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Family Guy Review: "Welcome Back Carter"

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After this season started with two "special" episodes, this week's installment was the first episode of the season we'd consider just a normal episode of Family Guy.  This week's misadventure?  Peter walked in on his father-in-law having an affair.

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"Welcome Back Carter" started off strong from there with the guys convincing Peter to use his knowledge to blackmail Carter.  There was some hilarious limousine jousting and catch phrases, before Peter accidentally let the a-bomb drop.

From there, the jokes quickly dropped off, save for some hilarious, racists moments by Carter as he attempted to pick up women as a bachelor.  Attempting to give Babs some strength, she didn't just take back Carter after his infidelity without some begging.

However, w we wouldn't be shocked if they're just together next time we see them with no mention of this ever again.  There goes some potential character development.

Also back this week were the cutaway gags and there were plenty, including a pretty funny jab at Jonathan Lipnicki.  We've never been a huge fan of the cutaways, and will always prefer the in-show jokes.  Now for our favorite Family Guy quotes from the episode:

Peter: Hey Babs, settle something for us. I wanted to bring an owl, but Lois wouldn't me. Could you accommodate an owl?
Babs: I suppose there's some room in the owlery, but I can't be certain. | permalink
Carter: Now let's kiss while the camera pans over to the drapes. | permalink
Peter: Take it up with my butt, he's the only one that gives a crap. | permalink

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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (24 Votes)

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The season premiere was still the best episode of the season, but this was the second best.

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Mixed feelings on this episode. While it isn't nearly as bad as the other episodes this season (which were absolute throw-aways), it's also not up to the level of past seasons that were just gems. Some jokes hit the bullseye, while others missed so badly the arrow is still aimlessly flying around trying to be relevant. Maybe FG needs to be cancelled again so Seth will take this show seriously. The only thing worse than the latest Family Guy episodes are the latest Cleveland Show episodes. And that's not saying much. American Dad has been decent lately.

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This was a redeaming episode for me, because i absolutly hated last weeks episode. This was a breath of fresh air, back to the great cutaways, the most memorable would be the french police sirens. overall just a funny Family Guy episode, i liked it and its starting to get back to what family guy was. 5/5

Family Guy Season 9 Episode 3 Quotes

Peter: Hey Babs, settle something for us. I wanted to bring an owl, but Lois wouldn't me. Could you accommodate an owl?
Babs: I suppose there's some room in the owlery, but I can't be certain.

Now let's kiss while the camera pans over to the drapes.

Carter