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"Family Guy" New Kidney in Town (2011)

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Writers:
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
9 January 2011 (Season 9, Episode 8)
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Plot:
Peter needs a new kidney after he destroys his own by making his own energy drink, and Chris gets to introduce President Obama at his high school after he plagiarizes Meg's poem about hope. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Dr. Elmer Hartman / Barack Obama (voice)

Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin (voice)

Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)

Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)

Mike Henry ... (voice)
John G. Brennan ... Horace (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)

Yvette Nicole Brown ... Black Sassy Nurse (voice)

Drew Carey ... Drew Carey (voice)

Gary Cole ... Principal Shepherd (voice)

Ralph Garman ... (voice)

Christine Lakin ... Joyce Kinney (voice)

Rachael MacFarlane ... (voice)
Danny Smith ... (voice)

John Viener ... Flower (voice)

Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Megan Grano ... (voice)

Willie Aames ... Buddy Lembeck (archive footage) (uncredited)

Scott Baio ... Charles (archive footage) (uncredited)

Josie Davis ... Sarah Powell (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicole Eggert ... Jamie Powell (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sandra Kerns ... Ellen Powell (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Pete Michels 
James Purdum (supervising director)
Peter Shin (supervising director)
 
Writing credits
Seth MacFarlane (created by)

Seth MacFarlane (developed by) &
David Zuckerman (developed by)

Matt Harrigan (written by) &
Dave Willis (written by)

Alex Carter (staff writer)

Andrew Goldberg (staff writer)

Elaine Ko (staff writer)

Spencer Porter (staff writer)

Aaron Blitzstein (staff writer)

Produced by
Steve Callaghan .... executive producer
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong .... supervising producer
Tom Devanney .... co-executive producer
Kim Fertman .... co-producer
David A. Goodman .... executive producer
Mark Hentemann .... executive producer
John Jacobs .... consulting producer
Gary Janetti .... consulting producer
Seth MacFarlane .... executive producer
Patrick Meighan .... supervising producer
Brian Scully .... co-executive producer
Chris Sheridan .... executive producer
Danny Smith .... executive producer
Shannon Smith .... producer
Alec Sulkin .... co-executive producer
Kara Vallow .... producer
John Viener .... supervising producer
Wellesley Wild .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Elias 
 
Production Management
Brent Crowe .... production manager
Anjel Shehigian .... retake production supervisor
Charles Song .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bao Nguyen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David Boudreau .... storyboard revisionist
Andrew Burrell .... prop designer
Kristina Bustamante .... storyboard revisionist
Bev Chapman .... prop designer
Mark Covell .... storyboard revisionist
Francis Dinglasan .... storyboard revisionist
Louis Gallegos .... storyboard revisionist (as Louis C. Gallegos)
Raul Guerra .... storyboard artist
Megan Kelly .... storyboard revisionist
Ben Lane .... storyboard revisionist
Dante Leandado .... storyboard revisionist
Michael Loya .... storyboard artist
Erik Moxcey .... storyboard revisionist
Dave Sherburne .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Patrick S. Clark .... production sound mixer
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
Jordan Lezama .... assistant sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Tania Francisco .... compositing supervisor
 
Animation Department
Ed Acosta .... character designer
Doug Anderson .... animation production assistant
Breilyn Brantley .... retake production assistant
Peter R. Brown .... overseas animation supervisor
Mick Cassidy .... character designer
Ray Claffey .... animation timer
Jerilyn Dever .... animation timer
Leasa Elsele .... background designer
Hunilla Fodor .... animation timer
Fitzgerald Gonzalez .... retake production assistant
Gary Hall .... checker
Lisa Hallbauer .... animation production assistant
Chul Hee Han .... overseas animation director (as Chul-Hee Han)
Ken Hayashi .... character designer
Younghee Higa .... animation timer
Scott Hill .... animation production assistant
Kihong Jung .... overseas animation director (as Ki-Hong Jung)
Sylvia Keulen .... animation timer
Misoon Kim .... animation checker
Andi Klein .... timing supervisor
Dong-Young Lee .... overseas animation supervising director
Seth MacFarlane .... original character designer
Jeffrey A. Mertz .... background designer (as Jeff Mertz)
Mark Miraglia .... animation timer
Terry Pike .... overseas animation supervisor
Lindsey Pollard .... retake director
Tony Pulham .... background designer
Sharon Ross .... character designer
Adela Schwab .... lip assignment
Penelope Sevier .... checker
Chang-Woo Shin .... overseas animation director
Laura Smalec .... animation production assistant
Sang-Chul Son .... overseas animation director (as Sang-Chul Shon)
Audrey Stedman .... background designer
Yelena Tokman .... color designer
Neil Wade .... animation production assistant
Ken Yi .... background designer
Alex Zabolotsky .... color designer
 
Editorial Department
Eric Brown .... assistant editor
Sean Isroelit .... animatic editor
Monica Lee .... animatic editor
Alessandra Rizzotti .... post-production assistant
Rob Schulbaum .... animatic editor
Ray Valenzuela .... animatic editor
Dave Woody .... animatic editor
 
Music Department
Bryan D. Arata .... orchestrator
Don Barrett .... orchestrator
Alex Borstein .... singer: theme song
Seth Green .... singer: theme song
Ron Jones .... composer: theme music
Seth MacFarlane .... composer: theme music
Seth MacFarlane .... singer: theme song
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica
Walter Murphy .... composer: theme music
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Todd Sheidenberger .... orchestrator
Joe Zimmerman .... music librarian
David Zuckerman .... composer: theme music
Michael Mishaw .... chorus singer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hayley Adams .... production assistant
Stuart Bam .... production coordinator
Jennifer Beltrami .... assistant office manager
Lauren Caltagirone .... assistant: Mark Hentemann
Nick Cofrancesco .... production coordinator (as Nicholas Cofrancesco)
Silvio Cuadra .... production coordinator
B.J. Ford .... first assistant accountant
Kristy Grant .... assistant: Chris Sheridan
David Ihlenfeld .... assistant: David A. Goodman
Artie Johann .... assistant: Seth MacFarlane
Michael T. Kennedy .... assistant: animation producer
Katie Krentz .... studio executive
Bridget Kyle .... assistant: Steve Callaghan
Josh Lehrman .... production assistant
Sam Littenberg-Weisberg .... assistant: Steve Callaghan
Kristin Long .... writers assistant
Christopher Ross Martin .... production assistant (as Christopher Ross Martin)
Anne Michaud .... production coordinator
Dan Navarro .... walla group
Sean Perry .... assistant to supervising directors
Marci Proietto .... production executive
Kat Purgal .... production assistant
Leslie E.A. Rider .... promotions coordinator
Jaydi Samuels .... assistant: Seth MacFarlane
Liddane Sanders .... production controller
Michael Upperco .... retake coordinator
Jason Weitzner .... assistant coordinator
Bradley Winters .... assistant to production executive
David Wright .... writers assistant
 

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Seth MacFarlane  created by
David Zuckerman  developed by

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Additional Details

Runtime:
22 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dr. Hartman mentions attempting to clone a chicken and says he ended up with "a man-sized chicken who was incredibly hostile". Peter then says "Doc, we'll have to have a talk about this later" This is a reference to the giant chicken Peter fights sometimes and gives an explanation to how he appeared.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dr. Hartman first appears, he has a suntan from his trip to Cancun. After the commercial break, he is no longer tan.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Bye Bye Birdie (1963)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The One Where Peter Needs A New Kidney..., 26 May 2015
Author: Taylor Kingston from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I love this episode. I think it's funny, interesting, and I love how they explain the giant chicken that Peter always fights.

In this episode, Peter constantly drinks an energy drink that he created, which ends up destroying his kidney. So he is in need of a new one. Brian offers one of his, but since they're so small, Peter would need to have both, leading Brian to die. Now, before you think about how sad it would be if Brian died, think about that fact that dog kidneys, as far as I know, aren't compatible with humans. Meanwhile, Chris gets to introduce President Obama to his high school after plagiarizes a poem written by Meg.

Fun Fact: Dr. Hartman mentions that he tried to clone a chicken, but ended up with a man- sized chicken who was incredibly hostile, this refers to the giant chicken Peter fights in many episodes.

Overall, I give this episode a 9 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Amazing.

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