Brian suffers from a mid-life crisis that may be due to unrequited love.

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Cast

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Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Jake Tucker / Angus Griffin / George Jetson / Additional Voices (voice)
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Lois Griffin / Tricia Takanawa / Additional Voices (voice)
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Chris Griffin / Additional Voices (voice)
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Meg Griffin (voice)
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Diane Simmons / Charles Lindbergh's Wife (voice)
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D.D. Howard ...
Jane Jetson / Various (voice)
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Dr. Kaplan (voice)
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When Lois discovers that someone has been urinating on the carpet, suspicion first turns to Stewie. When the real culprit is revealed to be Brian, however, he starts seeing a psychiatrist to talk through his emotional problems. The doctor comes to the conclusion that Brian may be having stress over unrequited feelings of love for Lois. Brian accepts that these feelings are real, but how can he express his affection for the wife of his best friend? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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7 March 2000 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

And "Dammit Janet", Brian and Stewie have caught one another supposedly in love, while thinking they were keeping it a secret. Both times this happened, the character who caught the other is standing in a doorway, eating an apple while teasing the first character. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Stewie is complaining to Lois abut the tuna fish sandwich, he throws two quarters at her, and they land at her feet. In the next shot, when Peter comes in, the quarters are gone. See more »

Quotes

Lois Griffin: Hey, you, the news is on.
Brian Griffin: Oh. Where's everybody?
Lois Griffin: Stewie's taking a nap, and Peter and the kids are out. Come sit with me.
Brian Griffin: Oh. Okay.
[Gets up on couch]
Brian Griffin: [while Lois rubs his skull] Oh. Ho,ho,ho,ho.
Diane Simmons: And now, Part 3 of Asian correspondent Tricia Takanawa's special report on sex.
Tricia Takanawa: Thank you, Diane. Sex... some people have it anonymously. "What kind of person might do that?" You might ask. Well, I'm about to find out. I just picked a complete stranger in a hotel bar, and he's in the bathroom, possibly ...
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Connections

Spoofs Logan's Run (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

All Out of Love
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Performed by Air Supply
Plays during the "Logan's Run" parody.
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Unexpectedly touching!
6 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The most subtle difference between Family Guy and something like South Park is that the characters are believable and the way they relate to each other is credible. In this episode, Brian is having a midlife crisis - he's seven years old in human terms (in case you didn't know, the maximum life expectancy of a dog is fourteen) and can't stop himself from peeing on the carpet. He blames it on Stewie at first, but when he's caught in the act he decides to see a psychiatrist. The unsettling truth comes out - he's in love with Lois, his owner's wife. This is the cue for a number of surprisingly sensitive (but also funny) scenes in which Brian gets hot under the dog collar watching Lois and Peter chasing each other with a hosepipe, Brian barely containing his emotions whilst he and Lois watch the news together, and Stewie flirting quite outrageously with his mother just to annoy the lovesick pooch! It's a testament to how well-made and thoughtful this series is that I actually felt myself not only identifying with Brian but also falling in love a little with Lois - well, who wouldn't sell their soul for such a sympathetic character who'd fight to the death for her husband and kids, and who cooks a mean 'noodle caboodle' with M&Ms substituting for paprika?! This episode revealed a new dimension to Family Guy, and helped me enjoy the series in a completely different light. No doubt the no-brainers whose idea of sophisticated humour is Cartman kicking somebody in the nuts would find themselves getting antsy during this show, but as Stewie would no doubt say, damn them to pus-filled blood-gutted hell!


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