Family Guy: Season 4, Episode 9

Breaking Out Is Hard to Do (17 Jul. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Lois goes to jail after a shoplifting crime spree.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Corey Haim / Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Diane Simmons (voice)
Mom in Supermarket / Woman #1 in Book Club (voice)
Terminally Ill Child / Asian Kid (voice)
Mark Hentemann ...
Judge (voice)
Chinese Men (voice)
Joseph Seal ...
Mikey / Chunk
Danny Smith ...
Bonnie Swanson (voice)


Lois starts finding herself compelled to steal things from stores, getting an almost sexual rush from breaking the law. She eventually gets caught, however, and is sent to prison. Unable to cope without her, the family decides to break her out of jail. On the run from the law, they try to make a new life for themselves while hiding out in Asiantown. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the 1962 song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" by Neil Sedaka that hit number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 on August 11, 1962 and was re-recorded by Neil Sedaka and hit the number 8 on the Adult Contemporary Chart in January 1976. See more »


When Peter smuggles Lois out of prison, she's suddenly in her street clothes again. See more »


Kidnapper: I got some candy in my van, if your kid wants some.
Parent: Oh great.
Parent: [Starts to hand over a baby] Wait a minute.
Kidnapper: Ah, you got me, you got me. I'll get him though.
Parent: [walking off] I bet you will, I bet you will.
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Crazy Credits

The family hides out in Asiantown and this episode features an Eastern-sounding version of the end credits. See more »


References The Age of Innocence (1993) See more »


Take on Me
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Written by 'Morten Harket'
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