Meg gets the lead story in her school paper, but it's not the one she wrote.

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Chris Griffin / Neil Goldman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Meg Griffin (voice)
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Sherry (voice)
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Storyline

Needing more extracurriculars to get into college, Meg signs up as a reporter with the school newspaper. Through persistence and shrewd investigating she lands a scoop exposing Mayor Adam West's incompetence. Thinking her story is too boring, Peter writes his own article accusing Luke Perry of homosexuality and smuggles it into the news office. The next morning, Meg's story is the talk of the school, but a certain Mr. Perry isn't too happy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In "The Story on Page One", the cover of the TV Guide featuring the likeness of 'Luke Perry' says in the bottom right corner, "If you can read this Family Guy is on the air". The gag reflects on the ever-uncertain airing of the show by Fox due to its content each week, and the writers in the second season often thought they would lose their jobs any day while in production. See more »

Goofs

The Dean, reading off the transcript, states that Meg's name has only three letters. Peter and Lois go along with this observation. However "Meg" is only her nickname. As already established in previous episodes, (including one that showed a copy of her birth certificate)"Megan" is her actual name and would also be the name listed on her transcript. See more »

Quotes

Peter Griffin: [in Sunday School with several children during story time] And when you die, you go to a wonderful place called heaven.
[children gasp in delight, Peter starts laughing]
Peter Griffin: Nah, I'm just yankin' ya, you'll all rot in the ground.
[children look horrified]
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Spoofs Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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The One Where Peter's Fake Story...
6 August 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. It's so funny. It's so much fun when they include real people into fictional shows.

In this episode, Meg wants to be a reporter with her high school's newspaper, so she gets a story about Mayor Adam West's corruption. Peter thinks the story is boring, and will never get her a spot on the team, so he writes a new story, and swaps it with Meg's. The story is about Luke Perry being gay, and when she finds out what Peter did, after everyone congratulates her, she is furious. Peter decides that no one can be mad at him if Luke Perry really is gay. So he tries to seduce him to get proof.

Best part of the episode: When Peter tries to seduce Luke Perry.

Overall, I give this episode an 8 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Awesome.


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