Season: 14 / Episode: 1
Pilling Them Softly
Date: September 27, 2015
This Television Episode refers to Iron Chef
When neither Quagmire nor Peter wants to give up his cooking show, the network executive suggests they settle it with a cookoff, Iron Chef style.
Stewie has an attention problem at school, so Lois takes him to Dr. Hartman, who promptly gives him a prescription to treat ADHD. When Stewie takes the pills, he becomes totally drugged out. Brian is initially upset about this, but when Meg mentions the benefits of it, he decides to try it himself. They both become so hooked on it that they do various wacky things. Brian and Stewie eventually decide to go to Connecticut and see George R. R. Martin to impress him with an elaborate system Brian made for a book, but Martin declines it and figured out the drug he's on. Ultimately, they both decide that they don't need the pills and return home, but when they leave, another Martin shows up on a motor scooter and claims that the Martin present is an impostor. Meanwhile, Quagmire shows off his cooking skills and, based upon a suggestion from Lois, decides to have his own cooking show. The producer agrees to hire him, but only if Peter joins him due to his silliness. Quagmire agrees, but Peter's antics irk him until he finally discharges Peter, so the director decides to give him his own cooking show, which turns out to be more successful than Quagmire's due to Peter's silliness, but when Quagmire calls it an insult to cooking, the director decides to have them compete in a cook off. Joe helps Quagmire with the competition as Cleveland assists Peter with it. During a montage, Joe and Quagmire focus on cooking while Cleveland and Peter goof off. At the competition, the secret ingredient is butter, which turns out to be a dish Peter is good at cooking at. While cooking, Joe eventually destroys Quagmire's cooking supplies, sealing his defeat. Peter, seeing this, has a sudden change of heart and devours his meal for Quagmire to achieve victory. Quagmire is touched by Peter's sacrifice, but decides to forgo the show to preserve their good will to each other.