Family Guy: Season 8, Episode 18

Quagmire's Dad (9 May 2010)

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Quagmire's dad comes to Quahog and announces that he's undergoing a sex change. And when Brian returns to town after a seminar, he accidentally makes the situation even more awkward.

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Quagmire's father, Dan, comes to Quahog for a visit. Peter and Joe meet him, hoping to learn what makes Dan's son tick, but they soon suspect that he might be a homosexual and share their suspicions with Quagmire. At a Naval ball held in Dan's honor (where naval officers lace their praise with double-entendre statements), Quagmire finally confronts his father and learns that he is "a woman trapped in a man's body" and is planning to have a sex-reassignment operation. Quagmire is deeply upset by this, and - despite the surgery being a success, Dan emerging as an attractive blonde woman named Ida, and his friends' support - Quagmire can't accept his father's new identity. Ida decides she and Quagmire need time apart and leaves for a hotel. Meanwhile, Brian has been out of town attending a seminar on creating a Web series and is unaware of what has transpired. On his way home, Brian stops at a hotel bar, where this subplot begins to merge with the main plot. Brian meets Ida, the two ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Typical Family Guy
6 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There's nothing shocking about this episode. This is the sort of thing the series has been doing since day one. What's shocking is anyone taking it seriously or literally. Family Guy hates on EVERYONE and it is done so blatantly and unreasonably that it simply cannot be taken seriously. We laugh at the stupidity and the ignorance. If you can't see through something that transparent, this certainly isn't the show for you. It's been well documented that they're simply holding a mirror up to society and saying "Hey! Do you see how stupid you are?". Those of us that know better laugh, because that's not us. I can't help but wonder why someone would watch the show knowing full well that everyone and everything is fair game. Was it OK until they picked on something near and dear to your heart? The show has touched on many subjects I can relate to and they've made fun of it mercilessly. But, again, I realize it's designed to make society take a look at themselves and realize just how stupid some of us are. And then they throw in some fart jokes and tangents just for good measure. Really, this was one of the more tame episodes in terms of bigotry and stereotypes. It also provided some TRUE information regarding Transgenders, and if you listen for it, you'll hear it.


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