Confined to house arrest, Peter opens a bar in the basement.

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Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Announcer / Bicuspid / Boy / Charlie / Elderly Naked Priest / Ernie / Faun / Guy #2 / Incisor / Man / Parent #2 / Quagmire / Spy (voice)
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After inadvertently punching out a pregnant woman, Peter is sentenced to house arrest. Bored out of his mind, he gets an inspiration to build a bar down in the basement so that his friends will want to hang out there. Meanwhile, Stewie is going through his first teething pains, and so tries to invent a time machine to bypass the painful experience. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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25 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Per the title parody, the term "Mind Over Matter" was used in reference to paranormal phenomena such as extra-sensory perception and psychokinesis during the 1960s and 1970s. See more »

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When Peter first goes down into the basement, there is no railing on the stairs. One suddenly appears later in the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Man: Wow, Lois Griffin. Hey, I love your act! Nice melons.
Peter Griffin: Hey, listen pal!
Lois Griffin: Peter, I'm holding melons.
[She is shown holding two watermelons in front of her chest]
Peter Griffin: Oh.
Man: And her hooters ain't bad either.
Peter Griffin: Now hang on a second there!
Lois Griffin: Peter, I'm holding hooters!
[She has two owls perched on her arm, still holding the melons]
Peter Griffin: Oh, sorry.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Lois
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Really Funny!
16 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fourth episode in Season One of Family Guy is a really funny episode that has some memorable jokes, witty pop culture references, and a pretty good overall story. The characters are getting better with each episode and I particularly liked the dramatic/comedic interplay between Peter Griffin and his wife. For popular culture references, I really liked the Narnia/Tumnus reference.

This episode, "Mind Over Murder" is about how Peter gets placed under house arrest for mistakenly punching a pregnant woman so he opens a bar in his basement. Things get real when all his guests are entertained by his wife.

Overall, this is a really funny episode that has plenty of jokes to keep the usual fan entertained. I really like the stupidity of Peter Griffin, especially in this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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