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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks 

Chris becomes the toast of the New York art scene, after Peter uses one his painting as the car's window.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Antonio Monatti / Stephen King / Carney / Neptune / Satan / Artist / Bing Crosby / David Leisure / Art Museum Manager / Doorman / Walt Disney / Big Bird / Bird #1 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Kathy Griffin / Broadway Actress / Little Boy (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Satan's Assistant / Bobby Williams (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Candice Bergen ... Murphy Brown (voice)
Faith Ford ... Corky Sherwood / Pretty Woman (voice)
Mike Henry ... (voice)
Charles Kimbrough ... Jim Dial (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Minnie Mouse / Kate Moss (voice)
Joe Regalbuto ... Frank Fontana / Bull / Editor (voice)
Joey Slotnick ... Angry Man / Bob / Carter (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Bonnie Swanson (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


Peter is out driving with one of Chris' paintings in his car when a man stops him and offers to buy the painting. The man turns out to be a famous art critic from New York, who insists that Chris come with him to develop his talent. While everyone is thrilled at first, Chris starts to feel some misgivings over all that has changed in his life, and uses his art to explore what's really important to him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Antonio Monatti changes Chris' name to Christobel, this is possibly a reference to real-life conceptual artist Christo. See more »


Brian claims to have hung out with Warhol in the 70s but not only is Brian a dog and couldn't be that old we know for a fact he is only 7 years old. See more »


[Peter and Meg are sitting on a bench in Central Park by the ice rink. Meg does a bird call and a pigeon flies over]
[Meanwhile, Brian skates by and executes a perfect triple axel]
Peter Griffin: Wow, that's amazing!
Brian Griffin: Oh, thanks. I roomed with Scott Hamilton in prep school. Nothing happened.
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References Empty Nest (1988) See more »

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