Peter knocks out Quahog's cable transmitter while driving Meg home. Distraught, Peter resolves to steal the transmitter so he can have television in his house and convinces Meg to take the blame for the outage. The device is stolen by Stewie, who intends to use it to control the weather. Peter attaches a cardboard cutout in front of his face to pretend that the world is a television program. Meg, tired of public scorn, reveals the truth behind the cable outage; the citizens of Quahog threaten Peter with violence, but he is saved by Lois. Peter takes his family on recreational outings, but the family grows tired of the constant physical activity, prompting Peter to go on the outings with William Shatner. After the weather machine creates a huge rainstorm, Meg and Lois drive around searching for Peter, and Meg runs over Shatner and Peter; Peter is hospitalized. Peter watches television while he recovers, and becomes addicted to it once again.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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Creature from the Black Lagoon
part of Creature from the Black Lagoon

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This Movie is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
While fishing, the Griffins pull the Creature from the Black Lagoon monster from the water
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The Wizard of Oz

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This Movie is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Suffering from lack of TV, Peter has a dream about the Wizard of Oz
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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This Movie is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Brian claims that Peter cannot quit candy, and a parody of the Willy Wonka movie is shown where Peter is blown up like a large blueberry like what happened to Violet Beauregarde
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ALF

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
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Beverly Hills, 90210

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
When Peter is "watching" TV through his cardboard cutout, he considers Meg's school to be "90210"
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Bewitched

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Peter sees the cartoon Samantha Stephens from Bewitched in the tornado during the Wizard of Oz parody.
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CHiPs

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
A parody of CHiPs is used where Ponch pulls over a blonde to give out his phone number
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Gilligan's Island

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
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I Dream of Jeannie

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Peter sees Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
This episode features Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner.
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Lost in Space

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Peter sees Robby the Robot from Lost in Space
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NYPD Blue

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
While the cable is out, Peter talks with a friend on the phone about a episode of NYPD Blue
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Star Trek

This Television Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Peter doesn't want to take Meg driving because Star Trek is on. Later William Shatner says, "Beam me up God" which is both a reference to the "Beam me up Scotty" lines inStar Trek and a nod to his character Captain Kirk
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The Wonder Years

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Meg is given a Wonder Years-style voiceover
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Old Farmer's Almanac

This Book Series is referred to by I Never Met the Dead Man part of Family Guy Season 1
Stewie uses the Old Farmer's Almanac to learn that cold weather will kill broccoli.
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Family Guy Season 1

# Title Air Date
Family Guy
1:1 Death Has a Shadow Jan 31, 1999
1:2 I Never Met the Dead Man Apr 11, 1999
1:3 Chitty Chitty Death Bang Apr 18, 1999
1:4 Mind Over Murder Apr 25, 1999
1:5 A Hero Sits Next Door May 2, 1999
1:6 The Son Also Draws May 9, 1999
1:7 Portrait of a Dog May 16, 1999

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