Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the show's cold opening, a bumbling understudy assumes the role of Brian. Peter's (voice of Seth MacFarlane) birthday trip to Bob's Funland is ruined when he meets Bob Funland, the owner. It turns out that Peter pushed Bob around when they were in high school, but now he's jealous of Bob's success. Chris (voice of Seth Green) gives Peter a painting for his birthday, and it's spotted by a fancy Soho art dealer, who buys it for 5,000 dollars. Excited at the prospect of having some vicarious success through his son, Peter takes Chris to New York, where the art dealer tries to transform him into a downtown hipster, and renames him "Christabel." "Painting is the least important part of being an artist," he tells Chris. "You need an image." "Christabel" begins dating Kate Moss, and is told that if he wants to be successful, he can never see his no-class family again. His dreams thwarted, Peter begins trying to find a talent for Meg (voice of Mila Kunis) to pursue. The family's trip takes an upturn when Stewie (MacFarlane) runs into "heterosexual fashion designer Calvin Klein," and launches a modeling career. This episode features vocal cameos from Murphy Brown cast members Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Charles Kimbrough.