Peter's Sister

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"Peter's Sister"
Family Guy episode
Peter's sister visits Quahog.jpg
Karen Griffin arrives in Quahog
Episode no. Season 14
Episode 6
Directed by John Holmquist
Written by Tom Devanney
Production code DACX04
Original air date November 15, 2015 (2015-11-15)
Guest appearance(s)

Kate McKinnon as Karen "Heavy Flo" Griffin
Belita Moreno as Rosario Vargas

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"Peter's Sister" is the sixth episode of the fourteenth season of the animated sitcom Family Guy, and the 255th episode overall. It aired on Fox in the United States on November 15, 2015, and is written by Tom Devanney and directed by John Holmquist.[1] The episode guest stars Kate McKinnon as Peter's sister, Karen.[2]

Plot[edit]

Lois returns from shopping for Thanksgiving and is not happy about the holiday due to lack of help from the Griffins. Meg brings in the mail which includes a letter from Peter's sister Karen, who the family has never heard about. Lois mentions they are estranged due to bad blood between the siblings. She writes that she is visiting for Thanksgiving because their mom Thelma has died and she has no one else to be with.

On Thanksgiving, the Griffin Family, Glenn Quagmire, the Brown Family and the Swanson Family are enjoying the holiday while watching a "What we now know" version of The Cosby Show. When Karen arrives, the family except for Peter is happy to meet her as she greets him with a fart to the face like he does to Meg. Joe, Glenn, and Cleveland recognize her as professional wrestler "Heavy Flo." In the kitchen, Peter gripes about having his sister over with the way she treats him. During dinner, she embarrasses him further with stories of their youth and encroaches on his traditions. During a family football game, Karen nearly chokes Peter unconscious when she pulls her signature wrestling move, the Toxic Shock, on him.

As Karen badly mistreats Peter, leaving him to stutter in words and eventually, urinate his pants due to abusive, Meg is the only person who notices it because the way Peter is abused by Karen is very similar to the ways that Peter abuses his daughter. She tells Peter that she knows what he's going through and that she understands that his behavior is based in what happened to him, and that he has to stand up to Karen or she'll continue to bully him forever. He's too afraid to do so because of what she could do to him but he changes his mind when Meg tells him that it'll cause the abuse between the two parties to stop. Peter decides to become a lady wrestler to defeat Karen in the ring. Peter dons the disguise of "Maxie Patty" and gets training from Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe which turns out to be useless.

During one of her matches, Peter confronts his sister in his disguise and calls her out getting an invitation to face her. She immediately begins to wallop him but when he blurts out her name she is aware of who it is as they continue their match. But when Karen is about to break Peter's arms, Meg arrives in the wrestling alias of "Teen Laqueefa" and knocks Karen unconscious with a folding chair. She reveals herself to Peter, who thanks her for it. Peter also apologizes for his bad treatment towards Meg, confirming her earlier theory about his mistreatment towards her being based on being mistreated by Karen, which Meg understands and forgives him for. As Peter and Meg hug each other, Stewie comes into the ring inside a limousine dressed as a pimp and has an African-American prostitute with him hoping to take over the show (as during the fight, Peter mentions that Stewie is next in line to be in charge of the show if he kicks the bucket). Then Stewie sees that Peter is alive and is disappointed.

At the Griffin home, Lois is concerned about Karen's well-being, as it was mentioned that fake folding chairs were used in wrestling matches and Meg hit Karen with a metal folding chair that put Karen into a coma. Peter assures her that she will be fine. Peter then gets a phone call from the doctor where he is told that Karen is not in fact fine and needs an immediate blood transfusion. Peter states to the doctor that he doesn't want to check to see if he is the same blood type as Karen and decides to leave Karen to her own devices, leading this family members to look at him with concern but not say or do anything as the episode ends.

Reception[edit]

The episode received an audience of 2.91 million, making it the most watched show on Fox that night.[3] John Schwartz of Bubbleblabber gave the episode a 9/10.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shows A-Z - family guy on fox". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ "Comic-Con: 'Family Guy' Enlists Kate McKinnon as Peter's Sister". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  3. ^ Porter, Rick (November 17, 2015). "Sunday final ratings: 'Madam Secretary' adjusts up, 'CSI: Cyber' rises vs. last week". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Review: Family Guy "Peter's Sister"". Bubbleblabber. Retrieved 2017-04-10.

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