Family Guy Review: That Peter Ain't Right

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Family Guy's "Bigfat" went downhill very quickly.

It started off with a sudden American Dad crossover that was at least entertaining because hey, American Dad is a good show. Then, it turned into a dream sequence with Hank Hill before eventually becoming a Family Guy homage to the King of the Hill title sequence.

Peter Turns Feral

The rest of the episode? Well, the plot never really felt like it got going on one consistent thread.

Peter, Joe, and Quagmire wound up wanting to go to Montreal because Quagmire knew French (and that they have great strip clubs)... then their plane crashed after Peter did a Twilight Zone homage.

Then they ended up having to survive in the wilderness, with Peter getting lost while Joe and Quagmire were found. We then jumped ahead two months. There was even an unnecessary "we weren't looking for him because we thought he was black" joke that felt racist and too immediate to be sensical, much less funny.

There was a "new pope" joke at the beginning that fell flat because of the actual new pope taking a new name. Most of the quips felt like they were in the show's recent far-too-low-brow style. Some of the randomness was funny, at least, especially Consuela being a curling champion.

Peter going feral didn't really last long enough, nor had any great comic consequences. It just wasn't nearly as funny as it could or should have been, minus perhaps Peter getting his humanity back by way of wanting Meg to shut up. It all felt like an extremely-missed opportunity.

It was all half-baked. Survival was a theme in the Family Guy Season 11 premiere. Most of the jokes felt like lazy references that should have gone further than they did. None of the plot threads were given any room to develop. This could have been a lot better than it turned out to be, but instead was just mostly mediocre. Still, it had the King of the Hill homage, which justified the whole half-hour.

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Bigfat Review

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Family Guy Season 11 Episode 17 Quotes

Joe: You speak French?
Quagmire: Sure, they love me in France!

Dammit! I always wake up before I find out if they can understand the baby!

Hank Hill