Family Guy: Season 1, Episode 4

Mind Over Murder (25 Apr. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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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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Stewie's line "Shake me like a British nanny!" refers to Louise Woodward, a British nanny who was convicted of killing an eight month old baby by shaking it to death because it would not stop crying. See more »

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When Peter first returns home from fishing, he is wearing rubber boots. These turn into his normal shoes between shots. See more »

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Peter Griffin: I can't even watch tv anymore All the shows are starting to run together!
Announcer: This show contains adult content and is brought to you by the letter H.
Bert: [Bert and Ernie are spooning in bed together when the phone rings] Hello? Son of a bitch. I'm on my way.
[Hangs up, puts on a pair of dirty jeans and takes a swig of liquor]
Bert: Some poor bastard got his head blown off down at a place called Hooper's.
Ernie: Bert, I wish you wouldn't drink so much, Bert.
Bert: Well, Ernie, I wish you wouldn't eat cookies in the damn bed...
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Steam Heat
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Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
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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