Fore, Father

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"Fore, Father"
Family Guy episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 21
Directed by Scott Wood
Written by Bobby Bowman
Production code 2ACX16
Original air date August 1, 2000
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"Fore, Father" is the 21st episode from the second season of the FOX animated series Family Guy. It is the 28th episode of the show, the season two finale, and the final episode before the show was officially canceled. It was renewed in 2001, but yet again canceled in 2002. This episode is rated TV-14 DS.

Plot[edit]

When Lois asks her family to help her with spring cleaning, Peter attempts to clean the house with a hose. This task ends up with damage to the house, and he is told by Lois to go somewhere else. He decides to go camping with Joe and Cleveland. While camping, Peter leaves Chris to guard the food supplies while he goes fishing with his friends. Upon returning, Peter, Joe, and Cleveland find all of the food missing. Chris apologizes for messing up the trip and Peter admits to Chris that he was a bad father to him. He volunteers his friends as Chris' new father, but none come forward.

Later, Chris gets a job at a putting green while Peter coaches Cleveland, Jr. at golf, despite Cleveland's warning that his son gets distracted easily. While Chris is sat outside his house, Glenn Quagmire asks him what is wrong. Chris tells him that Peter has been a bad father to him, and Quagmire helps him by being his temporary father. Chris does not enjoy his time with Quagmire, and returns to the putting green, where Cleveland, Jr. is about to win a tournament when he kicks the golf ball Peter threw, and runs away. At the end, Peter and Chris make up, and vandalize cars with golf balls.

Meanwhile, Stewie uses Brian's books to create papier-mache replicas of sets from old television programs. Brian becomes angry with Stewie, but Stewie gets protected by Lois. To make things up, Lois brings Brian some of Peter's books, all themed around Mr. T. As revenge against Stewie, Brian makes him believe that the vaccine shots he received are some kind of mind control from Lois. Stewie ends up hallucinating.

Reception[edit]

In his 2009 review, Ahsan Haque of IGN, rating it a 9.3/10, called "Fore, Father" a "strong episode, and a fantastic way to close out the second season".[1]

In September 2010, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane said on Twitter that he believes "Fore, Father" is the least funny episode of the show ever produced,[2] retracting an earlier statement about "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haque, Ahsan. "Family Guy: "Fore, Father" Review". IGN. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ Seth MacFarlane's Twitter post
  • S. Callaghan, "Fore, Father". Family Guy: The Official Episode Guide Seasons 1–3. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. 123–127.

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