Peter coaches Joe to victory in the Special People's Games.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Diane Simmons (voice)
David Berry ...
Herself (voice)
John G. Brennan ...
Mort Goldman (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
Himself (voice)
Cleveland Brown (voice)
Mark Hentemann ...
Phone Guy (voice)
Bea Arthur (voice)
Danny Smith ...
Evil Monkey / District Attorney / Agent / Jim Kaplan (voice)
Joe Swanson (voice)
Mayor Adam West (voice)


After letting a crook escape, Joe falls into a deep depression. Peter tries to snap him out of it by talking him into competing in the Special People's Games. Though Joe frequently starts to lose hope, Peter keeps encouraging him to go the distance. When the final event comes and Joe is having a hard time keeping up, Peter decides that he may need more than verbal encouragement and gives Joe a little something extra for strength. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy



Release Date:

20 December 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the common proverb: Ready, Willing and Able. See more »


When Joe chases the money thief for the second time, the thief once again knocks down garbage cans to slow Joe down.

The frames where Joe jumps the garbage cans for the second time are the same as the frames from the first chase scene.

However, first time round, the thief runs away to the right, and the second time to the left, so the street is the wrong way round for his dodge the second time. See more »


Peter Griffin: Say, what happened to the car wash thief?
Joe Swanson: Ironically, I severed his spine when I landed on him.
Peter Griffin: Looks like you got more competition at next year's special people's games, huh?
Joe Swanson: Nope, he's dead.
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