Talk:The Courtship of Stewie's Father

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Former good article The Courtship of Stewie's Father was one of the Media and drama good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
June 9, 2006 Articles for deletion Kept
April 22, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
February 25, 2012 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Dubious[edit]

"The title is reference to the Star Wars novel "The Courtship of Princess Leia". Really? Wasn't there a popular black and white sitcom about a single dad, his kids and the dad's romances? I know Family Guy's creators are big Star Wars fans but naming an episode after a one-shot book? Lots42 (talk) 15:24, 19 March 2008 (UTC) I say its quite possible considering that Seth Macfarlane has admitted he's a star wars geek. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.115.82.239 (talk) 18:08, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

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  1. Is it well written?
    A. The prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct:
    {{subst:#if:"Transformers" need to be linked in the Production section. Same section, there's two "the", only one is needed.
I can't see anything relevant to The Transformers gag in the production section. Could you please elaborate on where it, exactly? Qst (talk) 15:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Its in the Production section. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:57, 22 April 2008 (UTC)|"Transformers" need to be linked in the Production section. Same section, there's two "the", only one is needed.
I can't see anything relevant to The Transformers gag in the production section. Could you please elaborate on where it, exactly? Qst (talk) 15:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Its in the Production section. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:57, 22 April 2008 (UTC)|}}
  1. B. It complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation:
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  2. Is it verifiable with no original research?
    A. It contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline:
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    B. All in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines:
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    C. It contains no original research:
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    D. It contains no copyright violations nor plagiarism: [[File:|16px|alt=|link=]]
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  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. It addresses the main aspects of the topic:
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    B. It stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style):
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  4. Is it neutral?
    It represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each:
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  5. Is it stable?
    It does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute:
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  6. Is it illustrated, if possible, by images?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:
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    B. Images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:
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  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
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--  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 23:46, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

I'll remove the unsourced statement in a minute, I must have missed that in my watchlist. Regarding the image, you seem to have misinterpreted the non-free content criteria; I have been on Wikipedia for a while now, and never have I seen a potential GA failed on this basis. Albums, episode articles, DVD season articles and many others pass GAC and even FAC with the resolution higher than 300. I can list several, should this be necessary. Other than that, everything is done. Qst (talk) 15:32, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh, that's my bad. ;) Thank you for catching my mistake on it. I would like to congratulate Qst, you know have a GA in your midst. Good work. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 21:57, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Internet Meme[edit]

I found out that the Brian's peanut butter jelly Dancing Banana thingy parody was actually an internet meme on YouTube. is it?TVB 15:47, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't know, but in any case I've removed Category:Internet memes, which is for the meme itself, not for things which reference or parody the meme; just as this article does not belong in Category:Indiana Jones films or Category:Transformers, also referenced in the episode. jnestorius(talk) 15:53, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
By adding that category you're assuming that the episode itself is a meme. The category says "internet memes" that means the memes are in that category. So when you add this category make sure you explain how the episode itself is a meme. Yeah, I agree with Jnestorius you might as well add the category Transformers since that's included in there too. TheBlazikenMaster (talk) 16:08, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Eisner[edit]

If I remember the production order correctly, in previous episodes Peter becomes good friends with Michael Eisner. Then in this episode, he battles him to the death. Was this mentioned elsewhere in any other episode? If so, it should be noted. Lots42 (talk) 09:55, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:The Courtship of Stewie's Father/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

I am listing this article for good article reassessment, due to the many unsourced claims, unsourced plot, aswell as linking problems (see above). The references need expanding (especially 7-8), IMDb is not a reliable source, the infobox need expanding (guest stars, who did they play, ect).

Example of unsourced claims:[edit]

  • "The reaction to the Peanut Butter Jelly Time scene astonished MacFarlane, as he believes it has become repetitious and annoying after he visited a karaoke bar in Hollywood and the club played it excessively. This scene was recreated in the ninth season episode "The Big Bang Theory" with Stewie being the one in the banana."
  • After talking to Brian, Stewie talks about fulfilling a life-long goal of taking pictures of Madison County, a reference to the book 'Bridges of Madison County'.
  • When Peter is depressed, Brian cheers him up by dressing up as a banana and sings Peanut Butter Jelly Time, a hit Flash animation short.
  • When Peter complains about his frustration on workplace, he is shown trying to conduct a chorus entirely made of Sand People from Star Wars, and, after they leave, Obi-Wan Kenobi replies that they will come back in greater number (much like in the original movie).
  • When Opie is promoted and replaced, the job is taken by Soundwave, a character from the TV series The Transformers.

Untill this is done, im questioning its GA status. I will do a thorough GA reassessment when these major points are fixed. On hold for 7 days. MayhemMario 15:30, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

It's been on hold for more than 7 days, and still no action has been taken. Failed. MayhemMario 12:00, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

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