Season 2, Episode 8  |  March 28th, 2000

I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar

Peter and the neighbors receive an advertisement in the mail, indicating that they will receive free boats if they attend a timeshare sales pitch. However, during a high-pressure sales interview, Peter trades the boat for the "mystery box", which turns out to contain tickets for a comedy club. At the club, Peter becomes drunk and attempts to tell jokes on stage. Before his brief performance, during which he mostly abuses the audience, he places his beer in his pocket upside-down, spilling it down his pants. The audience, amused that Peter looks like he wet himself, laughs hysterically, leading drunk Peter to believe they liked his jokes. Peter thus believes his humor to be a hit.

Continuing his hubris, Peter tells a sexist joke at his job at the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory that offends a female coworker named Sarah Bennet, whose lawyer, Gloria Ironbox (a parody of feminist lawyer Gloria Allred), offers to drop charges of sexual harassment if Peter goes to a sensitivity training program. It has no effect, however, so he is sent to a women's retreat. He continues to make insensitive comments until he endures pain comparable to childbirth (taking his bottom lip and stretching it behind his head, a reference to the same comparison used in a comedy bit related to Bill Cosby by Carol Burnett).

By the time he returns home, he has become very effeminate, prompting Chris to cry, "Oh my god, Dad's a chick!" At first, Lois appreciates Peter's new sensitive nature, but soon tires of it. In desperation, she asks Peter's friends for help. His friends try in vain to bring him back to normal like bringing him among his "fellow man." Cleveland takes Peter to a black convention where Peter publicly announces to all the men that they are the reason why there are wars, inciting them to chase him through the streets (they thought that he was a racist).

When Peter and Lois attend a women's gala, Gloria insults Lois by saying that because of her current lifestyle, it's the reason why Peter didn't respect women. She than says that her children are screwed. This result into a catfight between the two women, during which some of their clothes are ripped off. Back to normal, Peter pulls Lois out and they go home and have sex.

In This Episode (13 actors)

Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane

Peter Griffin

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Alex Borstein
Alex Borstein

Lois Griffin

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Seth Green
Seth Green

Chris Griffin

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Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis

Meg Griffin

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