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Partial Terms of Endearment 

Lois agrees to become a surrogate mother for a friend who is unable to conceive a child of her own. But when the friend and her husband are killed in a car accident, Lois and Peter consider whether to terminate the pregnancy.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Dr. Elmer Hartman (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... (voice)
Gary Beach ... (voice)
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Mermaid (voice)
Jackson Douglas ... Dale Robinson (voice)
Ralph Garman ... (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... (voice)
Will Sasso ... (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Fourth Stooge (voice)
Alec Sulkin ... (voice)
Julia Sweeney ... Naomi Robinson (voice)
John Viener ... Abortion Video Spokesman (voice)
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Storyline

Lois meets up with an old friend, Naomi Robinson, at a college reunion event. Naomi requests Lois to do her a favor and to come to her house to discuss the matter. After Peter jumps to a series of conclusions about the "favor", Lois is asked to become a surrogate mother, as Naomi and her husband are unable to conceive a child of their own. Although Peter is upset, Lois agrees and the in vitro fertilization is performed. Peter tries several attempts to attack Lois and cause her to have a miscarriage, before confronting her one-on-one. Lois stands her ground, but then she and Peter learn that the Robinsons were killed in a car accident. Lois is devastated and, after a consultation with a family planning counselor, ultimately decides to terminate the pregnancy. However, as Peter is leaving the clinic, he is accosted by anti-abortion activists urging him to change his mind about aborting the baby; again, Lois stands her ground. That night, Peter and Lois argue their points abortion. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52748@yahoo.com>

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Is also aired on Netflix. See more »

Goofs

Naomi and her husband Dale bring a bottle of wine and state that it's best served chilled. It was a bottle of red wine and should be served at room temperature, whereas white wine is best served chilled. See more »

Quotes

Peter Griffin: I can't believe she went ahead and did it, after I specifically told her how I felt.
Brian Griffin: Well clearly she believed it was within her right to...
[begins sniffing the air]
Brian Griffin: Lois just peed on something.
[Quagmire pops through the window]
Glen Quagmire: Hey Brian, you picking up on that?
Brian Griffin: Yep.
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Connections

Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Did the writer's have an epiphany on this one?
23 June 2010 | by Nii-AryeeSee all my reviews

I've been having quite a struggle enjoying recent "Family Guy" episodes due to the fact that the plots seemed to get successively lamer. That was until I saw "Partial Terms of Endearment". Wow! This is one for my media ethics class. Seriously, the episode is really funny, inspirational and well written. In my humble opinion the Pro-Life/Pro-Choice question is a really difficult one to answer and I feel that this episode deals with the issue in a very lighthearted but somewhat respectful way. Even if you don't want to ponder on the subject and simply want to be entertained, this is by far one of the best "Family Guy" episodes that has come out in a while. Controversial, yes. Frikkin' funny? Hell yeah!


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