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The King Is Dead 

Lois becomes the director of the Quahog Player's Theatre, until Peter becomes producer and changes everything.


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

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Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / God / William Shatner / Robert Kimble / Happy Go Lucky Co-Workers / Albert Einstein / Monkey #1 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Loretta Brown / Mexican #2 (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Sean Penn / Monkey #2 (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... (voice) (as Phil Lamarr)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


Lois gets the job of director for the Quahog community theater and decides to do a production of The King and I. Peter gets upset when he isn't chosen for a part, so Lois decides to make it up to him by naming him the producer. The changes that Peter then insists on create so much disruption for Lois, however, that she quits in anger and leaves him in charge. Free to express his own vision, Peter puts on a show that few will ever forget. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

28 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the performance of Peter's rendition of the King and I many former characters can be seen. Included are the kids from Stewie's foster home, Mr. weeds, Chris's scout master, and oddly enough, William Shatner...even though in the family guy universe William Shatner should be dead. See more »


Einstein's position in the Patent Office was evaluating patent applications for electromagnetic devices (see anywhere). The submission for 'Relativity' would never have got to his window. See more »


Lois Griffin: [auditioning cast members] Stewie! Do you wanna try out for Mommy's play?
Stewie Griffin: [ascending the stage, soberly] "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer, by the son of York. And all - "
Lois Griffin: [interrupts] Just sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider".
Stewie Griffin: [infuriated] HOW DARE you reduce my finely-hewn thespian style into mere Mother Gooseries?
Lois Griffin: [oblivious] OK, sing "Baa Baa Black Sheep".
Stewie Griffin: [simmering] You know, Mother, as first lady of the American stage Helen Hayes once said..."I'm going to KILL you!"
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References Michael Sembello: Maniac (1983) See more »


Anna Rules
Music by Walter Murphy
Lyrics by Craig Hoffman
Performed by Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, and the chorus
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The king died after season 2
28 August 2016 | by connorkabbesSee all my reviews

*Review Disclaimer: I originally watched this episode when I was like 12*

This may not be the best plot for a family guy episode. However, it does have the funniest cut away gags I believe in all of the show.

Like I said in the disclaimer, I watched this when I was 12. Nevertheless, I re-watched this episode recently and laughed just as hard like I was an immature kid all over again.

Simple plot: lois becomes director of The King and I Musical. Peter tries out but doesn't make the cut. Lois makes Peter "Producer" Peter screws up the whole show.

Tangent here, I'm honestly surprised at how mediocre the ratings of the first 2 seasons are. Especially when they have objectively the best jokes in the show.

Wraping up a review no one will see of a episode no one remembers from 14 years ago

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