When Peter appears at Career Day for Chris's class, the kids are not impressed with his menial job at the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory; even nerdy pharmacist Mort Goldman receives a better response. Peter worries that he is stuck at a dead-end job within the company, so Lois encourages him to invite his boss, Mr. Weed, to dinner. When Mr. Weed mentions that he will promote Peter to head of toy development, Brian begins choking on a dinner roll. When Peter and Lois try to use the Heimlich Maneuver, the roll flies out of Brian's mouth and into Mr. Weed's, killing him. 
At Mr. Weed's funeral, Peter attempts to convince his co-workers of Mr. Weed's promise to promote him. Mr. Weed's videotaped will, however, reveals that immediately after his death the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is to be demolished to make way for the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. The building is immediately razed and all workers are laid-off. 
Peter has trouble finding a new career, and even tries to become a cheap hooker. Lois reminds him of his long-standing dream of becoming a Renaissance fair jouster. Peter remembers how he had a bad acid trip as a teenager- he jumped from a roof of the Renaissance fair while attempting to fly and was saved by a Black Knight (Will Ferrell). Peter enrolls in jousting training with Mort, displaying enthusiasm but little patience for speaking in "ye"s and "thou"s. When the Knight's girlfriend flirts with Peter, he bullies him into leaving the fair. Peter remains inconsolable despite his family's encouragement but decides to watch the joust from the stands.

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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Peter has invited his boss, Mr. Weed, over for dinner. When Mr. Weed arrives, the Griffin kids line up to say goodnight, as they will not be joining them for dinner. It is a parody of 'The Sound of Music' when the children sing 'So Long, Farewell' before the dinner party.

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Family Guy Season 3

# Title Air Date
Family Guy
3:1 The Thin White Line Jul 11, 2001
3:2 Brian Does Hollywood Jul 18, 2001
3:3 Mr Griffin Goes to Washington Jul 25, 2001
3:4 One If by Clam, Two If by Sea Aug 1, 2001
3:5 And the Wiener Is... Aug 8, 2001
3:6 Death Lives Aug 15, 2001
3:7 Lethal Weapons Aug 22, 2001
3:8 The Kiss Seen Around the World Aug 29, 2001
3:9 Mr. Saturday Knight Sep 5, 2001
3:10 A Fish Out of Water Sep 19, 2001
3:11 Emission Impossible Nov 8, 2001
3:12 To Love and Die in Dixie Nov 15, 2001
3:13 Screwed the Pooch Nov 29, 2001
3:14 Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother? Dec 6, 2001
3:15 Ready, Willing, and Disabled Dec 20, 2001
3:16 A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas Dec 21, 2001
3:17 Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows Jan 17, 2002
3:18 From Method to Madness Jan 24, 2002
3:19 Stuck Together, Torn Apart Jan 31, 2002
3:20 Road to Europe Feb 7, 2002
3:21 Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 Feb 14, 2002
3:22 When You Wish Upon a Weinstein Nov 9, 2003

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