Family Guy: Hell Comes to Quahog
Things started out on a good note with Red Dawn the musical and the who's that kind of drunk bit. I thought the roller skating montage was well done too. And they just kept coming. Pepperidge Farms remembers, the Ice Man's trail to the gay club, and Hummer guy were all good. "Yeah, Rumsfeld!"
I did think it was curious to have the car salesman angle in both American Dad and Family Guy on the same night. And it's worth mentioning that American Dad was solid again. That really wasn't the focus here though. What was great to see was that the jokes were good and so fast. I loved Peter doing the park ranger a favor by killing Yogi, and while the Ghost Whisperer joke was cheap and obvious, it was still pretty funny. Kind of like the Richard Gere joke.
One part of the episode that fell a little flat for me was idiot Peter working at the store. For me, it's a fine line when they go retarded with Peter. Sometimes it plays really funny, and sometimes it just gets annoying. Coloring, plunger nipples, and hiding in the clothes racks were just meh for me. They did pay off well when it led to Meg not firing Peter, and then Peter refusing to acknowledge her at the end of the show.
While not necessarily a critique of this episode, I am a little concerned with the direction of Stewie. More and more he seems to be moving away from the evil genius bent on the destruction of Lois, and more toward just being a weird gay baby. That works on occasion, and the spit on me scene was funny, but I prefer the old Stewie and hope that we see his return soon.
And that will do it for a while. Once again, baseball will rear it's ugly head and there will be no more new Family Guy until the beginning of November.