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Season 3  "From Method to Madness"  3x18

Aired 17 years ago - Jan 24, 2002

When Brian expresses his interest in theatre, Lois tells him to try out for the Quahog School of Performing Arts. During the audition, Brian turns in a mediocre performance and is dismissed by the judges. Stewie, determined to get Brian a second chance, throws a melodramatic fit. The teachers, impressed with Stewie's theatrics, enroll him in the rising stars program. Stewie doesn't realize he is struggling at the school until he overhears his teachers discussing how he and Olivia, the school's most promising but overly haughty student. will be asked to leave if they don't shine in the quarterly review. Stewie tells Olivia that they must put on the performance of a lifetime or they'll get kicked out, and their routine is a hit. Stewie and Olivia become fast friends, but the harmony ends when competition, pressure and fast-fame set in. Olivia walks off the stage mid-routine, leaving Stewie to finish the performance. Stewie takes his act solo, but is booed everywhere he goes. Meanwhile Meg finally gets a boyfriend, a boy from an all-American family. There's only one problem with this family though - they're nudists.

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Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 1
Well, just so you know, it was good, but I was also being generous.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 2
- We must be early. - Nonsense. You're right on time.
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- What am I doing? Come here! - Watch my hands, Lois.
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- What do you got? - I've got Busch.
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- Boobies! - Did you hear me, young man?
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- Break a leg up there, Brian. - You seem awfully enthusiastic.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 8
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- Thank you. Next. - Next?
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But it was wasted. Wasted on all of you!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 11
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 12
OK, Stewie, I'll give you a solo exercise.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 13
Now fast-forward. It's your first day of school. You're alone and scared.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 14
Madder. Madder!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 15
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 16
I've never heard anyone reference that outside the programme before.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 17
to come up with a joke like that all by yourself.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 18
- Meg? - Jeff! Wow, hey!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 19
I'd better go. So, um... would you wanna do something sometime?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 20
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 21
Thank you. Thank you very...
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 22
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 23
Stewie Griffin is also on the fence. If he and Olivia don't deliver at their reviews,
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 24
I'll spare you the details, but the phrase "garden variety" appears a number of times.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 25
Linda Evans, we have a spill in aisle 9. Linda Evans, a spill in aisle 9.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 26
- Kids, we're home. - Hello, Mr and Mrs Griffin.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 27
- You wanna sit down? - Wait a second. Don't sit down yet.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 28
How could you bring that naked kid to our house?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 29
Don't you hate that?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 30
Legitimate theatre, musical, stand-up, ventriloquism, magic, mime.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 31
- " Who's got the sweetest man in town? - " You do
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 32
"Who's got the greatest love in the world?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 33
- " Who's got the gal with all the snazz? - " You do
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 34
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No secrets. I wanna share Stewie and Olivia with the world.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 36
Sure, Lois. Look at Elroy Jetson. He was a child actor and he turned out fine.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 37
"Thank goodness I've got you
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 38
It was a good crowd. They didn't notice you missed that F sharp.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 39
Like this. Listen to me.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 40
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 41
Lead with strength, put your best foot forward, et cetera, et cetera.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 42
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 43
Hey! Why is everybody else naked?
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 44
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 45
People, stop this craziness!
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 46
You're one to talk. You've been stuffing your diaper since day one.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 47
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I don't know, Stewie. Without Olivia, this act is like Fire Island after Labor Day: Over.
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 49
"And a pocketful of miracles, pocketful of miracles
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 50
It's not easy living with my family. Bunch of characters, they are.

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- We must be early. - Nonsense. You're right on time.
#2
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- What am I doing? Come here! - Watch my hands, Lois.
#3
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 4
- What do you got? - I've got Busch.
#4
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 5 #5 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 6
- Boobies! - Did you hear me, young man?
#6
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 7
- Break a leg up there, Brian. - You seem awfully enthusiastic.
#7
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 8 #8 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 9
- Thank you. Next. - Next?
#9
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But it was wasted. Wasted on all of you!
#10
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OK, Stewie, I'll give you a solo exercise.
#12
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 13
Now fast-forward. It's your first day of school. You're alone and scared.
#13
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 14
Madder. Madder!
#14
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I've never heard anyone reference that outside the programme before.
#16
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 17
to come up with a joke like that all by yourself.
#17
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 18
- Meg? - Jeff! Wow, hey!
#18
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 19
I'd better go. So, um... would you wanna do something sometime?
#19
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Thank you. Thank you very...
#21
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Stewie Griffin is also on the fence. If he and Olivia don't deliver at their reviews,
#23
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 24
I'll spare you the details, but the phrase "garden variety" appears a number of times.
#24
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 25
Linda Evans, we have a spill in aisle 9. Linda Evans, a spill in aisle 9.
#25
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 26
- Kids, we're home. - Hello, Mr and Mrs Griffin.
#26
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 27
- You wanna sit down? - Wait a second. Don't sit down yet.
#27
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 28
How could you bring that naked kid to our house?
#28
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 29
Don't you hate that?
#29
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 30
Legitimate theatre, musical, stand-up, ventriloquism, magic, mime.
#30
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 31
- " Who's got the sweetest man in town? - " You do
#31
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 32
"Who's got the greatest love in the world?
#32
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 33
- " Who's got the gal with all the snazz? - " You do
#33
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No secrets. I wanna share Stewie and Olivia with the world.
#35
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 36
Sure, Lois. Look at Elroy Jetson. He was a child actor and he turned out fine.
#36
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 37
"Thank goodness I've got you
#37
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 38
It was a good crowd. They didn't notice you missed that F sharp.
#38
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 39
Like this. Listen to me.
#39
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 40 #40 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 41
Lead with strength, put your best foot forward, et cetera, et cetera.
#41
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 42 #42 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 43
Hey! Why is everybody else naked?
#43
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People, stop this craziness!
#45
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 46
You're one to talk. You've been stuffing your diaper since day one.
#46
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 47 #47 Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 48
I don't know, Stewie. Without Olivia, this act is like Fire Island after Labor Day: Over.
#48
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 49
"And a pocketful of miracles, pocketful of miracles
#49
Recap of Family Guy Season 3 Episode 18 (S03E18) - 50
It's not easy living with my family. Bunch of characters, they are.
#50