nose begins growing longer and longer as he talks about how attractive Loretta is, hoping Cleveland will go back to her.
  • Ready for Lovemaking: When Brian asks Carolyn what she wants to do one night she lies back on the bed with her legs spread open, flashing lights pointing toward her crotch, and a guy from an airplane runway waving light sticks in her direction, while she says suggestively, "Oh, I dunno...."
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: At the costume party the guys aren't sure who Joe is supposed to be. Joe tells them he is dressed as Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz. When they still don't get it, he settles with the guess of crippled Magnum, P.I..
  • Take That!: "Did you know that Laura Bush killed a guy?"
  • Truth in Television: Laura Bush killed a guy.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The baseball crowd apparently just watch an interracial couple making love on second base and the umpire allows the two to finish.
 
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Cleveland and Carolyn

Stewie and Brian keep running into Cleveland and Brian's ex-girlfriend Carolyn having sex wherever they go, with Cleveland punctuating his orgasms with a deadpan "And boom goes the dynamite".

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