Family Guy (1999– )

When You Wish Upon a Weinstein 

Driven by his tilted views on Judaism, Peter goes from finding a Jewish accountant to throwing Chris a Bar Mitzvah to make him smart. Meanwhile, a group of angry Catholics are trying to hunt down Peter.


Dan Povenmire


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 6 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / William Shatner / Announcer / Doctor / Jerry / Monk / Noel Coward / Ralph Kramden / Teacher / Tony Robbins / Woody Allen / Gas Station Owner / Cloud #1 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Female Announcer / Midge / Nun Leader / Jewish Woman (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / The Penguin / Herschel (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Barker ... (voice)
Andrea Hutchman Andrea Hutchman ... (voice) (as Andrea Beutner)
Ricky Blitt Ricky Blitt ... Mordecai (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker / Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Louis Farrakhan (voice)
Ed McMahon ... Himself (voice)
Peter Riegert ... Max Weinstein (voice)
Mary Scheer ... (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Jim Kaplan (voice)
Ben Stein ... Rabbi Goldberg (voice)


After hearing about the good jobs his friends' lawyers and accountants are doing, Peter becomes fixated on the idea of Jews as mathematical and legal geniuses. Hoping to give Chris a chance for a better future than he can provide as a Catholic, Peter decides to have his son convert to Judaism at a quickie Las Vegas Bar Mitzvah in order to turn him smart. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

9 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scenes where Lois is pounding on the glass doors to break up the ceremony, and then all 3 escape in the back of a bus, is a nod to the ending of the film The Graduate. See more »


Peter and Chris are already in Las Vegas, waiting in line at the Bar Mitzvah Chapel when Lois learns where they've gone. She makes the two-day drive to Nevada and runs three miles to Las Vegas while they're still waiting. See more »


[Luke is about to perform laser eye surgery with his lightsaber]
Luke Skywalker: I just need to make a quick incision here and we should be all done, Mrs. Wilson.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Luke, use the Force.
Luke Skywalker: Really? I was just gonna make...
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Use - use the Force.
Luke Skywalker: Okay!
[Luke telepathically moves the lightsaber and cuts into the woman's skull]
Luke Skywalker: Are you happy?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I've never been happy.
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Alternate Versions

Some syndicated airings cut short the infamous "Quagmire reaching for his keys" scene. Also, all TV airings change the line "even though they killed our Lord" to the less-offensive "I don't think they killed our Lord" during the I Need a Jew song. See more »


References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


I Need A Jew
Performed by Seth MacFarlane
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