Family Guy: Season 4, Episode 9

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

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Lois goes to jail after a shoplifting crime spree.

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Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Corey Haim / Additional Voices (voice)
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Diane Simmons (voice)
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brian Griffin: [dressed-up as a woman, walking up and down Lois and Peter's bedroom] Uh, I have so much to do today. I have to do laundry, then I have a piano lesson, then I have to make dinner. I'm so busy. Better hurry.
Stewie Griffin: [entering the room] Lois, I want my graham crack - -
[realizing he's talking to Brian in drag]
Stewie Griffin: Oh...
Brian Griffin: [stops walking] Hey...
Stewie Griffin: Hey... are you playing a little dress-up?
Brian Griffin: Yeah...
Stewie Griffin: Yeah... Good. It's fun to pretend. Hum... so, listen, if you see Lois, tell her...
Brian Griffin: ...Graham cracker.
Stewie Griffin: Graham cracker, yes,...
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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 »

Connections

References Malcolm in the Middle (2000) See more »

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Take on Me
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Performed by A-Ha
Written by 'Morten Harket'
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