Family Guy (1999– )
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I Never Met the Dead Man 

Peter goes into shock, after he disabled the entire Quahog cable system while giving Meg driving lessons; Stewie plots to rid the world of broccoli.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Amish Man / Announcer / Bigfoot / Construction Worker / DMV Tester / Doctor / Ension Ricky / Ernie / Fat Kid / Groundskeeper / Horse / Kirk / Man #3 / Manson / Mr. Sun / Old Guy / Ponch / Principal / Scooby-Doo / Sipowitz / Street Punk / Wile E. Coyote / William Shatner / Willy Wonka (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Gorgeous Woman (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Stage Manager (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Butch Hartman Butch Hartman ... Various (voice)
Aaron Lustig ... Various (voice)
Joey Slotnick ... Various (voice)
Frank Welker ... Fred Jones / Additional Voices (voice) (as Frank W. Welker)


While teaching Meg to drive, Peter crashes into a satellite dish and knocks out the city's cable. He goes crazy without television, until Lois suggests he spend more time with his family. This plan initially works but backfires when Peter drives the family nuts. Meanwhile, after Lois forces Stewie to eat his broccoli, he attempts to destroy all vegetables by building a weather control device.

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


When William Shatner comes to the front door, he turns his head for just a moment, and he is bald for just that one moment. See more »


When Lois and Peter are in bed, Peter's glasses (dis)appear during shots. See more »


Lois Griffin: You should spend some time with our kids, Peter. And with me.
Peter Griffin: Uh, what could me and you do together?
[Lois giggles]
Peter Griffin: Lois. You've got a sick mind.
Lois Griffin: Peter, I'm talking about making love.
Peter Griffin: Oh. I thought you wanted us to murder the children and harvest their organs for beer money.
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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Throw Everything At The Wall
2 June 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

The MO of the show seems to be: throw so many jokes at the wall that surely some of them will be funny enough to stick. The rest will hopefully be passed over and forgotten. I have to say it works - as long as you can keep finding good quick jokes.

This episode was fine - but relied too much on William Shatner references that I feel took up minutes of screen time. I mean ... it's less funny when you keep doing it over and over. Bad sign.

I like how Stewie incorporates children's toys into his evil mastermind inventions - very cute concept.

It's a decent enough Episode but it's ultimately forgettable and I don't need to see it again.

Funny that Lacey Chabert voiced Meg in this one.

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Release Date:

11 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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