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"Family Guy" Road to the Multiverse (TV Episode 2009) Poster

(TV Series)

(2009)

Trivia

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The fate of the Jewish character who comes to the door is inspired by the long-standing rumor that Walt Disney was a closet anti-Semite. Evidence is mostly circumstantial, although Walt certainly wasn't above using Jewish jokes of slightly questionable taste. (In The Opry House (1929), for instance, Mickey dances around dressed as a Hasidic Jew. One scene cut from Three Little Pigs (1933) even had the Wolf dressed up as a stereotypical Jewish peddler; the scene was changed after complaints came in from Jewish groups.)
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation - storyboard.
During the Disney-style sequence, references to at least five different Disney movies appear. Meg is drawn with Ursula's legs (The Little Mermaid), both Lois' clothes and the house are in the style of Snow White, the coffeepot talks (Beauty and the Beast), Peter flies in with the style of the crows from Dumbo, and Cleveland as a skunk is directly patterned on Flower (Bambi). (The Tinkerbell ending to the sequence, however, is a television reference; Wonderful World of Disney.)
The title is based on the series of "Road" films that starred Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.
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Despite this episode airing after the series premiere of The Cleveland Show (2009), Cleveland makes an appearance as the skunk in the Disney universe.
As the only episode to have reached a 9.0 star rating on IMdb, this is the highest rated episode of the series so far.
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This episode features a scene that makes fun of The Flintstones (1960): that program and Family Guy (1998) share a record as the only two animated television programs to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (in 1961 and 2009, respectively).
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The reason Brian and Stewie go to the first alternate universe is to see the genetic pig farm, though they never actually do.
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Whilst trapped in ice Stewie asks Brian to press the red button, which confuses Brian. All dogs are colour blind.
This episode was selected as the "Best freakin' Family Guy Episode" on BBC Three in May 2012.
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In the Japanese universe, the people of Quahog wear Edo-era clothing. Japanese Brian's collar contains the Kanji character of "dog".
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This is the 5th of the Road to... episodes.
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In the scene where Brian and Stewie see Hot Meg, in the censored version Stewie says "If you saw Lois you would have to put your penis in a wheel chair." but in the uncensored version he says "If you saw Lois, your penis would shoot right off your body."
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The song that plays while Sexy Meg walks down the street is Van Halen's "Drop Dead Legs."
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Universes Traveled:
  • No Christianity, and advanced technology
  • Flintstones
  • Major World Superpower, the US never dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and the Japanese invaded the US
  • Two-Headed People
  • Ice Age
  • Imminent Simultaneous Defecation
  • Disney
  • Robot Chicken
  • Apocalypse, Earth is plunged into World War III
  • Low-Resolution
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Homosexual Men
  • Cartoons become Reality or Reverse
  • Political Cartoon
  • One really faraway guy who yells compliments
  • Misleading Portraiture
Humans' and dogs' roles have been reversed.
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In the Dog World:
  • Lois is a cocker spaniel
  • Chris is a sheepdog
  • Meg is a bulldog
  • Stewie is a poodle
  • Joe is a Doberman pinscher
Tom Tucker is a mixed breed brown and yellow dog.
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