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A Hero Sits Next Door 

Peter gets jealous when the new neighbor starts stealing the spotlight.

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Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Mr. Weed (voice)
Butch Hartman ...
Various (voice)
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Herself (voice)
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Various (voice)
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Bonnie Swanson (voice)
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Joe Swanson (voice)
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The Grinch / Various (voice)
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Storyline

Peter gets in trouble at work when he accidentally injures the ringer his boss has hired for the company softball tournament. All seems lost until some new neighbors move in next door, and Peter sees that Joe, the husband, is a former softball champion. Peter invites him to come play, not noticing that Joe is in a wheelchair. Joe wins the game, however, and becomes the local hero. Peter starts feeling jealous of all the attention Joe gets, and plots a way to take back the spotlight. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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2 May 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first episode in the series where the title does not make a reference to old radio mysteries that have some variation of Death or Murder in the title. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is improvising in the bank, the bag of money disappears in one shot. See more »

Quotes

[Brian is panting. In front of him is an attractive woman]
Woman on bleachers: Ugh! Pervert!
Brian: Oh. Oh don't flatter yourself honey. I don't have any sweat glands
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Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Not As Strong, But Still Pretty Good!
18 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fifth episode in Season 1 is a rather funny episode, though it lacks the greatness of the first four episodes. Not to say I didn't like this episode. It just lacks a strong, central story and I was not drawn it as I should have been. But the pop culture references are strong and I loved the scene with the Grinch. Now that was pretty funny! We also get to meet The Griffin's new neighbors for the first time and I like what I see.

This episode, "A Hero Sits Next Door" is about how Peter injures his work's best softball player at practice so unless he does not want to get fired, he must find a suitable replacement. He does just that when he meets his new neighbor.....or does he?

Overall, this is a pretty good episode although it's probably the weakest one yet. It has great jokes, but not enough of a good story. I rate this episode 8/10.


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