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A Hero Sits Next Door 

Peter becomes very jealous, when his handi-capable new neighbor turns out to be the new star player on the toy company's softball team.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Butch Hartman (developer) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Tom Tucker / Game Show Host / Former Neighbor / Bingo Guy / Kevin / Asian Man / Black Player / Robber #1 / Hostage #3 / Cop (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Woman on Game Show / Woman / Calvin Klein Model #3 / Girl / Wonder Woman / Hostage #2 / Old Lady (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Calvin Klein Model #2 (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Mr. Weed (voice)
Butch Hartman Butch Hartman ... Various (voice)
Michelle Kwan ... Herself (voice)
Suzie Plakson ... Various (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Bonnie Swanson (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)
Wally Wingert ... The Grinch / Various (voice)
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Storyline

Peter gets in trouble at work when he accidentally injures the ringer his boss has hired for the company softball tournament. All seems lost until some new neighbors move in next door, and Peter sees that Joe, the husband, is a former softball champion. Peter invites him to come play, not noticing that Joe is in a wheelchair. Joe wins the game, however, and becomes the local hero. Peter starts feeling jealous of all the attention Joe gets, and plots a way to take back the spotlight. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the very first episode with Bonnie, she was a brunette, then later drawn with black hair. See more »

Goofs

When Joe arrives at the orphanage when he's telling his story, the sign changes position and the writing changes on it. See more »

Quotes

Brian: [mistaking a police scanner for a normal radio, during a crime report] Is it just me, or is rap music just getting lazier?
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Alternate Versions

On Season 1, Episode 5 - A Hero Sits Next Door, there is a scene that was removed from the DVD versions. When Lois stops the policeman from shooting Peter, it shows a kid coming out of a store and saying "Check it out, it's a John F. Kennedy PEZ dispenser!" The stray bullet hits the PEZ dispenser, and then the kid says "Oh... Good thing I still have my Bobby Kennedy PEZ dispenser." See more »

Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Not As Strong, But Still Pretty Good!
18 December 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The fifth episode in Season 1 is a rather funny episode, though it lacks the greatness of the first four episodes. Not to say I didn't like this episode. It just lacks a strong, central story and I was not drawn it as I should have been. But the pop culture references are strong and I loved the scene with the Grinch. Now that was pretty funny! We also get to meet The Griffin's new neighbors for the first time and I like what I see.

This episode, "A Hero Sits Next Door" is about how Peter injures his work's best softball player at practice so unless he does not want to get fired, he must find a suitable replacement. He does just that when he meets his new neighbor.....or does he?

Overall, this is a pretty good episode although it's probably the weakest one yet. It has great jokes, but not enough of a good story. I rate this episode 8/10.


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