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Family Guy Episode: "Big Man on Hippocampus"

Season 8, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Peter gets amnesia after hitting his head on the set of "Family Feud" during a scuffle with the host, and he must relearn everything, including sex. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a voice cameo as himself.
Original Air Date: Jan 3, 2010
Guest Cast Adrianne Palicki: Tiffany Rick Pasqualone: Crocodile Dundee Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: Himself Ralph Garman: Producer
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Season 8, Episode 10
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Aired: 1/3/2010
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Family Guy Episode Recap: "FOX-y Lady" Season 8, Episode 10

This week on Family Guy, Peter and Chris join creative minds to create a new cartoon show while Lois takes on a new role as a FOX news reporter. Did "Handi-quacks" prove to be a hit? How did Lois do when given a special assignment? Find out and comment on this week's recap of "FOX-y Lady!"

June 12th is the new official date for digital television, but for the Griffins, it was March 22nd. Peter and the guys are obsessed with a new FOX reporter who could give Lois a run for her money! Wait, did I just...never mind. Let's move on. In preparation of the digital transition, Peter and Brian purchase a new 46'' high definition flat screen television. Ok, it wasn't 46" but that would be my guess. The true test for the high definition is the news reporter on FOX, but when she finally appears in HD, she is nothing but an old, saggy woman. No offense intended.

After the "FOXY-y" news reporter is immediately shipped to Guantanamo Bay, an opening becomes available. Enter Lois Griffin. When offered the job, she is told to accept it for FOX's sake. I agree. Before I continue with Lois' plot, let me make a comment on the HD. It was so clear that Ellen DeGeneres' breath could be seen. It was fishy apparently. Oh...did anyone notice Seth Rogen appearing for a 2nd week in a row on FG?

Anyways, Lois is asked to cover a major story; Michael Moore. According to sources, Moore is gay and having an affair with someone. When Lois goes into the field, she discovers Rush Limbaugh leaving Moore's house. After FOX decides to not pursue the story (because Rush is a friend of FOX), Lois and Brian decide to chase the story themselves. Long story short, Michael Moore turns out to be Rush, but wait...there's more. Michael Moore really is not Michael Moore. Michael Moore is Fred Savage? Completely random! Was there supposed to be some humor here? Feel free to disagree, but I did not see any.  It seems that Fred created many characters to continue his career. Michael Moore, Rush Limbaugh and Malcolm-Jamal Warner were a few. In the end, thanks to Lois, Fred Savage rejuvenates his career.

In the other storyline to this week's episode, Chris and Peter (and Meg) develop a new cartoon show called "Handi-quacks." Get it? Ducks that are handicapped. I must admit, I did find the intro to the show funny. Three ducks crossing the street to get soda, but get hit by a bus.... Well, the song goes something like that! Meg is eventually kicked out of the creative team for not contributing humorous ideas like the fact that the ducks own a wood stove. Come on Meg! I absolutely loved Peter and Chris' private meetings in the kitchen.

Toward the end, Peter finally pitches the program to the network only to have his negotiations backfire. When he is offered to have the show run his way, Peter says no and admits that he failed. This reminded me of the episode where Peter wins a free boat, but takes the mystery box because it may have a boat inside of it also.

In the end, Peter does not get his show aired and Lois leaves FOX. All in all, a pretty dull episode, but with some bright humorous spots. Let me recap some of my favorites:

1. Quagmire admitting he is 61 years old, but looks young thanks to carrots?

2. Lois running home after getting the job at FOX. Just like Charlie (Willy Wonka) but in the falling style of Peter. Lois trips in front of the house and grabs her breast while painfully shouting, "aah...aah," until commercial break. This was good, but I admit that I enjoy Peter's better.

3. And my most memorable moment was (drum roll)...Stewie finding pleasure in putting a whole banana in his mouth. Stewie yells at Lois for not cutting his banana and instead, puts the whole banana in his mouth, only to enjoy it. Ah folks...one day. Stewie is bound to discover his true self.

Alright, we reach that point where I invite you to correct and/or comment on anything from this week's episode. As I leave this open to all of you, I will tell you that overall, the episode looked like it had potential, but definitely did not perform to its best.

Until next week!

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This week on Family Guy, Peter and Chris join creative minds to create a new cartoon show while Lois takes on a new role as a FOX news reporter. Did "Handi-quacks" prove to be a hit? How did Lois do when given a special assignment? Find out and comment on this week's recap of "FOX-y Lady!" read more

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Premiered: May 01, 2005, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Animated antics of the constantly grousing Griffins, a family that put some fun in dysfunctional. While dad Peter is a tad dim and lazy, mom Lois is none of the above. Then there are hapless teens Meg and Chris; sassy baby Stewie, who's wise (and a wise guy) beyond his years; and family dog Brian, who might be the smartest of the lot. Series creator Seth MacFarlane voices many of the regular characters. In 2002, Fox dumped the show, but revived it in 2005 after it became a top-selling DVD.

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