Family Guy: Season 2, Episode 20

Wasted Talent (25 Jul. 2000)

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Peter becomes a master pianist as long as he's drunk.

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Storyline

In an attempt to win a tour of the Pawtucket Brewery, Peter drinks an insane amount of beer. In the process, Lois discovers that as long as Peter is wasted, he can play the piano like a professional. This gives her an idea to enter him in the town piano contest to show up a rival piano teacher. Will Peter's brain survive long enough to savor victory? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

A caricature of Seth McFarlane appears in the background several times, most prominently in "Wasted Talent" (2.20), next to Mary Tyler Moore as she throws her hat in the air. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Peter is playing at the piano competition, Lois pushes him towards the lower end of the piano, but the pitch of the notes rises - it should actually do the opposite as the keys at that end would play lower notes. See more »

Quotes

Chumba Wumbas: Chumba Wumba, gobbledy goo. Life isn't fair, it's sad but it's true. Chumba Wumba, gobbledy gee. When you poor legs are stiff as a tree. What do you do when you're stuck in a chair? Finding it hard to go up and down stairs? What do you think of the one you call God? Isn't his absence slightly odd? Maybe he's forgotten you. Chumba Wumba gobbledy gorse. Count yourself lucky, you're not a horse. They would turn you into dog food. Or to Chumba Wumba gobbledy glue.
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After the episode 'Wasted Talent', there is a scene parodying 'The Incredible Hulk' television show with Stewie hitch-hiking down a country road while the ending theme plays. See more »

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Spoofs Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Pure Inebriation
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Performed by Michael McKean
Parody of "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Masterful
27 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the face of over a hundred episodes "Wasted Talent" shines through as, in my opinion, the greatest "Family Guy" episode ever. With a story-line that starts off with a brilliant spoof, the best of it's kind, and leads on to a climactic finish with plenty of action, laugh-out-loud funny jokes and amazing music, as always. What Seth & Co. have done is turn a show already brimming with excellence into a guideline for how adult cartoon comedy should be done.

This kind of episode makes it perfectly clear that "Family Guy" is not only the funniest show on television but the best too, of course, that's just my opinion.


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