Family Guy: Season 6, Episode 9

Back to the Woods (17 Feb. 2008)

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James Woods gets his revenge on Peter by stealing his identity and moving in with his family. Peter responds by stealing Woods's identity and ruining his career.




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Episode credited cast:
Lois Griffin (voice)
Chris Griffin (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Cleveland Brown (voice)
Diane Simmons (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rob's Ex / Spider-Man's Girlfriend (voice)
James Burkholder ...
Various (voice)
Kirker Butler ...
Various (voice)
Evil Dave ...
David Letterman (voice) (as David Van Dam)
Barry Manilow (voice)
Danny Smith ...
Various (voice)
Various (voice)
Various (voice)
Rob (voice)


At a Barry Manilow concert, Peter loses his wallet. However, a mystery culprit has found it and uses Peter's credit cards to steal his identity. Eventually, Peter and Brian determine that the suspect is James Woods, with whom Peter had an earlier run-in (and defeated by locking him in a crate inside a government warehouse). An embittered James is able to obtain a fraudulent identification card and literally takes over Peter's role as head of the household. The Griffins are outraged and want James arrested, but he fools Lt. Swanson into thinking he is Peter and has the real Peter escorted from "his" home. While James tries to establish himself as "Peter" (even going so far as to wearing Peter's clothing), the real Peter and Brian go to a hotel and plot their revenge ... by stealing James' identity in return. After Stewie presents Peter with a phony identification card of his own, he convinces the public that he is James Woods, all the while making rude and inconsiderate remarks to ruin... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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David Letterman: Welcome back to the program, ladies and gentlemen. Now please welcome out next guest Mr.James Woods.
[Peter shows up in a suit]
David Letterman: Wait a minute, you're not James Woods.
Peter Griffin: [shows Dave his cards] Oh I believe I am. Driver's licence. Social Security. American Master Card.
James Woods: What the hell is he doing?
David Letterman: Wow, I guess you are James Woods. Now let me understand what are you here to promote James?
Peter Griffin: Well Dave I have a hilarious new comedy coming out on HBO next month. It's all about 9/11. The movie's called ...
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The One Where James Woods Steals Peter's Identity...
26 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really like this episode. It's funny and it honestly makes me hate James Woods even more.

In this episode, determined to get his revenge, James Woods steals Peter's identity. So now, Peter is out on the street, and decides to get his own revenge. He does things with James' identity in return. He ruins his career, which serves him right. It's so funny how everyone reacts to James impersonating Peter. He even wears Peter's clothes. Douche move.

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

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