Family Guy: Season 1, Episode 5

A Hero Sits Next Door (2 May 1999)

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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 ...
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Herself (voice)
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Bonnie Swanson (voice)
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The Grinch / Various (voice)
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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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The TV airings of this episode cuts a scene where a policeman shoots the head off of a JFK Pez dispenser while trying to shoot at the robber. See more »

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

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Peter Griffin: Welcome to the neighborhood! Hiya, Joe.
Joe Swanson: Peter.
Peter Griffin: Oh, don't get up.
Joe Swanson: This is a surprise, I kinda thought you didn't like me.
Peter Griffin: Oh, what? Because of what I said this afternoon? Oh, no, no, no, see I have that disease where stuff just pops out your mouth... Go to hell! Go to hell! Whoop! Heh, see what I mean?
[laughs]
Joe Swanson: Oh, I'm so sorry. I thought maybe I crossed the line when I asked to borrow a screw driver.
Peter Griffin: [moans] Are you kidding? You could borrow whatever you want.
Joe Swanson: Great. Say, you don't have any ...
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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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