Peter discovers that Jesus Christ is working at a used record store and Quahog, and sets out to let everyone know that he has come back.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Griffin (voice)
Meg Griffin (voice)
Cleveland Brown (voice)
Dane Cook (voice)
Woman (voice)
Kirker Butler ...
George W. Bush (voice)
Steve Callaghan ...
James Dean / Quahog Citizen #1 (voice)
Waiter / Passerby / Crowd (voice)
Manager / Scientist / Maitre d' / Guy (voice)
Mark Hentemann ...
Male Voices / Audience Member #1 (voice)
Russ Leatherman ...
Moviefone Guy (voice)
Star Jones (voice) (as Debra Skelton)


The Griffins visit a 50s-style diner, where the wait staff dress as celebrities from that decade. Peter hears his favorite song, "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen, on the jukebox and begins dancing and acting stupid. When one of the employees removes the record from the jukebox - the song came out in late 1963, nearly four years after the end of the 1950s decade - Peter buys the record, takes it home and plays it endlessly. He winds up driving everyone crazy with his obsessive fixation on the song; Chris is driven to the brink, while Lois is appalled when she gets a call from the bank stating that Peter had withdrawn most of their savings account (to produce an insipid public service announcement built around "Surfin' Bird"). Eventually, Brian and Stewie decide they need to take action and, in the middle of the night, team up to steal the record. The next morning, Peter realizes the record is missing and sets out to buy another copy, only to find that "a dog and a baby" have already ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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5 October 2008 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the 1960's fantasy sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie (1964)' about an astronaut who finds a mischievous female genie and starred Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden. See more »


Stewie Griffin: [Surfin' Bird is playing for the umpteenth time, and they're both on the couch feeling exasperated] Brian?
Brian Griffin: Yeah?
Stewie Griffin: I don't feel so good.
[a stream of blood starts to trickle from his nose]
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Surfin' Bird
Written by Al Frazier, John Harris, Turner Wilson Jr.. and Carl White
Performed by The Trashmen
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I sure have heard
14 September 2010 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I saw this episode yesterday and enjoyed it quite a lot. I've always thought Surfin' Bird was a cool song. I first heard it in a commercial for a chocolate in Norway (similar to Mars bar) then later in Full Metal Jacket. Now, here's Peter spelling it out the lyrics for me as well. I loved how he was always setting up situations where he could start singing Surfin' Bird. There's also something oddly familiar about how certain songs get to you. Honestly, I didn't tire of it and the last joke completely cracked me up. Then there's Jesus... I always enjoy a good religious satire. In this case, Jesus got off a bit lightly compared to say... James Woods, but all in all a funny episode.

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