"Family Guy" Screwed the Pooch (TV Episode 2001) Poster

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Annoying spoiler
nathanstaples828 March 2015
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I would like to give a ten out of ten but it's always annoying when they ruin a movie the one in case is citizen Kane as i was planning on watching it but they have spoiled the ending because they think that just because a movie is old that everyone has seen it so thanks for spoiling one of the supposed best film of all time. i would also like to say that i am an avid family guy fan so . I mean how would you like it if I told you that the ending of shutter island is that he imagined it all and that Kevin spacey made his whole story and is not crippled but the mastermind in the usual suspects. I found this episode good but there wasn't enough cutaways gags and one liners. I don't know what to write and am just rambling now simply to get my review ready for submission. Has anyone seen the new series the last man on earth and want to discuss it? Anyone on grindr
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Good episode spoiled by the unoriginal ending...
zone4621 February 2006
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By Season 3, Family Guy was facing permanent cancellation. Many of the original writers that made the (superior) second season Family Guy at its best had left after a long hiatus from 2000-2001. Of course, I'd much rather watch Season 3 than the new crap they're shoveling out and calling Season 4...

Anyway, this episode. It had its moments, especially the interaction between Peter and Lois's dad. A prime example is when Peter tries learning French to be act more sophisticated around him:

Peter: Bonjour, Mr. Pewterschmidt.

Lois's Dad: Did Peter have a stroke?

But this episode as a whole is nothing special. The basic premise, Brian and his puppies, mirrors the Simpsons episode "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" which first aired about six years before this one. Some scenes, like the one at the racetrack, are very similar to the ones in that particular Simpsons episode. However, the biggest downer was the ending: the female was carrying puppies that looked like Ted Turner, clearly implying that Turner had sex with the dog. This ending was pretty much identical to a very early South Park episode entitled "Elephant Makes Love to a Pig," which originally aired in 1997. Now, I don't know if the writers of this episode saw that particular South Park episode (I doubt it), but the similarities between the resolutions knocks this episode down a few points for me.

Around this point in Family Guy's original run, the show was already experiencing a slow, downward slide, which had intensified by the end of the third season, and led to its eventual cancellation in early 2002 (along with pitifully low ratings). The resurrection of the show didn't help this slide at all. But, like I previously mentioned, I'd still rather watch this episode than any of Season 4, especially with crap-fests like "The Courtship of Stewie's Father", "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz", "Petarded" or "Brian the Bachelor" being produced. It's too bad popularity ruined a once-great show that at least ended while it was ahead (albeit unintentionally).

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6/10
The One Where Peter Tries To Become Cultured...
Taylor Kingston25 June 2016
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I don't mind this episode. I don't love it, and it certainly isn't one of my favorites from the series, or even this season, but it's still worth watching.

In this episode, Peter has always wanted to be accepted by Lois' parents, so now he's making an effort to become more cultured, so he'll fit in more. He's eventually invited to play poker with Carter's friends, Bill Gates, Michael Eisner, and Ted Turner. He surprisingly is able to win them over. Meanwhile, Brian's libido is running a bit wild, and eventually has "relations" with one of Carter's prize racing dogs, which doesn't help Peter's case, and ends up being worthless to them again.

Best part of this episode: Peter.

Worst part of this episode: Brian.

Overall, I give this episode a 6 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Good.
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