Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2 Review: Foxx in the Men House

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It's a wonder Peter has any friends at all. 

On Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2, Peter decides that the guys are too lame to be his friends after he meets a paramedic who he thinks is the epitome of cool.

Peter should be celebrating Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe every chance he gets. They are the only people besides Lois who would ever tolerate his poor behavior.

Peter and Foxx - Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2

I wasn't particularly fond of this episode of Family Guy. The laughs were far and few between, and it was a bit of a disappointment after such a strong season opener.

Peter discovers women's bathrooms are nicer than men's when he's at a Japanese restaurant with the family. Any man would find women's bathrooms amazing because some of them are pretty darn nice.

The one he goes into has candles and flowers and probably smells better than any other bathroom he's entered. Peter is fascinated by this and decides to go on a women's bathroom tour trying out different bathrooms in the mall and elsewhere. 

When he hits his head on the sink of one bathroom after sitting on the toilet too long, he wakes up to find himself being treated by an incredibly cool and handsome paramedic named Stryker Foxx.

Foxx doesn't ask any questions about why Peter was in the women's bathroom; he only offers him chicken fingers and margaritas. So we get Peter who sits on the toilet to binge watch a show with another guy bringing food into the bathroom.

Nice or not, it's still a bathroom, and that's the whole point. Men do weird things in the bathroom, and I'll never understand why they like to sit in there so long reading, watching TV, or doing whatever they do. 

For Peter, it is probably like a vacation.

Useful Stewie - Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2

Peter and Stryker hit it off almost immediately, and that's when Peter decides that Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe are just not cool enough for him. Peter is always trying to be something he's not.

He's never happy with who he is or what he's got. It's a shame because as dysfunctional as everything is in the Griffin household, Peter is a pretty lucky guy.

He's got great friends too, who even in his dream state decide to forgive him for being such an idiot. And that's what true friends do, right? They'll forgive all your idiocies because they love you for who you are.

One of the funniest parts of this whole episode is when Peter wears the wingsuit off the cliff, and Quagmire asks why he is wearing a douche suit. It says so much in so few words.

I mean who the hell goes wingsuiting anyway? I guess people who want to end up looking like bowls of tomato soup. The grilled cheese joke is gross but funny in a way only Family Guy can pull off. 

Peter Gets His Groove On - Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2

Other moments that elicit smiles, like Peter getting slopped by his own vomit on the one loop roller coaster and Meryl Streep getting an Oscar for the "Stay Out of  My Crapper" bit, but most everything else is forgettable, much like the Stewie pedophile joke.

Why would anyone find any humor in something like that? I'm not being prudish, people, I just don't see anything funny about it.

Almost everything related to Stewie makes me laugh (like texting Lois about hamburgers and meatballs), but the pedophile joke is unnecessary.

Is the Kathleen Turner joke supposed a reference to her incredible weight gain (the reason she's stealing people's stromboli's) or am I reading too much into that? Either way, it isn't funny, just stupid as sometimes Family Guy can be.

And is the NBA cutaway recycled? I seem to recall seeing that one before. What is that about? 

Oh, and the George Clooney bit; loved it! If Clooney is the second worst Batman, who is the first? I know who my vote would be. How about you guys?

It's bothersome that sometimes Family Guy is so inconsistent. It's not that I expect to laugh for an entire 20 minutes, but at least make it worthwhile. 

What do you guys think about "Foxx in the Men House"? What makes you laugh? What falls flat? Is it time for Family Guy to say goodbye?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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Foxx in the Men House Review

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Family Guy Season 16 Episode 2 Quotes

Anthropologie Associate: Sir. There's nothing strange or useless enough that we don't have here at Anthropologie.
Peter: I know one thing you don't have. Black customers.
Anthropologie Associate: Aaah! I'm melting!

Oh, Lois just texted. Burgers or meatballs for dinner? I'll text back for you. Same things, bitch, just different shapes.

Stewie [to Peter]