Meet the Quagmires - Wikipedia
11/11/ 'Meet the Quagmires' (season 5) For the season 9 hour-long premiere, Family Guy went full murder mystery spoof, because. The September 11th Terrorist Attacks, (also referred to as 9/11) is a series of Islamic terrorist attacks on the United States on the morning of It has been played for humor multiple times in Family Guy. A picture of Osama Bin Laden and George W. Bush as friends, joking that "Bush did 9/11". Meet the Quagmires · Edit. This is the Family Guy Wiki (FGW) Episode Guide. The show premiered on "I Never Met the Dead Man", April 11, , 1ACX02, 2, 2. While teaching Meg to.
If you don't why know by now, you're an idiot. Death decides that they made enough 80's references for the time being and takes Peter and Brian back to We get a joke about fat women and Peter goes to bed.
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The next morning, we learn that he's married to Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson stays with them sometimes. It turns out that by not going out with Lois, Fatso altered the timeline and we get a joke about Tom Cruise running from "gay thoughts". Am I the only one who finds it funny that a pro-gay activist like MacFarlane likes to think in terms of stereotypes?
Only eight friggin' minutes in You have restored my mirth. Because this is a cartoon on FOX, of course we need to have embittered left-wing propaganda about how Al Gore would have killed Osama bin Laden hiding out in the audience of MADtv with his bare hands had he been elected in Nah, from what I understand, he'd be running around trying to warn the world about that danger with universal scientific consensus: He is cereal business! Also, because George W. Bush was never elected we have flying cars that run on vegetable oil.
Cue a Jetsons cutaway where George gets into a fight with Jane over her snatching his wallet. The only was back to the past is through Death.
Y'know, it's as if they're trying to tell us something. Get this show off the air! It died a year ago!
Upon hearing this, Brian the moonbat that he is begs Peter to stay in the new reality, however Peter's never heard of any of them and decides to try to set things right. When '84 Lois asks to go see Zapped! Geez, I know it was the middle of the decade, but wasn't home video a thing yet?
He tries again and fails by cutting muffins. He speaks to '84 Lois again and they make it a date. Then, '84 Cleveland shows up and talks Peter into having a night on the town with him.
So they go out to night club and dance to "Axel F". Are we sure this isn't his personal porn? Gee, um, which decade is this? This would be so much easier to pinpoint if they reminded us every three seconds instead of ten! Of course, Death has declared that enough is enough and will not give Fatso another do-over and we get a cutaway gag involving Joe Piscapo and weights.
I didn't get it. This gives Peter an idea Same song, same patrons. The joke abruptly ends and they go to the dance. They sneak in through the air ducts. Doesn't get the quote and is told that it comes from Die Hard, a movie that hasn't been made at that point. Peter jokes they could make it. Peter's girth makes the duct give way and they land on the guitarist in the band hired for the party. Brian has to take over the guitar for "Earth Angel" and I had an epiphany: It all makes sense!
I know most of its events took place inbut the movie itself came out in Why am I not surprised? Yes, this is another Back to the Future reference.
They just replaced "Johnny B. Goode" with a song only remembered these days because of misleading links that go to its music video. You kiddies don't remember what Y2K was?
Remember the Mayan Calendar hysteria?
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Pretty much in the same vein. But back on track. One more BttF reference with a guy called Marvin, now Rick Astley's cousin, calling about the new song they were looking for.
So Peter goes back to his non-aging relatives now that the timeline is restored Methinks this is because they didn't see Zapped!. The only way they could make this episode cater more to MacFarlane's jollies is if they remixed the theme for the end cred -- they remixed it, didn't they? But here's the line of demarcation between that movie and Meet the Quagmires: Later that night, Peter and Brian sneak into the dance to prevent the kiss that caused Lois to fall in love with Quagmire.
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They get in by crawling through the air vent, but crash through and accidentally injure one of the guys playing in the band on the stage, so Brian has to play guitar and sing. Peter tries to convince Lois that they belong together but she stubbornly informs Peter that he had his chance and blew it, and therefore she loves Quagmire now.
Peter almost gives up but Brian notices Chris, Stewie, and Meg disappearing from a family picture, indicating that they have fallen off the plane of existence and tells Peter it is his last chance to do something that proves he loves Lois.
Peter then demonstrates his passion by punching Quagmire and kissing Lois, showing toughness and that he cares deeply for her and wins back her love.
He asks her to marry him and she accepts. The episode ends with things seemingly back to normal, with the exception of Roger from American Dad! Production[ edit ] "Meet the Quagmires" was the last episode to be directed by Dan Povenmire. The episode was written by series regular and future showrunner Mark Hentemannand directed by Chris Robertson and series regular Dan Povenmirewho left the series after completing the episode, in order to create his own series for the Disney Channel entitled Phineas and Ferbwhich has since been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Patrick Meighan worked as executive story editors. The episode's original premise was based on Cleveland 's divorce from his wife, Loretta, with Cleveland going on to become a hot bachelor in Quahog, causing Peter to become jealous, and desiring to become single again.
In the opening scene of the episode, Horace the bartender is suddenly knocked unconscious after falling off a ladder, causing Death to appear. After it is discovered that Horace is not actually dead, Death complains that he never likes to be too far from journalist Mike Wallace. The Back to the Future trilogy is parodied and referenced throughout the episode, along with many other movies and famous people throughout the s.
Other cultural references include how after going back in time, Peter becomes excited about his new prospects in life, and states to Cleveland that he is going to "raise more hell than Hellraiser " from the horror film Hellraiser. It also depicts Pinhead as weak and ridiculous, stating that the worst he can do is unscrew a salt shaker and trick someone into using it, causing salt to come out all over their food.
Night " by Kenny Loggins. Once Lois appears, she asks Peter if he would like to see the film Zapped! Pac-Manin addition to making out with actress Molly Ringwald.
Returning to the present, Peter and Brian decide to watch television, and are shocked to discover that actor Chevy Chase is now the host of The Tonight Show. The main plot of the episode, complete with the scene in which Peter and Brian are in the living room, with Brian explaining to Peter what happened using a chalk boardis a reference to the alternate universe scene in Back to the Future Part II.