Family Guy returns with all new episode as Peter attempts to convince Quahog that O.J. Simpson is innocent of crimes he committed over a decade ago. How did the residents react? Find out in this week's recap of "The Juice is Loose!"
Peter Griffin finds a winning ticket from a 1989 Honey Nut Cheerios contest that entitled him to play a round of golf with a celebrity of his choice. Peter, in 1989, chose none other than O.J. Simpson. The announcement does not go so well with family and friends though, as they attempt to explain to Peter the crimes that O.J. has been acquitted of. Peter asks if all this was covered on television. It is then found out that Peter is simply obsessed with the 1989 version of O.J.
Before I continue with the O.J. plot, let me briefly recap the first segment of this week's Family Guy. Peter is left babysitting Stewie. Peter, joined by Cleveland, Quagmire and Joe, have a teen girl's night in as they play "truth or dare." One noteworthy moment here is Cleveland and Joe's 15-second make-out session. As Peter and Quagmire freak out, Stewie comes down and says, "It's just two guys making out." Perhaps one day, Stewie will realize the homosexual he has within.
When Lois comes home to discover Stewie stuck on the roof (trying to fix the satellite dish), Peter attempts to distract her with a Conway Twitty performance. For those who read my recaps weekly, you will not be surprised to read as I say that this was the biggest waste of 2+ minutes. I hope that someone can agree with me. However, the minotaur with the head of Sean Connery did almost make up for the Twitty performance.
On to O.J. The guys strap a microphone on Peter during his golf outing with O.J. in hopes to squeeze a confession out of him. Another memorable quote is Peter's greeting to O.J.: "That's my name, don't put a knife in it." When his cover is blown, O.J. admits that he acted in "a few bad movies" and is not perfect. Peter feels sympathy and brings O.J. home. The Griffins, aside from Stewie, are not accepting of having this man in their home. Stewie, on the other hand, likes O.J.
Another memorable moment occurs when O.J. helps Lois take the lasagna out of the oven. When attempting to put on the oven mitt, it does not fit; it is just too small. He tries to take out the lasagna with his bare hands, but spills it on the floor which causes Lois to slip which is where Brian walks in with Lois looking like she was murdered. Just a false alarm people!
In a final attempt to convince Quahog that O.J. is innocent, Peter decides to throw him a party. An angry mob with torches and tridents come marching to give O.J. the old boot. Did anyone notice the chicken in the mob? I was expecting another chicken fight here...maybe next week?
O.J. gives his "everyone is not perfect" speech that converts the residents as believers of his innocence. Just when it looks like a happy ending, O.J. violently kills three people before fleeing, with an angry mob behind. The episode ends with Peter saying, "I guess he did it."
Alright everyone, I'll be a bit more enthusiastic this week. I did enjoy this episode, but that does not include the Conway Twitty clip. That was simply a filler. If you are going to show me Conway Twitty, just show me a blank screen or even commercials. No offense Twitty fans out there!
Overall, it was a good episode. It was also a "lost episode" dated March 2007. It provided just enough laughs to survive the 20-some minutes of material that the writers were able to squeeze out.
As always, I will now leave this open to your comments, concerns and corrections! Don't forget to tune in next week as FG returns with an all-new episode.
returns with all new episode as Peter attempts to convince Quahog that O.J. Simpson is innocent of crimes he committed over a decade ago. How did the residents react? Find out in this week's recap of "The Juice is Loose!"