Family Guy: Running Mates (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lois (voice of Alex Borstein) is running for school board president. Chris (voice of Seth Green) gets in trouble at school for peeking into the girls' locker room. When Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) goes to investigate, he runs into his favorite old teacher, Mr. Vargas. Vargas has been ordered to take mood-altering medication by the school board, and is no longer the lovable wacko Peter remembers. Peter urges him to give up the drugs. He does, and promptly gets fired for his erratic behavior. Peter decides to run against Lois for the school board, so he can reinstate his old teacher. "This will be even easier than running unopposed," says Lois, but Peter lets his competitiveness get the better of him and unleashes a few dirty tricks. Meanwhile, Stewie (MacFarlane) finds himself unaccountably missing Lois, and sings "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" to explain. At a televised debate, Peter attacks Lois for her personal habits, and accuses, "She freed Willie Horton. She nailed Donna Rice." Peter does a campaign ad in which he claims, "Lois Griffin is a slut," and uses a photo she gave him of herself in a nightie as his evidence. Peter's dirty tricks win him the election. His unique take on sex education, and his use of killer robots (straight out of Robocop) to handle school security win him accolades, but the dirty magazines he gave Chris come back to haunt him. This episode features the voice talents of Lee Majors and Dwight Schultz.

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