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Mind Over Murder 

Peter copes with his house arrest by transforming the basement into a successful nightclub; Stevie tries to bypass teething pain by creating a time machine.

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Diane Simmons (voice)
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Butch Hartman ...
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Cleveland Brown (voice)
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Storyline

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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Animation | Comedy

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25 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Stewie's time travel device uses a flux capacitor, just like that of the DeLorean in Back to the Future (1985). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[while Peter is changing Stewie]
Stewie: No, you idiot. That's not baby powder, that's paprika. Ahhhhhh. Take that.
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Connections

References Home Improvement (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Rain on My Parade
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Sung by Lois
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Really Funny!
16 December 2013 | by 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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