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Season 3  "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows"  3x17

Aired 17 years ago - Jan 17, 2002

When Brian is arrested for drunk driving, he's forced to do community service, which consists of helping Pearl, a middle-aged, agoraphobic, bitter woman. Brian gets so fed up with her insanity, that he storms out of her house. Later, Brian watches a television documentary that reveals Pearl's past as a top advertising jingle singer of the 1950s and 60s. Brian warms up to her, realizing where her pain comes from, and eventually she warms up to him too. He convinces Pearl to actually go outside, but she gets by a bus. While on her deathbed, Brian and Pearl share a fantasy intimate moment, but as they are about to kiss, she dies. Meanwhile, Peter grows a beard and learns that a swallow has nested inside it. He wants to shave it off but can't when he finds out the bird is an endangered species. Peter eventually grows attached to the bird and starts feeling maternal. Lois is finally able to convince Peter to let the bird fly away and also teaches Brian about moving on with his life after Pearl's death.

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Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 1
- No, I insist. I will make it my life's work... - We're fine. Drop it.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 2
Binary code is a computer language in which words are translated into zeroes and ones.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 3
01! 01!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 4
Hey, look at me. I'm a pole in a strip club! Oh!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 5
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 6
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 7
Richard Grieco would probably appreciate you more. Not take you for granted.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 8
- Brian? - Hey, Joe. How's it going?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 9
I'll meet you at The Drunken Clam. We'll tie one on.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 10
Hold on. Don't disguise his alcohol dependence as a ticket to self-realisation.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 11
Are you gonna listen to me?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 12
I wish you'd shave that thing. Beards are so ugly.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 13
In lieu of jail time, I sentence you to 100 hours of community service.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 14
- What are you doing for community service? - I got assigned to Outreach to the Elderly.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 15
Aha! So they do make bigger diapers!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 16
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 17
- You could have warned me. - OK. It's gonna burn like hell in 30 seconds.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 18
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 19
Lois, it's horrible. I was cleaning her house all day.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 20
- Other side. - Here?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 21
I'm Dr Goodman of the Quahog Ornithological Society,
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 22
I can't do that. Once the swallow has chosen its nesting place, it's illegal to disturb it.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 23
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 24
You're one phone call away from getting a human booster shot from a guy named Mali.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 25
- Shut up. - There's nothing I can do.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 26
We can all watch the movie. Shut up.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 27
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 28
You're a miserable, dried-up shut-in, trying to make everyone feel as bad as you do!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 29
Oh, thanks. And... you know, drop dead.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 30
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 31
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 32
Yet from 1945 to 1960, you couldn't turn on a radio or television
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 33
which, by today's standards, would be just under 49 billion dollars.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 34
That's "Habanera" from Carmen. Oh, I've never heard it sung so beautifully.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 35
- She's presumed dead. - My God. I said those awful things to her!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 36
Pearl, listen to me. I heard you sing.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 37
- You were sublime. - You... you liked my aria?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 38
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 39
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 40
A mother knows when it's time for her babies to leave the nest.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 41
Those wings, you angel. That was fantastic. That was so incredible.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 42
- I'm afraid. - I know. But I'll be with you.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 43
"You've got a lot to see
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 44
"Cos it's a family place with lots to do
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 45
"No one really knows, my dear lady friend
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 46
"But that's a fear that you can put to bed
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 47
"You've got a lot to see
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 48
- " Lots you may have missed - " Like Pee Wee and his famous wrist
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 49
"They'll treat you right unless you're black or gay or Cherokee
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 50
"You've got a lot to see

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Binary code is a computer language in which words are translated into zeroes and ones.
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01! 01!
#3
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 4
Hey, look at me. I'm a pole in a strip club! Oh!
#4
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 5 #5 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 6 #6 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 7
Richard Grieco would probably appreciate you more. Not take you for granted.
#7
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 8
- Brian? - Hey, Joe. How's it going?
#8
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 9
I'll meet you at The Drunken Clam. We'll tie one on.
#9
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 10
Hold on. Don't disguise his alcohol dependence as a ticket to self-realisation.
#10
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 11
Are you gonna listen to me?
#11
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 12
I wish you'd shave that thing. Beards are so ugly.
#12
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 13
In lieu of jail time, I sentence you to 100 hours of community service.
#13
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 14
- What are you doing for community service? - I got assigned to Outreach to the Elderly.
#14
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 15
Aha! So they do make bigger diapers!
#15
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- You could have warned me. - OK. It's gonna burn like hell in 30 seconds.
#17
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Lois, it's horrible. I was cleaning her house all day.
#19
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- Other side. - Here?
#20
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I'm Dr Goodman of the Quahog Ornithological Society,
#21
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I can't do that. Once the swallow has chosen its nesting place, it's illegal to disturb it.
#22
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You're one phone call away from getting a human booster shot from a guy named Mali.
#24
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 25
- Shut up. - There's nothing I can do.
#25
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We can all watch the movie. Shut up.
#26
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You're a miserable, dried-up shut-in, trying to make everyone feel as bad as you do!
#28
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 29
Oh, thanks. And... you know, drop dead.
#29
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Yet from 1945 to 1960, you couldn't turn on a radio or television
#32
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 33
which, by today's standards, would be just under 49 billion dollars.
#33
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 34
That's "Habanera" from Carmen. Oh, I've never heard it sung so beautifully.
#34
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 35
- She's presumed dead. - My God. I said those awful things to her!
#35
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 36
Pearl, listen to me. I heard you sing.
#36
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 37
- You were sublime. - You... you liked my aria?
#37
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A mother knows when it's time for her babies to leave the nest.
#40
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 41
Those wings, you angel. That was fantastic. That was so incredible.
#41
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 42
- I'm afraid. - I know. But I'll be with you.
#42
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 43
"You've got a lot to see
#43
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 44
"Cos it's a family place with lots to do
#44
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 45
"No one really knows, my dear lady friend
#45
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 46
"But that's a fear that you can put to bed
#46
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 47
"You've got a lot to see
#47
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 48
- " Lots you may have missed - " Like Pee Wee and his famous wrist
#48
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 17 (S03E17) - 49
"They'll treat you right unless you're black or gay or Cherokee
#49
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"You've got a lot to see
#50