Who wants to live in Ko-rea...
Nothing like Peter to come up with a song that sticks in your mind like "Candy, Quahog Marshmallow"! But more importantly, can you imagine Quahog without Quagmire? Who would say "Giggity"? Cleveland?
The best Family Guy episodes are the ones that are nonsensical, silly, and not-so-serious (unlike Family Guy Season 14 Episode 9); the ones that make you laugh, shake your head at clever humor, and allow you to immerse yourself in idiocy.
Family Guy Season 14 Episode 10 is one of the best.
Considering this is Quagmire-centric, it's no surprise that sex surrounds every aspect this time around. There are some extremely clever references and some just blatantly funny.
Overall, it all worked.
Even Joe got in on the fun when he teased Quagmire about the "Dickies" Ida left behind at the show's start. It was a roll-your-eyes kind of laugh, but a laugh nonetheless, one that you don't get too often from Joe.
But the episode really gets rolling after the guys find a video of a soap opera Quagmire starred in when he was in Korea. It's in Korean, and even though none of it makes any sense (even with English subtitles), Peter, Joe, and Cleveland fully immerse themselves into this world, and go on a binge-watching fest.
When it turns out that the finale is missing, Peter, being Peter, comes up with the idea of traveling to Korea to search for it.
Nothing like Family Guy to mock binge-watching. It is ridiculous, isn't it? As is the whole "shipping" concept which gets its shot when the guys find out that Quagmire and his co-star were involved with each other outside of the show. Talk about a "squee" moment.
But the best part of the whole segment was when Quagmire was introduced to his kitty grandkids. Clever. Very clever. Oh, and it was in the music video too. Nice move.
Though, I have to say that I could have done without Cleveland's, "Giggity." But maybe it's just because I don't like Cleveland. He's a mockery of himself, to say the least.
Anyway, Quagmire decides he's not going back home (I love how sometimes Quagmire tries to be normal), so Peter does what he does best and comes up with a stupid idea. Only this time his stupid idea is awesome! The music video is the highlight of this entire episode. So colorful, nonsensical, offensive, and entertaining. It does what every absurd pop song with a snappy hook does: stick in your head. Can we get "Candy, Quahog Marshmallow" on iTunes, please?
Eventually, Quagmire comes to his senses and leads a flash mob into a condensed version of the song for even more hilarious ridiculousness.
Not so ridiculous were the cutaways this time around. They haven't been that good lately, but the writers made up for it. The best ones were the Shawshank Redemption's poster controversy (will that ever die??), and Ashton Kutcher's, Dr. Lee Pet Engine Cooking Bag. How did he even do that with a straight face, or better yet, how many takes before he kept a straight face?
There was so much to love about this episode from beginning to end and almost everything in between. It was definitely a K-pop joyride.
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