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Play It Again, Brian 

Brian decides to declare his love for Lois as she and Peter accompany him to a writers' convention, and the Griffin kids are babysat by Herbert.


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Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown / John Herbert / Jaws / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Barth ... Brandee (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... BET Announcer (voice)
Bruce Lanoil ... (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Priest (voice)
Alec Sulkin ... (voice)
John Viener ... Gregory Peck / Emcee (voice)


Lois becomes fed up with Peter's immature antics and desire to be around his friends. Brian - who has just won an essay contest and is invited to a dinner at Martha's Vineyard to accept the award - invites Peter and Lois along, sensing time away from home might heal their differences. While Lois makes every attempt to work on their marriage by planning several activities, Peter continues to be his old self. At the awards ceremony, as Brian is reciting his poem, a highly intoxicated Peter arrives and makes a fool out of himself; at one point, he announces he has "married" Nathan Lane (despite incorrectly claiming that same-sex marriages are illegal in Massachusettes). An embarrassed Lois decides to enjoy her planned activities with Brian, and they have a great time. Later, Brian admits he wrote the poem for Lois. However, he loses self-control and makes an aggressive pass at Lois; he is kicked out of the room. The next morning, Peter learns about what happened and confronts Brian, and ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

2 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The music Cleveland is dancing to in the cutaway is "Everybody Everybody" by Black Box. See more »


Brian Griffin: [answers phone] Hello?
Stewie Griffin: Hey, Brian, it's me. I got a question for you. Herbert and I are playing Scattergories. Would you count Nyquil as a beverage? No, right?
Brian Griffin: No.
Stewie Griffin: Yea, not gonna fly, old man. Thanks Brian.
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References Peter & the Wolf (2006) See more »


Everybody, Everybody
Written by Daniele Davoli (as D. Davoli), M. Limoni and V. Semplici
Performed by Black Box and Mike Henry (as Cleveland Brown)
Played as Cleveland is shown performing on tour with Black Box
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A Family Guy Classic.
3 July 2013 | by TheFunkyBassSee all my reviews

Well, first of all, I just loved how Seth MacFarlane sang "As Time Goes By". His voice is just remarkable on this track. Truly, a very talented man.

Secondly, I liked the references to Woody Allen's "Play It Again, Sam", like the song "As Time Goes By" and the title's name itself. Can't say anymore without giving away spoilers of the episode and the movie. I laughed my head off at the Three's Company reference, you can really see Seth's love for 70's TV shows.

You can see many of the characteristics from Seth and Brian, like how they are both Scotch Whiskey aficionados. Overall, this was a great Family Guy episode, one that lives up to the standards of Season 4 (my personal favorite season).

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