2x12 Fifteen Minutes of Shame
First Aired: Apr. 25, 2000 on FOX
Summary: Meg sets her family up on a talk show after they embarrass her during a slumber party. However, their wacky antics are seen on live television, and a network executive thinks they would make great reality TV. He gets Peter to sign a contract, that will make their lives a reality TV show…
Main Characters in this Episode
Peter: WHO ARE YOU CALLING UNCLE TOM?
Meg Griffin: Who are you?
Tom Arnold: We're the Griffins!
Meg Griffin: No you're not! You're Tom Arnold! And you're Fran Drescher, and you're... that fat guy from _Boogie Nights And you're the Olsen twins?
Mary Kate Olsen: Blast! Damn you all! Victory is mine!
Ashley Olsen: Who's leg do you have to hump to get a dry Martini around here?
Fran Drescher: Oh Peter, you promised me you wouldn't drink at the stag party.
Lois Griffin: Ugh, I do not sound like that. Oh, this is terrible. We're the laughing stock of the town and we lost our daughter!
- Goof (continuity error): Peter falls through the stairs and is trapped. Next he is in the bedroom having splinters removed with Meg complaining, when we pan down to the slumber party the stairs are intact.
- Goof (revealing mistake): While walking into Quagmire's kitchen, Meg's toothbrush disappears from her left hand in one frame.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Chris puts on the Reagan mask, Chris is seen laughing, but cannot be heard doing so.
- Goof (factual errors): At the end of the episode, when Peter is holding the Bible, the title of the book is on the wrong side. This is because the show is animated in Korea, where they read right to left, rather than left to right. Mentioned on the commentary.
- Goof (continuity error): As revealed by DVD commentary, the Korean animators often draw books to read right to left instead of left to right.
- Peter using a "Madame puppet" is a parody of the "Wayland Flowers and Madame" act from the 1960s and 70s.
- The title is based on the quote by the late artist Andy Warhol ("In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.") about the flighty tastes of people and popular culture.
- First voice appearance of Dee Bradley Baker in a Seth MacFarlane show. Baker would later become a regular in a MacFarlane show, voicing Klaus in American Dad!.
- On the Volume One DVD set, the description claims that there is a subplot in which Meg becomes a nanny to the Von Trapp children, but there is no such subplot in any version.
- First appearance of Mayor Adam West.