Talk:When You Wish Upon a Weinstein

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Isn't this in Season Two? Sonic Mew | talk to me 04:14, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

It was produced with what became most of season 2, with production code 2ACX05. So it was produced between Let's Go to the Hop and Da Boom, both of which aired in 2000 as part of season 2. I'm unsure exactly when Fox planned to air it (the article says 2001, holding to the fact that most fans consider it part of season 3). Andy 04:03, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Da Boom actually aired at the end of 1999, but your speculation that the episode would have aired in 2000 rings true nonetheless. It wasn't until the episode completed postproduction that the FOX executives got jittery about the possibility of Jews being offended by the episode (this is mentioned in the controversy section of the article). Robert Happelberg 22:17, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
This episode is on the Season 2 DVDs in the UK.


Im pretty sure when Chris calls his math teacher Mr. Shackleford it is a reference to Michael "The Wizard of Odds" Shackleford —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:06, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Malcolm X or Louis Farrakhan?[edit]

I may be wrong about this, but isn't it Louis Farrakhan who delivers a speech written by Woody Allen, and not Malcolm X?

If that's supposed to be Louis Farrakhan then that would eliminate the "Malcolm X died before Soon-Yi Previn was even born" nit. Robert Happelberg 21:38, 13 August 2006 (UTC)


This is in no way meant to be taken as anti-semitism, but sometimes Hollywood's obsession with Jewish humour gets a little old to the 98% of Americans who are not Jewish. I'm Lutheran and I loved the (brief) gag in the Simpsons episode when Lisa "creates Lutherans."

I might know what you mean. Sometimes it seems like Judaism adherents and Catholics are the only religious groups used as source of humor on TV. (The mean-spirited humor in this was mostly directed at Catholics. Jewish people are portrayed as kind of "other", but not in a bad way. Catholicism was portrayed as a kind of mafia with nuns set to beat you up if you try to leave) I think that's because Protestants and Muslims aren't, on the whole, very funny. Still it's nice when they try to do jokes on other groups. The Simpsons' Lutheran joke was a kick and they might be the only source for Unitarian jokes on TV. They've even done jokes about Mennonites, maybe a play on Groening's ancestry, and who else does?--T. Anthony 04:16, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
This is a forum for discussing improvements to the article. Lots42 (talk) 10:50, 18 December 2008 (UTC)


In the last scene, when they are talking in the back of the bus, you can see part of a guitar on the left. Does anyone know why? Afterwards nothing happens with it. Is there an scene missing?--Nauki 14:47, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Anyone want to update this article about the lawsuit? [1] 02:53, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


"When the episode aired in Israel (where most of the people are Jewish), the original line appears" - I'm pretty sure most people are aware that a large percentage of Israelis are Jewish. The part in bold seems unneeded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

This is changed. Readers can read the Israel article if they don't understand the significance. / edg 16:16, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

This fact.[edit]

  • The FOX version of this episode edits the episode not only by replacing the "Even though they killed my Lord" line in the "I Need a Jew" song, but also by drastically shortening the part where Quagmire is searching his pockets for his car keys. This was done so it looks less like he’s masturbating in front of Lois.

Wait, I have hard times believing that, as far as I know they didn't air the episode at all, unless there is something I'm not getting... TheBlazikenMaster (talk) 01:12, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

this is true for when fox aired this episode. Although this episode aired on fox AFTER it aired on adult swim. Grande13 (talk) 01:41, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

TBS Censorship[edit]

The article states that the TBS version airs the line as "I don't think they killed my lord" instead of "Even though they killed my lord". However, I recently watched this episode on TBS, and the line was "Even though they killed my lord". Did they change it or something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Usually the first broadcast is the one that matters most. To present ongoing detail on how the show was broadcast each time on every network presents a problem with verifiability since no one network necessarily runs the same version every time, and we need either to be able to cite sources for each broadcast mentioned in the article, or demonstrate that a given network has a policy of only showing one particular version ever. Lacking that, statements like "TBS shows x version, but Fox only shows y version" should be avoided.
It might not be necessary to have this level of detail in the first place, Wikipedia being an encyclopedia after all, and not a fan site. / edg 23:19, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Here's something...[edit]

When Stewie gives Meg a "vision test", he holds up a black object and asks "What is this, a poopie or a Toblerone?", the image is not seen in detail. Has someone unscrambled the image? Do they know what it is? Is it a poopie? Is it a Toblerone? Is it something else? And, more importantly, is that person a Wikipedia member? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Um, the image was drawn as a blur. It can't be unscrambled. Lots42 (talk) 10:49, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Did this episode cause FG to get cancelled?[edit]

I had always understood that the controversy around this episode was one of the main things that caused Fox to cancel Family Guy. But I can't find it mentioned anywhere on Wikipedia. Am I wrong about that? The Family Guy articles don't really explain why Fox stopped the show. Weasel Fetlocks (talk) 10:49, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I've heard this rumor several times as fact, anyone have insight on this? (talk) 20:44, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  • How can a 'rumor' be 'fact'? Regardless, any speculation on this would not be suitable for the article; this would require excellent sources before being acceptable. DP76764 (Talk) 21:00, 18 March 2009 (UTC)


What's with all the relevance tags? Why not, at least, tag the whole section and not each bullet point. It looks cheesy. Lots42 (talk) 10:51, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

It looks cheesy cause it is cheesy.-- The Red Pen of Doom 18:11, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:When You Wish Upon a Weinstein/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Importance: High – initially banned by Fox network, plus Jewish interest. (Default importance for episodes is "Low".) Class: Start – typical quality for FG episode articles. / edg 13:40, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 13:40, 21 August 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 10:30, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Harvey Weinstein?[edit]

I am curious whether this is in any way related to Harvey Weinstein. It might have been predictive, if it were. Mister Sneeze A Lot (talk) 13:26, 25 October 2017 (UTC)