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song; Chris is driven to the brink, while Lois is appalled when she gets a call from the bank stating that Peter had withdrawn most of their savings account (to produce an insipid public service announcement built around "Surfin' Bird").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
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The scene where Brian and Stewie smash the record, is a parody of the film Office Space where 3 co-workers destroy a printer that continuously malfunctions. See more
[points to a bartender while singing Surfin' Bird
Hey, guy behind the counter. The bird is the word.
[to a young kid in a booth
Frightened little child, the bird is the word.
[opening the door to the ladies room
Lady on the toilet
[after she screams
The bird is the word. Hey don't you know about the bird?
Lady On The Toilet
Sure, everybody's heard that the bird is the word.
Written by Al Frazier
, John Harris
, Turner Wilson Jr.
. and Carl White
Performed by The Trashmen See more