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The King Is Dead 

Lois becomes the director of the Quahog Player's Theatre, until Peter becomes producer and changes everything.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / God / William Shatner / Robert Kimble / Happy Go Lucky Co-Workers / Albert Einstein / Monkey #1 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Loretta Brown / Mexican #2 (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Sean Penn / Monkey #2 (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... (voice) (as Phil Lamarr)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


Lois gets the job of director for the Quahog community theater and decides to do a production of The King and I. Peter gets upset when he isn't chosen for a part, so Lois decides to make it up to him by naming him the producer. The changes that Peter then insists on create so much disruption for Lois, however, that she quits in anger and leaves him in charge. Free to express his own vision, Peter puts on a show that few will ever forget. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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Loretta Brown's hatred of Diane Simmons may stem back to Season One's "I Never Met The Dead Man", in which Simmons said on the air that she didn't like black people. See more »


During the off scene with Einstein. The patent office door says "Patent Office". This ought to be in German "Patentamt"; he worked in Bern (Switzerland, German speaking), at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property, the patent office, as an assistant examiner. See more »


Peter Griffin: [Lois has explained to Peter that he is a producer, not director] Then what am I supposed to do with my great ideas? Put them in a tub and clean myself with them? Because that's what soap is for, Lois.
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References Hello, Dolly! (1969) See more »


Anna Rules
Music by Walter Murphy
Lyrics by Craig Hoffman
Performed by Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, and the chorus
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The king died after season 2
28 August 2016 | by connorkabbesSee all my reviews

*Review Disclaimer: I originally watched this episode when I was like 12*

This may not be the best plot for a family guy episode. However, it does have the funniest cut away gags I believe in all of the show.

Like I said in the disclaimer, I watched this when I was 12. Nevertheless, I re-watched this episode recently and laughed just as hard like I was an immature kid all over again.

Simple plot: lois becomes director of The King and I Musical. Peter tries out but doesn't make the cut. Lois makes Peter "Producer" Peter screws up the whole show.

Tangent here, I'm honestly surprised at how mediocre the ratings of the first 2 seasons are. Especially when they have objectively the best jokes in the show.

Wraping up a review no one will see of a episode no one remembers from 14 years ago

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Release Date:

28 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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