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Wasted Talent 

Lois learns that Peter is a drunken savant when it comes to playing the piano, after he goes on a drinking binge to win one of Pawtucket Pat's silver scrolls.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Announcer / Old Man / Gary Miller / Gazoo / James Brolin / Museum Guide / The Don / Cap'n Crunch / Co-Worker / Piano Boy / Herb / Peter's High School Friend / Cop / Brain Cell (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Barbra Streisand / Piano Boy's Mom (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Teenager (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Cheech Marin (voice)
Adam Carolla ... Death (voice)
Gary Cole ... Jerry Nelson / Various (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Michael McKean ... Pawtucket Pat (voice)
Jonathan Osser ... Jonas / Jimmy (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Password Announcer / Fred Rubin (voice)
Nicole Sullivan ... Alexis Radcliffe (voice)
Julia Sweeney ... Woman in Bar (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


In an attempt to win a tour of the Pawtucket Brewery, Peter drinks an insane amount of beer. In the process, Lois discovers that as long as Peter is wasted, he can play the piano like a professional. This gives her an idea to enter him in the town piano contest to show up a rival piano teacher. Will Peter's brain survive long enough to savor victory? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Gene Wilder was wanted for the role of Pawtucket Pat, but he declined. See more »


When Peter is playing the piano in the bar the amount of beer in the glasses of his friends changes from full, to empty, then back to full within a few seconds. See more »


Mayor Adam West: All right, listen to me you long-neck bastard. You give me the scroll and I make you Head of Sanitation Services for the entire city. It's a do-nothing job, sweetcake.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the episode, there is a scene parodying The Incredible Hulk (1977) with Stewie hitch-hiking down a country road while the ending theme plays. See more »


Spoofs The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) See more »


Love is All Around
Music by Sonny Curtis
Played by Peter on the piano.
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27 July 2008 | by micro_hendySee all my reviews

In the face of over a hundred episodes "Wasted Talent" shines through as, in my opinion, the greatest "Family Guy" episode ever. With a story-line that starts off with a brilliant spoof, the best of it's kind, and leads on to a climactic finish with plenty of action, laugh-out-loud funny jokes and amazing music, as always. What Seth & Co. have done is turn a show already brimming with excellence into a guideline for how adult cartoon comedy should be done.

This kind of episode makes it perfectly clear that "Family Guy" is not only the funniest show on television but the best too, of course, that's just my opinion.

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25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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