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Mind Over Murder 

Under house arrest, Peter transforms the basement into a bar, where Lois' singing becomes the main attraction.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Announcer / Bicuspid / Boy / Charlie / Elderly Naked Priest / Ernie / Faun / Guy #2 / Incisor / Man / Parent #2 / Spy (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Loretta Brown / Housewives (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Drunk Guy / Refree (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Mr. Weed (voice)
Butch Hartman Butch Hartman ... (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Wally Wingert ... Various (voice)
Alex Rocco ... Soccer Mom (voice)
Leslie Uggams ... Herself (voice)
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Storyline

When Peter goes to Chris' soccer game, he inadvertently punches a pregnant woman he thought was a man. Restless under house arrest, Peter turns the basement into a bar and Lois ends up stealing the show. Meanwhile, Stewie attempts to create a time machine to avoid teething pain.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Mind Over Murder", like the titles of the first three episodes of the season, was inspired by 1930s and 1940s radio programs, particularly the radio thriller anthology Suspense, which featured several elements pertaining to death and murder. This convention was dropped in the fifth episode of the season, Family Guy: A Hero Sits Next Door (1999), partly to make the episodes easier to distinguish by their titles. See more »

Goofs

The Griffin's basement gradually grows in size throughout the episode. See more »

Quotes

The Pawtucket Patriot: Come Hither and Give Heed.
Peter Griffin: Woah, woah, woah. I don't swing that way pal!
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Connections

References Pong (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Sung by Lois
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Really Funny!
16 December 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fourth episode in Season One of Family Guy is a really funny episode that has some memorable jokes, witty pop culture references, and a pretty good overall story. The characters are getting better with each episode and I particularly liked the dramatic/comedic interplay between Peter Griffin and his wife. For popular culture references, I really liked the Narnia/Tumnus reference.

This episode, "Mind Over Murder" is about how Peter gets placed under house arrest for mistakenly punching a pregnant woman so he opens a bar in his basement. Things get real when all his guests are entertained by his wife.

Overall, this is a really funny episode that has plenty of jokes to keep the usual fan entertained. I really like the stupidity of Peter Griffin, especially in this episode. I rate this episode 9/10.


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