The Grim Reaper pays a visit to the Griffin household, after Peter fakes his death on an insurance form to avoid paying a hefty hospital ball.


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Episode cast overview:
Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Dr. Elmer Hartman / Biker #2 / Dr. Kevorkian / Elliott / Executioner / Freddy Krueger / Hitler / Male Flight Attenden (voice)
Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Additional Voices (voice)
Diane Simmons (voice)
Scout on Plane / Miss Jacobs (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Cleveland Brown (voice)
Cara Newman Ruyle ...
Scout on Plane (voice) (as Cara Newman)
Danny Smith ...
Jack (voice)


To avoid paying an expensive hospital bill, Peter says he's dead on the sign-out sheet. When chasing Peter down, Death twists his ankle and Peter must take his place. Written by Bukue_One

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

21 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only time where Death is voiced by Norm MacDonald. In all subsequent appearances, Death is voiced by Adam Carolla. See more »


At the Hitler parody the number to call "213-DU WERDEST EINE KRANKENSCHWESTER BRAUCHEN!!!" is seen on the screen, also spoken by Hitler. This is a threat spoken in (wrong) German language translating roughly to "You will need a nurse!". Correct German would have been: "Du WIRST eine Krankenschwester brauchen!!!" See more »


Death: [car is shown rocking with Death and girl having sex inside] Oh yes. Oh yes!
Girl: Oh oh oh oh yes...
[girl dies due to Death touching her]
Death: Oh man! Not again! I'm going to be a virgin for ever... or am I?
[car starts rocking again]
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References Dawson's Creek (1998) See more »

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The One Where Peter Becomes Death...
30 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so funny. I just love it. It's definitely one of my favorite episodes from Season 2, as well as the entire series. I've seen it so many times. Over and over.

In this episode, Peter tries to get out of an expensive hospital bill, so he writes on his sign- out form that he's dead. Death comes to collect him, only to find out that he's still alive. So, Death cases Peter and he twists his ankle. Because of this, Peter has to fill in as Death. He doesn't want to do it in the beginning, but by the end of the episode, he enjoys doing the job.

Fun Fact: This episode was meant for Season 1, but aired with Season 2, that is why Lacey Chabert voices Meg, instead of Mila Kunis.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10.

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