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The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz 

During one of his visits Peter's father, Francis, discovers that Stewie has never been baptized, so without Lois' permission Peter and Francis go to church and have him baptized. Upon ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Aquaman / Vern / Jesus / Fonzie / Additional Voices (voice)
Lois Griffin (voice)
Chris Griffin (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Paula Abdul (voice)
Diane Simmons (voice)
Howard Cunningham (voice)
Bill Lumbergh / Priest (voice)
Francis Griffin (voice)
Himself (voice)
Bruce the Shark (voice)
Parishoner #2 / Doctor (voice)
Sherry Romito ...
Joanie / Nancy / Young Wife (voice)
Marion Cunningham (voice)


During one of his visits Peter's father, Francis, discovers that Stewie has never been baptized, so without Lois' permission Peter and Francis go to church and have him baptized. Upon discovering this, Lois convinces Peter that Stewie should have been able to worship whomever he wanted regardless of his father's religion. Naturally Peter interprets Lois' wisdom the wrong way so decides to start his own religious group that praises the television character, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. Written by Bukue_One

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18 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title is based on the Christian concept of the Trinity that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three persons, but the same being. The character "The Fonz" played by Henry Winkler from the television series Happy Days (1974) is also referenced. See more »


When Peter decides to be a Mormon, he has 3 wives. The Mormon religion outlawed polygamy (the act of taking many wives) over a hundred years ago (though possibly deliberate since Peter is a moron.) See more »


Bill Lumbergh: Yeah, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and not complain about this. Oh, and if you could go ahead and sit at the kids' table, that'd be great.
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References Newhart (1982) See more »


Rock Around the Clock
Written by Max Freedman and James E. Myers
Performed by Bill Haley
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Not funny
19 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I didn't laugh once during this episode. I love the first 2 seasons but this one has just gone down the crapper. Now the writers are more concerned with trying to offend as many people as possible (although biased - there are countless slams against Republicans, conservatives, Bush, and religion). In the first 2 seasons it was more than tolerable because it was funny. It seems the writers now have a political agenda and are just trying to enforce their views on everyone. In this episode we get to watch Brian (as the moral compass) comment on religion as simply sheep doing whatever someone tells them to do, and how religious people are weak-minded that the evil take advantage of and exploit. Perhaps the writers are making fun of Brian and his pseudo- intellectualism, but more often than not these lines seem forced and thrown in, as if the writers just wanted their opinion to be heard. It takes you out of the episode and just feels awkward.

I watch Family Guy to laugh, not to be told what the writers think is right or wrong. Please go back to doing what you do best, which is being funny.

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