5x18 Meet the Quagmires
First Aired: May. 20, 2007 on FOX
Summary: Death grants Peter's wish of going back in time to be 18 again just for one night so that he can sow his wild oats. In 1984, he bails on a date with Lois to go to a bar and make out with a movie actress, but when he returns to the present, he discovers that he is now married to the former…
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Well, Rusty, looks like we're gonna eat our way out of another jam.
Man: I didn't like any of that.
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): At the country club dance, when Brian starts playing 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley, the year is 1984, but it wasn't released until 1987. But Brian comes from modern times, so he has knowledge of the song. This is a direct reference to the scene in Back to the Future in which Marty McFly plays a heavy metal version of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" in a 1950s school dance.
- Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Brian is playing in the band at the dance and looks at the photograph, the guitar can still be heard though he isn't playing it at that moment.
- Goof (anachronisms): Peter gets sent back to the Summer of 1984. The Axel F. Theme from Beverly Hills Cop, which Peter dances to and "sings along" with in the club wasn't released until the following winter.
- Goof (anachronisms): Zapped! came out in 1982, not 1984 (the year the flashbacks take place) as Lois states.
- Goof (continuity error): When Peter gets sent back in time for the first time, he is approached by Cleveland. When he gets sent back the second time, Death states that this is the exact date and time as when he got sent back before, although he is approached by 18-year old Lois first.
- Meg, Stewie, and Chris have no speaking parts in this episode, aside from the scenes in which they are depicted as Quagmire's children.
- During the dinner with Quagmire in the alternate present time line, Lois references Mad TV. Alex Borstein, who voices Lois, was a regular on Mad TV for years.