A visit to Brown University (Brian's alma mater) shows that Meg does not have enough extracurricular activities to be admitted, so Meg decides to write for her high school's paper. Meg's first story is an interview with Mayor West and his money-wasting investigation on water "theft". Mayor West shows Meg how the drain to his sink and his potted plants are stealing his water. Peter doesn't think that story will grab attention, so he replaces it with a story claiming Luke Perry is gay. When Perry reads this article, he files a lawsuit against the Griffins for libel. 
 
Meg is deeply upset, but Peter, feeling responsible, promises to make it up to her. Trying to get Meg out of the suit, Peter tries to stage a photo of Perry acting gay through seduction, thus making the article seem valid, but Perry doesn't respond to his sexual antics (other than throwing up at the point of seeing Peter's buttocks). He finally confesses to Perry about what he did, who decides to drop all charges with the condition that Meg gets to interview him for a new article. Later, Peter gives Perry a copy of the revised article. Perry rushes back to bed with Mayor West who says he will have sex with Perry only if he would stop stealing his water. Perry agrees, although he has no idea what Mayor West is talking about. 
 
Meanwhile, frustrated with his short size, Stewie puts a mind control device on Chris to make him do his bidding, especially trying to kill Lois. The plan backfires when the device is shorted out by the microwave oven, causing Chris to turn on Stewie, though Stewie manages to evade him.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movie series...

Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
The scene when Luke Perry is first introduced, a woman shouting to him that it is time for dinner, taken directly from Star Wars.
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Terminator

This Movie Series is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
When Meg arrives at Mayor West's office to interview him, Mayor West is surprised that Meg can speak his language and wants to know if she is Sarah Connor (from the 'Terminator' film series).
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It refers to these movies...

Big

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Stewie wished to become big is a reference to the film Big.
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Ghost

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Peter tells Meg that she should get a part-time job, like he had when he was her age. Peter's job was as a 'Ghostbuster' and he is seen walking in on the romantic pottery scene in the film 'Ghost' and zaps Sam (Patrick Swayze).
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Ghostbusters
part of Ghostbusters

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Peter tells Meg that she should get a part-time job, like he had when he was her age. Peter's job was as a 'Ghostbuster' and he is seen walking in on the romantic pottery scene in the film 'Ghost' and zaps Sam (Patrick Swayze).
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School Ties

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
When Brian is recalling his days at the University, both the events he remembers are parodies from scenes in the film School Ties.
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The Wizard of Oz

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
When the Griffin family goes to see the dean, at the receptionist desk a man says, "No one sees the dean, not nobody, not no how!" A reference to the film The Wizard of Oz. Later in the episode, Peter tells Luke Perry that the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon synchronizes with The Wizard of Oz, which is often regarded as Dark Side of the Rainbow.
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Young Frankenstein

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This Movie is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
When Stewie is testing out his mind control device on Chris, they sing a part of Irving Berlin's "Puttin on the Ritz," a parody of Mel Brooks's film Young Frankenstein.
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It refers to these television series...

Beverly Hills, 90210

This Television Series is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Lois pleads with Luke Perry to drop the lawsuit against Meg. Lois calls Luke, 'Dylan', a reference to the character he played on the television series 'Beverly Hills, 90210'.
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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

This Television Series is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Peter says that he wanted to name Meg after Twiki, a robot from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
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It plays these songs...

Puttin' on the Ritz
written by

This Song is played in The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
When Stewie is testing out his mind control device on Chris, they sing a part of Irving Berlin's "Puttin on the Ritz," a parody of Mel Brooks's film Young Frankenstein.

It refers to these albums...

Dark Side of the Moon
performed by Pink Floyd

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This Album is referred to by The Story on Page One part of Family Guy Season 2
Peter tells Luke Perry that the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon synchronizes with The Wizard of Oz, which is often regarded as Dark Side of the Rainbow.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Family Guy Season 2

# Title Air Date
Family Guy
2:1 Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater Sep 23, 1999
2:2 Holy Crap Sep 30, 1999
2:3 Da Boom Dec 26, 1999
2:5 Love Thy Trophy Mar 14, 2000
2:6 Death is a Bitch Mar 21, 2000
2:7 The King is Dead Mar 28, 2000
2:8 I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar Mar 28, 2000
2:9 If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin' Apr 4, 2000
2:10 Running Mates Apr 11, 2000
2:11 A Picture is worth a 1,000 Bucks Apr 18, 2000
2:12 Fifteen Minutes of Shame Apr 25, 2000
2:13 Road to Rhode Island May 30, 2000
2:14 Let's Go to the Hop Jun 6, 2000
2:15 Dammit Janet! Jun 13, 2000
2:16 There's Something About Paulie Jun 27, 2000
2:17 He's Too Sexy for His Fat Jun 27, 2000
2:18 E. Peterbus Unum Jul 18, 2000
2:19 The Story on Page One Jul 18, 2000
2:20 Wasted Talent Jul 25, 2000
2:21 Fore Father Aug 1, 2000
2:4 Brian in Love Mar 7, 2001

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