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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Chris Griffin (voice)
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Meg Griffin (voice)
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Cleveland Brown (voice)
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Dane Cook (voice)
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Woman (voice)
Kirker Butler ...
George W. Bush (voice)
Steve Callaghan ...
James Dean / Quahog Citizen #1 (voice)
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Manager / Scientist / Maitre d' / Guy (voice)
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Russ Leatherman ...
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Star Jones (voice) (as Debra Skelton)
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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song; Chris is driven to the brink, while Lois is appalled when she gets a call from the bank stating that Peter had withdrawn most of their savings account (to produce an insipid public service announcement built around "Surfin' Bird").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 <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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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 »

Quotes

Peter Griffin: Well I guess that's it then. Jesus is gone.
Lois Griffin: I sure am gonna miss him.
Peter Griffin: Me too. Although he did give me something right before he disappeared.
Lois Griffin: What?
Peter Griffin: Something very special Lois.
Meg Griffin: What is it, Dad?
Peter Griffin: What you haven't heard?
Stewie Griffin: Fuck!
[Peter starts singing to "Surfin' Bird"]
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References Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) See more »

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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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shades of "cartoon wars"
29 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Family guy is a guilty pleasure at best, the writers obviously suffer from ADD, which partly makes the show watchable. A couple years ago, South Park aired an episode ripping Family Guy and writers/manatees("Cartoon Wars"). In a rather odd form of flattery, Family Guy has since replied by airing remakes of South Park shows. This show where Jesus becomes a celebrity is bordering plagiarism against South Park episodes, particularly "Mexican Staring Frog of Sri Lanka", in which 'Jesus and Pals' plays for ratings sweeps. The surfing bird is just overkilled to being sickening. Repeating something stupid can be funny, if given the proper timing. If it goes too short, the joke is not understood, if it goes too long, it overplays its humor. I would think this is an elementary rule that any television writer would understand. But I obviously overestimate the ADD manatees!


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